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Brahmapuri in Hinduism - The City of Hindu God Brahma

Brahmapuri is the city of Hindu God Brahma , the creator and the first of the trinity in Hinduism. It is believed that the city is located on the summit of Mount Meru . It is believed that the Holy River Ganga descended here and it gets divided into four streams here – namely Sita, Alakananda, Chakshu and Bhadra. Brahmapuri is nearly 14,000 yojanas. There are a total of nine cities atop the Mount Meru . Brahmapuri is also known as Brahma's Manovati. The eight cities of Dikpalas or guardian deities are located around Brahmapuri. Atharva Veda states that in the city resides a vast-bodied Yaksha (atmati- vadyaksha). Thus, suggesting that there were other beings like Yakshas residing in Brahmapuri. 

Mansarovar Lake and Temple in Vrindavan - Dedicated to Raas Lila of Radha Krishna

Mansarovar Lake and Temple in Vrindavan in Mathura is a holy place associated with Sri Krishna and Radha Rani. Manasarovar Lake is on the outskirts of the Vrindavan town and is about 30-minute drive from the town. The temple here is unique as it only has the murti of Radha. The lake and the temple are associated with the Raas Lila incident. The popular belief is that the Manasarovar Lake was formed when Radha cried. Her tears formed the lake Mansarovar at Vrindavan. Story of Mansarovar Lake and Temple in Vrindavan During the Raas Lila, Radha Rani was proud of the fact that she was dearest to Sri Krishna. During Raas Lila, a Krishna was dancing with each gopi. But Radha was always proud that she was the dearest and could make Sri Krishna do anything for her. Krishna then suddenly took Radha to a secluded place. A proud Radha wanted to test the love of Sri Krishna, so she asked Him to carry her on His shoulders. Sri Krishna asked her to sit on His shoulders

Goddess Kalika – Story And Information About Goddess Kalika

Goddess Kalika is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is believed to be Uma or Goddess Parvati. Her story is found in the Kalika Purana. Legend has it that Goddess Kalika performed intense meditation and austerity for several years to get Shiva as Her husband. Goddess Kalika was a reincarnation of Goddess Sati, Shiva’s wife who self immolated at Daksha Yajna. In her reincarnation, Goddess Kalika was the daughter of Menaka and Himalaya, the king of mountains. Sage Narada informed Kalika about her true identity and asked her to take only Shiva as her husband. He asked her to chant the mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ and constantly meditate on Shiva. Kalika told her parents her intention to marry Shiva and her decision to go to forest and perform austerities. The parents had to reluctantly accept her decision. It is said that so intense was Goddess Kalika’s meditation that she wore tree bark for clothing, and ate only fruit, later only leaves fallen from trees

Upanishad Quotes and Teachings - A Collection of 108 Quotes from Upanishads

There is something beyond our mind which abides in silence within our mind. It is the supreme mystery beyond thought. Let one's mind and one's subtle body rest upon that and not rest on anything else. (Maitri Upanishad) As the web issues out of the spider, and is withdrawn; As plants sprout from the earth, As hair grows from the body, Even so, the sages say, This universe springs from the deathless Atman (Brahman). The source of life. (Mundaka Upanishad 1:1:7-8) As the ocean into which all waters flow maintains its own nature despite the water pouring in (from all sides), so, he alone attains peace into whom all desires flow in like manner; not he who seeks the objects of pleasure. (Avadhuta Upanishad) Shvetashvatara Upanishad Quotes With earnest effort hold the senses in check. Controlling the breath, regulate the vital activities. As a charioteer holds back his restive horses, so does a persevering aspirant restrain his mind. Shvetashvatara Upan