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The Story of Lord Ram and Bhushandi, the crow

While searching for Mata Sita, Lord Ram and Lakshman reached a dense forest. The animals in the forest were expecting the arrival of Lord Ram as they had heard that Lord Ram is Sri Hari Vishnu. Bhushandi a crow that lived in the forest too heard about Lord Ram’s arrival but the crow was not ready to believe that Lord Ram was Vishnu. He went around arguing with others that Lord Ram was a mere human being and this was some trick of the humans to scare us animals.To prove his point, Bhushandi, the crow, started harassing Lord Ram. Finally, Lord Ram started chasing the crow. Bhushandi flew high up in the sky and to the crow’s surprise Lord Ram was their behind him.He flew up into the Himalayas and Lord Ram was there behind him. Bhushandi tried to hide in all places on earth and in sky but Lord Ram was there in all places.Finally, Bhushandi surrendered before Lord Ram and asked for his forgiveness. But Lord Ram picked up the crow and swallowed it!!Immediately, Bhushandi found himself sitti…

Online Virtual Tour of Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswarar Temple – 360 Degree view of Tiruvannamalai Shiva Temple

This awe-inspiring virtual tour of ThiruvannamalaiArunachaleswararTemple is presented by in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Tourism. You can view in 360 degrees some of the most important spots in the TiruvannamalaiArunachaleswararTemple complex. There are nearly 27 high quality pictures of important spots in the temple like the huge gopurams, Thousand pillars mandapam, Pathala Lingam etc.
Link - you can find the virtual tour here on the website.

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Words of Wisdom – Swami Chidananda

Truth alone can liberate us. Falsehood cannot liberate us. Deluded thinking is a trap. Mind is the seat of delusion. Mind is the seat of erroneous thinking. We do not realize it, but it is so. Mind is, therefore, the main barrier between you and God. Therefore, with humility and simplicity we must approach God in true faith, in absolute trust, setting aside contrary notions that are created by the mind which is Maya.If we are divine within but our life outside is undivine, unspiritual, ugly and full of all that contradicts our divinity, then that is not life. It is a living falsehood, a living lie. It is a contradiction.You should keep the company of those in whose company your faith increases, your beliefs become confirmed, unshaken, they become firmly established within you, and you be come firmly established in what you believe.Swami Chidananda