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Story Of Rishi Galava And Rtadhvaja

Story of Rishi Galava and Prince Rtadhvaja is found in the Markandeya Purana. Sage Galava was famous for his austerity and piety but he was oppressed by a demon due to a sin committed during one of his births. To escape from the demon, Rishi Galava took refuge in the palace of King Satrujita. King Satrujita could not defeat the demon. The king had a brave and powerful son named Rtadhvaja. Riding on a divine horse, gifted by Sage Galava, Rtadhvaja defeated the demon and forced him to flee to the netherworld. Related Kinnara in Hinduism – Divine Beings with Horse Head and Human Body

Shaligram Puja at Home - How to Worship Salagrama?

The Salagrama Shila or Saligrama Stones are the embodiment of Lord Vishnu - Bhagavan Sri Krishna. It is one of the most valued possessions in a Hindu home. Below is a simple procedure to do Shaligram Puja Puja at home. The worship of the stone at home assures in peace and prosperity. Shaligram Puja is also performed along with Tulsi Puja. Holy Shaligram Stones Salagram stones have some sort of a natural cavity drilled into them. The Saligrama also has several natural markings of auspicious things associated with Lord Vishnu like Sankha, Chakra etc. Salagrama symbolizes Lord Vishnu and is worshipped by Hindus. Simple Puja The Salagrama worship is noted for simple procedures. There are no complex rituals and pujas. It is said that the very presence of Shaligrama stone at home brings peace and happiness. Mantra The mantra chanted while worshipping Salagrama is the Purushasookta Mantra. If not possible you can chant: 'Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya' or '

Vaidyanath Jayanti – Badiyanath Jayanthi

Vaidyanath Jayanti is observed in the Phalgun month in calendars followed in North India. Vaidyanath 2023 date is February 18. The day is of great significance in Shiva Temples. The day also coincides annually with the Mahashivratri Vrat. Vaidyanath or Baidyanath is one among the numerous names of Shiva. It is believed that Shiva appeared as Vaidyanath on the day. The day is observed on the 14 th day of the waning phase of moon, or Chaturdashi day, in Phalgun month. Chaturdashi tithi should be present at midnight for the rituals to be observed.

What is Iccha Shakti in Hinduism?

Iccha Shakti means will power and is a philosophical concept associated with Kashmir Shaivism. Iccha means desire and power of will. In Vedas, the term Iccha is not found, there the term kama is used to convey the same meaning. Iccha is of two types one towards the fruit and another towards the attainment of the fruit. Iccha Shakti of the Supreme Truth resulted in the creation of the universe and all animate and inanimate beings. It is the first principle of activity – the first seed of the mind. Thus the sweet will of Shiva to create universe is Iccha Shakti. Shiva is full of five energies - Chitta Shakti, Ananda Shakti, Iccha Shakti, Jnana Shakti and Kriya Shakti.