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Chaubis Avatar – Vishnu Temple in Haridwar

ChaubisAvatarTemple is a unique shrine in Haridwar as it houses the murtis of 24 incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu. Chaubis Avatar temple is located near the Bhimgoda. It is around 300 m from Har Ki Paudi.
Apart from the 10 main avatars, Vishnu has also taken numerous minor Avatars. The murtis in this temple include the 10 main avatars another 14 minor avatars.
Some of minor incarnations include Mohini, Hayagriva, Dhanvantari, Dattatreya, Sage Kapila etc.
Related Lesser Known Incarnations of Lord Vishnu

Sanakadi Rishis

Sanakadi Rishis are the combined names of four great sages – Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatana and Sanat Kumara. They are the four sons of Brahma and appeared at the beginning of the creation. Scriptures state that due to their high spiritual attainments, they remain as five year olds.

Brahma who did penance to start creation pleased the Supreme Truth and That appeared in the form of four Rishis – Sanakadi Rishis.
Sanakadi Rishis are the greatest gyanis, yogis and bhaktas.

They lead a life of renunciation. They can travel anywhere by merely wishing. They arrive on earth to give lessons in dharma to human beings. Immersed in Brahman they keep on chanting Hari Sharanam.
Sage Narada addresses them in the Padma Purana like this – Though looking life five year olds, You are the eldest of the eldest, the great grand ancestors of the great grand ancestors. Vaikunta, the highest Heaven, the spiritual realm, your abode. Recitation of the glories of the Lord is Your only food.
Related Rishi Sanat Kuma…

Books on Goddess Lakshmi – Top Five Good Books on Hindu Goddess Mahalakshmi

Exclusive books dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi are rare. But there couple of good books that provide all the essential information on Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth, fortune, auspiciousness, fortune, power, luxury, beauty and fertility. Here are the top five books to know and learn more about Goddess Lakshmi.

Lakshmi – The Goddess of Wealth and Fortune – An introduction – Devdutt Pattanaik
The best option for children and adults. Full of illustrations and all important aspects of Goddess Lakshmi are explained in simple sentences.
The Book of Lakshmi – by R. Mahalakshmi
Takes the reader through the mythical and historical development of the Goddess Lakshmi. Apart from telling the stories, facts and rituals associated with Goddess Lakshmi, the book also delves into the gender bias in the worship of the Hindu Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity.

Goddess Lakshmi: origin and development - Upendra Nath Dhal
In depth analysis of Goddess Lakshmi. 
Lakshmi - Chitralekha Singh, Prem Na…

Gurumaa Quotes

It is said by the mystics that if you walk one step towards God, He will walk thousand steps towards you.
Anger kills you, not on whom or what you were angry about.
If you can be a witness to life then every single moment will become an enthralling experience. Be a receiver but never hoard anything. Let it pass.
Not the dogma, not the books, not the scriptures, what matters is your attitude to life.
Related On Seeing God – Anandamurti Gurumaa