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Mahishasuramardini Form of Goddess Durga - How to Draw Mahishasuramardini?

The form Mother Goddess Durga took to kill buffalo-headed-demon Mahisha is referred as the Mahishasuramardini form. This form of Durga is beyond imagination. Words cannot capture the Mahishasuramardini form. But as we humans are used to forms, ancient sages of Hinduism gave a form to the unimaginable form. Below is a picture to help learn how to draw Mahishasuramardini form of Goddess Durga. Demon Mahisha threatened the cosmic order. Demi gods, human beings and all living beings were helpless and they requested Mother Goddess Durga to subdue him. To defeat the demon, the power of each god was given to Goddess Durga. Armed with the weapons of the gods, including Shiva's trident and Vishnu's discus, Durga rode out on her lion and defeated Mahisha in the battle. In most of the Mahishasuramardini form, demon Mahisha appears from the severed neck of the buffalo as a man with a sword and shield. Durga carries two quivers of arrows over her shoulder, and holds a sword and

Nauchandi Mela 2024 in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh

Nauchandi Mela is annually held after the Holi festival and the fair attracts nearly a 100,000 people. Nauchandi Mela 2024 date is to be specified by local administration. The date can change depending on the political climate. The mela lasts for a month and is famous for its crafts. Numerous religious activities are also part of the fair. It is believed that the Nauchandi Mela began to commemorate the building of the Chandi Temple in Meerut by Mandodari , the wife of the demon king, Ravana . Shopkeepers from all over Uttar Pradesh and North India put up stalls in the fair – more than 1000 stalls are put in a 4 square kilometer area. The fair offers various kinds of crafts, utensils, entertainments and food. It generally starts from the second Sunday after Holi at the Nauchandi ground  on Garhmukteshwar road or called Garh road. The ground is near the Tiranga Bus Stand in Meerut. It is around 3 km from Sohrab Gate Bus Stand. The mela begins after offering a Chunari at

How to Perform Karadaiyan Nombu? - Details on How to observe Karadai Nombu or Savitri Nombhu at Home?

Karadaiyan Nonbu or Savitri Nombhu is a Tamil Vratam (Upavasam) observed by Hindu married woman. It is observed for the well being of the husband and for a long and happy married life. The fast is based on the immortal legend of Sathyavan and Savitri. Here is a brief idea on how to perform Karadaiyan Nonbu at home.  Basic preparations for Karadai Nombu First and foremost find the exact time when Maasi month ends and Panguni month starts. The pooja is to be performed at this time. And the fast is observed from the sunrise on the supposed transition day. (For example, if the transition from Maasi to Panguni takes place at today 11 AM , then the fast is from today’s sunrise till 11 AM .) The Savitri Nombu or fast breaking time can be at anytime in the morning or evening. Two important things needed are Karadi or Kaaradai are a yellow thread with few flowers and Karadai dish preparation. Karadai Nombu Thread: Take a yellow thread and tie few flowers and two piece

Story of Indivaraksha from Markandeya Purana - Who Risked His Life To Learn Ayurveda

Story of Indivaraksha is found in the chapter 60 of Markandeya Purana. Indivaraksha was a gandharva and son of Nalanbha, chief of Vidyadharas. One day he approached Sage Brahmamitra and requested him to teach him Ayurveda. But Sage Brahmamitra declined the request. Indivaraksha was not ready to go back without learning Ayurveda. Therefore, he hid near the ashram of the sage and learned Ayurveda when the sage taught his disciples. Within six months, Indivaraksa learned Ayurveda. Overjoyed at his achievement he laughed loudly. The sage realized what had happened. In anger, he cursed Indivaraksa to take the form of a demon. The sage later regretted his actions and told Indivaraksha that he would give up the demon form when he was attacked by his children. One day Manorama, daughter of Indivaraksa, was roaming in the forest. She was joined by her lover Swarochi. Suddenly a Rakshasa attacked her. Both Manorama and Swarochi attacked back and shot arrows at the Rakshasa. Soon

Telugu Panchangam 2018 – 2019 in pdf – Download Telugu Vilambi Nama Samvatsara Panchanga Free in Pdf

Telugu Panchangam 2018 – 2019 is provided by the Uttaradi Mutt and is known as the Vilambi Samvatsara Panchanga (1940) Surya Siddhanta Panchangam. The Panchanga is in PDF format and it can be downloaded for free. This Telugu Panchangam begins on March 18, 2018 and ends on March April 5, 2019. This particular Panchangam is useful for those people following the Telugu calendars. A month in this Panchangam is calculated from Pratipada after Amavasi (the day after no moon or new moon) to next Amavasi. Download  – Telugu Panchangam in PDF format here at the official website of Uttaradi Mutt Note - You will need to login to download the panchang from the official website.

Promotion Problems – Hanuman Mantra and Puja to Solve Promotion Problems

If you are facing promotion problems and want to improve social status, then the best option is to take refuge in Sankat Mochan Hanuman. Chanting Hanuman mantra and offer prayers and puja on Tuesday helps in solving all promotion problems. It is also an ideal solution to improve social status. You can read the Hanuman Mantra and puja process below: On a Tuesday, take bath and wear red color dress. Offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. Light a lamp using sesame oil or cow ghee and offer prayers to Hanuman. Visit a temple of Bhagavan Sri Ram having the murti of Hanuman in the morning or evening. Offer prayers to Sri Ram. If possible recite few lines from Sunderkand of Ramayana , especially of teh first meeting between Bhagavan Sri Ram and Hanuman. Offer 9 Banana as Prasad to Hanuman. Later give to a cow or monkey. Sit in a peaceful place in the temple and chant the mantra ॐ व्यापकाय नमः 108 times. To keep count you can use a rudraksha mala.