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Goddess Trailokya Sundari – About Manifestation of Goddess Trilokya Sundari

Goddess Trailokya Sundari is a powerful manifestation of Goddess Shakti. Story of Trilokya Sundari is found in the Kashi Kanda of Skanda Purana and in Devi Bhagavatam.
Legend has it that when Goddess Shakti was fighting Demon Durgasur, She released numerous forms of energy. One such energy was Trailokya Sundari.
Trailokya Sundari then fought with the army of Durgasur. She released fireballs on the army and created havoc on the battlefield.
Goddess Trailokya Sundari murti is worshipped in a temple near Nal Koopeshwar in Varanasi.

Women pray at the temple for the long life of their husbands. The goddess blesses devotees with peace and prosperity.

Aslesha Nakshatra Marriage Compatibility – Ashlesha Nakshatra Matching Stars for Marriage

Aslesha Nakshatra Marriage compatibility or matching stars with Ashlesha for marriage in detail is given below. It is the 9th among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. The best matching star with Ashlesha born is a person born in Kartika (or Krittika) and Revati Nakshatra.
Other good matching stars with Aslesha Nakshatra are Mrigasira (3rd and 4th quarter), Ardra, Punarvasu (1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter), Jyeshta, Dhanishta, Shathabhisak, Purva Bhadra (4th quarter) and Uttara Bhadra.
Ashwini, Bharani, Rohini, Mrigasira (1st and 2nd quarter), Punarvasu (4th quarter), Pushya, Aslesha, Magha, Uttara Phalguni, Chitra, Vishakha, Anuradha, Mool, Purva Shada, Uttara Shada, Purva Bhadra (1st, 2nd, 3rd quarter), are okay – neither good nor bad.
Stars that do not match with Aslesha Nakshatra are Purva Phalguni, Hasta, Swati, and Shravan.

Chauth Mata Mandir at Barwada in Rajasthan – Chauth Mata Temple at Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan

Chauth Mata Mandir is located at Chauth ka Barwada in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Chauth Mataji. ChauthMataTemple also houses a murti of Hindu God Ganesha. The mandir is located around 180 km from Jaipur. The temple is located around 25 km from Sawai Madhopur.
The original temple is believed to have been built in 1394 AD. Shri Bhim Singhji Chauhan the ruler of the region had a dream of Goddess Chauth Mataji and she guided him to build a temple in the region. He then built a temple on the highest mountain of the AravaliRanges. Later a murti of Ganesha was installed in the vicinity of the temple.
The Goddess Chauth Mataji murti worshipped in the temple sits on a lion. The murti is made of white marble. There is also a murti of Bhairava in the sanctum sanctorum.
One has to climb nearly 700 steps to reach the temple. The double storied temple has a verandah and is typical Rajasthani Mandir.
The most important festivals in the temples are held during t…

Meat Eating Tradition in Hindu Religion

Article titled ‘In search of Yajnavalkya’s lunch’ by Samar Halarnkar in Livemint attempts to discover the meat eating tradition in Hindu religion. Shatapatha Brahmana is one of the chief sources of information about the Vedic age and the author of the article uses it as a prime source to prove his view that ancient Hindus ate meat including beef. From the article - In search of Yajnavalkya’s lunch  One of those dogmas deal with what is now a central tenet of Hindu society: the abjuring of meat, particularly beef. But meat-eating—and its rules and customs—is widely discussed in Hinduism’s sacred scriptures. In his seminal work, Indian Food: A Historical Companion, the late K.T. Achaya, a food historian and scientist, describes in great detail how the Harappans, the Vedic Aryans and ancient south Indians, “like their contemporaries elsewhere in the world”, enjoyed eating a variety of animals and drinking liquor. Achaya notes that 50 animals were deemed fit for sacrifice, “and by inferen…

Mahabharata Teachings on Dharma

Teachings on Dharma from Epic Mahabharata
That which upholds is called dharma; all beings are sustained by dharma. Anything that is capable of holding things together – know it for certain, that is dharma.   (Mahabharata, 12.110.11)
Do not do to others what is not agreeable to oneself. This, in brief, is dharma; everything else proceeds from desire.   (Mahabharata, 13.114.8)
The wise speak of dharma as residing in the minds of all beings. Therefore, let goodwill flow for all beings from the mind.
He indeed is called wise who is not swayed from his goal by anger, delight, pride, shame, arrogance, or self-importance.  (Mahabharata, 5.33.17)
He indeed is called wise whose actions are not affected by climatic changes – heat and cold – fear, lust, and change of fortune – prosperity or poverty. (Mahabharata, 5.33.19)