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Goddess Nilakanthi

Goddess Nilakanthi is one among the numerous manifestations of Goddess Durga. She is counted one among the nine durgas in the Agamas. Goddess Nilakanthi is the bestower of wealth and happiness to her devotees.
Goddess Nilakanthi is depicted as having four arms. She holds trishul, khetaka and a drinking vessel. One of her hands is in Varada pose.
There are no known temples where Goddess Nilakanthi is exclusively worshipped. She is worshipped as subsidiary deity in temples in South India.
It is also difficult to recognize Her Murti as she is considered as Durga in many temples. The name Nilakanthi will not be mentioned near the murti.

Story by Mata Amritanandamayi – What brings success in life is our ability to face any situation with equanimity

Story by Mata Amritanandamayi that explains who success in life is brought by our ability to face any situation with equanimity.

A flight to New York, scheduled to leave at 10 o’clock, was ready to take off at an airport. The passengers were feeling impatient while waiting in line to board the plane. Suddenly an announcement was made that the flight to New York was cancelled due to an aircraft malfunction. Passengers were asked to accept the inconvenience. There was a big commotion among the passengers on hearing this announcement. In the midst of this commotion, a businessman went up to the counter and lost his temper, “Do you know that I will lose millions of dollars in business if I do not get to my meeting on time tomorrow? Who will compensate for my loss? I am going to sue you and your airlines for a huge amount of money for all the losses I will incur. I will see you in court,” he thundered.

The person at the counter began explaining with humility, “Sir, excuse us.” “No, no,” …