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Sarangapani – About Lord Vishnu Form Sarangapani

Sarangapani is one among the numerous names of Lord Vishnu. This name is more popular in South India. There are Hindu temples in Tamilnadu dedicated to Sarangapani. Why Lord Vishnu is known as Sarangapani? Vishnu is known as Sarangapani because he holds the bow Sarnga . The bow was created by Vishwakarma. Another version has it that he appeared along with a deer named Saranga. A popular temple dedicated to Sarangapani form of Vishnu is located at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. Legend has it that Vishnu appeared as Sarangapani before Hema Rashi. The sage had performed intense austerities on the banks of a pond named Pottamarai. It is said that Vishnu appeared on a chariot drawn by elephants and horses. A correction from a reader of the blog on the article: - it is really valuable Regarding the information 'given in today's blog, 'Sarangapani', it is 'Sarangapani' and not 'Sarangapani'.   'Sarnga' is bow in Samskrta, whereas "

Aditya Hridaya Mantra - Bhagavan Sri Ram Overcame Disinterestedness Aditya Hrudayam Stotram

Aditya Hridaya Stotra is a hymn dedicated to Surya (Sun God) in Valmiki Ramayana.  Aditya Hrudayam Stotram consists of 31 verses and is found in the 107th chapter of Yuddha Kanda of Ramayan. It was narrated to Sri Ram by Sage Agastya to energize him in the battle against Ravana. Legend has it that Sri Ram during the course of war against Ravana was overpowered by depression. This dejection proved costly as the demon army began to advance. Devas (demigods) and saints who were witnessing the battle was puzzled at this sudden disinterestedness on the part of Sri Ram. Sage Agastya realized the seriousness of the situation and taught Sri Ram the Aditya Hridaya Mantra. When Sri Ram chanted Aditya Hridaya Mantra, he was re energized and resumed the fight with vigor. Related English Translation of Aditya Hridayam from Ramayana

Ashtavakra Samhita Quotes

A collection of quotes and teachings from the Ashtavakra Samhita. There is no heaven or hell or liberation... nothing but the Self in this expanded cosmic consciousness. It is bondage when the mind desires or grieves at anything, rejects or accepts anything, feels happy or angry at anything. The renunciation of desire alone is renunciation of the world. Non-attachment for sense-objects is liberation: love for sense-objects is bondage. Bondage consists only of desire, and the destruction of desire is liberation. You are pure consciousness — the substance of the universe. The universe exists within you. Don’t be small-minded. You are unconditioned, changeless, and formless. You are solid, unfathomable, and cool.  Desire nothing. You are consciousness. That which has form is not real. Only the formless is permanent. Once this is known, you will not return to illusion. Just as a mirror exists both within and without the image reflected, so