What are Ghati Subramanya unknown facts

What are Ghati Subramanya unknown facts Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Sri Subramanya blessings to you and your family! Just before going to know about "What are Ghati Subramanya unknown facts", let us have a brief about Lord Sri Subramanya. Lord Sri Subramanya is the second son of Lord Shiva and Sri Parvati Devi. The main cause for the birth of Lord Sri Subramanya was to slay the demon Tarakasura. Lord Sri Subramanya has two consorts and their names are Devasena or Devayani and Valli. Other names of Lord Sri Subramanya are Kartikeya, Skanda, Kumara, Murugan, Shanmukha, etc. His main abode is in Kailasha. His mount is a divine peacock. His day of worship is on Tuesdays. His loving color is red. Lord Sri Subramanya is a very popular Deity in Hindu Sanatana Dharma and he is worshiped across the country especially in South India. As said above, he is the younger son of Lord Shiva and...
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What is Udupi Paryaya meaning

What is Udupi Paryaya meaning Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Paryaya is a Sanskrit word and it is a Hindu Sanatana Dharma ritual which takes place on every alternate year. More importance is given in Sri Krishna Matha (Bhagavan Sri Krishna Temple) of Udupi, Karnataka. The pooja and administration of Sri Krishna Matha is distributed among the Swami Jis (Sanyasis / Seers) of Ashta Matha (8 Mathas), which was established by the divine and great Dvaita philosopher Sri Madhvacharya Ji. Every Swami Ji of each matha gets the auspicious chance to conduct pooja of Udupi Sri Krishna on rotation basis for every alternate year, that is, the Swamiji is changed every two years as per the Ashta Matha (8 Mathas). During the Paryaya period, the pooja and all the administration works of Sri Krishna Matha is handed over from one Swami Ji of one of Ashta Matha (8 Mathas) to the Swami...
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What are Naimisharanya unknown facts

What are Naimisharanya unknown facts Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Dear friends, now let us know about one of the most divine places of the world. Nowhere we can find a better and holy place like Naimisharanya. Just before going forward to know about the "What are Naimisharanya unknown facts", let us know the meaning of the word 'Naimisharanya' (नैमिषारण्य / ನೈಮಿಷಾರಣ್ಯ / naimiṣāraṇya). Here Naimisharanaya (naimiṣāraṇya) = Naimisha is the abode of Bhagavan Sri Vishnu by his own name Animisha (Animish). In Sri Vishnusahasra Nama shloka number 23, Bhagavan Sri Vishnu is known as Animisha (अनिमिष / ಅನಿಮಿಷ / animiṣa). Here Animisha means, Bhagavan Sri Vishnu is the one who is alway alert, highly vigilant, always proactive awake, he is the wisest of all etc. Here below Sri Vishnusahasra Nama Shloka for the name Animisha: गुरुर्गुरुतमो धाम सत्यः सत्यपराक्रमः ।निमिषोऽनिमिषः स्रग्वी वाचस्पतिरुदारधीः ॥ 23 ॥ ಗುರುರ್ಗುರುತಮೋ ಧಾಮ ಸತ್ಯಃ ಸತ್ಯಪರಾಕ್ರಮಃ ।ನಿಮಿಷೋಽನಿಮಿಷಃ ಸ್ರಗ್ವೀ ವಾಚಸ್ಪತಿರುದಾರಧೀಃ ॥ 23 ॥ gururgurutamō...
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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 are Kumbh Mela actual facts

What are Kumbh Mela actual facts Namaste friends, how are you 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 you 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 unknown facts

Bhadrachalam (Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy) temple unknown facts Namaste friends, how are you 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...
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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 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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