What is Pushkar (lake) fair unknown facts

What is Pushkar (lake) fair unknown facts Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Pushkar is the name of a famous pilgrimage center known as Pushkara Kshetram (A pilgrimage place known as Pushkar) located in Rajasthan at around 17 km from Ajmer city. It is said and believed that the lake here known as Pushkara Sarovaram (Lake) was the creation by directly Sri Brahma Deva. On this Pushkara Sarovaram (Lake) banks, Sri Brahma Deva performed tapas (penance) for several thousands of years. Here, we can find one of the very few limited temples where Sri Brahma Deva been worshiped. Pushkar shows the 12 years time factor in Vedic terms. Pushkara or Pushkar or Pushkaram is a festival of a particular river celebrated once in 12 years based on the movement of the planet Brihaspati / Guru / Jupiter in the zodiac house. What is Pushkar? पुष्कर / ಪುಷ್ಕರ / puṣkara / Pushkara or Pushkar is a divine Sanskrit...
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What is Kumbh Mela and significance

What is Kumbh Mela and significance Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First of all, let us know what does the term 'कुंभ / ಕುಂಭ / Kumbh / Kumbha' signify: Literally, Kumbha means an auspicious water pot. It signifies a container and water in the pot. [Remember the KumbhKarna of Ramayana. He was the brother of Ravana. He is so called because he had huge ears (Karna) and those ears were in the shape of Kumbh (pots) and thus the name KumbhKarna.] In a religious parlance Kumbha is compared with a Kalash(a), which is nothing but a Pot (घट / ಘಟ / ghaṭa / Ghata) containing water with other divine ingredients. A Kalasha (or a Kumbha) is considered as highly divine and holy symbol in Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma). A Kalasha can generally be made out of the following material, that is, earthen (mud), copper, brass, silver, gold depending on one’s capacity and occasion. Also, Kumbha is...
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Why Tirupati (Tirumalai) is called Saptagiri Kshetram

Why Tirupati (Tirumalai) is called Saptagiri Kshetra Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Just before knowing about "Why Tirupati (Tirumalai) is called Saptagiri Kshetra?", let us have a brief about Tirupati (Tirumalai). Tirupati or Tirumalai is a divine city in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India. This divine city of Tirupati is located 750 km southwest of state's executive capital Visakhapatnam. This divine city of Tirupati is home to Bhagavan Sri Venkatesha / Srinivasa / Balaji, an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. This Kshetra (Pilgrimage place) is one of the eight 'Swayam vyakta kshetras' (Directly evolved pilgrimage place) dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. Bhagavan Sri Vishnu came down as Bhagavan Sri Srinivasa / Venkatesha to get marry to Sri Padmavati Devi, which he had promised to do so in the Treta Yuga, that is, as an avatar of Bhagavan Sri Rama. First of all let us know what is the meaning of 'Giri', 'Achala', 'Adri' and 'Parvata'...
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Bhadrachalam (Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy) temple significance

Bhadrachalam (Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy) temple significance Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Rama blessings to you and your family! The most divine Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy temple of Bhadrachalam (Also known as Sri Vaikuntha Rama Kshetram) is a pious and auspicious Hindu temple. Here the main deity is Bhagavan Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy, who is none other than the avatar of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu. Bhagavan Sri Vishnu took the avatar of Bhagavan Sri Rama as the 7th avatar, whereas the other avatars are: 1st is Sri Varaha Swamy, 2nd is Narasimha Swamy, 3rd is Sri Matsya, 4th is Sri Kurma, 5th is Sri Vamana, 6th is Sri Parashurama, 7th Sri Rama, 8th is Sri Krishna, 9th is Sri Buddha and 10th will be Sri Kalki (This avatar will happen at the end of Kali Yuga). The Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Rama, as said above, he is a prominent avatar of the Bhagavan Sri...
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What are Prayag (Prayagraj) unknown facts, significance (About Veni Daan)

What are Prayag (Prayagraj) unknown facts, significance (About Veni Daan)

What are Prayag (Prayagraj) unknown facts, significance (About Veni Daan) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First let us know the meaning of the word Prayag or Prayaga. Here Prayaaga = Pra + Yaaga = Pra + Yaag = first + Yaag (Yagna). It is said in Hindu Sanatana Dharma shastras (scriptures), Sri Brahma Deva, first chose a land on the earth to perform 'Prakrista Yaga' at the beginning of shrusti / creation and thus Sri Brahma Deva called it as a 'Teertha Raja',  That is, 'King of all pilgrimage centers’ and thus the name Prayagraj (Prayagaraja) name came into existence. Prayag or Prayagraj is a city in the State of Uttar Pradesh situated at the sangama (confluence) of the most sacred river Ganga and Yamuna rivers. With this anther river also exists as the invisible river known as Saraswati. Prayagraj is one of the great four sites of Kumbha Mela. The other three being Haridwar, Ujjain, and...
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What are Kashi (Varanasi) unknown facts, significance

What are Kashi (Varanasi) unknown facts, significance

What are Kashi (Varanasi) unknown facts, significance Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! First of all let us all know the meaning of the words Kashi, Varanasi and Banaras. Kashi means something bright, highly shining, illuminating, splendid, etc. In Sanskrit 'kaash' means to shine brightly. Thus total meaning of the word Kashi = Kaash (काश) + i (ई) = shining brightly + this place. Means, this is a place which shines very brightly. Varanasi - 'Varuna river with the Ganga river being to its north' and 'that of Asi (Assi) river and the Ganga river to its south', that means a place where Varuna river along with Ganga river is situated to the north. Similarly, Assi river along with Ganga river is situated to the south. Varanasi = Varana + asi = Varuna river + asi (assi) river, that is, this is a place where Varuna + Assi rivers flows along with Ganga...
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What is Karveerapur (Kollapur Mahalakshmi temple) significance

What is Karveerapur (Kollapur Mahalakshmi temple) significance

What is Karveerapur (Kollapur Mahalakshmi temple) significance Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi blessings to you and your family! About Karaveerapura (This Karaveerapura is today's Kolhapura in Maharashtra) Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi temple is located around 58 kms from Miraj town, Sangli district, Maharashtra, India. In Skanda Purana this place is referred as Karaveerapura / करवीरपुर / ಕರವೀರಪುರ / karavīrapura. Legend says, Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi came and stayed here at this place because of the anger caused by Brighu Maharshi when he hits Bhagavan Sri Vishnu's chest. Inside this same chest, the most divine chest of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, his loving consort Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi is staying and thus Bhagavan Sri Vishnu is known as 'श्रीवत्स / ಶ್ರೀವತ್ಸ / śrīvatsa / Srivasta'. Here Srivasta = Sri + Vasta = Maha Lakshmi Devi + Divine mole. The statue of the Goddess Mahalakshmi is made of gemstone and is considered to be at least 5000 to 6000 years...
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What is Arjuna pilgrimage story | Why Arjuna is dear to Sri Krishna | Importance of keeping one’s word

What is Arjuna pilgrimage story | Why Arjuna is dear to Sri Krishna | Importance of keeping one’s word

What is Arjuna pilgrimage story | Why Arjuna is dear to Sri Krishna | Importance of keeping one’s word Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! We all know that the pandavas left their kingdom for 13 long years for keeping up their word! Well, for Arjuna going away from the bhogas of a king, for the sake of truth, was not new. He did it once well before the aranyavaas. The story goes like this: The kalyaanam (marriage) of pandavas with Draupadi Devi was an unusual one as per the ordinary men are concerned. However, it was perfectly according to Dharma Shastras. In fact Draupadi Devi is one of the greatest pativratas and praised even by Bhagavan Krishna for her Dharma vartana. A few reasons to justify the kalyanam (marriage): 1. Kunti Devi, the mother of pandavas, who never knew what a lie was, gave her will. 2. Sri VedaVyaasa Maharshi, one of the avatar of Bhagavan Vishnu,...
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What is Dwarka mahatma (greatness)

What is Dwarka mahatma (greatness)

What is Dwarka mahatma (greatness) Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Dwarakadisha (Krishna) blessings to you and your family! Once few Rushi / Sages had some queries to Prahalada: Once, few sages asked Sutaji about the means by which Bhagavan Vishnu could be realized in Kaliyuga - the era dominated by sin and decaying moral values. Sutaji started by describing how Bhagavan Vishnu on seeing the prevalence of sin in Dvapara yuga had to take incarnation as Sri Krishna to liberate the world from the sinners. He also described in detail all the incidents culminating into the killings of many cruel demons - Kaaliya serpent, Chanura, Shishupaala and ogress like Putana and others. He gave in depth description of the events leading to the war of Mahabharata and how the infighting among the mighty Yadavas led to their destruction. He told them how a fowler (Jara - in earlier life he was Maharshi Bhrugu) mistook Sri Krishna's feet to be of a deer. Sutaji also...
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What are the Somnath Ling temple significances, Puranas basic details, Prabhas Teerth importance, Somanath different names

What are the Somnath Ling temple significances, Puranas basic details, Prabhas Teerth importance, Somanath different names

What are the Somnath Ling temple significances, Puranas basic details, Prabhas Teerth importance, Somanath different names Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Shiva blessings to you and your family! Once, while describing the origin of puranas, Sutaji told the sages who had assembled at Naimisharanya: 'Lord Shiva had first revealed the contents of Skanda purana to Parvati Devi at Kailash Mountain.' 'Sri Brahma Deva and few other deities were also present there at the time when Lord Shiva was narrating the tale.' 'Subsequently, Parvati Devi narrated this tale to Skanda, Skanda to Nandi and Nandi to sages like Sanaka, etc and finally Sanaka narrated it to Sri Veda Vyasa Ji.' 'Now I (Sutaji) am going to tell you the same tale which Sri Veda Vyasa had narrated to me.' Sutaji began by saying: 'During ancient times, Sri Brahma Deva once did a very austere penance resulting into the manifestation of all the four Vedas.' 'Later on, all the eighteen Puranas too appeared...
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