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Goddess Totala – About Hindu Goddess Totala

Goddess Totala is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati. In this form she destroys the sins of her devotees. Goddess Totala is more closely associated with the Gauri form of Mother Goddess Shakti. It is said that Goddess Totala talks with her devotees lovingly and in a childish manner. That is why she is known as Totala.
In this form, Mother Goddess is kind and benevolent. She is depicted as a peaceful deity.
She is four-armed. She holds Shula, Akshamala, Danda and white Chauri.
In some regions, Goddess Totala is associated with Goddess Tara. When she is associated with Goddess Tara, she is also the goddess of herbs and medicines.

Temples dedicated to Goddess Totala is found in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Ashta Dikpalas Pictures on Ganjifa Cards

In Hindu tradition, Ashta dikpalas are the eight deities that guard the eight quarters of the world. The eight deities protect the eight cardinal directions with the help of elephants. The pictures are provided by IGNCA. The game of Ganjifa Cards was very popular in ancient India. The cards contain hand painted images of Ashta Dikpalas.

You can view and download Ashta Dikpala Pictures on Ganjifa Cards here at IGNCA website.

Katha Rudra Upanishad Teachings

That spontaneous flash of illumination (realization of nature of the Atman as a result of the pure knowledge arising out of the power of Brahmacharya) that irradiates the world is ever shining. It is indeed the witness of the world, the universal Self, embodiment of purity, substratum of all beings, of the very nature of absolute consciousness through and through.
Neither by work nor through progeny nor by any other means whatsoever, but only by intuitive awareness of Brahman does a person attain Brahman.
That Brahman which is the object of real or supreme Knowledge, is Truth, awareness, Joy (Bliss) and non-dual (One without a second).
He who realizes the inner Self as ‘I am Brahman’, he becomes Brahman Itself. Katha Rudra Upanishad