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Saraswati Gayatri Mantra in Hindi

Saraswati Gayatri Mantra is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. There are two versions of the mantra and you can read and save them in Hindi. This Gayatri mantra is chanted for blessings of Goddess of learning. Students should chant the mantra daily before starting their lessons. The mantra is also chanted by artists and poets. Saraswati Gayatri Mantra 1: Saraswati Gayatri Mantra 2: A devotee can chant anyone of both the mantras.

Ashwini Star Temple – Ashwini Nakshatra Temple

Ashwini Star Temple is the famous Thiruthuraipoondi temple located in Tiruvarur District in Tamil Nadu. The shrine is known as Marundeeswarar Temple and popular belief is that Ashwini Nakshatra people find relief after offering prayers here. Thiruthuraipoondi town is around 30 km from Tiruvarur Ashwini is the first among the 27 stars. Those having education, marriage and career related problems associated with Ashwini Nakshatra can offer prayers at this temple get relief. Marundeeswarar Temple is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Shiva is worshipped as Marundeeswarar. Goddess Parvati is worshipped here as Periyanayaki. There is a popular belief that the Ashwini Kumars worship in the temple daily. Ashwini Nakshatra born people can perform Dhanvantari Puja in the temple for health related problems. Those suffering from Shani related problems can perform the Shanishwara homa in the temple. Special worship is also offered to Mars or Chowwa or Anga

Ardhanarishvara Stotram mp3 Audio – Download Ardhanarishvara Stotram Hindu Prayer for Free

Ardhanarishvara Stotram is a popular Hindu prayer dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. This is the mp3 audio version of the prayer and you can download it for free. The Stotram is provided by Veda Mantiram website. Ardhanarishvara is a unique form as it clearly shows that Shiva and Shakti are inseparable. Link - Ardhanarishvara Stotram mp3  (right click and use save link as option)

Greatness of Visiting Ahobhilam and Listening to story of Narasimha

There is a belief that for getting from redemption one only needs to go to Ahobhilam – a sacred place associated with Narasimha incarnation of Vishnu. It is also said that listening to the story of Narasimha is greater than visiting sacred places and offering 1000 cows with horns tipped with gold.  The Hindu writes   But listening to the story of Narasimha on a full moon day or a new moon day is superior to this. When Lord Srinivasa and Padmavathy marry in Tirupati, the Lord asks Brahma to worship Lord Narasimha at the Ahobilam shrine before the divine wedding. Ahobilam is considered superior to a 1,000 yuga sojourn in Varanasi .  Eighteen Puranas mention the Narasimha avatara. To be rid of one's sins, one goes to Prayag, Gaya and Kasi. But all this is not needed, if one goes to Ahobilam, abode of Lord Narasimha, said Kidambi Narayanan. A day in Ahobilam is equal to many years of visit to other places.  Donating 1,000 cows, with gold tipped horns in Kurukshetra, is supp