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Why Ganga is known as Trilokapathagamini?

Trilokapathagamini is one among the numerous names of Ganga. Trilokapathagamini means flowing in three worlds. Ganga crossed over from heaven to earth and then to the underworld or patala. Thus, she flowed in the three worlds. Ganga flowed in the heavens and King Sagara and his seven generations performed intense austerities and tapas to bring Ganga down to earth. King Bhagirath, great grandson of King Sagara, succeeded in attaining the boon to bring Ganga down to earth. As the torrential flow of Ganga could destroy the earth, Shiva caught the river on his matted locks before releasing her to flow on earth ( you can read the story here ). Ganga then followed King Bhagirath from mountains to plains to the sea. From there, Ganga River reached the nether regions or Patala where she became the liberating waters for the sons of Sagara. Related Story of King Bhagirath bringing Ganga down to earth

Karnaprayag and Karna of Mahabharata

Karnaprayag in Chamoli District in Uttarakhand is associated with Karna of Mahabharata. The popular belief is that Karna offered his daily prayers to Surya Bhagavan, Sun God in Hinduism, at Karnaprayag. Legend has it that after Karna’s death in the Mahabharata war, Sri Krishna cremated Karna at Karnaprayag. Karnaprayg is the confluence of Alakananda River and Pindar River. There is a small temple dedicated to Karna here. There is also a murti of Sri Krishna. Karnaprayag was earlier known as Skanda Prayag. The relationship between Sri Krishna and Karna in the Mahabharata is unique. Sri Krishna always knew about the birth of Karna and his predicament. Krishna had a soft corner for Karna. Similarly, Karna also knew that Sri Krishna was an avatar of Srihari Vishnu. When Karna was lying wounded in the Mahabharata war, Sri Krishna approaches him. Karna only makes a single request that he should be cremated at a spot where no cremation has taken place. Sri Krishna ful

Agnihotra – What Is Agnihotra In Hinduism?

Agnihotra in Hinduism is an ancient fire sacrifice or yajna dedicated to Agni, the Hindu fire god. In the Agnihotra ritual a small fire is made with dried cow-dung cakes. Some grains of rice and ghee (clarified unsalted butter) are offered into the fire exactly at sunrise and sunset to the accompaniment of two simple mantras. The offering is made to three fires - garhapatya, ahavaniya and dakshina. Only the head of the family who has installed three fires after the agni-adhana ritual (of kindling fire by the friction of two wooden sticks) is eligible to perform agnihotra. After agnihotra, either all the three fires are kept aglow in the house by the performer and his spouse throughout their life, or garhapatya (the domestic fire) is kept burning, and the other two are lit from it at each agnihotra performance.  As per the Mahabharata, it is the best Vedic yajna. It is simple Vedic ritual to be performed daily by the head of the family and his spouse.  There is also an interna

Swami Dayananda Saraswati Passes Away – Founder of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam

Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a disciple of Swami Chinmayanada and founder of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam passed away on September 23, 2015. He was 85. He was an eminent teacher of Vedanta and an erudite scholar in Sanskrit. He has been teaching Vedanta for nearly five decades and has spoken in many prestigious universities around the world. Swami Dayananda Saraswati designed and taught six resident in-depth Vedanta courses, each spanning 30 to 36 months and three more have been conducted with his guidance. The graduates from these courses are now acharyas, teaching around the world. He set up the Acharya Sabha to take up the challenges Hinduism faced in India. All India Movement (AIM) for Seva founded by him brings medical, educational, nutritional and infrastructure assistance to villagers in the remote areas of India. The Ashrams founded by Swamiji in India are the Arsha Vidya Pitham in Rishikesh, the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam at Coimbatore and the Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam at Nagpu

Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din – Death Anniversary of Sri Pant Maharaj Balekundri

Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din or Punyadin is observed in Shravan month. It is the death anniversary of Shri Pant Maharaj and is of importance at Balekundri in Belgaum District in Karnataka. Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din 2023 date is October 31. Pant Maharaj was a great saint in the Avadhut Sampradaya or Shree Datta Sampradaya. The pious soul was believed to be an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. He spread the teachings of Sanatana Dharma through bhajan and preaching. He had thousands of followers. Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din is observed on Ashwin Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.

Halsiddhanath Utsav at Kurli near Chikodi in Belgaum – Kurli Halsidhanath Temple Fair and Festival

Kurli Halsiddhanath Utsav is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Halsiddhanath Temple at Kurli village near Chikodi in Belgaum. This is an important shrine with historical importance in northern Karnataka. Halsidhanath utsav 2023 date is October 28. The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important shrine in the region. People from nearby town and villages participate in the festival. Kurli Halsidhanath Yatra is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra. 

Halsiddhanath Yatra at Appachiwadi in Belgaum – Appachiwadi Halsiddhanath Temple fair and festival

Halsiddhanath Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Halsiddhanath Temple at Appachiwadi in Belgaum. This is an important shrine with historical importance in northern Karnataka. Halsiddhanath Yatra 2023 date is October 28. The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important shrine in the region. People from nearby town and villages participate in the festival. Halsiddhanath Yatra is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra. 

Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav at Rahimatpur in Satara – Rokadeshwar Temple Festival and Fair

Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav is held in Ashwin month. It is the most important fair and festival at Rokadeshwar Hanuman Temple at Rahimatpur in Satara. This is an important shrine in this region. Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav 2023 date is October 28. Hundreds of people from nearby villages and towns arrive at the shrine to participate in the various rituals and festivities. Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra. 

Vagjaidevi Yatra at Dhamani in Satara – Vagjaidevi Temple Fair and Festival

Vagjaidevi Devi Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Vagjaidevi Temple at Dhamani in Satara. This is an important shrine in this part of Maharashtra. Vag Jai Devi Yatra 2023 date is October 28. The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important Shakti shrine in the region. Waghjai Devi Yatra is annually held on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Madheshawari Devi Yatra at Madha in Solapur – Madheshwari Temple Fair and Festival

Madheshawari Devi Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Modheshwari Temple at Madha in Solapur. This is an important shrine with historical importance. Modheshwari Devi Yatra 2023 date is October 28. The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important Shakti shrine in the region. Madheshawari Devi Yatra is annually held on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra. 

Kannada Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Kannada Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Kannada language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Hindi Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Hindi Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Hindi language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Telugu Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Telugu Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Telugu language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Tamil Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Tamil Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Tamil language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.