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Rasai Devi – Information About Hindu Goddess Rasai Devi

Goddess Rasai Devi, also referred as Ma Rasai, is a manifestation of Mother Goddess and is worshipped mainly in Maharashtra. She is a village deity. The main temples dedicated to the Goddess are located in Pune District in Maharashtra. Goddess Rasai Devi is a kind form of Goddess Shakti. She showers motherly love on her children. The murti or idol of Rasai Devi symbolizes kinds and motherly affection. She is worshipped for peace, prosperity, protection, good agriculture, healthy children, early cure of diseases and for victory over enemies. A main attraction of the murti is the large eyes. Her hands are in blessing posture. She is dressed like a Marathi woman. Rasai Devi removes darkness caused by Adharma. She upholds righteousness by protecting those who practice Dharma.

Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple in Trivandrum District in Kerala

Dedicated Bhagavan Sri Krishna, the Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is an ancient shrine in Trivandrum District in Kerala. The temple is around 20 km south of Trivandrum city. Unnikannan or the baby form of Sri Krishna is worshipped in the temple. Legend of Ammachi Plavu One of the Travancore kings, Marthanda Varma, was surrounded by his enemies. A boy appeared from nowhere and showed Marthanda Varma a spot to hide. It was inside the hollow trunk of a jackfruit tree. Later Marthanda Varma realized that the boy was Lord Krishna. The king then decided to build a temple dedicated to Sri Krishna near the Ammachi Plavu. The shrine was built in 1755. The Ammachi Plavu is now preserved inside the shrine. The main murti worshipped in the form of baby Sri Krishna holding butter in both hands. The murti faces west and is made of Panchaloha . The subsidiary deities worshipped in the shrine are Ganesha, Sastha and Nagaraja. Neyyattinkara Sreekrishna Swamy Temple is a

Padmamalini Form of Goddess Lakshmi

Padmamalini is one among the numerous names of Goddess Lakshmi . The name is found in the Moksha Dharma Parva of the Shanti Parva of Mahabharat. Goddess Lakshmi narrates her story to Indra in the chapter of Mahabharata. Padmamalini because she emerged from lotus which was fully bloomed by the rays of the sun. The name also means one who wears garland made of lotuses. It is believed that initially Padmamalini resided among daityas or demons as they then had clean habits and good moral behavior. But when all forms of corruption set in the daitya society she abandoned them.