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Satyanidhi Tirtha
INTRODUCTION :Satyanidhi Tirtha was a great Madhwa philosopher, Guru and saint. He served as the pontiff of Shri Uttaradi Mutt from 1638–1660. His birth name was Raghupathyacharya. His life history is available from the holy texts Gurucharya and Satyanidhivilasa.  He was born in a holy Brahmin family in Bijapur District at Karnataka. He studied the divine texts under a great scholar. He attained Samadhi in the year 1660, and his holy Brindavana is situated at Kurnool District. His guru was Satyavrata Tirtha, and his disciple and successor was Sri Satyanatha Tirtha. WORKS⦁ Bhedoj..
Satyabodha Tirtha
INTRODUCTION : Satyabodha Tirtha (1710-1783) was a Madhwa saint, and he was the pontiff of the Uttaradi Mutt and served during the period 1744- 1783. Satyabodha Tirtha was born in the year 1710 in Raichur at Karnataka in a pious Madhwa Brahmin family. His birth name was Ramacharya. He is considered as an incarnation of Rishi Markandeya. He was well versed in Hindu holy texts at his young age itself. Satyabodha Tirtha was a great saint and he was honoured by the kings belonging to different religions during his time.  Satyabodha Tirtha performed many miracles in the life of his d..
Satyadharma Tirtha
INTRODUCTION :Satyadharma Tirtha (1743-1830) was a Madhwa saint and philosopher, and he served as the pontiff of Uttaradi Mutt from 1797-1830. Satyadharma Tirtha was born in the year 1743 in Haveri district in Karnataka in a holy Madhwa family. His birth name was Purushottamacharya. His guru was Satyavara Tirtha and his disciple and successor was Satya Sankalpa Tirtha. He has written various devotional texts, and was widely praised for his good works. He attained Samadhi in the year 1830 at Shimoga, Karnataka. He considered himself as a slave of Lord Rama, and dedicated his life on singin..
Temple Vahanas
INTRODUCTION :Temple Vahanas would be found before the idol of the deities. Lord Nandikeswarar would be seated in a good looking posture, and he would keep on watching the idol of his divine master Lord Shiva, without even blinking his eyes. Similarly Lord Garuda also used to appear before the idol of Lord Vishnu. In Murugan temples, Mayura (Peacock) Vahana would be seen before the main idol of Lord Muruga, and similarly Mushika(Divine Mouse) would be seated before the shrine of Lord Ganesa.The Urchava Vahana Idol would be used during the procession of the idols. The Urchava deity would be sea..
Boro Maa
INTRODUCTION :Boro Maa (1918–2019) was a West Bengal spiritual saint. Her original name was Binapani Devi Thakur. She is believed to be an incarnation of Mata Parvati, and she is also called as universal mother by her devotees, and she was the head of the Organization Matua Mahasangha.  Boro Maa was born in 1918 in a village, in Bengal. In 1933, she had married to a pious young man, who was the great-grandson of Harichand Thakur, the founder of Matua Mahasangha. She was a great devotee of Lord Shiva, and used to regularly perform puja to the Shiva Lingam at the Shiva temple.After the deat..
SIGNIFICANCE OF VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM
INTRODUCTION :Varamahalakshmi Vrata is a festival dedicated to Mata Lakshmi Devi. It is a famous puja performed mainly by married women in India. 'Vara Lakshmi Vrata' is celebrated in the months of July–August.Varalakshmi Vrata is performed by married women for the goodness of their husband. It is believed that by worshiping Mata Lakshmi on this most auspicious day would bring all kinds of prosperities to our family.  Long ago, there lived a chaste and a pious woman called Charumathi in the present day Maharashtra. Due to her good nature, and by her sincere devotion, Mata Lakshmi appeared..
PIG IN HINDUISM
INTRODUCTIONPigs are worshipful animals according to Hinduism, since pigs contain the features of Lord Varaha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Once the demon, Hiranyaksha had thrown the earth into the ocean, and due to that, Lord Vishnu took the Varaha Avatar, and fought with the demon, and brought back the earth from the ocean, and placed the divine earth goddess, Bhudevi into the original position. Pigs are classified as black and white in colour. Black pigs looks very ugly, and used to eat dirty things, whereas, most of the white pigs are reared by the people in the villages, and used to kee..
Khetlaji
INTRODUCTIONKhetlaji is a village deity of Rajasthan. His main shrine is situated in the village Sonana in Rajasthan. The temple festival is held every year during May-June in honour of the great Khetlaji. Khetlaji is considered as the divine AMSHA of Lord Kala Bhairava, and he is the protector of the Rajasthani people. He is considered as an affectionate father god, and hence he is fondly called by his devotees as Pitaji. His other shrines are situated throughout Rajasthan. He is the Kula Deva of the Kataria community of people in Rajasthan. He is mainly worshiped during the marriage and birt..
Jackal
INTRODUCTION : Jackal is considered as the divine vehicle of Mata Chamunda, an incarnation of Mata Parvati Devi. In some pictures, Mata Kali also appears with her divine vehicle jackal. Jackals though are wild animals, but are considered as very clever animals, and they would mostly live in the forest and in burial grounds. As per Shiva Purana, while Lord Shiva roams in the burial grounds, along with his Bootha Ganas, lot of jackals would be present along with him, and they used to protect him. Jackals are also believed to be the divine vehicle of Lord Veerabadra, an avatar of Lord Shiva...
IMPORTANT PARVATI DEVI TEMPLES
1. KAMAKSHI AMMAN TEMPLE, KANCHIPURAMThe Goddess Kamakshi prevails in the form of Shakti. The Goddess is called as “Sri Kamakshi. Kanchi is also called as Satyavrita Kshetra . The Goddess worshipped Lord Siva by creating a mud idol in Kanchi. Though there are many Shiva temples in the city, the only temple to have the sanctorum of the goddess is ‘SRI KAMAKSHI AMMAN TEMPLE’. There are also eight other Shakti goddesses surrounding the temple.2. TRIPURA SUNDARI TEMPLE, TRIPURATripura Sundari Temple is situated in the ancient Udaipur, about 55 km from Agartala, it is believed to be one of the anci..
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