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Pushan – Vedic Deity in Hindu Tradition

Pushan is a Vedic deity and was of great importance in the Vedic period. Pushan is described in the Vedas as the lord of all things, the guardian of all and the lord of the roads. It is also believed that He is the deity who shows light to the dead in their journey to the next world – this is mentioned in the Atharva Veda. The term Pushan means to prosper, grow and thrive. He was also given the title – Pashupa, protector of or animals. He is also known as Vimucho napat and Vimochana. It is mentioned in the Rig Veda that the deity protects cattle, horses, and other domestic animals. He blesses in easy weaving and smoothening the wool of sheep. He also helps in locating hidden and lost things. He guards the roads and is prayed for protection while traveling. In both Grihya and Shrauta sutras, prayers are offered to Pushan before any journey. Pushan married daughter of Surya, the sun god. He is also a messenger of Surya and helper of Savitrs. Pushan has a braided hair an

Yadagirigutta Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple Accommodation to Go Online

Yadagirigutta Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple administration has decided to offer all sevas online including accommodation. This decision was taken after irregularities were found in room booking and allotment of rooms. The online services will be available from January 1, 2015. New Indian Express reports The temple administration of Yadagirigutta has decided to offer all sevas through online from January 1. Executive officer of the temple N Geetha said that there were allegations against some temple staff about misusing the manual allotment of rooms which could be avoided by online booking.   Speaking to newsmen on Monday, she said sitting in her office she can get the status of room allotment and details of those who booked rooms with the new system. Soon online booking of rooms would be introduced while other services like prasadam sales, seva ticket sales would be introduced in a phased manner.

There has never been a time when you and I have not existed – Bhagavad Gita

There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor there would be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes. Contacts of the senses with objects produce cold and heat, pleasure and pain. They come and go and are impermanent. Bear with them. The person who these cannot afflict, chief among men, who is the same in pleasure and pain, wise, he is fit for immortality. That which really is cannot go out of existence, just as that which is non-existent cannot come into being. The end of this opposition of ‘is’ and ‘is not’ has been perceived by the seers of essential truths. Know that by which all this is pervaded to be indestructible. No one can bring about the destruction of the imperishable. (Gita Chapter 2 verse 12 to 17).