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Story of Rama and Demon Khara in Ramayana - Brother Of Surpanakha

Story of Rama and demon Khara is the direct result of Lakshman nipping the nose of Rakshasi Surpanakha at Panchvati Ashram in Dandaka forest in the Ramayana. Khara was one of the brothers of Surpanakha as per Aranya Kanda. He ruled the Janasthana region – majority of the Rakshasas lived here. To avenge the bodily harm and insult meted out to Surpanakha, Khara orders 14 of his fiercest warriors to bring the dead body of Rama and Lakshman.
The 14 warriors were vanquished in less than 14 minutes by Sri Ram.


Rama who knew that more trouble was in store asked Lakshman to take Mata Sita to a safe cave and stand guard.
Then Khara himself appears at Panchavati with his commander in chief Dushana and 14,000 rakshasa army.
Devas and Rishis gathered up in the skies to witness the battle.
Rama stood before an army of 14,002 demons.
On sighting Rama, the demons started hurling their weapons at him. Bhagvan replied an arrow for an arrow. Each arrow of Rama killed a demon.
The speed with which ar…

Skanda Mantra – Benefits Of Skanda Mantra Chanting on Skanda Sashti

Skanda Mantra is dedicated to Kartik, son of Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The mantra is chanted on the sixth day of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha Sashti) – this day is known as Skanda sashti. The benefits of chanting Skanda mantra including overcoming all kinds of fears in life. Skanda Mantraॐस्कन्दायखड्गधरायनमः॥
ॐशारवाना-भावायानम:
ज्ञानशक्तिधरास्कंदावल्लीईकल्याणासुंदरा
देवसेनामन: कांताकार्तिकेयानामोस्तुते
सुब्रहमणयायानम How to Chant Skanda Mantra? The mantra should be chanted early morning after taking bath.Sit facing east.Light lamp using cow ghee. Put some whole coriander in the ghee.The dhoop or agarbatti should be of Tagar flowersOffer yellow color flowersOffer SindhoorOffer seasonal fruits.Then the mantra should be chanted 108 timesVisiting Kartik temple is considered auspicious. If there is no Skanda temple then one can visit a Shiva temple. Benefits of Skanda MantraCourageFearlessnessThose having issues while sleeping alone and with darkness will find relief.Good for peopl…

One Rupee Coin Totka Performed By Some Hindu Communities

In Kali Yuga, the present age, as per Hinduism Teachings human beings will do anything for the fulfillment of their desires. They will believe in all kinds of superstition and false deities. One rupee coin totka is performed by some Hindu communities who face constant problems in house – especially accidents and repairs. Totka is a small process performed to overcome difficulties in life by Hindus.

If a person in the house is facing health issues constantly then take some sendha namak in a bowl and place a one rupee coin atop it. Circle the bowl seven times around the person and throw the salt and coin in a deserted area (where people go very rarely). It is believed that this will remove all kinds of evil eye and negative forces that were affecting the person.
Yet another totka using one rupee coin is to keep it under the bed. This is done by people who are troubled by depression, laziness, lack of energy and bad health. The coin should be kept for seven days under the bed and on the…

Goddess Brahmi In Hinduism

Goddess Brahmi is one of the Ashta Matrikas. Description about Goddess Brahmi is found in the Svacchanda Tantra X. She is the mother of speech and mother of supernatural powers. Goddess Brahmi is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati. Among the Ashta Matrikas, Her location is South-Eastern corner.
Her complexion is like the color of lotus. She wears beautiful ornaments, not seen by human beings. Durga Saptasati states that in the battle against demon Raktabija, she goes to the battle field mounted on a swan.


Goddess Brahmi is part of Ashta Matrikas (eight mothers). In some regions, the number is reduced by one and the deities are known as Sapta Matrikas.
Goddess Brahmi is popularly known as Goddess Brahmani and she is worshipped during the Navratri.

The world famous Adi Shankaracharya Janmabhoomi Temple at Kaladi in Kerala has a murti of Goddess Brahmi - She is worshipped in the sankalpa of Sharadamba.

At Kamalashile, around 35 km from Kundapur in Udupi, Karnataka, there is a unique te…

Why Chandan Tilak is applied between the Eyebrows?

Chandan Tilak is applied between the two eyebrows to activate the Sushumna Nadi. Sushumna Nadi is the spot associated with intellect and human thoughts. The Chandan Tilak also helps in positively charging the ajna chakra or pineal gland, which is again associated with intellect, sex and thoughts.
When the invisible Sushumna Nadi and ajna chakra are activated, a man can make spiritual progress.

Ajna chakra is also referred as the third eye chakra.

Chandan tilak on the forehead of a murti (idol of Hindu Gods and Goddesses) awakens the pingala nadi. This act attracts the positive energy from surroundings and this is emitted on the people present at the puja.
The paste for chandan tilak to be worn on the forehead is prepared using both the hands. This act charges the both pingala nadi and ida nadi.
But the paste for putting on the forehead of a dead person is only prepared using right hand. This act charges only the pingala nadi. This activates the life force still left in the dead body.…

Aarti Kije Hanuman Lala Ki Dusht Dalan Raghunath Lyrics – Benefits

Aarti kije Hanuman lala ki dusht dalan raghunath kala ki (आरतीकिजेहनुमानललाकी।दुष्टदलनरघुनाथकलाकी) is a powerful prayer dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Below are the lyrics and benefits of chanting this Hanuman prayer daily.
How To Chant Aarti Kije Hanuman Lala Ki Dusht? The prayer should be chanted on Tuesday and Saturday.The person chanting the prayer should first take bath and offer prayers to Ganesha.The devotee should wear red or saffron color dress.Sit facing East and offer prayers to Bhagavan Sri Ram.Light lamp with pure cow ghee.Offer flowers, banana, sandalwood paste and sindoor.Chant the prayer.Visit a Hanuman temple and offer prayers.Feed banana to cow or other animals.Plant a tree and take care of it.The prayer can be chanted by male and females. Aarti Kije Hanuman Lala Ki Dusht Dalan Raghunath Lyrics।।हनुमानजीकीवंदना।।

मनोजवंमारुततुल्यवेगं, जितेन्द्रियं, बुद्धिमतांवरिष्ठम्।।
वातात्मजंवानरयुथमुख्यं, श्रीरामदुतंशरणमप्रपद्धे।।

।।आरतीकीजयहनुमानललाकीदुष्टदलन।।

आरतीकिजेहनुमानललाकी।दुष्ट…

24 June 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 24 June 2019 – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 11:13 PM on June 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon on the entire day on June 25 and till 1:21 AM on June 26. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on June 24, 2019, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Purva Bhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra on the entire day on June 24 and till 1:01 AM on June 25. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Ch…

Nupura – Anklet In Hinduism

Nupura is the anklet in Hinduism. The literal meaning of nupura is that which gives a pleasing sound. As an ornament, it is used in dance to evoke the sentiment of love (sringara rasa). In Rig Veda, the word khadi is frequently mentioned to denote either anklets or armlets. However in the Ramayana of Valmiki the word nupura is used.

Sanskrit poets of the classical age lavishly use the nupura and its jingling sound to suggest a situation of joy and exaltation. They give such names as padabharana, padangada, tula koti and hamsaka.
Purandaradasa, the saint poet of Karnataka, has described the divine beauty of Lord Krishna adorned with ornaments including nupura.
Depiction of nupura, apart from literature can be found in the devotional songs, painting and sculpture.
The best visual representation of the anklet can be found in the sculptures belonging to all styles and all periods, beginning from the 3rd century BC.
The anklet, in its earlier form, was just like a metallic ring, devoid of…

Gaja Samhara Moorthy – Shiva as Gaja Samhara

Shiva as Gaja Samhara Moorthy is worshipped in certain temples in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Gaja means elephant. As Gaja Samhara Moorthy, Shiva kills the mad elephant. Symbolically the mad elephant represents, anger, ignorance and pride. Legend has it that the Sages who resided in Tharuvana ( forest) became arrogant of their knowledge and thought that the power of Shiva was the result of the Yajna performed by them.

To remove the ignorance of the Saints, Shiva appeared in the forest as a young bare-bodied sage. The women of the sages were attracted to the young man and they started making numerous mistakes in their daily duties. This affected the yajna and prayers of the Sages.
Bhagavan Vishnu then appeared as a beautiful damsel in the forest and the sages were enamored by her beauty and started following her. Soon the Sages lost their interest in yajna and got immersed in worldly matters.
They were taught the lesson that they are still slaves of their senses.
But soon …

Meaning of the Popular Names of Ganesha

Sri Ganesha is known by several names. Devotees use many names to address Ganesha out off love, piety and respect. Here are the meanings of some of the popular names of Ganesh.
Ganesha – Leader of Ganas – Lord of the multitudes Ganapati – Leader of Ganas – Lord of the multitudes Vinayaka – Remover of obstacles Vakratunda – One with the twisted trunk Ekadanta – One with Single tusk Gajanana – Lord with Elephant head Lambodara – Pot-bellied one Heramba – Protector of the meek Vighneshwara – Lord of obstacles Krsnapingaksa – One with the dark brown eyes Dhumravarna – Smoke-colored or gray one Vikata – Odd appearance