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Chikka Tirupathi Temple

Chikka Tirupathi Temple, located near Bangalore in Karnataka, is dedicated to Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy and is considered as an alternative to the world famous Tirupathi Temple in Andhra Pradesh. The main murti in the temple was installed by Agni – the god of fire. The murti worshiped here is also known as Varadaraja. The main murti worshipped in the temple is nearly three and half feet and is made of Krishna Shila. The murti stands on a lotus-shaped pedestal. At Chikka Tirupathi, the murti of Balaji is standing with his consort Sridevi and Bhudevi, and there is no separate shrine for Goddess Padmavati. All the important rituals held in Balaji Temples are followed here including the tonsuring of head. The annual festival of the temple witnesses the making of a seventy-feet tall wooden chariot. The most important festivals observed in the temple include Navaratri and Vaikunta Ekadasi. The belief is that visiting Chikka Tirupathi Temple is equal to visi

Unique Website Selling Books Associated with Madhavacharya and Vaishnavism

Madhwakart is a website exclusively dedicated to selling books and other products associated with Vaishnavism. Books associated with various avatars of Vishnu and Vaishnava philosophy in various regional languages in India are available at the website. The website also deals in music, panchangas, pravachanas and other holy items. Almost all the important books in publication credited to Saint Madhavacharya are available at the website. Link – you can find more information about Madhwakart here

Bharata Gita Quotes

A collection of Bharata Gita quotes. As long as the mind of a man is under the dominating influence of sattva, rajas or tamas, it goes on producing unchecked merit or sin through his sense-organs of perception and action. If the mind is attached to the objects of senses (which are the products of gunas), it leads the creature to misery (samsara). If it is free from and unattached to them, it takes the Jiva to eternal happiness (moksha – liberation). Just as a lamp, which emanates flames mixed with soot while it consumes its wick soaked in ghee, later (after the consumption of ghee) betakes itself to its original state, the mind, which is attached to the objects of senses and (consequent) activities, resorts to various courses, and eventually returns to its true original self, when unattached (to them). Just as air, entering in the form of breath, controls both the mobile and the immobile beings, so does the Supreme Lord Vasudeva, the all-pervading Soul, enter this unive