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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 over coming fears of snakes. It is also chanted for attaining strength.
Garuda Mantram is ideal for performing well in exams and interviews.
Garuda Mantra in Hindi

Garuda Mantra Lyrics in Hindi and English

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

To get married in a HinduTemple 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 government approved marriage ce…

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

Story of Hanuman and Suvarchala Devi

Story of Hanuman and Suvarchala is found in the Puranas. Hanuman married Suvarchala ritualistically to learn all the nine scriptures. Legend has it that Surya, the guru of Hanuman, could not teach his student all the nine scriptures as one of the scripture could only be taught to a married person. This scripture was associates with Grammar.
Hanuman was Bal Brahmachari –celibate. To solve the problem, Surya cut of his rays and created a female Goddess named Suvarchala. The Goddess was also a celibate.
The two were married ritualistically by Surya, the sun god. Thereafter, Surya imparted training Grammar to Hanuman.
Please note that this story is not part of Ramayana. It is believed to have been part of a book on Hanuman composed by Sage Parashara.

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 HinduTemple in Karnataka? Any guess? An exercise to find the biggest temple has not been carried out.
But it is widely believed that SrikanteshwaraTemple at Nanjangudu is the largest and biggest temple in Karnataka.
NanjundeshwaraTemple 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.

Ancient Palm Size Ganesha Murti in Open Grounds in Goa to Keep Water Body Clean

Ancient Palm size murtis of Ganesha can be found in the open in many places in Canacona Taluka in Goa. The murtis are 4 inches by 4 inches in size and fits in the palm. Elders of the villages where the murtis are found claim that they are guardian murtis and extol people to keep water clean. Most of these murtis are more than 900 years old and people believe it to be of the Chalukya Badami period.
The four-handed murti holds a battle axe in the right upper hand and the lower left hand holds a bowl with 'modak' (sweet). The trunk is shown almost touching the modak. The materials in the two other hands are not clearly visible. The belly spots Nagband' jewellery with cobra design. Times of India reports Manguesh Deshpande, former superintending archaeologist at the state archaeology department believes that the statue may have been privately worshipped. "Any statue of less than eleven fingers (angulas) in size is worshipped privately," he said. But the Ganesha idol …

The ego is a thorn in the throat of the seeker – Swami Chinmayananda

If we want to increase the love for the lord, then we must cultivate a relationship with Him.
The burial ground is creeping towards you every moment. There is no time to waste on regretting your past or being anxious for your future.
It is said "Learn from nature, her secret is patience". Instead of condemning yourself, patiently turn your attention towards the Lord; this is the secret of developing divine qualities.
The real Guru is the pure intellect within; and the purified, deeply inspiring mind is the disciple.
If a thorn is sticking in the throat, one cannot appreciate any food, which otherwise one could have enjoyed. Hunger is there. Food is also ready. But the hungry-one cannot eat. Because the painful thorn is in the throat. The ego is a thorn in the throat of the seeker.

Download Bhagavad Gita in English With Commentary of Swami Chinmayananda