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Narasimhi – About Goddess Narasimhi

Narasimhi is an incarnation of Mother Goddess that is associated with the Narasimha avatar of Hindu God Vishnu. She is also popularly known as Goddess Pratyangira. There are two schools of thought regarding the origin of Goddess Narasimhi.

The Vaishnava School of thought suggests that Goddess Narasimhi appeared from Goddess Lakshmi me to keep in control Narasimha whose fury was about to engulf the universe.

The ShaivaiteSchool of thought suggests that Goddess Narasimhi is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and she appeared from the wings of Sharabha – the form Shiva took to subdue the anger of Narasimha. Narasimhi has the face of a lion and she has four arms.

One of the ancient temples associated with Goddess Narasimhi is located at Aivar Padi near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. Here the deity is popularly known as Pratyangira Devi and has 18 hands.

Rig Veda chanting in DVD – Entire Rg Veda Mantras

Shri Veda Bharathi, a Public Charitable Trust in India dedicated for research in Vedas and Sanskrit, as part of its mega project of Preservation and propagation of Vedic wisdom as brought out an audio DVD containing more than 10 thousand mantras from the Rig Veda. The Rg Veda DVD is priced at Rs 500/- in India and ad US$ 50/- in other countries.
The DVD contains the traditional chanting, by an authoritative Vedic scholar, of the entire Rigveda Samhita, which is the most voluminous part of the sacred Vedic literature. It has audio files of all the 10,552 mantras, belonging to the  1028 Suktas of Sakala branch of Rigveda,  distributed under  64  chapters/ Adhyayas.
The DVD starts with a prayer highlighting the glory of Rigveda. This is followed by an introduction narrating the status of Vedic literature and the need for preservation and propagation of Vedic knowledge.
The DVD further contains chapter wise introductions, for all the 64 chapters of Rigveda, and provides encyclopedia informa…

The secret to success is to put your heart even to your smallest acts – Swami Sivananda

There is no virtue greater than self-reliance. The possession of this important quality is an important prerequisite for all aspirants who search after Truth.

You are your own physician. You are your own savior and redeemer. Nobody can give you freedom. You will have to tread the spiritual path yourself. Rely on your own self exertion. Teachers and books can only help you to a certain extent.

Suffering infuses mercy in the heart and softens it. Suffering strengthens. Suffering produces dispassion…Therefore, suffering is a blessing in disguise.

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda