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Story of Origin of Bhairava

Story of the origin of Bhairava is found in the Linga Purana. Legend has it that Shiva was proud of his creation. But Shiva found suffering all around. When Shiva complained about the suffering, Brahma was haughty and insulted Shiva. The insult infuriated Shiva and out of the fire of his fury was born Bhairava. Soon after his birth, Bhairava rushed towards Brahma and pinched of his fifth head, which had insulted in Shiva. Bhairava is the guardian deity in many villages and temples across India. There are also exclusive temples dedicated to Bhairava. In majority of such temples, he is a tantric deity.

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

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Hasta 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 Hastam Nakshatra Born People is wild mango or Spondias pinnata. Hindi name of the Hasta Nakshatra Tree is ambara or bhringi-phal Telugu name is adavimamidi Malayalam name is Ampazham Tamil Name is kincam Kannada name is ambade In Marathi it is known as ambada Bengali name is aamada Hasta Nakshatra born people should plant the wild mango. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Kulai Vishnumurthy Temple near Mangalore in Karnataka – Shree Vishnumurthy Temple at Kulai

Kulai Vishnumurthy Temple is located at Kulai near Mangalore in Karnataka. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The murti of Vishnu worshipped here was accidently discovered by a priest. The shrine is located a kilometer off the National Highway 66 and is around 11 km from Mangalore. The murti of Lord Vishnu worshipped in the shrine is carved out of black granite stone and has numerous minute carvings. The murti stands on a peetha and has four hands. The four hands hold shanka, chakra, gadha and padma. Other deities worshipped in the temple are Ganapati, Nagaraja and Annappa. The annual festival in the temple is held from Chaturdasi of Meena Masa.