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Musical Instruments in Hinduism - 72 Musical Instruments Associated with Hindu Religion

Music is an integral part of Hindu religion. Hindu Gods and Goddesses are directly associated with musical instruments. The most famous being the flute of Krishna, hourglass drum (damaru) of Shiva and Veena of Goddess Saraswati. Silappatikaram, Tamil text composed in the 1st century BC, describes thirty types of drums along with many stringed and other musical instruments. Here is a look at 72 musical instruments Associated with Hinduism. Flute Flute in Hinduism is known as Bansuri and is associated with Sri Krishna. Flute is known as pullanguzhal in Tamil, Odakuzhal in Kerala, Mohuri in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Sumul in Tripura and Siphung in Assam. The flute used in North India is longer that the flute used in South India especially in Carnatic style of music. Keeping flute in home is considered to be auspicious by Hindus. Shankh – Conch The conch is an indispensible part of Hinduism and its rituals. It is blown during puja and festivals in temple

Goddess Sherawali - About Sherawali Maa

Goddess Sherawali is one of the numerous names of Durga. Mother Goddess is referred as Sheravali Maa mostly in North India . Goddess Durga is known as Sherawali Mata as her Vahana or vehicle is a lion. ‘Sher’ means lion. Legend has it that Goddess Durga appeared mounted on a lion in the battle against demon Mahisha. She then defeats the buffalo-headed demon. In some rare images, the lion is depicted as attacking the demon. One can see sculptures of lion on many temples dedicated to Goddess Durga. Bhajans praising the Shervali form of Goddess Durga are very popular in North India . 

Triyugi Narayan Mela

Triyugi Narayan Mela is annually held on the Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or the 12 th day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month at the famous Triyuginarayan Temple in Uttarakhand. Triyugi Narayan Mela 2023 date is September 26. Triyugi Narayan temple is dedicated to Vishnu. Legend has it that Shiva married Parvati here. An eternal flame, believed to be have been lit during the marriage of Shiva and Parvati, is found in front of the shrine. The mela attracts thousands of people from the nearby villages. Char Dham yatras also join in the mela. The temple is located at the Triyuginarayan village in Rudraprayag District. The famous Kedarnath Shrine is around 31 km from Triyugi Narayan.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes - 108 Quotes of Swami Vivekananda

A collection of some of the popular Swami Vivekananda Quotes. The quotes are mostly from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Vedanta Kesari and Prabuddha Bharata magazines . There are more than 108 quotes. Swami Vivekananda Quotes This meditative stage is the highest state of existence. Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being. All truth is eternal. Truth is nobody’s property; no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls. Worship of society and popular opinions is idolatry. The soul has no sex, no country, no place, no time. So long as there is desire, no real happiness can come. It is only the contemplative, witness-like study of objects that brings us real enjoyment and happiness. The animal has its happiness in the senses, the man in his intellect, and the god in spiritual contemplation. It is only to the soul that has attained this contemplative s