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Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2023 – Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap

Maharana Pratap Jayanti is annually observed in Hindu lunar month of Jyeshta. It is the birth anniversary celebrations of one of the greatest warriors in India who took on the Mughal rule in India . Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2023 date is May 22. Maharana Pratap (9 May 1540 – 29 January 1597) successfully defeated Mughal army and freed a large part of Rajasthan from Mughal rule. His battles against Mughal ruler Akbar are even today remembered for it ferocity and tactics used. Maharana Pratap was the only Rajput ruler who had not become a vassal of the Mughal Empire. Several treaty options with Mughals were turned down by the powerful Rajput ruler as he found them all as being subservient. Akbar’s army defeated the army of Maharana Pratap at the famous battle of Haldighati. But in a famous counterattack, the fierce warrior defeated the Mughals and recaptured the kingdom with the help of Bhils, a tribe in the region. The great warrior died in 1597 during a hunting exp

Subhadra In Mahabharat Facts– Sister Of Sri Krishna And Wife of Arjuna

Subhadra in Mahabharat is the sister of Bhagavan Sri Krishna and wife of Arjuna. The Kuru race survived through her. When every family member of Pandavas and Kauravas were killed in the Kurukshetra war, it was through her grandson, Parikshit, that Kuru clan was saved from extinction. Subhadra was the daughter of Vasudeva by his wife Devaki. He was the second wife of Arjuna. They had one valiant son named Abhimanyu. Parikshit was the son of Abhimanyu and Uttara. Bhadra is another name of Subhadra. Marriage of Subhadra During his one-year pilgrimage period in the Mahabharata, Arjuna visited Dwaraka, the abode of Sri Krishna, as a learned recluse. Subhadra was given the task of looking after the young recluse. He narrated to her stories about the exploits of Arjuna. Subhadra fell in love with Arjuna of his narrations. Finally, the young man had to reveal that he was Arjuna himself. Subhadra expressed her desire to marry Arjuna. However, it was difficult to convince Balaram

Neem Oil For Skin Diseases – How to Prepare Neem Oil? - Ancient Hindu Tradition

Neem Oil is a unique preparation made from neem leaves and Sesame Oil. It is a medicine for skin diseases in ancient hindu tradition. To prepare neem oil, neem leaves are pounded to extract their juice. Sesame oil and neem leaves juice is then mixed – equal amount. The mixture is heated till its volume is reduced to the original volume of oil. One has to ensure that the oil does not burn in the process. Neem oil can be applied for skin related ailments. Please note that neem oil is also extracted neem seed. This is done mostly by traders.

Daruja Linga – Shivling Made Of Wood

Daruja lingas are Shivlings made of wood. Wood of certain trees are only is used in the making of the linga. The wood of trees that are used to prepare Daruja linga are Shami, Madhuka, Karnikara, Manduka, Tinduka, Arjuna, Pippala, Udumbara, Khadira, Chandan, Sala, Bilva, Badara and Devadaru. It is also mentioned in some texts that wood of all trees that have barks can be used. Trees that have milky latex oozing out when cut is said to be ideal for making the linga. Jackfruit tree wood is widely used in South India for making lingas. Before cutting the tree for a making a Shivling, prayers have to be offered to the tree, Mother Earth, and all living beings residing on the tree. Permission is to be taken from the tree and the living beings residing on it. If the tree is hosting large number of birds, then the tree is to be avoided. One can also use only a big trunk of the tree for making Daruja Linga. So the entire need not be cut down. Details regarding the preparat

Information About Gangotri Temple Char Dham Yatra Himalayas

Gangotri Temple in Himalayas is part of the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand. It is located in Uttarkashi. Gangotri Temple architecture is influenced by Katyuri style and it has five small shikhars of 20 feet height. The shrine faces east and the first rays of sun falls on it. The sanctum sanctorum is built on a raised platform and has murtis of Goddess Ganga, the main deity, Goddess Yamuna , Mahalakshmi, Annapurna, Saraswati and Bhagirath. A murti of Adi Shankaracharya is also found here. Legend has it that King Bhagirath performed intense austerities here for 5500 years to bring Ganga down from heaven so that she can wash away the sins of his ancestors. Four other small shrines are located in the vicinity of the Gangotri Temple and they are dedicated to Shiva, Ganesha, Hanuman and Bhagirathi. Ganga is known as Bhagirathi at the source and later takes the name Ganga after the confluence with Alakananda River at Devprayag. The first aarti in the temple is performed a

Story Of Yogi Who Blinded Himself To Find God

There was a young man who fell in love with a prostitute in another village. There was a big river between the two villages, and this man, everyday, used to go to that girl, crossing this river in a ferry boat. One day the rain was pouring down. It was very dangerous to cross, no ferry boat, but his heart was becoming mad with love for the girl, so he would go. With the help of a log, he crossed the river, and getting to the other side dragged the log up, threw it on the bank and went to the house. The doors were closed. He knocked at the door, but the wind was howling, and nobody heard him. So he went found what he thought to be rope, hanging from the wall. By the help of that rope he climbed over the wall, missed his footing and fell. The girl came out and found the man in a faint. ‘How did you come into the house?’ He said, ‘Why, did not my love put that rope there?’ The rope was a cobra, whose least touch is death. The log was a festering dead body. The woman said,