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Elephanta Caves in Hindu Religion – Importance of Elephanta Caves in Hinduism

Elephanta Caves represents Hindu religion related sculptural art at its best. What Artistically and stylistically, the sculptures and the caves can be ascribed to the Kalachuri Kings (600 AD), who were staunch devotees of Hindu God Shiva. This small group of seven Puranic caves is of great importance to Hinduism for its sculptures of exceptional grandeur. The caves are home to Trimurti Shiva – three headed bust of Shiva. The pain, the effort and the struggle Hindu sculptors undertook to give form to the formless is simply awesome. No words are enough to define the beauty and craftsmanship of the sculptures in the caves. Shiva as Mahayogi In Elephanta Caves Elephanta caves, locally known as Gharapuri (city of forts), is a small island, nine kilometers west of city of Mumbai. The caves are reached by boat in about an hour from the world famous Gateway of India. How Elephanta Caves Got Its Name? When the Portuguese captured Mumbai from the king of Gujarat, they named i

Draupadi And Subhadra – Rebirth Of Girl Child Slipped Out Of The Hands of Kansa

The night Sri Krishna was born in prison, Yashoda had given birth to a girl child at Gokul across the Yamuna River. Vasudeva placed baby Krishna, who was dark as the darkest night, near Yashoda and took the girl child to the prison. Kansa who arrived at the prison was surprised to see a girl child instead of a boy, who was to annihilate him. Kansa lifted the girl child to smash it on the ground. But the child slipped out of the hands of Kansa and flew up into the sky. Suddenly the girl child turned into a goddess whose luster was like a million suns. Her eight arms held eight different weapons. She announced that the killer of Kansa was still alive and Kansa would die as foretold. There are some stories in certain regions which believe that the little girl was later reborn as Devaki and Vasudeva daughter – Subhadra. Some stories suggest that the girl child was later reborn as Draupadi, wife of the Pandavas. This folklore is prominent in Puri in Odisha. It must

Read This Line from Hanuman Chalisa to Please Kuber – Yama and Hanuman Ji

Kuber is the Lord of all the wealth on earth. An easy way to please and get his blessings is to chant the Hanuman Chalisa. If you cannot chant the entire Hanuman Chalisa daily then you can chant a particular line from it and this will help in getting the blessing of Kuber, Yama and Hanuman Ji. The line from Hanuman Chalisa जम कुबेर दिगपाल जहां ते। कवि कोबिद कहि सके कहां ते।। How To Chant The Line? This line should be chanted facing the south side for three months without a break. The line should be chanted 108 times daily preferably in the morning. You can keep Dhanalakshmi conch with you while chanting.  After three months, keep this in locker, or where you regularly keep money. On every Tuesday, while chanting the mantra you should offer kheer as bhog. This should be later consumed by family members. On Tuesday, you can also keep a Kuber Yantra on a red color cloth.

Do Not Overlook The Little Battles in Life

For many of us life is a big battle. We have this goal to be achieved and several desires to be fulfilled. While preparing for the big battles in life, we ignore the small little battles in life. Little victories are very important as they give us the motivation to achieve great goals. Everyone has to take the first little step to climb the mountain. Take a single step towards the goal. Do not retreat seeing the size of the mountain. It can be conquered through a step at a time. Always take small steps towards your goal. But those small steps should be firm. There should be determination in them. There should be courage and never-say-die attitude. Do not be disillusioned by past failures. Do not waste your present by the never-ending thought of – to do or not to do. Stop all fears about future. Take the first small step towards your goal. And all your small steps should be smart steps. www.hindu-blog.com Abhilash