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Goddess Lalita – About Hindu Goddess Lalitha

Lalita is one among the numerous forms of Mother Goddess Shakti. Lalitha is also one of the names of Goddess Sarasvati. She is a kind, calm and serene form of Mother Goddess Shakti. The most important prayer dedicated to Goddess Shakti is known as Lalitha Sahasranama. As per scriptures, Goddess Lalita is depicted in a standing posture, with four arms. The left arms hold mirror and conch and right arms hold fruit and a box containing beauty product for eyes. Agni Purana mentions that when Goddess Parvati is wearing a crown and holding beads she is referred to as Lalitha. It must be noted that certain schools of thought give the name Lalitha Devi to the form of Mother Goddess that went into battle against demon Bhandasura. 

Kedarnath Temple Covered in Mud and Slush due to Torrential Rain in June 2013

The famous Kedarnath Temple in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand bore the brunt of torrential rain on June 17, 2013 and was covered in mud and slush. A portion of the Kedarnath temple compound was washed away but news reports states that no damages were reported to the structure itself.  Ram Bada area, a busy spot near the temple, has been completely submerged and was not visible from rescue choppers.  There is no clue regarding the number of deaths. Some reports suggest that there was a stampede in the temple when water started rising. Chardham Yatra to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri remains suspended. Kedarnath   Temple , part of the Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand, is one among the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Shiva in  India . Located at an altitude of 11, 760 feet, the temple is more than thousand years old and was consecrated by Adi Shankaracharya. Hindu Blog View Unchecked commercialization of the place, encroachment of riverbed,