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How Snake Vasuki Became Rope For The Churning Ocean?

Vasuki Snake was used by Devas (demigods) and Asuras (demons) as rope during the churning of ocean (Samudra Manthan). The story of Vasuki joining the churning of ocean is very interesting – it shows pride achieves nothing. When the time of churning of ocean was decided, Garuda was asked to bring Vasuki from his palace. Vasuki resided in the palace of Varuna , the sea god. Garuda and Nagas (snakes) were enemies. Garuda ordered Vasuki to reach the spot. Vasuki said that as his movement is slow and it would be better if Garuda carried him fast to the destination. Garuda agreed to carry him on his beak. Garuda took the middle part of Vasuki and flew up into the horizon but the tail and head remained on the ground. Garuda then folded the huge snake into two and flew up into the sky but the result was the same. Garuda could not carry Vasuki and returned without him. Finally, Shiva stretched his arm into the sea and Vasuki took the form of a bangle and reached the spot of

Live Darshan from Saptashrungi Devi Temple in Nashik

Saptashrungi Devi Temple in Nashik is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti and is considered as a half Shaktipeetah Temple . The temple administration is now offering online live darshan during the opening hours of the temple. The live streaming is available for free. Saptashrungi Devi Mandir is located within seven mountains and it is believed the right hand of Goddess Sati fell here. Saptashrungi Devi means the goddess of the seven hills. You can have live Darshan from Saptashrungi Devi Temple here at the official website.

Tamil Vaikasi Month 2022 - Vaigasi Masam in 2022 in Tamil Calendar

Vaigasi is the second month in a traditional Tamil calendar. In 2022, Vaikasi Month begins on May 15 to June 14. The most important and auspicious day in the month is the Vaikasi Visakam (June 12, 2022). Special pujas and rituals are held in the month in the famous Srirangam Ranganatha Temple in Tamil Nadu. Ekadasi dates in the month are on May 26 and June 11. Shiva Pradosham dates are May 27 and June 12. Sashti Muruga Fasting is on June 5. Vaikasi Pournami or full moon day is on May 16 and June 14. Vaikasi Amavasya is on May 30 Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on May 19 (Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi) The next month in Tamil Calendar is the Aani Month.