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Garuda Mantra – Lyrics of Garuda Mantra in Hindi and English

Garuda Mantra is dedicated to Garuda – the divine bird – who is the vehicle or Vahana of Vishnu. The lyrics given below in Hindi and English is of the Garuda Gayatri Mantram. Chanting it will help in overcoming fears of snakes. It is also chanted for attaining strength. Garuda Mantram is ideal for performing well in exams and interviews. How to Chant the Garuda Mantra? The mantra should be chanted in the evening and morning facing northeast. For best result the person chanting mantra should wear yellow color clothes. Light lamp using cow ghee before a picture of Garuda with Lord Vishnu. Offer yellow color flower agarbatti or dhoop Offer chandan tilak on the picture and apply it on your forehead. Offer yellow color flowers. Offer uncooked rice. Offer a seasonal fruit and later share the fruit with family members Chant the mantra 108 times Garuda Mantra in Hindi ॐ तात्पुरषाय विद्महे सुवर्णपक्षाय  धीमहि। तन्नो गरुड़: प्रचोदयात।   Garuda Mantra Lyrics in H

Documents and Rules and Regulations for Temple Wedding in Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu

To get married in a Hindu Temple in Tamil Nadu the groom and bride (the boy and girl or couple) need to produce a certain set of documents. They also need to follow the rules and regulations of the concerned temple. These are displayed on the notice boards in important temples in Tamil Nadu. The filmy type of sudden runaway marriage in front of the murti in the temple performed by a priest never happens in reality. The Documents needed are: Birth Certificates of Bride and Groom Address proof of Bride and Groom Age proof (Birth certificate, School Leaving certificate etc) A Tahsildar-attested document stating that it is the first marriage for both bride and groom. A letter of consent from both parents. These are the basic documents needed for conducting a marriage in the temple. They might vary from temple to temple. After the marriage is completed a certificate is issued from the temple. You have to take this certificate to the registrar who will issue a gover

Agni Mantra dedicated to Hindu fire god – Agni Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi and English

Agni Mantra is dedicated to Agni Bhagvan, the Hindu fire god. This particular mantra is the powerful Agni Gayatri Mantra. It is chanted for welfare of earth and for peace and prosperity in the family. The text of the mantra is given below in Hindi and English. You can chant the mantra daily during morning and evening hours. Agni Mantra in Hindi Agni Gayatri Mantra in English

Which is the biggest and largest Hindu Temple in Karnataka?

Some of the biggest and largest Hindu Temples in India are found in the state of Karnataka. These include many popular Shiva temples. But which is the biggest and largest Hindu Temple in Karnataka? Any guess? An exercise to find the biggest temple has not been carried out. But it is widely believed that Srikanteshwara Temple at Nanjangudu is the largest and biggest temple in Karnataka. Nanjundeshwara Temple measures 385 feet by 160 feet, with a total area of 50,000 square feet. The Mahadvara (main entrance) is seven – storey high and is decorated with seven gold plated Kalasas that add a further three meters to its loftiness. Note - The famous  Murudeshwar Temple in Uttara Kannada Districtof Karnataka possesses at 249-feet Rajagopura – which is believed to be the largest in the world.