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Jambavati – The Story How Jambavati Became the Wife of Sri Krishna

Jambavati is one among the Ashta Bharyas or eight principal wives of Sri Krishna. The story of Jambavati becoming the wife of Krishna is associated with the Jewel Syamantaka Mani, or Shamanthakamani. The story of Jambavati is mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana. She was the only daughter of Jambavan – the bear king who assisted Lord Ram in the battle against Ravana. Jambavan is a Chiranjeevi – one bless with eternal life – and was also present when Vishnu took the incarnation of Krishna . As per Hindu tradition, Satrajit, a vassal king of Dwaraka, received the Syamantaka Mani – a precious stone which ushers in prosperity. Satrajit did not share the wealth received from the precious stone with his people. So Krishna asked Satrajit to allow him to make proper use of the precious as the king of Dwarka. Satrajit declined. One day, Prasena, brother of Satrajit, went hunting wearing the Syamantaka Mani. A lion killed Prasena. Jambavan who saw this incident killed the lion and

Reason Hindus Offer Gold And Huge Amount Of Money At Tirupati Balaji Temple

Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple is the richest temple in the world. The amount of gold, silver, money and other valuables that offered to Lord Venkateswara (Hindu God Sri Hari Vishnu) the presiding of Tirupati Temple is mind boggling. There are thousands of Sri Vari devotees who start business in partnership with Tirupati Balaji and every year without fail the devotees offer His share of profit at the temple. There is an interesting story which explains why devotees offer such large amounts of valuable to Tirupati Balaji. Goddess Lakshmi, also referred as Shri, once had a fight with Lord Vishnu and left Vaikunta. She came and settled on earth in disguise. Lord Vishnu soon arrived on earth searching for Goddess Lakshmi.  But He failed to trace Shri and settled on Tirumala hills in form of a forest gatherer and continued his search. During the search, Lord Vishnu met a beautiful girl named Padmavati who was the daughter of the King of the seven hills in

Story of Bheema – Jatasura – In Mahabharat

Story of Bheema and Jatasura is found in the Jatasura Vadha Parva which is part of the Aranyaka Kanda in the Mahabharat. Jatasura served the Pandavas in disguise. He was waiting for an opportunity to abduct them. But he did not have the strength to defeat Bhima. So he waited for Bhima to go out to hunt. He got his opportunity one day and soon he dropped his disguise and took his real form which was distorted, terrible and gigantic. He grasped the weapons of Pandavas and kidnapped Yudhishtira, Nakula, Sahadeva and Draupadi. But Nakula managed to escape and went in search of Bhima. While they were being carried by Jatasura, Yudhisthira tried to make the demon understand social conduct and dharma. But it had no effect of the asura. To slow down the pace of Jatasura, Yudhisthira bore down heavily on him. Yudhisthira was expecting Bhima to arrive at any moment. Sahadeva argued with Yudhisthira that they should start fighting the demon like Kshatriyas – kill or get ki

Shukra and Gular Tree – How to Overcome Shukra Graha Problems Through Gular?

Gular Tree, also known as Indian fig tree or cluster fig tree, is associated with Shukra Graha. There is a popular belief in Hindu astrology that problems in horoscope or janam kundli due to Shukra Graha (Venus) can solved by the proper use of Gular Tree. The tree is known as atti in Kannada, umaraa in Gujarati, jagna dimaru in Assamese, dimbiri in Odia, aththi in Tamil and Malayalam, medi pandu in Telugu, malaiyin munivan in Tamil, umbar or audumbar in Marathi and jobdumur in Bengali. How to Overcome Shukra Graha Problems Through Gular? Sit near a Gular tree and chant ॐ शं शुक्राय नमः (om sham shukraya namah) 108 times. Get a gular tree sapling on a Friday. Water it and keep it outside the house. Pour water daily to it. You can put some kumkum and uncooked rice under it on every Friday. Making a locket using a small piece of gular wood and wearing it is considered beneficial in overcoming Shukra related issues. Plant as many Gular tree as possible and take c

Ganesh Mantra For Early Promotion

In Kali Yuga, there is no end to our desires and needs. Unlike other yugas, it is very easy to please the personal deity – unwavering devotion and chanting of mantras are enough. Here is a look at the Ganesh mantra for early promotion. Ganesh Mantra For Early Promotion Sri Gajavakram Namo Namah: श्री गजवकत्रम नमो नम : How To Chant The Mantra? The mantra should be chanted continuously for 21 days starting on Tuesday or Chaturthi Tithi (fourth day of a lunar fortnight as per Hindu calendar when the moon is present). Wake up early in the morning take bath. The prayer should be performed during sunrise facing the sun. Keep a murti of Ganesha in the east and offer diya, dhoop, durva grass, flowers, kumkum and modak or fruit. Chant the mantra 108 times. Share the modak with family members. Plant a mango tree and take care of it. 

Short Life History of Adi Shankaracharya in pdf

A short life history Adi Shankaracharya in pdf is given below. Adi Shankaracharya needs no introduction to a devout Hindu. He revived Sanatana Dharma from the clutches of rituals and spread the teachings of Vedanta. Legend has it that when he was eight years old he wanted to become a Sanyasi, but his mother did not give permission. Not long afterward, he was attacked by a crocodile. He cried out to his mother to allow him to renounce the world a moment before death so that he could reach liberation from birth and rebirth. His mother consented, and Shankara was miraculously released from the mouth of the crocodile. He then proceeded to tour India and debate all those whom he encountered. Eventually he became known as the most brilliant philosopher of his time. Following the lineage of his Guru’s guru Gaudapada, he argued that Brahman was the only reality. He saw the world as a mere trifle, an illusion, or maya, unreal from the point of view of the ultimate. Shankara wrote comm

Rashi and Anger Management in Hindu Astrology

As per Hindu astrology, anger and rashi have a direct connection. People born in a particular rashi are known to have a high temper and they are difficult to handle when in anger. Anger management can be based on rashi as per Hindu astrology. Some rashi people forget and forgive quickly. But some people keep anger in mind. Mesha Rashi  – People born in Mesha Rashi are generally known to show a high level of anger, irritability, and rage. This rashi born people get pissed off easily and keep anger in mind. It is better to leave this rashi born people alone when in anger. They will themselves cool down and find solutions to the problems. Vrishabha Rashi – People born in this rashi will not listen to others when in anger. They are not destructive. But too much pestering might result in self-destruction. This rashi born people do not keep anger in mind. Mithuna Rashi – People born in this Rashi are more calm and composed. They do not get angry easily. Even if they get angry

Difference between the teachings of Adi Shankaracharya and Sri Ramanujacharya – Comparison of Adi Shankara and Sri Ramanuja

Adi Shankaracharya and Sri Ramanujacharya are two of the most important saints in Hinduism. They are the fountainhead of two different schools of thought that helps devotees in the path of Moksha. Here is a comparison of the teachings of Adi Shankara and Sri Ramanuja. This is just an attempt to learn the teachings of the two of the greatest teachers. The teaching of Adi Shankaracharya is generally referred as Advaita Philosophy The teaching of Sri Ramanujacharya is generally referred as Visishtadvaita Philosophy Adi Shankara teaches Advaita or oneness of God (Brahman) Sri Ramanuja teaches Visishta Advaita or oneness of God (Brahman) with attributes. Adi Shankara – Brahman only exists. Manifestations are temporary. They are the result of ignorance. When ignorance is removed there is no second. Sri Ramanuja – Brahman exists and his manifestations or attributes are real. Attributes (living and non living) are real but are controlled by Brahman. Adi Shankara  – Mok

Story – Who Are You - Explains The Puzzle Who Am I

Story - Child, who are you unravels our ignorance of attaching to position, name and fame. It explains the puzzle Who AM I. Madhavaselva, king of Madhavapuri, had once gone to the forest for hunting. He lost his way and was hungry and to his luck, he came across a saint. The rishi asked him: ‘Child, who are you? The king replied: ‘Sir, I am the king of this country.’ The rishi replied: ‘Son, I only asked who you are. I did not ask your relation with your country. Further, “king” denotes a position. If the king of another country conquers your country, your position of the king would go away. Hence, please tell me who you really are.’’ The king’s hunger increased and he asked the rishi: ‘Sir, I am hungry. Please give me something to eat.’ The rishi asked again: ‘You did not answer my question! First, you said that you are the king. Now, you say that you are hungry. In truth, who are you?’ He told the rishi: ‘Sir, first let me appease my hunger. Then I would give you a reply