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Story of Lakshman and Atikaya - Son Of Ravana - In Ramayana

Atikaya, son of Ravana, was huge like Kumbhakarna. It was Lakshman who defeated Atikaya in the Ramayana. The story of Atikaya fighting Lakshmana is found in the Yuddha Kanda of Ramayana. Atikaya’s mother was Dhanyamalini, one of the wives of Ravana. Atikaya was huge as a mountain and his eyes were yellowish-brown. His chariot was large and there were fierce weapons in it – both the chariot and weapons were given to him by Brahma. He was conversant in all weapons. He had defeated the Devas in the battle. Atikaya brushed aside the Vanaras in the battle and headed towards Rama and Lakshman. He proclaimed that he did not want to fight against ordinary warriors and wanted to fight only with Rama or Lakshman. Lakshman went to fight with Atikaya. The battle was fierce and both warriors were injured. When Lakshman attacked with arrows presided by Agni; Atikaya replied to them with Suryastra. Both continued to nullify each others arrows. When it seemed there was no end to th

Story of the Birth of Kalayavana – Enemy of Sri Krishna

Kalayavana was a powerful king who ruled the region around present day Afghanistan when the avatar of Sri Krishna was present on earth. Jarasandha, who was constantly attacking Mathura , had taken the help of Kalayavana to defeat Sri Krishna. The story of the birth of Kalayavana is found in the Vishnu Purana and explains why Sri Krishna was not able to kill him in a combat. Legend has it that Garga Rishi, an important Sage and head priest of the Yadava dynasty, was once ridiculed by the Yadavas as belonging to the third sex. Garga Rishi did not take the slight lightly and was infuriated by the laughter of the Yadavas. The angry sage took a vow to beget a son who would terrorize the Yadavas. The Rishi then married a yavana princess and got a son who was named Kalayavana. The son then got a boon from Shiva that Yadavas will be afraid of him and they will not be able to defeat him. Kalayavana then attacked the Yadavas and defeated them. Sri Krishna then took the help of K

Goddess Indira Lakshmi In Hinduism

Goddess Indira Lakshmi is one of the manifestations of Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of peace, prosperity and wealth. Goddess Indira Lakshmi is always depicted as having two hands. In fact the name is exclusively used to refer to the goddess when she has two hands. It must be noted here that Goddess Lakshmi is usually depicted with four arms. But when she appears in the normal human form she has two hands and is known as Indira Lakshmi. This form of the Goddess resides among devotees and provides them with peace and prosperity. She resides in places which are clean. Indira Lakshmi means the all powerful one and also one whose splendor is beyond description. This form of Goddess is also known as Samanyalakshmi.

Chitra Nakshatra Date And Time 2020– Chithirai or Chithira Birth Star Dates In 2020

Chitra Nakshatra 2020 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Chitra Birth Star, also known as Chithirai in South India, is the 14th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Chitra Nakshatra dates in 2020. The astrological prediction of the birth star Chitra as per Moon Sign is that of Kanya Rashi (Virgo Zodiac) and Thula Rashi (Libra Zodiac). The first half of Chitra Kanya Rashi and the next half is on Tula Rashi. Budha or Mercury is the Lord of the Kanya Rasi and Venus or Shukra the Lord of Tula. The color of Chitra is black. Chitra Nakshatra 2020 Date and Time - North - East - South of India This time is applicable in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Andaman an

Gajalaxmi Puja in Odisha – Gaja Lakshmi Puja in Ashwin Purnima

Gajalaxmi Puja in Orissa is observed for a week from the full moon day (Purnima) in Ashwin month and is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Gajalaxmi Puja 2023 in Orissa begins on October 28. The festival is more popular in the Dhenkanal and Kendrapara regions in Orissa. Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped during the period in temporary temples. Gajalakshmi festival begins on the famous Kumar Purnima day. Gajalaxmi, or Gaja Lakshmi, is a manifestation of Goddess Lakshmi – as Gajalakshmi she is the Goddess of elephants – symbol of fertility. Goddess Gajalakshmi symbolically represents power, strength, grace and authority. In some regions, Gajalaxmi Puja is observed for 11-days. The main rituals involve worshiping of Goddess Gaja Lakshmi. Puja committees make makeshift temples and install idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. The pandals are beautifully decorated and is usually based on a theme. The week-long festival is used by many puja committ

J Krishnamurti Thoughts

Jiddu Krishnamurti ( 11 May 1895 - 17 February 1986) was a philosopher, speaker and writer. This is a collection of thoughts on mind, attention, truth, awareness … Technologically, man has advanced incredibly, yet he remains as he has been for thousands of years, fighting, greedy, envious, burdened with great sorrow. Unless the mind is absolutely free from fear, every form of action brings about more mischief, more misery, more confusion. Change in society is of secondary importance; that will come about naturally, inevitably, when you as a human being bring about this change in yourself. Religion, then, is something that cannot possibly be put into words; it cannot be measured by thought… Can you observe without the center, not naming the thing called fear as it arises? It requires tremendous discipline. A mind that is caught up in knowledge as a means to freedom does not come to that freedom. For the stillness of the mind, its complete quiet, an extraordi