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Difference between Kamba Ramayana and Valmiki Ramayan

Kamba Ramayana is the Tamil Version of the Valmiki Ramayana but with original poetic touches of Kamban, the Tamil poet who wrote the epic in Tamil. Here are some of the striking difference between Kamba Ramayana and Valmiki Ramayan. More Poetic indulgence, similes and great idyllic beauty can be found in Kamba Ramayana.  The journey of Dasaratha to Mithila for alliance is described in two shlokas in Valmiki Ramayana. Kamba Ramayana dedicates four chapters to the journey. In Valmiki Ramayana, Ravana carries Mata Sita on his left hand. In Kamba Ramayana, Ravana pull out the entire hermitage along with Sita and carry it to Lanka. She stayed in the same hermitage, which was originally built by Lakshmana during her captivity in Lanka. Guhan is given prominence as is shown as epitome of Bhakti in Kamba Ramayana. Guha is the name of the hunter-chieftain who helps Sri Ram during his exile. In Valmiki Ramayana, Mata Sita is kidnapped by Ravana to avenge Surpanakha’s insult a

Vishnu Food Offering - Which Food Should Be Offered to Lord Vishnu as Bhog or Prasad?

Each Hindu God and Goddesses like a particular kind of food. Devotees offer that particular food as Bhog, or Prasad, to get the blessing of the deity. So which food should be offered to Lord Vishnu as Bhog or Prasad. A person seeking the blessing of Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu, should offer yellow color food. The best offering is jaggery, yellow color dal (yellow color lentil), and Ladoo. Another offering is milk mixed with kesar. The best day to make food offering to Lord Vishnu is Thursday. The food should be offered during morning or evening puja and should be taken away when the puja is completed. It should be then distributed as Prasad among family members, relatives, friends and neighbors. It is believed that those people who make food offering to Lord Vishnu will not face problems in life. There will be no delay in different aspects of life. It is highly auspicious to make food donation of the same food items. 

We All Have Weaknesses And This Is A Trap Of Nature

We all have a weakness and this is created by nature to cause our downfall – to open the exit doors from the world. This weakness can be jealousy, over indulgence, avarice, anger, lust, fear, ego, greediness, power, alcohol, superiority complex, inferiority complex, overeating, possessiveness, unwanted attachment to a particular thing, passion etc… A weakness is not always associated with negative qualities. Even positive qualities, which are in excess and without logic, can cause problems. Love, obsession with studies, things, power, success, name, fame…fear of failure etc are also form of weakness. Anything that is too much is a weakness. Ultimately, this weakness causes our downfall. Our success and happiness in the world depends on our ability to keep our weakness in control. If you take a close look at the life of some people, you will realize that death or their failure in life is due to their weakness. If we become a slave of our weakness then it will wreck havo