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Story of Vatsasura And Krishna – Calf Demon Vatsasura

Kamsa had appointed numerous demons to kill Sri Krishna. Vatsasura was one such demon. He decided to kill Sri Krishna on the banks of Yamuna. The story has it that demon Vatsa took the form of a calf and joined the herd of calves that Sri Krishna and Balarama were attending to. The demon followed Sri Krishna. The demon went wherever the Lord went. Krishna soon realized who the calf was. He then secretly told to Balrama about the presence of a demon among the calves. Sri Krishna then pretended as if he knew nothing. The brothers behaved normally. Then casually Sri Krishna approached the demon who was unaware that he had been discovered. In a swift move, Sri Krishna caught hold of the hind legs of the calf and whirled him round and round. He then hurled him on to a wood apple tree. Both the demon and the tree fell down creating a huge noise. The ground was filled with fruits of wood apple. The other gopas who were with Sri Krishna were amazed at the sight. Because

Moonga Ganesh Murti - Coral Stone Ganesha Idol For Luck

Moonga Ganesh Murti is known as Vighneshwar and Siddhi Vinayak. Moonga Ganesha Murti is the idol of Ganapati made from red color stone known as Moonga or coral. This Murti can be worshipped in the home.  Popular belief is that worship of this idol will help in removing troubles, hindrances and ushers in good luck. There is special significance attributed to Ganesh murtis made of red color.  It is considered holy and highly auspicious. The belief is that presence of Moonga Murtis helps in improving confidence level. Moonga murti can be placed in home (Puja room), workplace, shops and in other business establishments. The mentioned benefits also include fast relief from health problems and victory over enemies. Moonga Murti pran pratishtha can be done on Tuesdays or on Chaturthi Tithi in Hindu Lunar Calendar.

Ringan during Pandharpur Yatra – Horses Running and Gol Ringan Formed During Pandharpur Ashadi Waari

Ringan is a breathtaking ritual and visual delight performed during the annual Pandharpur Yatra. It is also known as Gol Ringan. Horses play an important role during the Ringan performed during Pandharpur Ashadi Waari. Ringan is performed a couple of times during the 250 km Pandharpur Yatra. Thousands of pilgrims or warkharis that participate in the Pandharpur Yatra form a cirucular formation. A path is created inside the circular formation and horses run through the path. The horses pay obeisance to the Padukas of the Saints.   No one knows the exact reason why this visual spectacle is performed. Majority of the people are of the view that it is performed as a recreation to the Warkharis who have been walking for several days. 

Mukti Naga Temple Kengeri – Ramohalli – Bangalore Mukti Naga Temple Timing

Mukti Naga Temple at Ramohalli Ramohalli in Bangalore is home to the biggest Naga Sculpture in the world. This snake or serpent murti is 16 feet high and is carved out of single rock. The naga murti weighs more than 36 tonne. The temple is located on the Bangalore – Mysore highway and is around 18 km from Bangalore. One should take right turn towards Big Banyan Tree road near Kengeri in Bangalore-Mysore Road to reach Mukti Naga temple. Bangalore Mukti Naga Temple Timing The shrine is open daily from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM History of Mukti Naga Temple The present Mukti Naga Temple was built a few years ago. But the place was a center of Naga worship for hundreds of years. The place was occupied then by Golla group and the worshipped a powerful serpent by the name of Nagappa or Junjappa. It is believed that there is a 100-year-old serpent living in the region and it has a length of more than 25 feet. It is believed that the serpent protects the region from all kinds of

No Scales or Measuring Tapes Used in Constructing the Chariots of Puri Rath Yatra

Instead of scales and measuring tapes, carpenters use their hands and fingers to do all the measuring while building the three traditional huge chariots used during the Puri Rath Yatra. This is really a wonder when considering the height of the highest chariot that of Lord Jagannath is 13.5 meters and nearly 150 carpenters work for three months to build the three chariots using nearly 2200 pieces of wood. Talking to CNN–IBN a craftsman said ‘We have got used to making the raths and we make no mistakes even without the help of any scales for measurement.’ The measurements of the chariots as per ancient texts are in cubit. It is based on the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. It is equal to around one and half feet. Another measurement used jaba - the width of the mid-segment of the middle finger. Kala Suta - Indigenous scale - It consists of roll of strings of black thread  tied to a stick. It is used for measuring and markin

Gangesha – Hindu Logician in the Nyaya System of Philosophy

Gangesha and his followers were termed as neo logicians (Navya Nyayaiyikas). Writers before Gangesha, like Jayanta Bhatta and Pakshadhara Mishra, were called older logicians (Prachina). The period of Gangesha may be assigned to the last quarter of the 12th Century AD. All the Hindu dialecticians, who wrote after Gangesha, were influenced by the thought-measuring formulae used by Gangesha. By using such a formulae, it was possible for later dialecticians in Hindu philosophical literature to achieve a remarkable degree of quantitative precision in measuring the extent (temporal and spatial), content and intent (purpose and potency) of cognition. Thus, to understand the later works a deep study of Gangesha’s works became a necessity. The modern school of Nyaya (Logic), beginning with Gangesha attempts to give precision to the thoughts of the old school. Navya Nyayaiyikas lays emphasis on the theory of knowledge. The forms and concepts invented by theory of knowledge ga

Sri Krishna In Vedas – Oldest Mention Of Krishna In Hindu Scriptures

Hindus believe that Sri Krishna lived on earth around 5000 years ago. The earliest textual reference or mention of Sri Krishna in a Hindu scripture is found in the Vedas. Vishnu or Krishna is described as cowherd in Rig Veda. The reference to Krishna is found in Rig Veda 1.22.18. Krishna as cowherd has hidden symbolism. The belief is that cow symbolically represents Mother Earth and Krishna appears to protect the earth from Adharma. Chandogya Upanishad, the famous text embedded in the Chandogya Brahmana of the Sama Veda of Hinduism, refers to Krishna as the son of Devaki. Aitareya Aranyaka, which belongs to the Shakala recension of the Rig Veda, mentions Krishna as a member of the Vrishni clan. Vrishnis were an ancient Vedic clan who were the descendants of Vrishni, a descendant of Yadu. It is believed that Vrishni was son of Satvata, a descendant of Yadu, the son of Yayati. He had two wives, Gandhari and Madri. He has a son named Devamidhusha by his wife Madri. Vasud

Nine Popular Forms Of Sri Krishna Worshipped In India

Every region of India has a form of Sri Krishna that is very dear to the people of the particular region. Here is a look at the nine popular forms of Bhagavan Sri Krishna worshipped in India. Jagannath – the wonderful murti of Jagannath worshipped in the Puri Jagannath Temple in Odisha is world famous. In the eastern part of India, Sri Krishna is famous as Jagannath. Today this form of Krishna is worshipped around the world. Guruvayurappan in Kerala – This is the child of Sri Krishna worshipped in the famous Guruvayur Temple in Kerala. It is believed that Sri Krishna appeared in this form before his parents. Udupi Sri Krishna  – At the world famous Udupi Sri Krishna Temple, Bhagavan Sri Krishna is worshipped as a child holding butter. This is also the famous murti of Krishna which turned around to face his true devotee. Banke Bihari in Vrindavan – In this form Sri Krishna the lover of the universe, he holds the flute and bends like a dancer. This is the young form

13 Reasons Why You Are Unsuccessful In Life?

Reasons for being unsuccessful are many. If we are ready to accept them and change, then the dark cloud of unsuccessfulness will slowly drift away and the light of success will bask on us. Here is a look at 13 reasons why you are unsuccessful.  The main reason for unsuccessfulness is our inability to read the situation properly. Know what you are capable of, your talent and your limitations. Work on your strength.  For permanent success and happiness, honesty and integrity is necessary. If honesty and integrity is missing, the life of success will be short. Again this short span of success will bring with it manifold misery in future. If the base of your success is not built on hard work, honesty and integrity then it will be easily shaken and torn down. Our perspectives and prejudices need to be monitored. It needs to be checked constantly. The right way to check it is by constantly refreshing our knowledge. Never stop learning. Adapt with the environment, if we wish to stay