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Varuna Mantra Text in Hindi and English – Varuna Gayatri Mantra

Varuna Mantra is dedicated to Varuna, the vedic god of water. Varuna Gayatri Mantra is a powerful prayer chanted for good health, wealth, peace and prosperity. In some communities it is chanted for bringing rains. The mantra in Hindi and English is given below.
Varuna Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi

Varuna Mantra Text in English

Brahma Vivaha in Hinduism

Brahma Vivaha is the most widely accepted marriage in Hinduism. In this type of marriage the father of the bride finds a good husband for the daughter and performs the marriage. This is the most popular marriage in Hinduism and its reference can be found in the Rig Veda.
In Brahma Vivaha, the father of the bride performs the Kanyadana – giving of the daughter. The husband that the father finds will be learned, good-natured and one who follows dharma.
There is no exchange of any kind of wealth. The father decks his daughter in fine clothes and performs the Kanyadana.
Today, majority of the marriages performed are a corrupt form of Brahma Vivaha. Prominence is today given to wealth, status, caste, physical beauty etc. Dharma is completely ignored. In Kali Yuga, this is bound to happen as this will lead to Adharma and the complete destruction of mankind.

Shri Ram Janaki Temple at Buxar

RamJanakiTemple at Buxar in Bihar is dedicated to Bhagvan Sri Ram and Mata Sita. The temple is very famous for the annual ritual of the Sri Ram Mata Sita Vivah. The unique aspect of the temple is that there is no diya or lamp in the temple. Devotees believe that the murtis will feel hot due to the diya, so they do not light any lamps in the temple. Aarti here is performed with flowers.
RamJanakiTemple at Buxar was established by Narayanada Bhakta Mali Mamaji Maharaj in memory of his guru Maharshi Khaki Baba Maharaj. There are murtis of Sri Ram and Mata Sita and Hanuman in the temple.
The white color temple houses the murtis in the down floor. In the upper floor of the temple there is a library with rare books.
The walls, pillar and domes of the temple are adorned with murtis of Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, Nandi and Kartik.
The marriage of Sri Ram and Mata Sita is observed on the Vivah Panchami day (November – December) annually. The festival is observed for 10 days. The bharat of Sri Ra…

A Short Note on Tribal Ramayana in India – Ramayan of Indian Tribes

Aboriginal traditions in India have their own versions of the epic Ramayana. The tribal Ramayana in India have woven numerous subplots into the main story. Indian Tribes of Bhils, Mundas, Santhals, Gonds, Sauras, Korkus, Rabhas, Bodo-kacharis, Khasis, Mizos and Meiteis have their version of the Ramayan. Interesting stories are woven into the main theme based on the occupation and culture of the tribes. In some versions, Ravana is given the status of a hero. Deccan Herald writes In a Malayalam tribal version, Hanuman insists on sitting at Rama's feet, so that when Rama sneezes, Hanuman can wish him long life (as per tradition) – and the sneeze marks that even Rama is subject to the bodily needs of a human.  In Assam, where hill women have specialised in weaving, Sita is characterised as a fine weaver. In puppet shows among the tribals,  some are Ravana upasakas (worshippers). As such Ravana can never be killed. The legend states that Rama killed only the  chaya ( shadow) of Ravana …

Words that restore confidence and relieve anxiety from Bhagavad Gita

Arjuna, he does not suffer doom in this world or the next; any man who acts with honor cannot go the wrong way, my friend.
Men who worship me, thinking solely of me, always disciplined win the reward I secure.
As they seek refuge in me, I devote myself to them, Arjuna, men retrace My path in every way.
When he constantly remembers me, focusing his reason on me, I am easy to reach, Arjuna, for the man of enduring discipline.
Therefore at all times remember me and fight, mind and understanding fixed on me, free from doubt, you will come to me. Bhagavad Gita

Ekambareswarar Temple Timings in Chennai – Opening and Closing Time at Chennai Ekambareswarar Temple

EkambareswararTemple at Sowarpet in Chennai is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is also an important BhagvanShaniTemple. Ekambareswarar Temple Timings is given below. Please note that opening and closing time will be extended during festivals and important rituals.
EkambareswararTemple Timings Morning Darshan Time starts at 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM Evening Darshan Time is from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Morning first puja is at 6:00 AM Next important puja is at 7:00 AM Noon Puja is at 12:00 PM Evening puja is at 6:00 PM Night Puja is at 8:00 PM
During Festival Days The temple is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM without taking any break