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Gaja Samhara Moorthy – Shiva as Gaja Samhara

Shiva as Gaja Samhara Morthy is worshipped in certain temples in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Gaja means elephant. As Gajasamhara Moorthy, Shiva kills the mad elephant. Symbolically the mad elephant represents, anger, ignorance and pride. Legend has it that the Sages who resided in Dharuvana ( forest) became arrogant of their knowledge and thought that the power of Shiva was the result of the Yajna performed by them.

To remove the ignorance of the Saints, Shiva appeared in the forest as a young bare-bodied sage. The women of the sages were attracted to the young man and they started making numerous mistakes in their daily duties. This affected the yajna and prayers of the Sages.
Bhagavan Vishnu then appeared as a beautiful damsel in the forest and the sages were enamored by her beauty and started following her. Soon the Sages lost their interest in yajna and got immersed in worldly matters.
They were taught the lesson that they are still slaves of their senses.
But soon th…

Narasimha Purana in Hindi – Read Narasimh Puran online in Hindi

Narasimha Purana is one of the most important Puranas. Narasimh Puran contains valuable information on the incarnation of Vishnu as Narasimha and the observance of numerous vrats and pujas. It also details regarding the origin of various demons and bhakti tradition associated with Prahlada. Now the Ved Puran website is offering the entire Narasimha Purana in Hindi online. It is not in pdf format. So you can only read it online.
Link – Read Narasimha Purana in Hindi online.

Swami Chidananda – Wise Thoughts

Devotion should pervade the entire life-process of man here on earth. To live is to adore the Divine each moment of your life. To know and to be aware that God resides in all living beings, nay, in all things animate and inanimate, is verily the source of all righteousness. This knowledge is the root and support of Dharma. No man will injure another if he is intensely aware that God is in him. For he would be directly offending Him! Therefore, see Him in all and act with devotion and reverence towards all.
Gracious, most gracious indeed is the Lord. Avail of His Grace Divine, the ever-present Love that is ceaselessly pouring upon us all. The irony of human life is not the withholding of Grace by a remote Divinity, but actually, man’s rejection of the ever-present Love and Grace, running madly after egoistical pursuits and fleshy sensations. He would rather dedicate his entire life to his five senses than open his heart to the descent of Divine Love and Grace that seeks to enfold him …