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Kateel Devi – Story of Kateel Durgaparameshwari Devi

Kateel Devi, also known as Kateel Durgaparameshwari, is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Durga. The story of this incarnation of Goddess Shakti is part of two legends. The goddess is worshipped in this form in the famous Kateel Devi Temple at Kateel near Mangalore in Karnataka.
Legend has it that once there was a severe drought on Earth. There was no water on earth and the living beings were dying out of thirst and starvation. Sage Jabali who was meditating in a cave woke up on hearing the cries of living beings.
Sage Jabali decided to perform a yajna and eradicate the drought. But there was no material available for the Yajna. So the sage went to heaven and requested Indra for help. Indra asked Nandini, the daughter of Kamadhenu, wish fulfilling cow, to help Sage Jabali.
But Nandini was not ready to set foot on earth which had housed demons like Ravana etc.
Sage requested her to forget the past and follow him to earth. But Nandini was adamant.
Sage Jabali was a very calm saint. But…

World Ramayana Conference in Bengaluru from January 23 to January 25, 2015

World Ramayana Conference in Bengaluru is organized by Ramayana Research Foundation in Bengaluru. The three-day conference will be held from January 23 to January 25 at the NationalCollege grounds.
Nearly 50 scholars will be presenting papers on various subjects based on Ramayana. The Hindu reports  Sanskrit scholar Satya Vrat Shastri, politician Subramanian Swamy, scholar Bannanje Govindacharya and Mani Dravid will participate in a national debate on January 24 starting from 6 p.m.

‘Valmiki Sanman’ will be conferred on Sanskrit scholars Satya Vrat Shastri and K.S. Narayanacharya on January 25.

Famous actress Shobana will present dance ballets on January 23, and Nirupama Rajendra will do so on January 25.

A certain kind of agnosticism is the final truth of all knowledge – Aurobindo

A certain kind of agnosticism is the final truth of all knowledge.
No action, however fast, exhausts the original power from which it proceeds.
The ego of the altruist is as powerful and absorbing as the ego of the selfish and it is often more powerful and insistent because it is a self righteous and magnified ego.
It is for Ananda that the world exists; for joy that the Self puts Himself into the great and serious game of life.
The nearer we get to the absolute Ananda, the greater becomes our joy in man and the universe.
For the most part men are the slaves of their associations.