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Benefits of Namaskar Mudra – Atmanjali Mudra

Namaskar Mudra, also known as Atmanjali Mudra, is one of the important mudras. Practicing mudras have numerous benefits especially health related. They are good for both body and mind. Namaskar Mudra is performed by joining the two palms and bringing them close to the chest. This mudra is also a popular symbol associated with Hinduism. It symbolically expresses reverence and gratitude. Hindus pray and greet using this mudra. It also symbolically represents the merging of the individual soul with the universal soul. When we do Namaskar to another individual, we symbolically state that we both are one. Again, it means am one with Brahman. The most important health benefit of the Namaskar Mudra is that it activates and harmonizes the left and right brain hemispheres. It assures in peace and stability.

Anantheshwar Temple at Manjeshwar in Kasargod – Kerala

Anantheshwar Temple at Manjeshwar in Kasargod is dedicated to Narasimha, Lord Shiva and Subramanian. This is one of the oldest temples associated with the Gowda Saraswat Brahmins. The temple is around 1.5 kilometers from the Manjeshwar Railway Station and around 23 km from Mangalore. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Lord Shiva in Shivling form, Narasimha and Subramanian. The Shivling is Swayambhu. The Subrahmanya murti here is associated with nagas and is known as Nagaroopi Subrahmanya. Narasimha is worshipped here as Sri Bhadranarasimha. The murti is flanked by Bhudevi and Sridevi. The subsidiary deities worshipped in the shrine are Sri Vittala, Sri Vedavyasa, Sri Laxminarasimha, Keshava, Sri Krishna, Karalanarasimha, Hanuman, Ganapati and Garuda. A unique aspect of the shrine is anthill Ruvvani or Rohini. It is believed to be the abode of Snake Vasuki. The main murtis worshipped in the temple are on the top the anthill. The sacred temple pond is