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Tulsi Manas Mandir in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – Varanasi Tulsi Manas Temple

Varanasi Tulsi Manas Temple is located on Durgakund road in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and is near the famous Durga Temple. The temple is noted for its art and architecture and essentially is a shrine that celebrates Ramcharitamanas of Goswami Tulsidas . The main murti worshipped in the temple is the Ram Parivar – Ram, Laxman, Mata Sita and Hanuman. The shrine is located in a serene and tranquil environment. Tulsidas making Chandan paste at the famous ghat of Chitrakoot is shown in the shrine using moving puppets. Every wall, ceiling, pillars and each and every nook and corner of the shrine narrates the story of Ramayan through pictures, paintings and sculptures. The verses of Ramacharitmanas are written on the walls of the shrine. Other mutis worshipped in the temple are that of Satyaranayan, Ma Annapurna and Kashi Vishwanath. One entering the main gate, there is a statue of Goswami Tulsidas. Jhulan Utsav in Shravan month is an important ritual here. A month

Bhagavad Gita – Akshara Parabrahma Yoga

Akshara Parabrahma Yoga is the chapter eight of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita The title of the Discourse : 'Kshara' means that which perishes. 'Akshara' means that which does not perish, the Imperishable. Since the Discourse deals with the Imperishable Brahman it is entitled 'Akshara Parabrahma Yoga.'  The indestructible, the Supreme, is Brahman. The creative force that brings beings into existence is called ‘karma’. He who meditates on me at the time of death is absorbed into me. The thoughts at the time of death determine the character of the next birth. Always think of Lord Krishna and do your work. When the mind and understanding is concentrated on Krishna, one reaches the feet of Lord. All worlds come and go. Beings in such world continuously pass through the cycle of birth and death. But he who attains me never takes another birth. If the mind is turned to the Yoga of Practice, and dropping thoughts of other things engaged in constant