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How Karna Became The Friend of Duryodhana and Kauravas in the Mahabharat?

In the Mahabharat, Karna, though born of Kunti, mother of Pandavas, was abandoned on birth and he was brought up by a charioteer and as such considered as a charioteer’s son. Karna became the friend of Duryodhana and Kauravas as they gave him social and political status, which was long denied to him. After training in arms, Kauravas and Pandavas were given an arena to display their talent. Karna arrived there and insisted on participating and challenging Arjuna who was considered as a great archer. However, people raised objection to his participation stating that he was not of royal blood and was the son of mere charioteer. Duryodhana was looking for someone who could challenge Arjun. He found an ideal candidate in Karna. He ceased the opportunity and declared Karna as the king of the Anga territory. Thus, Karna got the right to fight in the tournament arranged for royal blood. This one act got Duryodhana the lifelong support of Karna. Karna’s friendship and l

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple near Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli District

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva at Thirupudaimaruthur Village near Veeravanallur near Ambasamudram. The original name of the temple is Arulmigu Narumbunathaswamy Temple and is a very popular shrine in this region of Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. It is believed that Lord Shiva gave darshan to Indra, the king of Devas, near the Marutham tree located in the temple complex. The sanctum sanctorum has a huge Shivling, which is known as Pudaar Jeeneshwarar or Narumbunathar. The Shivling leans slightly towards the left side and has marks of scratches made by deer and sickle cut. Consort of Shiva here is known as Gomati. Her murti is made of Rudraksha and it is tall and beautiful. She carries a parrot in her right arm and her shrine is similar to that of Narumbunathar. Outside the sanctum of Narumbunathar there are a pair of Dwarapalakas. The murtis of Anugnai Vinayaka and Bala Subrahmanya are located here. There is another set of

Shri Chakrapani Maharaj Jayanti

Shri Chakrapani Maharaj was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition in Hinduism and his teachings inspired in the formation of Mahanubhav sect. Shri Chakrapani Maharaj Jayanti 2023 date is November 6. This is the birth anniversary of the great saint. The five great gurus in the Mahanubhav sect are Sri Krishna, Lord Dattatreya, Shri Chakrapani, Govinda Prabhu and Chakradhar Swami. Mahanubhava Sect follows the Bhakti tradition of Vaishnavism but does not follow complicated rituals. Shri Chakrapani Maharaj Jayanti is annually observed on the Ashwin Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi – ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Hindi Mantra for pure mind - Mantra in Hindi Language for a peaceful mind

Below is a prayer in Hindi language for a pure mind. Anyone can chant this mantra for a peaceful mind. 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 pure mind - Mantra in Telugu Language for a peaceful mind

Below is a prayer in Telugu language for a pure mind. Anyone can chant this mantra for a peaceful mind. 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.

Tamil Mantra for pure mind - Mantra in Tamil Language for a peaceful mind

Below is a prayer in Tamil language for a pure mind. Anyone can chant this mantra for a peaceful mind. 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.

Story of Dandakaranya Forest – Story of Dandaka Forest in the Ramayana

During their exile period Bhagvan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman reaches the Dandakaranya forest. It was a dreadful forest and few dared to cross it. The story of Dandaka forest is symbolic. Legend has it that Dandakaranya was once a flourishing kingdom with a huge population of people. It was known as Janasthan and was ruled of King Danda. During a hunting expedition, King Danda came across a beautiful woman Aruja. The king was smitten by her beauty and violated her. Aruja was the daughter of Sage Shukra. She ran crying to her father. On hearing the Adharma performed by a king, Sage Shukra cursed that dust storms and thunderstorms would wipe away Danda’s kingdom of Janasthan . Soon no trace of the kingdom was left. In due course of time, the land became the most dreadful forest. Turning a kingdom into forest symbolically suggest that when people do not respect and practice Dharma, the place is no different from a jungle. Even today, Dandakaranya is a stretch of

Story of Kanakadhara Stotram

Kanakadhara Stotram is a popular prayer dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and was composed by Adi Shankaracharya. It is said that Jagadguru Adi Shankara created this prayer on seeing the financial difficulties of a poor woman. During the time of Shankaracharya, students used to stay in the home of Guru and study. They also used to go around the houses in the village and used to beg for food for the day. Feeding a Brahmachari was considered highly meritorious. Once young Shankaracharya went to the home of a poor woman and asked for food. The poor woman had not cooked anything on the day. She did not know what to do and on searching, found a single gooseberry on a corner of her house. She offered the gooseberry to Shankaracharya and said to him that she did not have money even to buy food for her children. So please be satisfied with the gooseberry. Moved by her plight, Shankaracharya immediately composed a prayer praising Goddess Lakshmi and prayed to Her to remove the poverty

Poosam Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Poosam Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Poosam Nakshatra born male is that they will be religious. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be highly intelligent. Other Poosam Nakshatra male Characteristics are given below: Will respect teachers. Will be devotional Will be highly optimistic. Will show courage to face tense situations. Keen interest in science and arts Will be a good debater. Will help relatives. Good in handling wealth Will have independent opinion.

Baba Bhusandeswar Temple near Balasore in Odisha - 12-foot Huge Shiva lingam is Worshipped Here

Baba Bhusandeswar Temple is dedicated to Shiva and is located in a remote village called Kumbhirgadi in Bhogarai block of Balasore District in Odisha. The huge Shivling is 12 feet in height and 12 feet in diameter. The Shiva Lingam is carved out of a single block of granite stone. Only 12 feet is visible rest is buried underground. The Shivling has three parts. It has a square base of four feet. The middle portion is octagonal and is about 12 feet in diameter and about four feet in height. The top portion is in the normal Shivling form. The Shivling is slightly tilted towards right.