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How Vishnu Got Kaumodaki Mace?

Kaumodaki is the mace or club of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. Krishna, the Purna Avatar of Vishnu, received the Kaumodaki Mace from Agni. Legend has it that Agni gave Vishnu the mace for helping in performing the Khandava Dahanam or the burning of the Khandava forest. The story how Vishnu got Kaumodaki mace is found in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata.

Agni had got the Kaumodaki Mace from Varuna, the sea god. 
Once there was a king named Shvetaki. He conducted several types of yajnas for several years and this filled the kingdom with smoke. The yajna place was continuously under smoke and the Rishis found it difficult to even breathe. They all left the place.
This did not deter Shvetaki who decided to conduct another yajna for 12 years but none of the Rishis were ready to take part in it.
Shvetaki then prayed to Shiva for a solution and He gave him Durvaasas as the priest for the yajna.
Durvaasas continued the yajna for 12 years pouring unlimited materials into Agni.
Agni was now overfed…

Goddess Bageshvari Worship on Tuesdays in Shravan Month

Goddess Bageshvari is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Tuesdays in the Shravan Month is dedicated to the Goddess. Mangalvar or Tuesdays in the Shravan Month (July – August) is generally dedicated to worship of Mother Goddess. In 2018, Shravan month in North India is from July 28 to August 26. The month is also famous for the Mangalagauri Puja on Tuesdays.
The most important puja and rituals are held at the Bageshvari Temple at Gaya in Bihar.
Devotees offer prayers for a good harvest, peace and prosperity.
A mela is held during the period in the vicinity of the Bageshvari Temple at Gaya and it attracts thousands of people.

Study Ramaraksha Stotram Online – With help of text and audio

Ramaraksha Stotram is dedicated to Bhagvan Sri Ram. Now you can learn the entire prayer online. You can read the Sanskrit text, transliteration in English, easy break up of words, meaning and gist. The course also provides audio help. The entire course is free.

The prayer is credited to Budhakaushika and is chanted for gaining protection. The prayer is chanted by many Hindus daily.
You can study Ramaraksha Stotram Online here. 

One succeeds in spiritual life by adoring God through his natural activities –Bhagavad Gita

Noble souls, having divine nature, adore Me with single-mindedness, knowing Me as the immutable source of everything. Always glorifying Me and striving for perfection, these persons of firm dedication adore Me by paying repeated obeisance and being ever endowed with devotion.
From whom is the evolution of all beings, by whom is everything pervaded — by adoring Him through one’s work, a human being achieves perfection.
A human being succeeds in spiritual life by adoring God through his natural activities. (Chapter 18. 46)
Whoever offers Me even a leaf, a flower, a fruit, or a drop of water with love, I accept that gift from the pure-hearted soul. Bhagavad Gita