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Story Of Horse Demon Keshi and Sri Krishna - Symbolism

Kamsa had deputed several demons to find the baby Krishna and kill him. Demons appeared in numerous forms in Gokul to kill baby Krishna. Horse demon Keshi was one among them. Krishna killed Aristasura, a demon in the form of a bull. But before the cowherd settlement in Vrindavan could take up the threads of their peaceful existence, Demon Keshi leapt upon Gokul as a fierce, unbridled horse. Gopas, gopis and other residents of Gokul flood from the village and took refuge in the forest. Krishna arrived on the scene and asked the residents of Gokul not to be afraid. You Krishna ran towards Keshi and attempted to stop the unruly horse demon. The horse began to kick at him but Krishna twisted the horse’s front legs, pushed the beast back, lifted it up and threw it far away. The horse came back towards him neighing fiercely. Krishna pushed one of his hands into its throat and gave a heavy shove to its stomach. Horse demon Keshi fell down dead with blood gushing

Bhairabi Temple at Mantridi Village in Ganjam District Orissa

Bhairabi Temple at Mantridi is an important Shakti Sthal in Orissa. The temple is located around 18 km from Brahmapur in Ganjam District in Orissa. Legend has it that stomach of Goddess Sati fell here after the infamous Daksha Yajna incident mentioned in the Puranas. Hundreds of sages got their siddhi after worshipping the deity and hence it is a very popular siddhi pitha of the region. The murti of the Goddess worshiped in the shrine is one-legged and is situated 4 feet down to the ground level. As he is one-legged she is also known as Ek Pada Bhairabi. She has four hands. The shrine was renovated in 1937. It is believed that fishermen and sailors took the blessing of the Goddess before venturing into the sea. Even today, fishermen take her blessing before going out into the sea. Sankranti (occurs on the 14th or 15th of a month) is very important here. Tuesday is the auspicious date in a week. Special pujas are observed in the Ashwin month especially during th

What Is Maya In Hinduism?

What is Maya in Hinduism? - Swami Vivekananda narrates an incident in the life of Sage Narada and Sri Krishna to explain the concept. A legend tells how once Sage Narada said to Krishna , “Lord, show me Maya.” A few days passed, and Krishna asked Narada to make a trip with Him toward a forest. After walking several miles, Krishna said, “Narada, I am thirsty; can you fetch some water for Me?” “I will go at once, and get you water.” So Narada went. At a little distance there was a village. He entered the village in search of water and knocked at a door, which was opened by a beautiful young girl. At the sight of her, Narada immediately forgot that Krishna was waiting for water. He forgot everything and began to talk with the girl. Gradually that talk ripened into love. He asked the father for his daughter, and they were married and lived there and had children. Thus twelve years passed. His father-in-law died; he inherited his property. Then came a flood. The river r

To Think – Jiddu Krishnamurti - Words Of Wisdom

A collection of words of wisdom of Jiddu Krishnamurti for you to think. Education has no meaning unless it helps you to understand the vast expanse of life with all its subtleties, with its extraordinary beauty, its sorrows and joys. You may earn degrees, you may have a series of letters after your name and land a very god job; but then what? What is the point of it all if in the process your mind becomes, dull, weary and stupid? So, while you are young, must you not seek to find out what life is all about? And is it not the true function of education to cultivate in you the intelligence which will try to find the answer to all these problems? Do you know what intelligence is? It is the capacity to think freely, without fear, without a formula so that you begin to discover for yourself what is real, what is true; but if you are frightened you will never be intelligent. Source – Think on These Things By Jiddu Krishnamurti Thoughts On Sex Sex is a problem becau