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Story of Avvaiyar and Aivel

Avvaiyar needs no introduction, as she is one of the greatest women saints in ancient Tamil world. Aivel was poor chieftain who became immortal through his hospitality. The story of Avvaiyar and Aivel is the story of kindness and affection. On a dark, stormy and rainy night, Avvaiyar was walking through the forest. She knocked at a house in the forest seeking shelter from the stormy weather. The house belonged to Aivel, the chieftain of a local tribe. Aivel was not rich; he and his people did farming in a small area. But Aivel was thrilled to see Avvaiyar. He welcomed her to his poor cottage and offered her a blanket. He immediately went around and got a bowl of goat’s milk and few cooked wild tubers. Avvaiyar was deeply moved by the kindness and hospitality of the humble man. She later immortalized him through her poetry. The poem that she dedicated to the chieftain is called – ‘The compassion of Aivel.’

Rudranath Temple in Uttarakhand – Rudranath Trek in Panch Kedar Yatra Dedicated to Shiva

Rudranath Temple is third temple visited during the Panch Kedar Yatra in Uttarakhand. Shiva is worshipped here in the form of Nilakanth Mahadev. Rudranath Trek is one of the toughest treks in the Panch Kedar Yatra. As per Hindu tradition, the face of the bull form that Lord Shiva took to hide from Pandavas appeared here. Rudranath is a cave temple and is closed for winter from Mid-Ocotber to April. Rudranth is around 42 km from Helang. In Skanda Purana, Shiva tells Parvati that this is one of the best pilgrimages and is an important Teerth. It is believed that offering Shradh, Tarpan and Pinda Daan to ancestors here will help them in attaining Moksha. Rudranath Temple is part of a natural cave. The temple is small hut-like structure made of stones. The temple has the naturally appeared swayambhu face of Shiva in form of a Shivling. In the compound there are nearly six small shrines of various deities. The route to Rudranath Temple : Route 1 – Cho

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

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Jyeshta 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 Jyeshta Nakshatra Born People is Lindley's Aporosa Hindi name of the Jyeshta Nakshatra Tree is  Telugu name is Malayalam name is Vetti Tamil Name is Kodali, Kannada name is Salle mara In Marathi it is known as   Bengali name is   Jyeshta Nakshatra born people should plant the  Lindley's Aporosa. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Bisaldev Mandir at Tonk in Rajasthan

Bisaldev Mandir at Tonk in Rajasthan is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The shrine is located at Bisalpur in Tonk in Rajasthan. The deity worshipped in the temple is known as Gokarnesvara or Bisaldev. The shrine is 22.20 meter x 15.30 meter. It has a pancharatha sanctum, antarala, square mandapa and portico with sikhara. Shiva is worshipped in the sanctum sanctorum in the form of a Shivling. The shrine was built before 11th century AD.

Bhagavad Gita in Marathi in PDF format for Free - Download Marathi Bhagawad Geeta

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita in Marathi in PDF format for free is provided by Swami Shri Adgadanad Ji’s of Yatharth Geeta. This downloadable Marathi Bhagawad Geeta is strictly for personal use. You can only download the eighteen chapters separately and not as a single book. The Bhagavad Gita is in PDF format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download the Bhagavad Gita in Marathi from this link – Marathi Bhagawad Geeta . If the above link is not working you can use this link in google drive to download Marathi Bhagavad Gita