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The Story of Worshipping White Elephant Along With Goddess Lakshmi

Elephant is worshipped along with Goddess Lakshmi in many regions and the goddess is also known as Gaja Lakshmi. Two white elephants are also depicted along with the image of Goddess Lakshmi and the animal is also believed to be the Vahana (vehicle) of the Goddess. The popular belief is that worshipping Gaja or elephant will help in attainment of wealth and prosperity. There is an interesting story which connects the worship of Goddess Lakshmi and elephant. Long ago a king had two wives. The first wife had many children and the second wife had only a single son. The first wife and her children once made a huge white elephant of clay and worshiped it along with Goddess Lakshmi. The second wife was unable to perform the worship as she did not want her son to make a huge clay idol of the elephant all alone. But the son noticed that his mother was sad and when he found out the reason for her sadness, he decided to alleviate it. The son prayed to Lord Indra and asked for

Britain Hindu Calendar 2017 in pdf – Based on Standard Time Hindu Panchang 2017 followed in United Kingdom

Britain Hindu Calendar 2017 in pdf is presented by mypanchang. It contains all the important festivals, auspicious time etc as per Hindu Panchang 2017 for the United Kingdom. The calendar is based on time in Eastern Standard Time followed in cities like London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Edinburgh in U K. It must be noted that the vrat, festival dates in India and England might be different many times. So if you are residing in United Kingdom and are keen to follow the local time then the calendar will be of great help. Link  –  United Kingdom Hindu Calendar 2017 in pdf