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Goddess Sridevi Worshipped In Hinduism – About Hindu Goddess Sridevi

Goddess Sridevi is one of the numerous forms of Goddess Lakshmi worshipped in Hindu religion. Legend has it that Goddess Laxmi appeared in the form of Sridevi during the Samudra Manthan or the churning of the ocean. This is mentioned in the Vishnu Purana. Goddess Shri Devi was one among the precious items that appeared during the churning of the ocean. She is the goddess of plenty and prosperity. She is the goddess of wealth. She also symbolically represents cleanliness, goodness and hope. Goddess Lakshmi resides in the chest of Lord Vishnu in the form of Sridevi. Hindu holy scriptures mention that in the form of Sridevi, Goddess Lakshmi has the face like that of full moon with red lips. She has a benign and smiling face. In this form, she is dressed in white color sari and wears jewelry. The young age of Goddess Lakshmi is depicted in the Sridevi form. Goddess Sridevi is usually visualized as having two hands and sitting in Padmasana. In some scriptures

What is the meaning of Alpa Dwadashi?

Alpa Dwadashi is usually used in Hindu Panchangams to refer to a short period of Dwadashi. As per Hindu calendar and Panchang, Dwadasi is the twelfth day during a lunar fortnight in a Hindu calendar. Those who had observed fast on the Ekadasi (11th day) break the fast on Dwadashi. When there is an Alpa Dwadashi those who had observed Ekadasi fasting should complete their meal before the short Dwadasi period ends. The tithi is usually avoided for auspicious events like buying, moving into new house etc by some communities.

Gandheswari Puja

Gandheswari puja is observed on the Vaishakh Purnima day by the Gandhabaniks, a community that trades in perfumes. Gandheswari Puja 2023 date is May 5. Gandheswari is the goddess of perfume and is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Gandhabanik Community offer special pujas to Goddess Gandheswari on the day. The main ritual is held on the Vaishakh Purnima day. Goddess Gandheswari is depicted as seated on a lion and has close resemblance to Goddess Durga in form. The community members keep their account books, and weighing machines before the Goddess on the day. Her blessings are taken for a prosperous year ahead. 

Wisdom Of Upanishads - Greatest Human Wisdom

A collection of sayings and wisdom of the Upanishads. Undoubtedly upanishads contain the greatest human wisdom. No one can understand the sound of a drum without understanding both the drum and the drummer. Let one therefore keep the mind pure for what a man thinks, that he becomes. The only way to know it is to become it. Self-knowledge is the best of all forms of knowledge; through it, one attains immortality. Know yourself, so what you’ve done won’t burn you. Nor will what you’ve left undone. As is the human body, so the cosmic body; as is the human mind, so the cosmic mind; as is the atom, so the Universe. The spirit down here in man and the spirit up there in the sun, in reality are only one spirit, and there is no other one. Out of abundance he took abundance and still abundance remained. In a world where everything changes the divine is everywhere present. Consciousness alone is alive. Everything objective is dead and inert. Our