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Story Of Balaram And Kandarasura

Balaram and Kandarasura story is associated with the Kendrapara region in Orissa. The famous Baladeva Jeu Temple here is associated with the story. Legend has it that demon Kandarasura ruled over the Lalitgiri and Assia mountain ranges in the Kendrapara region in Orissa. As per Tulasi Kshetra Mahatmya, the demon troubled all living beings. There was no respite for human beings from the tyranny of the demon. Finally, Balabhadra defeated him. But the demon escaped and started living in disguise in the Kapilas Mountain near Dhenkanal. Balarama searched the mountain and finally ploughed the mountain using his Hala or plough. Finally the demon was discovered and killed. His slain body was thrown around the region. Shiva temples were erected in the spot where the body parts of the demon fell. Thus it is believed that the where the trunk of Kandarasura had fallen is called Kandara Padi and which is today known as Kendrapara. Balabhadra married Tulasi, the on

Book – Managerial Ability of Sri Ramanuja in Retrospection

Book titled ‘Managerial Ability of Sri Ramanuja in Retrospection’ is a look into the management skills of Sri Ramanujacharya. The management of several popular Vishnu temples is credited to the great teacher and philosopher. ‘Managerial Ability of Sri Ramanuja in Retrospection’ is written by Srirangam-based scholar, A. Krishnamachari. The Hindu reports Ramanuja’s segregation of the various workers in Srirangam is elaborate and comprehensive. From the five that Tirumangai Azhwar had created, he created 10. Kovanavar (superintendent of the inner organisation of the temple), Tirupani seivar (those who carry out periodic repairs and cleaning), Kodavar, Bhagavata Nambi (archakas), Ullurar (assistants for rituals), Talaiyiuduvar (sthalathar of today), Tirukaragakkaiyar (water providers for temple rituals), Vinappam seivar (Araiyar), Aryabhattal, Dasanambi (flower providers) and Vetrapani.  In addition were another 10 posts - Karalappan (measured the grain), Koil Kata Peruman (guard

Radha Govinda Temple at Vrindavan – Radha Govind Dev Temple near Mathura

Radha Govinda Temple is one of the biggest Sri Krishna temples in Vrindavan near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh , India . It is located in an area named as Yoga Peetha and is near to the Rangaji Temple . The temple was constructed in 1590 AD and then it was a seven storied building but was partially destroyed by Aurangzeb in 1670 AD. Story of the Radha Govind Murti The murti worshipped in the Radha Govinda Temple was found by Rupa Goswami. Legend has it that a small boy once informed Rupa Goswami that he regularly saw cow shedding milk in a hole. When Rupa Goswami investigated the area he found the beautiful murti of Krishna . Rupa Goswami then requested Maharaja Mansingh to build a beautiful temple. The temple was constructed out of red stand stone. Radha Govinda Temple  The inner courtyard of the temple is noted for numerous carvings. The center of the courtyard has a beautifully sculptured lotus. The main murti in the sanctum sanctorum has a huge black