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Meru Mountain in Hindu Tradition - Mahameru

Meru, or Mahameru, is a divine mountain mentioned in the Puranas and epics and is witness to several incidents in Hindu tradition. When a cycle of creation ends, all living beings followed Dharma get shelter on the Meru. As per Puranas, heaven is located on the peaks of the meru, netherworld is at the base and earth is located in the middle portion. Hindu Puranas mention that the height and breadth of Meru is 84,000 yojanas. One yojana is equal to 8 miles. It is also believed that the Mountain holds the Earth – this is because 16000 yojana of the mountain is beneath the earth.
The peaks of meru are covered with gold and Kailash, on which Shiva is seated, is one of the peaks. All gods and goddesses reside on the Mahameru. Sun and moon goes round the mountain and the Saptarishi Nakshatras rise and set on it.
The base of the mountain is filled with life saving herbs. The mountain is guarded by Nagas and therefore sinners cannot enter the mountain.
The most popular legend associated with Mer…

Triyugi Narayan Mela

Triyugi Narayan Mela is annually held on the Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month at the famous TriyuginarayanTemple in Uttarakhand. Triyugi Narayan Mela 2018 date is September21. Triyugi Narayan temple is dedicated to Vishnu. Legend has it that Shiva married Parvati here.
An eternal flame, believed to be have been lit during the marriage of Shiva and Parvati, is found in front of the shrine.
The mela attracts thousands of people from the nearby villages. Char Dham yatras also join in the mela.
The temple is located at the Triyuginarayan village in Rudraprayag District. The famous Kedarnath Shrine is around 31 km from Triyugi Narayan.

Ancient Hindu Sayings

He who has come through the fire will not fade in the sun.
Cleverness is required even for the practice of vice.
Help they brother’s boat across and lo! thine own has reached the shore.
Just as he behaves, so he becomes.
Never do to others what would pain yourself.
Man is created by thought; what he thinks upon, that he becomes.
Related Hindu Quotes – Wisdom of Elders