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Goddess Lajja Gauri

Lajja Gauri is an important manifestation of Mother Goddess (Shakti) and in this is form today she is mainly worshipped by Shakti worshippers and Tantrics. Lajja Gauri has a lotus head and her legs are shown as raised – in giving birth form. Thus she is fertility goddess. Symbolically this form of Mother Goddess indicates that all that is living and nonliving was born from her. She is life, creativity and abundance. This form was widely worshipped till the 13th century. Images quite similar to Lajja Gauri have been unearthed from Harappa indicating that this form of Mother Goddess was worshipped from ancient times.  Many scholars are also of the view that Lajja Gauri has close similarities to Aditi – the Mother Goddess mentioned in the Rig Veda. Most modern stories associated with Lajja Gauri equate her with Goddess Parvati. In these stories, Shiva tests Her modesty and a shy Goddess Parvati bows down her head or is replaced with lotus. These stories seem to be an attempt by modern Hind…

Aum Clipart for Microsoft Office – Download Om image for free

Aum is one of the most popular Hindu symbols. OM is also one of the most widely used clipart Hindu symbol in Microsoft office documents and other presentations. You can now download Aum in different styles from Microsoft office for free. You can also add them to your clipart images. Currently there are five different images for download.
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He is formless and with form and many are His forms which no one knows - Sri Ramakrishna Thoughts

Two persons were hotly disputing as to the color of a chameleon. One said, ‘The chameleon on the palm tree is of a beautiful red color.’ The other, contradicting him, said, ‘You are mistaken, the chameleon is not red but blue.’ Not being able to settle the matter by arguments, both went to the person who always lived under that tree and had watched the chameleon in all its phases of color. One of them said, “Sir, is not the chameleon on that tree of a red color?’ The person replied ‘Yes, it is.’ The other disputant said, ‘I am sure it is not red, it is blue.’ The person said ‘Yes, it is.’ The person who resided under the tree knew that chameleon is an animal that constantly changes its color. The Sat-Chit-Ananda likewise has countless forms. The devotee who has seen God in one aspect only, knows Him in that aspect alone. But he who has seen Him in manifold aspects is alone in a position to say, “All these forms are of one God and God is multiform.’ He is formless and with form and many …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 31, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 31, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi – 14th day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi for the full day on May 31, 2011. Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day of the waning phase of moon ends at 1:17 AM midnight on June 1, 2011. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 11:30 AM. Then onwards it is Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatra Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi till 5:54. Afterwards it is Vrishaba Rasi. Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shiv Chaturdasi Vrat. Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat second day. Monthly Shivratri Vrat. Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day of the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day of the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar…

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