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Why No Cities or Temples Came Up on the Banks of Chambal River?

For many Chambal region in India is associated with dacoits. The isolation of the area is associated with a curse of Draupadi. The curse is also the reason why there are no major cities or town or temples on the banks of ChambalRiver.
During the Mahabharata period the river was known as Charmanvati or Charmanyavati. It was the most important river in Shakuni’s kingdom. Shakuni, Duryodhana and other Kauravas cheated Pandavas in the dice game and usurped their kingdom. They then attempted to disrobe Draupadi in front of the assembly.
For her humiliation, she cursed that all who would drink from the Charmanyavati that flowed through Shakuni’s kingdom would suffer eternal punishment in hell. The kingdom was soon abandoned by its occupants.
There is also another reason for people avoiding the river and this is associated with its origin. Rantideva, a Vedic king, is believed to have performed sacrifice of 2000 cattle in the region. The river originated from the mountain of dripping leather…

Holika Dahan Story

Holika Dahan story is associated demon Holika and child Prahlad, ardent devotee of Vishnu to whose prayers Srihari Vishnu appeared as Narasimha. As per the story, demon king Hiranyakashipu hated Vishnu for killing his brother. He therefore terrorized all this citizens and made them his devotees. All his citizens prayed to Hiranyakashipu and not to Vishnu. But Prahalad, the little son of Hiranyakashipu, prayed to Lord Vishnu.
Hiranyakashipu tried all means to stop Prahlad from worshipping Vishnu but he failed.
Finally, filled with arrogance and hatred, the father decided to kill his son. But all his attempts failed.
Hiranyakashipu had a sister named Holika. She had got a boon that fire will not harm her.
Holika’s help was sought and she readily agreed to put an end to Prahlad.
She took young Prahalad and sat in a huge cauldron on fire. But this time young Prahalad came out without any damage and Holika was burnt to death.
The little boy Prahalad was able to overcome the evil in the…

Ganesha 2015 Idol – Murti – Porcelain figurine from Lladro

Lladro is a world famous Spanish Company noted for high quality porcelain figurines. Lladro during the past couple of years had released idols or murtis of Hindu God Ganesha in various forms. Ganesha 2015 is part of that series and was released as part of the Spring 2015 collection. The murti is priced at 24,000/-
Lladro figurines are noted for its beauty, detailing and no compromise in materials used.

Created by Raul Rubio. Size 16 X 14 CM
Lladro signature stores are there in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bangalore. You can also buy it online.
Most the Hindu murtis by Lladro are limited edition.
Related Veena Ganesha, Dancing Ganesha, Bansuri Ganesha and Mridangam Ganesha from Lladro