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Goddess Kaumari – Kowmari or Goddess Kumari

Goddess Kaumari, or Goddess Kowmari, is on of the seven mother goddesses in Hinduism. The seven mother goddesses are known as Sapta Matrikas or Sapta Matris. Goddess Kaumari is the female energy of Lord Kumar (Muruga or Kartik). She is also referred as Goddess Kumari. She symbolically represents valor and courage.Goddess Kaumari takes her name and attributes from Lord Skanda or Subrahmanya or Murga. She uses the same weapon and vehicle of Lord Kartik.Goddess Kaumari has four hands and she carries a small vel (lance) and flag in two hands. Two hands are in Abhaya and Varatha posture.Her vehicle or Vahana is a peacock and she is believed to reside under a fig tree.She is usually depicted as having Kumkum body color – red color. In some texts she is described as having six faces and twelve arms. Lord Kartik is also depicted as having six faces as he was born as six different babies and was later joined by Goddess Parvati.

Kanyakumari Devi Temple Online Virtual Tour – 360 degree View of Kannayakumari Amman Temple

KannayakumariAmmanTemple located at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is one of the popular temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti. Goddess is worshipped here into form of a Kanya or Virgin. Online virtual tour of the temple is provided by Dinamalar. In the online virtual tour you can get a 360 degree panoramic view of the temple from several locations inside and outside the temple. The images used are of high quality.
You can view the Virtual Tour of Kannayakumari Amman Temple here -
Click on the image for the Virtual Tour of Kannayakumari Amman Temple. Click on the red arrow within the image to take the tour of the temple.If you are using a slow internet connection then it might take time to load the image. If you are using Internet Explorer 6 browser then you might not be able to view the image. You may also like to read 360 degree view of Rameshwaram Temple Brihadeshwara Temple Virtual Tour Online virtual tour of Madurai Meenakshi temple Online virtual tour of Kollur Mookambika temple – Single im…

Swami Pura or Kalari Pura Where Lord Ayyappa Took Marital Art Lessons

Lord Ayyappa is believed to have taken lessons in Kalaripayattu – a traditional martial art of Kerala – as young boy from Kalari Gurukkal of Cheerappanchira family at Swami Pura or Kalari Pura at Muhamma in Alappuzha District in Kerala. The Pura, or the small hut, where the Kalari lessons where taught is still being preserved in its original form by the present generation of the family. Devotees who arrive at the Swami Pura also visit the MukkalvattamSwamyAyyappaTemple nearby.Express Buzz writes about this unique place associated with Lord AyyappaWith another Sabarimala season under way, the Cherappanchira family, which owns the Pura, have decided to renovate it so as to provide better facilities for pilgrims who visit it on their way to Sabarimala."The renovation plans include landscaping, boundary protection, an Ayurvedic garden, a prayer-cum-spiritual seminar hall-cum-auditorium, an 'annadaana centre', Navagraha Pooja facility, bath, cloakroom & comfort stations fo…

Download Bhagavad Gita Audio in English in MP3 for Free

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Audio in English in Audio format for free is provided by Swami Shri Adgadanad Ji’s of Yatharth Geeta. This downloadable English Language Bhagawad Geeta is strictly for personal use. You can only download the eighteen chapters separately and not as a single MP3 file. Sometimes a single chapter has three or four mp3 files.
You will have to download several files to get the complete Bhagavad Gita with commentary in English. The best option will be to download a single file and listen to it and if you like you can opt to download the rest of them.
You can download the Bhagavad Gita Audio in English in MP3 format from this link – Download Bhagavad Gita in English in MP3.

Swami Chinmayananda Quotes on the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is a piece of art of strange beauty and its stands apart from everything else, in a class all by itself. It is liquid poetry expounding solid philosophy. In the lucidity of its meter it crystallizes some of the rarest gems of moral and spiritual values. Its breezy discourses have a firm style. The fluidity of its eloquence falls like merciful rain upon every broken personality, making it whole by its magic touch. It is not a book of science, and yet, it is very scientific in its approach to the theme. It has not the airy nothingness of familiar philosophical discourses, and yet, all philosophies seem to meet within its ample stretch. Swami ChinmayanandaToday is Gita Jayanti – the day when Lord Krishna narrated the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna.

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