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Goddess Dhishana in Vedas – About Vedic Deity Dhishana

Dhishana is a goddess mentioned in the Rig Veda. She is associated with nourishment especially that of butter and milk. She is mentioned along with the preparation of Soma. The term Dhishana means auspicious or wealthy. She is also believed to be the Goddess of abundance and prosperity.

As per some scholars she is the personified form of the vessel of plenty.

She was also a wish-goddess, on who is propitiated for the fulfillment of wishes.

As per some scholars she accords strength, intelligence and Indrahood. The power of thunderbolt was also provided by her.
Dhishana is also one of the numerous names of Goddess of Speech.

Sudarshana Chakra of Vishnu is the Main Deity Worshipped in Mangalam Anjumoorthy Temple in Kerala

Sudarshana Chakra of Vishnu as the main deity is very rare. One such rare temple is the Anjumoorthy Temple located at Mangalam near Vadakkencherry in Kerala. The temple is located around 8 km from Vadakkencherry on the way to Palakkad. A kilometer off the National Highway 47.


Sudharshana Chakra, the main Prathista in this temple, is believed to the Swayambhu, not human made but that which appeared due to divine intervention.

Legend has it that Sage Kashyapa was on his way to install the murti of Vishnu in a place not far from the present Anjumoorthy Temple. When he reached the present Anjumoorthy Temple, he happened to see a pond and realized the presence of Vaishnava Durga. He saw a murti of dancing Durga on the banks of the pond and installed it in the present Anjumoorthy Temple. This murti can be seen today behind the main sanctum sanctorum.

Now Sage Kashyapa was late for the installation ceremony of the murti of Vishnu in the nearby temple. Vishnu became angry and let out his Sud…

I am boundless space – The world is a clay pot – This is the truth – Ashtavakra Gita

You are really unbound and action-less, self-illuminating and spotless already. The cause of your bondage is that you are still resorting to stilling the mind.

You are unconditioned and changeless, formless and immovable, unfathomable awareness, imperturbable – such conscious is un-clinging.

You are not bound by anything. What does a pure person like you need to renounce? Putting the complex organism to rest, you can go to your rest.

For I have no bounds. I am Shiva. Nothing arises in me. In who nothing is single. Nothing is double. Nothing is. Nothing is not. What more is there to say?

I am boundless space. The world is a clay pot. This is the truth. There is nothing to accept. Nothing to reject. Nothing to dissolve.

Related Ashtavakra Gita in English in pdf format

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 1, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, April 1, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the dark phase of moon till 3:46 AM on April 1. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 1, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good date after 2:15 PM.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 9:37 AM on April 1. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 2:17 PM on April 1. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 3:52 PM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Dhanu Rashi till 8:23 P…

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