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Tula Rashi Mantra in Hindi – Tula Rashi Mantra

Tula Rashi is the seventh among the 12 moon signs as per traditional Hindu moon astrology. This Tula Rashi Mantra in Hindi is the most important mantra and is chanted for overcoming all astrological related troubles that Tula Rashi faces.
The mantra is highly meritorious and helps in avoiding danger, getting jobs and solving marriage related problems.
The mantra can be chanted while performing daily prayers. 
Tula Rashi Mantra in Hindi

Mother of Arjuna – Who is the Mother of Arjun in the Mahabharata?

Who is the mother Arjun in the Mahabharata? Was he divine born or from a human mother. Story mentioned in the Mahabharat answers as to who is the Mother of Arjuna. Queen Kunti was married to Pandu, the prince of Hastinapura. But Pandu could not have sexual union with Kunti because of a curse.
Kunti in her teenage due to her service to Sage Durvasa had got a boon that she will be able to summon a god and have children in him.
Pandu requested Kunti to make use of the boon.
Thus Arjuna was born when Kunti summoned Indra, the king of the Devas.
The mother of Arjuna is Kunti.
Now a question arises as to did Kunti give birth to Arjuna or she received him as an infant as a blessing from Indra.

No one has ever bothered to answer this question in the scriptures but it is widely believed that she gave birth to Arjuna.

Kanakagiri Utsava – Temple Festival at Kanakagiri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple

Kanakagiri Utsava is annual festival observed at the famous KanakagiriLakshminarasimhaSwamyTemple. Kanakagiri Utsava 2014 date is March 23. The festival is famous for Rathotsava and Jatra of Kanakachalapati. The important festival is held during the Krishna Paksha or waning phase of moon in Phalgun month (February – March).
Rathotsava and Jatra is held during Phalgun Krishna Paksha (Bahula) Saptami – seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month.
Garudotsava (March 21, 2014), which is held during Phalgun Krishna Paksha (Bahula) Panchami – fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month, is another important festival.
The Rathotsava at the temple is unique as the Rath or the chariot that is pulled on the day is believed to one of the biggest in South India.

Mahagauri Mata – Goddess Mahagauri

Mahagauri Mata is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti and this form is worshipped on the eighth day of Navratri. This is a benign and kind form of Durga. Goddess Mahagauri is the mother who nourishes and blesses her children. She is fair, she is happy, she is innocent and she wears white colored clothes.
Mahagauri Mata rides a white bull. She wears a crown with the markings of Chandra – moon god. She is four-armed. She holds trident and hourglass drum. Two of her hands are in Abhaya and Varada posture.
In some images, She is shown as holding conch, chakra, bow and arrow.
A striking feature is the bright light that emits from the precious stone that is part of her earrings.
Mahagauri Mata is propitiated for redemption of sins. She blesses her children that they never remain hungry. She is also worshipped for attaining peace and wealth.  She is also worshipped for early marriage.
Mahagauri Mata Mantra

Choth Mata Photo – Image of Goddess Choth Mata

Choth Mata is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and is widely worshipped in many regions in Rajasthan in India. Below is a photo of Choth Mata worshipped in the famous temple dedicated to the Goddess in Sawai Madhopur. The image of Goddess Choth Mata is in jpeg format and contains all the attires that are used in the murti during pujas and prayers.

A Housewife Who Makes Navratri Bommai Gollu Dolls and They Are Superb

Lakshmi Panduranga, a housewife from Basavanagudi in Bangalore in Karnataka, makes Navratri dolls – the Bommai Gollu Dolls. She stands apart from those who dash to the market to buy Navratri Dolls. She uses pictures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses as reference and creates murtis for Navratri. Her murtis are simple and noteworthy. The Hindu reports 
“My mother used to make dolls since I was a child and she inspired me to take it up. She didn’t teach me how to make the dolls though. The craft, I think, runs in my blood.”  Lakshmi makes her dolls with wax and clay moulds using rice flour. She refers to the picture and draws the outline. “I first create the faces. I paint over them and make the decorations using kundan stones. I then mount the face of the deity onto a lamp which I then use as a reference to tie the silk saris or robes.”  She carves out the deity’s hands and feet using thermocol which she again, decorates. “It usually takes me about two hours to get the shape of the head. I st…