INTRODUCTION : Prahalada contains very good divine qualities, which we must have to observe in this today’s world. Before his birth itself, from the womb of his mother Kayadu, he cultivated the Bhakti on Lord Vishnu, since Rishi Narada used to tell bhakti stories on Lord Vishnu to his mother. After his birth, when he was learning his studies about the ways to become a successive king, he ignored that, and began to preach Vishnu Bhakti among his fellow students, and encouraged them to develop bhakti on Lord Vishnu, and by the way he changed the minds of the students, and made them into pur..
INTRODUCTION : Guru Raghavendra is a famous Hindu saint, and he is the universal guru, who blesses all of his devotees, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion. His Samadhi shrine is situated at Mantralayam, and every year the day in which he entered into Samadhi is celebrated as an Aradhana for three days in Mantralayam, and also in all other Raghavendra Mutts situated throughout India. During the time of Aradhana days, lot of devotees from all parts of India would visit the holy Mantralayam in order to get the glimpse of the Holy Guru. During those three days, Aradhana for ..
INTRODUCTION : The Sachyee Mata Temple is located in Osian, Rajasthan. This temple is believed to have been constructed by King Upendran during the 10th century AD. Ma Sachyee is also known as Shri Osiya Mataji, and she is classified as one of the seven forms of Ma Shakti Devi, and she is also considered to be an aspect of Ma Shakti Devi. In this temple, ancient idols, and paintings of various deities are available. As per ancient legend, Goddess Sachi is also known as Indrani, and she is the consort of Lord Indra.Annual festival during Navaratri would be celebrated in a grand manner at t..
INTRODUCTION : Saraneshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient famous Shiva temple, and it is located in Rajasthan. Lord Saraneshwara is the Kula deva for many ancient kings in Rajasthan, and still he is the Kula Deva for some community people in Rajasthan. Major renovation works were done to this temple during the16th century. A big Hanuman Idol welcomes us to the temple, and it is located in the outside of the temple. Along with the main Shiva Linga, hundreds of Shiva Lingas are found inside the temple. Few temple elephants also can be found nearby the entrance of the temple, and it warml..
INTRODUCTION : Vaikunta is the abode of Lord Vishnu who is considered as one of the chief deities in Hinduism. He is living in the Vaikunta along with his consort Ma Lakshmi, and Lord Garuda is his divine vehicle. Great Rishis like Narada and Tumburu would frequently visit Vaikunta, and would sing in praise of Lord Vishnu. It is very far away from the earth, and we cannot see it in our ordinary eyes. In Vaikunta, only blessed souls can live and worship Lord Vishnu and Ma Lakshmi. Though we cannot visit Vaikunta in this birth, at least by visiting the holy Tirumala hills and worshippi..
INTRODUCTION : Swarga also known as Indra Loka, is one of the Divine Lokas in Hinduism, and Lord Indra rules this Divine Loka. It contains great beauty similar to Brahma Loka, also called as Sathya Loka. Those who do good karmic deeds would live in the Swarga Loka for a long period of time. Ancient righteous kings and sages and their consorts are still living in this Swarga Loka by enjoying all sorts of comforts in their life.Those who come here after their death, would get a shining body, and can attain the status of the demi-god in the heaven. They can live in the palaces allocate..
INTRODUCTION : Brahmaloka also called as Satya Loka is the abode of Lord Brahma and Ma Saraswati. Lord Brahma is the creator of all the living beings in the world, and he is the main father of everybody. Ma Saraswathi is considered as the goddess of education and wisdom, and she gives good knowledge, courage and good memory power to her devotees. Apart from Brahma and Saraswathi, in the Brahma Loka, famous saints and sons of Lord Brahma like Pulastiya, Manu and Daksha Bhagavan are living. Only a few of us would get an opportunity to live in the Brahma Loka. For living in the Brahma l..
INTRODUCTION : Ramdevji, (1352–1385AD) is a guardian and a village deity of Rajasthan. He was a famous king, who contained super natural powers, and with the powers he raised the standard of living of his people, and also removed the caste discrimination which prevailed among various communities in Rajasthan during his period. He is worshiped by the people of Rajasthan as their Ishta Devata. He contains the features of Lord Vishnu.In Rajasthan, Ramdev is the main deity for certain community people, and his festival is grandly celebrated during the period (August – Septem..
INTRODUCTION : Varuni, also known as Jaladevi, is the consort of Lord Varuna, and she is the goddess of wine. In some Hindu temple sculptures, Varuni is found along with Varuna. She is described in the Vedas and Hindu Sacred texts. She is also considered as an incarnation of Mata Lakshmi.According to the legend, Varuni was formed during the churning of the divine ocean, and got married to Varuna. She is considered as a Yogini. She resides in the Varuna Loka, which is situated in the bottom of the ocean. Both of them are controlled by Lord Indra Bhagawan.Varuni acts as a dutiful wife for h..
INTRODUCTION : Vimana also called as Pushpaka Vimana is the ancient flying chariots, which contains supreme powers, and the details about it were mentioned in ancient Vedas and in Puranas. Among the Pushpaka Vimanas, Pushpaka Vimana owned by Lord Kubera is very powerful, and it would allow the people in the entire earth to enter into it, since when large number of people enters into the Vimana, it would automatically enlarges its size. This Vimana was gifted to Kubera by Lord Shiva, in appreciation to his bhakti.During the Treta Yuga, Ravana forcibly took this Vimana from Kubera, and afte..