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Goddess Chamaria Devi – Kuldevi Of Chamar Community

Goddess Chamaria Devi is a highly powerful manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti and she is the kuldevi or family deity of Chamar community. She is mainly worshipped in Rajasthan and other nearby states in India and in the Caribbean Islands. She is also known as Devi Chamariya or Parmeshwari Devi. As per Hindu tradition, Goddess Chamaria is a deity who protects her children from various kinds of diseases and problems. She is part of group of Seven Goddess. The other six goddesses are the famous Goddess Shetala, Agwani, Phoolmati, Masani, Lamkariya and Basanti. She is worshipped by devotees for good health, peace and prosperity. She is also propitiated to overcome communicable diseases and skin diseases. It is believed that Goddess Chamaria Devi resides in the neem tree. It must be noted here that neem is widely used by Hindus in India to fight various skin diseases and chicken poxes. The temple of Chamaria Devi is located under the neem tree. The main offerings

Sahasrara Chakra – Related To Human Brain – Sahasradala In Kundalini Yoga

Sahasrara Chakra is the name given to the point at the top of the brain in Kundalini Yoga. Sahasra means a thousand. Arah is a spoke or the radium. Chakra is the wheel. Thus Sahasrara chakra literally means a circle with a thousand spokes. It is also called sahasradala (a lotus with a thousand petals). This name is given to the brain in Yoga literature, or rather to the cerebrum, because of the many fissures and convolutions forming the cerebral cortex. A detailed description of the thousand petalled lotus is found in Shatchakra Nirupana (verses 39 to 55), where it is said that it is located above the two-petalled lotus called ajna chakra with the fifty syllables of the Sanskrit alphabet from a to la appearing, each twenty times on the one thousand petals. This lotus is the seat of Shiva in the human body. Below the lotus is the upper end of the Shankhini nadi. The lotus shines white and bright like the full moon. Inside the lotus is a triangle with a vacuum, which is t

How To Make Sindoor Powder At Home? - Make Vermilion At Home Easily

Sindoor is a red powder applied on forehead and on the parting of hair by Hindu women. It is easy to make Sindoor at home provided if you have the right ingredients available. Here is a brief idea on how to make Sindoor at home. Things needed Turmeric – Gather original turmeric. Boil it and then dry it in sun. Slaked lime – a caustic substance produced by heating limestone. Water Powder the turmeric very well. Mix it with slaked lime. Add water. You will get a bright red color. Don’t make it too watery. Make sure that you mix all well. There should not be any small pieces in the mix. Make a lump like small chapati or poori ball. Dry it. Once dried break it and powder it again. You will get Sindoor.

Sri Sundara Raja Swamy Temple At Tirupati – Sri Varadaraja Swami temple At Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple Complex At Tiruchanur

The temple of Lord Sri Sundara Raja Swami is a sub-shrine in the Sri Padmavathi Ammavari temple complex at Tiruchanur in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Goddess Padmavati is the Consort of Sri Venkateswara of Alamelumangapuram, Tiruchanur. This temple of Sri Sundararaja Swami is also known as Sri Varadaraja Swami temple and the Lord gives darshan to devotees along with his two consorts Sri Devi and Bhu Devi. As Sri Sundara Raja, Lord Vishnu is the handsome beautiful ruler in the universe. The temple was built during 16th Century AD as the stone inscriptions of 1541 AD and 1547 AD make mention of the Rathotsava (Car Festival) of Sri Varadaraja Swami and brahmotsavams.  The Main Murti Of Sri Sundara Raja Swamy Worshipped In the Sanctum Sanctorum of the temple the main murti of Sundararaja Swami or Varadaraja Swami appears as Sthanaka Murti or as an idol in standing posture with four hands. In the upper two hands he holds Sudarshana Chakra and Panchajanya and the lower right hand is i

Why Narmada River is known as Surasa? - Does The Name Connect River With Vedas?

Surasa is one among the numerous names of Narmada River. This holy river in Hinduism is known as Surasa because her waters destroy sin and pollution. Rasa means water. Legend has it that once the sweat of Lord Shiva started gathering in a pond and it flowed down to earth to form Narmada River. Another story says that River Narmada and River Sone were created from two teardrops of Lord Brahma, which fell on earth. Surasa Name Of Narmada Connects It With Rig Veda There is no direct reference to Narmada River in Rig Veda. As per Rig Veda, the Rasa is a river where the Panis, the enemies of Indra reside (Rig Veda X.108.1-2). Panis take away the wealth of Indra and the Devas have to cross the river to gain back the wealth. There is an association of the Rasa with the Narmada River. The river is associated with some of the oldest Vedic kings. According to Vishnu Purana, Narmada married King Purukutsa, who defeated her enemies across the region of Rasatala. She had a son by

Hindu Teachings on Purity of Mind

A small collection of quotes on purity of mind based on Hindu teachings. One cannot see God without purity of heart. Through attachment to woman and gold the mind has become stained – covered with dirt, as it were. A magnet cannot attract a needle if the needle is covered with mud. Wash away the mud and the magnet will draw it. Likewise, the dirt of the mind can be washed away with the tears of our eyes. This stain is removed if one sheds tears of repentance and says, ‘O God, I shall never again do such a thing.’ There upon God, who is like the magnet, draws Himself the mind, which is like the needle. (The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, 173 – 4). The mind’s true home is the natural purity and simplicity of Reality. This primordial abode must never for a moment be forgotten as we carry out our multileveled responsibilities for humankind. (Sri Ramakrishna) Where is God? He is where the world is not. If you wish to go to God, you must turn your back on the world. The senses must be