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Bhadrakali Jayanti 2023 date

Bhadrakali Jayanti is believed to be the day when Goddess Bhadrakali incarnated. Bhadrakali Jayanti 2023 date is May 15. It is observed on the eleventh day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in Jyeshta month. The Jayanthi day gains even more auspiciousness when it falls on Tuesday and the Nakshatra is Revati. The day gains even more significance when it falls after Kumbh Mela. Legend has it that Bhadrakali appeared when angry Shiva upon hearing about Sati’s death pulled his hair and threw it down. From it appeared Bhadrakali. Devotees wear black clothes on the day and offer coconut water to Goddess Bhadrakali. Idol of Mata is also bathed with milk, sugar etc. The prayers begin at noon. Belief is that prayers offered on the day will help in overcoming horoscope problems and various graha doshas. Another belief states that prayers offered on the day will help in fulfilling 11 desires. In some regions people also perform Kumari Puja – pooja of young children.

Chariot – Army – Weapons of Murugan – 12 Weapons of Lord Muruga

Murugan is the Devasenapathi – the commander in chief of the demigods in Hinduism. Kartikeya (Muruga), the son of Shiva and Maa Parvati was born to put an end to terror of demon Surapadman. Below are the details of the chariot, army and 12 weapons of Muruga. The most important weapon of Muruga is the Vel and it is was gifted to him by Goddess Parvati. Vel is an embodiment of all the powers of Mother Goddess Shakti. The eleven Rudras using their energy created eleven weapons for Muruga. They are Bow Arrow Sword Flag Goad Vajrayudham Staff Mace Trident Discus Conch This eleven along with Vel forms the 12 weapons of Muruga. They are seen in the Virat Roopa of Muruga with six heads and twelve hands. Vishnu bestowed a garland upon Muruga. It had the power to increase the strength of the wearer manifold. Ganga who had received Muruga as an infant gifted him the kamandalu (water pot) – it contain nectar of immortality. Indra gifted him the thunderbolt w

Story of Nageshwar Temple in Dwaraka – Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Story

Nageshwar Temple, believed to be a Jyotirlinga Temple, is located between Dwarka and Beyt Dwarka Island on the coast of Saurashtra in Gujarat. The story of this important Lord Shiva Temple is very interesting as it is associated with Darukavana – an ancient place mentioned in Puranas and Shiva is believed to have appeared here. Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Story Legend has it that the group of dwarf sages known as Balakhilyas performed intense meditation in the Darukavana. It is believed that the present day Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is located in Darukavana. To test the devotion, self control and patience, of the sages Shiva appeared as a nude ascetic. The wives of the sages got attracted to the nude asetic. This disturbed sages who were outraged and cursed the young ascetic to drop his linga. When the curse materialized, it caused havoc in the universe. Vishnu and Brahma requested Shiva to forgive the sages and take back the linga. Shiva relented and this r

Goddess Veeralakshmi - Information About Goddess Vira Lakshmi

Veeralakshmi is a manifestation of Goddess Lakshmi. She is the Goddess who provides strength to face enemies. There are many texts that identify Goddess Vaishno Devi with Veera Lakshmi. This form is also counted among one of the Ashta Lakshmis in some regions. Veera Lakshmi is associated with valour and she is also the wealth of courage. She along with Vijaya Lakshmi were propitiated by kings and other rulers for victory in battle. She is also the goddess of power. In some regions, she is also known as Dhairya Lakshmi as she provides the courage to human beings to perform impossible acts. The murti form of Vira Lakshmi is quite similar to Goddess Durga. She rides a lion holds various arms like Trishul, sword and mace. In some images she is eight-armed with Trident, Sphere, Conch, Chakra, Bow, Bowl or lotus and Abhaya and Varada hand posture. The offerings to Goddess Veeralakshmi are pure vegetarian food items. She is never offered non vegetarian food items. The most

Sri Ramakrishna Explains Meaning Of Neti Neti

Neti neti is an important concept in Hindu religion teachings. Sri Ramakrishna explains the concept in a simple form. Neti Neti means not that not that... In the concept of neti, neti – First the seeker tries to separate his individual self from all diversities by negating them as mere superimpositions of the deluded mind. Simultaneously he affirms that his individual self is the only reality and that it is the focus of the universal Self, the common Self of all beings and things.  First of all you must discriminate, following the method of  neti, neti: He is not the five elements, nor the sense-organs, nor the mind, nor the intelligence, nor the ego.  He is beyond all these cosmic principles. You want to climb to the roof; then you must eliminate and leave behind all the steps, one by one. The steps are by no means the roof. But after reaching the roof you find that the steps are made of the same materials—brick, lime, and brick-dust—as the roof. It is the Supreme Brahman