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Five Arrows Of Manmatha – Names Of The Five Arrows Of Kamadeva

Kamadeva, the Hindu God of love, is also known as Manmatha as he came out of Brahma’s mind. He holds a flowery bow in his hand known as Pushpadhanva. He also has five arrows in his quiver. The names of the five arrows of Kamadeva are: Lambini Tapini Dravini Marini and Bodhini. The five arrows are made of five flowers. They are: Lotus (aravinda) Ashoka Jasmine Nilotpala (blue lotus) Malayaja (sandalwood flower) The job of the arrows is to entice passion and love. It is nature's secret of procreation and freshness.

Goddess Lakshmi Temple in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh – Goddess Murti Changes Color Three Times

There is a unique and extraordinary temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. The murti or idol of Laxmi Ma changes its color three times. Sunrays also fall on the murti during sunrise. The temple is located in the Adhartal area in Jabalpur and the shrine is known as Pachmatha Temple. Short History of the Temple The original temple was constructed during the reign of Rani Durgavati of the Gondwana during the 16th century AD. The temple is located near the famous Adhartal Talab. Sri Yantra The four walls of the sanctum sanctorum are noted for Sri Yantra. It is believed that during ancient time, the temple was an important center of Tantric Puja and worship. Due to this reason, the shrine attracts a huge crowd during Amavasya or no moon day. During sunrise, the rays of sun fall on the feet of the murti of Goddess Lakshmi in the temple. Goddess Lakshmi Idol Changes its Color Three Times The murti of the Goddess Lakshmi in the templ

Do Not Lose The Capacity To Question

Man is, indeed, a born questioner. As children, we are generally full of questions and curiosity. Children are, thus, bubbling with energy and enthusiasm to know. As we grow up, however, we begin to lose—thanks to our social conditioning—this capacity to question. Curiosity begins to wane and through the various experiences that we undergo, we accumulate some ‘knowledge’ and assume that we know all. The more people advance in years, the more they seem to lose the capacity to question, and instead they develop an attitude of self-righteousness and complacence. People become ‘satisfied’ with life and its possibilities, which is nothing but utter carelessness and laziness to undergo the hardships involved in seeking answers to higher and deeper issues of life. They become mechanical and insensitive. But fortunately this insensitivity is not final and irreversible. Suffering and pain awaken man’s inner capacity to question. After many experiments and experiences, he stops blam