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Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple Photos – Mysore Chamundeshwari Images

Chamundeswari temple is located atop the Chamundi Hill. Below are some Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple Photos. The images include that of Chamundeswari Devi, Festival, the temple, Mahishasura and the famous Nandi. The temples are copyrighted to the official website of the Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple . Click on the image for a larger view.

Mother of Sita in Ramayana – Who is the Mother of Sitaji in Ramayan

Mother of Sita in Ramayana is a perplexing question. There is no straightforward answer to the question as to who is the mother of Sitaji. In Ramayan, Mata Sita is an incarnation of  Goddess Lakshmi  and appeared on earth with the sole purpose of being the wife of Bhagvan Sri Ram, the incarnation of Vishnu. Sita was found by King Janaka while ploughing the field. As she came up from earth, it is widely believed that Mother Earth of Bhumi Devi is the mother of Sitaji. It must noted that some folklores and stories in certain communities suggest that Sita was the daughter of Mandodari, wife of demon king Ravana . Related Sita as Daughter of  Mandodari

Kalratri Devi – About Goddess Kalratri Mata

Kalratri Devi is a fierce manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Goddess Kalratri Mata is worshipped on the seventh day of the Navratri (September – October). She is also worshipped during the Paush Month (December – January). She gets the name Kalratri as she is dark in color. Kalratri Devi has disheveled hair which is spread out. She wears a garland made of shining material. Fire emits from her eyes and nostrils. She rides a donkey. Her upper part of the body is covered with a red cloth and lower part is covered with skin of a tiger. Kalratri Mata is four armed and two of her hands are in Varada Mudra (blessing) and Abhaya Mudra (protection). One hand holds a sickle. Sometimes in one hand she holds the head of an Adharmic person – at other times the hand holds a trident. The popular belief is that worshipping Kalratri Devi will provide relief from fear of darkness, ghosts, fire and water. Constant worship of her helps in defeating the enemies. The Goddess might

Siddhivinayak Timings – Opening and Closing Time - Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai Daily Darshan Timings

Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabhadevi in Mumbai attracts millions of devotees in a month. Siddhivinayak Timings are given below. The temple daily darshan timings are in India Standard Time. Opening and closing time of the temple may sometimes change depending on local conditions. Siddhivinayak Timings Wednesday to Monday Temple is open from 5:30 AM to 9:50 PM Tuesday Temple is open from 3:15 AM to next day 12:30 AM (Wednesday early hours) Sankashti Chaturthi Timing (4th day after full moon) Temple is open from 4:30 AM to 90 minutes after moonrise. Monthly Vinayaki Chaturthi Timing (4th day after no moon) Temple is open from 5:30 AM to 7:30 AM Devotees are not permitted in the main Temple are from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM Temple is open from 1:00 PM to 9:50 PM Wednesday to Monday Details of Pujas and Timings Kakad Aarti - The early morning prayer: at 5.30 AM to 6.00 AM Shree Darshan - morning at 6.00 AM to afternoon 12.15 PM Naivedhya - after