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24/Sep/2022

Location

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir, famous Hanuman temple established in the Sankatmochan area via Bhelupur, Durga Mandir, and Manas Mandir via Rath Yatra from the railway station.

This famous temple of Hanuman ji was built by Saint Tulsidas ji in the 16th century. Since then, this temple has been renovated many times. This temple is very powerful and remover the sorrows of the afflicted. That’s why its fame is increasing day by day. A huge statue of Hanuman Ji is installed in the Sankatmochan Hanuman temple. Hanuman ji is in child form in Tulsi temple. It is self-proclaimed. Hanuman ji established at Tulsi Ghat in Banaras.

It believed that in the 16th century, when Maharishi Tulsidas Ji composed Ramcharitmanas and Hanuman Chalisa, then the devotee Hanuman appeared to him at this place (Varanasi Hanuman Mandir), which is also called the ancient Hanuman temple of Varanasi.

After some time, Maharishi Tulsidas ji got a temple dedicated to Hanuman ji built at the same place (Hanuman Mandir Varanasi Uttar Pradesh) and named it Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir, that is, the one who removes the troubles of his devotees.

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir

Story of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir

 

Goswami Tulsidas ji had composed Ramcharitmanas, whose chapters he used to read and recite to the devotees every day at Assi Ghat in Varanasi and used to do Ram Bhajan. Hearing his story, an old leprosy patient would come first every day and leave last. He used to sit at the end behind all the devotees.

Tulsidas ji used to give water to the Peepal tree every morning. One day a vampire sitting on that peepal tree asked him if he wanted to meet Shri Ram. Tulsidas ji got excited hearing this and asked him that but who will introduce me to Shri Ram? Then the vampire replied Hanuman.

Hearing this, Tulsidas ji fell into doubt, then the vampire told him that the old leprosy patient who comes daily to listen to your story is Hanuman. Hearing this, Tulsidas became very excited. Next time after listening to the story of Rama, when everyone left, Tulsidas Ji followed the old man.

 

Hanuman Ji understood that he was being followed by Tulsidas ji, so he stopped there. As soon as Hanuman Ji stopped, Tulsidas Ji fell at his feet and begged him to come back in his real form. After this Hanuman Ji appeared to him in his real form. Then Maharishi Tulsidas ji recited Hanuman Chalisa written by him for the first time in front of Hanuman Ji.

After this Tulsidas Ji asked Hanuman the way to meet Shri Ram. Then Hanuman told him that Shri Ram and his younger brother Lakshman would meet him in Chitrakoot. So, he went to Chitrakoot to meet him. Then Hanuman Ji left there. Sankatmochan Hanuman temple built by Tulsidas ji on the ghat where Hanuman ji used to come to listen to the text of Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas ji.

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir Structure

 

This temple spread over eight and a half acres of land, in which the main temple situated on a land of 2 acres. The rest of the land  allowed to remain as it is which is a forest area. In this forest, thousands of monkeys in the form of Hanuman ji keep roaming from here to there.

The Deity

Hanuman ji idol in Temple

 

The idol of Lord Hanuman installed in the temple in such a way that his face towards his Lord Lord Shri Ram and he is being seen only one tuck. The idols of Shri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman ji installed in front of the idol of Lord Hanuman.

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir

Special offerings

 

Every year lakhs of devotees come here and pray to Lord Hanuman to remove their troubles. Special gram flour laddus  offered to Lord Hanuman in this temple. These laddus prepared in the temple itself with special ingredients in desi ghee, which packed in bamboo boxes and given to the devotees. The fame of this Prasad is not only in the country but also abroad.

 

Devotees who come here offer vermilion mixed with jasmine oil to Hanuman Ji. Apart from this, Chola clothes which are yellow in color also offered. It believed that by doing this all their beliefs fulfilled. Along with this, the devotees also give bananas and other fruits to the monkeys there.

Inside the Temple

The music Festival (Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh)

Every year a special music festival organized for the devotees in this temple which takes place in the month of April. In this ceremony, many Hanuman troupes, singers, and artists from the country and abroad come to show their talent. Artists do not charge any kind of fee for performing their performances in the temple.

The temple has 9 priests and 100 employees. The area of ​​the temple is about 2 acres. Hanuman Jayanti festival  held in Kartik- Chaitra. There are about 50 shops selling fruits, flowers, and prasad. The number of devotees who come here is 7-8 thousand on normal days, 20-25 thousand on Tuesday and Saturday, 50-60 thousand on Hanuman Jayanti, and about 35-40 lakh devotees visit in the whole year.

Other Events

Devotees come here, especially on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Worshiping Hanuman ji on this day has special significance. Apart from music festivals, special events organized here on festivals like Ramnavami, Hanuman Jayanti, Deepawali, etc.

 

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir Timings

The temple opens at 5 in the morning. At this time, morning aarti and also Hanuman Chalisa recited. Morning aarti  performed with various drums and chants. The temple remains closed in the afternoon between 12 to 3 pm. After this, the evening aarti takes place at 9 o’clock and after that, the temple closed. According to the change in the season, there a slight change in the timing of the aarti.

 

Terrorist Attack On Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir

To destroy the reputation and influence of this temple, on March 7, 2006, terrorists tried to blow up the temple by detonating a bomb. Fifty devotees injured in this explosion and many devotees went to heaven. After this, the influence of the troubleshooter increased even more. The security system of the temple  tightened. 40-50 policemen always deployed for security.

 

How to reach Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir

This temple is located in Varanasi, the largest and most ancient religious city in India. Train and bus facilities from all the major cities of the country are available here. With this, now an airport built here.

 

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24/Sep/2022

In this post, Slokas From Gita (No.7)(Ch.2), the text of Bhagavat Gita narrated. Slokas From Gita (No.7)(Ch.2) consists of the  7th Slokas of CH.2. Observing the Army on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra from the Gita. 

 

Bhagavad Gita or Gitopanisad is one of the most important Upanishad. Bhagavad Gita is the philosophy of life narrated and explained by Lord Krsna to his devotee and friend Arjuna.

Gita (No.7)(Ch.2)

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Gita (No.7)(Ch.2)

karpanya-dosopahata-svabhavah
prcchami tvam dharma-sammudha-cetah
yac chreyah syan niscitam bruhi tan me
sisyas te ‘ham sadhi mam tvam prapannam

I am confused. Do not know what to do. What is my duty? I am feeling weak. Please instruct me on what will be best for me. Being your disciple, I surrender to you.

Mahavarata

To avoid the complexity of life one needs to take the help of a bonafide spiritual master. The master guides a disciple from the complexity of life which may come all of a sudden, without any warning.

The human form of life is the most delicate of all forms. One should not waste this life by not utilizing it to solve the complexity of life like a miser. The Brahmanas are intelligent to utilize this body to solve all problems.

A miser person wastes their time getting involved in family affectionately, and for his society, country, and all such material conception of life. When a miser person fails to understand that his affection is neither going to save his family members nor him from death.

Krsna and Arjuna

Arjuna is intelligent. He should understand that his concern for his family members and his desire to protect them from possible death is the reason for his confusion.

This is the reason why Arjuna is denying fighting though he knows that his duty is to fight.

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23/Sep/2022

Location

At a distance of 10 km to the east of district headquarter Faizabad. Hanumangarhi Temple was established in Ayodhya. This temple is of the Ram period. This temple was built by King Vikramaditya. It was renovated during the reign of Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Safdarjung of Lucknow.

Hanumangarhi Temple, Ayodhya is a major Hindu temple located in Ayodhya in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya is called the city of Lord Sri Rama. It is believed that one has to see Lord Hanuman before seeing Lord Rama in Ayodhya. The main attraction of this temple is the astonishingly small idol of Lord Hanuman installed in this temple which is only 6 inches. The main temple houses the idol of Anjani Mata along with Bal Hanuman.

Hanumangarhi Temple Ayodhya

The Temple

In the sanctum sanctorum, a sitting statue of Shri Hanuman ji installed facing north. Every Tuesday and Saturday, a gold crown is worn on the head of Hanuman ji. Red on Sunday, white on Monday, red on Tuesday, green on Wednesday, white on Thursday, and black on Saturday. Four silver rings placed on the seat of Shri Hanuman ji in sequence, which means the protection of the four directions. In the sanctum sanctorum, there is Shri Ram’s court at the back.

Hanuman’s sanctum has four gates, all of which made of silver. Shri Hanuman Ji’s face is red with vermilion and jasmine oil, which is very dear to Shri Hanuman ji. The necklace of big flowers around the neck very beautiful. Aarti performed four times for Shri Hanuman ji. This as follows – Mangal Aarti in the morning, Bhog Aarti in the afternoon, Singar Aarti in the evening, and Shayan Aarti in the night.

Hanumangarhi Temple Ayodhya

Hanumangarhi Temple, Ayodhya located in the heart of the city and reached by about 76 steps to enter the temple complex. This temple can be seen from a distance as it is located on the highest peak of the city. There is no clear evidence of the construction of this temple. But how ancient the temple can be guessed from the fact that symbols brought from Lanka as symbols of victory also kept at the same time which still taken out on special occasions and worshiped at different places. Hanuman seated in the temple believed to be the current king of Ayodhya.

Legend

Hanuman believed to always reside in this temple. This temple situated in front of Sri Ram Mandir which the most prominent temple in India. It said that Lord Hanuman protects Rama’s land and city and Lord Rama gave this place to Hanuman.

Lord Rama gave this boon to Hanumanji that it is mandatory for any devotee to come to Ayodhya for my darshan, first to worship Hanuman ji and have darshan. This holy city of Ayodhya is located on the banks of river Saryu and taking a bath in the river Sarayu washes away sins. But before that, it is mandatory to take the blessings and orders of Lord Hanuman.

It believed that Hanuman lived here and protected Ayodhya. One has to climb 76 steps to reach the temple located above. The main temple complex has an idol of Anjana Devi with Bal Hanuman on her lap. Hanumangarhi Temple, Ayodhya built in the 10th century. It said that worshiping the deity blessed with good health and wealth.

 

Festivals

All Hindu festivals  celebrated in the Hanumangarhi Temple, Ayodhya but Ram Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, and Diwali festivals are prominent.

Thousands of devotees reach the temple on Hanuman Jayanti, Sri Ram Navami, and other major festivals. Devotees take a holy bath in the Sarayu River after the darshan of Hanuman Ji. Aarti performed to the deity. One can observe bhajan groups chanting and singing on the temple premises.

 

  • Best time to visit: November-June.
  • Darshan Ticket Price: Free Entry
  • Dress Code: Any modest clothing allowed.
  • Photography allowed inside and outside the temple complex.

 

Hanumangarhi Temple, Ayodhya Timings:

Morning Timings: 4:00 am – 1:00 pm

Evening Timings: 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Temple timings may vary on festival days.

How to reach Hanumangarhi Temple, Ayodhya

The nearest airport is Faizabad which is 8 km away. Lucknow Airport is 150 km from the temple.

On The Train

The nearest railway station is at Faizabad which is 8 km away. Faizabad well connected to major cities across the country.

By Road

Direct buses to Ayodhya are available from Lucknow, Agra and other major cities. The temple is at a walkable distance from the bus and railway stations.

There are 200 shops for fruits, flowers, and prasad around the temple. The temple  situated on about three acres. Dahkosi and Panchkosi Parikrama in Ayodhya: About 80 percent of the devotees who come to participate, definitely have darshan of Hanumangarhi. Around 50-60 lakh devotees visit in the whole year.

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23/Sep/2022

Location

Constructed under the rule of the Hoysala Empire, Veera Narayana Temple is another ancient temple in Karnataka. Belavadi is a quaint village in the Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka and the Veera Narayana Temple is located in this village. This temple was built in 1200 CE and has three main shrines that are worshipped by the locals. Veera Narayana Temple is famed for its impeccable architecture and is the largest temple set up by the Hoysala kings. Visit this remarkable temple on Narasinha Jayanthi and witness the wonderful celebrations held at this temple.

Veera Narayana Temple

Architecture and Sculpture

 

Veera Narayana Temple is world famous for its impressive architectural style. Every year on March 23, the sun’s rays fall on the Lord in this divine temple, along with Narayan, Narasimha, and Venugopalaswamy Koluvai receiving the worship of the devotees. This oldest site is located in Belawadi, Karnataka.

 

The Vishnu temple, which has a lot of other features along with amazing sculptural skills, is the Narayanaswamy Sannidhi at Belawadi, twenty-eight kilometers from Chikmagalur in Karnataka. Here Vishnumurthy is receiving the main pooja as Narayana in Salagrama from Venugopala and Yoga Narasimha is standing on either side of the Lord.

Veera Narayana Temple

The 108 Stupas in this compound are independent of each other. History says that this temple built in the 13th century by Devaraya II of Veeraballa. In this temple called Trikutachala Kshetra, every year on March 23, the rays of the sun pass through the seven gates here and fall on the Lord and it takes two eyes to see it. History says that this temple was built by the immortal sculpturist Jakkana.

Veera Narayana Temple

Legend

 

History says that Belavadi existed even during the Mahabharata period and it called the Ekachakranagari. It said that the disguised Pandavas used to hide in a Brahmin’s house, here Bhima killed Bakasura while there. Similarly, Lord Vishnu in the form of Narayana killed the demon Sakasura in this region. After that, the Lord remained like a rock. It is said that Veera Narayana Temple was built by Veera Ballala Devaraya some years after that.

It is said that not only this temple but also Belavadi has been adopted by the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham in the 1760s since then puja programs are conducted here according to the tradition of that Peetham. Even though many temples were destroyed in the wars that took place in the past, the temple administrators also say that this one is not intact.

Magestic Look of the Temple

The Temple

 

Belavadi Veera Narayana Temple named after one of the shrines of Narasimha, Venugopalaswamypanchanarayana. It also said to be one with Vijaya Narayana in Belur, Cheluva Narayana in Melkote, Keertinarayana in Talakadu, and Nambinarayana in Thondanoor. It special to see Swami Gada here with Padmas.

Similarly, on the right side of Lord Krishna appears in the form of Venugopal standing under a Kalpa tree. The archeology department claims that this statue is rare in the country. Also, Yoga Narasimha on the other side can be seen in yoga mudra with conch and chakras. It is special that Sridevi and Bhudevi are standing next to this Swami. There are Dasavatars around Narayan’s idol. Balarama appears instead of Krishna in the eighth avatar. Devotees believe that childless people will get children if they visit Venugopala Swamy here.

Krishna

Devotees visit Yoga Narasimha to solve problems like health, financial problems, and court affairs. Every year along with March 23rd, Krishnashtami, and other festivals, special pujas performed to the Lord. It is remarkable that every year many devotees visit this place which is not only spiritual but also attractive in terms of nature.

 

Festivals

 

A festival called Bandi Bana commemorating Bheema, one of the Pandavas, slaying Bakasura  celebrated annually.

 

How to reach Veera Narayana Temple

 

This temple  located in a village called Belavadi in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. The temple is ten kilometers from Halebidu and 28 kilometers from Chikmagalur. By plane, you can reach Bangalore. From there you can reach Chikmagalur and go to the temple. If you want to come by train, there are railway stations at Kadur and Birur. It is easy to reach the temple if you get down there.

 

Belavadi Veera Narayana Temple Tirumaleshdi Eruwada Jodu Pancheludasara Navratri is good to see the Brahmotsavam of Venkateswara Swamy with two eyes. On the first day at that time, the weavers of Jogulamba Gadwala district make the panchels that tied to Swami!

The tradition of tying panchals woven by those workers to the Lord with great discipline for a month has been going on for more than 350 years. This tradition started by Gadwala settlers and even today their descendants continue to weave Eruvada Jodu (two) panchels with Gadwala weavers every year in Sravana month and present them to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam. Moreover, after offering panchels to Tirumalesh, the priests say ‘Gadwala Eruvada jodu panchelu’ three times in Swami’s ear.

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23/Sep/2022

Location

Venkateswara Temple is a Vaishnava temple located in the city of Dwarka Tirumala in the West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Dwarka Tirumala Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu. The temple is also known by other names such as Chinna Tirupati which means Little Tirupati.

Dwarka Tirumala is an ancient holy place and a famous center of pilgrimage in Andhra Pradesh, South India. Dwarka Tirumala is close to ‘Elluru’, the headquarters of West Godavari district, which is 42 km from Eluru. This temple is at a distance of 15KM from Bhimadolu Junction.

Dwarka Tirumala Temple

Dwarka Tirumala History

This shrine called “Dwarka Tirumala”, after the great saint, “Dwaraka”, who found the self-manifested idol of Lord “Sri Venkateswara” after extreme penance at ‘Valmikam’ (ant hill). The devotees call Sri Venkateswara Vaikuntha Vasa Kaliyuga. Also, this place called “Chinna Tirupati”.

 

According to scriptures, North Indian rivers like Ganga and Yamuna are considered more and more holy as they go to the origin and South Indian rivers like Krishna and Godavari are more and more holy as they flow from the mouth of the river to the sea. Therefore, at close intervals, there are many pilgrimages and holy bathing ghats on both banks of the Krishna and Godavari rivers in their lower regions.

As the Brahma Purana points out, the area protected by our Dwarka Tirumala commands the top-most conspicuous place in India, garlanded by these two great Indian rivers, the Krishna and the Godavari.

Dwarka Tirumala Temple

Significance of Dwarka Tirumala Temple

 

Devotees who wish to offer their prasad, or mundan, or any other offering to Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala Tirupati, known as “Peda Tirupati”, for some reason, if they can’t get there, can make their gifts, pray and worship at the temple at Dwaraka Tirumala.

Dwarka Tirumala is an ancient temple of great repute. According to some Puranas, the Dwarka Tirumala temple is famous even in Krita Yuga and still attracts devotees. According to the Brahma Purana, Aja Maharaja, Lord Sri Rama’s grandfather also worshiped Lord Venkateswara for his marriage. He was on his way from the temple on the way to Indumati’s ‘Swayamvaram’.

Aja Maharaja did not worship in the temple and was garlanded by the bride Indumati, but he had to face a battle with the kings who had come to Swayamvaram. He knew that the battle of losing the temple on the way was imposed on him. The Aja Maharaja, knowing this, prayed to Lord Venkateswara. The war was suddenly stopped by the kings.

Sculpture in the Gopalum

The Temple

It is a great surprise to have two major sculptures under one Vimana Shikhar. An idol is a complete idol and the other is half an idol of the upper part of the Lord’s body. The upper part of the figure a Swayambhu idol “Dwarka” found by the sage. The old sages believed that the Lord’s prayer is not complete without worshiping His holy feet. Thus, the saints unitedly installed a complete idol behind the self-manifested idol to worship the feet of the Lord as per the Vaikhanasa Agama.

The prayer of the smaller figure of the Lord believed to lead to salvation, and the larger form is for Dharma, Artha, and the Kama. Thiru Kalyanotsavam celebrated twice a year. One for the self-manifested idol in the month “Vaisakh”, and the other for the equestrian idol in the month “Ashwayuz”.

The most exhilarating and enchanting feeling is upon entering the sanctum sanctorum. The presiding mythological deity Lord Venkateswara appears up to head height, and it believed that the lower part is on the earth. In “Patala”, the holy feet offered to Bali Chakravarti for his daily worship.

The full-sized Lord Sri Venkateswara idol standing behind the main temple installed by the great social reformer of the 11th century, Srimad. Ramanuja. The idols of Padmavati and Nanchari installed towards the Ardha mandapa in the east. It is a temple that completely designed to be a divine place.

Vishnu statue on Gopuram,

 

Festivals

‘Thiru Kalyanodsavam’ the main festival celebrated at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam or Dwaraka Tirumala Temple. The festival of Swayambhu Vigraha (small idol) celebrated in the month of ‘Vaisak’ while for the installed idol it celebrated in the month of Aswayuja’ which may be April-May and September- October every year respectively. Giripradakshina (January), Swami Vari Vaisaka Kalyanam and Radhodsavam (Car Festival) (April-May), Pavitarotsavam (September), Swami Vari Asvayuja Kalyanam and Radhodasvam (Car Festival) (September-October), Teppotsavam/ Boat Festival in Nrusimha Sagar Tank (November) the other major festivals celebrated in the temple.

 

Dwarka Tirumala Temple Timings

Darshanam: Regular, Darshanam offered to the devotees. Dwarka Tirumala timings for Darshanam are 6 am to 1 pm, 3 pm to 5.30 pm, and 7.00 pm to 9 pm.

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23/Sep/2022

In this post, Slokas From Gita (Nos.3-6)(Ch.2), the text of Bhagavat Gita narrated. Slokas From Gita (No.3-6)(Ch.2) consists of the  3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Slokas of CH.2. Observing the Army on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra from the Gita. 

 

Bhagavad Gita or Gitopanisad is one of the most important Upanishad. Bhagavad Gita is the philosophy of life narrated and explained by Lord Krsna to his devotee and friend Arjuna.

Gita (Nos.3-6)(Ch.2)

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Gita (Nos.3-6)(Ch.2)

klaibyam ma sma gamah partha
naitat tvayy upapadyate
ksudram hrdaya-daurbalyam
tyaktvottistha parantapa

 

O son of Parth, do not act like an impotent. It does not suit you. Just throw away all weakness and stand up.

Arjuna was called by the name “son of Prtha,”. Prtha happened to be the sister of Krsna’s father Vasudeva. In that way, Krsna and Arjuna had a blood relationship. If the son of a ksatriya declines a war, he is a Kshatriya in name only. Similarly, if the son of a brahmana is not pious, he is a brahmana in name only. Such ksatriyas and Brahmanas are unworthy sons of their fathers; therefore, Krsna did not want Arjuna to become an unworthy son of a Kshatriya.  Krsna was directly guiding Arjuna, an important friend, on the chariot; but in spite of all these credits, if Arjuna leave the battlefield, he would be criticized for his infamous act; therefore, Krsna said that such an attitude in Arjuna did not fit his personality. So, Arjuna should listen to the advice and guidance of Krsna and forget thinking of non-violence.

Mahavarata

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Gita (Nos.3-6)(Ch.2)

arjuna uvaca

katham bhismam aham sankhye

dronam ca madhusudana

isubhih pratiyotsyami

pujarhav ari-sudana

 

 

Arjuna said: O killer of Madhu [Krsna], let me know how I can charge back with weapons like an arrow in this fight to persons whom I should worship like Bhisma and Drona?

 

Bhisma the grandfather and Dronacarya the teacher are superiors and hence respectable. Even in the event of an assault by them, they must now no longer be counterattacked. It is common decorum that superiors aren’t to be dragged into even a verbal fight. Even if they’re harsh in behavior from time to time, they must no longer be harshly treated. Then, how is it maintainable for Arjuna to counterattack them? Arjuna wanted to know whether Krsna ever assault His very own grandfather, Ugrasena, or His trainer, Sandipani Muni? These have been a number of the arguments with the aid of using Arjuna to Krsna.

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Gita (Nos.3-6)(Ch.2)

gurun ahatva hi mahanubhavan

sreyo bhoktum bhaiksyam apiha loke

hatvartha-kamams tu gurun ihaiva

bhunjiya bhogan rudhira-pradigdhan

 

 

I would prefer to beg for my livelihood rather than kill my teachers.  Even though they are greedy, they are no less than superiors. If they are killed, our spoils will be tainted with blood.

 

According to sacred writings codes, a trainer who engages in an abominable motion and has misplaced his feel of discrimination is suited to be abandoned. Bhisma and Drona had been obliged to take the facet of Duryodhana due to his economic assistance, even though they may not be counted to have standard one of these functions actually on economic considerations. Under the circumstances, they’ve misplaced the respectability of teachers. But Arjuna thinks that they were his superiors, killing them might suggest experiencing hands tainted with blood.

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Bhagavat

na caitad vidmah kataran no gariyo

yad va jayema yadi va no jayeyuh

yan eva hatva na jijivisamas

te ‘vasthitah pramukhe dhartarastrah

 

 

It is now to be decided whether to conquer them or they will conquer us.

Krsna and Arjuna

Arjuna did now no longer realize whether or not he needed to combat and chance useless violence, even though combating is the responsibility of the Kshatriyas, or whether or not he needed to chorus and stay through begging. If he did now no longer triumph over the enemy, begging might be his best manner of subsistence. Nor become their reality of victory, due to the fact both facets would possibly emerge victoriously.

Even if victory awaited them (and their motive become justified), if the sons of Dhrtarastra died in battle, it might be very hard to stay in their absence. Under the circumstances, that could be any other form of defeat for them. All those concerns through Arjuna clearly show that he become now no longer the best first-rate devotee of the Lord however that he becomes additionally pretty enlightened and had the whole manipulation over his thoughts and senses is concluded that Arjuna becomes a pretty match for liberation.

Unless the senses are controlled, there’s no hazard of elevation to the platform of information; without information and devotion, there’s no hazard of liberation. Arjuna becomes able in some of these attributes, over and above his big attributes in his material relationships

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Location

Chakrapani Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, The temple situated at a distance of 2 km North West from Kumbakonam railway station. Vishnu appears in the form of a disk or chakra and reduces the glory of Surya (the sun), who then becomes his devotee. Like Shiva, Chakrapani has a third eye on her forehead. This temple one of the main temples in Kumbakonam.

 

About 3 km from Kumbakonam Railway Station, Chakrapani Temple is a Hindu temple located on the south bank of the Cauvery River in Kumbakonam in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. This temple is one of the main temples in Kumbakonam.

Chakrapani Temple

 

Legend

Chakrapani Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and  depicted in the shape of a disk or chakra. Chakrapani with eight arms and Mother Sudarsanavalli with Arul darshan depicted. Like Shiva, Chakrapani has a third eye on her forehead. Brahma, Surya, and Agni  depicted worshiping the Lord.

According to legend, Sudarsana Chakra, the disc, is the most powerful weapon of Lord Vishnu. He once sent his Sudarsana Chakra to Patala Loka to kill the demon Jalandasura. This weapon believed to have come out of the underworld through the river Cauvery. Lord Brahma, who was bathing in the river, impressed and installed the image of Sudarsana here. The temple known for its elegant pillars. There is a bronze statue of King Serboji II worshiping the Lord, as he said to cured of his illness by the grace of this Lord.

Chakrapani Temple

The Temple

Chakrapani Temple attracts devotees who are mentally or physically weak due to illness or problems. Sudarsana Homam, Thirumanjanam and special lamp rituals called Sahasranamarchanai are some of the special pujas performed in this temple. Lord Surya surrendered to the Lord at this holy place. Therefore, those who are under the rule of Rahu and Ketu and are facing problems due to planetary movement in their life should pray to Chakra Raja for seven and a half-year Saturn period.

The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and depicted in the shape of a disk or chakra. Chakrapani with eight arms and Mother Sudarsanavalli with Arul darshan depicted. Like Shiva, Chakrapani has a third eye on her forehead. Brahma, Surya, and Agni  depicted worshiping the Lord.

Chakrapani Temple

According to legend, Sudarsana Chakra, the disc, is the most powerful weapon of Lord Vishnu. He once sent his Sudarsana Chakra to Patala Loka to kill the demon Jalandasura.

Once, Lord Brahma was performing yajna on the banks of river Kaveri. He was impressed by the wheel and installed it there. In front of these chakra lights, the light of the sun, which was shining with extraordinary brilliance, became dim.

So, Sun became jealous of the Vishnu Chakra and increased his luster over the Sri Chakra to quell his pride, and the Chakra drew its luster to his Self and taught him a lesson. Then Surya realized his folly and surrendered at his holy feet. At this holy place, Sri Chakrapani Swami came out from Sri Chakra and gave darshan to Surya. By the grace of Sri Chakrapani Swamy, Surya prayed for the boon of building a temple to this Lord and naming this holy city of Kumbakonam “Bhaskara Kshetra”. It was granted. Bhaskara Kshetra became a famous pradhan place that gave benefits to many worshipers of Sri Chakrapani Swamy.

Sun God should be the presiding over all planets (Nava Grahas). He completely surrendered to the presiding deity of this temple. So, if one worships Sri Chakrapani Swamy, all the doshas will be removed by the nine planets (Nava Grahas).

Lord Vishnu

Festivals

The important religious events celebrated in this temple are the 10-day Brahmotsavam, Chariot festival, Pavithrotsavam in Chitra (April – May), Theppat festival, or Thepdotsavam in Vaikasi.

 

People suffering from seven and a half years of Shani, Ashtama Shani, Rahu Dosha, Rahu Buddhi, Ketu Dosha, etc. come to this Kshetra and pray to this Lord, that the dosha will be removed.

 

Chakrapani Temple Timings:

6 AM – 12 PM and 4 PM – 8 PM

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21/Sep/2022

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is 1.50 km from the railway station and 2 km from Padmanabha Swamy temple. It is located on Kovalam Road.

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is known as Sabarimala for women. This is a very famous temple of Durga Bhagwati, the daughter of Mother Parvati of South India, which is established in Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala. This temple is especially famous for the Pongal festival. This festival is celebrated every year for 10 days in the month from February to March. Women from many countries of the world attend this Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

About Attukal Pongala

 

The Attukal Pongala festival is held at the Attukal Bhagavathy temple. The goddess worshiped in the Attukal temple is Kannagi who is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. Attukal Pongala is a popular women’s festival celebrated at the ancient Bhagavathy temple at Attukal in the Thiruvananthapuram district. It is a ten-day long event that begins on the Bharani day (Karthika Star) of the Malayalam month of Makaram-Kumbham (February-March) and ends on the tenth day with a night sacrifice known as Kurutitharapanam.

The ninth day is the important day of the festival when the Attukal Pongala Festival takes place. Thousands of women from all castes and creeds in Kerala and Tamil Nadu make offerings to the goddess by cooking Pongal near the temple. ‘Pongala’ is to be boiled. It is a customary offering to please the deity. It consists of rice porridge, sweet brown molasses, coconut, nuts, and raisins.

According to the Tamil poem Silappathikaram – The Epic of the Payal, the story goes that Kannagi’s husband Kovalan was put to death by the ruler of Madurai for stealing the queen’s anklet. Kannagi proves her husband’s innocence. Later, she leaves the city. On her way to Kodungallur temple, she stops at Attukal. Devi Attukalma is an incarnation of ‘Kannaki’, the heroine of the Tamil epic ‘Silappathikaram’, written by the Tamil poet Ilango in the 2nd century AD.

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

Women Celebrating Festival

 

The festivities begin with Thottampattu (a song about Bhagwati). Religious songs continue for nine days after the festival. On the ninth day of Attukal Pongala thousands of women gather in the temple and prepare Ponkala or Pongala. The cooking ritual starts in the morning itself. The chief priest brings the goddess’s sword and blesses the women by sprinkling holy water and showering flowers. Women take Pongala back home.

Later, the idol of the goddess is taken to the Manakaud Sanstha temple in a colorful procession that includes elephants accompanied by musical ensembles by artists such as Thalapoli, Kuthiottam, Annam, Vahanam, and others. Devotees welcome the procession with a nirapara (a pot filled with paddy and decorated with flowers). The procession reaches back to the temple the next morning. It marks the end of the festival.

The Temple

This is a popular ancient temple in South India. It known as Sabarimala in women, Travelers who come to visit Padmanabha Swamy to see the entrance architecture. Pongal festival  celebrated with great pomp in this temple. A ten-day program celebrated during the Pongal festival, which takes place in the month of February-March. This event is world famous. There is a huge crowd of devotees at this festival. Temples, roads, farms, and government offices everywhere, but only a mass of devotees is visible. 40 lakh women from Kerala and other states of India are present at this festival. Hence the name of this temple has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. This festival celebrated like the Kumbh Mela of North India.

 

Legend

 

It  believed that the goddess appeared in the form of a young girl to an old man in the river Killi. He helped the girl to cross the river and decided to take her home. After reaching home, the girl disappeared. That night, the goddess appeared in the old man’s dream. She said that she had drawn three lines in a sacred grove and that she would like to reside at that place. The next morning, the old man went to that place and found three marks at the suggested place. He built a small temple and as time passed, the goddess brought prosperity to the region. Later, the local people renovated the temple to its present condition.

 

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

 

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple built in mixed art of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The architecture of the temple is very beautiful and enchanting. The idols of Mahishasurmardini, Rajarajeshwari, Maa Sati Parvati, and Lord Shiva created in a very artistic manner on the premises of the temple. Apart from this, idols of other deities also installed on the parikrama route. The images of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Kannaki beautifully depicted in Gokul. The stories of Daksha Yagya depicted.Ma Bhagavathy

The idol of Mother Parvati  installed in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, which adorned with gold ornaments. The stone idol of Ma Parvati installed with gold leaf. The idol of Goddess Attakal Bhagwati also visible next to this idol. A gold locket given to all the devotees at the temple counter, which protects the devotees from all calamities.

Goddess Parvati seated in the Attakal temple. Lord Shiva, Ganesh, and Nagraj also installed in this temple. All Hindu festivals celebrated with pomp in this temple. Mandalavartham, Dussehra Puja, Kartik Deepak, Ahilya Puja, Poornima Puja, Ramayana, Prayanam, Akhand Jaap, Ganesh Chaturthi, Saraswati Puja, Ahilya Puja, Kartik festival, Mahashivratri and Navratri Puja, etc. celebrated with great pomp in the temple. She goes. Attukal Bhagavathy Temple inscribed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2005. One lakh woman visits Attukal Bhagavathy Temple daily from February-March.

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21/Sep/2022

In this post, Slokas From Gita (Nos.1-2)(Ch.2), the text of Bhagavat Gita narrated. Slokas From Gita (No.1-2)(Ch.2) consists of the  1st and 2nd Slokas of CH.2. Observing the Army on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra from the Gita. 

 

Bhagavad Gita or Gitopanisad is one of the most important Upanishad. Bhagavad Gita is the philosophy of life narrated and explained by Lord Krsna to his devotee and friend Arjuna.

 

Gita (Nos.1-2)(Ch.2)

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Gita (Nos.1-2)(Ch.2)

sanjaya uvaca
tam tatha krpayavistam
asru-purnakuleksanam
visidantam idam vakyam
uvaca madhusudanah

 

Sanjaya said: Seeing Arjuna full of sympathy and very sorrowful, his eyes were full of

 tears, Madhusudana, told the following:

Material sympathy, lamentation, and tears are all signs of a lack of awareness of the actual self. Demon Madhu turned into killed by Lord Krsna, and now Arjuna wanted Krsna to kill the demon of a misunderstanding that had overtaken him in the discharge of his duty. No one knows wherein sympathy needs to be applied. Sympathy for the dress of a drowning person is senseless.  One who does now no longer understand this and sobbing for the outward dress referred to as a sudra or one who sobbing unnecessarily.

Arjuna turned into a Kshatriya, and this behavior unexpected for him. Lord Krsna, however, can deplete the lamentation of the ignorant person, and for this purpose, the Bhagavad-gita sung by Him. This chapter instructs us in self-recognition by an analytical study of the material body and the spirit soul, as defined by the supreme authority, Lord Sri Krsna. This recognition made viable by working with the fruitive being located in the constant conception of the actual self.

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Gita (Nos.1-2)(Ch.2)

sri-bhagavan uvaca

kutas tva kasmalam idam

visame samupasthitam

anarya-justam asvargyam

akirti-karam arjuna

 

 

The Lord Krsna said to Arjuna: My dear, why have these impurities come upon you? One who knows the progressive value of life cannot think like this. They cannot be promoted to higher planets, but to infamy.

 

The Supreme Personality of Godhead and Krsna are the same. So Lord Krsna called “Bhagavan” in the Gita. Absolute Truth or Bhagavan found in 3 levels of understanding, specifically Brahman, or the impersonal all-pervasive spirit; Paramatma, or the localized element of the Supreme withinside the coronary heart of all residing entities; and Bhagavan, or the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krsna. In the Srimad-Bhagavatam this concept of the Absolute Truth defined thus:

The Absolute Truth can be seen in 3 levels of identical expertise.  Absolute Truth can be explained as Brahman, Paramatma, and Bhagavan. These 3 divine factors may be defined with the aid of using the instance of the solar, which additionally has 3 distinct factors, specifically the light, the solar’s floor, and the solar planet itself.

A novis can not understand the concept of the solar disc, but one who has superior nevertheless similarly can understand the solar disc, that is in comparison to the understanding of the Paramatma characteristic of the Absolute Truth. And the pupil who can input into the coronary heart of the solar planet is in comparison to people who recognize the private functions of the Supreme Absolute Truth.

Mahavarat

The sunshine, the solar disc, and the internal affairs of the solar planet can not be separated from one another, but the scholars of the 3 distinct levels aren’t withinside the equal category.

There are many men and women who’re very rich, very powerful, very beautiful, very famous, very learned, and really a whole lot detached, however, no person can declare that he possesses all riches, all strength, etc., entirely. Only Krsna can declare this due to the fact He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. No residing entity, inclusive of Brahma, Lord Siva, or Narayana, can own opulence as absolutely as Krsna.

Therefore it far concluded withinside the Brahma-samhita with the aid of using Lord Brahma himself that Lord Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. No one is the same to or above Him. He is the primeval Lord, or Bhagavan, called Govinda, and He is the excellent motive of all causes.

 

 

“There are many personalities owning the features of Bhagavan, however, Krsna is the perfect due to the fact none can excel Him. He is the Supreme Person, and His frame is eternal, complete with understanding and bliss. He is the primeval Lord Govinda and the reason of all causes.”

In the Bhagavatam, additionally, there may be a listing of many incarnations of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, however, Krsna is defined because the authentic Personality of Godhead, from whom many, many incarnations and Personalities of Godhead expand:

 

Every creature on earth is living due to the wish of the Supreme Godhead. And Lord Krsna is the Supreme Godhead himself.

Krsna and Arjuna

Therefore, Krsna is the unique Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth, the supply of each the Supersoul and the impersonal Brahman.

The phrase Aryan is relevant to humans who recognize the fee of existence and feature a civilization primarily based totally on religious realization. Persons who led via way of means of the material theory of existence do now no longer recognize that the intention of existence is the conclusion of the Absolute Truth, Visnu, or Bhagavan, and they’re captivated via way of means of the outside capabilities of the material world, and consequently they do now no longer recognize what liberation is.

Persons who’ve no know-how of liberation from material bondage, referred to as non-Aryans. Although Arjuna becomes a Kshatriya, he becomes deviating from his prescribed obligations via way of means of declining to fight.

This act of cowardice  defined as befitting the non-Aryans. Such deviation from obligation does now no longer assist one withinside the development of religious existence, nor does it even deliver one the possibility to come to be well-known in this world. Lord Krsna did now no longer approve of the so-referred to as compassion of Arjuna for his kinsmen.

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Location

Dwarkadhish Temple is 2 km from Dwarka station in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat. Dwarka has many names. Dwarka, Dwaravati, Dwaravati, etc. It is said that to save the Yadavas from the invasions of Jarasandha, God had settled this city in the middle of the sea, far away from Mathura. The original Dwarka has become oceanic. In the form of his figure, the present Dwarka is built on the bank of the sea. From this place, there was trade with Rome by sea route. Vet Dwarka is called ancient Dwarka. To avoid enemies, Lord Krishna would go to sleep at Bet Dwarka at night. Were. It was here that the temples of their queens were also there.

The city of Dwarka is one of the ancient mythological sites in India, with which the stories of the Hindu deities Lord Vishnu and Krishna are associated. It is believed that in addition to the power of Lord Krishna, Lord Vishnu killed the demon Shankhasur at this place.

Dwarkadhish Temple

Legend

It is believed in many Hindu Puranas that a Shivalinga named Nageshwar Mahadev is situated at this holy place, which is considered one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. There is a popular belief related to the city of Dwarka that when Lord Krishna was leaving the earth, he was immersed 6 times in the Arabian Sea. It is said that Lord Shri Krishna had left Mathura for the safety of the people of Mathura and had left the war and had left Mathura, hence his name was Ranchhodrai. After leaving Mathura, Lord Krishna came to Dwarka and established his city here.

Rebuild of the Dwarkadhish Temple

In Dwapar Yuga, the great-grandson of Lord Krishna, King Brajnath established the Sri Ranchhodraya temple in Dwarka. Now it is about 5.100 years old.

The second Dwarka established after the first Dwarka was submerged in the ocean in the first century.

In the fourth century, after the second Dwarka  submerged in the sea, the third Dwarka city again formed.

In the 6th century, Shankaracharya Ji included this place in the four dhams and established the Sharda Peeth here.

The present temple built by the then king in the 12th century. It began to collapse due to the salty winds of the sea.

Dwarkadhish temple renovated again in the 10th century.

This temple rebuilt in the 15th century. After renovating it, Shri Ballabhacharya brought the idol of Dwarkadhish here and installed it.

After 1551, due to the invasion of the Mughals, the temple ruined and after that, it was renovated again.

1730, Prakashanand ji Shankaracharya Lakha Thakur conducted Vishnu Yagya at this place.

1861, Maharaja Khanderao got the temple renovated.

1903, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad offered a golden urn in the temple and got many construction works done.

1960, the Government of India started the restoration work of the temple.

1965, the temple remained safe despite the heavy bombings of Pakistan.

Lord

Architecture

The craft and architecture of this temple belong to the Chalukya dynasty of Gujarat. The height of its summit is 170 feet. It has 7 floors. The number of pillars of this temple is 72. On the right side of the main temple of Dwarkadhish, an illustrated description of the preceding and subsequent 71 generations of Lord Krishna given.

The temple of Sri Ranchhodrai the main temple of Dwarka. It also called the temple of Dwarkadhish. The temple reached by climbing 56 steps from Gomti’s side. This temple is inside a wall, which has gates all around. Its circumambulation path through the middle of two walls. The flag of the whole place flies on the temple of Sri Ranchhodrai. There is a festival when it offered. This is the biggest flag in the world

The temple has a black colored quadrangular idol of Sri Ranchhod Rai on the main bench. There is an idol of Amba ji in the fourth floor above the temple.

South of Ranchod ji’s temple is the temple of Balaram ji. Raja Bali and Sanakadi are small idols of the four Kumaras. There is also a Garuda idol in one corner. To the north of the temple of Ranchod ji is the temple of Pradyumnaji. It has a black-brown image of Pradyumna. Nearby there is a small idol of Aniruddha. On one side of the hall is the idol of Baldev ji. There is a small temple of Durvasa ji in the east of the temple.

Dwarkadhish Temple

Dwarkadhish Temple History

It  said that when there was a war between Lord Krishna and his maternal uncle Kansa in Mathura, Lord Krishna killed Kansa to free people from the cruel rule of Kansa. After the death of Kansa, Ugrasen, the father of Kansa, who was the king of Mathura, announced to rule Mathura.

 

But this decision of Ugrasen was not acceptable to the king of Magadha, Jarasandha. It is said that Jarasandha had taken an oath that he would destroy all the Yadav clan. Jarasandha was Kansa’s father-in-law and he attacked Mathura city 17 times to take vengeance, causing damage to the people there. To save the people of Mathura safely so that they do not suffer any kind of damage, therefore Lord Shri Krishna decided to go to Dwarka with all his Yadav clan.

According to Hindu Puranas, Lord Vishwakarma (the architect and architect of the gods) built this city by acquiring a piece of the sea on the banks of the river Gomti at the request of Lord Krishna. It said that this grand city was built by Vishwakarma Ji in just one night after getting the permission of Lord Shri Krishna.  At that time this city of Dwarka known as Swarna Dwarka because of its wealth and prosperity during that period, it had a golden door.

Dwarkadhish Temple

Another History of Dwarka

 

There is another history related to the city of Dwarka. It believed that in Satyuga, Maharaja Raivat had performed many yajnas by laying Kush at this place on the bank of the sea. It said that a demon named Kush used to reside at this place, who was very troublesome, even after various efforts of Brahma ji, that demon did not die.

Tanu Bhagwan Shri Vikram buried him in the ground and installed a linga idol on it which addressed as Kusheshwar. The demon begged the Lord a lot, then he finally gave him a boon that after coming to Dwarka, the person who does not see Kusheshwar Nath will get half the virtue of that demon.

 

Why the city of Dwarka named Dwarka

It believed that in ancient times the name of the city of Dwarka was Kush Sthali because a demon named Kush used to reside here, who killed by Lord Vikram at this place. But due to the presence of many gates in this city, it got its name Dwarka. In many Puranas, the ancient name of the city of Dwarka  considered to be Swarna Dwarka because there was a big golden gate to enter this city.

 

Construction of Dwarkadhish Temple

 

The Dwarkadhish Temple built by Lord Krishna’s grandson Vajrabh. Archaeologists believe that this temple is about 2000 years old. This Dwarkadhish Temple also known as Jagat Mandir has a five-story structure and the entire temple established on 72 pillars. The shikhara of the temple is about 78 meters high.

The total height of the temple is about 157 feet. There is a flag on the top of this temple, in which the shape of the moon and the sun  made. The length of this flag is 52 ganj, its flag can be seen from many miles away. The flag changed three times every day. Each time a different colored flag hoisted.

The entire ancient temple constructed from limestone. Two major gates built to enter the Dwarkadhish Temple. Of these, the north gate called the door of salvation while the south gate addressed as the gate of heaven.

A grand temple of Rishi Durvasa also situated on the east side of this temple and in the south Sharda Math of Jagadguru Shankaracharya. Apart from this, there a Shiva temple of Kusheshwar Nath near the northern main gate of this temple, where Lord Shri Vikram killed the demon named Kush. It said that the sight of Kusheshwar Shiva temple without it, the pilgrimage to Dwarka Dham would not be complete.

 

 

Mythology related to Dwarkadhish Temple

It believed in many Hindu Puranas that the city of Dwarka built by Lord Krishna on a piece of land that obtained from the ocean. It said that once Maharishi Durvasa came to the city of Dwarka to have the darshan of Lord Shri Krishna and Rukmani and after seeing them requested them to walk to their abode.

Accepting the request of Maharishi Durvasa, Lord Shri Krishna and Rukmani started going towards their abode but in the middle Rukmani Devi got tired and she stood at one place in the middle and requested her to drink water from Lord Shri Krishna. It said that to quench Rukmani’s thirst, Lord Krishna brought the holy stream of the Ganges from a mythical hole there.

Due to this incident, Maharishi Durvasa realized that Goddess Rukmani was trying to stop Lord Krishna from going to his abode, due to which Maharishi Durvasa got angry with Rukmani and cursed Rukmani that she would stay at the same place. are. It believed that the Dwarkadhish Temple built at the place where Goddess Rukmani stood.

The Dwarka temple built by Lord Krishna’s descendant, his grandson Vajrabh Nath, while Dwarkapuri built by Lord Krishna with Vishwakarma. Even today, from many kinds of research, various remains of Dwarka city have been found under the sea, on which research is going on continuously.

Beliefs related to Dwarkadhish Temple

The Dwarkadhish temple holds a very special significance for the Hindus who believe in God. It considered to be the city of Lord Krishna and in many Puranas, this place also called the main gate. Even today, there are two gates in the Dwarkadhish Temple, one of which leads to Swargadwar and the other to Moksha Dwar.

How did the city of Dwarka Destructed

It  said that Lord Shri Krishna came to Dwarka with his eighteen family brothers, after which he ruled here for 36 years, after which he died. It believed that Gandhari, the mother of Kauravas, had cursed Lord Krishna after the Mahabharata war because of supporting the Pandava side in the Mahabharata, just as his Kaurava clan was destroyed, in the same way, as the family of Lord Shri Krishna. This was the reason that after the end of all their Yaduvanshikul, the city of Dwarka was submerged in the sea.

Important Information

  • The flag of temple is 52 meters long, which is the largest flag in the world. No other temple has such a big flag.
  • Dwarka is one of the Chardham and Saptapuri.
  • The only temple in India which is seven-storeyed.

 

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