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Goddess Puruhutika – Hindu Goddess Puruhuthika Devi

Goddess Puruhutika is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and her abode is believed to be one among the Ashta Dasa Peetahs – 18 Shaktipeetah concept in South India. The popular belief is that the spot where left hand of Goddess Sati fell after her death is the spot where Goddess Puruhutika Devi appeared. This spot is believed to be the current KukkuteswaraswamyTemple at Pithampuram in Andhra Pradesh. Goddess Puruhutika gets her name after she was successfully propitiated by Indra, the Lord of Devas, to get rid of curse. Puru is one among the numerous names of Indra and Puruhutika means one who was worshipped of Indra. Goddess Puruhutika is depicted has having four hands. The right hands hold Beeja (bag of seeds) and parashu (axe). The left hands hold lotus and a dish (Madhu Patra). The Navratri festival during September/October is when the important ceremonies associated with the Goddess is held.

Swami Premananda Quotes

A young swami – Sri Ramakrishna made you great.
Swami Premananda – No Sri Ramakrishna did not make us great; he made us ‘no body.’ You also have to become no body. Wipe out all vanity and all sense of ego. Not I, not I, but thou, O Lord.

Can one become a great devotee of God simply by dancing and jumping or by quoting plentifully from the scriptures? What is wanted is freedom from selfishness – freedom from egotism. Mere talk will not do in this age of action.

To follow the master means to practice what he taught; otherwise, nobody can advance by just offering a few flowers or through some momentary sentimental out bursts. Not mere theory; actualize it. There has been enough talk and writing. Put the books aside and let your actions speak. The poor, the weak, the fallen and the ignorant – all these you have to make your own. And yet I warn you, that in loving one section of society you must not become hateful of the other, the rich. Swami Premananda