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According to Bhagavata Purana, Krishna was born without a sexual union, but Von 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 Tag Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh) was the capital of the Yadavas, to which Krishna's parents Vasudeva and Devaki...
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Characteristics :     Knowledge, Eradicator of obstacles.
Other Names :     Ganapati, Gajanana, Vinayaka, Vighneshawar, Pillaiyar
Principal Scriptures :     Ganesha Purana, Mudgala Purana and Ganapati Atharvashirsa
Consort :     Riddhi (affluence) Buddhi (knowledge) Siddhi (perfection)
Vahana (Vehicle) :     Mouse
Mula Mantra :     Om Gan Ganpatye Namah



Lord Ganesha is the god of beginnings, knowledge, wisdom, intellect and eradicator of obstacles. Lord Ganesha is the child of lord...
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Characteristics :     Strength, Divinity and Quick Wits
Other Names :     Pawanputra, Marutinandan, Bajrangbali, Anjaniputra
Principal Scriptures:     Ramayana, Shiva Mahapurana
Mula Mantra :     Om Shri Hanumate Namah
Hanuman Gayatri Mantra:     Aum Anjaneyaye Vidmahe
Mahabalaye Dheemahi
Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat



Hanuman is considered to be an Avatar (incarnation) of Lord Shiva. Shri Hanuman, a great disciple of Sri Rama, is the symbol of devotion and dedication. Lord Hanumana is a provider of courage,...
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Characteristics :     Wealth, Fortune, Courage and Fertility
Other Names :     Padma, Bhargavi, Sridevi, Aiswarya
Famous Prayers :     Sri Lakshmi Stuti, Sri Sukta, Agasti Lakshmi Strota
Consort :     Lord Vishnu
Vehicle (Vahana) :     Owl (Ulooka)
Mula Mantra :     Om Sri Maha Lakshmyai Namah




Goddess Lakshmi
Lakshmi is the auspicious goddess of wealth and fortune, whether it is material oder spiritual. The word ''Lakshmi'' has been derived from the Sanskrit word Lakshay, meaning "aim"...
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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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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" oder "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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Durga (Hindustani pronunciation: [d̪uːrgaː]; Sanskrit: दुर्गा); meaning "the inaccessible"[1] oder "the invincible"; durga)[2] is a beliebt fierce form of the Hindu Goddess oder Devi. She is depicted with multiple (variously, up to eighteen) arms,[3] carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion oder tiger. She is often pictured as battling oder slaying demons, particularly Mahishasura, the buffalo demon.

For the Goddess-worshipping Shaktas, Durga is sometimes equated with Mahadevi, the Supreme Goddess. Her triumph as Mahishasura Mardini, Slayer of the buffalo Demon is a central episode of the scripture Devi Mahatmya. Her victory is celebrated annually in the festivals of Navaratri and Durga Puja.
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Ganesha (Sanskrit: गणेश; IAST: Gaṇeśa; About this sound listen (help·info)), also spelled Ganesa and Ganesh, also known as Ganapati (Sanskrit: गणपति, IAST: gaṇapati), Vinayaka (Sanskrit: विनायक; IAST: Vināyaka), Vighnavinashaka, Gajanana and Pillaiyar (Tamil: பிள்ளையார்), is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon.[5] His image is found throughout India and Nepal.[6] Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations.[7] Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and...
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The birth of Krishna is in itself a transcendental phenomenon that generates awe among the Hindus and overwhelms one and all with its supra mundane happenings.

Mother Earth, unable to bär the burden of sins committed Von evil kings and rulers, appealed to Brahma, the Creator for help. Brahma prayed to the Supreme Lord Vishnu, who assured him that he would soon be born on earth to annihilate tyrannical forces.

One such evil force was Kamsa, the ruler of Mathura (in northern India) and his people were utterly terrified of him. On the Tag Kamsa's sister Devaki was married off to Vasudeva, an akashvani...
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Mantra is a religious oder mystical syllable oder poem, typically from the Sanskrit language. Mantras are primarily used as spiritual conduits, words oder vibrations that inculcate concentration in the devotee. Mantras are also integrated in religious rituals to remove obstacles, avoid danger, reduce foes, oder accumulate wealth. Mantras got their origin from the Vedas of India.

Mantra - The Word
The word "Mantra" has been derived from Sanskrit. Mantra contains two words - "man" which means "to think" (also in manas "mind") and suffix "tra" which means "tool", hence a literal translation would be "instrument...
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Characteristics :     Strength, Morality, Power, Protector
Other Names :     Jagdamba, Shakti, Bhagwati, Devi, Maa
Weapon :     Trident, Chakra, Snake, tritonshorn, conch, muschel shell, Mace, Bow, Long sword, Thunderbolt
Abode :     Trikoota Mountain
Vehicle (Vahana) :     Lion
Mula Mantra :     Om Sri Durgaya Namah
Durga Gayatri Mantra:     Aum Girijaye Cha Vidmahe
Shiva Priyaye Cha Dheemahi
Tanno Durga Prachodayat




Durga
Maa (Mother) Durga symbolizes the power of the Supreme Being that...
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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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