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Goddess Kamalaja – Hindu Goddess Kamalaja Devi

Goddess Kamalaja, is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti, and in this form she is believed to have helped Shiva in fighting Demon Tripurasura. Goddess Lakshmi is also referred as Goddess Kamalaja especially when she is associated with the Vasudeva Kamalaja. Vasudeva Kamalaja is half man - half woman incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu (Ardha Nari Vishnu), which is mentioned in texts associated with Hindu culture in Nepal. Here Vasudeva is Vishnu and Kamalaja is Goddess Lakshmi.Temples dedicated to Goddess Kamalaja Devi as an incarnation of Goddess Parvati is found at BhimashankarTemple dedicated to Shiva in Maharashtra. Another popular temple dedicated to the Goddess is found near the Lonar Cater in Maharashtra.Goddess Kamalaja Devi is worshipped on Tuesdays.The popular belief is that this incarnation of Goddess Shakti got the name Kamalaja as Brahma used to worship Her with Kamal or lotus flowers.

Amma’s Tales – Retelling Indian Traditional Stories for Children

Amma’s Tales is the main title of a series of books which retell lesser known Indian traditional stories in an innovative method for children. The stories are taken from Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranas. The ancient tales are reintroduced for children by Hema Vaidyanathan and colorful illustrations help in narration. For example the latest book in the Amma’s Tales is titled Tail Tales – the book contains three stories from the Ramayana in which Bali is the central figure. The common factor in three stories is the tail of Vali. The first book was titled - Tale of how and why You can find more details about the books and buy the book online here at the official website of Amma’s Tales.

Swami Rama Tirtha Thoughts and Quotes

Wisdom has been defined as knowing what one ought to do next. Virtue is doing it.Everything in this world moves rhythmically, and the Law of periodicity governs all phenomena.Men are not influenced by things, but by their thoughts about things.The religion, which is not tolerant or liberal enough to preach love, and live in peace with others, is no religion. It is simple immorality, narrow-mindedness, orthodoxy, and bigotry.Swami Rama Tirtha