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How Goddess Parvati Became Annapurna?

Goddess Parvati is Annapurna – the goddess of food. She is the one who nourishes and sustains all living beings. There are numerous stories which suggest who Goddess Parvati became Annapurna. Here is one such story.
Goddess Parvati was the daughter of Himalaya, the mountain king. Himalaya had several daughters who were married in rich families. But Goddess Parvati after marriage stayed with Himalaya as Shiva did not wish to possess anything.
But the other daughters of Himalaya were envious of Goddess Parvati and Shiva staying with their parents. So they ridiculed her by saying that her husband did not have a house to live or wealth.
Goddess Parvati was fed up with the taunting comments and she asked to Shiva to leave the palace of her father. Shiva and Parvati then went to Kailash. Shiva summoned Vishwakarma, the divine architect, and asked him to construct a city.
Vishwakarma thus constructed the city of Kashi. Parvati was amazed to see Kashi, which was made of gold.
Shiva made Godd…

Pratihar Sasthi – Surya Sashthi – Nari Shasthi also known as Chhat Puja

Pratihar Sasthi, also known as is Surya Sashthi or Nari Shasthi or Chhat Puja, is an important and popular ritual observed by people of Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand in India and in the Terai Region of Nepal after Diwali. In 2018, Pratihar Sasthi – Surya Sashthi date is November 13. This fasting is also known as Chhath Puja and is also observed in eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh and in some parts of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Pratihar Sasthi – Surya Sashthi – Nari is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga. People undertake this Vrat for the well being of the family. It is believed that people get their wishes fulfilled, if they observe the vrat.
There is a popular belief that worshiping Surya will help in curing diseases like leprosy and also ensure longevity and prosperity of the family. The fast is mainly kept by women, in many places men also join in the ritual and observe fast.
On the Sashti day, devotees offer ‘Argh’ to setting sun (Lord Sury…

Vijayadasami Quotes

After the three stages of worshipping Goddesses are gone through, on the last Vijaya Dasami day the devil is burnt down indicating the transcendence of the ego, when man attains the great victory – Vijaya – over his sense-life and revels in the ecstatic experience of the Transcendental Reality. (Swami Chinmayananda) The Goddess is never idle. She is always busy in the destruction of evil in the world. As we vow to remove the evil from our own hearts and our own lives on Vijayadasami, we must be just as vigilant, just as active and just as conscientious. We must never become complacent; for anger, greed, ego, and lust are always present, always lurking, and always ready to make home in welcoming hearts. (Swami Chidanand Saraswati) Though normally Vijayadasami is understood as the tenth culminating day of the Navaratri festival it can be interpreted in various ways. The word Vijayadasami can be split as 'Vijayata' and 'Sami' when it gives the meaning that victory c…

Gunaseelam Temple History – Story of Gunaseelam Perumal Temple

GunaseelamTemple near Trichy in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Bhagvan Vishnu – who is worshipped here as Perumal. The history of the temple can be found in the Puranas. A story mentioned in the Bhavishyotara Purana gives details of the origin of the temple.
Once while returning from Himalayas, Sage Thalpiya along with his disciple Gunaseela reached Tirupati. They stayed at Tirupati and Sage Gunaseela was enamored by Tirupati Balaji. He wished Venkateswara will appear at Gunaseelam to bless devotees.
On returning back to Gunaseelam, the sage undertook severe penance on the banks of KaveriRiver. The severe penance impressed Balaji, who appeared before Sage Gunaseela and promised to stay at Gunaseelam till the end of Kali Yuga.
At the end of Dwapara Yuga, Sage Gunaseela decided to retire to Naimisaranyam. So he asked his disciple to continue the daily puja of Sri Balaji.
But soon there was a huge flood in KaveriRiver, the disciple could not continue the pujas. Soon the ashram was overpowere…

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes – Swami Vivekananda

Like me or Hate me, both are in my favor, If you like me I am in your Heart, If you hate me I am in your mind.
Gratitude and hospitality are the peculiar characteristics of Indian humanity.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.
Work, but let not the action or the thought produce a deep impression on the mind. Let the ripples come and go.
The more evil you see, the more you will create. Thought and matter are co-existent.
The mind is but the subtle part of the body. You must retain great strength in your mind and words. Swami Vivekananda

Eachanari Vinayagar Temple Contact Address with Phone Number – Location Map of Eachanari Vinayagar Temple in Coimbatore

EachanariVinayagarTemple is located on the Coimbatore (CBE) – Pollachi Road. The shrine is dedicated to Ganesha (Ganapathy). The contact address with phone number can be found below. The location map of EachanariVinayagarTemple with distance from Coimbatore is added below. The temple is located on the national highway 209 and is around 10 km from Coimbatore on the way to Pollachi.
EachanariVinayagarTemple Contact Address ArulmiguEachanariVinayagarTemple Pollachi Main Road Coimbatore - 641021. Phone : 0422 2672000/2677700
Location Map of EachanariVinayagarTemple in Coimbatore