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Goddess Vaishnavi

Goddess Vaishnavi is one of the seven mother goddesses or Sapta Matrikas. Goddess Vaishnavi takes Her name from Lord Vishnu and she believed to have born from the body of Vishnu. She is armed with the same weapons like Lord Vishnu and wears the same ornaments and rides the same Vahana or vehicle and also carries the same banner. Please note that Goddess Vaishnavi is different from Goddess Vaishno Devi.Goddess Vaishnavi is mentioned in the Varaha Purana, Matsya Purana and Markandeya Purana. There is also a legend which suggests Vaishnavi came out from Goddess Kaumari’s hand, seated on Garuda and holding a conch, discus, club, sword, bow and arrow.Goddess Kaumari is believed to have had Her origin from Lord Skanda or Muruga or Kartik.Goddess Vaishnavi is usually depicted as having four hands. She carries in one of her right hands the Chakra (discus) and in the left hand the Sankha (Conch), her two other hands are held in the Abhaya and the Varada Mudra. She wears a yellow garment and a …

Hindu Holy Saraswati River to be revived in Haryana

Hindus once took holy bath in SaraswatiRiver but later it disappeared from earth. Hindus always worshipped SaraswathiRiver along with Ganga and YamunaRiver and the river is mentioned in various Hindu Holy scriptures and is part of rituals. But for many historians it was a myth. Now HolySaraswatiRiver is being revived in Haryana and the project is almost complete. Times of India reportsCome 2010 and Haryana will join the league of states wowing pilgrims from across the country. The state is progressing towards completing the last leg of 3.5km stretch of river Saraswati between Jyotisar and Bibipur. The state has completed digging work in the 68km stretch under the first phase of revival plan for the SaraswatiRiver.Speaking to TOI, the irrigation authorities ruled out the use of river water for purposes other than religious. “The basic idea is to retain its sanctity so that more and more devotees come to visit the holy places along its course. We would not allow the use of this water fo…