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Chotila Chamunda – Twin Hindu Goddess Chamunda and Chotila

Chamunda and Chotila Devi are forms of Goddess Shakti (Parvati) worshipped mainly in certain regions of Gujarat. The twin goddesses are depicted as seated atop a lion. There are numerous stories that try to explain why Chotila Chamunda appears as twins but none of them are conclusive. So the origin and reason of their origin and why they incarnated are lost or hidden from human reach. The Goddesses are very powerful and thousands devotees have benefited by worshipping this unique twin form of Goddess Shakti.
Chamunda wears red sari and Chotila wears green sari, trident or Trishul is their weapon and their temples are located atop a mountain. A pot is usually placed before the twin goddesses and this indicates fertility cult. The goddesses are depicted as sitting on a lion.
Some texts and scholars are of the view that Chamunda and Chotila are sisters. Others are of the view that they are friends who came together to achieve a divine goal.
A legend says that the two forms – were taken…

Bhanuh Name of Vishnu – The meaning and significance of Vishnu as Bhanuh

Bhanuh is one among the numerous names of Vishnu. The name is found in the Vishnu Sahasranama and numerous other scriptures and prayers. The meaning of Bhanuh is that Vishnu imparts brightness to the Sun. The significance of the name also comes from the fact that Sun is an aspect of Vishnu. It is also said that Surya (Sun) emanated from the eyes of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu.
The solar aspect of Vishnu and his connection with Surya, who is the pratyaksha Brahman or Visible God, is found in several Hindu scriptures.
The term is mainly used to mean that Surya is also an aspect of Vishnu.

Birthstone for Makayiram Nakshatram – Which is the gem stone for Makayiram Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Makayiram Nakshatram is based on its ruler Mars or Mangal or Angarak. The stone can protect this Makayiram Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Mars and helps in garnering the positive energy of Mangal, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Makayiram Nakshatra is Red Coral. The gemstone is known as Moonga or Pavizham or Praval in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.

Wearing the birth stone helps Makayiram Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.
It is also believed that wearing the stone will make the Makayiram Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in defeating enemies.

An alternative stone the Nakshatra people can wear is ruby or cornelian or ornyx.

Birthstone for Mrigasira Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Mrigashirsha Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Mrigasira Nakshatra is based on its ruler Mars or Mangal or Angarak. The stone can protect this Mrigashirsha Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Mars and helps in garnering the positive energy of Mangal, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Mrigasira Nakshatra is Red Coral. The gemstone is known as Moonga or Pavizham or Praval in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.



Wearing the birth stone helps Mrigasira Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.
It is also believed that wearing the stone will make the Mrigashirsha Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in defeating enemies.
An alternative stone the Nakshatra people can wear is ruby or cornelian or ornyx.

Birthstone for Rohini Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Rohini Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Rohini Nakshatra is based on its ruler Moon or Chandra. The stone can protect this Rohini Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Chandra and helps in garnering the positive energy of Moon god, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Rohini Nakshatra is White Pearl. The gemstone is known as Muthu or Pavisham in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Rohini Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.



It is also believed that wearing the stone will make the Rohini Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in defeating enemies.
An alternative stone the Nakshatra people can wear is Moonstone.

Birthstone for Krittika Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Kartika or Karthigai Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Krittika Nakshatra is based on its ruler Sun or Surya. The stone can protect this Kartika or Karthigai Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Surya and helps in garnering the positive energy of Sun god, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Krittika Nakshatra is Ruby. The gemstone is known as Manik or Manickyam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.

Wearing the birth stone helps Krittika Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.
It is also believed that wearing the stone will make the Karthigai Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in defeating enemies.

An alternative stone the nakshatra born people can wear is Cornelian or Onyx

Birthstone for July Born Male and Female – Gem Stone for July Month

Each person born in a particular month has a birthstone or gem stone dedicated to them. For male and female born in July month, the birthstone is Ruby. Wearing ruby is lucky for both girls and boys born in the month. Ruby is known as Manick or Manikyam in Hindi and other regional languages in India.
An alternative stone July month born people can wear is Cornelian or Onyx
You can also wear ruby during date, engagement and other functions.


Wearing the stone in ring or chain for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for July Born.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear ruby or Cornelian or Onyx.

Lucky Color for July Born – Which is the lucky color for July born people?

Which is the lucky color for July born people? The lucky color for July born male and female is Red. Wearing red color dress and red color stones like ruby are good for July born men and women.
You can also wear dress with other shades of red during date, engagement and other functions.



Wearing red color dress for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for July Born.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear red color stones.

Marriage Avittam Nakshatram Female – Suitable Matching Stars for Avittam Nakshatram Born Girl

Matching stars for Avittam Nakshatram born girl as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for female born in Avittam Nakshatram only. It is not for male born in the star. Avittam Nakshatram first half is in Makara Rashi. The last half of the Nakshatra is in Kumbha Rashi
Matching Star for Avittam Nakshatram first half born female
Kartika, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Thiruonam, Avittam and Chathayam - born boys are good for Avittam Nakshatram first half born girl.
Matching Star for Avittam Nakshatram last half born female
Kartika, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Thiruonam, Avittam and Chathayam - born boys are good for Avittam Nakshatram last half born girl.

Marriage Thiruonam Nakshatram Female – Suitable Matching Stars for Thiruonam Nakshatram Born Girl

Matching stars for Thiruonam Nakshatram born girl as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for female born in Tiruonam Nakshatram only. It is not for male born in the star.
Matching Star for Thiruonam Nakshatra Female are:
Rohini, Thiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, and Pooruruttathi – born boys are good for Thiruonam Nakshatram born girl.

Rani-ki-Vav – The secrets of the sculptors on the step wells in Gujarat

Step wells are an architectural wonder but what is even more intriguing are the sculptors on the step wells. Rani-ki-Vav, one of the most popular step wells, is now a UNESCO world heritage site. Times of India reports Rani-ki-Vav was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in June this year. But there are a very few scholars who have been able to interpret the monument — archaeologist Kirit Mankodi is one among them. He has seen the 11th century vav resurrect after being buried deep in a mound of silt in 1955. He has seen a handful of officials of Archaeological Survey of India ( ASI) arrange the sculptures in their place in these ruins through the 1960s and 1970s to the breathtaking beauty it is now. Mankodi was at LD Museum in the city to deliver a lecture on the stepwell and spoke about the little-known features of the famed vav. "Vishnu is the primary deity of the stepwell, and the sculptures are depictions of one of his many forms. This well had seven terraces, each on a separ…

Atharva Veda in Hindi – Read Atharvaveda Mantras Online in Hindi

Atharva Veda is the fourth and last of the Vedas. It is also known as Brahma Veda. The contents of Atharvaveda are very important especially those associated with healing.
Atharva Veda in Hindi is provided by Ved Puran website. You can read it online in Hindi but there is no download option.
You can read Atharva Veda online here at Ved Puran.