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Goddess Aindri

Goddess Aindri is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya and she is the Shakti of Indra. She is also counted among the seven mother or Saptamatrikas. It is said that in the battle against Chanda and Munda – she rode the king of elephants – Airavata – and carried the weapon thunderbolt. She also had thousand eyes.

Goddess Aindri is not just the wife of Indra, the king of Devas. She represents his strength and power.
Paintings of Goddess Aindri are part of many painting traditions in India. She is identified by the vajra weapon she holds.
The term Aindri is not generally used when mentioning about the wife of Indra. Indrani or Sachi is the term to mention about wife of Indra.

Website to Download Various Veda Mantras in Audio mp3 format

Veda Mantram is a website dedicated to various mantras and prayers in Vedas and other Hindu scriptures. You can download all the prayers in audio mp3 format for free. The long list of prayers includes Shri Suktam, Purusha Suktam, and Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram etc.
All you need to do is right click on the particular prayer and use the save link as option.
You can find all the prayers here at the Veda Mantram website.

Every successful man must have behind him integrity and sincerity – Swami Vivekananda

Come out into the broad open light of day, come out from the little narrow paths, for how can the infinite soul rest content to live and die in small ruts? Come out into the universe of Light. Everything in the universe is your, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you ever felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God.

Although a man has not studied a single system of philosophy, although he does not believe in any God, and never has believed, although he has not prayed even once in his whole life, if the simple power of good actions has brought him to that state where he is ready to give up his life and all else for others, he has arrived at the same point to which the religious man will come through his prayers and the philosopher through his knowledge; and so you may find that the philosopher, the worker, and the devotee, all meet at one point, that one point being self – abnegation.
Every successful man must have behind him somewhere tremendous integrity, tremendous…

Today – November 6, 2012 – is Ahoi Ashtami Vrat – Hoi Mata Puja

Today – November 6, 2012 – is Ahoi Ashtami Vrat, also known as Hoi Mata Puja. The fast and puja is dedicated to Hoi Mata and is performed by parents for the welfare of their children. Goddess Ahoi Mata is a manifestation of Goddess Shakti and rural legends suggest that she protects offspring of all living beings.

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha or legend narrates the tale of a mother who lost seven sons. She had accidentally killed a lion cub in the forest and due to this sin she lost her seven sons. But by praying to Goddess Ahoi Ashtami Bhagavati, she was able to get back all the seven sons.
Ahoi Ashtami fasting is from sunrise to the sighting of the moon. Some people end fast when the first star is seen on the day.
Related How to do Ahoi Ashtami Puja and Vrat?