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Hindu Prayers for Students

Hinduism offers various prayers suitable for students seeking guidance, knowledge, and success in their academic pursuits. Here are seven simple Hindu prayers that students can incorporate into their daily routine: Gayatri Mantra: This is one of the most powerful and widely known mantras in Hinduism, dedicated to the Sun God. It is believed to enhance intelligence and wisdom. Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha  Tat Savitur Varenyam  Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi  Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat Saraswati Vandana: Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom, and learning. This prayer is dedicated to her for seeking blessings for education and intellect. Ya Kundendu Tushara Hara Dhavala  Ya Shubhra Vastravrta  Ya Veena Varadanda Manditakara  Ya Shveta Padmasana  Ya Brahmachyuta Shankara Prabhritibhir Devaih  Sada Vandita Samam Patu Saraswati Bhagavati  Nihshesha Jadyapaha Ganesha Prarthana: Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles and the god of wisdom. This prayer seeks his bl

Lock offering at Kali Maa Temple at Bengali Mohal in Shivala in Kanpur

Kali Maa Temple at Bengali Mohal in Shivala in Kanpur is a small temple but attracts thousands of devotees as it is widely believed that devotees who place a lock here get their wishes fulfilled. Placing a lock at the 500-year-old temple signifies that a person has 'locked his wish' at the doors of Goddess Kali. Times of India writes about this unique offering This temple was discovered by a Bengali person, and now it is surrounded by hundreds of Bengali families.  All the rituals and puja performed at the temple are according to the Bengali tradition and culture.  Aarti, a devotee, said, "I wished for a son from 'Mata' two years back, and I had a baby boy a year back. I also locked my wish here when told by one of my neighbours about this temple. I am here with my family to perform the 'mundan' ritual of my son." Related Lord Shiva is Offered Brooms at Pataleshwar Temple in Moradabad in UP