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Story - Hanuman and Surasa - The Sea Monster - In Ramayana

Hanuman who was on his way to Lanka in search of Mata Sita was stopped by Surasa, the sea monster. Surasa was the mother of Nagas. Devas had taken her help to test the strength of Hanuman. Surasa stops Hanuman and states that He is her food for the day. Hanuman was in a hurry to reach Lanka and find Mata Sita. So He asks Surasa to leave him now and promises that He will come back and surrender to her after His mission is completed. Surasa did not agree to Hanuman’s suggestion and kept blocking His way. Hanuman finally agreed that she can eat Him. Hanuman reduced his size to that of a thumb and entered the mouth of Surasa and immediately flew out. Hanuman thus fulfilled His promise. Surasa was pleased with the intelligence of Hanuman and blessed him with all success.

1000 Rupees India Commemorative Coin on One Thousand years of Brihadeeswara Temple – Book Online at India Government Mint

India Government Mint, Mumbai has made arrangements for the sale of commemorative coin sets in Proof and Uncirculated varieties released on the occasion of ‘1000 Years of Brihadeeswarar Temple ’. The denomination of the coins are 1000 rupees and 5 rupees and is available as a set. The set of coins are priced at Rs. 4,875.00. Foreign Nationals can also buy the coin dedicated to Brihadeeswara Temple (but only in dollars). You can make bookings for the coin from July 3, 2012 to August 31, 2012. You can book online or using order form. Link – You can make booking for the coins online here at the Mumbai mint website. Built in 1010 AD by Raja Raja Chola, the Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, popularly known as Big Temple , is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 1,000 years of Brihadeeswara Temple was observed in 2010. Related Virtual Tour of Brihadeeswara Temple