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Vijaya – Why Arjuna in the Mahabharata is also known as Vijaya?

Vijaya is one among the ten names of Arjuna in the Mahabharata. Vijaya narrates the meaning of his names to Uttara, son of Virata. Kaurava army had stolen the cows of Virata. To get them back, the son of Virata went to battlefield with Arjuna, who was disguised as Brihannada, as his charioteer. On seeing the Kuru army, the prince is frightened and attempts to escape from the battleground. Brihannada stops him and reveals that he is Arjuna and he will fight against the Kauravas. But the prince is not ready to believe Brihannada. He then wants to know the various names of Arjuna. To convince the frightened prince, Arjuna narrates all his ten names and how he got them. Arjuna in the Mahabharata is known as Vijaya because when he goes out to fight against those who are indomitable in battle, he never return without vanquishing them. Arjuna single handedly defeats the entire Kuru army and retrieves the cows of Virata. This incident is mentioned in the Go – Grahana Par

How Goddess Parvati Became Annapurna?

Goddess Parvati is Annapurna – the goddess of food. She is the one who nourishes and sustains all living beings. There are numerous stories which suggest who Goddess Parvati became Annapurna . Here is one such story. Goddess Parvati was the daughter of Himalaya , the mountain king. Himalaya had several daughters who were married in rich families. But Goddess Parvati after marriage stayed with Himalaya as Shiva did not wish to possess anything. But the other daughters of Himalaya were envious of Goddess Parvati and Shiva staying with their parents. So they ridiculed her by saying that her husband did not have a house to live or wealth. Goddess Parvati was fed up with the taunting comments and she asked to Shiva to leave the palace of her father. Shiva and Parvati then went to Kailash. Shiva summoned Vishwakarma, the divine architect, and asked him to construct a city. Vishwakarma thus constructed the city of Kashi . Parvati was amazed to see Kashi, which was made

Gowri Habba Procedure - How to perform Gowri Ganesh Puja or Ganesha Gowri Habba?

Gouri Ganesha Puja, or Gowri Habba, is an important festival observed in Karnataka on the previous day of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is observed during waxing phase of moon or Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada in Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh and in Aavani month in parts of Tamil Nadu. Gowri Habba celebrates the extraordinary creation of Ganesha by Goddess Parvati (Goddess Gowri), which symbolizes women’s power to create life. Here is a general idea to do or observe Gowri Ganesh Puja or Gowri Habba. It must be noted here that the method of performing puja varies from community to community and from region to region. Therefore what is more important is not the ritual but devotion and self-realization. Things needed Image of Gowri made using Turmeric paste or Clay idol of Parvati. Never use Plaster of Paris versions as it pollutes the water body. Threshing pan or Muram Rice Lentils Bananas Flowers Betel leaves, betel nuts, coconut etc and other usual poo

What are the 16 Kalas of Lord Krishna? – Meaning of 16 Kalas of Sri Krishna

The 16 Kalas of Sri Krishna are the divine arts or attributes of Sri Krishna that makes him Purna Avatar – the complete avatar. What are the 16 Kalas of Lord Krishna? Below are the meanings of each Kala in English. 1. Daya – Compassion 2. Dharjya – Patience 3. Kshama – Forgiveness 4. Nyaya – Justice 5. Nirapeksha – Impartiality 6. Niraskata – Detachment 7. Tapasya – Meditation and Spiritual Powers 8. Aparchitta – Invincibility 9. Danasheel – Beneficience, Bestower of all wealth in the world and nature. 10. Saundarjyamaya – Beauty Incarnate 11. Nrityajna – Best of Dancers 12. Sangitajna – Best of Singers 13. Neetibadi – Embodiment of Honesty 14. Satyabadi – Truth Itself 15. Sarvagnata – Perfect master of all arts, such as poetry, drama, painting etc. 16. Sarvaniyanta – Controller of All Source – Orissa Review Magazine published by Government of Orissa. Related Why is Sri Krishna Blue in Color? Reason for Krishna Being Blue Skinned

Hinduism Teachings On Mind Control

A collection of teachings on Mind Control from various scriptures in Hinduism. Giving up all desires born of the will, withdrawing the senses from every direction by strength of mind, attain tranquility little by little with the help of the budhi armed with fortitude. Once the mind is established in the Atman, one should not think of anything else. Whenever the fickle and unquiet mind strays, withdraw it and restore it to the control of the Atman alone. (Bhagavad Gita 6 - 24 – 26) If the intellect, being related to a distracted mind, loses its discrimination and therefore always remains impure, then the embodied soul never attains the goal, but enters into the rounds of births. (Katha Upanishad, 1.3.7) If  the  intellect, being related to a mind  that is restrained, possesses discrimination and therefore always remains pure, then the embodied soul attains that goal from which one is not born again.  (Katha Upanishad, 1.3.8) Charity, discharge of one’s duties, tranquillity of