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Balabhadra’s Chariot Description – Size – Gods on Balabhadra’s Chariot during Puri Rath Yatra

Balabhadra’s Chariot during Puri Rath Yatra is known as Taladwaja. Below is the size, description and the Gods on Balabhadra’s Chariot
The Chariot of Balabhadra is known as Taladhwaja.
Height: 13’.2m
Number of wheels: 14 (seven feet diameter) Length and breadth: 33’ x 33’
Wrappings: Red, bluish green color cloths
Total Number of wooden pieces used: 763
The chariot of Balabhadra is guarded by Vasudev.
The charioteer is Matali and the flag is named ‘Unnani.’
The horses are called Tribra, Ghora, Dirghasharma and Swornanava.
Rope used is named basuki.
Ganesha, Kartikeya, Sarvamangala, Pralambari, Hatayudha, Mrutyunjaya, Natamvara, Mukteswar, and Shesha deva are the nine presiding deities.


Ujjaini Mahankali Temple Bonalu 2018 at Secunderabad – Hyderabad in Telangana

Bonalu is an important annual ritual held at the famous SriUjjainiMahankaliTemple at Secunderabad in Telangana in the Telugu Month of Ashada. In 2018, Bonalu Festival at SriUjjainiMahankaliTemple is on July 29. The Ammavari Darshanam will commence at 4 am on Sunday and will go on till 2 am the next day. Rangam festival will be observed on July 30, 2018. The Rangam will take place on Monday at 9:30 AM on July 30, 2018 and the procession with the Mahankali idol atop the decorated elephant will commence at 10:30 AM. The temple will be open till 11 pm on Monday to enable devotees offer prayers. Bonalu is an important Hindu festival dedicated to Mother Goddess in the Telangana region and is a major event in Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
SriUjjainiMahankaliTemple is an important temple dedicated to Shakti worship in Telangana. The deity was installed here in the beginning of 19th century by some devotees from Ujjaini in Madhya Pradesh.
The devotees were part of an army contingent and when the…

Bhagavad Gita on Ignorance

Teachings on Ignorance from the Bhagavad Gita
The Lord takes neither the demerit not even the merit of any; knowledge is enveloped by ignorance, thereby beings are deluded. (5.15)
But to those whose ignorance is destroyed by the Knowledge of the Self, like the sun, to them Knowledge reveals the Supreme. (5.16)
Out of mere compassion for them, I, dwelling within their hearts, destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the luminous Lamp-of-Knowledge. (10.11)
Constancy in Self-knowledge, perception of the end of true knowledge --- this is declared to be "knowledge, " and what is opposed to it is "ignorance. " (13.12)

The fruit of good action, they say, is Sattvic and pure; verily, the fruit of Rajas is pain, and the fruit of Tamas is ignorance. (14.16)