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Gaja Lakshmi Mantra to Attain Wealth

Gaja Lakshmi form of Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped for attaining wealth and prosperity. There is a popular belief that chanting the mantra for 16 days will help in alleviating poverty. This Gaja Lakshmi mantra should be chanted for 16 days in the morning and evening. Gaja Lakshmi Mantra ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं गजलक्ष्म्यै नमः॥ Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Gajalakshmaye Namah Rules of Chanting the Gaja Lakshmi Mantra  The mantra should be chanted for 16 days. House should be kept neat and clean. All junks should be removed from the house. A painting or photo of Gaja Lakshmi should be installed in the puja room. On one of the 16-days, you should donate food - perform Annadanam. A sapling of a fruit bearing tree should be planted and taken care of. During any four days of the 16-day chanting, prasad using wheat should be prepared. Related Goddess Lakshmi Food Offering - Which Food Should Be Offered to Goddess Lakshmi as Bhog or Prasad?

Goddess Vanashankari – About Hindu Goddess Vanasankari

Goddess Vanashankari is an incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti. It is in this form she nourishes all living beings. She is popularly worshiped in the northern districts of Karnataka and southern parts of Maharashtra. She is essentially a forest Goddess. In the Devi Mahatmya, it is mentioned that Goddess Shakti appeared as Vanashankari after a period of hundred years of drought. All the plants had died and there was nothing to eat. Vanashankari brought forth from her body fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs to suffice the hunger of the people. The form of Vanashankari is described in detail in Durga Saptashati. Vanasankari is blue in color. Her eyes are like lotus flower. She is depicted with numerous arms – one arm is shown as carrying a lotus with bees circling it. The other hands carry bow, arrows, flowers, roots, and vegetables. Her vehicle is a lion. The most popular festival dedicated to Goddess Vanashankari is held from Paush Shukla Paksha Ashtami to Paush Purnim

Vaikunta Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram – Second Tier Opens only on Ekadasi – Third Tier Opens only on Vaikunta Ekadasi

Vaikunta Perumal Temple is located near the world famous Kailashnatha Temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple has three tiers. The second tier is open only twice in a month during the Ekadasi tithi (11 th day during the fortnight) and the third tier is only open on the Vaikunta Ekadasi (December – January – the Ekadasi during the waxing phase of moon in Tamil Margazhi month.) The temple is one among the 108 Divya Deshams and is also known as Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here as Vaikunthanathan or Sri Paramapadanathan and Mother Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped as Vaikunthavalli. Believed to be the first of the Divya Desam temples in Kanchipuram. Vishnu in Standing – Sitting and Reclining Posture The first tier of the shrine is open on all days. The sanctum sanctorum here houses a standing murti of Lord Vishnu The second tier, which is open only on Ekadasi, houses the murti of Vishnu in sitting posture

On Love Of Radha And Krishna – Symbolic Meaning - Swami Chinmayananda

The love of Radha and Krishna is symbolic of the eternal love affair between the devoted mortal and the Divine…Radha’s yearning for union with her beloved Krishna is the soul’s longing for spiritual awakening. Every human being is constantly seeking a share of peace and happiness, and since one does not know the real source of these, one seeks them in the midst of sense objects. But when, in devotion, one comes to turn one’s entire attention towards the higher and the nobler, one experiences the Immortal, the Infinite – as intimately as one experienced the world and its changes before. Sri Krishna says in the Bhagavata Purana: “ The mind that constantly contemplates the sense objects irresistibly comes to revel in their finite joys, and the mind that learns to constantly remember Me comes to dissolve into Me and revel in Me. ” Radha represents this state of devotion and consequent merging with the Lord. Swami Chinmayananda

Thoughts From Aitareya Upanishad

It cannot be reached by the organs of knowledge, neither by the organs of action, nor by mind; it cannot be controlled by anything; it is not seen; it is not intellectually ascertained; it is not indicated by any word. He is the hearer, thinker, seer, speaker and knower. He is the in-dweller of all the beings.’ – that is the Supreme Truth. Rishi Vamadeva - that in his mother’s womb itself he came to know the Truth, the Reality, by overcoming the iron citadels which were as though guarding him but obstructing him; he released himself by transcending these matter envelopments like an eagle. It was thus, he became the all-knowing and immortal. The Aitareya Upanishad starts by saying that in the beginning nothing existed except the Atman, and it finally makes the statement that nothing here exists without Brahman the pure Consciousness. Thus it is Brahman which existed before creation and which supports and sustains the created universe and continues to exist when the universe is w