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Taratarini Temple At Berhampur in Odisha – Story Of Tara Tarini Mandir in Ganjam District

Goddess Tara Tarini is the ishta devata in Southern Odisha. The most popular Taratarini Temple is located around 30 km from Berhampur in Odisha. It is located atop Kumari hills (popularly known as Tara Tarini hill) on the banks of River Rushikulya near Purushottampur in Ganjam District. A 65 feet temple was built new without moving the centuries old deities from their original position. The newly built temple consists of a Mukhshala and Bhogmandap. The main stone murtis in the temple were worshipped from 1st century BC. One has to climb 999 steps to reach the small but beautiful and powerful Shakti shrine. There is also a motorable road to reach the top of the hill. Story Of Tara Tarini Mandir Legend has it that the breast of Goddess Sati fell here after the infamous Daksha Yajna mentioned in Hindu Puranas. The main murtis worshiped in the temple are carved out of two granite stones. They represent goddesses Tara and Tarini. The murtis are decorated with gold and s

Wheel Of Time In Hinduism – Kalachakra

Wheel of time in Hinduism is known as Kalachakra and it is a representation of the dynamic and eternal cycle of time in Indian tradition. The sun, as the eternal source of light, remains in the center of the wheel of time. Wheel Of Time In Hindu Scriptures On the sun’s axle is fixed a wheel of three naves, fives spokes and six peripheries, related to time (samvatsaramaye krtisnam kalachakram pratishtitham – Vishnu Purana VII.4). Again in Yoga Vasistha (III.16.43) : kshana nabhau spandamaye kalachakre vahati. The subdivisions of eternal time, from nimesha (the minutest moment) like a wheel and this constant or perpetual revolution is called Kalahakra (Sushruta Samhita, Sutra Sthana VI.8). Being a form of divine power, wheel of time is depicted as typically four headed or with 24 hands representing 24 hours. Kala Chakra In Yoga As an esoteric system of yoga sadhana, wheel of time helps to control the span of life. A yogi can unite the sun and the moon in his physical bo

Origin Of Saraswati River In Hindu Scriptures

The origins of the sacred Saraswati River are described in the Rig Veda, Puranas and the Mahabharata. As per the Rig Veda, Saraswati River has its origin in the Himalayas. As per the Skanda Purana, Saraswati River is believed to have originated from the Kamandalu, or water pot, of Brahma. As per the Vamana Purana, the river originated from the root of the peepal tree in Himalayas. This peepal tree is the eternal tree of life whose roots are said to be in heaven. As per Vedas, Saraswati River bestows bounty, fertility and riches. The Vedic rituals were performed on the banks of Saraswati River as she had purifying powers. She is also associated with medicine and healing. Satapatha Brahmana invokes her to heal sickness and is referred to as a healing medicine. In the Rig Veda, she and the Ashwins, twin gods often associated with healing, are said to heal Indra(10.131). She is invoked to cleanse the disease.

Four Face Rudraksha Mantra – Benefits

The mantra dedicated to Four Face Rudraksha helps in improving intelligence and studies. The prayer is be chanted while wearing the four face rudraksha and also daily while offering prayers. You should hold the Four Face Rudraksha and then chant the mantra. Char Mukhi Rudraksha Mantra in Hindi  ॐ व्रां क्राम ताम हां ई।  Benefits Of Four Face Rudraksha  The Rudraksha is good for students. It helps them with their studies. The four face Rudraksha is also ideal of people who are attending interview and competitive exams.  It helps in improving memory power. Good for singers as it improves speech and sound. Mental tensions are removed. Redemption of sin associated with killing of animals or other living beings. Spiritual insights and divine knowledge. It is used by some people to attain divine powers.

Aham Brahmasmi – I am Brahman – Mahavakyas In Upanishad

The Mahavakya – Aham Brahmasmi – I am Brahman is found in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad and is repeated twice. The context in which the statement is uttered is very interesting. The claim is made in the previous verse that through brahmavidya we shall become ‘all’. Ordinarily, we would assume the compound brahma-vidya means ‘knowledge of Brahman’. But here it seems to mean ‘the knowledge that Brahman itself possesses’, for the question is asked: ‘What exactly is that knowledge which Brahman possessed that allowed Brahman to become ‘all’ ?’ In reply we learn that it was the knowledge, ‘I am Brahman’ that allowed Brahman to become all. Then it is explained that the gods also became ‘all’ through that knowledge, as did the saints and sages. And whoever, in like manner, knows oneself as ‘I am Brahman’, becomes all this, that is, attains to some kind of state of oneness with all beings and the universe. Even the gods cannot prevent this realization, for such a person has become th