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Story Of Dantavakra Killed By Sri Krishna

Story Of Dantavakra is found in the Vishnu Purana, Mahabharata and some editions of Srimad Bhagavad Purana. Dantavakran or Dantavaktran was the incarnation of Vijaya who along with Jaya were the gatekeepers Vaikunta. They were cursed to be born on earth as demons in each yuga. In Dwapara Yuga, when Sri Krishna was on earth they were born as Shishupala and Dantavakra. As per Padma Purana (VI.274.16-7), he was a king of in the Chaidya lineage. As per Vishnu Purana, his mother was Shrutadevi, who was the sister of Kunti, mother of Pandavas, and Vasudeva, father of Sri Krishna. As per Vishnu Purana (IV.XIV.40) and Srimad Bhagavata Purana (X.78.5-6) his father was Vriddhasharman. Shishupala was a relative of Dantavakra. Dantavakra was a friend and ally of Shishupala, Jarasandha, Kamsa, Salva and Paundraka. He always considered Sri Krishna as his enemy. As per Mahabharata, he was defeated by Sahadeva. The Pandavas gave back his throne after he accepted the emperor status of Yudhishtira. But

Vamanapuram Perunthra Bhagavathy Temple – Festival

Vamanapuram Perunthra Bhagavathy Temple is located near Vamanapuram in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual festival in the temple begins with kodiyettam on Thiruvathira nakshatra day in Makaram month (January – February). This is a beautiful small temple with a square sanctum sanctorum – chathura sreekovil, kodimaram (dhwaja or flag post), kall vilakkukal and chuttambalam. Kerala temple art forms, procession, traditional dance, melam, kettukazhcha or floats and caparisoned elephants are part of the festival. Utsava bali, annadanam, ootu etc are part of the festival. The festival ends with Arattu. The temple also observes Ramayana masam, Navratri and Thrikarthika festival.

Mysore Chamundi Hills Nandi Facts – Height – Age

Divine Nandi Bull, the vehicle of Shiva, is synonymous with the Chamundi hills in Mysore. Here is a look at some of the important facts of Nandi atop the Chamundi Hill. Chamundi Hills Nandi is 25 ft. long and 16 ft. tall (7.5m long and 5m high). The impressive sculpture of Nandi stands halfway up Chamundi Hill and was carved in 1659 CE, from a single granite boulder. Nandi was built under the leadership of Dodda Devaraja, Wodeyar King, who ascended the throne in 1659 CE. Dodda Devaraja (1659–1673) was the thirteenth maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore. Pilgrims ascend more than 1000 steps to the summit of the 1,062-meter high Chamundi hill. The temple dedicated to Chamundeshwari is located atop of the hill. The colossal murti of divine Nandi is famous for its intricate carvings and brilliant finer details of bells and garlands. The expression on the face of Nandi is beyond description and it has to seen to be experienced. There is legend associated with the Nandi that it was

Thwashtavu In Hindu Religion

 Thwashtavu is a name widely used in Hindu scriptures. Numerous gods and goddesses in Hindu religion are known as Thwashtavu. It is the name of one of the prajapatis. As per Rig Veda (1.14.94), it was the name of a demon. As per Vishnu Purana (I chapter 15), Thwashtavu is one among the four sons of Vishwakarma, the architect of the universe. As per Agni Purana, a son of Sage Kashyapa and Surabhi was known by the name. As per Mahabharata, it is the name of a son Kashyapa Rishi and Aditi. It must be noted here that Kashpaya was a progenitor who had taken several wives to further the creation. Thwashtavu is also one among the numerous names of Vishnu, Brahma and Surya. And this name is used in the Puranas to mention them. It is also the name of king in the Bharata lineage. As per Mahabharata, Thwashtavu is also another name of Vishwakarma. As Vishwakarma was a carpenter and architect, he used to polish wood. Thus he was also a sculpture. Due to this he got the name Thwashtavu.

Kuruvattoor Pullatt Kavu Temple – Festival - Thira

Kuruvattoor Pullatt Kavu temple is located in Kuruvattoor village, Kozhikode district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Devi or Bhagavathy. The annual Prathishta dinam in the temple festival falls in Makaram month (January – February). The annual festival in the temple is held in Makaram month. The annual Thira festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam and is known as Kuruvattoor Pullatt Kavu Thira. This is a very small temple with a sreekovil. There are no other structures. It is an ancient family owned temple. The annual festival Kuruvattoor Pullatt Kavu is famous for pujas and rituals. Various veshams and kolams participate in the annual festival.

Act Playfully In The World For Happiness And Peace

Steady in the state of fullness which shines when all desires are given up, and peaceful in the state of freedom in life, act playfully in the world, O Raghava! Inwardly free from all desires, dispassionate and detached, but outwardly active in all directions, act playfully in the world, O Raghava! Outwardly full of zeal in action but free from any zeal at heart, active in appearance but inwardly peaceful, work playfully in the world, O Raghava! Free from egoism, with mind detached as in sleep, pure like the sky, ever untainted, act playfully in the world, O Raghava! Conducting yourself nobly and with kindly tenderness, outwardly conforming to conventions but inwardly renouncing all, act playfully in the world, O Raghava! Quite unattached at heart but for all appearance acting as if with attachment, inwardly cool but outwardly full of fervor, act playfully in the world, O Raghava! Teachings From Yoga Vasistha

12 January 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:27 PM on January 12. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 8:16 PM on January 13. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 12, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Bharani nakshatra till 3:57 PM on January 12. Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Karthika nakshatra till 6:13 PM on January 13. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajastha