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Story – Who Was Fiercest The Mahabharata War – Bhima or Arjuna?

Bhima and Arjuna once had an argument as to who was the fiercest in the Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata. Both claimed that they inflicted the greatest damage on the Kauravas. None of the Pandavas or those who participated or witnessed the battle was able to decide who was the fiercest. Finally, Bhima and Arjuna decided to ask Barbareek , the bodiless head, who witnessed the Kurukshetra war from a hill. When asked who was the fiercest in the battle and who inflicted the maximum damage on the Kaurava army, Barbareek answer was spectacular.  Barbareek said that he did not see Bhima or Arjuna, he only witnessed Vishnu’s Sudarshan Chakra (discus) cutting the heads of Adharmic kings and people on earth. The earth then took the form of Goddess Kali and drank the blood of the greedy and power hungry kings. 

Religious Significance of Bakula Tree in Hinduism – Kesara or Spanish Cherry Tree

Bakula is a tree of religion significance in Hinduism. It is popularly known as Spanish Cherry, Indian Medlar Tree and Bullet Wood. In Hindi it is referred as Maulsari, Kesara and Bakula. In Bengali it is known as Bakul. In Tamil it is known as Magizhamboo. In Marathi it is known as Bakuli. In Kannada it is known as Ranjal. In Malayalam it is known as Ilanni. In Kannada it is known as Ranjal. The Shradh meal offered on the Amavasya day (no moon day) in Paush month (December – January) is known as Bakula Amavasya in Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand and parts of North India . The creamy-white and star-shaped flowers are offered in religious worship. It is offered to Vishnu and His avatars and various other deities. Offering the flower on Krishna Paksha Ekadasi in Jyeshta month (May – June) is highly meritorious. This Ekadasi is known as Yogini Ekadasi . In scriptures, it is mentioned that when Kuchela went to visit Sri Krishna he rested under a Bakula Tree. In Ramaya

Chaturdashi Vrat – Fasting On the Fourteenth Day of Lunar Fortnight in Hindu Religion

Chaturdashi Vrat is observed on the fourteenth during the waxing and waning phase of a lunar month as per traditional Hindu calendar. The Vrata on the day is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Some devotees observe this Vrata in the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Kartik month and observe it then for a year. The Vrata is also observed on the 14th day during the Magh month. This Vrata in Magha month is known as Fala Chaturdashi Vrat. The result of observing the Vrata is peace and prosperity in worldly life. During the Chaturdashi falling during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase) of Kartik month God Indra is worshipped by hoisting special flags. During the Chaturdashi falling during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase) of Kartik month Ananta as a manifestation of Sri Hari Vishnu is worshipped using Kusha grass.

Benefits of Wearing Copper Ring in Hindu Religion – Health Benefits of Copper Ornaments

Gold, silver, and copper are considered auspicious in Hinduism. Ornaments made from the metals are worn to overcome Graha dosha and problems in Horoscope (Janam Kundli) due to the bad position of navagrahas or nine planets. Here are the benefits of wearing copper ring in Hindu religion. Copper is believed to have numerous health benefits. Which finger to wear the copper ring as per Hindu Religion? The copper ring should be worn on the ring finger. Benefits of Wearing Copper Ring Among the Navagrahas (nine planets), copper is associated with Surya, the sun god. Those having Surya dosha in horoscope should wear the ring to find relief. As Surya is the king of grahas, wearing copper ring will positively influence other grahas too. Wearing copper ring helps in overcoming problems in life due to the bad positioning of mars or mangal in the horoscope. When a person wears the copper ring, he will have the blessings of Surya, the sun god, due to this the person will achieve fame

Flowers and Leaves Offered to Goddess Lakshmi during Puja

Lakshmi Puja is one of the most important pujas performed by Hindus. It is done to seek blessings and favor from Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. Based on the Puranas, each Hindu deity has favorite flowers and leaves and it is used for pujas and other rituals. Lakshmi puja is mainly performed during Diwali or Deepavali. Another major Lakshmi Puja is the Varalakshmi Puja during Shravan or Sawan month in South India . Here is a list of flowers and leaves that are used in Lakshmi Puja: Lotus: Goddess Lakshmi is associated with Lotus and she is portrayed. Lotus is Kamal in Hindi, Ambuja, Padma, Pankaja, kamala in Sanskrit, Ambal and Thamarai in Tamil, Kamala and Tavaregadde in Kannada, Thamara and Senthamara in Malayalam, Padam in Oriya, Padma in Bengali, Kamala in Marathi, Lalung and Erra Tamara in Telugu and Suriyakamal in Gujarati. Durva Grass (Dhruva) is an important offering to Goddess Lakshmi. This grass is an important element i

Ashwatha Tree Mantra – Importance of Pradakshina of Ashwatha Tree – How to Ashwatha Tree Pooja?

Ashwatha tree is an auspicious tree in Hinduism and it is associated with Bhagavan Vishnu. There are numerous beliefs regarding the tree. Chanting the mantra is considered to help in overcoming difficulties in life. Pradakshina of the tree has health benefits. Below is also a brief idea on how to perform Ashwatha Tree Pooja. Ashwatha Tree Mantra The mantra should be chanted on all days except on Sunday. Chanting the mantra sitting in meditation posture under the tree is beneficial. आयु :  प्रजां   धनं   धान्यं   सौभाग्यंसर्वसम्पदम्। देहि   देव   महावृक्ष   त्वामहं   शरणं   गत : ।। Aayu Prajam Dhanam Dhanyam Soubhagyam Sarvasampadam Dehi Deva Mahavrikha Twamaham Sharanam Gatah This mantra is also chanted while performing the puja of the tree. Importance of Pradakshina of Ashwatha Tree Ashwatha Tree is believed to be Sri Krishna himself. It is believed that he appeared as the tree. This is the reason why the tree is of great importance in Hinduism. As per one