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Story – How Krishna managed to keep 16008 wives happy? – Sage Narada Wanted to Know

There is an interesting story in the 10th Skandha of Srimad Bhagavad Purana regarding how Krishna managed to keep his 16008 wives happy. Sage Narada was always curious about the activities of Lord Krishna on earth. He kept a close watch on Sri Krishna as he got new knowledge each time he interacted with Krishna. One day, Saga Narada was curious as to how Krishna managed to satisfy his 16008 wives. He thought this was a good opportunity create rift among the wives and Krishna. Sage Narada visited the house of one of the wives and he found Krishna there. So he decided pay a visit to the house of another wife and play some mischief but here too he found Sri Krishna chatting with his wife. Sage Narada was not ready to give up so he visited all the 16008 houses and he found Sri Krishna in each of the house. Narada was wonder-struck to find Krishna engaged in conversation with his wives in all the houses he visited. Later Sage Narada realized that only Krishna exists and

Nrusinghanath Temple at Bargarh in Odisha

Nrusinghanath Temple at Bargarh in Odisha is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Nrusinghanath (manifestation of Lord Vishnu). The temple is located on the sacred Gandhamardan Hills. Legend has it that it is the same hill which Hanuman carried from the Himalayas to Lanka in the epic Ramayana. The main murti worshipped in the temple is carved on a black granite stone. Legend has it that a demon took the form of a mouse and started troubling the people of the region. Lord Vishnu then took the form of a feline – Marjara Keshari and chased the mouse demon. It entered into a tunnel and never came out. Lord Nrusinghnath alias Marjara Keshari is still guarding the tunnel at the shrine. Papaharini stream has its source near the temple. The construction of the temple is believed to have started in the 9th century AD. One has to walk through numerous steps before reaching the shrine. There is also a beautiful waterfall in the vicinity of the temple.

The aim of life is to avoid misery and attain eternal bliss – Swami Chidananda

The aim of life is to avoid misery and attain Eternal Bliss. Birth in this world is inseparably connected with misery. If you wish to avoid misery, pain and sorrow, you must avoid rebirth. Knowledge of Brahman is the only means of avoiding rebirth. Meditation and meditation alone, (no other process has been discovered since Creation), has the power to reach up to the ultimate God-experience. Radiantly effulgent, you have come here upon earth to shine, illumine all, and leave this world a thing of brightness. Meditation is a subject of the most vital importance to everyone who wants happiness and peace, who wants to find strength within, who wants a truly integrated, radiant and magnetic personality. On every level of your life, meditation brings rewards in terms of your true spiritual nature, in terms of the spiritual experience which it bestows upon you. - Swami Chidananda Swami Chidaananda on Tapas People go foolishly to extremes by not understanding what actual