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Biraja Devi – About Goddess Biraja Devi

Goddess Biraja Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti and is worshipped in this form at the famous BirajaDeviTemple at Devidwar in Jajpur in Orissa. One popular belief is that Goddess Biraja Devi is Mother Goddess Earth. Another belief is that she is Mahishasura Mardini Durga. She is also worshipped as Savitri.
Legend has it that at the present location of BirajaDeviTemple, a yajna was conducted by Dharma, the god of righteousness. Rudra Shiva was worshipped at the yajna and it is believed that Mother Earth appeared at the yajna as the altar. She was called Biraja.
Originally Biraja Devi was worshipped in the form of a Vedic Altar and later on in the form of Stambheswari – in the form a pillar as carved figures were unknown during very ancient times.
It is by 4th century AD that Goddess Biraja was given a form. The form of the Goddess is similar to two-armed Mahishasura Mardini.
The Vedic origin of the Goddess is still remembered when the Goddess is worshipped as Savitri – …

Mithuna Rashi Tree – Which is the tree associated with Mithun Rashi Born People?

There are trees associated with each 12 Rashis. Mithuna Rashi also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each Rashi should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Mithuna Rashi Born dyer’s oleander.

Dyer’s oleander is the English name and the scientific name is wrightia tinctoria
The Hindi name of the Mithuna Rashi Tree is Kapar
The Malayalam name is nilappaala. Kannada name is ajamara Tamil Name is Paalai  In Marathi it is known as Kala kuda Bengali name is Telugu it is known a ankuduchettu
Mithuna Rashi born people should plant the dyer’s oleander. Water it. They should also protect the Kapar tree.

National Vedic Conference at Sri Venkateswara Vedic University in Tirupati from March 17 to 20, 2015

National Vedic Conference will be hosted at the SriVenkateswaraVedicUniversity in Tirupati from March 17 to 20, 2015. The conference is held in three venues and papers will be presented in Telugu, Sanskrit and English. The Hindu reports  Eminent scientists will take part in the English sessions, named as ‘Veda Science’, to unravel the science behind the scriptures, while the Telugu sessions will be on ‘Veda Itihasa Purana Darsana (philosophy) and Sastras’. Under the concept ‘Veda Nivedanam’, pundits from the four streams of Vedas will recite verses throughout the day to spread a divine ambience.  A ‘Vedic exhibition’ will be conducted to display the different implements used in consecration of deities and for religious sacrifices like ‘Yagams’. Learned Vedic scholars will also be honored on the occasion.

Rabindranath Tagore Thoughts on Twice Born

The chick knows when it breaks through the self centered isolation of its egg that the hard shell which covered it so long was not really a part of its life. That shell is a dead thing, it has no growth, it affords not glimpse whatever of vast beyond that lies outside it.
However pleasantly perfect and rounded it may be, it must be given a blow to, it must be burst through and thereby the freedom of light and air be won, and the complete purpose of bird life be achieved.
In Sanskrit, the bird has been called the twice born.
So too the man who has gone through the ceremony of the discipline of self restraint and high thinking for a period of at least twelve years; who has come out simple in wants, pure in heart, and ready to take up all the responsibilities of life in a disinterested largeness of spirit.
He is considered to have had his rebirth from the blind envelopment of self to the freedom of soul life; to have come into living relation with his surroundings; to have become at one…