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Story of the Previous Birth of Demon Putana Who Attempted to Kill Little Krishna

Demon Putana had attempted to kill little Krishna by breast feeding him poisoned milk. She was unsuccessful in her mission and was killed by little Krishna. Since Putana was annihilated by Krishna, she achieved moksha.
Legend has it that Demon Putana in her previous birth was the daughter of King Bali and was known as Ratnamala.
King Bali was conducting a yajna and Bhagavan Vishnu appeared there in the form of Vamana. On seeing the dwarf Vamana, Ratnamala desired that she should have him as her child in next birth and she should be able to breast feed the infant like a mother.
Vamana realized what is going on in the mind of Ratnamala and blessed her that her wish comes true.
But later when Vamana crushes Bali with his foot and sends him to the netherworld, Ratnamala is upset and blurts out that if she gets a son like Vamana she will kill him by mixing poison in her milk.
During Krishna avatar, Ratnamala as Putana gets opportunity to breastfeed little Krishna like a mother and she al…

On the Amazing Carvings and sculptures at the Ramappa Temple in Telangana

RamappaTemple in Warangal district in Telangana is famous for its intricate carvings and sculptures. The temple is located at Palampet village which is around 65 km from Warangal. Built more than 800 years ago, the temple is classic example of the craftsmanship and engineering marvel practiced during the rule of Kakatiyas.
The main murti worshipped in the temple is Shiva – Ramalingeswara Swamy. The Hindu reports The temple is known for its elaborate carvings that speak volumes about the dexterity of craftsmen. According to inscriptions, it was said to be built in 1213 AD by Recharla Rudra, a general of Kakatiya king Ganapati Deva.  
Among the amazing carvings include a flute at the entrance of sanctum sanctorum which when hit make the sound sa-ri-ga-ma. The pillars within the temple boast of such a fine carvings that one could pass a strand of hair through. It has 13 such carvings perhaps indicating the 13th century when it was constructed. Local guide G. Vijay explains that inside the…

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

There are trees associated with each 12 Rashis. Simha 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 Simha Rashi Born people is Indian jujube.
Indian jujube is the English name and the scientific name is Ziziphus Mauritiana
The Hindi name of the Simha Rashi Tree is Ber
Telugu name is Regi pandu Malayalam name is ilanthappazham Tamil Name is Elandhai Kannada name is Yelchi Hannu In Marathi it is known as Bor Bengali name is Kul
Simha Rashi born people should plant the Indian jujube. Water it. They should also protect the Indian jujube tree.

In spotless mind is virtue found and not in show and swelling sound – Thirukural

Virtue enhances joy and gain; forsaking it is fall and pain.
In spotless mind is virtue found and not in show and swelling sound.
Motivation is a pride to possess.
Will power is the motivation to energize activity; in its absence, worldly wealth departs.
The kindly ones, even in harder times are sure to serve like a well in a dry riverbed.
Those who love their life, dare not pursue evil, however trivial it may be.