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Sant Namdev Story – His House on Fire

There are numerous stories associated with Sant Namdev and Lord Vitthal of Pandarpur. One evening suddenly Sant Namdev’s house caught fire. But as Sant Namdev saw Lord Vitthal in everything, he gave everything he had as offering to the fire god. He then prayed to Lord Vitthal to accept all the things as his offerings. Moved by his devotion, Lord Vitthal appeared before him and blessed him. Lord was amazed that Sant Namdev saw him in all animate and inanimate – even in the fierce fire and even in the soft butter. He was able to witness baby Krishna in the fierce hot flames that engulfed him house. He remained a mute witness when his house was burning. To this Sant Namdev told Lord Vitthal that the house belongs to Vitthal and how can I not allow him to enter it (burn it). Lord Vitthal was pleased with the devotion. Soon the fire was doused and the house appeared in its original form.

Square Symbol in Hinduism

Geometric symbols are an important part of Hinduism. They represent creation, union, male and female principle etc. Square is also an important symbols. It represents earth. Two squares one within the other, symbolize heaven and earth together. Square can be found in various yantras and chakras. It is also an important element in tantric puja and worship. The sanctum sanctorum, which houses the main deity in a temple, is a square. In Tantric concept, the four corners of the square depict the four elements that surround and protect. They are Prithvi (earth), Agni (Fire), Varuna (water) and Vayu (wind). In Tantric Puja, square is drawn inside a circle and a triangle.  Square outer perimeter represents male.  The outer coverings of Mahavidya Yantras are squares. Fire pits or Havan Kunds are square. They are at least 9 inch, 18 inch or 27 inch square. Square contains two vertical and two horizontal lines. The horizontal lines represent stability. Vertical li

Symbolic Meaning of Kaliya Mardana of Bhagavan Sri Krishna

Through the episode of Kaliya Mardana (the defeat of Kaliya), Paramatma taught the world a sublime and beautiful lesson on individual constitution and bashing up of ego. The venomous and arrogant serpent, Kaliya, surrendered to Lord Krishna when his entire prowess was systematically destroyed. Sri Krishna, the Lord of all moving and non-moving things, upon the surrender of Kaliya along with his family, graciously advised Kaliya to leave the waters without polluting it and causing any further harm to life. This was also part of His purpose of visit to the earth – the preservation of Dharma. The banishment of Kaliya from the river has important worldly and spiritual significances. Beings with malicious intent try their level best to infect the nature with malicious dispositions. They get some initial success in their sadistic thoughts. With this background, they try to make a direct attack on Dharma and sometimes even the Lord. However, the embodiments of unrelenting cruel