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Different Types of Conch – Shankh – in Hinduism – Benefits

As per Hinduism, there are different types of Shankh and they have different benefits to a devotee when kept at home. Here are the different types of conch in Hindu religion and their benefits. Please note that many of the conch are very to find and some are hidden in the oceans and earth. Madhyavarti Shankh  This conch has opening in the middle. It is a very rare type of conch. Keeping this at home will help in achieving desires. Apart from desire fulfillment, it is also believed to be a harbinger of peace, success and prosperity. Vamavarti Shankh – Dakshinavarti Shankh - Valampuri This shankh is held using the left hand. It is known as Vamavarti, Dakshinavarti and Valampuri Shankh. This is also a very rare type of conch. Having it at home will help in driving out poverty and negative forces. This will help in solving financial problems. There will be blessing of Kuber and Lakshminarayan. Goddess Lakshmi will reside in such homes. Moti Shankh Moti Shankh is a small

Ekadanta Ganapati Story - Ganesha Form Of Ekadanta and Madasura

Ekadanta Ganapati is one among the numerous names of Ganesha and it means the single-tusked one. Mudgala Purana states that Ganesh took the form of Ekadanta to defeat demon Madasura – symbolically the demon represents pride. Madasura was created by Saint Chyavana. Madasura propitiated Shukracharya who initiated him with the Shakti mantra ‘Hrim.’ He performed intense penance by chanting the mantra. Madasura soon attained the power to rule the universe. With huge power in his disposal he became corrupt and evil. His activities caused immense difficulties to all living beings. Devas, saints and humans approached Sanatkumara one of the Sanakadi Rishis to find a way to defeat Madasura,  Sanatkumara asked them to pray to Ganesha in Ekadanta form. He taught them the greatness of Ekadanta – Eka stands for maya and danta stands for truth. Ekadanta is one who controls maya. Ganesha answered the prayers of living beings and he appeared before Madasura as Ekadanta. Madasura

Manglik Dosh Solution

The perfect solution for manglik dosh is the worship of Lord Hanuman. Bajrang Bali Hanuman has control over all the grahas and his true devotees will never suffer due to Navagrahas. Manglik Dosh Solution Offer Sindoor to Hanuman and Tuesday and read the Hanuman Chalisa. You should plant fruit bearing trees like Mango etc and take care of it. It is also good to plant banana tree on the day. Feeding animals like cows or monkeys is beneficial. Donate Sindoor to Ganesha temple on Thursday or when there is Pushya Nakshatra. This will help in alleviating problems due to Manglik Dosh. Install a Ganesh murti atop the front door of the house and sprinkle sindoor on it daily. This will help in avoiding all kinds of problems in life. And it will usher in positive energy which will mitigate the influence of Manglik Dosh.

Goddess Dasha Maa - Momai Maa - Story of Goddess Dasha Maa

Goddess Dasha Maa is an incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti and is mainly worshipped in Gujarat. A ten days vrat dedicated to Dasha Maa is observed in the month of Shravan. Dasha Maa is one who betters the living condition. People offer worship to her for peace and prosperity in life. Worshipping her is considered highly meritorious. Dasha Maa is worshipped along with Nagbai Maa and Momai Maa. Murtis of Goddess Dasha Maa are prepared specially during Dasha Maa vrat. Dasha Maa Vrat is observed after Holi festival in Rajasthan. Story of Goddess Dasha Maa There lived a king named Vijay Singh along with his spiritually oriented wife Roopmati and two sons. The king had a palace called Jal Mahal, which was located on the outskirts of his capital. One evening the queen along with her attendants had gone to Jal Mahal. From the window, the queen saw a group of poor women engaged in a vrat near the village pond. They were engaged in the worship of Dasha Maa. The

Gandiva Bow – Power and Characteristics of the Bow of Arjuna

Gandiva, the bow of Arjuna, has been described as strong, sleek, and long, gold-tipped, and shining with different colors. The power and characteristics of the bow were extolled by both gods and demons. The history of Gandiva bow was narrated by Arjuna in the Virata Parva (43.1 – 7) of the Mahabharata. Power and Characteristics of the Bow of Arjuna Gandiva Bow was designed by Lord Brahma. It passed through the hands of Prajapati, Indra, Chandra and Varuna before Agni gave it to Arjuna. Arjuna got the Gandiva Bow as a gift from Agni. Arjuna and Krishna had helped Agni in burning the Khandava forest. Varuna had given it to Agni on request. It was characteristic of the Gandiva that its power increased or decreased exactly the same as that of the enemy. Arjuna respected Gandiva so much that he would not tolerate any insults to it. In the Karna Parva (68.30 and 69.1), Arjuna took arms against Yudhisthira, his elder brother, when he spoke disparagingly about it. In t

Story of the Birth of Bhishma in the Mahabharata

In the Mahabharata, Bhishma was the son of Shantanu and Ganga . Birth of Bhishma and his suffering on earth is due to a curse in his previous birth. Ganga before marrying Shantanu had taken word from him that he will not question any of her actions. Ganga soon gave birth to Shantanu’s first child. Immediately, Ganga took the child to river and drowned it. Shantanu said nothing. She gave birth six more times and Ganga performed the horrific deed six times. When the eighth child was born, Shantanu questioned Ganga ’s merciless behavior. Ganga then told that Shantanu had broken his promise and she will leave him and return to heaven. She also told Shantanu that the children that she killed were seven of eight Devas known as Vasus. They had once stolen the cow of Sage Vasishta and were cursed to be born as humans. To save them from suffering, Ganga became their mother and spared them from suffering on earth by killing them as soon as they were born. The eight

Gau Lakshmi in Hinduism – Go Mata Lakshmi - Cow Goddess Form Of Goddess Lakshmi

Go Lakshmi, or Gau Lakshmi, is the cow goddess form associated with Goddess Lakshmi. In this form, Lakshmi nourishes all living beings. There is a popular story in Puranas which associates Goddess Lakshmi with cow and cow dung. Legend has it that once the Devas wanted to test the greatness of Goddess Lakshmi – as it was believed that prosperity happens wherever Goddess Lakshmi resides. So Devas asked Goddess Lakshmi to reside in cow dung. When Goddess Lakshmi resided in cow dung, people realized its importance and started using it as fuel, manure and for plastering homes. In many regions, Hindus make image of Goddess Lakshmi out of manure and worship it.

Yogi Krishna Prem Thought – Disciples Who Blindly Follow Fake Gurus

The Main Fault Lies With Disciples Who Blindly Follow Fake Gurus - Thought by Yogi Krishna Prem Until a man has reached a certain stage of development by his own efforts it is very little use for him to seek for a Guru. Of the vast army of ‘gurus,’ a very large number are charlatans who are simply desirous of acquiring disciples for the sake of their own fame and profit. There is a foolish notion current that any man has only got to go to some competent Guru and the latter will push him into a first-class compartment in the mukti-mail and then he will sit playing cards till he automatically reaches his destination. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The disciple must tread the Path by his own efforts, and no Guru, however great a Mahatma he may be, can do more than show him the Way. A devotee getting attracted to a fake guru is his own fault since he has not taken the steps which should qualify him to be disciple and is utterly unfit to recognize the Guru even if he