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Story – When Mithila Burns Nothing of Mine Burns – King Janaka

King Janaka is mentioned in numerous Hindu scriptures. Here is a popular story associated with King Janaka. Disciples of the great Sage Yajnavalkya felt that the sage was partial to Janaka. As two of them held continuous discussion on philosophy. Once, Yajnavalkya decided to demonstrate to his other students the superior wisdom of King Janaka. One day when Sage Yajnavalkya was holding a philosophical discourse, a soldier brought the news that Mithila city was on fire. All the students of Yajnavalkya rushed out to save their possessions. King Janaka did not move and continued to listen to the discourse. The other students returned soon as the news was fake. Sage Yajnavalkya asked King Janaka that the other students ran to save their meager possessions; as king, he had expensive possessions to save but he did not move from his spot. The king answered – “When Mithila Burns Nothing of Mine Burns” The other students then realized that Janaka had transcended his eg

Jambukeswarar Temple Thiruvanaikaval near Trichy in Tamil Nadu

Jambukeswarar Temple at Thiruvanaikaval near Trichy is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is around 5 kilometer north of Trichy, or Tiruchirappali, in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the temples in which Shiva is worshipped as element of nature – one of the Panchabhoota Temples. Shiva is worshipped here as water. At Jambukeswarar Temple, the sanctum sanctorum is beyond ground level and the Shivling is always surrounded by water. Mother Goddess is worshipped here as Akilandeshwari. A saint is said to have performed intense austerities at the spot where the present temple stands. The saint offered a Jambu or gooseberry fruit to Shiva here and then swallowed it with the seed. The saint continued his meditation and in due course of time the seed sprouted and grew into a tree in the body of the saint. Moved by the intense austerity, Shiva appeared before the saint. As a boon, the saint asked the presence of Shiva near the tree. Shiva then appeared in the form of a Shivling here a

Mithuna Rashi Navratri Mantra

Chanting of the Mithuna Rashi Navratri Mantra helps, Mithuna Rashi born person to attain wealth, prosperity, property, job and desire fulfillments. The mantra should be chanted after taking bath in the morning. You should sit in your pooja room or in a quiet place and chant the mantra. The mantra is का की कू घ ङ छ के को ..... ॐ ओम क्लीं ऐं सो :  Another Mantra is ऊॅं सर्वबाधा नमः The mantra should be chanted 21 times. You can chant anyone mantra. Chanting of the mantra also helps in overcoming your enemies.