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Abhaya Hasta Mudra of Hindu Gods

Abhaya Hasta is the pose of hands common to most Hindu Gods. One hand of several of the murtis (idols) of Hindu Gods depicts this pose. The Abhaya Hasta Mudra shows the pose of the hand while conferring protection. Abhaya means to give shelter or protection. In Abhaya Hasta Mudra, the palm of the hand is depicted with fingers pointing upwards. The mudra is in such a way that one feels as if the deity is enquiring about the welfare of the devotee. Those people seeking refuge and escape from materialistic values should meditate on murtis having Abhaya Hasta pose. Related Varada Hasta Mudra of Hindu Gods

Atham Nakshatram Matching Stars for Marriage – Atham Nakshatra Marriage Compatibility

Atham Nakshatram matching stars for marriage in details is given below. It is the 13th birth star among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. Atham marriage compatibility or the very best matching stars are Ashwathy, Bharani, Rohini, Makayiram, Thiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Uthiram (2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarter), Thiruonam and Revathi Other good matching stars with Atham are Kartika, Magham, Pooram, Uthiram (1st quarter), Atham, Chithira (1st and 2nd quarter), Vishakam, Pooradam, Uthiradam, Pooruruttathi and Uthrittathi. Chithira (3rd and 4th quarter), Chothi, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam and Avittam are okay – means not bad. Birth Star that does not match with Atham is Chathayam.

Gautam Rishi Temple in Kullu – Manali in Himachal Pradesh Performs Pran Pratishta After 1000 years

Dedicated to Sage Gautam, the Gautam Rishi Temple is located at Goshal Village in Kullu – Manali in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is also dedicated to Sage Vyas and Kanchan Nag. The Pran Pratishta was held after 1000 years in the temple on December 1. This ritual of infusing life into the murti is a very rare ritual. Times of India reports  Thousands of devotees, including tourists, thronged the village to witness the three-day once-in-a-lifetime ceremony. The ceremony included erecting an over 70 feet high huge wooden staff (dhwaja) in temple premises after about 31 years. The pole was brought to the temple from a nearby forest, using ropes.  Palanquins of Goddess Hadimba, Manu Rishi, Vashisht Rishi, Parashar Rishi, Piyuli Nag and Mata Sharvari were present at the ceremony.