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Mokshapuri in Hinduism

Mokshapuri in Hinduism is a sacred place that secures moksha or liberation to a devotee. Mokshapuri cities are Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya (Haridwar), Varanasi, Kanchi, Avantika and Dwaraka. It is believed that visit to each of the holy city will help a devotee to escape from the cycle of births and deaths. Ayodhya is holy because it is the birthplace of Bhagavan Sri Ram. Mathura is the birthplace of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Haridwar is the sacred place, which is associated with Ganga entering the plain. It is also the gateway to holy places in the Himalayas. Varanasi is associated with Lord Shiva. Kanchi or Kanchipuram is associated with both Shiva and Vishnu. Avantika or Ujjain houses the famous Mahakala Temple. Dwaraka is the place associated with Lord Krishna.

Neither happiness nor unhappiness can last forever – Vanamali

Boundless joy can never be got from a changing world. All material pleasures have to end at some time or other because duality is the nature of the world. Neither happiness nor unhappiness can last forever. We are always hankering for joy which lasts forever, not realizing that by the very nature of the world this is totally impossible. The stage on which we are playing the drama of our life is the atman which is pure existence, pure consciousness and bliss. The only way to recapture the original state of bliss is to renew our relationship with that universal consciousness or Brahman which exists in us as the atman. This is Self Realization – when we recognize the real ‘I.’ This realization alone can give us boundless joy. – Mataji Vanamali