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Rudramsa Durga

Rudramsa Durga is one of the most popular forms of Durga worshipped in Hinduism. The name Rudramsa indicates that she incorporates in herself aspects of Rudra form of Lord Shiva. The Rudra form that is incorporated in Rudramsa Durga is that of the Shiva that created numerous spirits in anger to destroy those who had deviated from the path of Dharma. She is part of the Goddess Shakti worship . Some scholars are also of the view that Rudramsa Durga is associated with Lord Shiva who is worshipped at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. The form of Shiva that is worshipped in Kedarnath is that of a huge buffalo. Rudramsa Durga is depicted as having dark-blue complexion – Shyamala. She has four arms and wears red-colored clothes – Rakthambhara. She wears gold ornaments and has a unique tapering crown, which is not part of many forms of Durga. Rudramsa Durga carries in her hands sword, spear, conch and discus. She rides on a lion. In some portraits, sun and moon are depicted on

How Ravana got his name? – Story of the name Ravana

Ravana means the one who screams. The story of the name Ravana is associated with Shiva. How the ten-headed demon king in Ramayana got also gives an idea about the arrogance and physical strength of Ravan. Legend has it that Ravana was arrogant of his powers. Once to impress Lord Shiva, he attempted to lift the Kailash Mountain. Shiva to quell the arrogance of Ravana simply placed his toe on the mountain. Ravana’s forearm were crushed and he let out a deafening scream. From this day, he got the name Ravana meaning the one who screams.

Ugadi Quotes and Messages - Kannada and Telugu New Year

This is a collection of favorite Ugadi quotes and messages that we have read, received and some which we have sent and also some that we made for this Ugadi . Let this Ugadi bring peace and prosperity in the lives of all. On this Ugadi, let the bitter taste of neem remind us of the struggles in life and the sweet taste of jaggery the progress that results from the struggle. May this Ugadi be a good one for all of us. Let this Ugadi usher in a Good and Sweet Year, both materially and spiritually. Happy Ugadi and let this be a delightful year, filled with delightful things in each of its days. This Ugadi let us go forward with great hope that all things will be possible. Happy Ugadi, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good. Ugadi stands for new and fresh – Life is always new and fresh – Let us strive to make all days Ugadi. Let this Ugadi give you the strength to do all that you dreamed to do during last year but didn’t dare to do. This is a time of ne

Ganesha Purana – About Ganesh Puran

Ganesha Purana is one of the minor Puranas. Ganesh Puran is believed to have been written between 11th and 14th century and is credited to the Ganapatya sect – who considered Ganesha as the Supreme Godhead. The Purana extols that Ganesha is the creator, sustainer and destroyer of the universe. It consists of 247 chapters and is divided into two parts. The first part contains information about worship of Ganesha. The second part details Ganesha as creator, protector and sustainer of the universe. The second part basically contains stories of Ganesha, his avatars and how he defeated the demons. The first part is known as Upasana Khanda and the second part is known as Krida Khanda. Ganesha Gita is also part of Ganesh Puran. In it, teachings of Ganesha on yoga, karma, bhakti and jnana are detailed. It is quite similar to Bhagavad Gita.