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Story of Origin of Krishna River

Story of origin of Krishna River is associated with a curse by Goddess Saraswati. Legend has it that Brahma was ready to perform a yajna. Vishnu and Shiva arrived to witness the yajna. But Brahma could not start the yajna as his wife Saraswati did not turn up. As the auspicious time was passing over, at the instance of Vishnu, Brahma started the yajna with his second wife Gayatri. But soon Goddess Saraswati arrived at the yajna and got angry for not waiting for her. She cursed the gods present there to take the form of rivers. Thus Lord Vishnu was cursed by Goddess Saraswati to take the form of Krishna River. Krishna River flows through Srisailam, Guntur and Krishna districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Punarvasu Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Punarvasu birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Punarvasu Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Punarvasu Nakshatra Born People is Bamboo. Hindi name of the Punarvasu Nakshatra Tree is baans Telugu name is bongu-veduru Malayalam name is Mula Tamil Name is kulay-munkil Kannada name is bidiru In Marathi it is known as Bamboo Bengali name is baansha Punarvasu Nakshatra born people should plant the Bamboo. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Bala Sundari Temple at Deoband in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Bala Sundari Temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti. The shrine is located at Deoband in Uttar Pradesh and is around 87 km from Saharanpur. Bala Sundari is a child form of Goddess Durga. The small but beautifully maintained shrine is noted for its vibrant colors and dome. The shrine is a Tantric temple. Various prayers and pujas associated with Shakti worship are performed here. The most important festival observed here is the  Navratri  and Durga Puja.