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Goddess Yogamaya

Goddess Yogamaya is one among the numerous forms of Goddess Durga. Goddess Yogamaya is regarded as the sister of Lord Krishna, born immediately before him. She is the child that flew away from the hand of Kamsa and warned him that Krishna has already born on the earth and will annihilate him in near future.

Yogamaya is the Goddess of delusion. Some scriptures point out that it was due to her spell that the entire kingdom of Kamsa fell asleep when Sri Krishna was born.
Goddess Yogamaya shares many characteristics of Lord Vishnu including the dark complexion. She is four-armed and carries conch and discus (Sudarshana chakra) in her upper hand. Her normal right hand is in ‘abhaya posture’ – blessing or protection. Left hand is placed on her thigh.

Kalanemi’s Advice to Ravana – Ramayana Teachings

Demon Kalanemi was deputed by Ravan to obstruct Hanuman who was on his way to bring Mrita Sanjeevani (medicinal herbs to rescue Lakshman.) Kalanemi had difference of opinion with Ravana but he obeyed him. Before leaving he advices Ravana and asks him to release Mata Sita and take refuge in Sri Ram.

...morning bathed in pure water, and performed the morning Sandhya and other duties, sitting in a lonely place in an easy posture, having renounced all belongings, all attachments and all objects of sense, which are outside thee, do thou gradually draw inside thy senses, which are roaming outside.

Do thou then always reflect upon thyself as distinct from the Prakriti. All this world, mobile and immobile, the body, the intellect and the rest, from Brahma to a blade of grass all that is seen or heard, is called Prakriti. It is also designated Maya.

It is the cause of the creation, preservation and destruction of the tree of the world. It always creates Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.

Desire, anger a…