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Sri Darpa Sayana Rama – About Sri Darpasayana Rama form of Bhagavan Sri Ram

Sri Darpana Sayana Rama is a unique form of Bhagavan Sri Ram. In Sri Darpanasayana Rama form, Bhagavan Sri Ram sleeps on a bed made of Darpan or kusha grass. He is waiting for Lord Varuna to appear and help him in crossing the ocean to reach Lanka and save Mata Sita.
Sri Ram had requested Lord Varuna to help him but he was yet to respond.
Sri Darpa Sayana Rama form of Ram is worshipped as a subsidiary deity at the famous Thirupullani Temple near Rameswaram.
In the shrine, we see Lakshmana in the form of Adi Shesha forming a bed for Sri Ram.
Related Rama’s Anger against Varuna, the Sea God, in Ramayana

Karinjeshwara Temple Bantwal in Karnataka

Mahathobahara Shree Karinjeshwara Temple is located at Kavalamudoor Village, which is 2.5 km off Vagga Village on Bantwal – Dharmastal state highway. Situated atop a hill at an altitude of 1000 feet, Karinjeshwara Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The shrine dedicated Goddess Parvati, is located midway on the hill.

It is believed that Bhagvan Sri Ram and Lakshman visited the shrine when they were searching for Mata Sita. Pandavas too lived here during their exile period in the Mahabharata. Two water bodies believed to have created by Bhima and Arjuna can be found here. Gadateertha was created by Bhima using his mace or Gada. Varaha Tirtha sprung when Arjuna struck an arrow on the hill.

Temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Ganesha are located midway on the hill.

The most important ritual in the temple is observed on Bheemna Amavasya in Ashada month. Other important festivals in the temple are Ugadi, Vrishabha Sankramana, Simha Sankramana, Naga Panchami, Ganesha Chaturthi, K…

Matangeshwar Mahadev – Matangeshwar Form of Shiva – 60th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Matangeshwar Mahadev is worshipped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshipped in Ujjain. This form of Shiva is associated with providing Brahma Gyan to Matang
The temple dedicated to Matangeshwar Mahadev is located at Pinjar Wadi
This form of Shiva is worshipped for attaining knowledge of Brahman, which will help in attaining moksha.
Matangeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 60th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Matangeshwar Mahadev
Matang was born in a pious family but he was indulged in performing cruel acts from a very young age. A holy person once told Matang that he is performing cruel acts due to his bad karma in previous life.
Matang then wanted to know how to overcome the bad karma. The holy person advised him to perform prayers to Indra.
He then performed intense austerities for several years. Finally, Indra appeared before him and told him that he should get Brahma Gya…

Diwali in Delhi

Diwali is the most popular festival associated with Hindu religion. Diwali 2016 date in Delhi is October 30. Diwali literally means ‘an array of lamps’ and symbolizes the removal of spiritual darkness and the ushering in of knowledge capable of realizing Brahman (That) – the Supreme Being present in all living and non-living. In 2017, the Diwali dates in Delhi are – Dhanteras on October 17, Diwali on October 19, Lakshmi Puja on October 19 and Bhai Dhooj on October 21.

Diwali is celebrated by all Hindu communities but the reasons and legends differ from place to place and from community to community. The most important legend associated with Diwali is the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. It is believed that people lit lamps on the day to welcome Lord Rama and Mata Sita.

Lakshmi Puja during Diwali is observed as it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean on this day during the ‘samudra manthan’ (churning of ocean) by demons and gods as mentioned in …

Ambaji Temple Pictures in 360 degree Panorama View – Virtual Tour of Amabaji Temple in Gujarat

AmbajiTemple located in Gujarat is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti – Goddess Amba. The government of Gujarat is providing a 360 degree panorama view of the AmbajiTemple. There are five breathtaking photos in the virtual tour. The pictures are that of Ambaji, Ambaji Temple Chok and Amabaji Gabbar.
Link – You can take the virtual tour here.

Dasaratha Chaturthi Vrat – Dasarathi Chaturthi

Dasaratha Chaturthi Vrat is dedicated to King Dasarath, father of Hindu God Rama. Dasarathi Chaturthi Vrat 2018 date is October 27. The vrat is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha of Kartik month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.

Temple dedicated to Hindu God Ram performs special rituals on the day.

Information regarding the vrat is very rare. But pujas and rituals are held by spiritual organizations and temples on the day.

Sri Ramakrishna – Spiritual Thoughts

Householders are like silk worm who come out of their cocoon of their worldly life can if they wanted – but they do not even make an effort to come out of it and perish within it like silk worms.
Once I had the desire to put on a gold-embroidered robe, wear a ring on my finger, and smoke a hubble-bubble with a long pipe. Mathur Babu procured all these things for me. I wore the gold-embroidered robe and said to myself after a while, ‘Mind! This is what is called a gold-embroidered robe.’ Then I took it off and threw it away. I couldn’t stand the robe any more. Again I said to myself, ‘Mind! This is called a shawl, and this a ring, and this, smoking a hubble-bubble with a long pipe.’ I threw those things away once for all, and the desire to enjoy them never arose in my mind again.
During the day we cannot see stars but that does not mean that there are no stars.
Related Compassion is the love one feels for all beings of the world and it is an attitude of equality – Sri Ramakrishna Quotes