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Hanuman And Akampana In Ramayana

Akampana was one of the demons and a trusted lieutenant of Ravana. He was killed by Hanuman in the Ramayana. It is mentioned in the Sarga 56, Yuddha Kanda of Ramayan. When Rakshasa Dhoom Raksha was killed by Hanuman, Ravana asked Akampana to enter the battlefield. He led a vast army of demons and fought fiercely against the Vanarasena (monkey army). But majority of the demons were killed by the Vanarasena headed by Hanuman. Akampana was furious and started attacking monkeys like a mad man. Hanuman countered him barehanded. Hanuman threw a huge boulder on Akampana. The demon reduced the huge stone into powder with his arrows. Hanuman then uprooted a tree and whirled it like a wheel killing many demons. Akampana sent fourteen arrows at Hanuman but they were all blocked. Hanuman then uprooted another huge tree and hit Akampana on his head. This resulted in the death of Akampana.

Triprayar Temple Timings – Opening Closing Pooja Time and Details at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple in Kerala

Triprayar Sri Rama Temple is located near Thrissur in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram. Triprayar Temple Timings with detail opening and closing time is given below. Please note that the pooja and darshan time will extended or curtailed during important rituals. The shrine will remain closed during Grahan or Eclipse. Triprayar Temple Morning Pooja Timings 3:00 AM to 12:00 PM Triprayar Sri Rama Temple Evening Darshan Timings 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM Deeparadhana is at 6:30 PM. (depends on the sunrise and sunset timing) The first puja is the early morning Nirmalya Puja from 3:00 AM. Witnessing this is considered highly meritorious. The important pujas in the shrine are Usha Puja, Ethirtha Puja, Panthiradi Puja, Ucha Puja and Athazha Puja.

Download Bhagavad Gita in English with commentary of Swami Chinmayananda for free

Srimad Bhagavad Gita, the Divine Song of the Lord, needs no introduction as it is the most popular text in Hinduism. The Holy Geeta, a modern Commentary on Srimad Bhagawad Geeta, by Swami Chinmayananda is one of the most sought after commentaries of the Bhagavad Gita. Now, Chinmaya Mission UK is providing an opportunity to download the Holy Gita with Commentary of Swami Chinmayananda for free. The commentary on Gita by Swami Chinmayananda is noted for its careful analysis and brilliant reasoning. Going beyond the literal meaning, Swami Chinmayananda reveals the hidden meaning in each shloka – the message and teachings which is applicable in all ages. You can try downloading from these links – Gita Download - this comes along with the Geeta Vaatika software – an electronic set up of Gita and features numerous articles on Bhagavad Gita plus an opportunity to compare different shlokas. Or from Holy Geeta - this is an E-book. You may also like to read Dow

Hanumanchatti Temple – Hanuman Chatti Mandir in Uttarakhand

Hanumanchatti Temple is a base camp for pilgrims heading towards Badrinath Temple. The mandir is a small one and it can accommodate only a couple of devotees. Hanuman Chatti Mandir is located on the banks of Alakananda River. Badrinath temple is around 12 km from Hanumanchatti. Hanuman murti is depicted as doing kirtan in the temple. Small murtis of Ram Parviar (Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman) can be seen in the sanctum sanctorum. There are also small bronze murtis of Hanuman in various postures in the shrine. Mace or Gada of Hanuman can also be worshipped in the shrine.