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Goddess Sucharita Saraswati – Sri Sucharita Saraswati Devi

Goddess Sucharita is a form of Goddess Saraswati that is invoked by devotees to attain insight and understanding. It is believed that praying to this key aspect of Goddess Saraswati during Navratri will help students and professionals in their attempt to garner knowledge. A section of scholars are of the view that the knowledge regarding the concept of Sri Sucharita Saraswati Devi is lost as little is known about this aspect and there are currently no written records. Goddess Sucharita Saraswati is today popularized by some ashrams in South India, who claim to have discovered knowledge of this aspect. Today, Goddess Sucharita Saraswati is worshipped during Navratri festival (September – October) in South India by some people. The pujas, rituals and mantras are only performed by some ashrams.

Book – A Journey through the Lands and Legends of Krishna

The book 'Krishna: A Journey through the Lands and Legends of Krishna by Dev Prasad is a journey through places that has become holy in modern world due to the time spent by Sri Krishna in these places during his stay on earth among humans. The places that are covered are Brij Bhoomi (Vrindavan and Mathura), Dwarka etc. The author makes an honest attempt to cover the places that was made holy by Sri Krishna during his presence of 125 years on Earth.  The stories associated with each places is also explained in nutshell. Another highlight is the photographs of important places. A Journey through the Lands & Legends of Krishna By Dev Prasad Published by Jaico Books Price – Rs 295/-

Sabarimala Temple October 2017 Monthly Puja – Opening and Closing Dates

SabarimalaTemple opens on the first of every Malayalam month for five days for the monthly poojas. Thousands of Ayyappa devotees make use of this opportunity to visit the Sabarimala shrine to have a hassle free darshan. In October 2017, SabarimalaAyyappaTemple will open on October 16 and will close on October 21 for Thula Masam Puja.

Sri Chitira Attam Thirunnal puja will also be held in this month on October 18, 2016.

Note – Next month in Malayalam calendar is the Vrischika Masam and the Sabarimala Shrine opens for two month long – Mandala Makaravilaku pujas (November 16, 2017 to January 20, 2018.

The main pilgrimage season at Sabarimala shrine is during the Mandala Makaravilakku season (November – January). The period witnesses heavy rush of devotees to the hill shrine.

Thousands of devotees in order to avoid the rush choose the monthly opening period to visit the shrine. There are also several Ayyappa devotees who make it point to visit the shrine every month. The shrine remains open…

Swami Vivekananda on the True Meaning of Non-attachment

The man who gives up living in houses, wearing fine clothes, and eating good food, and goes into the desert, may be a most attached person. His only possession, his own body, may become everything to him; and as he lives he will be simply struggling for the sake of his body. Nonattachment does not mean anything that we may do in relation to our external body; it is all in the mind. The binding link of ‘I and mine’ is in the mind. If we have not this link with the body and with the things of the senses, we are nonattached, wherever and whatever we may be. A man may be on a throne and perfectly nonattached; another man may be in rags and still very much attached. Swami Vivekananda

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