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Goddess Kameshwari

Goddess Kameshwari is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is closely associated with the Goddess Lalitha form. She is the queen of love. When Mother Goddess is Kameshwari, Shiva becomes Kameshwara, the lord of desire who is ever youthful.
Prayers, stories and worship of Goddess are mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana.
In some scriptures, Goddess Kameshwari is equated with Goddess Kamakshi.
There is a legend which states that once Brahma performed intense tapas to please Mother Goddess. She is said to have appeared before. Brahma called Her Kameshwari because her eyes were brimming with love for humanity.
Some scholars are of the view that Kameshwari is Kundalini – the psychic power coiled at the base of the spine as per yoga.
Goddess Kameshwari form is mainly worshipped in Srinagar and Kanchipuram.
Today, the true Sadhana of the Goddess is very rare and is mainly followed by rare Tantric followers.

Navakumari – Nine Goddesses or Navkumari

Many of must be aware of the Navdurga concept or the nine goddesses worshipped during Navratri. Another concept is that of Navakumari. The concept of Navkumari is not very famous as the Navadurga concept but these nine goddesses are also worshipped during Navratri by many Hindu communities. Just like the Navdurgas, Navkumaris are also invoked on each day of the nine-day Navratri festival. Nine Goddesses who are considered as Navkumari and worshipped during Navratri are – MahakaliMahalakshmiMahasaraswati (In some lists instead of Mahasaraswati it is Chamundi)Lokamaya (All that we see around is nothing but the beauty of the Supreme Goddess and not realizing the Supreme Truth behind all that is around we crave for material possessions. Due to Her this quality she is known as Lokamaya.)Rakta Dantika (This form of Shakti appeared when Shiva was fighting Andakasura – she is believed to have appeared from the Sweat of Shiva)Shakambari Devi (In this form of Goddess Shakti – she nourishes the …

Card Game Based on 108 Divyadesams

Srimaan Card Game is based on the 108 Divyadesams – the 108 temples dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu in South India. The card game helps in understanding each Divya Desam and it also helps in identifying the Perumal and Nachiar worshipped in each shrine. The main aim of the card game is to create a spiritual atmosphere while playing and also help in gathering crucial knowledge regarding Vaishnavism.

You can find more details about the game and how to buy it here at the Srimaan Trust Website.

Significance Meaning and Symbolism of Ringing Bell in Hindu Temple - OSHO

When you ring the bell of a temple – not half asleep but with alertness – that creates a discontinuity in your thoughts, a sort of break in the chain of your thoughts, and you become aware of a changed atmosphere. There is a similarity between the sound of the bell and the sound of OM; in fact there is some inner relationship. The sound of the bell continues charging the temple all the day long and the sound of OM also charges the temple with its vibrations.
No one should enter the temple through that door of doors without ringing the bell, for only through the sound itself can you enter. The uniqueness of a bell is that it keeps resounding long after you ring it, so the resonance keeps sounding as you enter the main entrance. In that sound alone is the key to your entry into the temple.
Through the sound, as it were, you enter into God's abode. The temple is a symbol of God's dwelling. When it is sounding constantly you need not ring the bell, but we have formulated a metho…