PERIYA THIRUVADI AND SIRIYA THIRUVADI INTRODUCTION Thiruvadi means the one who serves as a humble servant to the great almighty. Periya Thiruvadi refers to Lord Garuda, since he is occupying the position of Vahana to Lord Vishnu, and he lives in the Vaikunta along with Lord Vishnu and Mata Lakshmi
DHARMA SHASTA INTRODUCTION Shasta also known as Sri Dharma Shasta is a famous Hindu god. Lord Ayyanar and Lord Ayyappa are the forms of Sri Dharma Shasta. In some ancient Hindu texts, the incarnations and the significance of Lord Shasta is mentioned. Shasta is believed to be the son of Lord Siva and Lord Vishnu.
GREATNESS OF MATA SHAKTI DEVI Mata Shakti Devi also called as Parvati Devi, is our universal mother, who controls the entire universe through her supreme powers. She only controls the entire activities of the universe, and along with the help of the Trimurties, she is doing the creation, protection and
LORD GURUVAYURAPPAN INTRODUCTION Guruvayurappan is the child form of Lord Krishna, and he is worshipped mainly in Kerala. He is the main deity of Guruvayur temple, which is situated in Kerala. The deity appears as the infant form of Lord Krishna. The temple is located in Guruvayur, Thrissur district, Kerala, and this temple is considered as a
KRISHNA AND RAMA INTRODUCTION Both Lord Krishna and Lord Rama are considered as the favourite gods among the Hindu householders, and most of the parents would tell stories about Rama and Krishna to their children during their night time, and also during the time of eating their food. The names
INTRODUCTION The details about Sri Gajendra, the holy elephant were mentioned in Bhagavata Purana. This story tells us that how the great Lord Sri Vishnu Bhagavan is coming down to the earth from Vaikunta to safeguard his sincere devotees during their difficult times. According to Bhagavatam, Lord Vishnu come down to
INTRODUCTION Poondi Mahan (20th century) is a great Saint and lived in poondi village, near Tiruvannamalai Tamilnadu. From his younger age itself, he was deeply attached with spirituality and used to regularly visit the temples and do the pujas, and sometimes wander in the streets by chanting the mantras of
INTRODUCTION Mandodari was the consort of Lanka king Ravana, and she was very beautiful, pious, and a chaste woman. It is believed that in her previous birth, she was a celestial dancer, and due to a curse, she was born as Mandodari. Mandodari was the daughter of Mayasura, the King of the demons and she
INTRODUCTION Gopikamba (16th century) was a pious and a noble woman and the wife of the great scholar Sri Timmanacharya. The holy couples had three children: Gururaja, Venkatanatha, Venkatamba. Among the three, Sri Venkatanatha in his teenage, has become a great saint, and has given the title “SRI RAGHAVENDRA TIRTHA”.
INTRODUCTION Sharane Sri Danamma Devi was a follower of Basavanna and she is considered as an avatar of Ma Parvati and she is called as “LINGAMMA“. She was born in jatta taluk of bijapur district at Maharashtra. She is worshipped by Lingayats and by the people of Karnataka. She is also called
INTRODUCTION Gangamma Devi Temple is situated at Boyakonda, Andhra Pradesh 517257. This is a holy temple dedicated to Mata Gangamma Devi, who is considered as an incarnation of Mata Parvati Devi. Hundreds of years ago, the tribal community people known as Boyas were lived in the forest located near the hills. They were against
INTRODUCTION Lord Satyanarayana is a form of Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped by his devotees during the full moon days. Satyanaravana Vratha is a famous vritham(fasting) which will be observed by the devotees during the performance of satyanarayana pooja. Though it is not compulsory to observe fasting, but observing fasting