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Baba Kali Kambli Walla - Kali Kambli Wale Baba of Himalayas

Kali Kambli Walla was a great saint who offered his life for the welfare of the poor, needy and pilgrims in the Himalayas. He walked up and down between the sacred shrines in Haridwar, Rishikesh and Badrinath providing shelters for the pilgrims. He used to be clad in only a black blanket and that is why he got his name, Kali Kambli Walla Baba, which means, the black blanket man. Kali Kambli Walla Baba was born in Vikram Samvat Era 1882. Once while visiting Haridwar he became interested in spiritual activities and took Sanyasa. After years of travel, he realized the hardships and troubles faced by the pilgrims visiting the Himalayas during the that period. To help the hungry and poor pilgrims he started a small food distribution center at Pilani  Later Kali Kambli Walla Baba travelled in India and with the help of businesspersons and rich people in Kolkata he formed Baba Kali Kambli Walla Panchayat Temple. With the help of funds collected, he opened Dharmashala (guest house to

Kamandalu or Water Pitcher Symbolism – Making of Kamandalam from Pumpkin

Kamandalu or Water Pitcher is a symbol that is associated with Hindu Gods and Sanyasis. A Kamandalu is constantly seen along with the image of Shiva. Hindu saints or Sanyasis always carry the traditional water pitcher. Original Kamandalam is made from dry pumpkin and it attaches deep symbolism. The process of making of Kamandalu also holds spiritual significance. Note – traditionally Kamandalu is also made from coconut shell. Today, the water pitcher is also made using metals like copper, steel, silver etc. A ripe pumpkin is chosen for making a Kamandalu. It is then plucked from the pumpkin plant. The fleshy part of the pumpkin is then carefully scooped out or removed. It is then cleaned and the hollow pumpkin skin is then left to sun dry – just to remove the moisture content. Once the moisture content is removed, the pumpkin is cut into the shape of a Kamandalu – a pitcher to hold water and a handle attached to it. The Kamandalu of Shiva is believed to hold n

Tarigonda Vengamamba Jayanti in May

Tarigonda Vengamamba (1730-1817) is a shining representative of women who have transformed their lives of sorrow into a triumphant joy of devotion to the Divine – Lord Venkateswara. Her birth anniversary or jayanti is annually observed in May month. Tarigonda Vengamamba is the author of great works like Vishnu Parijatham and Golla Kalapam. Tarigonda Vengamamba was married in her childhood but since her husband saw her as their Kuladaivam, Chowdeshwari, she could not live with him. In a few years he passed away. Vengamamba was educated by her parents who put her in the charge of Vidwan Subramania Sastri of Madanapalle. From him she received a strong grounding in Vedanta shastras and initiation. Soon after, she began writing devotional poetry. Her prime contributions are dramas written in the Yakshagana mode. That she sought to live a life without taking to a widow’s dress and dared to write poems and dramas almost challenging the male-dominated area brought her several pro

Goddess Ekaveera – Information About Hindu Goddess Ekvira

Goddess Ekaveera is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. The popular belief is that Goddess Ekaveera appeared at the spot where the right hand of Goddess Sati fell. This spot is located at Heure, which is around 19 km from Mahur, in Nanded District in Maharashtra . As per information, she is also known as Ekaveerika Devi. Goddess Ekvira is counted among the Ashta Dasa Peetahs – the 18 holy shrines dedicated to Goddess Shakti. As per the Ashta Dasa Shakthi Peetha Stotram of Adi Shankaracharya the spot where the right hand of Goddess Sati fell and where Goddess Ekaveera appeared is at Mahur. This Ekaveera Temple at Mahur is not famous in Maharashtra . The most popular temple in Mahur in Nanded District in Maharashtra is dedicated to Goddess Renuka Mata. Legend has it that after Sati’s death at the Yajna conducted by Daksha, Shiva started the dance of destruction with Sati’s body. It was destined to create havoc in the universe and in order to avoid the annihilation of the un

Matangi Beej Mantra Text – Benefits of Chanting Goddess Matangi Beej Mantra

Maa Matangi is the ninth among the Dasa Mahavidyas – the 10 Mother Goddess concept in Hinduism and Tantrism. Goddess Matangi is considered to be the hidden form of Goddess Saraswati. Matangi Beej Mantra is chanted for attaining knowledge. Some adepts chant this mantra for getting the knowledge hidden in the Vedas. Matangi Beej Mantra Text in Hindi and English Kreem Hreem Matangi Hreem Kreem Swaha क्रीं ह्रीं मातंगी ह्रीं क्रीं स्वाहा : Benefits of Chanting Matangi Beej Mantra Chanting her mantra helps students performing well in exams. Her blessing is sought before jobs and interviews. Her mantra is chanted to unravel the hidden knowledge in the universe. Tantrics worship her for attaining various Siddhis.

Kardama Muni – Story Of Creation – Devahuti And Kardama Rishi Story

Story Of Devahuti and Kardama Rishi is found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. Kardama Muni was a Prajapati and directly born from the body of Brahma. The creation of living beings on earth was from nine daughters that were born to Devahuti and Kardama Rishi. Birth of Prajapati Kardama Muni From Brahma All the great beings who were responsible for creation of living beings are called Prajapati in Hinduism. They are all the sons of Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma is also called as Prajapati like his sons. Though Brahma worked hard to create the living entities as per the order of the Supreme Truth, the outcome was not substantial. He then with all severe austerity, penance, worship, trance and bhakti yoga created Maharishis who came to be known as Prajapatis. Later, he gave parts of his body to those great saintly persons. Kardama muni was one such son. Since he played an important role in creating living entities in the creation, he was celebrated as Prajapati. Tapas By Kardama Muni

Trilochan Ashtami 2023 date - When is Trilochan Ashtami?

Trilochan Ashtami is observed in the Jyeshta month. It is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Trilochan Ashtami 2023 date is May 13. Trilochan is one among the numerous names of Shiva. A vrat is observed on the day which falls during Jyeshtha Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eighth day during the waning phase of moon. Trilochan means three-eyed and refers to the three eyes of Shiva. Special pujas are offered at Trilochan Mahadev Temples on the day. It is also believed that spending the night without sleeping on the day in a Trilochan Mahadev Temple will help in attaining Moksha. Some Hindu communities observe a fast on the day from sunrise to sunset. The third eye of Shiva is symbolically associated with purification through Agni. Benefits of Observing Trilochan Ashtami  Helps in with spiritual fulfillment. Moksha or liberation. Desire fulfillment related to spirituality. Performed to gain wisdom and knowledge.

Ved Vyas Temple at Rourkela - Ganesha Wrote Mahabharata In This Place

Ved Vyas Temple at Rourkela in Odisha is an ancient temple dedicated to Shiva. The popular belief is that Ved Vyas wrote Mahabharata in a cave located here. Ved Vyas Temple is located on the bank of confluence of three rivers Brahmani, Koel and Sankha. Koel and Sankha merge to form Brahmani River here. A holy dip performed at the confluence helps in redemption of sins. It is believed that the original cave is no longer accessible as it is hidden underground. It is also believed that there used to be an underground path from the cave to the river used by Sage Vyasa it is also hidden now. There are numerous small temples dedicated to gods and goddess from the Hindu pantheon in the vicinity of the cave. There is also a Sankritan Mandapa in the vicinity. Marriages, thread ceremony, naming ceremony and numerous other rituals are performed here. As the spot is the confluence of three rivers plus the belief that River Saraswati flows underground, it is chosen by many in the area

How To Stop Overreacting? - In Everything - At Work - Relationship

Swami Sivananda talks about on how to stop overreacting in everything including at work and relationship. This is a good guide to those who overreact even in small stuff. Most of the difficulties in our daily lives come from being unable to hold our minds in proper check. For instance, if a man does evil to us, instantly we want to react evil, to revenge, to pay him in the same coin, to extract tooth for tooth, tit for tat policy – to return anger for anger. Every reaction of evil shows that we are not able to hold the Chitta down (control the mind). It comes out in waves towards the object and we lose our power. Only a word is uttered and we do not wait to consider its meaning, but jump to a conclusion immediately. It is a sign of weakness. The weaker the man is, the less he has the power of restraint. Measure yourself always with the standard of restraint. When you are going to be angry or miserable on hearing some news, reason it out, for yourself and see how it has