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Goddess Banashankari – About Hindu Goddess Banashankari Devi

Goddess Banashankari is an incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti. It is in this form she nourishes all living beings. Banashankari Devi is popularly worshiped in the northern districts of Karnataka and southern parts of Maharashtra. She is essentially a forest Goddess in Hindu religion. In the Devi Mahatmya it is mentioned that Goddess Shakti appeared as Banashankari after a period of hundred years of drought. All the plants had died and there was nothing to eat. Banashankari brought forth from her body fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs to suffice the hunger of the people. The form of Banashankari is described in detail in Durga Saptashati. Banashankari is blue in color. Her eyes are like lotus flower. She is depicted with numerous arms – one arm is shown as carrying a lotus with bees circling it. The other hands carry bow, arrows, flowers, roots, and vegetables. The most popular festival dedicated to Goddess Banashankari is held from Paush Shukla Paksha Ashtami to P

Thiruvairanikulam Temple Opening Date in 2022 - 2023 Date - Thiruvairanikulam temple Nadathurappu Mahotsavam 2023

Thiruvairanikulam Temple near Aluva in Kerala is dedicated to Lord Shiva. But the temple is famous for a shrine of Goddess Parvati which is open only for 12 days in a year. Thiruvairanikulam Temple opening date in 2022 - 2023 is January 6, 2023. Thiruvairanikulam temple Nadathurappu Mahotsavam or festival ends in 2023 on January 17. Goddess Parvati shrine is open for 12 days from Thiruvathira Nakshatra in Dhanu Masam as per Malayalam Calendar followed in Kerala. Story Why Goddess Parvati Gives Darshan Only For 12 Days Legend has it that Goddess Parvati used to cook food for Lord Shiva in the temple kitchen. No one was allowed to enter the temple during the period. A group of Brahmins wanted to find out the secret and ventured into the temple at not designated time. For breaking the rule, Goddess Parvati left the temple in anger. The Brahmins asked for her mercy and performed intense austerities. She later relented and agreed to make her presence felt in the sanctum s

Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple Information - Contact Details with Number

Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple is located at Nelluvaya in Thrissur District in Kerala. The shrine is around 21 km from Thrissur town. Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple contact details with telephone numbers are given below. The Devaswom Officer Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple, Nelluvai (P.O), Erumapetty (Via), Thrissur - 680584 Ph : 04885-264269 9188958053 E-mail : nelluvayatemple@gmail.com The murti worshipped in the temple was installed by Ashwini Devas (physicians of Devas) and the same murti was worshipped during Dwapara Yuga by Sri Vasudeva. It is believed that the temple is more than 5000 years old. Bhagavan Dhanwanthari is a manifestation of Srihari Vishnu. He emerged from the ocean during Palazhi Madhanam (churning out the milky ocean), with the four hands, carrying, the divine Shankh (Conch), Sudarshana Chakra Amrit (Nectar), and Jalookham (Leech), respectively. Leach is used in Ayurvedic therapy to suck out bad blood to cure certain diseases. In the western entr

Raghunath Temple at Devprayag in Uttarakhand – Devprayag Raghunathji Mandir

Raghunath Temple at Devprayag in Uttarakhand is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram. Raghunathji Mandir enshrines a six feet Shaligram murti of Bhagavan Sri Ram. Legend has it that Lord Ram did penance here to atone for the killing of Ravana. Adi Vishweshwar Mahadev is the name of the Shivling established by Lord Ram here. It is located directly underneath the courtyard of the main temple complex. The main temple complex is atop a small mount and one has to climb several steps to reach it. Pillars support the mandap and the silver mounted gateway that leads to the sanctum sanctorum. There is a murti of Garuda in front of the temple. The main festivals observed in the temple are Ramnavami and Sri Krishna Janmashtami. A small murti of Bhagavan Ram is brought out during the occasion. The subsidiary shrines in the temple are dedicated to Annapurna Mata, Hanuman and Shankaracharya. The life story of Rama and Krishna are featured on the walls of the temple.