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Akshauhini – Army Combination in Ancient Hindu World - Akshauhini Sena In Mahabharata

Akshauhini is an army combination used in war in ancient Hindu world. Akshauhini is mentioned in the Mahabharata. It is said that in the Great War in the Kurukshetra in the Mahabharata, 11 Akshaunis fought on the side of the Kauravas and seven Akshauhini fought on the side of the Pandavas. The number of animals, chariots and humans in an Akshauhini is 218, 700. The Akshauni consists of 21, 870 Chariots 21, 870 Elephants 65, 610 horsemen 109, 350 foot soldiers. The number of horsemen used to be three times of chariots. The number of foot soldiers used to be 5 times that of the number of chariots. 

Rama Raksha Yantra Benefits

Rama Raksha Yantra is used to alleviate fear and to attain success in all activities of life. Another important benefit is that worship of it helps in removing hurdles in day-to-day activities. Yantra is a geometric composition used as a tool in meditation and is a visual representation of a deity. Rama Raksha Yantra is associated with Bhagavan Sri Ram. People who are associated with Rama Raksha Yantra state that it helps in attaining wealth and also in gaining high stature in society. One of the important benefits is that constant meditation of the Yantra helps in removing bad habits. The Yantra is usually hanged or kept at homes or shops or at workplace. Rama Raksha Yantra is available in gold, silver and copper plated tamra patra.

Sannyasi Movement – 18th Century Against British East India Company – Sannyasi Rebellion

Sannyasi movement is an 18 th century revolt by Hindu monks. Academics and politicians that came to power after 1947 purposefully hid such small but vital rebellions by not publishing them. The Sannyasi rebellion of the 18 th century AD culminated as a reaction of Indian monks against exploitation by the East India Company’s regime in particular against its restriction on free movement to places of pilgrimage. Monks in India organized themselves into armed units and fortified themselves in their mutts (Hindu monasteries). They produced firearms and prepared themselves for battle. Sannyasis led a revolt against the British and were joined by the public. They attacked the residences and treasuries of the company. There was a long struggle spearheaded by the monks, along with armed peasants and soldiers discharged from the army of the Nawab of Murshidabad. Silk weavers of Bengal who had been made slaves for British merchants at below subsistence level wages, too, jo

Goddess Trailokya Sundari – About Manifestation of Goddess Trailokya Sundari

Goddess Trailokya Sundari is a powerful manifestation of Goddess Shakti. Story of Trailokya Sundari is found in the Kashi Kanda of Skanda Purana and in Devi Bhagavatam. Legend has it that when Goddess Shakti was fighting Demon Durgasur, She released numerous forms of energy. One such energy was Trailokya Sundari. Trailokya Sundari then fought with the army of Durgasur. She released fireballs on the army and created havoc on the battlefield. Goddess Trailokya Sundari murti is worshipped in a temple near Nal Koopeshwar in Varanasi. Women pray at the temple for the long life of their husbands. The goddess blesses devotees with peace and prosperity. 

How to Get Rid of Vastu Dosh With Ganesh Idol?

As per Hindu astrology and vastu, the best option to get rid of Vastu dosh is to have a Ganesh idol at home. All kinds of vastu defects will be removed after having a Ganesha murti. Here is a brief idea on how to keep the Ganesh idol to get rid of Vastu dosh. The Ganesh murti should made of metal or pure clay. Murti made of other materials will not be effective. The murti can be place in house, shop, godown (warehouse) and other business establishments. The murti of Ganesha will help in keeping out all kinds of negative forces, evil eye, Alakshmi (misfortune), accidents, and other kinds of negative energy. Dancing form of Ganesha in home will help in spreading positive energy. This is ideal for home. When keeping Ganesha at home or shop one should make sure that, he is constantly looking at the main door or main entrance. Shops, business establishments and warehouse should have Ganesha in blessing posture. The picture or murti should always be kept neat. T

How many Aarti for Vishnu? – Number - Circling Of Lamps Before Vishnu

Aarti is an important part of prayers and pujas to Vishnu. Devotees have doubts as to how many number of times Arati should be performed to Vishnu Bhagvan Photo or Painting. ‘Aarti Gumana’ is performed daily in Hindu homes. Gumana means to go in circle. One has to wave Aarti 12 times around the photo or painting or murti of Vishnu. Twelve Times is the number suggested by pandits and elders. The same number of times one should wave the Aarti around paintings, pictures and murti of Vishnu. While waving the Arati one chant the Vishnu Mantra – Om Namo Narayanaya - or Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya.

Choth Mata Mandir - Choth Mata Temple at Barwara Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan

Choth Mata Mandir is located at Choth ka Barwara in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Choth Mata. Choth Mata Temple also houses a murti of Hindu God Ganesh. The mandir in Barwada atop a hill is located around 180 km from Jaipur. The temple is located around 25 km from Sawai Madhopur. The original temple is believed to have been built in 1394 AD. Shri Bhim Singhji Chauhan the ruler of the region had a dream of Goddess Choth Mata and she guided him to build a temple in the region. He then built a temple on the highest mountain of the Aravalli Ranges . Later a murti of Ganesha was installed in the vicinity of the temple. The Goddess Choth Mataji murti worshipped in the temple sits on a lion. The murti is made of white marble. There is also a murti of Bhairava in the sanctum sanctorum. One has to climb nearly 700 steps to reach the temple. The double storied temple has a verandah and is typical Rajasthani Mandir. The most important festiv

Goddess Vimala in Hinduism

Goddess Vimala is an incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She appeared on earth from the body part of Sati that fell on earth after the famous episode of Shiva carrying the body of Sati around the universe and Vishnu cutting it with his Sudarshan Chakra to save the world from total destruction. Goddess Vimala appeared where the crown of Goddess Sati fell on earth. A group of scholars claim that the spot is located at Kireetkona village, 3 Km from Lalbagh Court Road station under district Murshidabad, West Bengal, India. Some scholars claim that the place is located on the banks of Ganga at Bhatnagar in Bangladesh. This temple is one among the 51 Shakti Peethas. Please note that the spot where the navel of Goddess Sati fell is also dedicated to Goddess Vimla. A popular temple dedicated to Goddess Vimala is located at Puri in Orissa. 

Swami Satyananda Saraswati Quotes And Teachings

A collection of quotes and teachings of Swami Satyananda Saraswati (1923 - 2009). Sri Krishna tells Arjuna that a man has to face life, accept it and fight at every step. Those people who expect everything in life to be comfortable and to their liking will always suffer difficulties. Accept life in whatever way it comes to you. Try to get the best out of it by way of a philosophy, understanding or through wisdom. Every man is working to fulfil his own great ambitions and desires. If they are fulfilled he is happy, but at the same time afraid, because maybe next time they will be lost to him. If his desires remain unfulfilled he is completely broken. Herein begin the problems of life whether mental, psychological or emotional. This is the eternal battle which you have to face and fight, which everybody is fighting from birth up to death. These Five and Hundred Brothers symbolize the two great conflicting forces in every individual. In order for the individual to progress, co