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Goddess Maheshwari

Goddess Maheshwari is one among the seven mother goddesses or Sapta Matrikas. Goddess Maheshwari takes Her name from Lord Shiva (Maheshwara) and She is believed to have born from the body of Lord Shiva. She is armed with similar weapons to Shiva and has numerous other symbols and characteristics of Shiva. Goddess Maheswari is usually depicted as having four arms two arms are in Varada Mudra (granting wishes) and one is in Abhaya Mudra (protection). Two arms are depicted as holding the Sula (lance) and Akshamala or Damaru. The vehicle or Vahana of Goddess Maheswari is a bull.In some very rare images, Goddess Maheshwari is depicted as having five faces.Sometimes she is shown as having three eyes and wears a crescent moon. She is also sometimes depicted as having six hands and carries Sutra, Damaru, Sula, Ghanta and two hands are in the Varada Mudra and the Abhaya Mudra.

Annapurna Vrat – Fasting Dedicated to Goddess Annapoorna

Annapurna Vrat is dedicated to Goddess Annapurna, the Hindu Goddess of food and nourishment. This vrat is observed during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month (November – December) as per traditional North Indian calendar. It begins on the fifth day of the Krishna paksha of Margashirsh month (November 27, 2018) and is observed for 17 days.
Annapurna Vrata includes fasting, not eating non-vegetarian food and offering prayers and performing puja for Goddess Annapoorna. It is not a strict fasting and usually devotees eat a single meal while observing the fast. Those observing the Vrata read the Annapurna Vrat Katha.
Some people observe the fast only the Annapurna Jayanti during the Margashirsh Purnima.
Annapurna Vrat is also observed for several weeks and months by devotees. It is performed for peace and prosperity.
Annapurna puja is also observed in eastern parts of India especially in Bengal in the Chaitra month (Marh – April).

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Download Bhagavad Gita in Malayalam in PDF format for free

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita in Malayalam in PDF format for free is in verse form and there is no commentary or translation to pure Malayalam used today. Please note that this is not in the paragraph format with explanations and meanings. It is Bhagavad Geeta in verse format as found in the Mahabharata.You can download Bhagavad Gita in Malayalam in PDF format here.