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Prasanna Lakshmi – Information About Goddess Prasanna Lakshmi

Prasanna Lakshmi is one among the eight forms of Goddess Mahalakshmi mentioned in the Hindu scripture Lakshmi Tantram. In this form Goddess Lakshmi is in white colored clothes and appears on the left side of Lord Vishnu. She is four armed and has beeja puram kanak, kalash and padmam or lotus in her hands. The shlokam dedicated to Prasanna Lakshmi in Lakshmi Tantra reads like this Vande Laksmim parshivamayeem shuddhajambundabham Tejopuram kanakavasanam sarvabhooshojjvalamgeem Beejapuram kank kalasham hema padam dadhana Maadyam Shakti sakalajananee vishuvamamk samstham The image of Prasanna Lakshmi is worshipped along with other forms of Goddess Laxmi. This is form is very rarely worshipped as an independent deity. Please note that Prasanna Lakshmi is not counted among the popular Ashta Lakshmi forms of Goddess Laxmi.

Story Of Sage Gadhi – Father Of Vishwamitra

Story of sage Gadhi is mentioned in the Mahabharata and Ramayana. He was the father of Sage Vishwamitra. Gadhi’s father King Kushika performed intense austerities to beget a son equal in prowess to Indra. Indra himself incarnated as Gadhi. Gadhi had a daughter named Satyavati and she married Sage Rchika. Sage Rchika then performed a yajna to obtain a powerful son for himself and his father-in-law Gadhi. At the end of the sacrifice, he entrusted Satyavati two bowls of sacrificial pudding. The first was to be consumed by her for begetting a saintly son and the second bowl was to be consumed by her mother for begetting a warrior son. But the mother exchanged the bowls and Gadhi became the father of Sage Vishwamitra, who though born in a royal family became a great saint.

Benefits of Purnima Puja of Vat Vriksha – Banyan Tree

It is widely believed by many Hindu communities that performing puja of Vat Vriksha (Bargad tree) or Banyan Tree has numerous benefits. The puja to tree on Purnima or full moon day in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar is highly beneficial. Here are the benefits of performing Vat Vriksha – Banyan Tree: Those wishing to get married will have the wish fulfilled soon (early marriage). The puja is performed for the wellbeing of married partner. It is performed for a peaceful and happy family life. For the fulfillment of desires related to relationship. It is also performed to alleviate vastu dosha. Sitting and meditating under the tree clears the mind and helps in clear and positive thinking. Unmarried boy or girl offering water to Banyan Tree and walking around it 18 times will help in early marriage. Planting banyan tree and taking care of it will help in having a peaceful and happy life.

Gudha Purusha – Spies In Ancient India

Gudha Purusha were secret agents or spies in ancient India. They were part of the department of information and criminal intelligence in ancient times, as mentioned in Kautilya’s Arthashastra (I.II. 12; IV. 4-5). In view of the highly responsible nature of their work, the main members of the service were recruited from retired men of the civil service. The spies were amatyas whose loyalty and integrity had been proved. The service was divided into two categories – stationary and moving. The samstha (stationary) branch employed a variety of spies in all possible guises; those of students, recluses, householders, merchants and ascetics. They gathered intelligence from among their respective classes. The sanchara (touring) branch was manned by spies of the following kinds: Satri – who were well-versed in palmistry, sorcery and other allied arts that would impress the populace. Tikshna – comprising desperate people who would get employed as menials of high offici

Kheri Gujjar – Ancient Site And Center Of Religious Art in Haryana

Kheri Gujjar, located on located on Ganaur - Ahulana Road (NH 1) at a distance of about 25 km north-west of Sonipat in Haryana, was a center of Hindu religious art during the medieval period. The place is around 8 km from Ganaur. The place is famous for Tirath Sat Kumbha. The present Kheri Gujjar covers only a part of the huge mound, which is about 25 meter high and whose circumference is more than 10 km. It lies on the western bank of the dry bed of what must have once been a mighty river, probably the ancient Yamuna, which now flows about thirty kilometers east of it. Right on top of the mound to its east now exists the Satkumbha temple in which medieval material like pillars, architectural pieces and even sculptures have been freely used. This part of the mound is known as Satkumbha and there is a tank by the side of the mound. Sacred Tank - Festival - Fair Shravan - Kartik Month It is generally believed by the people that the water of the holy tank possesses mir

Who Is A True Devotee – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Answers

The qualities of a true devotee is found in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12. He, who hates no creature, who is friendly and compassionate to all, who is free from attachment and egoism, balanced in pleasure and pain, and forgiving. (12.13) Ever content, steady in meditation, self-controlled, possessed of firm conviction, with the mind and intellect dedicated to Me, he, My devotee, is dear to Me. (12.14) He by whom the world is not agitated (affected) and who cannot be agitated by the world, who is free from joy, envy, fear and anxiety – he is dear to Me. (12.15) He who is free from wants, pure, alert, unconcerned, untroubled, renouncing all undertakings (or commencements) – he who is thus devoted to Me, is dear to Me. (12.16) He who neither rejoices, nor hates, nor grieves, nor desires, renouncing good and evil, full of devotion, is dear to Me. (12.17) He, who is the same to foe and friend, and also in honor and dishonor, who is the same in cold and heat a