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Sri Endala Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple In Andhra Pradesh – Famous For 18 feet Shivling

Sri Endala Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is located at Ravivalasa Village in Tekkali Mandal, Srikakulam District in Andhra Pradesh. The main murti worshipped in the shrine is known as Sri Yandala Mallikarjuna Swamy. The murti is swayambhu, which appeared on its own. The Shivling is 18 feet in height and 32 feet in width. Lord Rama worshipped the Shivling and did not construct a temple around it as the Shivling was growing.  Sri Endala Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple History And Story The popular belief is that the murti worshipped in the temple belongs to the Treta Yuga. Bhagavan Sri Ram on his way back to Ayodhya from Lanka rested on the Sumantha hills at Ravivalasa. Sushena, a physician in Rama’s army, was impressed by the hill. There were numerous medicinal plants in the hill but the still the people in the area suffered from various diseases. Sushena decided to help the people of the region. He took permission from Bhagavan Sri Ram and stayed on at the hill. He did penan

Badrinath Temple Opening Date in 2023 – Opening and Closing Dates of Badrinath Dham in 2023

Badrinath   Temple , or Badrinath Dham, is one of the most popular and sacred temples dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu and is part of the Char Dham Yatra. In 2023, the date of opening of the Kapat of Shri Badrinath Temple is April 27, 2023. The closing date is after Diwali (November 12, 2023). Badrinath shrine is located in the Himalayan heights in the Garhwal Hill tracks in Uttarakhand in  India  at an altitude of 10,248 feet. At Badrinath, Sri Hari Vishnu is worshipped as Badari Narayan and Badari Vishal. The idol of Badarinarayan is seen under the Badari tree and is flanked by Kuber (God of wealth) and Garuda, Narad, Nara Narayana. There are also shrines dedicated to Maha Lakshmi and Adi Shankara. Badrinath shrine only remains open for six months in a year and remains closed during winter (October to April). The mountain that we see on the backdrop of of Badrinath temple is the Neelkanth Peak. Two mountains, Nar and Narayan are on the sides.

Tikkana – Telugu Literary Figure - Important Works – Mahabharata

Tikkana was a 13 th century versatile Telugu literary figure. He was a poet, scholar and translator. That an age in Telugu literature has been named after Tikkana is proof of his greatness as a poet. As the pioneering trendsetter of a particular type of poetry, he has been hailed as yugakarta (yuga – age, karta – creator). Tikkana was born to Kommana and Annama, who belonged to a family of poets and scholars. His grandfather, Bhaskara, was a minister in the court of the king of Guntur. Tikkana worked as a minister in the court of Manumasiddhi, the ruler of Nellore kingdom, and soon became the poet-laureate. By virtue of his ministerial capabilities and poetic prowess, he was even able to help the king regain his lost kingdom. He performed Soma Yajna, a Vedic ritual, and thereafter was known as Tikkana Somayaji. He was against religious rivalry within the Hindu fold. He dedicated his Mahabharata to Hari Haranatha, a deity combining Shiva and Vishnu. He always adhered to

Benefits Of Shunya Mudra - Ear Related Problems And Motion Sickness

Shunya Mudra is one of the important mudras in Hinduism and is found to be helpful in solving ear related health issues and motion sickness. Practicing mudras have numerous benefits especially health related. They are good for both body and mind as per Hindu scriptures. Shunya Mudra is practiced by bending the middle finger and touching the top portion of the thumb. Thumb and middle finger is slightly pressed. The other three fingers are extended and kept raised in a relaxed manner. Health benefits of Shunya Mudra include: Helps in overcoming ear related problems like pain, tinnitus, vertigo and acquired deafness. It is good for those who have hearing issues.  Those who frequently feel emptiness or numbness in body parts like chest, head, abdomen etc will find relief after practicing shunya mudra. All problems arising out of excess vata is cured through the practice of the mudra. Reduces thyroid related problems.  Motion sickness can be contained to a certain ex

Be mad with the love of God

If you must be mad, be it not for the things of the world. Be mad with the love of the Lord. … Some men shed streams of tears because sons are not born to them, others eat away their hearts in sorrow because they cannot get riches. But alas! how many are there who sorrow and weep for not having seen the Lord! Very few indeed! Verily, he who seeks the Lord, who weeps for Him, attains Him. … He who yearns after God cannot bestow any thought on such trifles as food and drink … He who feels thirsty does not discard the water of the river merely because it is muddy, nor does he begin to dig a well to find clear water. So he who feels real spiritual thirst does not discard the religion near at hand, be it Hinduism or any other, nor does he create a new religion for himself. A really thirsty man has no time for such deliberations. … Let your heart pant for Him as a miser longs for gold. … As the drowning man pants hard for breath, so must one’s heart yearn for the Lord, bef

Hanuman in Dream – Meaning and Interpretation of God Hanuman in Dream

As per Hindu religion, seeing Hanuman in dream will bring positive changes in life. The meaning of seeing Hanuman in dream is that the person will see relief to health issues, horoscope problems and also fear related problems.  In Hinduism, there is an ancient scripture known as Swapna Shastra, which gives interpretation and meaning of various dreams. Those who have dream of Hanuman should make an offering of a banana to Hanuman in a nearby temple. Seeing Hanuman in various forms and actions also means that there will be success, peace and prosperity in life. It also means that you need to focus on life goals more seriously. If you see Hanuman in angry form then it means that you need to be careful with your actions towards nature and other living beings. Seeing Hanuman meditating is an invitation to join the spiritual world. Seeing Hanuman in a playful form means you will be entering into a new phase of life. Seeing Hanuman reading Ramayana is a warning ab