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Top 10 tallest Hindu God Murtis (Statue or idol) in the World

Human beings are constantly trying to imagine the Supreme Being (which is formless) in a form (murti or statue or idol) to offer worship, prayers, pujas and rituals. People want the murtis of gods to be the costliest, tallest and biggest. Here is a list of top 10 tallest Hindu God Murtis (Statue or idols) in the World. Currently the tallest Hindu murti is the Shiva at Sanga in Nepal which was inaugurated in 2010. As per Hindu tradition, the Supreme Truth (Brahman) is beyond imagination. But human beings need a form to worship and we modern day people are obsessed with size and height. So we are constantly increasing the size of Hindu Murtis. Therefore this list will be constantly updated. Shiva Kailash Nath Mahadev at Sanga in Nepal – 143 feet (45 meter) (read more about Shiva at Sanga)

Murugan Murti at BatuCaves in Malaysia – 140 feet (42. 7 meter)

Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami at Paritala near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh in India – 135 feet (41 m)
Shiva at Murudeshwara in Karnatak…

Dahi Chura Bhog at Baba Baidyanath Tempe at Deoghar

Dahi Chura Bhog is an important ritual at the famous Baba Baidyanath Tempe at Deoghar dedicated to Shiva. It is observed during the month of Agrahan (November – December). In 2018, the Dahi Chura Bhog begins on November 23 and ends on December 22. In the ritual, specially prepared yogurt and rice flakes are offered to the deities.

Dahi Chura is an important food for many Hindu communities in eastern part of India. This particular food items is considered to be a must during important ceremonies.

During Makar Sankranti festival, people prepare Dahi Chura and it is consumed as a ‘Prasad’ after offering it to Surya, the sun god.

Nourish Healthy Thoughts and Reject Bad Ones by developing Awareness – Mata Amritanandamayi

There are two important days in our life. The first is the day we are born. The second is the day we realize why we are born. But for many people, this second day never comes. They live mechanically from the day they are born until the day they die. We will only be able to appreciate the beauty and magnitude of life when we realize its true purpose.

Worrying has become second nature to us. Once a thought enters our mind, it quickly establishes a dictatorship. Soon, we lose our freedom to think in a discriminating manner with the result the mind becomes a slave. When a virus infects a computer, we are unable to access information in our folders or files. Such is the condition of our mind, infected with unwanted thoughts.

To enjoy freedom, to be more aware, we need to liberate the mind from needless thoughts. Most of our phones have a caller identity option. With this, we can see either the name or the number of the person calling us. We can accept the calls we want and ignore the call…