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Ma Chausatti Devi – About Goddess Chausath

Goddess Chausatti Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is associated with the 64 yoginis. Goddess Chausath is regarded as 64 yoginis and she is their swarupa. It is believed that Ma Chausatti Devi represents the combined form or the combined energy of the 64 goddesses. The concept of sixty four Yoginis or Chausath Yoginis is very popular in eastern parts of  India  especially in Orissa. They are the divine female attendants of Goddess Kali and Bhairava form of Shiva. One of the popular temples dedicated to Ma Chausatti Devi (in single form) is located in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. She is worshipped for overcoming fear of enemies and darkness.

How to Make Natural Holi Colours at Home?

It is said that Lord Krishna used play Holi with bright-orange Tesu flowers. Earlier, many people used to make natural colours for Holi at home. Today, most people might not be aware of this fact as we are used to ready made chemical colors. Often these chemical colours are harmful and we tend ignore it during the fun. But if you have time, then you can make your own natural colours at home. Dry Red Colour: You can use red sandal wood powder. Powder of dry red hibiscus flowers mixed with any flour will give natural red colour. Wet Red Colour: Mix turmeric powder in water and add few drops of lemon juice. Within seconds, you will get bright red colour. Dry Yellow Colour: Mix two spoons of turmeric powder with four spoons of besan for bright yellow color. Wet Yellow Colour: Mix Two spoons of turmeric in four liters of water and stir well. Wet Orange or Saffron Colour: Peel around 12 large onions and boil in half liter water. Remove the onion peels. Now you will get

Ancient Ganesh Murti Found While Carrying Out Works for Building a Temple

A 12 century Ganesh Murti was discovered on the premises of KCP Sugars and Industries Limited at Laxmipuram in Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh. The Ganesha Murti was found while carrying out works for building a temple on the premises of the sugar factory. The murti belongs is carved as per Chalukyan style of carving and is made of granite stone with trunk on the left side. The murti is 3-feet high. The Hindu reports As part of its plans to build Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi temple, the factory management started works at north-east corner using an earthmover. While the earthmover operator was digging, he heard a sound and stopped operating the machine for a while. A few minutes later, he resumed the work only to find a stone structure. When the operator slowly removed the soil, he found a three-foot high Ganesh idol in a sitting posture, said CEO G. Venkateswara Rao.  As the news of the discovery spread fast, people from nearby villages thronged the company and performed puja