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Mantra of Ek Mukhi Rudraksha – Mantra to Be Chanted while wearing and praying to One-Faced Rudraksh

Worn for attaining wealth, Ek Mukhi Rudraksha or one-faced Rudraksh in round form is very rare. The mantra to be chanted while wearing Ek Mukhi Rudraksha is given below in Hindi and English. Today majority of people wear it for attaining the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. Ek Mukhi Rudraksha Mantra in Hindi One-Faced Rudraksh Mantra in English Om Aim Hum ohm Ai Om

Kanchipuram Kamakshi Amman Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Time at Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram

Dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi, Kanchipuram Kamakshi Amman Temple is a very popular Shakti Shrine in India . The opening and closing darshan time at the temple is given below in detail. The temple timings will be extended during special rituals and festivals. Also during Grahan or eclipse in Tamil Nadu, the temple will remain close for nearly 12 hours. Kamakshi Amman Temple Kanchipuram Timings Opening Time – Morning Darshan Time 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM Evening Darshan Time 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Extended time during Navratri Festival (September – October)

Tripada Murti Form of Shiva

Tripada Murti is a unique murti form of Shiva with Bhagvan Vishnu and Brahma emerging from him – from the thigh of Shiva. In this form, Shiva stands on single leg. You can see Brahma and Vishnu emerging from the thigh of Shiva. You can also see the legs of Brahma and Vishnu. The murti is referred as Tripada murti only when the leg of Vishnu is visible. Brahma emerges from the right side of Shiva and Vishnu emerges from the left side. Tripada Murti form of Shiva is closely associated with Tantric worship. This murti is found mainly in South India, Orissa, Rajasthan and Nepal. Symbolically, this murti reminds devotees about the single source from which all animate and inanimate are born, rests and returns.

Which is the third avatar of Lord Vishnu? – Third Avatar or Incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu

Third avatar of Vishnu happened to rescue Mother Earth who was pushed down by demon Hiranyaksha. This incarnation was to help restore Mother Earth. As per Hindu scriptures the third Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu is the Varaha Avatar – which is referred as the boar incarnation. The story of Varaha avatar is one that symbolically narrates how ignorance can overcome human beings and push them down to the dark. Story of Varaha Avatar is found in the Vishnu Purana and Varaha Purana. Related Varaha Avatar Story

Gadidam Venkateswara Temple

Gadidam Venkateswara Temple is dedicated Bhagvan Vishnu and is located at Devaragudipalli Village near Bagepalli Town in Karnataka. Legend has it that the temple was constructed by King Janamejaya for washing away the sins caused by killing of snakes in the Sarpayaga in the Mahabharata. The temple was later renovated by the Chola and Vijayanagara kings. The original name of the temple is Sri Bhooneeladevi sahita Gadidam Prasanna Venkateswara Temple . It is also known as Shri Lakshmi Venkataramana Swamy Temple . After the Mahabharata period, the temple was forgotten and the murti remained covered by an anthill. Thousand years later a Chola king had a dream about the murti and he discovered the murti and installed it. Today the Prasanna Venkateswara murti is flanked by Goddess Bhudevi and Goddess Nila Devi. Nearby the temple flows the Chitravati River and the Gadidam mountains are to the south of the temple. The huge temple complex also houses the muri

Shortage of Wood to build the three Chariots for Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra

There is acute shortage of big logs of wood required for the construction of three chariots for Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. The shortage is because fresh wood is used every year to build the chariot. So is it necessary to cut fresh wood every year to build the chariots? Can’t the wood be reused? Mid Day reports  "We require at least 42 big logs for making of Tumba (the middle of the wheels). But, so far the state government could supply only 28 pieces of logs of required dimension," said an official after the meeting.  Sources said that about 13,000 cubic feet of wood worth Rs 60 lakh is required every year for construction of three temple size chariots.  Therefore, about 1,000 trees of 862 species need to be cut annually for construction of Lord's chariots.  Though the environmentalists had earlier raised voice against cutting of large number of trees for making chariots every year, crores of Jagannath devotees have demanded continuance of the tradition