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Mannarpolur Temple – Where Sri Krishna is worshipped along with Jambavati

Mannarpolur Temple, also known as Azhagu Mallari Krishnaswami Temple, is an ancient shrine located at Mannarpolur 3 km west of Sullurpeta in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh. Located on the banks of Kalindi River, the 10th century shrine is associated with the famous Syamantaka Mani incident in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. Sri Krishna is worshipped along with Jambavathi as his consort and this makes the temple unique. Legend has it that the fight for Syamantaka Mani between Sri Krishna took place here. In the main sanctum sanctorum, Bhagavan Sri Krishna is worshipped along with Satyabhama and Jambavati. The dwarapalakas of the main sanctum sanctorum are Sugriva and Jambhavan. Just outside the main sanctum sanctorum, there is a murti of Lord Venkateswara. There is a separate shrine dedicated to Rukmini who is worshipped here as Sundaravalli Thayar. There is a very important subsidiary shrine dedicated to Sri Rama, Sita and Lakshmana along Hanuman. There ar

Goddess Chamunda Puja Vidhi – Procedure – With Mantra – How To Perform Chamunda Devi Puja?

Goddess Chamunda is a fierce, deadly and powerful form of Mother Goddess Durga and she is worshipped by tantrics to achieve moksha and worldly achievements. Below is Maa Chamunda Devi puja vidhi or procedure along with mantra. This is a simple guide on how to perform Goddess Chamunda Devi Puja and is ideal for performing it at home. Chamunda Mantra  ऐं   ह्रीं   क्लीं   चामुण्डायै   विच्चे  Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundaye Viche When to Perform Goddess Chamunda Puja? Ideal day to perform the puja: Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi – eighth day during the light or waxing phase of moon. Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi – fourteenth day during the light or waxing phase of moon. Benefits of Performing Chamunda Devi Puja Moksha or liberation. Escape from the clutches of senses. Good for those suffering from various addictions like alcohol, drugs etc. Those suffering from uncontrollable lust will find relief. Simple Goddess Chamunda Puja Vidhi The puja should be pe

Guns and Cannons in Ancient India during the Vedic and Mahabharata Period

Details about guns used in ancient India are found in Shukra Niti. About weapons used in Vedic age are found in Atharva Veda. Information regarding cannons are found in Vana Parva of Mahabharata and also in Naishadham text of Sriharsha. The name given by ancient Indians to cannon was Shatagni. Shatagni had the capacity to kill nearly 100 soldiers of the enemies. Puranas also give information about Shatagni. Shatagni was a large gun which used to fire iron balls fitted with spikes. Shatagni gun was mounted on a vehicle which had eight wheels. This was far more superior to the first versions of modern cannons. Guns were known as Bhusundi in ancient India . Small guns were known as Lagu Naliyam and those with bigger holes were known as Briha Naliyam. There are archeological evidences that bullets were made using various metals in ancient India . Treatise dealing with various weapons used in ancient India is found in Dhanur Veda. It mentions about machine operated we

Who is the author of Venkateswara Suprabhatam?

The Venkateswara Suprabhatam, or Venkatesa Suprabhatam, was composed by Sri Prathivadhi Bhayamkaram Annan., a disciple of Sri Manavala Mamuni. Suprabhatam is the first and foremost ritual performed in the morning at Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple . And the hymns written by Prativadi Bhayankara Annan are sung by priests at this time. The Venkateswara Suprabhatam chanted at Tirupati temple consists of 70 Sanskrit shlokas. It is divided into four parts – Suprabhatam, Stotram, Prapatti and Mangalasasanam. Suprabhatham is the quintessence of all knowledge in the Upanishads and a source of joy and bliss to all. It means ‘Auspicious Dawn’ in English. It is the first and foremost hymn recited in the wee-hours of the day to wake up Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala and in many temples in India and around the world. Suprabhatam, or Venkatesa Suprabhatam – sung to awaken the Lord Kausalyasuprajarama! Purva sandhya pravartate, Uttistha! narasardula! Kartavyam daivam ahnik

Surya Mantra for Getting Job – Solve Career Problems – Surya Mantra for Job in Hindi

Hindus have been worshipping Surya (Sun God) for thousands of years. Surya is the Pratyaksha Brahman or the visible god in Hindu religion. Here is a Surya Mantra for for getting job in Hindi and English. It is ideal for solving career problems. Surya Mantra for Getting Job – Career Problems ॐ ह्रीं ह्रीं सूर्याय नमः (Om Hreem Hreem Suryaya Namah) – the mantra should be chanted daily early in the morning looking at the rising 7 times. On Sunday, the mantra should be chanted 108 times - after chanting the mantra the person should read the Aditya Hridaya Stotram ( आदित्य ह्रदय स्तोत्र ). How to Chant the Surya Mantra? The devotee needs to wake up early in the morning and take bath. Wear orange or saffron color dress and first offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. Find a place from where the rising sun is visible. Offer water to Surya and then sit in meditation. Offer kumkum and red color flowers. Apply a tilak made using red chandan on the forehead. Chant the Mant

Yamai Devi – About Goddess Yamai Mata

Goddess Yamai Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Durga and in this form she is widely worshipped in Maharashtra . ‘Ye Mai’ in marathi means ‘come mother’. Yamai Mata is also known as Mahishasur Mardini Yamai. Popular temples dedicated to Yamai Devi are located at Aundh near Satara and at Rashin near Ahmednagar in Maharashtra . Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi of Kolhapur and Lord Jyotiba invited her by calling ‘Ye Mai.’ She thus came to the region and was called Yamai Devi. Yamai Devi is the family deity or Kul devata of many families in Maharashtra .

Nirguna Brahman - About Nirguna Bhakti School of Thought

Nirguna is one of the schools of thought in Hinduism. The Nirguna Bhakti School of thought believed in formless god – Nirguna Brahman. Sant Kabir is one of the founders of the Nirguna School of Bhakti and conceived Bhagvan Sri Ram as a formless God. Nirguna School of Bhakti was split into two groups. The first group gave importance to knowledge and had an intellectual approach. The second group believed in love and attachment and total surrender to Brahman (God) for attaining That. This group was the mystics. Brahman is the concept of God in Hinduism. Brahman cannot be described or imagined. Only that exists.