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Brahmastra In Hindu Religion - Importance - Story

Brahmastra was a deadly arrow obtained after propitiating Brahma Dev. There was no defense against Brahmastra. The person who had discharged the arrow can call it back. It could only be stopped by Brahmadanda – a stick created by Brahma. Brahmastra never misses it mark and it can only be used once in a day. It is invoked by a mantra that is bestowed upon the user when Brahma blesses him with the arrow. The mantra is used to call upon the weapon when required. The weapon can be used against an individual or against an entire army. The arrow causes severe environmental damage. The land becomes barren and living beings cannot survive in such a land. There will be no rainfall. Those residing in the area become infertile. Brahmastra was used in the Ramayana. Bhagavan Ram used it to annihilate Ravana. Another famous usage of Brahmastra was when it was used by Arjuna and Ashwathama against each other. Arjuna called his weapon back. But Ashwathama directed it against the un

Agroha Mahakumbh of Agarwal Community - Agroha Mela

Agroha Mahakumbh, also known as Agroha Mela, is annually held on the Sharad Purnima day (full moon day in October) and is associated with the Agrawal Community. Agroha Mahakumbh 2023 date is October 28. The Kumbh Mela is held at Agroha which is around 20 km northwest of Hisar in Haryana in India. Agrawal Community congregate here during the occasion.  An Agrasen Temple is located here. Another sacred spot here is the Shakti Sarovar with a sculpture of Samudra Manthan (churning of ocean) in the middle of it. Satsangs are held on the day at Agroha.

Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple in Karnataka – Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta

Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple is located at Gundlupet Taluk, Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. At Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, Bhagavan Sri Krishna is worshipped along with his wives Rukmini and Sathyabhama. The shrine is located around 22 km from Gundlupet and 92 km from Ooty. Legend has it that the divine wedding of Shiva and Parvati was to take place at Kashi. All the divine powers were to attend the wedding. This would result in the tilting of the balance of earth. Brahma asked Sage Agastya to go to South India to counter the weight. He carried the water from Ganga in his Kamandalu. When Sage Agastya reached South India, he rested on the Sahyadri Mountains. Here he offered prayers to Lord Krishna to help in saving the Earth. Sri Krishna appeared before the sage. Sage Agastya asked Lord Krishna to come and reside at the Kanakachala Mountain. Bhagavan readily agreed. Sage Agastya then consecrated the murti of Sri Krishna and t