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Ahobilam Narasimha Temples and Navagrahas

There are nine Narasimha Temples at Ahobilam in Andhra Pradesh. The nine temples are associated with nine planets or the Navagrahas. The details are given below: Ugra Narasimha Swamy – Jupiter or Brihaspati or Guru Varaha Narasimha Swamy – Rahu Jwala Narasimha Swamy – Mars or Mangal Malola Narasimha Swamy – Venus or Shukra Karanja Narasimha Swamy – Moon or Chandra Yogananda Narasimha Swamy – Saturn or Shani Chatravata Narasimha Swamy – Ketu Pavana Narasimha Swamy – Mercury or Budha Bhargava Narasimha Swamy – Sun or Surya It is believed that those have trouble due to a particular navgraha can offer prayers at the corresponding Narasimha Temple and attain relief.

Story of Hanuman and Aksha, Son of Ravana

Story of Hanuman and Aksha, son of Ravana, can be found in the Sundara Kanda of Ramayana. The story happens after the meeting of Hanuman and Mata Sita. Hanuman destroys the entire Ashokavana and announces his arrival in Lanka. A strong army of 80,000 Rakshasas sent by Ravana is completely overrun by Hanuman. Then an army led by Prahastha, one of the ministers of Ravana, confronts Hanuman. They too meet with the same fate. The young rakshasa prince is killed and the army is destroyed. Then Ravana summons his son, Aksha. The young warrior wearing an armor of gold ascended the chariot on the command from his father. He went to the place where Hanuman was waiting. A terrible encounter happened between Aksha and Hanuman. Hanuman was full of praise for the young warrior but he was not ready to ignore Aksha as Hanuman thought that it was unwise to ignore a raging fire. Hanuman killed the horses of the chariot of Aksha and broke the chariot. Aksha then rose to the sky

Vighna Nashak Mantra Of Goddess Durga

Vighna is delays, lack of progress and impediments in various aspects of life. As per Hinduism, this is the direct result of Adharmic (evil actions) performed in this life and of those performed in previous. This particular Vighna Nashak Mantra of Goddess Durga helps in mitigating the effects of bad actions. Vighna Nashak Mantra Of Goddess Durga सर्वबाधा प्रशमनं त्रेलोक्यस्यखिलेशवरी। एवमेय त्वया कार्य मस्माद्वैरि विनाशनम् ‌ ॥ Sarvabadha prashmanam Trailokyasykhileshwari Evamaye Tvaya Karya Masmadvairi Vinashanam How To Chant Vighna Nashak Mantra Take bath in the morning and sit facing east. Sit in meditation for a few minutes. Offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. Now, make an image of Goddess Durga or any forms of Mother Goddess Shakti in mind. All offerings and prayers should be dedicated to this mental image. Light lamp using mustard oil with one wick. Next offer sindoor Red color cloth An unbroken coconut Banana Apple Til Ke Laddu (sesame sweet) Now

Uttarapatha in Hindu Scriptures

Uttarapatha is one of the five geographical divisions of India and it is mentioned in Bhuvanakosha section of Puranas. Uttarapatha is the present day North India. The other divisions are madhyadesha (central India), prachya (eastern India), dakshinapatha (south India) and aparanta (western India). Uttarapatha includes the entire valley of the Indus according to Kavyamimamsa of Rajashekhara. Dharmasutras of Vasishta and Baudhayana, as well as Dharmashastra of Manu state that Uttarapatha lies to the west of the place where Saraswati River disappears. As per Banabhatta, Uttarapatha included modern day western Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and the northwestern provinces of India. Inscriptions indicate that Uttarapatha was a great trade route which extended from Saraswati to Taxila in Gandhara. The region as mentioned in Pali literature included the whole of northern India from Anga (east) to Gandhara (northwest) and from the Himalayas (north) to the Vindhyas (south).

Story Of Indra – Vishwamitra Rishi – Power Of A Sage

There is story in the Puranas which help us understand the true power of the rishis of Sanatana Dharma. The story is associated with Sage Vishwamitra and Indra, the king of Devas (demigods). Rishi Vishwamitra was performing intense penance to attain self realization. His penance was so powerful that it threatened the reign of present Indra, the king of heaven. Indra, who constantly remained insecure, wanted to stop the penance of Sage Vishwamitra. So, Indra came in the disguise of a sage and asked for food from Vishwamitra. When Vishwamitra arrived with food, Indra told the sage that he was going to take bath and to keep the food warm till he returned. Indra left to take bath and never returned. He stayed away for years. But the food remained warm. Indra was amazed that his food still remained warm Sage Vishwamitra. Rishi Vishwamitra knew the power of Gayatri Mantra and used it to keep the food warm. He put the pot of food on his head and recited t

Madhu Vidya In Hinduism – A Path Of God Realization In Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Madhu Vidya is one of the paths of Brahman or God realization in Hinduism and is found in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. It is mentioned in the Madhu Brahmana in the second chapter of Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Madhu, literally, means honey. Here is refers to a product or output, which is the result of the cooperative effort of a number of entities (for example, honey produced by a number of bees working together). The central principles highlighted in the vidya are: Things that have a mutually supporting relationship share a common origin or cause; Since all things in the universe are engaged in mutually supportive behavior, they must be rooted in one common cause, namely, Brahman. What Is Vidya As Per Upanishads? There are several vidyas described in Upanishads. Some of the important vidyas are vaishvanara vidya, bhuma vidya, panchagni vidya, dhara vidya and prana vidya. Broadly vidyas in Upanishads can be described as different paths to or models of self-

Vallabhacharya Quotes And Teachings

Vallabhacharya is the founder of the Pushtimarg or Pushti Sect associated with devotion of Lord Vishnu. Here is a collection of quotes and teachings of Shree Vallabhacharya. You should all be good and religious person – Not a God fearing man but a God loving man. Speak the truth. Be just and honest to all. Treat all persons equally. Have faith in Lord Krishna and surrender yourself to him. Be charitable and never harm the hungry and the weak. Realize that service to men and animals is service to God. You should believe that Krishna is our God and never slacken your faith in him and then he will surely protect you. You should regard him as the be-all and end-all of your life. Your ultimate good lies in serving him, which should be done with all your heart, mind and soul. Trust in his protection. Remember him always in all thoughts, words and deeds. Be free from sorrows and anxieties concerning your future, for you are safe in my (Lord Krishna’s) hands. Only you should