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Story – Parshuram Bhishma Fight In Mahabharata

The fight between Parashurama, an incarnation of Vishnu, and Bhishma, the grandsire of Kauravas and Pandavas, is the battle of the equals. It was the battle between Guru and Shishya. Parashurama fought for getting justice for Amba, the eldest daughter of King of Kashi. Bhishma fought for defending the valor of Kshatriyas. Amba, Ambika and Ambalika were daughters of King of Kashi. When the Swayamvara ceremony of the princesses was being held, Bhishma arrived there and defeated all the suitors and won the three maidens. Bhishma won the maidens through Virya Shulka – a suitor who shows most valor wins the hand of maiden. Bhishma performed this deed for Vichitravirya, the king of Hastinapura. Just before the marriage ceremony, Amba informed Bhishma that she had already chosen the king of Shalva as her groom. So it would not be dharma for her to marry Vichitravirya as she has given her mind to another man. Bhishma then allowed the eldest maiden to go to king of Shalva. But

Dhanvantari Mantra And Benefits

The main benefits of chanting Dhanvantari mantra include improving intelligence, self-confidence, fearlessness, brilliance, power of speech (skill in lecturing, talking etc.) and good health. Dhanvantari Mantra Om Namo Bhagavate Dhanvantaraye Amrita Kalasha Hasthaya Sarvamaya Vinashaya Trailokya Nathaya Sri Maha Vishnave Swaha ॐ नमो भगवते धन्वन्तरये अमृतकलशहस्ताय सर्वमायाविनाशय त्रैलोक्यनाथाय श्री महाविष्णवे स्वः || How To Chant Dhanvantari Mantra? Previous night put few tulsi leaves in a copper glass filled with water. Wake up next day just before sunrise. Take bath and offer prayers to Ganesha. Wear neat dress and sit facing east. Drink the water with tulsi leaves. Chant the mantra 108 times.

Stories of Hanuman in Jain Ramayana

There are numerous retellings of Valmiki Ramayana and this article is based on the stories of Hanuman in Jain Ramayana. Each retelling is based on the teachings and ideas of a particular religion or community or sect. In Jain retelling of Ramayana, the main difference from the original is that Hanuman is not a celibate. Here is the synopsis of the story of Hanuman in Jain Ramayana – the story from Paumacariya (meaning the deeds of Padma – the Jain name of Sri Ram) of Vimalasuri. Difference Between Valmiki Ramayana And Jain Ramayana Related To Hanuman Hanuman is not mentioned as an Amsha Avatara of Shiva. He is the son of a Vanara who has a name sounding like Pavan – the Hindu wind god. Hanuman is a relative of Ravana. Hanuman marries relatives of Ravana. He allies with Sugriva through marriages with family members of Sugriva. Hanuman is at first angry at Sri Ram for killing a relative of Ravana. As per Vimalasuri’s retelling Hanuman belongs to the Vanara lineage

Sri Suktam English Meaning and Explanation in pdf format

Sri Suktam is an important prayer dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi from the Rig Veda. Shri means Goddess Lakshmi. The mantra helps in fulfilling the desires of devotees. This particular Sri Suktam text in pdf consists of meaning and explanation of the mantra and is provided by Swami Shantananda Puri. You can download it for free. The book contains numerous stories and short notes apart from the explanation. It provides new insight into this popular prayer dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Link – Pdf text of Sri Suktam with Meaning and Explanation

Mangadu Kamakshi Amman Temple With Rare Ardha Meru Sri Chakra

Mangadu Kamakshi Amman Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati near Chennai. It is believed that Goddess Parvati performed a penance here by standing on Panchagni. The place was then surrounded by mango trees and therefore the area got the name Mangadu. The Sri Chakra that is worshiped in the temple is a very rare one and was installed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Mangadu   Temple  Darshan Timings Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays: 6 AM – 1:30 PM and from 3 PM to 9:30 PM    Sunday, Tuesday and Fridays: 5 AM to 10 PM (Without Break). Story of Mangadu Kamakshi Amman Temple Legend has it that Goddess Parvati once closed the eyes of Shiva and this plunged the universe into darkness. All living beings suffered. For her mistake, Goddess Parvati decided to do penance. She arrived on earth at Mangadu. Here she created fire and performed the penance. She stood one legged on the fire. The right leg was folded. She held her right hand above the h

God And I - The Relation

God and I – The Relation - Thoughts and teachings  by Gurus. If you possess happiness you possess everything: to be happy is to be in tune with God – Paramahansa Yogananda If I have a little mind and I think of God, the God of my thinking will be a little God, though I may clothe him with grandeur, beauty, wisdom and all the rest of it. – Jiddu Krishnamurti Go over and over your beads, paint weird designs on your forehead, wear your hair matted, long and ostentatious, but when deep inside you there is a loaded gun, how you have God? – Kabir God is a philosophical black hole – the point where reason breaks down. – Kedar Joshi That formless ground of Being is always the deepest dimension of who we all are, and it is the ultimate source and wellspring of all that is. In that Ground, nothing ever moves, because there is no time, form, subject or object. There is only One, eternally at rest and at peace. – Andrew Cohen Happiness is in the mind, not in objects. Money can