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Story of Lakshman Staying Hungry during the Exile Period in the Ramayana

The story of Lakshman staying hungry during the exile period in the Ramayana is more famous in the eastern parts of India and is associated with the Jagannath Cult. Indrajit, the son of Ravana, had got the boon that he can be killed only by a person who had not eaten for twelve years, who had not slept for twelve years and who had not looked at the face of a woman (with sexual interest) for twelve years. It was impossible to meet all these conditions. But Lakshman had not eaten and slept during the exile period. He had also not looked at the face of a woman. Thus, he was able to defeat and kill Indrajit. After returning to Ayodhya, one day Lord Ram asked Lakshman what he had done with food packets that he used to receive during the exile period. Lakshman told Ram that he had not eaten any of the food packets as he had to do the job of a guard and taking the food might make him feel sleepy or while eating food demons might launch an attack. He said that he had hi

Balabhadra’s Chariot Description – Size – Gods on Balabhadra’s Chariot during Puri Rath Yatra

Balabhadra’s Chariot during Puri Rath Yatra is known as Taladwaja. Below is the size, description and the Gods on Balabhadra’s Chariot The Chariot of Balabhadra is known as Taladhwaja.  Meaning of the term is one with the palm tree on its flag. The chariot is also known as Hala Dhwaja - this refers to the plough weapon of Balaram. Legend has it that the chariot was given to Balabhadra by the Devas in the tala bana or a groove of palm trees. Another belief is that Balarama has a clear mirror on the floor (Tala) of the chariot through which he can see the reflection of universe. In fact a mirror is part of the chariot of Balabhadra. The chariot is noted for its bluish green color canopy along with red colour. Dimensions and Other Details of the Chariot of Balabhadra Height: 13’.2 meter (32 cubits and 10 thumbs).  Around  45 feet. Number of wheels: 14 (6.5 feet diameter) Length and breadth: 33’ x 33’ The floor of throne area  is 34 square feet Wrapping

Kutchi New Year 2024 – Hindu New Year at Kutch Region in Gujarat

Kutchi New Year is observed on the second day of the shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashada month – Ashad Beej or Dwitiya. This Hindu New Year is observed in the Kutch region in Gujarat . In 2024, Kutchi New Year is on July 7. Vikram Samvat 2081 begins from from July 7, 2024 in Kutch region. Note – In other parts of Gujarat, Hindu New Year is on the day after Diwali – Kartik Shukla Paksha 1. The Kutchi New Year is mostly a traditional affair and is observed in homes. Relatives, friends and neighbors join in the festival. Today, many organizations are also giving importance to the day and organize satsangs, musical competitions and other cultural programs. Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi and other regional deities are worshipped on the day.

Shiva Is Silence – Supreme Consciousness – Thoughts

This article is a collection of quotes and excerpts from an article written by Mohanji, a famous philosopher and writer. Shiva the supreme consciousness is silent witness to all of creation as well as the constant dissolution of all creation. The whole universe has come out that Supreme. This formless, pure brightness is the aspiration of all forms of the universe. All are connected to it all the time, because all exist in that vas consciousness. Like waves come out of the ocean and merge back into it, creations emerge from the Supreme Consciousness and dissolve back into it time and again. Shiva is silence, and it takes deeper avenues of silence to reach the silence of Shiva. Sounds have come out of silence and all sounds dissolve back into the silence of Shiva. Every seeker aspires to dive and dissolve into this silence which takes them beyond duality into the absolute bliss of silence.