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Nataraja Statue at Home – Can It Be Kept in Home?

Can Nataraja statue be kept at home is a doubt among several Hindus. This is because there is a belief that the Nataraja form of Shiva is associated with Tandav – dance of destruction. As this form of Shiva is associated with the negative energy it should not be kept at home. This is mere superstition. We should be proud of the Nataraja murti and not spread superstition about it. Firstly, Shiva or Nataraja is not associated with destruction in the negative sense. Shiva is responsible for regeneration. One cannot but marvel at the deep insight and sweep of imagination of our ancients to visualized cosmic energy in the form of Nataraja. The dance of the Nataraja symbolizes truth and beauty; realization and dissolution; force and rhythm; movement and change; time flowing and time still. The Nataraja is a representation of the divine as creator and artist. Indira Gandhi – Former Prime Minister of India (Source: In her foreword to C. Sivaramurti's monograph of 1974 on Natar

Champak Dwadasi date in 2024 – Champaka Dwadashi Vrat

Champak Dwadashi is observed on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon) of Jyeshta Month (May – June). Champaka Dwadasi 2024 date is June 19. The day is of great significance is Lord Vishnu temples in Odisha. The day is also observed as Ram Dwadashi and Raghav Dwadasi. Some people observe it as the second day of the Rukmini Haran. The day is also of great importance at the famous Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri. The leaves and flowers of Champak flowers are used for the puja on the day. This observance is limited to certain Hindu Vaishnav communities. The main event on the day is held at Jagannath Temple . Performing puja of Lord Krishna (Vitthalnath form of Krishna) with Champak flowers is considered highly auspicious. It is believed that doing so will help in attaining moksha. The offering is also seen as a way to get blessed with Siddhi and Vishnu Lok. Constant delays in various spheres of life is removed after doing puja on the day. In some