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Charma Munda Devi – Goddess Charma Munda Devi

Charma Munda Devi is a fierce form of Mother Goddess Shakti. Information about Charma Munda Devi is found in the Kashi Khand of Skanda Purana. The goddess is worshipped as an unimaginably huge figure that is attempting to devour the galaxy. In murti form, Charma Munda Devi holds a knife and skull in her hands. She has huge hands. In some descriptions she has thousand hands. She completely devours all that follow Adharma. It is widely believed that Charma Munda Devi protects and helps those who follow dharma. One of the temples dedicated to this form of Goddess Shakti is located in Varanasi .

Makam Nakshatram Matching Stars for Marriage – Magham Nakshatra Marriage Compatibility

Makam Nakshatram matching stars for marriage in details is given below. It is the tenth birth star among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. Magham marriage compatibility or the very best matching stars are Moolam and Chathayam Other good matching stars with Magham are Ashwathy, Rohini, Ayiliyam, Magham, Pooruruttathi (4th quarter) and Uthrittathi Bharani, Kartika, Makayiram (1st and 2nd quarter), Thiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam,  Pooram, Uthiram (1st quarter), Atham, Chithira (3rd and 4th quarter), Chothi, Vishakam, Triketta, Pooradam, Thiruonam, Avittam (3rd and 4th quarter), Poorruttathi (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter) and Revathi are okay – means not bad. Starts that do not match with Magha are Makayiram (3rd and 4th quarter), Uthiram (2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter), Chithira (1st and 2nd quarter), Anizham, Uthiradam and Avittam (1st and 2nd quarter).

Rubbing of Ghee on the Stone Walls of Kedarnath Temple Threatens to Erode the Temple

Kedarnath Temple Withstood the Himalayan Deluge of June 2013 but people who are working on the restoration of the temple have found a new problem – ghee. Devotees after offering ghee with bare hands to the Shivling in the temple rub their hands on the walls of the Kedarnath Temple . This is a bad manner followed by devotees in most temples in India . The bad practice of cleaning off the ghee on the temple walls have been going on for decades. Now there is a thick layer of ghee on the walls of the temple and is infested with worms. The thick layer stops the natural breathing of the rocks and this is leading to decay of the walls. Due to this bad practice, engravings and paintings on the temple walls have been damaged. India Today reports  ASI Director ( Science branch) K. S. Rana says, " We have not witnessed the typical problem in any of our projects, which we had to face in the Kedarnath shrine. The ghee deposits turn hard with drop in temperature in the valley