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Shoorpanakha Creating an Illusion of Ravana to Accuse Sita of Being Unfaithful

There are numerous stories in Indian folklore based on the various episodes in the Ramayana. One such story from Telugu folklore is of Demon Shoorpanakha creating an illusion of her brother Ravana. She uses the trick to accuse Sita of being unfaithful to her husband Bhagavan Sri Ram. Shoorpanakha wanted to marry by Lord Ram but he rejected the proposal. When the adamant demon attempted to have her desire fulfilled forcibly, Lakshman, brother of Sri Ram, cut off her nose. She decided to take revenge on Lord Ram. She took the form of a poor beggar woman, went to the ashram of Sita, and asked her for food. When Sita went inside to get food; Shoorpanakha drew a sketch of Ravana on the floor and brought it to life by threatening Brahma. The shadow Ravana hid under Sita’s bed and emerged just as Rama came inside. Ram accused Sita of being unfaithful and banished her from the ashram. Note - This story is not in the original Valmiki Ramayana. It is part of Telugu Folkl

Nandi Puja Vidhi – Procedure – With Mantra – How To Perform Nandishwar pooja?

Nandi is the bull of Shiva. Nandi Puja is performed for attaining peace and prosperity. Below is the Nandishwar pooja vidhi or procedure along with mantra. This is a simple guide on how to perform Nandishwara Puja and is ideal for performing it at home. When to Perform Nandi Puja? Ideal day to perform the puja: Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi – seventh day during the light or waxing phase of moon. Purvabhadra Nakshtra – when there is Purva Bhadrapada or Poorurttathi nakshatram during the waxing phase of moon in a month. It is doubly auspicious to perform the puja when Saptami Tithi and Purvabhadra nakshatra coincides. Benefits of Performing Nandishwar Puja Relief from various body pains. To overcome serious diseases. Fulfillment of desires. The puja is performed for getting job and success in professional life. Simple Nandishwar pooja Vidhi The puja should be performed early morning after sunrise or during pradosh period (1.5 hours before sunset). Ide

Story of Nageshwar Mahadev

Nageshwar Mahadev is one of the 12 Jyotirling forms of Hindu God Shiva. The story of Nageshwar Mahadev is a classic example of the power of Bhakti in Hinduism . As per Puranas, there lived a Shiva Bhakta named Supriya. She used to do all her work as an offering to Lord Shiva. A demon named Daruk was unhappy with the Shiva bhakti of Supriya as it had created peace and prosperity in the region. Daruka and his wife Daruki were ardent devotees of Shiva and Ma Parvati. The couple had got several boons from Maa Parvati. The demon devised numerous methods to unsettle and cause obstacles to Supriya. But her devotion remained steadfast. One day, Daruka kidnapped Supriya and took her to his kingdom. Here too she continued with her prayers and mediation. This angered the demon and he decided to kill her. The threat of death did not move Supriya. She continued with her prayers. Pleased with the intense devotion of her devotee, Shiva appeared in the prison in the fo

Shiva Mantra For Students – How to Chant Shiva Mantra for Exam and Interview?

Shiva Mantra helps in alleviating fear of exam and for getting good marks and excellent grade in exams. The mantra as per Hindu astrology is good for students attending exam and interviews. Below is the brief idea on how to chant Shiva Mantra for Exam and Interview. Shiva Mantra For Students ॐ  ऐं   गे ऐं   ॐ Om Aaim ge Aaim Om How to Chant Shiva Mantra For Students? Ideal time – daily early morning hours – one hour before sunrise. Cloth color – White or blue Direction to face – east First offer prayer to Ganesha. Light lamp using cow ghee Creating a mental picture of Shiva in mind. Chant the mantra 11 times using a Rudraksha Mala. Sit in meditation. Start studying after chanting the mantra

Women’s Education Quotes – Sarojini Naidu

A collection of quotes on Women's education by Sarojini Naidu. Education knows no distinction of caste or creed or province. In matters of education you cannot say thus far and no further. Neither can you say to the winds of heaven blow not where ye list, nor forbid the waves to cross their boundaries nor yet the human soul to soar beyond the bounds of arbitrary limitations. The word education is the worst misunderstood word in any language. Instruction being merely accumulation of knowledge might, indeed, lend itself to conventional definition, but education is an immeasurable, beautiful, indispensable atmosphere in which we live and move and have our being. Does one man dare to deprive another of his birthright to God’s pure air which nourishes his body? How then shall a man dare to deprive a human soul of its immemorial inheritance of liberty and life? Therefore I charge you, restore to your women their ancient rights, for, as I have said it is we, and not you,