Day 4: This day of Navratri has a great importance as Maa Kushmanda is worshipped on this particular day. She is the fourth form of Maa Durga and this day is purely dedicated to Maa Kushmanda.
'Kushmanda' is the sanskrit name of the Maa which means Ku - little, Ushma - energy or light and Anda - egg. It is believed that when Prabhu Vishnu started creating this universe then there was darkness all around then a formless light spread everywhere when she
After the wedding of Shiva and Maa Parvati was fixed, Lord Shiva reached King Himavan's palace to marry Maa Parvati, her mother, Maina Devi, fainted looking at his unconventional avatar. Shiva had a snake around his neck, his hair was unkempt, and
his marriage procession comprised ghosts, sages, goblins, and ghouls. Then, Maa Parvati took the form of Maa Chandraghanta and prayed to Shiva, who then appeared as a charming Prince. The two got married afterwards.
When Mahagauri started wearing a half Chandra on her forehead,
Shailputri is the first among the 9 forms of Maa Durga who are worshiped throughout the 9 days of Navratri festival. Each day of this festival is dedicated to the one form of Durga and first day is
Devi Shailputri is worshiped just after the Ghatasthapana process.
Mata Shailputri looks like this:
• Half Moon on the forehead
• Trident in right hand
• Lotus in left hand
• Mounted on Nandi, the bull
The Budhanilkantha temple is home to a 1400 years old statue of Prabhu Vishnu in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is a unique temple to Vishnu, a one of its kind, something unlike what we had seen earlier. The unique Sleeping Vishnu statue of the Budhanilkantha
Temple has many myths and legends associated with its origin, which add to the Budhanilkantha temple mystery.
There is a very interesting story about how the Statue of Vishnu was discovered. Legend has it that a farmer and his wife were ploughing their land when the
Do you know.. why one should not worship Mahadev with Ketaki flowers?
Bhagwan Shiva is extremely fond of white colour and this is why white flowers are most commonly used while worshipping him. Yet, there is a flower that is white and beautiful, but
offering it to Shiva is prohibited. This flower is known as “Ketaki”. There is a legend behind not offering Ketaki flowers to Mahadev.
According to a legend, there was once a dispute between Bhagwan Brahma, the creator of the universe, and Prabhu Vishnu, the
Sep 20 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Why Bhagwan Balaji has camphor on his chin?
The story says that the famous Vaishnav saint Ramanuja once asked his son Ananthashwar to raise a flower garden for Bhagwan Venkatesh in Tirumala, the abode of Bhagwan Venkatesh.Ananthashwar abided by
the request of his father went upon raising a flower and fruit garden for his Bhagwan.
He took the help of his wife who was pregnant…she found it difficult to do the manual labor from time to time. Bhagwan Venkatesh…saw the trouble of Ananthashwar’s wife…he took the
The Kalaram Temple is an old Hindu shrine dedicated to Rama in the Panchavati area of Nashik city in Maharashtra. The temple derives its name from a black statue of Lord Rama. The literal translation of kalaram is "black Rama". The sanctum sanctorum also houses
the statues of the goddess Sita and the god Lakshmana.
The original temple of Lord Rama was very old, estimated to be of the Rashtrakuta Period from 7th to 11th centuries. It was destroyed by Muslim rulers and it remained in demolished condition. However,
Sep 13 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
I grew up in Bombay, not Mumbai.
Regardless of the weather, our dinner time was at 8:00 PM and bed time was 10:30.
Eating out at a restaurant was a huge deal, a rarity actually; that only happened when it was a birthday or an occasion to celebrate.
There was no such thing as fast food every other day, and having a bottle of soft drinks and an ice-cream from the local shop was a real treat. Pass your final exams and you might have gotten a new set of clothes, or Bata shoes.
You took your school clothes off as
Sep 12 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
Have you heard about a vegetarian 🐊 in a temple?
Babiya, Kerala's 'vegetarian' crocodile who lives in a temple pond and loves rice. The Sri Anandapadmanabha Swamy temple in Kasaragod claims that she eats only the prasadam that is fed to her by an employee twice a day.
This lake temple in a small village called Ananthapura, in Kasaragod district. The temple is known as the moolasthanam, the original source, of the Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram.
They believe Babiya is a messenger of Lord Padmanabhan himself.
Kanhopatra was a daughter of a rich prostitute and courtesan named Shama or Shyama, who lived in the town of Mangalvedha, near Pandharpur. Shama was uncertain about the identity of Kanhopatra's father, but suspected that
it was the town's head-man Sadashiva Malagujar. Kanhopatra spent her childhood in the palatial house of her mother, served by several maids, but because of her mother's profession, Kanhopatra's social status was demeaningly low.
Tulsi Maa who was a devotee of God Mahavishnu. Once she came across Ganesha who was meditating in a beautiful garden surrounded by fragrant trees. Ganesha was resplendent wearing a yellow garment
and sandal paste smeared all over the body. Tulsi was highly enamoured by Ganesha's pleasing look and requested him to marry her.
Ganesh said he was in fact leading the life of a Brahmacharya and an ascetic and cannot even think of marriage since it would
Sep 8 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Onam celebrates the homecoming of the legendary King Mahabali. Mahabali, despite being a demon king, was said to be generous and benevolent. His rule is likened to the golden era. Because of this, his return every year is so widely celebrated.
It is said that Mahabali defeated the gods and took over the three worlds. This made gods resent him and urge Lord Vishnu to help them in their fight against the demon king. Mahabali was a devotee of Lord Vishnu and the god found it difficult to take sides in the battle.
💠 *स्वर्ग* में सब कुछ हैं लेकिन *मौत* नहीं है,
*गीता* में सब कुछ हैं लेकिन *झूठ* नहीं है,
*दुनिया* में सब कुछ हैं लेकिन किसी को *सुकून* नहीं है,
आज के इंसान में सब कुछ हैं लेकिन सब्र नहीं है।
राजा भोज ने कवि कालीदास से दस सर्वश्रेष्ठ सवाल किए..
1- दुनिया में भगवान की सर्वश्रेष्ठ रचना क्या है ?
उत्तर - ''मां''
2 - सर्वश्रेष्ठ फूल कौन सा है ?
उत्तर - "कपास का फूल"
3 - सर्वश्र॓ष्ठ सुगंध कौनसी है ?
Sep 3 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
Thirunallar is a small town in Karaikal, in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Thirunallar contains the shrine of Lord Sani (Saturn), Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple within the temple dedicated to Lord Darbharanyeswaran, a form of Lord Shiva.
Legends says that the legendary King Nala was relieved of his afflictions caused by the malefic influence of Planet Saturn or due to Shani Dosha, after worshipping at Thirunallar Saniswaran Temple and taking a holy dip in the temple tank. The sacred temple tank is named Nalan
Aug 30 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
What are the 8 supernatural powers(siddhi) and 9 divine treasures(nidhi) granted by Maa Sita to Lord Hanuman?
Ashta siddhi nava nidhi ke data, asa bara dinha janaki Mata
1. Anima: Ability to reduce one’s size 2.Mahima: Ability to increase one’s size 3. Garima: Ability to become heavier 4. Laghima: Ability to become lighter 5. Prapti : Ability to Obtain anything 6. Prakamaya: Ability to fulfill your desires 7. Isitva : Lordship over creation 8. Vasitva: Control over everything
Aug 29 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Dance is a divine art form. India was always been a land with diverse art firms and each of them unique in itself. One of the dance form happens to be Tandava. Tandava is regarded as a celestial dance which is supposed to be performed by Lord Shiva. Shiva’s
Tandava is regarded as the source of cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. The name Tandava comes from ‘Tandu’ who was an attendant of Lord Shiva, who instructed Bharata to use Angaharas and Karanas modes of the dance. Karana is the combination of the hand gestures
Aug 26 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Sri Chakra Mahameru, at the Pashupatinath Temple. It accommodates a three-dimensional pyramid at the temple which while considered from the pinnacle, takes the shape of Sri Chakra. Devotees agree with that in case you worship the Devi with
Sri Chakra, it is equal to worshipping the ultimate pressure. The serene and colorful ambience of the temple attracts many vacationers every year. The fundamental sanctum sanctorum is made from white marble along with paved pathways and includes a
Aug 24 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
*🌹🌹🙏में और मेरे कृष्णा🙏🌹🌹*
*कभी सूरदास ने एक स्वप्न देखा था कि रुक्मिणी और राधिका मिली हैं और एक दूजे पर न्योछावर हुई जा रही हैं।
सोचता हूँ, कैसा होगा वह क्षण जब दोनों ठकुरानियाँ मिली होंगी। दोनों ने प्रेम किया था।
एक ने बालक कन्हैया से, दूसरे ने राजनीतिज्ञ कृष्ण से। एक को अपनी मनमोहक बातों के जाल में फँसा लेने वाला कन्हैया मिला था, और दूसरे को मिले थे सुदर्शन चक्र धारी, महायोद्धा कृष्ण।
कृष्ण राधिका के बाल सखा थे, पर राधिका का दुर्भाग्य था कि उन्होंने कृष्ण को
Aug 23 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
The deity who came from Madhavendra Puri, Lord Shrinathji there is a holy place Nathdwara. To take his darshan, people come from distant places. Some devotees come to do some devotional services to shrinathji. They decorate HIM beautifully with diamonds from top to
bottom. So once the thief thought of robbing all the jewelleries from the deity. Since nobody will be there in the night and also there were no security system during those days, he thought of robbing during the night.
1) Krishna was born *5252 years ago* 2) Date of *Birth* : *18th July,3228 B.C* 3) Month : *Shravan* 4) Day : *Ashtami* 5) Nakshatra : *Rohini* 6) Day : *Wednesday* 7) Time : *00:00 A.M.* 8) Shri Krishna *lived 125 years, 08 months & 07 days.* 9) Date of *Death* : *18th February 3102BC.* 10) When Krishna was *89 years old*; the Mega War *(Kurukshetra War)* took place. 11) He died *36 years after the Kurukshetra War.* 12) Kurukshetra War was *started