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7 face Rudraksha for Shani – Importance of Saat Mukhi Rudraksha

Rudraksha with seven faces (saat mukhi) is worn to ward off the astrological troubles caused by Shani in one’s Horoscope. It is also worn to mitigate the Sade Sati effect. A Rudraksha bead is distinguished by its number of ‘mukhi’ or faces. Hindu Religious texts talk about Rudrakshas with one to fourteen faces. Some texts refer of Rudrakshas with one to twenty-one faces and some also talk about Rudrakshas with more than thirty faces. The deity of the 7 face Rudraksha is Kamdev or Manmatha – the Hindu God of love. 7-face Rudraksha represent Shani Bhagavan. It is worn to avoid Shani Dosha or the bad effects of Shani. It is also worn by people to improve their position during the Sade Sati Shani period. Some people also wear it to avoid health problems associated with stomach. There is a popular belief that seven-faced Rudraksha helps in problems associated with legs and bones.

Hanuman and Kalanemi - Story Kalnemi Vadh

Demon Kalanemi was deputed by Ravana to kill or obstruct Hanuman who was on his way to Himalayas to bring Mrita Sanjeevani (medicinal herbs to rescue Lakshman). The story of Kalnemi vadh is full of magic and illusions. Kalanemi found the orders of Ravana against the rules of battle. He objected to it as it was cowardice and cheating. But Ravana did not agree and Kalanemi thought that better than serving Ravana it was to get killed at the hands of a Sri Ram Bhakt. Kalanemi sets off for the Himalayas and produces a lake, a temple, a garden and he himself appears in the garb of an ascetic. Hanuman who passes through the area asks the ascetic for permission to quench his thirst. Hanuman enters the lake, where an alligator, an Apsara (divine being) under a curse, takes hold of his foot. Hanuman easily overpowers and kills the alligator. The Apsara is released of the curse and informs Hanuman that the ascetic is a demon in disguise. Hanuman then slays Kalanemi and the d

Anjaneri Mountain – Hindu God Hanuman’s Birthplace

Anjaneri Mountain , around 20 km from Nashik, near Trimbakeshwar, is the birthplace of Hindu God Hanuman. A temple dedicated to Anjani, mother of Hanuman is located here. The temple attracts more than 100, 000 devotees during Hanuman Jayanti. The place also attracts large crowd on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The temple is located in the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges and is around 20 km from Nashik. The temple is near Trimbakeshwar. Anjani Temple is built in stone and is situated 4,200 ft above sea level. The place is surrounded by forests and barren land. There is no proper road to reach the place. The Hanuman Jayanti fair at Anjaneri Village is famous for jatra (procession) and wrestling. A 10 minutes walk from the temple to the left side takes one to the Sita Cave , another place associated with Ramayana.

Kanyaka Parameswari – About Goddess Kanyaka Parameswari

Kanyaka Parameswari is one of the five thousands incarnations of Adi Parashakti – Mother Goddess in Hindu religion. Story of Goddess Kanyaka Parameswari is found in the Sanatsujata Samhita of Skanda Purana and it was narrated by Suta Mahamuni. Kanyaka Parameswari appears in each of the four yugas. In Satya Yuga, she is recognized as Adi Shakti In Treta Yuga, she is Renuka In Dwapara Yuga, she is Sri Vasavi In Kali Yuga, she is Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Stories of Goddess Kanyaka Parameswari One popular legend about the goddess is that she is a manifestation of Sachi, wife of Indira. Lord Brahma asked Jayanta, son of Indra, to fight the demons. But Sachi, mother of Jayanta, denied him permission. In spite of pleas from several quarters, she refused to send her son to fight the demons. An angry Brahma curse Sachi to be born on earth for her cowardice and lack of courage. It is believed that she was born in the house of business community. Indra now asked her

Akka Mahadevi Caves in Srisailam – History – Timings – How To Visit

Akka Mahadevi Caves is located in the Nallamala forest upstream of the Krishna River. The caves are accessed via boats. The awesome ambience and the exciting boat journey are memories that linger for long in the mind of the visitor. The place is famous for a beautiful cave and a highly powerful Shivling. Akka Mahadevi Caves Boat Timings Akka Mahadevi Caves boat starts at around 10:30 AM. The tickets are sold from 9:00 AM The boat timings is decided as per the number of devotees. You need to reach the rope way early morning and book tickets. When there are a total of 20 devotees the boat start the trip. Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department also conducts tour of Akka Mahadevi Caves. Akka Mahadevi Caves History The Nallamala Hills boast of innumerable natural caves and caverns. Located upstream of the Krishna River, the natural rock arch or sila thoranam at the entrance stands out. Akka Mahadevi, 12 th century, saint known for popular vachanas on Shiva, w

Story from Jambapuranam – How Renuka Became Sri Yellamma? - Origin of Chindu Community

Jambapuranam is popular in parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and it is associated with the Chindu community who performs the Chindu Yakshagana. This story narrates how Renuka became Yellamma. It also describes the origin of Chindu community. Rishi Jamadhagni, husband of Renuka, doubted her fidelity and ordered their son Parashurama to kill her. Renuka wandered around for long to escape from Parashurama and finally she hid in Jambavamuni’s leather bag. Renuka requests Jambavamuni not to reveal her presence to Parashurama. But all attempts by Jambavamuni to divert the attention of Parashurama failed. Parashurama discovers Renuka and kills her. Benevolent Sri Renuka Mata transforms into malevolent and fierce Sri Yellamma. In her fierce fury, she destroys everything before her eyes and wants to kill all living beings and drink their blood to avenge them for not protecting her from her son. Seeing this transformation, Jambavamuni asks his eldest sons to pacify Sri Y

Who is an Ascetic As Per Hinduism? – Qualities And Characteristic Of An Ascetic

As per Hinduism a true ascetic is an avadhuta and is so called because he is all-knowing and immortal (one beyond the constraints of physical body). The qualities and characteristics of an ascetic are found in the Avadhuta Upanishad, Turiyatita Upanishad and Nirvana Upanishad. Qualities And Characteristic Of An Ascetic In Hindu Religion A true ascetic rests constantly on himself after crossing the barriers of gender, caste, and stages of social position. The person thus rises above the occupational divisions, and stages of life. For a true ascetic there is nothing righteous or unrighteous, nothing holy or unholy. The person transcends all religious duties. An ascetic rises above both knowledge and ignorance. The person is unaffected by praise, pride, rivalry, ostentation, haughtiness, desire, hatred, love, anger and the like. The person treats his body as a corpse, as it were, and is never affected by heat or cold. An Ascetic sees no difference between the creator and the