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Story of Malikapurathamma at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

Malikapurathamma is the Goddess that is worshipped in a subsidiary shrine at SabarimalaAyyappaTemple. MalikapurathammaTemple is visited after having darshan of SabarimalaAyyappaTemple. As per the story of Malikapurathamma, she is Demoness Mahishi who was annihilated by Ayyappa.
When Mahishi – the buffalo-headed demon – was killed by Ayyappa, she changed into a beautiful woman. Mahishi in her previous birth was the daughter of Sage Galvan. She was cursed by a student of Galvan to become a buffalo headed demon.
With Ayyappa killing Mahishi, she attained reprieve from curse.
The beautiful woman wanted to marry Ayyappa. But Ayyappa told her that he is a Brahmachari. Ayyappa asked her to reside near his temple in Sabarimala. Her temple in time came to be known as MalikapurathammaTemple.
Ayyappa also told her that He will marry her when no first timer (kanni Ayyappa) comes to Sabarimala Ayyappa temple.

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Uttarashada Nakshatra Matching Stars for Marriage – Uttara Shada Nakshatra Marriage Compatibility

Uttarashada Nakshatra matching stars for marriage in details is given below. Uttara Shada is the 21st birth star among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. Uttarashada marriage compatibility or the very best matching stars are Uttara Phalguni, Swathi and Purvashada
Other good matching stars with Uttarashada are Ardra, Pushya, Purva Phalguni, Hasta, Anuradha, Mool, Uttarashada, Shravan, Shatabhisak and Purva Bhadra (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter)
Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika, Rohini, Aslesha, Magha, Chitra, Vishaka (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter), Jyeshta, Dhanishta, Purva Bhadra (4th quarter), Uttara Bhadra and Revathi are okay – means not bad.
Stars that do not match with Uttarashada are Mrigasira, Punarvasu and Vishaka (4th quarter).

Story of Devapi – Elder Brother of Shantanu in the Epic Mahabharata

Devapi belonged to the clan of Kurus and was the son of Pratipa, king of the lunar race. As per Bhagavad Purana and Mahabharata, he was the elder brother of Shantanu and Bahlika. Legend has it that when Shantanu became the king of Hastinapura there was no rain for 12 years. This resulted in a terrible famine.
People believed that the severe drought was the result of younger brother (Shantanu) occupying the throne, when the elder brother (Devapi) was still alive. As a solution to the drought, Shantanu then offered the kingdom to Devapi. But he rejected it and instead agreed to be the chief priest for conducting a yajna to invoke gods for rain. Devapi thus succeeded in bringing rain to Hastinapura.
There are numerous reasons given as to why Devapi was excluded from the throne. Brahadevata states that he suffered from a skin disease.
Mahabharata states that Devapi was crippled and so the people objected to him ascending the throne.
Bhagavad Purana states that when he was denied the thro…

Ganesha Murti (Idol) made of 21 lakh Shivlingi Seeds

Shivlingi Seeds are so named because the seeds resemble Shiva Lingam. Jagjit Singh Chhabra, based in Indore, created a 3-feet murti of Ganesha using Shivling seeds. The murti is unique and the effort put behind it is monstrous because the dimension of the Shivlingi seed is 5.5 mm in length, 3.5 mm in width and 3.5mm in height. He used 2,100,000 (21 lakh) seeds to create the 3-feet Ganesh murti.
Shivlingi is a medical plant found in India. Botanical name is Bryonia laciniosa Linn. In English, it is known as Diplocyclos palmatus, Lollipop climber, and Native bryony.
You can find more details about this unique effort and contact Jagjit Singh Chhabra here at his blog.
Shivlingi is known as Linga konde balli in Kannada; Aiviralikkova and Neyyunni in Malayalam; Aiviralikkovai, Shivalingakkay, Iyveli in Tamil and Linga Donda in Telugu.

When One is Self Realized He Immediately Becomes Happy and Joyful – Bhagavad Gita

After many births and deaths, one who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare. (Bhagavad Gita 7.19)
When One is Self Realized He Immediately Becomes Happy and Joyful (Bhagavad Gita 18.54)
Of all yogis, the one with great faith who always abides in Me, thinks of Me within himself, and renders transcendental loving service to Me – he is the most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all. That is My opinion. (Bhagavad Gita 6.47)

The humble sages, by virtue of true knowledge, see with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmna, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog eater. (Bhagavad Gita 5.18)