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Kumarasambhavam of Kalidasa – Story and Importance of Kumarasambhavam

Kumarasambhavam of Kalidasa is a mahakavya – epic poem – in eight cantos. Kumarasambhavam is of great importance because the story deals with the marriage of Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The marriage was necessary to save the universe as only through the marriage can Kumara take birth. From the divine union appeared Kumara, Muruga or Kartikeya, to destroy Tarakasura. Story of Kumarasambhavam                                         Shiva was engrossed in self-contemplation after the death of Mata Sati. Demon Tarakasura was creating havoc in the world after getting the boon that he can be only annihilated by a son born of Shiva. Mata Sati, takes the form of Goddess Parvati, is born again on earth as the daughter of Himavan, the mountain king. From a young age, she dedicates herself to serving Shiva who was meditating in the mountains. Indra, the king of Devas, suffered huge setbacks in the battle against Demon Tarakasura. With Shiva showing no interest in Goddess Par

Maremma Temple At Chengareddypalle Near Renigunta In Andhra Pradesh

Chengareddypalle Sri Maremma Temple is located around 1 km from Renigunta on the road to Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh. Sri Maremma in this village is a goddess of infinite powers, fulfilling the prayers of the devotees, accepting their worship and offerings. History Of Maremma Temple At Chengareddypalle   Prior to 1973, a Naga Devatha with the form of a snake used to live in an ant-hill beneath a Neem Tree. Every year in April-May, the villagers used to raise an image of the goddess with neem berries and set up a temporary shelter with neem branches and bamboo sticks. Villagers would cook pongal as the offering. They would also prepare special offerings and celebrate the festival. When the temple construction started twin tortoises appeared alive here. This was due to the power of Grace from Goddess Maremma who happens to be the sister of Lord Vishnu. Kurma avatar is a guardian deity of the temple. The present temple was consecrated on 14th of February, 1977. Renovation was

Temporary Happiness Vs True Happiness - Aim For Supreme Bliss

Majority of us are satisfied with temporary happiness. This we get from materialistic things, relations and numerous other sources. The life of short-term happiness is very short and we are again in search for it. Temporary happiness also brings with it sorrow, misery, anger, frustration…a whole lot of problems. We all want to fall into a set pattern. We aim to please many people. We want to be in the good books. We want other people to praise us and notice us. We want recognition. We want to be listened to and obeyed. These and many more such expectations are part of temporary happiness. Fear is a product of this impermanent happiness. We achieve success and are happy. Next moment we are sacred whether we will lose all this. Fear sets in. Tension follows. We try all means to cling to that which is not permanent. How can we keep that which is fleeting? It is not possible but we try fail…get disillusioned…we live in the past…become diseased…some commit suicide…some become men