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Vasus in Hinduism

Vasus in Hinduism is the combined name given to eight deities who are worshipped for wealth and prosperity. Bhishma in the Mahabharata is an incarnation of a Vasu. Eight Vasus are Apa or Aha, Dhruva, Soma, Dhara or Dhava, Anila, Anala, Pratyusha and Prabhasa. Legend has it that one of the Vasus to please his wife stole the Divine Cow Nandhini from the Ashram of Sage Vasishta. Other Vasus joined in the theft. Sage Vasishta who came to know about the theft, cursed the Vasus to be born on earth. But the Vasus repented the action and asked for forgiveness. Sage Vasishta relented and told them that seven of them will not have to spend a long time on earth and their curse will end soon after their birth. The one who stole the cow was to spend long time on earth practicing and propagating virtue. To fulfill the curse, Vasus were born on earth as the sons of King Shantanu and Ganga . Before marriage, Ganga had told Shantanu that she should not question any of her actions. If she

Ulsoor Someshwara Temple – Bangalore

Sri Someshwara Temple at Ulsoor in  Bangalore  is a popular shrine in Karnataka dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. It is one of the largest temples in Bangalore area and is famous for its architectural beauty. The temple is unique as there is separate shrine dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. Five Shivlings in Temple The Shivling that is worshipped in the temple is Swayambhu – appeared on its own. The temple has five Lingas (panchalingas of Sri Someshwara, Sri Nanjundeshwara, Sri Arunachaleshwara, Sri Bhimeshwara and Sri Chandramoulishwara). Images of 84 Nayanars The temple also has 84 images of Shivabhaktas called Nayanars whose classless beliefs transcended all barriers of caste, class and gender. Unique Architecture of Temple The temple has a Garudagamba, Raja Gopura, Bali Peetha, Dhvajasthamba and Vimana Gopura. The popular belief is that seeing the above parts of temple is equal to worshipping the main murti in the temple. As all the five parts are present at Ulsoor

Sri Sri Babathakur Teachings

A collection of Sri Sri Babathakur teachings. I have no mission at all, yet My only mission, the missionless mission, is to spread out this ‘Science of Oneness’, ‘Adhyatma Vidya’, to the people of the world, irrespective of caste, creed, sect, faith, religion, etc., without any sense of restriction or limitation, just like the luminous function of the sun which itself remains unattached by all objects of the creation that it illumines. Consider Your house to be Ashram Your body to be temple Your mind to be priest Your Self to be Ishta Wisdom to be your Realization Knock, knock the heart door, the door will open and all diversities will disappear with the dawn of Self-knowledge. Enlighten yourself with light of Oneness and gradually you will be illuminated. Sri Sri Babathakur