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Udupi Sri Krishna Wallpapers

Below are Udupi Sri Krishna wallpapers based on the murti that is worshipped in the famous Udupi Sri Krishna Temple in Karnataka. The Wallpapers of the black stone murti of Sri Krishna are captivating. Click on the image for a larger view:     Right click to save Related Lord Venkateswara Wallpapers

Chaturanga Sena Formation – Four fold Division of Army in ancient Hindu Tradition

Chaturanga Sena is the four fold division of army in ancient Hindu tradition. Chaturanga Sena consisted of chariots (ratha), elephants (gaja) and horses and infantry. This formation was widely used in wars in ancient India . It must be noted that in important wars mentioned in epics and Puranas, instead of Chaturanga Sena, Sadanga or six fold army fought wars many times. Chariots that were part of the formation were normally driven by horses. In rare instances mules and bulls also were used for the purpose. The banner of the country was flown on the top of the chariots. War elephants used to march head of the army and were used for clearing obstacles in the path of the army. Infantry used to be crushed by the rampaging elephants. Cavalry was the third division of the Chaturanga Sena formation. Thousands of horses participated in each war and played an important role in the victory of the country. Foot soldiers or infantry formed the fourth division of the army. They u

Which Goddess is worshipped during Navratri?

Navratri is dedicated to various manifestations of Mother Goddess Shakti. But which Goddess is worshipped during Navratri? During Navratri Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati are worshipped. Nine forms of Durga known as Navadurga are worshipped on nine days in most regions in India . The nine forms are Goddess Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. In some regions, the first three days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Durga, next three to Lakshmi and the last three to Saraswati. Goddess Saraswati is worshipped mainly in western and southern parts of India during Navrati. The main theme of Navratri in all regions is the annihilation of demon Mahishasura by Goddess Durga. Various forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped on the eighth and ninth day of Navratri. This includes the ferocious forms of Goddess Chamunda and Goddess Kali. On the ninth day small children are worshipped in a ri

Siddhivinayak Tuesday Timings – Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai Tuesday Darshan Timings – Opening and Closing Time on Tuesday

On Tuesday Mumbai Siddhivinayak Temple opening and closing time is extended as Tuesday is dedicated to Ganesha. Detail darshan timings for Tuesday is given below: The Temple opens at 3:15 AM on Tuesday The Temple closes at 12:30 AM on Wednesday Temple is open from 3:15 AM to next day 12:30 AM (Wednesday early hours) Siddhivinayak Tuesday Timings Shree Darshan - The early morning darshan: 3.15 a.m. to 4.45 a.m. Kakad Aarti - The early morning prayer: 5.00 a.m. to 5.30 a.m. Shree Darshan - morning at 5.30 a. m. to afternoon 12.15 p.m. Naivedhya - afternoon at 12.15 p.m. to afternoon 12.30 p.m. Shree Darshan - afternoon at 12.30 p.m. to night 8.45 p.m. Aarti - Night Prayer :Night at 9.30 p.m. to night 10.00 p.m. Shejaarti - The last Aarti of the day before bedtime : night 12.30 a. m. (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti)

Hanuman and Lakshman Murti Porcelain figurine from Lladro – Limited Edition Hanuman and Lakshman Idol

Hanuman and Lakshman Murti in porcelain is from Lladro, a Spanish firm noted for high quality porcelain figurine. They are releasing a Limited Edition idol of Hanuman and Lakshman Murti during 2013. Hanuman and Lakshman Murti murtis are two separate pieces. Lladro has not mentioned a price of 360,000. It is a limited edition and only 1800 pieces are available. Hanuman and Lakshman Murti is part of the scene – Ram Darbar – and  includes Ram and Sita which were released in 2011. Lakshman is shown with his most outstanding attributes: helmet, bow and arrows. Hanuman has been depicted with a helmet as corresponds to his divine origin and in a posture of worshipping Rama. Lladro had earlier released highly quality limited edition porcelain figurines like  Goddess Lakshmi ,  Radha Krishna  and  Lord Krishna . You may also like to read Shiva as Nataraja from Lladro Limited Edition New Ganesha Idols from Lladro – Dancing, Mridangam, Bansuri and Veena Ganesha