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Govardhan Hill Is Shrinking By The Size Of Mustard Seed Daily

Govardhan Hill, which was lifted by Lord Krishna to save the people of Braj from heavy rains and flood created by Indra, is shrinking by the size of a mustard seed daily. The huge hill which was believed to be nearly 30,000 meters high is today just 30 meters high. It is believed that by the end of the Kali Yuga, Govardhan hill will vanish completely. So why is Govardhan Hill is Shrinking? Legend has it that in the Satya Yuga, Sage Pulastya had cursed the hill that it will reduce by the size of mustard seed daily. Sage Pulastya was residing in the holy city of Kashi and wanted to have a holy mountain that will match the stature of Ganga River . He then approaches Dronachala, the king of mountains, and asks him for his son Govardhan. Dronachala was reluctant to part with his favorite son. But Govardhan agrees to accompany the Sage as he did not want his father to be cursed. Govardhan agrees to accompany the Sage but on the condition that he should not be kept down

Stamps on Hindu Temples by India Post – Postage Stamps on Hindu Temples in India

India Post has issued several commemorative postage stamps on Hindu Temples in India . Here is a look at stamps issued by India Post from 2001 to 2013. These four stamps were released as part of Temple architecture series in 2001 Konark Sun Temple in 2002 Tripureshwari Temple in Udaipur was released in 2003 Puri Jagannath Temple in 2003 Tirupati Ananda Nilayam in 2003 Brihadeeshwarar Temple in 2010