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Mysterious appearance of Sriyantra in Oregon USA

May 11 2017 0 Comments Tags: Facts, Lakshmi, sriyantra, stories, Symbols, yantra

The unexplained mystery of the Sri Yantra in Oregon , USA. In 1990 Air National Guard pilot Bill Miller noticed a strange formation on an Oregon dry lake bed that the Air National Guard frequently flew over on training missions. The massive formation is a quarter mile wide and is located 70 miles southeast of Burns, Oregon, in an area known as Mickey Basin.This Is Sriyantra found in one of the dried lake at Oregon in USA. It is 13 miles in length and width.  In his earlier round about 30 minutes before Miller first noticed the glyph, there had been no trace of this formation....

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Story of Shri Panduranga Vithal

Apr 26 2017 0 Comments Tags: Krishna, stories, Vishnu

Lord Vithal, or Panduranga Vittala, is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is worshipped in the world famous Pandarpur Rukmini Vithal Temple at Pandarpur in Maharashtra. There is an interesting story that explains about the incarnation of Lord Vithal at Pandarpur.Once a devotee named Pundalik was traveling to Kashi and reached the Ashram of Saint Kukkut. He asked the sage the way to Kashi. Kukkut Rishi said that he did not know the way to Kashi and he had never been there. Pundalik made fun of Kukkut Rishi for not knowing the way to Kashi and said that a holy...

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Navdurga ( नवदुर्गा )- The nine forms of Goddess Durga

Oct 08 2016 0 Comments Tags: Durga, Navdurga, Navratri, stories

पौराणिक मान्यता है कि शक्ति ही संसार का कारण है, जो अनेक रूपों में हमारे अंदर और आस-पास चर-अचर, जड़-चेतन, सजीव-निर्जीव सभी में अनेक रूपों में समाई है। शक्ति के इसी महत्व को जानते हुए हिन्दू धर्म के शास्त्र-पुराणों में शक्ति उपासना व जागरण की महिमा बताई गई है। जिससे मर्यादा और संयम के द्वारा शक्ति संचय व सदुपयोग का संदेश जुड़ा है। धार्मिक परंपराओं में नवरात्रि के रूप में प्रसिद्ध इस विशेष घड़ी में शक्ति की देवी के रूप में पूजा होती है। जिनमें शक्ति के 3 स्वरूप महाकाली, महालक्ष्मी, महासरस्वती प्रमुख रूप से पूजनीय है। जिनको बल, वैभव...

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Reference of Rudraksha in ancients texts

Jul 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: Purana, rudraksha, Shiva, stories

Bhagwat Puran Rudraksha subsist by the tear of lord Siva. According to the religious text Devi Bhagwat Puran there was a Demon known as Maya who was very strong and had divine energy and power. Due to these qualities he became proud and started to trouble deities and sages. No one was able to defeat this strong demon in war. He built three towns of three different metals. Towns were built by gold, silver and iron. These towns were non-destroyable and known as Tripur. After ruling these towns by him and his two brothers he was known as Tripurasur. He...

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Story of Tulsi

Jul 03 2016 0 Comments Tags: mythology, Parvati, Plants, stories, Tulsi, Vishnu

The story of Tulsi, the medicinal plant, begins with Indra, the Lord of the Heavens.   Lord Indra, was the king of the Devas. But he realized that people no longer looked up to him at the main God. This worried him a lot. He knew that people now looked up at Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva to guide them. Indra knew that he could not hope to confront Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu. They were after all the Gods of Creation and of Preservation. But Indra could not understand, why people liked Lord Shiva. He was after...

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Story of Lord Dattatreya

Jul 03 2016 0 Comments Tags: Dattatreya, mythology, stories

The story of Dattatreya is told in many Puranas. The story from Markandeya purana, chapter 15, is as follows:A brahmin named Kaushika was enchanted by a courtesan and lost his wealth, health etc. However, his wife, Shandili was faithful to him. She even carried him on her shoulders to the courtesans place. Once, by mistake, she stepped on Sage Mandavya and the sage cursed both of them to die by sunrise. Shandili prayed and appealed that the sun may never rise so that her husband would live. Her prayer was answered and the devas were in an uproar seeing the...

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Story of Maa Ganga

Jul 02 2016 1 Comment Tags: Ganga, mythology, stories

The source of Ganga is at Gaumukh (the shape of the ice formation is like a cow's mouth), where the mighty river emerges from the depths of Gangotri glacier. The Gangotri glacier is situated at the height of 4255 m above sea level and is approx 24 km in length and 7-8 km in width. Here the river is known as Bhagirathi after  King -Bhagirath. Rising in the icy caves of Gangotri glacier, the gushing , tossing and gurgling Bhagirathi starts its long journey downwards where later it joins river 'Alaknanda' and becomes Ganga.There are many legends associated with river Ganga, some of which...

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Birth of Coconut

Jul 02 2016 0 Comments Tags: Facts, mythology, Plants, stories

  It was the utmost desire of Sage Viswamitra to defeat his rival Sage Vashishtha. Though he never succeeded ,but he never become dejected. He keep on adding divine powers acquired by him after tapasya. At one time he become so powerful that he started creating many species. This was a threat to Lord Brahma. While Sage Vishwamitra was involved in creation of human species, Lord Brahma rushed towards him to stop. But he already created the head of human. So, the question arises what to do with the created portion. Lord Brahma named that head as “Sriphal” or coconut...

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Moon and Shiva

Jun 30 2016 0 Comments Tags: Chandra, moon, mythology, Shiva, stories

Parvati once asked Shiva, Lord, tell me, why do you wear a crescent moon on your forehead?  What is the story behind this? Shiva told her the story. Earlier, Parvati had been born as Sati, the daughter of Daksha.  As Sati, she had been married to Shiva.  Since Daksha insulted her husband Shiva, Sati gave up her life.  When Sati died, Shiva no longer found pleasure in anything.  He began to live in the forest and started to perform tapasya.  Such was the power of the tapasya that any trees or mountains that were near the place where Shiva was...

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Ekdanta Ganesha

Jun 27 2016 0 Comments Tags: Ganesha, mythology, stories

महाभारत विश्व का सबसे बड़ा महाकाव्य है। इसमें एक लाख से ज्यादा श्लोक हैं। महर्षि वेद व्यास के मुताबिक यह केवल राजा-रानियों की कहानी नहीं बल्कि धर्म, अर्थ, काम और मोक्ष की कथा है। इस ग्रंथ को लिखने के पीछे भी रोचक कथा है। कहा जाता है व लोकमान्यता है कि ब्रह्मा जी ने स्वप्न में ऋषि पराशार व सत्यवती के पुत्र महर्षि वेद्व्व्यास को महाभारत लिखने की प्रेरणा दी थी। महाभारत के रचनाकार आलोकिक शक्ति से सम्पन्न महर्षि वेद्व्व्यास त्रिकाल द्रष्टा थे । महर्षि व्यास ने यह काम स्वीकार कर लिया, लेकिन महर्षि वेद्व्व्यास के मस्तिष्क में जिस तीव्रता...

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Story of Garuda

Jun 17 2016 0 Comments Tags: Garuda, mythology, stories, Vishnu

Garuda is one of principal animal deities in the Hindu Mythology. Kashyap, Garuda's father, had two wives: Kadru, the elder, and Vinata, Garuda's mother ..the younger. There was great rivalry between the two wives.. Once, they had an argument over the color of the horse Uchchaisravas, produced during the churning of the Milk Ocean just after the time of creation. Each chose a color and laid a wager on her own choice. The one who lost would become the other's slave. Kadru proved to be right and, as part of the agreement, imprisoned Vinata in the nether regions, Patala, where...

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Importance of Lotus

Jun 17 2016 0 Comments Tags: Lakshmi, mythology, Plants, stories

The lotus is India’s national flower and rightly so. Not long ago, the lakes and ponds of India were full of many hued lotuses. The lotus is the symbol of truth, auspiciousness and beauty (satyam, shivam, sundaram). The Lord is also that nature and therefore, His various aspects are compared to a lotus (i.e. lotus-eyes, lotus feet, lotus hands, the lotus of the heart etc.). Our scriptures and ancient literature extol the beauty of the lotus. Art and architecture also portray the lotus in various decorative motifs and paintings. Many people have names of or related to the lotus :...

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Goddess Pratyangira

Jun 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: mythology, Pratyangira, stories

  In some images Goddess Pratyangira is shown with a dark complexion, ferocious in aspect, having a lion's face with reddened eyes and riding a lion, entirely nude or wearing black garments, she wears a garland of human skulls; her hair strands on end, and she holds a trident, a serpent in the form of a noose, a hand-drum and a skull in her four hands. She is also associated with Bhairava, and she has a variant form, namely Atharvana-Bhadra-Kali. She is also known by the name Narasimhi. Narasimha is an ugra or ferocious form of Narayana, or Vishnu. By drinking...

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Five Days of Diwali

Jun 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: Diwali, festivals, mythology, stories

Diwali, or Deepavali, is one of the biggest Indian festivals and also a major occassion in Nepal. The festival has great religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and the Nepalese. In India, Diwali is now considered to be more of a national festival, and is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith. It is commonly celebrated by decorating homes with lamps and candles, bursting of firecrackers and sparklers, eating sweets and other mouthwatering dishes, praying to Gods and Goddesses, observing religious rituals, wearing new dresses and sending wishes and gifts to one another.  The word "Divali/Diwali" is a variation of...

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Kamakhaya Mantras

Jun 05 2016 0 Comments Tags: Kamakhya, mantra, mythology, stories

Kamakhya is an important Tantric goddess that evolved in the Himalayan hills. She is closely identified with Kali and Maha Tripura Sundari. According to the Tantric texts (Kalikapurana Stotra, Yoginitantram) that are the basis for her worship at the Kamakhya temple, a 16th century temple in the Kamrup district of Assam. The temple remains one of the most important Shakta temples and Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. Kamakhya is a powerful and unique Divine Mother. Kamakhya, the Great Mother, Goddess whose origins go back to the ancient matrifocal tribes of Northeast India.She is associated strongly with the Dasha Mahavidyas,...

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