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Goddess Mangala – About Hindu Goddess Mangala

Goddess Mangala is a manifestation of Mother Goddess worshipped in many regions in India . She is a subsidiary deity in many shrines especially in South India . She is the goddess of auspiciousness. Goddess Mangala has ten hands and she carries shoola, akshamala, dhanus, a mirror, bana, khetka, khadga and Chandra. The remaining two hands are in Varada and Abhaya pose. She is depicted as seated on a throne and wears a crown or jata makuta. She is also adorned with various ornaments. Goddess Mangala is a happy form of Mother Goddess. She always appears with a playful smile.

Dressing as Hanuman during Dasara and Navratri in Panipat for wishes fulfilled

Many people dress up as Hanuman in Panipat in Haryana on the seventh, eighth and ninth day of Navratri and also on the Dasara day. They do this as part of gratitude for wish fulfilled and prayers heard by the Almighty. Those who become Hanumans, sleep in nearby temples and follow the strict rules of a Brahmachari. They also fast for 7 to 21 days. The Hanumans roam around the street blessing people and they are also invited into homes for pujas. Times of India reports   A tradition - in which people dress up like Hanuman and move around on city streets -- brought to this part of the country by the Laiya and the Hyderabadi communities of the Mianwali district in the northwest of Punjab province, Pakistan, after the partition.  According to Ramesh Kumar, president of Panipat Dussehra Committee, the tradition was brought here by one Suraj Bhan who, along with his family, arrived in Panipat after the partition. Soon, other members of his community also arrived here. Along with th

Goddess Saraswati Temple to Come Up at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh – Akshara Maalika Gnana Saraswati

Akshara Maalika Gnana Saraswati is the name of a proposed Goddess Saraswati Temple at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh. The temple will be located at Goutama Ghat on the banks of Rajahmundry .  The Hindu reports   The temple is going to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 6 crores and a committee ‘Sri Gnana Saraswathi Peetam Charitable Trust’ headed by Rankireddy Subba Raju, chairman of RSR Foundation, to complete the work.   The construction of ‘Gnana Saraswathi Peetam’ is taking place rapidly and the temple’s Mukha Mandapam (Main Hall) consists of 56 pillars, carved from single-stones. These 56 pillars represent the ‘Aakaaraa Devathas’ are sculpted as presiding deities on all the pillars, one on each- with different decorations, vahanas (vehicles), and aradhanas (ways of worship), and spiritual appearances (vibhavas).   The main Goddess, i.e., the presiding deity (Moola Virat) of the temple, ‘Sri Gnana Saraswati’ manifests herself on a Marakatha stone (from Nepal ), re