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This is a story about the irony of fate. When Duryodhana’s daughter, Laksmana, came of age, she wanted to choose a husband. According to the custom of those days, when it was time for a princess to marry, her father would hold a special ceremony called a swayamvara. All the neighbouring princes would be invited and the princess would place a garland around the neck of the one whom she wished to marry.

So Duryodhana held a swayamvara for his dearest daughter and many princes came from the royal families of other kingdoms. Each prince expected that she would choose him to be her husband.

Krishna’s...
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Ashok Sundari is a Hindu goddess the daughter of Lord Shiva & Parvati.She is very rarely known as she is not mentioned nor in Vedas & neither in Puranas. She is mainly known in Gujarati folktales & is created when Parvati makes Ganesha. It is zei that when Lord Shiva kills Ganesha, Ashok Sundari hides behind bags of salt because she is frightened door her father. When Parvati finds out that her son is dead, she curses Ashok Sundari to melt in salt. However, after cooling down she blesses Ashok Sundari to be reborn in a rich family.
Her name can be spleet, split : Ashok means 'without sorrow' (Parvati created Ganesha & Ashok sundari to get rid of her sorrow of missing Mahadev & Kartikeya) & Sundari means 'beautiful girl'. Devon ke Dev ... Mahadev revealed Ashok Sundari to people.
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Kālī (Sanskrit: काली, IPA: [kɑːliː]), also known as Kālikā (Sanskrit: कालिका), is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, shakti. The name Kali comes from kāla, which means black, time, death, lord of death, Shiva. Since Shiva is called Kāla—the eternal time—Kālī, his consort, also means "Time" of "Death" (as in time has come). Hence, Kāli is the Goddess of Time and Change. Although sometimes presented as dark and violent, her earliest incarnation as a figure of annihilator of evil forces still has some influence. Various Shakta Hindu cosmologies,...
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Nanda was the head of a community of cow-herders, and he settled in Vrindavana. The stories of Krishna's childhood and youth tell how he became a cow herder,[52] his mischievous pranks as Makhan Chor (butter thief), his foiling of attempts to take his life, and his role as a protector of the people of Brindavana.

Krishna killed the demoness like Putana, disguised as a wet nurse, sent door Kansa for Krishna's life. He tamed the serpent Kāliyā, who previously poisoned the waters of Yamuna river, thus leading to the death of the cowherds. In Hindu art, Krishna is often depicted dancing on the multi-hooded...
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Hindu god Karthik of Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva— also called Skanda and Subrahmanya; called Murugan in Tamil)— is a populair Hindu deity among Tamil Hindus, and is worshiped primarily in areas with Tamil influences, especially South India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Malaysia, Singapore and Reunion Island. His six most important shrines in India are the Arupadaiveedu temples, located in Tamil Nadu. In Sri Lanka, Hindus as well as Buddhists revere the sacred historical Nallur Kandaswamy temple in Jaffna and the sacred Buddhist and Hindu shrine of Katirkāmam Temple (also in Sinhala "Katharagama...
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At one time, pride entered into Brahma He said, “Since I am all fire, I can slikken everything. So now let me slikken everything and prove that I am the greatest of the cosmic gods. Who can dare to stand against me? I can eat fire! I am all fire! I am Brahma!”

When Vishnu saw the extent of Brahma’s pride, he took the form of a little boy, four of five years old. This little boy came before Brahma holding a dry reed in his hand.

The little boy said, “Lord Brahma, u are the greatest of all the gods. Here is a dry reed. Let me see u burn it of slikken it.”

Brahma immediately engulfed...
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Om Drugayai namaha
Om Shivayai namaha
Om Mahalakshmyai namaha
Om Mahagouryai namaha
Om Chandikaye namaha
Om Sarvagynayai namaha
Om Sarvalokeshayai namaha
Om Sarva karmaphalapradayai namaha
Om Sarva teerdhamayai namaha
Om Punyayai namaha
Om Devayonaye namaha
Om Ayonijaayai namaha
Om Bhumejaayai namaha
Om Nirgunayai namaha
Om Aadharashaktyai namaha
Om Aaneeshvaryai namaha
Om Nirgunayai namaha
Om Niramhamkarayai namaha
Om Sarvagarvavimardhinyai namaha
Om Sarvalokapriyayai namaha
Om Vaanyai namaha
Om Sarvavidyadhidevataayai namaha
Om Parvatyai namaha
Om Devamatre namaha
Om Vaneeshayai namaha
Om Vindyavasinyai namaha
Om...
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Characteristics :     Strength, Beauty, Knowledge, Opulence
Other Names :     Kanhaiya, Gopal, Keshava, Kanha
Principal Scriptures :     Mahabharata, Bhagawad Gita, Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana
Mula Mantra :     Om Kleem Krishnaya Namah
Krishna Gayatri Mantra:     Om Daamodharayae Vidmahee
Rukmani Vallabhaye Dheemahee
Tanno Krishna Prachodayaath
Consort :     Rukmini ji




Lord Krishna is one of the most populair and worshipped deities of the Hindu religion. Krishna is considered as...
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Om Shivaya namaha
Om Maheshwaraya namaha
Om Shambhave namaha
Om Pinaakine namaha
Om Sasi-shekharaya namaha
Om Vama-devaya namaha
Om Virupakshaya namaha
Om Kapardhine namaha
Om Nila-lohitaya namaha
Om Shankaraya namaha
Om Shula-panine namaha
Om Khatvamgene namaha
Om Vishnu-vallabhaya namaha
Om Sipi-vistaya namaha
Om Ambika nadhaya namaha
Om Srikantaya namaha
Om Bhakta-vastalaya namaha
Om Bhavaya namaha
Om Sharwaya namaha
Om Trilokeshaya namaha
Om Siti-kantaya namaha
Om Siva-priyaya namaha
Om Ugraya namaha
Om Kapaline namaha
Om Kaomarine namaha
Om Amdhakasura-sudanaya namaha
Om Ganga-dharaya namaha
Om Lalaa-takshaya namaha...
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Lord Shiva can be viewed in two senses. I dont know which one u are referring, so Im gonna tell both.
First of all, Hinduism teaches monotheism, the absolute Nirakara Rupa Parabrahma being classified into different forms of avatars like waves in the ocean. Lord Shiva is one of it. Therefore, he can supposed to be a personification of a form of energy required for act of destruction, scientifically speaking. Lord Shiva is then part of the absolute, u cannot tell which yuga he lived because he is always living. It's like asking in which jaar did kinetic energy exist?.
If u are asking in the...
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Shiva, like some other Hindu deities, is zei to have several incarnations, known as Avatars. Although Puranic scriptures contain occasional references to "ansh" avatars of Shiva, the idea is not universally accepted in Saivism.[171] The Linga Purana speaks of twenty-eight forms of Shiva which are sometimes seen as avatars.[172] In the Shiva Purana there is a distinctly Saivite version of a traditional avatar myth:

Virabhadra who was born when Shiva grabbed a lock of his matted hair and dashed it to the ground. Virabhadra then destroyed Daksha's yajna (fire sacrifice) and severed his head as...
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Characteristics :     Creator, Generator
Other Names :     Nabhija, Hiranyagarbha, Kanja
Consort :     Saraswati
Abode :     Brahmaloka
Weapon :     Brahmastra
Vahana (Vehicle) :     Swan
Brahma Gayatri Mantra:     Aum Parmeshwaraye Vidmahe
Paratattvaye Dheemahi
Tanno Brahma Prachodayat


Brahma - The Creator
Brahma is considered as the first god of the Hindu Trinity, the other being Vishnu and Shiva. Lord Brahma is recognized as the creator of the Universe. Brahma...
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According to Bhagavata Purana, Krishna was born without a sexual union, but door divine "mental transmission" from the mind of Vasudeva into the womb of Devaki. Based on scriptural details and astrological calculations the datum of Krishna's birth, known as Janmashtami,[47] is 19 July 3228 BCE and departed on 3102 BCE. Krishna belonged to the Vrishni clan of Yadavas from Mathura,[48] and was the eighth son born to the princess Devaki, and her husband Vasudeva.

Mathura (in present dag Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh) was the capital of the Yadavas, to which Krishna's parents Vasudeva and Devaki...
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The word Shakti means divine energy/force/power, and Durga is the warrior aspect of the Divine Mother/Brahman (Supreme Absolute Godhead).

Durga's feminine power contains the combined energies of all the gods. Each of her weapons was gegeven to her door a different god: Rudra's trishula (trident), Vishnu's Sudarshana Chakra (wheel of divine vision), Indra's thunderbolt, Brahma's kamandalu (water pot), Kubera's gadā (mace), etc.

In Jain Texts, she is referred to as Durga of Kushmaandi devi and is the yakshini of 22nd tirthankar of Lord Neminath of Arishtanemi.

According to a narrative in the Devi Mahatmya...
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Om Prakruthyai namaha
Om Vikruthyai namaha
Om Vidyayai namaha
Om Sarva-butha-hita-pradayai namaha
Om Shradhayai namaha
Om Vibhutyai namaha
Om Surabyai namaha
Om Para-matma-kayai namaha
Om Vache namaha
Om Padma-layayai namaha
Om Padmayai namaha
Om Suchayai namaha
Om Swahayai namaha
Om Swadayai namaha
Om Sudhayai namaha
Om Dhanyayai namaha
Om Hiranyayai namaha
Om Lakshmyai namaha
Om Nitya-poostayai namaha
Om Vibha-varyai namaha
Om Adityai namaha
Om Dityai namaha
Om Dhiptayai namaha
Om Vasu-dayai namaha
Om Vasu-dharinyai namaha
Om Kama-layai namaha
Om Kanthayai namaha
Om Kamakshmyai namaha
Om Kroda-sambavayai namaha
Om Anugraha-paradayai...
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1) namo namaste tri-dasheshvaraya

bhutadi nathaya mridaya nityam

gagga-taraggotthita-bala-chandra-

chudaya gauri-nayanotsavaya


2) sutapta chamikara-chandra-nila-

padma-pravalambuda-kanti-vastraih

sa nritya-raggesta-vara-pradaya

kaivalya-nathaya vrisa-dhvajaya


3) sudhamzu-suryagni-vilochanena

tamo-bhide te jagatah shivaya

sahasra-shubhramshu-sahasra-rashmi-

sahasra-sajjit-tvara-tejase'stu



4) nageza-ratnojjvala-vigrahaya

shardula-charmamzuka-divya-tejase

sahasra-patropari samsthitaya

varaggada-mukta-bhuja-dvayaya



5) su-nupura-ragjita-pada-padma

ksarat-sudha-bhritya-sukha-pradaya

vichitra-ratnaugha-vibhusitaya

premanam...
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The Sanskrit word in its origin language Kṛṣṇa is primarily an adjective meaning "black" of "dark",[1] sometimes it is also translated as "all attractive".[9] It is cognate with Slavic čьrnъ "black".

As a feminine noun, Kṛṣṇa is used in the meaning "night, blackness, darkness" in the Rigveda. As a proper noun, Kṛṣṇa occurs in RV 8.85.3 as the name of a poet.[10]

As a name of Vishnu, Krishna listed as the 57th name in the Vishnu Sahasranama. Based on his name, Krishna is often depicted in murtis as black of blue-skinned. Krishna is also known door various other names, epithets...
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Shiva (pron.: /ˈʃɪvə/; Sanskrit: शिव Śiva, meaning "auspicious one") is a Hindu deity and is "the Destroyer" of "the Transformer"[2] among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. He is considered the Supreme God within Shaivism, one of the three most influential denominations in Hinduism,[3][4] where as in other branches of Hinduism such as in the Smarta tradition, he is regarded as one of the five primary forms of God.[3]

Shiva is usually worshipped in the aniconic form of lingam. He is described as an omniscient yogi, who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash,[2] as well as a householder with a wife Parvati, and two sons, Ganesha and Kartikeya. Shiva has many benevolent as well as fearsome forms. He is often depicted as immersed in deep meditation, with his wife and children of as the Cosmic Dancer. In fierce aspects, he is often depicted slaying demons.
One day, when Parvati was only eight years old, her father, Himavan, took her to see Lord Shiva. From birth, Parvati had always been very spiritual. She always wanted to know about God, so she was thrilled to see Lord Shiva. But Lord Shiva was in a meditative consciousness and he did not pay any attention to the little girl.

After that first encounter, Parvati used to come every dag to see Lord Shiva. She would offer him fresh flowers, hoping that one dag he would open his eyes and speak to her. In the back of her mind, she had formed the idea that this was the man she wanted to marry.

The days...
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1. Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli
Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee
Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree
Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning: Oh, Lord Shiva, who is seated on Mount Kailas, whose forhead is decorated with the moon and the king of serpents as a crown, who is the Ocean of Mercy and the remover of delusion, u alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

2. Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey
Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam
Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath
Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning: We worship the three eyed One (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant and who nourishes all beings; may He liberate...
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