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Emusha Form Of Vishnu

Emusha form of Vishnu is the celestial boar. In this divine incarnation, Vishnu ploughed up the earth, which was lying under the cosmic waters. Emusha is also another name of Varaha and the name is found in the Vedas. As per some accounts, Emusha ploughed up Mount Meru with his might tusks and brought it to the surface. This was later used by Asuras and Devas for the cosmic churn. Emusha is a name also found in the Rig Veda, Satapatha Brahmana, Atharva Veda and Taittiriya Samhita and Kathaka Samhita. Here too a big bar whose flanks stretched across raised earth up. Different Stories Of Emusha As per some narratives, Vishnu scooped up earth with is tusks from the bottom of the sea and spread it on a lotus leaf to create the earth. (Brahmanas) As per Vishnu Purana, demon Hiranyaksha dragged the earth goddess Bhudevi under the sea. Vishnu emerged from Brahma’s nostril in the form of a boar, plunged into the sea, gored the demon to death, placed Bhudevi on his snout and raised her

Gaya Shradh Places - After Death Ritual Places In Gaya - Bihar

Millions of Hindus perform Pind daan and other Shradh rituals at the famous  Vishnupad   Temple  at  Gaya  in  Bihar  during the Pitru Paksha period (September – October). There are numerous other places in Gaya in Bihar where Shradh and other Funeral Rituals can be performed. The spots where the rituals are performed are known as Vedis. Here are the Vedis in Gaya where Rituals Dedicated to Dead can be performed: 1) Poonpoon Charan Puja  2) Jiwha loll  3) Kartikpada 4) Mat Gowapi 5) Munda Pristha 6) Falgu River 7)  Gajadhar Ji 8) Dhadikhagni 9) Go pada 10 ) Adi Gaya 11) Brahma Kund 12) Saraswati 13) Garpashagni 14) Agastha Pada 15) Dhout Pada 16) Pretshilla 17) Dharmaranya 18) Ahabaniagni 19) Indrapada 20) Bhim Gaya 21) Ram Shila 22) Bodhgaya 23) Suryapada 24) Kashyapada 25) Go Prachar 26) Ram Kund  27) Brahma Sarovar 28) Chandrapada 29) Gajakarna 30) Gada loll 31) Kagbali 32) Ganeshpada 33) Ramgaya 34) Dhud Tarpan 35) Uttarmanas 36) Amrasichen 37) Sandyagnipada 3

Mangalagiri Temple - Panakala Narasimha Swamy Temple

Mangalagiri is located 13 km southeast of Vijayawada in Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. The holy and auspicious hill is a famous Vaishnava center. Mangalagiri Temple is dedicated to Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu and is popularly known as Panakala Narasimha Swamy Temple . Mangalagiri hill is also known as Thotadri. There are three Narasimha Temples in Mangalagiri Panakala Narasimha Swamy on the hill. Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy at the foot of the hill. Gandala Narasimha Swamy at the top of the hill The most popular shrine is Panakala Narasimha Swamy Temple . Panakala means jaggery water. There is no murti of the deity in the temple. There is only a wide mouth which is about 15 cm long. The mouth is covered by metal face. The main offering in the temple is jaggery water. Devotees pour jaggery water into the mouth. One can hear gargling sound as the Lord is drinking the offering. Irrespective of the quantity offered, half of the panakam that is offered

To Eliminate Weaknesses Be Aware Of It

We all have weaknesses, bad habits and negative traits, the only way to eliminate them is to be aware of them and to accept them and to work tirelessly towards their removal. Some bad habits are physically visible like smoking, drinking, lust etc… Sometimes we must be not even aware that we have bad personality traits. We can have any one or more of the following negative traits messy, lazy, selfish, egotist, shy, always distracted, cynical, pessimist, overreacting… Therefore, we need to accept our weaknesses – those we are aware off and those are not aware off. When we know something is wrong, we will make an effort to rectify it. Once we pay attention to a particular weakness, we will soon find numerous solutions to a host of issues we are facing. Be honest…for example if we are shy then accept it. Do not try to cover it up. Work slowly towards getting rid of it. We cannot work with a broken machine for long time. We will need to fix it sooner or later. If we are n