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Story Of Shakambari Devi And Demon Durgamma

The story of Shakambari Devi and Demon Durgamma is found in the Sri Devi Bhagavatam and Chandi Saptashati. The story is that an asura named Durgamma did tapas for 1,000 years to get a boon from Brahma by which he appropriated all the Vedic powers and knowledge of Vedas and sages. As a result, all yajnas, pujas, chanting of Vedic hymns ground to a halt. On account of the reign of terror unleashed by the arrogant Durgamma, water sources dried up leading to severe famine on earth for 100 years. All living beings including sages, humans, gods and goddesses realized that only Mother Goddess Shakti could save them and prayed to her for deliverance from misery and suffering. The ever benevolent and compassionate Goddess Durga appeared as Shakambari Devi and created water and vegetables and fruits form her body for the hungry and thirsty living beings. She also caused rains to facilitate good crops and harvest. She then killed Durgamma and rid the world of his menace. God

Mithuna – The Male – Female Auspicious Symbol in Hinduism

The male – female auspicious symbols in Hinduism is known as Mithuna and from time immemorial it is connected to Shiva, the cosmic male and his Shakti, eternal feminine. In ancient fertility rituals male-female pair used to copulate in the field to ensure bumper crop. Fertility of humans is transferred to nature and vice versa. Hence in Indian art male-female couple, Mithuna, in various stages of intimacy is considered auspicious. All kinds of Tantric sadhanas are based on this principle. Upanishads state that Ananda or bliss itself is Brahman, the supreme godhead. Coming together of male and female is ultimate symbol of bliss, hence of Brahman, the god of gods, Mahadeva. Male and female together is the source of bliss or ananda for both physical and spiritual.

Kaalan In Malayalam – God Of Death In Hindu Religion In Kerala

Kaalan or Kalan in Malayalam is the god of death. He is the same as Yama or Yaman or Dharmaputra. The god of death in Hindu religion in Kerala is described as having a scary body and ferocious body. He puts an end to all living beings in the universe. Kaalan concept is fearful and inauspicious for those who believe that death is fearful and painful. Father of Kaalan is Vivasva and his mother is Samja (daughter of Vishwakarma). He has two sisters – Yami and Yamuna – and a brother – Shani. Wife of Kalan is Dumorna. Kaalan is the lord of south. His body color is green and wears red color clothes. He has a limb on one leg. His vehicle is male buffalo (Pothu). He sits atop the buffalo holding pasha (rope) and danda (royal stick). Sometimes instead of the stick he holds mace (gada). Kaalan resides in a huge palace known as Kalichi and it has 1000 pillars. In the palace, he sits on a throne known as Vicharabhu. The palace is guarded by two huge and ferocious dogs with four eyes. The lieutenan

Sri Ramakrishna On Incarnation – Avatar

Thoughts on incarnation or avatar by Sri Ramakrishna. It is compiled from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna There is only One without a second. The Vedas speak of It as ‘Om Sachidananda Brahma’, the Puranas as ‘Om Sachidananda Krishna’, and the Tantra as ‘Om Sachidananda Shiva.’ From that one Om have sprung ‘Om Shiva’, ‘Om Kali’, and ‘Om Krishna’. The Incarnation (Avatara) is the play of the Absolute as man. Do you know how the Absolute plays as man? It is like the rushing down of water from a big roof through a pipe; the power of Satchidananda—nay, Satchidananda Itself—descends through the conduit of a human form as water descends through the pipe. God’s play on earth as an Incarnation is the manifestation of the glory of the Chit Shakti, the Divine Power. Brahman alone is real and the world illusory—that is reasoning. And everything but Brahman is like a dream. But this is an extremely difficult path….That is why God incarnates Himself as man and

5 January 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 5 January 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:47 AM on January 5. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:49 AM on January 6. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 5, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 4:57 PM.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 5:38 PM on January 5. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 4:12PM on January 6. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Uttara P