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Goddess Vishalakshi – Information About Goddess Vishalakshi

Vishalakshi is the consort of Vishwanath Shiva and is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Vishalakshi means the ‘wide eyed.’ She is the founding goddess of Kashi. The most important temple dedicated to Goddess Vishalakshi is located in Varanasi. The popular belief is that Vishalakshi Devi Shrine in Kashi or Varanasi is located in the spot where face of Goddess Sati fell. Some people believe that the shrine is located in the spot where the earring fell.  Shiva was carrying the body of Sati who died in Daksha Yajna. Due to this all creation stopped and there was havoc in the universe. To stop this situation, Bhagavan Vishnu cut the body of Sati with Chakra and the places where Sati’s body fell became Shakti Peethas. In most places where Shiva is worshipped as Vishwanath, the name of the consort is usually Vishalakshi. Goddess Vishalakshi is also worshipped in the famous Rameswaram Temple. 

Dwapara Yuga Duration – What is the number of years of Dwapara Yuga?

Dwapara Yuga is the third of the four yugas in Hinduism. The duration or number of years in Dwapara Yuga is calculated differently – one has to convert the years of devas into the years of the human beings. The Duration of Dwapara Yuga is 864,000 human years. Its duration is 2400 years of the Gods. A year of the gods is equal to 360 years of human beings. Thus the duration of Dwapara Yuga is 864,000 human years. In the Dwapara Yuga, Sri Krishna was present on earth. Dharma had only two legs, she had lost her two legs. 

About Patha Sivalayam at One Town in Vijayawada – Sri Bhramaramba Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam

Sri Bhramaramba Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam, popularly known as Patha Sivalayam, is a very popular shrine at One Town in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is noted for its four huge walls with 1008 notches for lighting of earthen lamps around the temple. It is believed that the temple was once. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati is worshipped here as Goddess Bhramaramba. The Hindu writes about the temple  The temple campus extended up to Tarapet railway goods shed in East and up to Chitti Nagar Kotha Ammavari temple in North. A Kala Bhairava idol was unearthed when the priests were performing a pooja to replace ‘Dhwaja sthambam’ a few decades ago. The temple has been renovated time and again by many rulers and also during the British period, says Rachakonda Kameswara Sarma in his book ‘Vijayawada Patha Sivalayam sthala puranam’. The temple got its name Paata Sivalayam, which literally means Old Sivalayam, not merely because it is th