Category: Epics of India

Almighty mantra for mental peace.

In the Vedic literature Lord Krishna is described as the ultimate source of all knowledge; hence, He is also the most reliable source of knowledge and the greatest well wisher of all the living entities.The whole the disciplic succession begins from Him. There are many incarnations of Lord Krishna. Each one is scheduled and forecast within the Vedas themselves, and manifest within this material world in order to teach by example the path to spiritual emancipation.

Hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare

Hare rama hare rama , rama rama hare hare

Hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare

Hare rama hare rama , rama rama hare hare

Hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare

Hare rama hare rama , rama rama hare hare

Hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare

Hare rama hare rama , rama rama hare hare

Hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare

Hare rama hare rama , rama rama hare hare

Hare krishna hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare

Hare rama hare rama , rama rama hare hare

Ramayana – A story of the 7th incarnation of Vishnu The Legend Prince Rama

Ramayan is one of the great Hindu epics. It is ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu literature .The Ramayana consists of 24,000 verses in seven kand .it tells the story of Bhagwan shri Ram. Ascetic Valmiki enquired of Narada, preeminent among the sages ever engaged in the practice of religious austerities or study of the Vedas and best among the eloquent. Dasharatha is the King of Ayodhya and has three wives and four sons, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughana. Rama is the ideal and perfect son, and grows up with his brothers. When he comes of age, he marries Sita, the princess of a nearby kingdom. However, Bharata’s mother is Kaikeyi, who resents Rama being the crown prince. She calls up a debt that Dasharatha owes her and asks for Rama to be exiled for fourteen years and her son Bharata be made crown prince instead. The devastated Dasharatha has no choice and Rama prepares to leave for exile. Sita and Lakshmana will not leave his side however and follow him into the forest. In the forest the three meet the demoness Surpanakha who falls in love with Rama. Rama refuses her advances and Laksmana wounds her. She flees to her brother Ravana, ruler of the island kingdom of Lanka. After hearing Surpanakha’s report of the beauty of Sita, Ravana decides that he must have Sita and changes himself into in wandering holy man to find her in the forest. When Rama and Laksmana are distracted, Ravana carries Sita off to Lanka. Rama and Lakshmana travel far and wide searching for Sita but to no avail. Finally, they come upon a band of vanaras or monkey-men who pledge to help him. One of the might warriors of the vanaras, Hanuman, becomes Rama’s staunch devotee. The vanaras seek out traces of Sita and find she has been taken to Lanka. Hanuman flies to Lanka and confirms she is imprisoned there. He contacts Sita and informs her of Rama’s whereabouts, promising that they will be back to rescue her. Before returning to the mainland, Hanuman sets fire to the whole city of Lanka. Rama, Laksmana, Hanuman, and his monkey army lay siege on Lanka. The monkeys make a bridge to Lanka, and after a long battle with spears, bows and arrows, Rama kills Ravana.


तपस्स्वाध्यायनिरतं तपस्वी वाग्विदां वरम् ।

नारदं परिपप्रच्छ वाल्मीकिर्मुनिपुङ्गवम् ।।

Ascetic Valmiki enquired of Narada, preeminent among the sages ever engaged in the practice of religious austerities or study of the Vedas and best among the eloquent.


श्लोकार्धेन प्रवक्ष्यामि यदुक्तं ग्रन्थकोटिभिः ।
परोपकारः पुण्याय पापाय परपीडनम् ॥

What is stated by cores of volumes, I shall present by half a stanza – ‘doing good to others is for merit and causing pain to others is for sin.


The supernatural Aghori

The Aghori is considered to be a religious cult that broke away from the overarching Hindu religion in the 14th century AD. In Hindu mythology, it is believed that everything emanates from “Brahman” and that no evil exists.

An Aghori sits by the Ganges in Varanasi.:

Aghori followers take this interpretation further by believing that everything is god and to abandon anything is sacrilege. This belief manifests itself into crude rituals, particularly their practice of dwelling near cremation grounds and eating the corpse of the deceased. The term Aghori is basically an Indian concept. This usually refers to sadhus who have powers that are supernatural. The Aghori involves in post mortem rituals. They deal with the dead and that makes them social outcast. There are many stories that have been doing rounds about the Aghori and what they are capable of. The Aghori lives in places where no living being will enter.

Varanasi  The sacred city of India situated in the Ganga valley and along the banks of Ganges. As the holy place of pilgrimage, it is regularly visited by Hindus, who come to have a dip in the holy water. The birth place of many great scholars, it plays host to many foreigners. #seatsofthegoddess:

They do not fear the dead or death. They can be found in places where human bodies are cremated or burnt as per Hindu customs. They smear the ashes of human bodies on their own body. They can be seen holding a human skull. This is also true that many Hindu gods like Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali can also be seen holding skulls. The Aghori is seldom liked by the normal people and they prefer to stay away from them. The beliefs and activities of the Aghori are quite against the Hindu religious sentiments. Some say that the Aghori can cure many diseases using their powers to heal. These powers are acquired as the Aghori lives in haunted houses and often use the ghosts and the spirits for this healing. The Aghori involves in a lot of sadhna and tamasic rituals that make their practices quite difficult to follow and understand. They are not even tantric. They are beyond all these and much more powerful at times. The Aghori belive that Lord Shiva is the one who is responsible for all that is happening around us. He is the one who controls all the conditions and effects. This is why even death and dead bodies are perfect and they must be accepted and appreciated in some form. If we do this we will be able to appreciate the sacredness of life and its manifestations. The word Aghor literally means, that which is not difficult or terrible.

A sadhu of the cannibal Hindu sect Aghori - http://www.cultofweird.com/culture/aghori-cannibal-hindu-monks/:

Aghor is simple and natural state of consciousness. There is no place for feelings of fear, hatred, disgust or discrimination in the eyes of an Aughar. Aperson who practices these virtues may be designated as an Aughar. With constant practice when the soul isestablished in that state, such a person becomes an Avadhuta regardless of his path. An Aghoreshwar is an Avadhut who has gone through all the various stages of Aghor and then has returned to society for the benefit of others. Even though an Aghoreshwar remains above and beyond all social and material illusions, distinctions, and categories, he can bring many social reforms into effect. Realizing his divine nature, retaining the carefree, unattached Aghor state of being, he may have at the same time the appearance of one observing the contemporary social norm rather than a recluse.

Shiva Raj Giri, Naga baba (naked sadhu) in Haridwar telling mantras with his mala. #Mala has 108 beads.:

The term Aghor goes back to the farthest reaches of time. One of the five faces of Shiva was known as Aghor. The word is as old as Shiva himself. In the SHIVA PURANA, one of India’s oldest legends, there is a hymn to the glory of Shiva by Pushpadanta, head of the Gandharvas, called the Shiva Mahimnah Stotram.


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The Horoscope

A horoscope/janampatri is a basic tool for making astrological forecasts. To cast your horoscope, your exact time, place, and date of birth is required for astronomical calculations. With free horoscope, you will get your free Ascendant, Moon sign and Nakshatra predictions. Sun Sign is a simplified system of Astrology which considers only the position of the Sun at birth, which is said to be placed within one of the twelve zodiac sign. This sign is then called the Sun sign or Star sign of the person born in that twelfth-part of the year. Your date of birth determines which one you are.

Philosopher India – A step towards Myth discovery

Puri Ratha Yatra – The Chariot Festival

Ratha Yatra or the Chariot Festival is a Hindu festival associated with the god Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha, India. This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya. The Puri Rath Yatra is world famous and attracts more than one million pilgrims every year, not only from India but also from the different parts of the world.This festival is a symbol of equality and integration. The 3 deities, Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Subhadra are worshipped within the temple, on this festival they are taken to the streets of Puri so that everyone can have the fortune to see them. The 3 deities make an annual journey to their aunt’s temple (Gundicha Temple), 2 km away from Lord Jagannath temple.

Nirjala Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi falls in the month of Jyestha in the Shukla paksha (June), therefore it is also called “Jyeshtha Shukla Ekadashi” . Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important and significant Ekadashis out of all twenty four Ekadashis in a year. Nirjala means without water and Nirjala Ekadashi fasting is observed without water and any type of food. Nirjala Ekadashi Vratam is the toughest among all Ekadashi fasting due to strict fasting rules. Devotees abstain not only from food but also from water while observing Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat.

Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on full moon day during Chaitra month. Hanuman, who is also known as Vanara God, was born on this day and Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman.  The event is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra (the Chaitra Pournimaa).April 4 is the auspicious day of Hanuman Jayanti 2015.

Amavasya – The new Moon Night

The Hindu Indian calendar follows the lunar month and Amavasya, the new moon night, falls at the beginning of new lunar month which lasts for about 30 days. It is significant day as many rituals are performed only on Amavasya Tithi. Amavasya falling on weekday Monday is known as Somvati Amavasya and Amavasya falling on weekday Saturday is known as Shani Amavasya. Importance of Amavasya According to the Hindu calendar, Amavasya is treated as the beginning of the new lunar month which lasts around 29 days.

The Kuber – God of all the treasures of this universe

Kuber is the god of wealth and the god’s treasurer. He is also called the god of savage beings. Lord Kubera not only distributes, but also maintains and guards all the treasures of this universe. Hence, he is also known as guardian of wealth. He is the son of Vishrava and Illavida. Kubera is married to Kauberi and they have four children. Three sons are called Nalakubara, Manigriva, Mayuraja and a daughter called Meenakshi. Devi Kauberi is also known as Yakshi, Bhadra and Charvi.

Shri Narada Muni

Shri Narada Muni

The Srimad-Bhagavatam describes how Narada Muni attained the audience of God and thus became renowned in the Vedic tradition. The story begins with his previous two lifetimes. During the first, his name was Upabarhana, a Gandharva, or singer from a heavenly planet. Upabarhana’s beautiful voice and handsome features made him attractive to women, and he became a playboy, losing his spiritual perspective and falling into materialistic life. Shri Narada Muni is the younger brother of the Four Kumaras and son of Brahma. He also rejected his father’s orders of increasing the population, and chose devotion to the Lord. He was thus present before all of the demigods, along with his elder brothers. He was blessed with the ability to travel to any part of creation according to tradition and he took initiation from his older brothers and their discussions as guru and disciple are recorded in the Upanishads with a famous conversation in the Chandogya Upanishad; also with their discourses in the Shri Narada Purana and the Pashcaratra literature. He is found in most of the religious scriptures always passing on knowledge of an event or teaching the path of Bhakti to all. He was the inspiration for the writing of the greatest Purana – the Bhagavata Purana.

The Aghori – ascetic Shaiva sadhus

The Aghori  are ascetic Shaiva sadhus.

The practice of “Aghori” cannibalism and human sacrifices are mostly related to tantrik rites of the worshipers of the Mother goddess in any of the worship form – MahaKali, Dhurga Maa, Kamakhya Devi. or Chammunda. The life of an Aghori Sadhu is not easy, to become like them one has to meditate about twelve years and complete certain rituals under the guidance of an Aghor Panth . Aghoris commonly use Brunt woods from Shamshan ghat, Collect clothes from dead bodies, and  Flesh of burnt bodies for the various rituals during Aghor sadhna.

Gayatri Mantra – Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha

 भूर्भुवः स्वः
तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं 
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्


English Meaning

Om Bhuur-Bhuvah Svah

Tat-Savitur-Varennyam |

Bhargo Devasya Dhiimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Pracodayaat ||


Apah Suktam – imparts us with vigour and strength

Apah – water

आपो हि ष्ठा मयोभुवस्था ऊर्जे दधातन
महे रणाथ चक्षसे ॥१

Aapo Hi Sstthaa Mayo-Bhuvasthaa Na Uurje Dadhaatana |
Mahe Rannaatha Cakssase ||1||

Meaning:
O Water, because of your presence, the Atmosphere is so refreshing, and imparts us with vigor and strength.
We revere you who gladdens us by your Pure essence.

The Seven Sages

The Seven Sages

There are several great saints and sages or rishis in Sage Mythology. Out of the manysages, the Sapta rishis or Seven sages hold special status.The Indian mythology is enigmatic but has always found references with real world objects and places. India is a country of Yoga gurus, great Indian sages & saints and spiritual leaders.The Great Seven Sages of India. When Lord Brahma decided to create our universe, he created seven sages out of his thoughts they were called as Saptharishi. Sage Agastya is regarded as one of the Saptarishis in the Mahabharata.


The God Sun – Maker of the Day

Chant for Hanuman Darshan

ॐ हनुमान पहलवान , वर्ष बारहा का जवान|
हाथ में लड्डू, मुख में पान| आओ आओ बाबा हनुमान|
न आओ तो दुहाई महादेव गौरा -पार्वती की| शब्द साँचा|
पिण्ड काँचा| फुरो मन्त्र इश्वरो वाचा||

Damru – The Music Drum of Lord shiva holding during Dancing

Damru– In Hinduism, The damru is the Music Drum of Lord shiva holding during Dancing,  it is believed that beating of the Damaru by Shiva produced the very first sound (nada). This first sound was made in the void of nothingness. Shiva began his dance of creation to the rhythm of the Damaru. From his dance, the world came into being.

Kalidasa – One of the greatest Sanskrit poets

It is estimated that he survived around the middle of the 4th or 5th century A.D.The biography of the great Indian poet Kalidasa provides us with an immense amount of detailed information about the places he traveled and the kind of life he led. he is  widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language.As with most classical Indian authors, little is known about Kalidasa’s person or his historical relationships. His poems suggest but nowhere declare that he was a Brahman (priest), liberal yet committed to the orthodox Hindu worldview. His name, literally “servant of Kali,” presumes that he was a shaivite (follower of the god Shiva, whose consort was Kali), though occasionally he eulogizes other gods, notably Vishnu.

Hinduism – world’s oldest & mystical religion

Hinduism, the world’s oldest religion, has no beginning–it precedes recorded history. It has no human founder. It is a mystical religion, leading the devotee to personally experience the Truth within, finally reaching the pinnacle of consciousness where man and God are one. Hinduism has four main denominations–Saivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism and Smartism. there are said to be three hundred and thirty-three million Gods. Hinduism is a mixture of sects, cults and doctrines which have had a profound effect on Indian culture. In Spite of this diversity, there are few of its aspects which do not rely in some way or the other on the authority of Indian religious literature – the Vedas, the Epics and the Puranas. The Vedas, the oldest literary monument of the Indian people, a collection of hymns composed in an archaic Sanskrit, are universally considered the foundational scriptures of Hinduism. The authors of these hymns called themselves Aryans, “Noble People.” The date of the composition of these hymns and the original habitat of the Aryans have become one of the most contested issues in Indian studies. The polemical literature has reached such dimensions and the emotions have been raised to such heights that only a sketch of the controversy and some hints about its ideological background can be given in this place.

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Sri Surya Pahar – A confluence of the three religions

Sri Surya Pahar, located about 12 km southeast of Goalpara town and about 136 km northwest of Guwahati, is a significant unknown archaeological site in Assam, India. Sri Surya Pahar, a confluence of the three religions of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, is a treasure trove of ancient monuments. Sri Surya Pahar was the place of worship of Surya – the Sun God. It was one of the two places where Surya was worshiped in ancient Assam. According to popular belief, 99999 Shiva Lingas were engraved here by sage Vyasa to make it a second Kashi. There are still hundreds of Shiva Lingas scattered all over the hill particularly at the foot of the hill. The only place in the North-East of India where the remains of Jainism can be found, there is a carving of Adinath – the 1st Tirthankara of the Jains. There are also other Jain carvings all of which date back to 9th century A.D. These carvings were done by the followers of Adinath or Rishabhanath. The name of ‘Sri Surya Pahar’ implies that the site was perhaps associated with the cult of sun worship. Literary accounts corroborate that among other Hindu deities worshiped in ancient Assam, ‘Surya’ (or the Sun God) occupied a prominent place in its cultural history. References are found in the Kalika-Purana (c.10th century) about two seats of sun worship in ancient Assam.

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Bakreswar temple

Bakreswar is famous for its Bakreswar temple which is dedicated to Lord Bakranath (Shiva) and Goddess Kali. The temple is believed to be erected at the spot where the forehead and brows of Goddess Sathi fell. The main temple of Bakreswar is surrounded by many small shrines which are dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Bakreswar is also known for its eight hot springs which has varying temperatures. The hottest of these springs is called Agnikund and it has a temperature of about 93.33° C. It is believed that the water of these springs have healing properties.

Aswaklanta Temple – Built in 1720

Aswaklanta Temple was built by Ahom King Shiva Singha in 1720. Shiva Singha built most of the biggest Hindu temples of Assam including the famous Shiva Dole of Sivasagar. The temple is situated by the bank of mighty Brahmaputra. There are two temples in that holy place. One situated in the foot hill and the other in the up hill – Kurmayanardan and Anantasayi by name.There are also some other stories regarding the horse that was attacked near this temple and that its name should have been ‘Aswakranta’ and not ‘Aswaklanta’. There was earlier a ‘Kunda’, a place of sacrifice near the temple – this has since disappeared, perhaps eroded by the river Brahamputra. Inside this temple, there are two images – one of ‘Janardana’ and the other of ‘Anantasai’ Vishnu. The latter is a fine specimen of eleventh century sculpture. There is one stone inscription on the body of the temple located at north Guwahati. The shrine in the temples is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.Ideally located on the bank of the river, it is linked by regular ferry services with the south bank. It can be reached by road across the Saraighat Bridge.

Temple of Goddess Ugratara

The “Temple of  Ugratara” is situated in village Mahishi , It has a great archeological, historical and religious values. The temple is of ancient times and is a main center of “Tantra Meditation” too due to its speciality of forming an equilateral with “Chandi Temple” of Biratpur and “Katyayani Temple” of Dhamara Ghat near Nepal Border. Thus this temple is an immense source of power and draws devotees from far and wide not only from India but also from adjoining countries like Nepal, Bhutan, China and Tibbet. According to one, 500 BC Maharshi Vashishtha did a deep meditation of “UgraTara” in china and after that Devi Tara agreed to live with him as a teenage girl so he can worship in presence of her but she kept a condition that if anybody would talk evil of them, she will disappear. Maharshi Vashishtha agreed upon this and came with her to the forests of then “Mahishmati” now “Mahishi” and started worshipping her.

Navagraha Temple – The Nine Planets Temple

Navagraha temples are  dedicated to Navagraha – the nine major celestial bodies of Hindu astronomy. These celestial bodies are named Surya, Chandra, Mangala, Budha, Brihaspati, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu. In Hindu’s Astrology, it is strongly believed that the nine planets (navagarahams) play an important role in a man’s fate According Hindu religion, it was trusted that these planets (navagrahas) were in-charge for punishing or giving judgements for those did sins in their poorva janam(Post Birth). Also if you done any good deeds in your poorva janam, these planets will gives us luxuries in our life. So worshipping these navagrahas regularly will reduce its effects on us.

Laxmi Narayana Temple

Chamba is the District of State Himachal Pradesh, India, Chamba id covered with Forests and Mountains. The famous temple of Laxmi Narayan in the pictures, The temple was built by Sahil Varman in the honour of his daughter Champavati who is worshipped as a goddess in Chamba. This glorious journey of one thousand years is a rich repository a highly civilized, cultured and developed society which existed in the lap of Himalayas. The unique architect of houses and temples, splendid wood and metal craft, world fame Chamba Rumal and Chappal and of course the exquisite pahari paintings are some salient features of this one thousand years young town.

Churdhar Hills – Residence of Lord Shirgul Maharaj

Churdhar is a famous Religious Place of Sirmaur and Shimla District of Himachal. TheTemple of Lord Shirgul Maharaj is situated at the Churdhar Peak (About 11969 feet Height). Maximum area of Churdhar is covered with Forests. Churdhar Hills Forest have been covered with the Snow for 6 months in year. Lord Shirgul Maharaj Temple Churdhar is about 12 K.M. from Sarahan, 20 K.M. from Nohradhar on foot.

The Kinner Kailash – At the height of 6500 meters

The Kinnaur Kailash ( known as Kinner Kailash) is a mountain in the Kinnaur district of the Indian state Himachal Pradesh. The Kinnaur Kailash has a height of 6500 meters and is considered as sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist . This mountain is sometimes confused with the Mount Kailash in Tibet. ‘Kinner Kailash’ is considered winter residence of Lord Shiva. It is said that Lord Shiva conduct a meeting of all Devi-Devtas on Kinner Kailash Top in  month of January. The Trekking to Kinner Kailash Starts from July end to August. On the time of Janmashtmi 10 days special arrangement are made for food and shelter on the top.

Kal Bhairav – chief guardian deity of the city Ujjain

Kal Bhairav is the Kshetrapal, or the chief guardian deity of the city Ujjain, and it is the custom to leave the keys with the deity when the temple is closed at night, in the belief that he takes care of the temple and its properties. However, this temple is famous, not for its origins or its importance in the scheme of temples, but for its deity who guzzles wine by the gallons. Yes, the main offering to the deity is wine, and this is also the only Prasad given to the devotees. The vehicle of Kal Bhairav is a dog.

Jai Sri Ram

Ayodhya –  The ancient city, is one of the seven sacred cities of the India.

when we say “RAMA” than it means we talking about the great incarnation of god in human form.

Lord Rama is Known as Purushotama that’s means the best of the Men or supreme Personality

Black magic – A strongest supernatural potential force

Black magic can be described as a strongest supernatural potential force which when enters the human body system causes a lot of disruption and causes several hassles in the ideal functioning of mind, body and soul. Indian mythology believes that this kind of entrance of such negative energy causing hurdles and issues in the life of a person without the host’s body knowledge is exactly what black magic does. It is known as Black Magic because this energy is transmitted to another person without the permission. Black Magic not only spoils the life of a person but also leaves a big impact on the life of a person who is involved in this activity. This is against the Indian Mythology and has not been supported but due to personal benefits and jealous feeling people do it and this is how they are more in pain.

The benefit of nutshell or Rudraksh

What is the benefit in a nutshell or Rudraksha?

The wear gets all kinds of success in life

The user gets benefit of the positive planetary influence.

The wear becomes very respectable in the society and become popular

It brings immense knowledge, wealth, power and command over people.

Pitru Dosh

Pitru Dosh is affliction arises due to not getting Nirvana to soul of departed forefathers. It mainly occurs when dead forefathers and ancestors did not get peace or salvation (Moksha) at the time of departing their souls. In Hindu mythology, it is believed that if anyone in the family do not offer water and food to their dead ancestors, in shradh. It is believed that soul of your ancestors or departed forefathers earnestly search for Moskha, if their death was unnatural or occurred at their early age. Due to premature death, their souls do not get Nirvana and wander on earth aimlessly.

Shree Radha Krishna – A Great Mythical Love story

The Tantra Sutra or Kamasutra – Great Indian Epic 400 BCE and 200CE


Tantra, by that name, derives from Vedic/Hindu religions, and was most common in Northern India, although it became mixed together with Southern Indian local religions such as the worship of Kali. 

The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behaviour in Sanskrit literature written by Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse.

The Kamasutra is the Epic of sex positions. It was written in India in Sanskrit – historian’s think it first appeared between 400 BCE and 200CE

The Goddess Kali – Provide powerful and energetic positive energy

ॐ क्रीं कालिकायै नमः
Om krim kalikayai namah

“I bow my head to the Goddess Kali”

काली महाकाली कालिके परमेश्वरी ।
सर्वानन्दकरी देवी नारायणि नमोस्तुते ।।

kali mahakali kalike parmeshwari
sarvanandkari devi narayani namostute

Protected: The Kala Jadu – Black magic used to destroy the one’s life

Gangotri – The source of River Ganga

Gangotri is the source of Ganga as Bhagirathi river.

Gangotri
Location :  Uttar Pradesh 
Altitude :  3042 mts. 
Climate :  Summer – Cool during the day and cold at night.
Winter – Snow-bound. Touching sub-zero 
Best Season :  April to November

Gangotri is at an altitude of 3048 meters above sea level. It is on the northernmost part of the state of Uttar Pradesh and is very near the Indo-Tibetan border. It is approximately 300 km from Dehradun, 250 km from Rishikesh and 105 km from Uttarkashi. The summers are relatively cool and winters are freezing cold, with rains in the months of May and June. For the devotees and tourists, the gates of the temple are open only in the months of May to November.

Maa Saraswati – the Goddess of Learning

Maa Saraswati – the Goddess of Learning

Devi Sarasvati is the goddess of knowledge, music and Arts. The name Sarasvati comes from “saras” means Flow, and wati “a women”. So sarasvati is the symbol of Knowledge. Goddess Saraswati is the consort of Brahma the Creator and is worshipped as the goddess of learning, wisdom, speech, and music. Hindus offer prayer to Saraswati before beginning any intellectual pursuit, and in Hinduism  students are encouraged to offer prayers to her during the school/college.

Lord Indra – Indian god of rain

Lord Indra, the Indian god of rain, is believed to be the leader of all the Devas. He is the son of Aditi and sage Kashayapa. His capital city is Amravati, in the heavens. He possesses an elephant known as Iyravata and a divine cow named Kamadhenu. This cow is capable of yielding anything desired by the seekers and hence Indra is very rich.

Indra is the principal deity of the Rig Veda. Most of the hymns in this primary text of Hinduism are addressed to him. Indra, is all powerful and supreme among gods. He is the lord of the skies, of thunder and rain.
Story goes that his mother Aditi knew he would never perish and so when she sensed some danger to herself, she decided to abandon the child, knowing full well that he would survive wherever he went. But Indra refused to go and followed his mother. He chanced to drink some the juice of the soma plant (intoxicant) and so gained even greater strength. Then when the demon Vrtra advanced towards his house, Aditi tried to hide Indra, but Indra plunged into a full fledge battle. Vrtra blocked rivers and so caused great sorrow to the followers of Indra. This battle is recorded as one of the most famous ones in Hindu mythology. Though Indra is said to have sought the blessings and support of Lord Vishnu, his victory over Vrtra made him a legend even in his times.