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Weapons associated with Lord Vishnu

The weapons associated with Lord Vishnu are: Kaumodaki – Mace of Vishnu. It can destroy anything in the universe. Sudarshana Chakra – The discus of Vishnu. It contains the power of sun. It flies on the command of Vishnu and it can be only stopped by Him. Sharanga – the bow of Vishnu Nandaka – the sword of Vishnu. Narayanastra – arrow. Can create a shower of arrows. It could only be used once. Vishnu blesses his devotee with the arrow. Vaishnavastra – arrow. Infallible. It could only be used once. Vishnu blesses his devotee with the arrow.

Udinur Kshetrapalaka Temple - Gods Worshiped - History - Festival

Udinur Kshetrapalaka temple is located on the Thrikkaripur – Cheruvathoor road in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The main festival in the temple is observed for 9 days starting from Karthika nakshatra in Makaram month. The festival in the shrine is referred to as Pattutsavam. During the festival the two main deities in the temple are transferred to two swords and are taken in procession. Udinur Kshetrapalaka temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The main deities worshiped in the temple are Kshetrapalaka and Goddess Kalaratri. Both the deities face east. The Upa Devatas in the temple are Padalakkara Bhagavathi and Vadakhbavathukal Bhagavathi. Kalaratri is worshipped in Manithunu. The deity is the Kuladevata of Allada Swaroopam belonging to Manoon Swaroopam which ruled the area during the period of Kolathiri. The Kshetrapalaka of the temple is believed to have reached the temple from Kodungallur.

Udayamangalam Mahavishnu Temple - Story - Festival - Upa Devatas

Udayamangalam Mahavishnu temple is located at Uduma on the Chandragiri – Kasaragod road in Kasaragod district, Kerala. The main festival of the temple begins on the Vishu day and lasts for 7 days. The belief is that Hanuman who was traveling from Kashi with Salagram reached the spot where the present day temple is located. When he reached the place sunrise happened and therefore Hanuman decided to install the Salagram here. The present temple is located around 1.5 kilometer from the original temple associated with Hanuman. The main deity is Mahavishnu and he faces east. The upa devatas in the temple are Ganapathy, Ayyappa, Hanuman and Mahalakshmi.

Snataka In Hinduism

Snataka is the term used to refer to the intermediary stage of life between pupilage and householder in Hinduism. This intermediary stage of life is recognized even in the Vedic lore (Satapatha Brahmana 12-1-1-10). The completion of Brahmacharya stage is indicated by the performance of snana, a ritual to be conducted under the guidance of the master at an auspicious time. This ritual is also termed samavartana or aplavana. After this, he is freed from the special rules binding the actions/conduct of a student brahmachari. The new set of rules that become applicable to him are called the rules of a snataka. This is indicated by the new dress code suggested to him. These rules are almost similar to those prescribed for a married person or grhastha. Three types of Snatakas are recognized: Vidya Snataka, one who has finished the Vedic studies, but not gone through the vratas Vrata Snataka, one who has completed his tenure of stay at gurukula, but not completed the study of th

To Chase Your Dreams You Need To Have These Qualities

If you want to achieve your dream, you need to break the natural order of things. Dreams are never achieved when you follow a set pattern or by staying in the comfort zone. Following your dream means, you will walk a path that is not followed by the majority. To walk a different path you need courage and conviction. As no one has walked before in the path, there will be difficulties and problems. You might fall and break a bone or two in the process. This is natural when you follow your dream. You will face stiff resistance from people who are used to set pattern. There will be pressure from family to follow the order. Relationships will come under strain. The path will never be an easy one. You need to be prepared for conflict and disruption. Never take the path if you are not prepared to face the difficulties. One needs to be prepared to face and overcome bitter opposition, loneliness, accusations, mockery, financial difficulties, abandonment… Your friends, rel

17 December 2020 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 17 December 2020 – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 5:53 PM on December 17. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 5:17 PM on December 18. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 17, 2020 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttarashada or Uthradam Nakshatra till 10:05 PM on December 17. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruvonam Nakshatra till 10:11 PM on December 18. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajastha