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Machavaram Hanuman Temple - Sri Dasanjaneya Swamy Temple

The original murti worshipped in Machavaram Hanuman Temple, popularly known as Sri Dasanjaneya Swamy Temple, was created in during the 16 th century by Sri Vyasatirtha during the reign of Vijayanagara rulers. The temple is located around 5 km from Vijayawada Railway Station in Andhra Pradesh. The small shrine is located at the side of a busy road. Hanumanthudu or Anjaneyulu, as he is lovingly called here, is a wish fulfilling deity.   The original murti was lost due to the actions of invaders. During the 18 th century the murti was rediscovered a road contractor and it was installed under a peepal tree. The murti still is found under the very same peepal tree. The murti of Dasanjaneya is about two feet tall and is ardha shila. He sits on his knees in front of Sri Rama. His both hands are seen folded with the palms offering pranamam to Sri Rama. Hanuman is depicted as the eternal Dasa of Sri Rama. The earring of Hanuman murti here is big in size. He wears ornam

Kurukulla Devi In Hindu Religion

Kurukulla Devi is a goddess in Tantra. As per Hindu religion scholars and tantrics, she is a manifestation of Goddess Kali. Goddess Kurukulla Devi is also known as Kulla and Kulluka Kulakamada in Kali Sahasranama Stotra. Bhairava Tantra refers to her in the conversation between Bhairava and Bhairavi. In Sri Mahakali Yantra there are five low-faced triangles which represent the five Shakta adhisthanas of Mahakali. Each deity emanating from the great Goddess has a sharp weapon in her hand and is black in color, wearing a garland of human heads. In the first patala there are Kali, Kapalini, and Kulla; in the second, Kurukulla, Virodhini and Viprachitta; in the third, Ugra, Ugra Prabha and Dipta; in the fourth, Nila, Ghani and Balaka and in the fifth, Matra Mudra and Mita. Kali’s hidden power is thus sheltered in these five patalas (low-faced triangles). Kurukulla is, virtually, Kalika herself in the Nagayajnopaviti form. Kali is the first among the ten Mahavidyas. Persons not kn

Sri Krishna In Jainism

Sri Krishna is described as one of the 63 salakapurushas (great personalities) in Jaina texts. Jaina Puranas and other poetic works narrate the life and deeds of Sri Krishna. Of these some are known as Harivamsa Puranas, which are written by various authors, the most notable of who is Acharya Jinasena (783 AD) in Sanskrit. Later in the 15 th century, Sakalakirti also composed a Harivamsa Purana in Sanskrit. The Harivamsa Puranas in Apabhamsa were composed by Dhavala (11 th century) and Raidhu (15 th century). The Jaina account of Krishna differs at some places from that of the ancient traditional works like the Mahabharata. It is told that Krishna defeated Jarasandha 347 times before killing him, and that he was 1000 years old when he established his kingdom in Dwaraka with the help of his cousin, Neminatha, who later became a Jaina Tirthankara. As per Jain Literature: Sri Krishna had seven ratnas which are Chakra, Shakti, Gada, Shankha, Dhanusha, Dandha and Nan

Excitement Is Not Happiness

Excitement is a state of being emotionally aroused and worked up or something that agitates and arouses. Excitement is not happiness. It is nowhere near bliss. It is actually a negative state of mind. There is no peace. Quite often excitement leads to wrong decisions. There will be health problems. When an excitement does not end with the expected result, it can cause disappointment and depression. Too much excitement is not good for our physical and mental health. It can increase our blood pressure. It can emotionally blind us and make wrong decisions. It also causes physical accidents. A person should never drive or handle sharp and flammable objects while excited. True happiness comes when we do something out of love. There is giving in happiness. It is inclusive. Excitement is all about me. It is about possessing, success, power or fame. Excitement is like the firecracker. It provides momentary pleasure with a lot of risks. There is no peace before and after an excitem