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INTRODUCTIONRaghavendra Swamy is a great Guru, and he can also be treated as a Demi-god, since he is the incarnation of Lord Shankukarna, the Divine Attendant of Lord Brahma. But some of the devotees would call him as “KADAVULE”, “BHAGAVANE”, god, due to their staunch bhakti on him. As per the Madhwa Philosophy, Raghavendra Swamy must be considered only as a Guru, but, based on the significance of his previous avatars we can also consider him to be the Chief most demi-god, similar to the Prajapatis, Lord Daksha Bhagavan and Lord Manu. Most of his devotees believe him to be an incar..
INTRODUCTIONIf we carefully observe the deity of Lord Venkateswara, we could see two images of the snakes which were installed in a golden ornament, on the two shoulders of Lord Venkateswara. These snake images closely resemble Lord Adisesha, the Divine serpent bed of Lord Vishnu. As per legend, when Lord Vishnu came down to the earth in the form of Lord Venkateswara, the divine serpent bed Adisesha wanted to serve Lord Vishnu who was in the form of Lord Venkateswara. Hence as per his request, Lord Venkateswara made him as an ornament, also popularly known as Nagabarana, and began to ..
INTRODUCTIONSRI SUBRAMANYA CHALISAINTRODUCTIONSri Subramanya Chalisa is the famous text written in praise of Lord Subramanya, who is also called as Muruga, Karthikeya and Kumara. Sri Subramanya Chalisa describes the attributes and virtues of Lord Muruga, and it is written in a simple form.The contents present in the Holy Text, Sri Subramanya Chalisa is as follows:-Lord Subramanya has six faces. He applies sandal paste all over his body. He is the main source of divinity. His Vehicle is the beautiful peacock. He is the Son of Lord Shiva. He is the Chief of the Devas. He is the s..
INTRODUCTIONThe Skanda Guru Kavacham, also known as armour is written by Sri Santhanatha Swamigal, who was a great saint, staunch devotee and a slave to Lord Skanda. He has formed a wonderful temple for Lord Muruga, also called as Sri Skandasrama located near Salem.Similar to Sri Kanthar Sashti Kavasam, Sri Santhaanantha Swaamigal's "Skanda Guru Kavasam," is another popular Tamil Holy Text, which was written in praise of Lord Murugan by considering him as the Universal Divine Guru. Guru is a spiritual teacher, mentor and he is the one who removes the darkness of his discipl..
INTRODUCTIONThepperumanllur is located a few kilometres far away from Kumbakonam. In this place, there is a famous temple known as Sri Rudraksheswarar Temple, and here Lord Shiva is worshipped as Lord Rudraksheswarar and Ma Parvati is worshipped as Veda Nayaki. The temple opening timings are: Between 7 to 12 and Between 5 to 9. It is regarded that Lord Siva is in a happy state at this temple, and those who are not interested to take rebirth alone would be able to visit this temple. In other words, without the grace of Lord Siva, we cannot visit this temple. I have visited this wo..
INTRODUCTIONSri Chakra also known as Sri Yantra, is a form of Yantra which would be kept in some of the temples of Ma Shakti Devi. It gives great powers to the human body, and those who worship the Sri Chakra would get good memory power, good health, and they would be freed from their sins.Sri Chakra is also called as Mahameru, and this famous Yantra is mentioned in our holy Hindu texts like Vedas and Puranas. It is also believed that worshipping the Sri Chakra is similar to worshipping Ma Shakti Devi itself.In the following temples, the Sri Chakra was installed.⦁ Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchi..
INTRODUCTIONYashoda is the foster-mother of Lord Krishna and the wife of Nandagopal. She is mentioned in ancient Hindu texts. According to Bhagavata Purana, Krishna was born to Devaki, but he was    brought by his father Vasudeva to Gokulam, due to the evil act of Kamsa, and raised by Yashoda and Nandagopal. Yashoda is a kind hearted woman who has brought up Lord Krishna in a good manner. She also treated her neighbour’s children as her own children, and showed love and affection on each and every one. She got the opportunity to see the childhood plays and miracles of Lord Krish..
INTRODUCTIONRama also called as Srirama and Sriramachandra Moorthy, is an avatar of Lord Vishnu, and he is widely worshipped throughout the world by the Hindus. Lord Rama though he is considered as a supreme Lord, but didn’t utilise his powers unnecessarily during the period of his avatar. He is praised for his good qualities, and his significance is increasing day by day, and it would never diminish, since his humble servant Lord Hanuman is continuously chanting the Rama Mantra even still today at the Holy Mountain Kailash.BIRTHRama was born during the Treta Yuga to Ma Kaushalya and King Dash..
INTRODUCTIONAccording to Mahabharata, Kunti-Bhoja was the foster father of Kunti. Since he ruled the Kunti Kingdom, he was known as Kunti-Bhoja. Kunti was the daughter of King Shurasena but she was adopted by Kuntibhoja since he had no children. Kuntibhoja considered her as his own daughter and loved her very much. Kunti was very beautiful, pious and good natured woman, who was married to Pandu. Kunti-Bhoja is described in the Mahabharata as a great warrior king, and a generous person, and he was mentioned as a king with golden hands. During his period, all the crops were proper grown, an..
INTRODUCTIONKarenumati was the daughter of the king Shishupala of Chedi, and she was the sister of Dhrishtaketu. Her husband was Nakula and their son was, Niramitra. After Nakula, Niramitra ruled the Madra Kingdom. Karenumati was a pious and a chaste woman, who served as a dutiful wife to Nakula, one of the Pandavas. She had showered her love and affection on all other Pandavas, and she treated them as her own brothers. She had kept sincere bhakti on Lord Krishna, and she considered him as an avatar of Lord Vishnu.When Yudhishtra and other Pandavas went to the forest during their exile term, s..
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