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Vadapalani Murugan Temple – About Deity and History

Dedicated to Hindu God Muruga, VadapalaniMuruganTemple is located at the Vadapalani area in Chennai. History of the temple indicates that the main temple which in the beginning was with a thatched roof was constructed 125 years ago. The popular rajagopuram of the temple was built in 1925.

VadapalaniMuruganTemple History A Muruga devotee named Annaswami Nayakar used to worship Muruga in a hut here. It was a personal worship. But during his meditation and prayers, he used to be divinely inspired and helped people in the area. All his words happened to be true.
Soon the hut became an important center of worship. The hut slowly gave way to the present temple.
Deities Worshipped in the Temple Muruga Murti is worshipped in the sanctum sanctorum. He is in standing posture and is similar to the deity worshipped in the famous PalaniMurugaTemple. The inner chamber of the temple also has murtis of Dakshinamurti, Chandikeswar and Goddess Lakshmi.
The temple complex has small shrines dedicated to …

Narayana Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi and English

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Narayana Gayatri Mantra is a powerful prayer. The mantra text in Hindi and English is given below. It should be chanted daily in the morning and evening. The mantra can be chanted on Ekadasi fasting day too.

Om Narayanaya Vidhmahe Vasudevaya Dheemahee
Tanno Vishnu Prachodayat

Address of the Brahma Temple in Trichy – Contact Details and Map of Temple Dedicated to Hindu Brahma at Tiruchchirapalli District in Tamil Nadu

The famous BrahmaTemple at Trichy in Tamil Nadu is one of the rare temples in where pujas and rituals are performed to Hindu God Brahma. Below is the contact details with address and phone number along with map. The main murti worshipped in the temple is Shiva. There are 12 Shivlings in the temple. Apart from this, Vishnu is worshipped in Narasimha form.
The original name of the temple is BrahmapureeswararTemple at Siruganur in Tirupattur.
The Executive Officer ArulmiguBrahmmapureeswararTemple,
Siruganur Tirupattur,
Pin : 621105
Tiruchchirapalli District
Phone: +91- 431 2909 599 
The temple is located around 33 km from TrichyTown

Brahmapureeswarar Temple at Tirupattur – Information with Contact Details and Puja Timings

BrahmapureeswararTemple at Tirupattur in Tiruchchirapalli District in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. This is a very unique temple as there are 12 Shivling worshipped in the temple. BrahmapureeswararTemple is again unique as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are worshipped in a single shrine. Vishnu is worshipped in the Narasimha Avatar form.
Legend has it that Brahma was proud of his creation and brought out a fifth head to have a look at his creation. Shiva was enraged by Brahma creating suffering on earth. Shiva therefore nipped the fifth head of Braham as Kal Bhairav. Brahma repented. Shiva then asked Brahma to worship him in 12 Shivling form at Tirupattur.
Guru Bhagvan (Jupiter) has separate shrine here.
Contact Details of BrahmapureeswararTemple at Tirupattur The Executive Officer ArulmiguBrahmmapureeswararTemple, Tirupattur,
Pin : 621105
Tiruchchirapalli District
Phone: +91- 431 2909 599 
BrahmapureeswararTemple Puja Timings Morning Darshan Time 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM Evening Dars…

Hanuman and Sade Sati – Overcome Sade Sati by Worship of Hanuman

Sade Sati is the visit of Shani Bhagavan (the baleful planet Saturn) in the horoscope of a person. When Hanuman was involved in the building of the bridge across the sea to Lanka in the Ramayana, it was time for Shani to come into Hanuman’s horoscope. This story narrates how people who are inflicted by Sade Sati can overcome it by worshipping Hanuman.
When Shani was about to enter into his life, Hanuman requested him to postpone the visit until he helped Sri Ram to regain Mata Sita. But Shani was adamant. As Hanuman had to comply with the laws of nature, he agreed Shani to enter his life and sit on his head as his hands and legs were not free.
Shani settled on the head of Hanuman and watched the proceedings of building the bridge across the sea. Hanuman started carrying huge boulders, trees and mountains on his head to the construction site.
Soon Shani found it impossible to bear the crushing load of mountains and trees. He asked Hanuman to release him. But Hanuman insisted on him st…

Char Mukhi Rudraksha – Importance of Four Face Rudraksh

Char mukhi is the four faced Rudraksha. It is believed to be a symbol of Hindu God Brahma. It is also associated with the Navgraha Budh. The main importance of Char Mukhi Rudraksh is that it helps in improving intelligence and memory.

Symbolically the holy bead also represents the four purusharthas in Hindu religion – Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha.
It is highly helpful for students, artists and teachers.
Char Mukhi is a very rare and you should be careful before one. There are so many people who sell duplicate rudraksha beads.

Picture of Brass Tantric Yantra

Yantra is an important part of Tantric Worship in India. Below is a picture of Brass Tantric Yantra.

The Sanskrit word Yantra is derived from two words – the root ‘yam’ and ‘trana.’ ‘Yan’ means representing ‘the essence of a concept’ and ‘tra’ means ‘liberation from bondage.’ Once the geometric form is composed, it becomes the symbolic representation of Devi or Shakti.
Yantra is a visualization of a mantra. They contain geometric forms like circles, triangles, dots, petals, lotus etc. Some Yantra also contain minute figurines. They are both use for good purpose and evil purpose.
This particular Yantra is made of metal and is different from the Tantric painted yantras.

Teachings from Dasisloka and Nirvanashtakam of Adi Shankaracharya

I am not the intellect, mind, ego, or perception, I am not the sense of hearing, taste, smell, or sight, I am not the sky, earth, fire or air, I am the essence of consciousness and bliss – Shivoham! Shivoham! (Nirvanashtakam)
The Atman is all pervading and self revealed. It has no support. The universe of name and form is insignificant and is separate from Me. The Atman is one without a second, attributeless and indestructible even when the whole of creation is destroyed. It is of the nature of supreme bliss and purity. (Dasisloka)
Unattached, unattached, unattached am I (to the body, mind and intellect). I alone and changeless exist in the form of consciousness and bliss. I am ever pure and free, without change of form and nature. I am ever full… I alone exist, changeless. I am eternal and without boundaries, Immutable and unshakeable I alone exist Changeless in the form of consciousness and bliss. (Dasisloka)