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Mookambika Devi Prayer Lyrics in Malayalam

This particular Mookambika Devi prayer is titled Sri Mookambika Devi Sahsranamam. The lyrics of the prayer is in Malayalam. You can download the entire prayer for free. Shreyas foundation is providing the online digital version of the prayer.
Goddess Mookambika Devi is worshipped at the famous KollurMookambikaTemple in Karnataka. She blesses devotees with good health, intellect and prosperity.
You can download the Mookambika Devi Prayer in Malayalam here.

Rules for the Strokes of the Bell in Temple – Number of Times a Bell Should be rung in Hindu Temple

Ringing of bells is an important practice in a HinduTemple. Currently majority of Hindus do not follow any rule regarding number of times a bell should be rung in the temple. But there are rules for the strokes of the bell.
One stroke of the bell indicates moksha or salvation. It is performed by devotees whose sole prayer is self realization.
Two strokes is enjoyment. Thanksgiving for desires fulfilled etc.
Three strokes are for achievement of materialistic desires. A devotee strikes the bell three times when he prayers for fulfillment of various desires.
During puja when lamp alone is lit one needs to stroke the bell only a single time.
When incense is waved, lamp is lit and food is offered the bell should be stroked two times.
It must be noted that today most devotees ring bells in temple as an invitation to gods or to garner attention of the deity or announce the presence of the devotee.

How to perform naming ceremony as per Malayali Kerala Hindu Ceremony? – How to do Malayalam Peridal ceremony?

Peridal is the naming ceremony of a child after birth among Malayali Hindu families in Kerala. It is now performed on the 28th day after the birth of the baby as per traditional Malayalam calendar. Here is a brief description of how the ceremony is performed by Malayalis in Kerala.
On the naming ceremony day, the child is bathed, dressed in new dress and is taken to a nearby temple for offering worship.
The naming ceremony is usually performed in the home.
Earlier it was the maternal uncle who used to name the baby. Today it is performed by father or grandfather.
The person performing the naming ceremony sits on a traditional wooden seat or on the ground facing east. The child is then kept in his lap.
A lighted lamp is placed in front.
Prayers are offered to Ganesha.
A betel leaf is then rounded to create a hollow in the middle.
The person then proclaims the name of the child three times, first into the right ear and again three times into the left ear through the hollow of a betel …

Who is the author of Gayatri Mantra?

Gayatri mantra is on of the most important prayer in Hindu Religion. It is part of the Rig Veda but who is the author of Gayatri Matra? Vedas are believed to have been directly conveyed to God to saints on earth. Thus Vedas contains the hymns written by several sages. These sages had attained divine power and they lived for a very long period and could travel around the universe.
It is widely believed that Sage Visvamitra composed the Gayatri mantra.
Vishwamitra Maharishi played an important role in many major incidents in the Hindu Puranas.

Who is the author of Ramayana in Sanskrit?

Ramayana is one among the two epics in Hinduism. It narrates the story of Bhagvan Sri Ram and Mata Sita and was written in Dev Vani Sanskrit. But who is the author of Ramayana? The author of Ramayana is Sage Valmiki (Adi Kavi Maharishi Valmiki). The exact date when Valmiki wrote the Ramayan is not known.
Apart from writing the immortal classic Ramayan, Sage Valmiki is one of the greatest saints of the ancient world who through his life and teachings prompted people to think and react against social inequalities.
Related Ramayana Written by Hanuman

Jyeshta Nakshatra Colour – Which is the Lucky Color of Jyeshta Nakshatra?

Jyeshta Nakshatra is the 17th among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. The lucky colors for people born in the Nakshatra Jyeshta are Red and Orange. As per Hindu astrology a particular type of color is dedicated to a certain Nakshatra which is lucky for the birth star.
Jyeshta Nakshatra is housed in Vrischika Rashi or Scorpio Zodiac.
Wearing Red or Orange color or shades of red or orange color dress for interviews and other competitions are lucky for those people born in this Nakshatra.
The colors to be completely avoided are Black and Deep Yellow.

There is no multiplicity here – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

As a lump of salt thrown in water dissolves and cannot be taken out again, though wherever we taste the water it is salty, even so, the separate self dissolves in the sea of pure consciousness, infinite and immortal.
Separateness arises from identifying the Self with the body, which is made up of the elements; when this physical identification dissolves there can be no more separate self.
There is no multiplicity here.
The Self is to be heard of, reasoned about, and meditated upon.
He is the organs; he is ten and thousands – many and infinite. That Brahman is without prior or posterior, without interior or exterior. This Self, the perceiver of everything, is Brahman. This is the teaching. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad