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Vakdevi – About Hindu Goddess Vakdevi

Vakdevi is the Hindu Goddess of speech, sound, language and learning and finds reference in the Rig Veda. She is what all living beings utter. The Puranas and post Vedic literature associated with Hinduism equate Vakdevi with Goddess Saraswati.
Vakdevi cannot be easily pleased. One can get her blessings only through hard work. But her blessings will never be taken back. Once She blesses it remains with the living being forever.
Here Vakdevi differs from Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity. The blessing of wealth that is showered by Goddess Lakshmi can be taken away at anytime. But the blessing of knowledge showered by Goddess Vakdevi remains life long.
It must be noted that in Puranas, Goddess Vakdevi is identified with Goddess Saraswati.
It is believed that earlier, Vakdevi used to stand by the side of Bhagvan Vishnu. For example, the Lord Jagannath is flanked by Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Vakdevi. But later on Vakdevi did not find a place. It is now believed that Vakdevi…

Sabarimala Thiruvabharanam Procession 2018 to starts on January 12

The Thiruvabharanam Procession from PandalamValiyakoickalSreeDharmaSasthaTemple to SabarimalaAyyappaTemple carries the ornaments in gold to be adorned on the murti of Ayyappa Swamy on Makaravilakku Puja day. In 2018, Sabarimala Thiruvabharanam Procession will begin on January 12. The Makaravilakku Puja is on the evening of January 14, 2017.

This year the procession will be taking the traditional route. For past several decades, the traditional route was not followed. The New Indian Express reports  The Thiruvabharanam, kept in three sandalwood boxes, will be carried on head by a traditional 12-member team led by Kulathinal Gangadharan Pillai and Pratapan. The three-day procession will leave Pandalam Valiyakoickal temple at 1 pm after witnessing a golden eagle in the sky above the temple.

Overcome fear the moment it appears or it will overpower you – Dada J P Vaswani

You will not be truly happy until your heart is warmed by the spark of love.
To have real fun we must surprise others by being extra loving and kind to them.
The worst amongst us will surely have some virtues. May we see the virtues and not the faults.
Every pleasant or unpleasant experience is for my good, never lose your faith in God. Let your faith in the Lord be absolute.
Overcome fear the moment it appears or it will overpower you.
The secret of harmony is respect the other person and in non essential matters, yield! Dada J P Vaswani