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Vaishno Devi Story – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Story

Vaishno Devi story begins when Mother Goddess Shakti appeared to annihilate the demons on earth who were spreading and encouraging Adharma. Story of Vaishno Devi has it that Mother Goddess Kali, Saraswati and Lakshmi appeared together at a holy spot. From the unimaginable light that they generated appeared a manifestation of the Mother Goddess. This was Ma Vaishno Devi. She was then born as the daughter of Ratankar and his wife in South India . The happy couple named her Vaishnavi. From a young age, Vaishnavi was highly spiritual and longed to merge with Srihari Vishnu. Her presence on earth made all living beings happy. The spot she resided became heaven. Years passed by. Vaishnavi then met Bhagvan Sri Ram during his exile period. They both immediately realized each other. She desired to be merged with Srihari Vishnu. But Bhagvan Sri Ram asked her to continue her austerities and promised her that she will get the opportunity to merge with Him during Kali Yuga. Sri Ram

Matsya Avatar – the Fish Incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Matsya, the one-horned fish, is the first among, the Dasa Avatara, the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The core concept of Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) is that there is no beginning or end. There is only transformation. When man abandons Dharma and ventures into the territory of Adharma , Nature starts its destructive transformation. We humans term this as apocalypse or total annihilation. Lord Vishnu incarnated as Matsya to save all that was good in the world before its destruction. Matsya Appearance Just before the total destruction of the world, Matsya, the one-horned fish, swam into the hands of a pious man and asked him to save it from a big fish. The pious man took the fish home and placed it in a small vessel. The fish kept on increasing its size. It was then transferred from the small vessel to a big vessel; from it to a well, from well to a pond, from pond to a lake; and finally it was transferred to the ocean but it still kept growing. The pious man in some Pur