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Story – How Akroor was forced by Kamsa to Invite Sri Krishna to Mathura?

When all the attempts to kill Krishna at Gokul, Vrindavan and Nandagaon failed, Kamsa was advised by his ministers to invite him to Mathura. They wanted to kill him at Mathura in a wrestling match. But Kamsa was sure that Krishna will not accept an invitation by him. So he decided to depute Akroor to invite Krishna. In fact Akroor was forced to invite Sri Krishna.
It was decided to perform a religious festival called Dhanush Yagna – Bow sacrifice. In the festival, wrestlers from Mathura and nearby regions were invited. The idea was to get Krishna killed by a wrestler.
Kamsa informs Akroor that he must go an invite Krishna to the Dhanush Yajna.
But Akroor realizes that the festival is just a pretext to trap and kill Krishna.
So he informs Kamsa that he will not invite Krishna to the festival and walks out of the court. Kamsa knew that Akroor was the only person whose invitation Krishna will not reject. So he could not use force on Akroor.
Kamsa then decides to blackmail Akroor.
He st…

Mangala Chandika Stotram in Hindi in pdf – Download Mangala Chandika Stotram for free

Mangala Chandika Stotram is a powerful prayer dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti. Below is the link to Mangala Chandika Stotram in Hindi in pdf. The prayer is in Hindi text and you will need pdf reader to download. The stotram is chanted for peace and prosperity.

LinkMangala Chandika Stotram in Hindi in pdf

Ashwini Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Ashvini birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Ashwini Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Ashwini Nakshatra Born People is strychnine tree or snake wood.
Strychnine tree is the English name and the scientific name is strychnos nux-vomica



The Hindi name of the Ashwini Nakshatra Tree is Kuchala The Telugu name is Mushidi The Malayalam name is Chamram or Kanjiram Tamil Name is Etti or Kagodi Kannada name is Hemmushti or Ittangi In Marathi it is known as Kajra. Bengali name is Kuchila 
Ashvini Nakshatra born people should plant the Strychnine tree. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Hariharnath Temple at Sonepur in Bihar Associated with Gajendra Moksha

In Gajendra Moksha, Bhagvan Vishnu rescued elephant Gajendra who was caught by a crocodile. The incident symbolically explains the fruit of true devotion. HariharnathTemple at Sonepur in Bihar is associated with this divine incident.
It is believed that the divine incident took place on the convergence of the scared rivers Ganges and Gandak at Sonepur.
Thousands of devotees visit the temple especially during the Sonepur Mela.  DNA reports  The legend of Gajendra Moksha is associated with the temple in Sonepur. King Indrayamuna and the Gandharva chief Huhu were cursed and converted into an elephant and a crocodile respectively by great sages Agasthya and Dewala muni. “A Gaj (elephant) was once bathing in the river Gandak also known as Narayani, when a crocodile caught hold of its leg in its mouth, both fought for a long time but at last the Gaj plucked a Lotus flower from the river (which is the favorite flower of Lord Vishnu) and started praying to lord Vishnu to help him. Lord Vishn…