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Samudra Manthan – Part 2 (Kurma Avatar)

Samudra Manthan (The Churning of Milky Ocean)

Indra along with other gods then approached Lord Brahma, the creator, to help them regain their treasures. Lord Brahma in turn directed them to Lord Vishnu, the preserver. He suggested them to perform churn the Ksheera Sagar (Ocean of Milk, the place where Lord Vishnu along with Lakshmi rests on Sheshnaag) in order to regain their [...] Read More Read More

Samudra Manthan – Part 1 (Durvasa’s Curse)

Samudra Manthan (The Churning of Milky Ocean)

In Hindu mythology, Durvasa (दुर्वास in Devanagari), or Durvasas, was an ancient sage, the son of Atri and Anasuya. He is supposed to be an incarnation of Shiva. He is known for his short temper. He didn’t think twice before giving a curse (Shraap) to anyone who didn’t please him. Hence, wherever he went, he was received with great reverence [...] Read More Read More

Matsya Avatar – Vishnu’s first Avatar

Lord Vishnu - Matsya Avatar

There used to be a king named Satyavrata. He was very generous and great devotee of God. When it was time for Satyavrata to retire to the forest, he handed over the kingdom to his son Ikshvaku. Satyavrata then went to the foothills of Mount Malaya and started to perform tapasya (meditation \ austerity). Thousands [...] Read More Read More

Hanuman Chalisa with English Translations


श्री हनुमान चालीसा (Hanuman Chalisa) Sri Hanuman is a bachelor Hindu God, and many hindus are staunch devotees of Hanuman. Hanuman Chalisa is a Hindu religious text, recited by many hindus everyday. It literally means "forty chaupais of Hanuman". It is primarily praising Lord Hanuman and is Tulsidas's most famous piece of literature apart from Ramcharitamanasa. [...] Read More Read More

Sri Goda Charitra (Dhanurmas Katha)

॥ श्रीमते रामानुजाय नमः ॥ || Srimate Ramanujaye Namah || ॥ श्रीगोदारंगनाथ परब्रह्मणे नमः ॥ || Sri Goda Ranganath Parabrahmane Namah || श्री गोदा चरित्र Sri Goda Charitra (धनुर्मास कथा) (Dhanurmas Katha) श्रीगोदा-रंगनाथ की, सब मिल बोलो जय जयकार । विष्णुचित्त स्वामी  की पुत्री, श्री गोदा-लक्ष्मी अवतार ॥ Sri Goda - Ranganath ki, sab mil bolo jai jaikar | Vishnuchitta swamy ki putri, Sri Goda-Laxmi avatar || श्रीवेंकटेश-श्रीरंगनाथ - श्री वरदराज वट्पत्र शयन । श्रीरामानुज-यामुन-वरवर, आलवार सभी को सदा नमन ॥ Sri Venkatesh - Sri Ranganath - Sri Varadaraj [...] Read More Read More