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Story of Vishnu Chitta – Father of Andal

Vishnu Chitta was the foster father of poet – saint Andal. He is believed to be an incarnation of Garuda. He is also known as Periyalwar and lived at Srivilliputtur in Tamil Nadu. Legend has it he was an ardent devotee of Vishnu and offered garlands made from fresh flower daily. He had no knowledge of Vedas. But it is said that Bhagvan Vishnu asked him to go the court of Pandya King Vallbhadeva and participate in a Vedic competition. Vishnu Chitta, the man who had no knowledge in Vedas, expounded the meaning of Vedas and stunned Vedic scholars. After winning the competition, Vishnu Chitta was taken around the city atop a elephant and here he had a vision of Bhagvan Vishnu and he composed the famous ‘Thiruppallandu’ hymn. After this incident, Vishnu Chitta became a great teacher of Vedas. Today, Vishnu Chitta is remembered as the foster father of saint – poetess Andal.

Amrit in Hinduism – Symbolism and Hidden Meaning In Amrita

Amrit in Hinduism is the nectar that provides immortality. The earliest reference to Amrita is found in the Rig Veda. It is referred to as the drink of Devas, or demigods in the Puranas. The most famous incident associated with Amrita is the churning of ocean or Samudra Manthan. Devas, demigods, and asuras, demons, join hand to churn the ocean and retrieve Amrita. As per yoga, amrita is a fluid that is produced in a very rare deep state of meditation. It flows from the pituitary gland to the throat. Mohini Avatar of Vishnu appeared to make sure that only Devas received the Amrita and not the Asuras. Garuda is believed to have stolen Amrita to secure his and his mother’s freedom. It is believed that Kusha Grass appeared when Amrita fell on the ground. Amrit is also associated with the observance of the Kumbh Mela ritual . The story of Grahan or eclipse in Hinduism is also associated with the quest for Amrit. Symbolically amrit in Hinduism represents self

Four Forms Of Goddess Lakshmi And Anantasayana Form Of Lord Vishnu

Anantasayana is the cosmic form of Lord Vishnu. Narayana rests on the milky ocean in this form atop Ananta Shesha – the thousand headed snake. Goddess Lakshmi is depicted as seated near his feet. But there are four forms of Goddess Lakshmi when Narayana appears in the Anantasayana Form. The four forms of are Goddess Lakshmi Goddess Chinta Goddess Nidra and Goddess Pushti. Nidra lives in the eyes of Vishnu. She keeps him asleep during his yoga nidra – yogic sleep of Vishnu or the sleep of Time. When everything is in a standstill. This happens at the end of a cycle of creation. Pushti is the owner of all wealth and abundance. She is also associated with fertility. She holds a veena. Goddess Chinta is the goddess of knowledge. It is she who blesses devotees to escape from cycle of birth and destruction. As per Hindu beliefs, at the end of a cycle of creation, the cosmic dissolution takes place. The universe then lay dissolved in Ekarnava , the only primordia

Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes and Teachings

Shirdi Sai Baba quotes and teachings are from various sources include books, newspaper articles, audio and video. The quotes have been collected over a period of 10 years. Those who think that Baba is only in Shirdi have totally failed to know me. What do we lose by another’s good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them. Patience ferries you across to the distant goal. What is our duty? To behave properly. That is enough. What God gives is never exhausted, what man gives never lasts. If formless meditation is difficult, then think of my form just as you see it here. With such meditation, the difference between subject and object is lost and the mind dissolves in unity. When you see with your inner eye; then you realize that you are God and not different from Him. If you are wealthy, be humble. Plants bend when they bear fruit. Spend money in charity; be generous and munificent but not extravagant. There is a wall o