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Goddess Koushiki - Hindu Goddess Kaushiki

Goddess Koushiki is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and the story about her origin is mentioned in the Matsya Purana and in the Markandeya Purana. Kaushiki Mata is believed to have emerged from the body of Goddess Durga as per Markandeya Purana. She emerged from the cells of Durga while she was fighting the demons Shumbha and Nishumbha. The story in the Matsya Purana is different. This Purana suggests that Goddess Parvati once performed austerities and tapsya to become fair (Gouri). Pleased with her prayers Brahma granted her the boon. When the boon was granted, a Goddess emerged from Parvati’s body. As she emerged from Her cells she was called Koushiki. Kosha means cells. The darkness of Parvati’s complexion entered Goddess Koushiki’s body.It is believed that Goddess Kaushiki resides in the VindhyaMountains. Please note that Goddess Parvati and Durga are incarnations of Goddess Shakti. She takes different forms to restore dharma and to protect her devotees and fulfill their wishes. …

Kodungallur Temple Pictures – Online Virtual Tour of Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple

KodungallurBhagavathiTemple in Kerala is one of the most important temples in India dedicated to Goddess Shakti. Incarnations of Goddess Shakti is worshipped as Goddess Bhagavathi in temples in Kerala. Leen Thobias Leen Thobias of has created an online virtual tour (360 degree view) of the KodungallurTemple.Click on the image for the Virtual TourYou might also be interested inOnline Virtual Tour of GangaikondaCholapuramTemple360 degree view of Rameshwaram TempleBrihadeshwara Temple Virtual TourOnline virtual tour of Madurai Meenakshi templeOnline virtual tour of Kollur Mookambika temple – Single imageVirtual tour of Mahabalipuram Monuments360 degree view of Kanyakumari Rock memorial

Nishadraj Jayanti – Guharaj Nishad Jayanthi

Nishadraj Jayanti is observed on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month (waxing phase of moon in Chait month) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Nishadraj Jayanti 2018 date is March 22. The day is dedicated to the forest chieftain in the epic Ramayana who gave shelter to Lord Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman and helped them to cross the GangaRiver during their exile.

The day is of great significance in Madhya Pradesh and other parts of North India.

Nishidraj helped Lord Ram in adapting to forest ways.

Words of Wisdom – On Wealth from Uddhava Gita

Even a small degree of greed is enough to destroy the untarnished reputation of a renowned man, and the most praiseworthy attributes of a virtuous man – just as white patches on skin spoils the most graceful features.Riches seldom bring happiness to the wicked man. They only cause the mortification of his body while he is alive and pave the way for hell after he is dead.Whether in the acquisition of wealth, or, after it has been acquired, in the increase, maintenance, expenditure, enjoyment, or loss of it, men undergo exertion, fear anxiety and delusion.Uddhava GitaYou may also like to readTeachings from Uddhava GitaThoughts from Uddhava Gita