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Vakratunda Mahakaya Hindi Script

Vakratunda Mahakaya is a very popular prayer dedicated to Ganesha. Below is the Vakratunda Mahakaya prayer in Hindi script. It is in pdf format and you can download it for free.
Vakratunda Mahakaya
Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvignam Kurume Deva
Sarva kaala sarvada
Oh Lord with twisted tusk and great body
The one with the effulgence of a billion suns
Please remove the obstacles in my path
Always and in all times
Vakratunda Mahakaya Hindi Script

Related Meaning of Popular Names of Ganesha
Story of Ganesha as Vakratunda and Matsaryasura

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

Subhadra’s Chariot is known as Darpadalana. Below is the size and dimensions and other details about Subhadra’s Chariot during Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra
The Chariot of Subhadra is known as Darpadalana. It is also referred as Padmadhwaja.
Height: 12’.9m Number of wheels: 12 (seven feet diameter) Length and breadth: 31’.6’’ x 31’.6’’
Wrappings: Red, black color cloths
Total Number of wooden pieces used: 593
The chariot of Subhadra is guarded by Jayadurga.
The charioteer is called Arjuna and the flag is Nadambika.
The horses are Rochika, Mochika, Jita and Aparajita.
The rope is called Swarnachuda.

The nine subsidiary deities in the chariot are all female deities – Chandi, Chamunda, Ugratara, Vanadurga, Shulidurga, Varahi, Shyamakali, Mangala and Vimala.

Sri Ramakrishna – The imagery of fish in net and men bound to the world

Suppose a net has been cast into a lake to catch fish. Some fish are so clever that they are never caught in the net. They are like the ever-free.
But most of the fish are entangled in the net. Some of them try to free themselves from it, and they are like those who seek liberation. But not all the fish that struggle succeed. A very few do jump out of the net, making a big splash in the water. Then the fishermen shout, ‘Look! There goes a big one!’
But most of the fish caught in the net cannot escape, nor do they make any effort to get out. On the contrary, they burrow into the mud with the net in the mouths and lie there quietly, thinking, ‘We need not fear any more we are quite safe here.’ But the poor things do not know that the fishermen will drag them out with the net. These are like the men bound to the world.  Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa