Veerbhadra temple – Lepakshi temple- Anantapur District – Andhra Pradesh

Just one word describes this ancient Lepakshi temple also known as Sri Veerbhadra temple – awesome!! Lepakshi is a small village located in Ananthpur district of Andhra Pradesh. But it is on Karnataka and Aandra Pradesh border and is approx 140Kms from Bangalore city center. It’s very prominently placed in …

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Temples in Chikkaballapur ( Temples near Bangalore )

Are you looking for a one day temples near Bangalore. Below are temples near Bangalore and these are temples in Chikkaballapur.

Chikkaballapur or also called as Chikkaballapura is a small town not very far from Bangalore.

It is very near to Bangalore International airport in Devanhalli. The drive to Chikkaballapura is around 1 hr 30 mins from Bangalore.

There are many temples in chikkaballapur which are of religious and historical importance. Below are temple in Chikkaballapur which you can plan for.

You can cover all the temples in single day as well if you plan well.

These temples which I talk about below are some of the very famous temples near Bangalore .

Famous temples in chikkaballapur

So let us look at some important temples of this region which you should visit.

Vir Anjaneya temple

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A newly built temple located at the entrance of Chikkballapur.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Anjaneya (Lord Hanuman) and temple architecture is similar to other temples of South India.

The goupram of the temple is quite impressive and as soon as you enter the temple premises, you will find the main temple with Lord Hanuman idol.

The Lord Anjaneya idol is a old one, but the temple has been built new. So it looks new, but the temple existed well before.

Inside premises of the temple is quite big, it is a grand temple and a good visit.

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Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple (Rangasthala )

Temples in Chikkaballapur

Sri Ranganathaswamy temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha and is one of the very important Temples in Chikkaballapur.

Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Lord Ranganatha here. The temple is also called as Rangasthala.

The idol of Lord Ranganatha is 4.5 feet in length with Bhoo devi and Neela Devi sitting near the leg.

Lord is in Yoga Nidra and his Shesha (Lord Vishnu’s Snake) is spreading his hoods like an umbrella and Vainatheyan is sitting below.

There are many very important temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Karnataka. This temple is one of them.

The temple architecture is very impressive as with all other historical temples of South India.

The temple premises is quite huge and the main temple is inside the premises. The gopuram ( or the main entrance is quite big).

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Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple

If you are in Bangalore you are not unaware of Nandi Hills.

Nandi Hills is probably the most visit tourist places near Bangalore and offer a beautiful view of the city from the top. But Nandi hills region is also famous for two very old and important temples.

One of them is called as Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple which is at the bottom of the hill, while the other one is called as Yoga Nandeeshwara , which is at the top of the hill.

These two temples are some of the very famous temples near Bangalore

Temples in Chikkaballapur

Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple as mentioned before is a very old temple dedicated to lord Shiva at the foot of Nandi hills.

This is one of the oldest temples of Karnatka and is more than a 1000 years old.

The temple premise is huge and has 3 main temples –

  • Arunachaleswara,
  • Uma Maheshwara and
  • Bhoga Nandeeshwara.

The temple premises is actually very big with a huge lawn in front of temple and hence it is very good place for kids as well. Then can run around and have some good time.

But the temple is very old and beautiful and one should visit this temple, if you are planning for a trip to Nandi Hills.

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Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple

Temples in Chikkaballapur

Yoga Nandeeshwara temple is situated at the top of Nandi Hills. As I have mentioned before, out of the 2 temples, Bhoga and Yoga Nandeeshwara, this is the second one located at the top of the hill.

This is another very old and beautiful temple of Lord Shiva and one of the oldest temples in the region.

The temple was built by cholas.

The temple is supposed to be more than 1000 years old. The presiding deity of this temple is lord shiva.

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So friends, I hope that you liked this information – Temples in Chikkaballapur ( Temples near Bangalore ). This place is not very far from Bangalore and very well connected to all parts of Bangalore city.

Hope you are able to find some time and visit these beautiful temples which are also historically significant temples.

Have a blessed trip!


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Lord Shiv Kawach

Shiv Kawach – amogh shiv kavach – शिव कवच

Shiv Kawach, also called as Amogh Shiv Kavach or shiv raksha kavach is a very powerful Raksha Yantra. भगवान शिव का यह यंत्र ऐसा रक्षा कवच है जो मौत को भी मात दे सकता है. Shiv Kawach / Amogh Shiv Kavach is also called as Mahamritunjay Mantra. शिव यंत्र को महामृत्युंजय यंत्र …

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Chikka Tirupathi – Lord Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy temple, Malur, Bangalore

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Shri Ranganthaswamy temple – Shivanasamudra – Karnatka (Madhya Ranga)

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Lotus temple New Delhi

Lotus Temple – New Delhi

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Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics

Hanuman Chalisa – Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics

Jai Shri Ram, Jai Shri Hanuman. For all our readers of mytempletrips, please find the most powerful in world, the Lord Shri Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics. Hanuman Chalisa in Hindi दोहा ( 1 ): श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज, निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि।बरनऊं रघुबर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि।।बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके, …

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hanuman ji ki aarti

Hanuman ji ki aarti – Aarti Kije Hanuman Lala Ki lyrics in Hindi & English

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Vir Anjaneya temple – Chikkaballapur – Bangalore – Karnataka

Vir Anjaneya temple – Chikkaballapur – A newly built temple located at the entrance of Chikkballapur. The temple is dedicated to Lord Anjaneya (Lord Hanuman) and temple architecture is similar to other temples of South India. However it is a grand temple and a good visit. Where is Vir Anjaneya …

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Thimmaraya swamy temple anekal

Thimmaraya swamy temple anekal – An ancient temple near Bangalore – Karga festival

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Lord Shiv Bhajan

Lord Shiv Bhajan – Seesh Gang ardhang parvati lyrics in hindi and english

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Temples of Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram temples – The temple town of Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram also known as the temple city of Tamilnadu is known for thousand of temples which exists in this city. Kanchipuram temples are famous across the world and this temple town is one of the most visited temple towns.

Kanchipuram is one of the most ancient city of Tamil Nadu and India and its history dates back to 2nd Century BCE.

so friends, let us look at the some famous Kanchipuram temples of the he temple town Kanchipuram!

Kanchipuram – One of the Sapta Puri Cities

Kanchipuram is also one of the Sapta Puri cities of India. Cities which are considered to be so holy that visiting them provides path to moksha. These are Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Varanasi, Kanchipuram, Ujjain and Dwarka.

Such is the importance of Kanchipuram. As par Garuda Puran this is a place to attain moksha!

What does the name Kanchipuram signifies

Kanchipuram is a tamil word, which means a place where Lord Vishnu is worshipped. Lord Varadharaja Perumal Temple is where Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Lord Varadharaja and is one of the most famous temples of Kanchipuram.

In sanskrit Kanci means girdle and it is said that the city is like a girdle to the earth.

Kanchipuram temples – Famous temple of Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram is a famous temple town, but let us look at some of the most famous temples of Kanchipuram

Shri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

One of the most famous Kanchipuram temples, Shri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, also called as Hastagiri or Attiyuran is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

It is located in a suburb of Kanchipuram known as the Vishnu Kanchi which has many famous Vishnu temples.

It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu. The temple along with Ekambareswarar Temple and Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram is popularly known as Mumurtivasam Kanchipuram

Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple is known as: ‘Perumal Koil’.

Shri Varadharaja Perumal Temple - Kanchipuram temples
Shri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

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This is one of the most sacred places for Vaishnavites. The fourth of the Divya Desams that completes this series is Melukote–which is known as Thirunarayanapuram.

Vaishnavites believe that visiting all four places without a break will guarantee one a place in paramapadam.

Shri Ekambareswarar Temple

Ekambareswarar Temple is temple dedicated to shiva and is the largest temple in city.

Located in the main town (city center) this temple is very important to the shivaities and also is one of the temple associated with the five element the panch bhota stalams and signifies earth (Prithvi Lingam)

Shri Ekambareswarar Temple - famous Kanchipuram temples

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Its gopuram, is 59 metres (194 ft) tall, making it one the tallest temple towers in India. The temple is one of five called Pancha Bhoota Stalams.

Shri Kailasanathar Temple

A very very famous Kanchipuram temples, Kailasanathar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built by the Pallavas.

It is one of the oldest Hindu temple in existence here and is declared an archaeological monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Kailasanathar Temple - famous Kanchipuram temples
Kailasanathar Temple

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Adi Sankara is closely associated with this temple and is believed to have established the Kanchi math after this temple

Interestingly, it was built in the 8th century by Pallava king Narasimhavarman II, who also built the Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram.

The main shrine has a 16 sided Shivalinga in black granite stone deified in the sanctum sanctorum. Within the walls of the main shrine there is main pedestal with very elegantly carved images of gods. Nandi as in all Shiva temples is giving guard to the deity.

On each face of the outer walls of the main shrine there are many carvings of deities.

It’s said that a secret tunnel, built by the kings, was used as an escape route & is still visible..

This is an ASI protected monument and a must visit temple if you are in Kanchi.

Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple

Another very very important center for worship in Kanchipuram, the temple is dedicated to Ma Parvathi and is worshiped here as Kamakshi Amman. There is three major Kamakshi temples, one in Madurai , the Meenakshi temple, the other one as Akhilandeshwari temple in Thieuvanakaval and this one. The temple was built during Pallavas period.

Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple
Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple

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Ma Kamaskhi Amman is seated in padmasana position in this temple which signifies peace and prosperity. This is the only Shakti temple is Kanchipuram. Spread over an area of around 5 acres, this temple is magnificent and must visit if you are in the city.

Shri Muktheeswarar Temple

Shri Muktheeswarar Temple
Shri Muktheeswarar Temple

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Another very old Shiva temple in Kanchipuram built during the times of Pallavas.

It is a small temple but with nice carvings dating back to Pallava period.

Very near to bus stand is often missed, but should be on your list if you are visiting the city.

The main deity here is Sri Muktheeswarar and Goddess Sri Dharmasamvardhani Ambaal.

It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams.

Sri Kumarakottam Temple

Another very famous temple in the city, dedicated to Muruga. This temple is located on main Raja Street and is between the Ekambareswarar temple and Kamakshi Amman temple.

Divya Stambha at Sri Kumarakottam temple
Divya Stambha at Sri Kumarakottam temple

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So the temple located to Lord Murga, who is son of Lord Shiva and Ma Parvati is located between the two temples, the Ekambareswarar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Kamakshi Amman temple dedicated to Ma Parvathi. .

This temple is one of the major temples of city and an important religious destination.

Shri Chitragupta Swamy Temple

There are not many temples dedicated to Shri Chitragupta. The patron deity of all Kayasthas in India. The Sri Chitragupta Swamy Temple in Kanchipuram is one of them.

A very small but beautiful temple, maintained by ASI, this temple should be on your list if you are visiting the city. One of the must visit temples for all Kayasthas.

Shri Chitragupta Swamy Temple
Shri Chitragupta Swamy Temple

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This is one of the few temples in Kanchipuram which was buitl during Cholas period.

Shri Ashtabujakaram temple

Another important temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is believed to be built during the period of Pallavas. Located in the area of Vishnu Kanchi, the same place where Shri Varadaraja Perumal Temple is located. It is a small temple but a prominent Vishnu temple of the area.

Shri Ashtabujakaram temple
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Other important Information

The city is also popular as an important center for Buddhism and Jainism.

The original set of the Jina Kanchi institution Mutt was in Kanchipuram. There is twin jain temple in kanchipuram which is maintained by Tamil Nadu archaeological department. Trilokyanatha Temple is one such temple built during Pallavas time.

Buddhists institutions from Kanchipuram were instrumental in spreading Theravada Buddhism to the Mon people of Myanmar and Thailand

There is a lot to write about Kanchipuram. This place is one of the most important places for Hindus and is dotted with thousands of temples. The temples we have listed out are one of the most important ones if you are visiting the town.

Never miss an opportunity to visit Kanchipuram if you are visiting Tamilnadu. October to February is an ideal time to visit.

Have a blessed Darshan!


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Shiv Aarti

Shiv aarti – Shiv aarti lyrics in Hindi and English

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Devarayanadurga temple

Devarayanadurga temple – Yoganarshimha & Bhoganarshimha temple at Tumkur – Karnatka

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Maa Kalratri

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Ma Katyayani Aarti

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108 Names of Ma Durga

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Navratri Vrat Katha

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Ma Skandmata

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Ma Kushmanda aarti

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ma chandragnahta aarti

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Ma Brahmacharini aarti

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Ma shailputi aarti

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Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple – Kanipakam Temple – Chitoor – Andhra Pradesh

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Chat Puja – Origin and Significance

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Devi Patan Temple – Tulsipur – Uttar Pradesh

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Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam)

Varamahalakshmi Vrat – Important festival to worship Ma Lakshmi

Mahalakshmi or Ma Lakshmi is the goddess of good fortune i.e health, wealth and prosperity. She is worshipped for a good health, as well as for the husband’s health and long life. Varamahalakshmi festival is an important festival to celebrate Ma Lakshmi. Today let us know more about Varamahalakshmi festival and Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam).

Varamahalakshmi vrat ( Varalakshmi Vratam ) which falls before Shravanamas full moon day  is very important festival for hindu celebrated specifically in south part of India.

This festival is celebrated by married woman. It is said that worshipping Ma Lakshmi today is equivalent to worshipping the Astalakshmi ( 8 forms of Ma Lakshmi)–

  • Goddesses of Wealth(Shri),
  • Goddess Earth(Bhu),
  • Goddess of Learning(Saraswati),
  • Goddess of Love(Priti),
  • Goddess of Fame(Kirti),
  • Goddess of Peace(Shanti),
  • Goddess of Pleasure(Tushti)
  • Goddess of Strength(Pushti).

Varalakshmi Vratam 2020: Date and puja timings

This year , 2020, the Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam) is being celebrated on Friday, July 31,

Muhurat for Varamahalakshmi Vrat 2020

  • The Simha Lagna puja muhurat will be from 06:59 am to 09:17 am. (Duration of this muhurat being 2 hrs and 17 mins)
  • The Vrishchika Lagna puja muhurat will be from 01:53 pm to 04:11 pm (Duration being 02 hours 19 mins)
  • The Kumbha Lagna puja muhurat will be from 07:57 pm to 09:25 pm (Duration being 01 hour and 27 mins)
  • The Vrishabha Lagna puja muhurat will be from 12:25 am to 02:21 am Aug 01, 2020 ( Duration being 1 hours and 56 mins)

Process of Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam).

The Varamahalakshmi vratam is as follows.

  • Early in the morning women after taking bath should make a rangoli on the place where the Kalash will be placed.
  • Fill the sacred kalasha with rice and top it with fresh mango leaves a coconut and cloth which is placed on the the top of the kalash to cover the coconut
  • Invoke the goddess by decorating the Kalash with flowers , jewellery, fruits, dry fruits, fresh grains, sweets and other savouries.
  • You can also place coins, or rupee notes or make a garland of notes.

Any auspicious festival should be started with worship to Lord Ganesh . Make a small cone shaped Ganesha using turmeric powder (also called as Manjal pillayar).

Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam).

Sothe pooja starts with the beginning of pooja to Lord Ganesha. Then the main worship of Varalakshmi begins. The raksha ( red and orange thread) is worshiped for a second time and tied to the right hand of the woman.

Avahanam and Anga Pooja

Finish Ganesha pooja first and then take some flowers and akshat in hand and chant the Avahanam slokha.

Then offer the flowers and akshat to kalasha and invite Ma Lakshmi to your

Chant below:

Lakshmi Ksheera Samudra Raaja Tanaya
Sree Ranga Dhaameshvari
Daasi Bhootha Samasata Deva Vanithaam
Lokaika Deepankuraam
Sreeman Manda Kataaksha Labdha Vibhava
Brahmendra Gangaadharam
Tvaam Trailokya Kudumbineem
Sarasijam Vande Mukunda Priyaam

After above is done, chant Lakshmi Ashtothram(108) by offering flowers to the kalash.

Lord Narayana, that is Lord Vishnu or Lord Hari , the husband of Lakshmi, an embodiment of Shuddha Sattwa, and the preserver of the world. He is also called the Ashta Lakshmi Padhi ( The 8 forms of Ma Lakshmi )

Adi (Protector) Lakshmi,
Dhana (Wealth) Lakshmi,
Dhanya (Food and Grains) Lakshmi,
Vijaya (Victory) Lakshmi,
Vidhya (Knowledge) Lakshmi,
Santana (Offsprings) Lakshmi,
Dhairya (Bravery and Strength) Lakshmi,
Soubhagya (Sumangali- Long life of husband) Lakshmi.
All becomes the embodiment of an ideal woman.

Legend of Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam)

The importance of the Varalakshmi Vrat was narrated by Lord Shiva to Ma Parvathi. The mention of which can be found in Skanda Purana. Those who perform this Vrat and Pooja are blessed with Dhana (food), Dhanya (food), Aayu (Long life), Aarogya (health), Aishwarya (wealth), Santanana (progeny) and Soubhagya (long life of husband).

According to the legend, long time ago a lady named Charumath lived in the Maratha kingdom. She was a very pious lady.

She took good care of her family , respected her in-laws, loving and cared for her husband and children. One day she dreamt about Goddess Lakshmi asking her to perform the pooja. She, with the consent of her family, performed this Vrata. She also told about this to other ladies.

She was blessed by Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, and with this Vrat, it is said that one can find peace and prosperity in life.

This festival is mostly celebrated in South India and savouries like obattu, kosumbari, puliyogare, huli anna, hesaru bele payasa are made on this festival.

In the evening women visit other houses and exchange sweets and offerings.

How to do simple Varalakshmi Pooja

Many a times people are not very much aware of the detailed process of doing this pooja and may be interested in knowing if the pooja can be done in a simple way.

For doing a simple pooja, light the lamp and keep some neivedyam and do the pooja by chanting Mahalakshmi Ashtothram.

There is no hard and fast rule of performing this pooja. If you pray to goddess from the bottom of your heart you will be blessed. Invoke Ma Lakshmi by chanting Mahalakshmi Ashtothram.

So on this auspicious day, let us all pray to Goddess Vara Mahalakshmi to bless us with peace,health & wealth.

So friends, Goddess Lakshmi is one of the prime goddesses for us Hindus.

There are many temples dedicated to various forms of Ma Lakshmi in India. She is worshipped in different forms and incarnations all over the country.

Goddess Lakshmi is known as the goddess of wealth, people worship her for the wealth and prosperity.

Let is look at some prominent Ma Lakshmi Temples

What are some famous Lakshmi temples in India

Some famous Lakshmi temples in India and seek her blessings.

Shri Ashtalakshmi Temple – #1

One of the most important temples of Ma Lakshmi in India. The temple is dedicated to the Ma Lakshmi, and her eight devine forms ( also called as the Ashtalakshmi ) , the goddess of wealth, namely, offspring, success, prosperity, wealth, courage, bravery, food, and knowledge.

Varamahalakshmi Vrat

The Ashtalakshmi Kovil temple, lies on the shorelines near the Elliot’s beach, in Chennai, India. The sanctorums are depicted on a multi-tier complex.

Ashtalakshmi Temple is open:
Sun – Sat 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Address: elliots beach, 6/21 paindi Amman Kovil, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090

Doddagaddavalli Lakshmi Devi Temple #2

The Lakshmi Devi temple is located in Doddagaddavalli. ( Doddagaddavalli is a village in Hassan District of Karnataka ). It is located 16 km from the capital , the Hassan city center and lies on the Hassan – Belur highway.

The Lakshmi Devi temple, was built by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana in 1114 C.E. It is a very ancient temple and is of prime important, historically and religiously.

Entry Fee : No entry fee , Timings : 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Mahalaxmi Temple in Mumbai – #3

One of the most popular pilgrimage places in Mumbai and attracts pilgrims from across the country year round.

Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most famous temple in Mumbai. It is located on the northern foot of Malabar Hills at Bhulabhai Desai Road in Breach Candy. The temple is dedicated to three dieties Laxmi, Kali and saraswati.

But the presiding deity here is Goddes Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth. Everyday a large number of devotees visit this temple with lots of expectations. They believe that the Ma Mahalaxmi will take care of them and fulfills their wishes.

Varamahalakshmi Vrat - Mahalakshmi temple Mumbai

The temple is also famous for being one of the six places of the Shakti, where according to Hindu mythology, one can get achieve fulfilment from desire as well as salvation from it.

Navratri’ festival is a special and is celebrated in a big way in the Mahalakshmi temple. During these nine days the temple decorated with lighting and flowers.

A lesser known legend about this temple is that the idol of Ma Lakshmi is a ‘swayambhu‘ – that is one who has not been carved out but has appeared on stone by herself. The only way we can get a glimpse of her is to visit the temple around 9:30pm. During this time the original idols are open for darshan for about 15 to 20 minutes before the temple closes. The temple opens again at 6:00 am, directly with the morning abhisekham , after which the idols are covered and opens again forthe first Aarti. The original idol, being a ‘swayambhu’, is not carved, but an imprint on stone, and is covered with sindoor.

The temple is 1 km from Mahalakshmi railway station in Mumbai. There are two more temples, Tryambakeshwar temple and Mahadev dhakleshwar temple nearby which you can visit as well.

Temple Address:
Bhulabhai Desai Road,
Mumbai-400 026.Contact : 022-2351 4732.
Timing: 06:00 A.M – 10:00 P.M

Please note that photography is strictly prohibited in the temple premises.

One of the very famous temples of Mumbai this temple is very crowded on Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir), Delhi – #4

The Laxminarayan Temple, also known as the Birla Mandir is dedicated to Laxminarayan. Based in Delhi, it is one of the most visited temples there.

Varamahalakshmi Vrat - Lakshinarayan Temple Delhi

Laxminarayan refers to Vishnu, the preserver and is also known as Narayan. When he is with his consort Lakshmi, he is referred to as Shri LaxmiNarayan.

Address: Mandir Marg, near Gole Market, Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Golden Temple Vellore – #5

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Ma Lakshmi, this temple complex is inside the Sripuram spiritual park, situated at the foot of a small range of green hills at Thirumalaikodi Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India.

Golden temple vellore

This temple is

  • 120 km from Tirupati,
  • 145 km from Chennai,
  • 160 km from Puducherry
  • 200 km from Bangalore.

Address: Sri Narayani Peedam, Thirumalaikodi, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632055

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GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple – एक अनोखा मंदिर जहाँ भगवान हनुमान स्त्री रूप में विराजमान है – A Unique Lord Hanuman Temple

GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple – एक अनोखा मंदिर जहाँ भगवान हनुमान स्त्री रूप में विराजमान है – A Unique Lord Hanuman Temple – हमारे देश में हनुमान जी के कई प्रसिद मंदिर हैं लेकिन आज जिस मंदिर की बात करेने जा रहे है वोह थोड़ा अलग है। शायद अपने इस मंदिर के बारे में जरूर सुना होगा। वैसे तो हनुमान जी बाल ब्रह्मचारी हैं लेकिन छत्तीसगढ़ के इस मंदिर में हनुमान जी की पूजा एक स्त्री के रूप में होती है। जी हाँ एक ऎसा अनोखा मंदिर जहाँ भगवान हनुमान स्त्री रूप में विराजमान है.

There are many famous Hanuman Temple in India. But the temple we are talking about today is a bit different. It is very unique temple because here Lord Hanuman is worshiped in female form.

Where is GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple

यह मंदिर छत्तीसगढ़ के बिलासपुर शहर से लगभग 25 किलोमीटर दूर रतनपुर जिले में स्थित है। इस मंदिर में हनुमान जी को पुरुष नहीं बल्कि स्त्री के रूप में पूजा जाता है। इस अनोखे मंदिर की स्थापना के पीछे की पौराणिक कथा भी काफी दिलचस्प है।

This unique temple is located in Girjabandh, Ratnakar district of Chattisgarh. This temple is around 25 Kms from Bilaspur. This unique temple has a very interesting story.

GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple

यहाँ भगवन पवपुत्र हनुमान जी स्त्री रूप में पूजे जाते हैं यहाँ उनका दिव्य रूप भी बहुत मनोहर हें  रतनपुर के गिरजाबांध में मौजूद इस मंदिर में ‘देवी’ हनुमान की मूर्ति है। इस मंदिर के प्रति लोगों में काफी आस्था है। ऐसा माना जाता है कि जो कोई भी यहां पूजा अर्चना करता है, उसकी मनोकामना पूरी होती है।

Lord Hanuman is worshiped here in female form. People have a lot of faith in this temple and it is said that people who worship here, all their washes gets fulfilled.
GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple

Legend Behind GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple

इतिहासकारो की माने तो ये मंदिर १० हजार साल पुराना माना जाता हैं। कहा जाता है कि मंदिर का निर्माण “पृथ्वी देवजू ” नाम के राजा ने कराया था। राजा पृथ्वी देवजू हनुमान जी के बहुत बड़े भक्त थे औऱ उन्होंने कई सालों तक रतनपुर पर शासन किया था। माना जाता है कि वह कुष्ठ रोग से पीड़ित थे।

It is said that this temple is more that 10,000 years old and was established by the king named “Prithvi Devju”. King Prithvi Devju was a great devotee of Hanuman and he ruled Ratanpur for many years. He is believed to have suffered from leprosy.

इस मंदिर जुड़ी एकक पौराणिक कथा है एक रात देवजू राजा के सपने में भगवान ने दर्शन दिए और कहा की यहाँ मंदिर बनाओ जब मंदिर का निर्माण पूरा होने वाला था तब भगवान ने फिर दरसन दिए और कहा की महामाया कुंड से मूर्ति निकाल कर मंदिर में स्थापित करो ।

There is a mythology related to this temple. One night, in the dream of Devju Raja, God appeared and said that build the temple , when the construction of the temple was about to be completed, then the Lord again gave Darsan and said to remove the idol from Mahamaya Kund and install it in the temple.

राजा ने प्रभु के आगया का पालन किया जब प्रभु की मूर्ति निकाली तो वह बहुत आश्चर्य में पढ़ गए की हनुमान जी ये दिवय मूर्ति स्त्री रूप में थी फिर महामाया कुंड से निकली मूर्ति को पूरे विधि विधान से मंदिर में स्थापित किया गया। मूर्ति स्थापना के बाद राजा की बीमारी पूरी तरह से ठीक हो गई।

The king obeyed . But, when he took out the idol of the Lord, he was in great surprise that the divine idol of Lord Hanuman was in female form. After the idol installation, the king’s illness was completely cured.

GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple

Best time to visit GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple

रतनपुर में काफी ज्यादा गर्मी पड़ती है, इसलिए सर्दियों के दौरान आप यहां की यात्रा करना ज्यादा बेहतर रहता है । इस जगह की यात्रा करने का सबसे अच्छा समय अक्टूबर और मार्च के बीच है।

It is better to visit GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple during winter. The best time to visit this place is between October and March. Summers are very hot and is difficult to walk in sun.

GirjaBandh Hanuman Temple

How to reach Shri Girjabandh Hanuman Temple

आप रतनपुर बेहद आसानी से पहुंच सकते हैं।

यहां से सबसे निकटतम हवाई अड्डा रायपुर का स्वामी विवेकानंद एयरपोर्ट है, जो कि यहां से लगभग 140 किमी दूर है।

यहां से बिलासपुर के लिए सीधी टैक्सी और बस सेवा उपलब्ध है। वहां से आप रतनपुर के लिए कैब ले सकते हैं।

रतनपुर पहुँचने के लिए हवाई अड्डे से लगभग पाँच घंटे लगेंगे। बिलासपुर जंक्शन रेलवे स्टेशन निकटतम रेलवे स्टेशन है, जो रतनपुर से २५ km दूर है। स्टेशन के बाहर से कैब और बसें मिल जाती हैं।

You can reach Ratanpur very easily.

The nearest airport from here is Swami Vivekananda Airport of Raipur, which is about 140 km from here. Direct taxis and bus services are available from here to Bilaspur.

From there you can take a cab to Ratanpur. It will take about five hours from the airport to reach Ratanpur.

Bilaspur Junction railway station is the nearest railway station, serving Ratanpur (25 km away). Cabs and buses are available from outside the station.

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Ma durga aarti

Shri Durga Aarti – Jai Ambe Gauri – मां दुर्गा जी की आरती

Shri Durga Aarti : For all the devotees for Ma Durga, friends find below Ma Durga Aarti – Jai Ambe Gauri.  

Ma Durga, the reincarnation of ‘Shakti’. Also known by many other names like – Ma Parvati, Ma Ambe. Every year 2 times during navaratri, Ma Durga’s 9 different forms are worshipped. For all the devotees of Ma Durga, please find below Shri Durga Aarti both in Hindi and English Script.

Jai Ambe Gauri – Maa Durga ji ki Aarti

Shri Durga Aarti - Jai Ambe Gauri - मां दुर्गा जी की आरती
जय अम्बे गौरी मैया जय श्यामा गौरी ।
तुमको निशिदिन ध्यावत हरि ब्रह्मा शिव री ॥टेक॥
Jai ambe gauri, mayya jai shyama gauri
Tumko nish-din dhyavat, hari brahma shivji
Jai ambe gauri
मांग सिंदूर बिराजत टीको मृगमद को ।
उज्ज्वल से दोउ नैना चंद्रबदन नीको ॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Maang sindoor virajat, tiko mrig-mad ko
Ujjwal se dou naina, chandra vadan niko ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
कनक समान कलेवर रक्ताम्बर राजै।
रक्तपुष्प गल माला कंठन पर साजै
॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Kanak samaan kalewar, raktaambar raaje
Rakt pushp gal-mala, kanthan par saaje ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
केहरि वाहन राजत खड्ग खप्परधारी ।
सुर-नर मुनिजन सेवत तिनके दुःखहारी ॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Kehri vahan rajat, kharag khapar dhaari
Sur nar muni jan sevat, tinke dukh haari ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
कानन कुण्डल शोभित नासाग्रे मोती ।
कोटिक चंद्र दिवाकर राजत समज्योति ॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Kanan kundal shobhit, naas-agre moti
Kotik chandra divakar, sum rajat jyoti ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
शुम्भ निशुम्भ बिडारे महिषासुर घाती ।
धूम्र विलोचन नैना निशिदिन मदमाती ॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Shumbh ni-shumbh vidare, mahisha sur ghati
Dhumra-vilochan naina, nish-din- mad mati ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
चण्ड मुंड संघारे शोणित बीज हरे।
मधु कैटभ दाऊ मारे, सुर भयहीन करे।
॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Chandh mundh sangh-haare, shonit beej hare
Madhu kaitabh dou maare, sur bhe heen kare ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
भ्राम्हणी रुद्राणी तुम कमला रानी। आगम निगम बखानी , तुम शिव पटरानी।
॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Brahmani rudrani, tum kamla rani
Aagam nigam bakhani, tum shiv patrani ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
चौंसठ योगिनि मंगल गावैं नृत्य करत भैरू।
बाजत ताल मृदंगा अरू बाजत डमरू ॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Chon-sath yogini gavat, nritya karat bhairon
Baajat taal mridanga, aur baajat damaroomaroo ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
तुम ही जग की माता , तुम ही हो भरता।
भक्तों की दुःख हारता , सुख संपत्ति करता
॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Tum hi jag ki maata, tum hi ho bharta
Bhakto ki dukh harata, sukh sampati karata ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
भुजा चार अति शोभित खड्ग खप्परधारी।
मनवांछित फल पावत सेवत नर नारी ॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Bhuja chaar ati shobit, var mudra dhaari
Man vaanchit phal pavat, sevat nar naari ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
कंचन थाल विराजत अगर कपूर बाती ।
श्री मालकेतु में राजत कोटि रतन ज्योति ॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Kanchan thaal virajat, agar kapoor baati
Shri maal-ketu me rajat, kotik ratan jyoti
॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥
श्री अम्बे माँ की आरती जो कोई नर गावै ।
कहत शिवानंद स्वामी सुख-सम्पत्ति पावै ॥जय अम्बे गौरी॥
Shri ambe-ma-ki aaarti, jo koi nar gaave
Kahat shivanand swami, sukh sampati pave ॥ Jai ambe gauri ॥

Anuradha Paudwal Jai Ambe Gauri – on youtube

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Shri Durga Chalisa

Shri Durga Chalisa in hindi – श्री दुर्गा चालीसा

For all the devotees of Ma Durga, please find below Shri Durga Chalisa in hindi – श्री दुर्गा चालीसा . It said that those who worship and recite this chalisa daily are blessed by Ma Durga.

Shri Durga Chalisa - श्री दुर्गा चालीसा

Shri Durga Chalisa – श्री दुर्गा चालीसा

Shri Durga Chalisa in Hindi

नमो नमो दुर्गे सुख करनी।
नमो नमो दुर्गे दुःख हरनी॥

निरंकार है ज्योति तुम्हारी।
तिहूं लोक फैली उजियारी॥

शशि ललाट मुख महाविशाला।
नेत्र लाल भृकुटि विकराला॥

रूप मातु को अधिक सुहावे।
दरश करत जन अति सुख पावे॥

तुम संसार शक्ति लै कीना।
पालन हेतु अन्न धन दीना॥

अन्नपूर्णा तुम जग पाला।
तुम ही आदि सुन्दरी बाला॥
प्रलयकाल सब नाशन हारी।
तुम गौरी शिवशंकर प्यारी॥

शिव योगी तुम्हरे गुण गावें।
ब्रह्मा विष्णु तुम्हें नित ध्यावें॥

रूप सरस्वती को तुम धारा।
दे सुबुद्धि ऋषि मुनिन उबारा॥

धरा रूप नरसिंह को अम्बा।
परगट भई फाड़कर खम्बा॥
रक्षा करि प्रह्लाद बचायो।
हिरण्याक्ष को स्वर्ग पठायो॥

लक्ष्मी रूप धरो जग माहीं।
श्री नारायण अंग समाहीं॥

क्षीरसिन्धु में करत विलासा।
दयासिन्धु दीजै मन आसा॥

हिंगलाज में तुम्हीं भवानी।
महिमा अमित न जात बखानी॥
मातंगी अरु धूमावति माता।
भुवनेश्वरी बगला सुख दाता॥

श्री भैरव तारा जग तारिणी।
छिन्न भाल भव दुःख निवारिणी॥

केहरि वाहन सोह भवानी।
लांगुर वीर चलत अगवानी॥

कर में खप्पर खड्ग विराजै।
जाको देख काल डर भाजै॥

सोहै अस्त्र और त्रिशूला।
जाते उठत शत्रु हिय शूला॥

नगरकोट में तुम्हीं विराजत।
तिहुंलोक में डंका बाजत॥

शुंभ निशुंभ दानव तुम मारे।
रक्तबीज शंखन संहारे॥

महिषासुर नृप अति अभिमानी।
जेहि अघ भार मही अकुलानी॥

रूप कराल कालिका धारा।
सेन सहित तुम तिहि संहारा॥

परी गाढ़ संतन पर जब जब।
भई सहाय मातु तुम तब तब॥

अमरपुरी अरु बासव लोका।
तब महिमा सब रहें अशोका॥

ज्वाला में है ज्योति तुम्हारी।
तुम्हें सदा पूजें नर-नारी॥
प्रेम भक्ति से जो यश गावें।
दुःख दारिद्र निकट नहिं आवें॥

ध्यावे तुम्हें जो नर मन लाई।
जन्म-मरण ताकौ छुटि जाई॥

जोगी सुर मुनि कहत पुकारी।
योग न हो बिन शक्ति तुम्हारी॥

शंकर आचारज तप कीनो।
काम अरु क्रोध जीति सब लीनो॥
निशिदिन ध्यान धरो शंकर को।
काहु काल नहिं सुमिरो तुमको॥

शक्ति रूप का मरम न पायो।
शक्ति गई तब मन पछितायो॥

शरणागत हुई कीर्ति बखानी।
जय जय जय जगदम्ब भवानी॥

भई प्रसन्न आदि जगदम्बा।
दई शक्ति नहिं कीन विलम्बा॥

मोको मातु कष्ट अति घेरो।
तुम बिन कौन हरै दुःख मेरो॥

आशा तृष्णा निपट सतावें।
रिपू मुरख मौही डरपावे॥

शत्रु नाश कीजै महारानी।
सुमिरौं इकचित तुम्हें भवानी॥

करो कृपा हे मातु दयाला।
ऋद्धि-सिद्धि दै करहु निहाला।
जब लगि जिऊं दया फल पाऊं ।
तुम्हरो यश मैं सदा सुनाऊं ॥

दुर्गा चालीसा जो कोई गावै।
सब सुख भोग परमपद पावै॥

देवीदास शरण निज जानी।
करहु कृपा जगदम्ब भवानी॥

Shri Durga Chalisa in English

Namo namo Durge sukh karani,
Namo namo Ambe dukh harani.
Nirankar hai jyoti tumhari
Tihun lok pheli ujayari.

Shashi lalat mukh maha vishala,
Netra lal brikuti vikrala.

Roop matu ko adhika suhave,
Daras karat jan ati sukh pave.

Tum sansar shakti laya kina,
Palan hetu anna dhan dina.

Annapurna hui jag pala,
Tumhi adi sundari bala.

Pralaya kal sab nashan hari,
Tum Gauri Shiv Shankar pyari.

Shiv yogi tumhare gun gave,
Brahma Vishnu tumhe nit dhyaven.

Roop Saraswati ko tum dhara,
De subudhi rishi munin ubara

Dhara roop Narsimha ko Amba,
Pragat bhayin phar kar kamba.

Raksha kari Prahalad bachayo,
Hiranakush ko swarg pathayo.

Lakshmii roop dharo jag mahi,
Shree Narayan ang samahi

Sheer Sindhu me karat vilasa,
Daya Sindhu deejay man aasa

Hingalaj mein tumhi Bhavani,
Mahima amit na jaat bakhani

Matangi Dhoomavati Mata,
Bhuvneshwari Bagala Sukhdata

Shree Bairav Tara jog tarani,
Chin-na Bhala bhav dukh nivarani.

Kehari Vahan soh Bhavani,
Langur veer chalat agavani

Kar men khappar khadag viraje,
Jako dekh kal dar bhaje.

Sohe astra aur trishoola,
Jase uthata shatru hiya shoola

Nagarkot mein tumhi virajat,
Tihun lok mein danka bajat

Shumbhu Nishumbhu Danuja tum mare
Rakta-beeja shankhan samhare.

Mahishasur nripa ati abhimani,
Jehi agha bhar mahi akulani

Roop kaaral Kalika dhara,
Sen sahit tum tin tihi samhara

Pari garh santan par jab jab,
Bhayi sahaya Matu tum tab tab

Amarpuri aru basava loka,
Tava mahima sab rahen asoka

Jwala mein hai jyoti tumhari,
Tumhen sada pooje nar nari

Prem bhakti se jo yash gaye,
Dukh-daridra nikat nahin aave

Dhyave tumhen jo nar man laee,
Janam-maran tako chuti jaee.

Jogi sur-muni kahat pukari,
Jog na ho bin shakti tumhari

Shankar Aacharaj tap keenhon,
Kam, krodh jeet sab leenhon

Nisidhin dhyan dharo Shanker ko,
Kahu kal nahin sumiron tum ko

Shakti roop ko maram na payo,
Shakti gayi tab man pachitayo

Sharnagat hui keerti bakhani,
Jai jai jai Jagdamb Bhavani

Bhayi prasanna Aadi Jagdamba,
Dayi shakti nahin keen vilamba

Mokun Matu kashta ati ghero,
Tum bin kaun hare dukh mero

Asha trishna nipat sataven,
Moh madadik sab binsaven

Shatru nash keeje Maharani,
Sumiron ikchit tumhi Bhavani

Karo kripa hey Matu dayala
Riddhi-Siddhi de karahu nihala

Jab lagi jiyoon daya phal paoon,
Tumro yash mein sada sunaoon,

Durga chalisa jo gaye,
Sab sukh bhog parampad pave

Devidas sharan nij jani,
Karahu kripa Jagdamb Bhavani

शरणागत रक्षा करें , भक्त रहे निःशंक , मै आया तेरी शरण में माता लीजे अंक

|| जय दुर्गा मइया ||

Friends, Shri Durga Chalisa , श्री दुर्गा चालीसा is a very powerful way to start your day. Do recite Shri Durga Chalisa daily and seek Ma Durgas blessings.

Jai Mata ki!

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श्री दुर्गा कवच – Ma Durga Kavach – Durga Kavach hindi (Chaupai) & sanskrit text

Ma Durga Kavach in Hindi – जय माता की दोस्तों। माँ दुर्गा के भक्तों को माँ दुर्गा के कवच का महत्व बताने की जरूरत नहीं है। यह कवच से माँ दुर्गा की स्तुति करने से मन के सरे डर खत्म हो जाते है। यह कवच आपके और आपके परिवार को सुरक्षा प्रदान करना है। अगर आप Durga Kavach hindi text खोज रहे हैं तो हम नीचे Ma Durga Kavach का हिंदी में पाठ दे रहे हैं जिसे आप डाउनलोड भी कर सकते हैं।

माँ दुर्गा कवच – Ma Durga Kavach ( In Hindi – )

॥अथ श्री देव्याः कवचम्॥

॥जय माता की ॥

ऋषि मार्कंड़य ने पूछा जभी !
दया करके ब्रह्माजी बोले तभी !!
के जो गुप्त मंत्र है संसार में !
हैं सब शक्तियां जिसके अधिकार में !!
हर इक का कर सकता जो उपकार है !
जिसे जपने से बेडा ही पार है !!
पवित्र कवच दुर्गा बलशाली का !
जो हर काम पूरे करे सवाल का !!
सुनो मार्कंड़य मैं समझाता हूँ !
मैं नवदुर्गा के नाम बतलाता हूँ !!
कवच की मैं सुन्दर चोपाई बना !
जो अत्यंत हैं गुप्त देयुं बता !!
नव दुर्गा का कवच यह, पढे जो मन चित लाये !
उस पे किसी प्रकार का, कभी कष्ट न आये !!
कहो जय जय जय महारानी की !
जय दुर्गा अष्ट भवानी की !!
पहली शैलपुत्री कहलावे !
दूसरी ब्रह्मचरिणी मन भावे !!
तीसरी चंद्रघंटा शुभ नाम !
चौथी कुश्मांड़ा सुखधाम !!
पांचवी देवी अस्कंद माता !
छटी कात्यायनी विख्याता !!
सातवी कालरात्रि महामाया !
आठवी महागौरी जग जाया !!
नौवी सिद्धिरात्रि जग जाने !
नव दुर्गा के नाम बखाने !!
महासंकट में बन में रण में !
रुप होई उपजे निज तन में !!
महाविपत्ति में व्योवहार में !
मान चाहे जो राज दरबार में !!
शक्ति कवच को सुने सुनाये !
मन कामना सिद्धी नर पाए !!
चामुंडा है प्रेत पर, वैष्णवी गरुड़ सवार !
बैल चढी महेश्वरी, हाथ लिए हथियार !!
कहो जय जय जय महारानी की !
जय दुर्गा अष्ट भवानी की !!
हंस सवारी वारही की !
मोर चढी दुर्गा कुमारी !!
लक्ष्मी देवी कमल असीना !
ब्रह्मी हंस चढी ले वीणा !!
ईश्वरी सदा बैल सवारी !
भक्तन की करती रखवारी !!
शंख चक्र शक्ति त्रिशुला !
हल मूसल कर कमल के फ़ूला !!
दैत्य नाश करने के कारन !
रुप अनेक किन्हें धारण !!
बार बार मैं सीस नवाऊं !
जगदम्बे के गुण को गाऊँ !!
कष्ट निवारण बलशाली माँ !
दुष्ट संहारण महाकाली माँ !!
कोटी कोटी माता प्रणाम !
पूरण की जो मेरे काम !!
दया करो बलशालिनी, दास के कष्ट मिटाओ !
चमन की रक्षा को सदा, सिंह चढी माँ आओ !!
कहो जय जय जय महारानी की !
जय दुर्गा अष्ट भवानी की !!
अग्नि से अग्नि देवता !
पूरब दिशा में येंदरी !!
दक्षिण में वाराही मेरी !
नैविधी में खडग धारिणी !!
वायु से माँ मृग वाहिनी !
पश्चिम में देवी वारुणी !!
उत्तर में माँ कौमारी जी!
ईशान में शूल धारिणी !!
ब्रहामानी माता अर्श पर !
माँ वैष्णवी इस फर्श पर !!
चामुंडा दसों दिशाओं में, हर कष्ट तुम मेरा हरो !
संसार में माता मेरी, रक्षा करो रक्षा करो !!
सन्मुख मेरे देवी जया !
पाछे हो माता विजैया !!
अजीता खड़ी बाएं मेरे !
अपराजिता दायें मेरे !!
नवज्योतिनी माँ शिवांगी !
माँ उमा देवी सिर की ही !!
मालाधारी ललाट की, और भ्रुकुटी कि यशर्वथिनी !
भ्रुकुटी के मध्य त्रेनेत्रायम् घंटा दोनो नासिका !!
काली कपोलों की कर्ण, मूलों की माता शंकरी !
नासिका में अंश अपना, माँ सुगंधा तुम धरो !!
संसार में माता मेरी, रक्षा करो रक्षा करो !!
ऊपर वाणी के होठों की !
माँ चन्द्रकी अमृत करी !!
जीभा की माता सरस्वती !
दांतों की कुमारी सती !!
इस कठ की माँ चंदिका !
और चित्रघंटा घंटी की !!
कामाक्षी माँ ढ़ोढ़ी की !
माँ मंगला इस बनी की !!
ग्रीवा की भद्रकाली माँ !
रक्षा करे बलशाली माँ !!
दोनो भुजाओं की मेरे, रक्षा करे धनु धारनी !
दो हाथों के सब अंगों की, रक्षा करे जग तारनी !!
शुलेश्वरी, कुलेश्वरी, महादेवी शोक विनाशानी !
जंघा स्तनों और कन्धों की, रक्षा करे जग वासिनी !!
हृदय उदार और नाभि की, कटी भाग के सब अंग की !
गुम्हेश्वरी माँ पूतना, जग जननी श्यामा रंग की !!
घुटनों जन्घाओं की करे, रक्षा वो विंध्यवासिनी !
टकखनों व पावों की करे, रक्षा वो शिव की दासनी !!
रक्त मांस और हड्डियों से, जो बना शरीर !
आतों और पित वात में, भरा अग्न और नीर !!
बल बुद्धि अंहकार और, प्राण ओ पाप समान !
सत रज तम के गुणों में, फँसी है यह जान !!
धार अनेकों रुप ही, रक्षा करियो आन !
तेरी कृपा से ही माँ, चमन का है कल्याण !!
आयु यश और कीर्ति धन, सम्पति परिवार !
ब्रह्मणी और लक्ष्मी, पार्वती जग तार !!
विद्या दे माँ सरस्वती, सब सुखों की मूल !
दुष्टों से रक्षा करो, हाथ लिए त्रिशूल !!
भैरवी मेरी भार्या की, रक्षा करो हमेश !
मान राज दरबार में, देवें सदा नरेश !!
यात्रा में दुःख कोई न, मेरे सिर पर आये !
कवच तुम्हारा हर जगह, मेरी करे सहाए !!
है जग जननी कर दया, इतना दो वरदान !
लिखा तुम्हारा कवच यह, पढे जो निश्चय मान !!
मन वांछित फल पाए वो, मंगल मोड़ बसाए !
कवच तुम्हारा पढ़ते ही, नवनिधि घर मे आये !!
ब्रह्माजी बोले सुनो मार्कंड़य !
यह दुर्गा कवच मैंने तुमको सुनाया !!
रहा आज तक था गुप्त भेद सारा !
जगत की भलाई को मैंने बताया !!
सभी शक्तियां जग की करके एकत्रित !
है मिट्टी की देह को इसे जो पहनाया !!
चमन जिसने श्रद्धा से इसको पढ़ा जो !
सुना तो भी मुह माँगा वरदान पाया !!
जो संसार में अपने मंगल को चाहे !
तो हरदम कवच यही गाता चला जा !!
बियाबान जंगल दिशाओं दशों में !
तू शक्ति की जय जय मनाता चला जा !!
तू जल में तू थल में तू अग्नि पवन में !
कवच पहन कर मुस्कुराता चला जा !!
निडर हो विचर मन जहाँ तेरा चाहे !
चमन पाव आगे बढ़ता चला जा !!
तेरा मान धन धान्य इससे बढेगा !
तू श्रद्धा से दुर्गा कवच को जो गाए !!
यही मंत्र यन्त्र यही तंत्र तेरा !
यही तेरे सिर से हर संकट हटायें !!
यही भूत और प्रेत के भय का नाशक !
यही कवच श्रद्धा व भक्ति बढ़ाये !!
इसे निसदिन श्रद्धा से पढ़ कर !
जो चाहे तो मुह माँगा वरदान पाए !!
इस स्तुति के पाठ से पहले कवच पढे !
कृपा से आधी भवानी की, बल और बुद्धि बढे !!
श्रद्धा से जपता रहे, जगदम्बे का नाम !
सुख भोगे संसार में, अंत मुक्ति सुखधाम !!
कृपा करो मातेश्वरी, बालक चमन नादाँ !
तेरे दर पर आ गिरा, करो मैया कल्याण !!

माँ दुर्गा कवच – Ma Durga Kavach ( In Sanskrit)

॥अथ श्री देव्याः कवचम्॥

ॐ अस्य श्रीचण्डीकवचस्य ब्रह्मा ऋषिः, अनुष्टुप् छन्दः,
चामुण्डा देवता, अङ्गन्यासोक्तमातरो बीजम्, दिग्बन्धदेवतास्तत्त्वम्,
श्रीजगदम्बाप्रीत्यर्थे सप्तशतीपाठाङ्गत्वेन जपे विनियोगः।
ॐ नमश्चण्डिकायै॥

मार्कण्डेय उवाच ॐ यद्गुह्यं परमं लोके सर्वरक्षाकरं नृणाम्। यन्न कस्यचिदाख्यातं तन्मे ब्रूहि पितामह॥१॥
ब्रह्मोवाच अस्ति गुह्यतमं विप्र सर्वभूतोपकारकम्। देव्यास्तु कवचं पुण्यं तच्छृणुष्व महामुने॥२॥
प्रथमं शैलपुत्री च द्वितीयं ब्रह्मचारिणी। तृतीयं चन्द्रघण्टेति कूष्माण्डेति चतुर्थकम् ॥३॥
पञ्चमं स्कन्दमातेति षष्ठं कात्यायनीति च। सप्तमं कालरात्रीति महागौरीति चाष्टमम्॥४॥
नवमं सिद्धिदात्री च नवदुर्गाः प्रकीर्तिताः। उक्तान्येतानि नामानि ब्रह्मणैव महात्मना॥५॥
अग्निना दह्यमानस्तु शत्रुमध्ये गतो रणे। विषमे दुर्गमे चैव भयार्ताः शरणं गताः॥६॥
न तेषां जायते किंचिदशुभं रणसंकटे। नापदं तस्य पश्यामि शोकदुःखभयं न हि॥७॥
यैस्तु भक्त्या स्मृता नूनं तेषां वृद्धिः प्रजायते। ये त्वां स्मरन्ति देवेशि रक्षसे तान्न संशयः॥८॥
प्रेतसंस्था तु चामुण्डा वाराही महिषासना। ऐन्द्री गजसमारुढा वैष्णवी गरुडासना॥९॥
माहेश्वरी वृषारुढा कौमारी शिखिवाहना। लक्ष्मीः पद्मासना देवी पद्महस्ता हरिप्रिया॥१०॥
श्वेतरुपधरा देवी ईश्वरी वृषवाहना। ब्राह्मी हंससमारुढा सर्वाभरणभूषिता॥११॥
इत्येता मातरः सर्वाः सर्वयोगसमन्विताः। नानाभरणशोभाढ्या नानारत्नोपशोभिताः॥१२॥
दृश्यन्ते रथमारुढा देव्यः क्रोधसमाकुलाः। शङ्खं चक्रं गदां शक्तिं हलं च मुसलायुधम्॥१३॥
खेटकं तोमरं चैव परशुं पाशमेव च। कुन्तायुधं त्रिशूलं च शार्ङ्गमायुधमुत्तमम्॥१४॥
दैत्यानां देहनाशाय भक्तानामभयाय च। धारयन्त्यायुधानीत्थं देवानां च हिताय वै॥१५॥
नमस्तेऽस्तु महारौद्रे महाघोरपराक्रमे। महाबले महोत्साहे महाभयविनाशिनि॥१६॥
त्राहि मां देवि दुष्प्रेक्ष्ये शत्रूणां भयवर्धिनि। प्राच्यां रक्षतु मामैन्द्री आग्नेय्यामग्निदेवता॥१७॥
दक्षिणेऽवतु वाराही नैर्ऋत्यां खड्गधारिणी। प्रतीच्यां वारुणी रक्षेद् वायव्यां मृगवाहिनी॥१८॥
उदीच्यां पातु कौमारी ऐशान्यां शूलधारिणी। ऊर्ध्वं ब्रह्माणि मे रक्षेदधस्ताद् वैष्णवी तथा॥१९॥
एवं दश दिशो रक्षेच्चामुण्डा शववाहना। जया मे चाग्रतः पातु विजया पातु पृष्ठतः॥२०॥
अजिता वामपार्श्वे तु दक्षिणे चापराजिता। शिखामुद्योतिनि रक्षेदुमा मूर्ध्नि व्यवस्थिता॥२१॥
मालाधरी ललाटे च भ्रुवौ रक्षेद् यशस्विनी। त्रिनेत्रा च भ्रुवोर्मध्ये यमघण्टा च नासिके॥२२॥
शङ्खिनी चक्षुषोर्मध्ये श्रोत्रयोर्द्वारवासिनी। कपोलौ कालिका रक्षेत्कर्णमूले तु शांकरी॥२३॥
नासिकायां सुगन्धा च उत्तरोष्ठे च चर्चिका। अधरे चामृतकला जिह्वायां च सरस्वती॥२४॥
दन्तान् रक्षतु कौमारी कण्ठदेशे तु चण्डिका। घण्टिकां चित्रघण्टा च महामाया च तालुके ॥२५॥
कामाक्षी चिबुकं रक्षेद् वाचं मे सर्वमङ्गला। ग्रीवायां भद्रकाली च पृष्ठवंशे धनुर्धरी॥२६॥
नीलग्रीवा बहिःकण्ठे नलिकां नलकूबरी। स्कन्धयोः खङ्गिनी रक्षेद् बाहू मे वज्रधारिणी॥२७॥
हस्तयोर्दण्डिनी रक्षेदम्बिका चाङ्गुलीषु च। नखाञ्छूलेश्वरी रक्षेत्कुक्षौ रक्षेत्कुलेश्वरी॥२८॥
स्तनौ रक्षेन्महादेवी मनः शोकविनाशिनी। हृदये ललिता देवी उदरे शूलधारिणी॥२९॥
नाभौ च कामिनी रक्षेद् गुह्यं गुह्येश्वरी तथा। पूतना कामिका मेढ्रं गुदे महिषवाहिनी ॥३०॥
कट्यां भगवती रक्षेज्जानुनी विन्ध्यवासिनी। जङ्घे महाबला रक्षेत्सर्वकामप्रदायिनी ॥३१॥
गुल्फयोर्नारसिंही च पादपृष्ठे तु तैजसी। पादाङ्गुलीषु श्री रक्षेत्पादाधस्तलवासिनी॥३२॥
नखान् दंष्ट्राकराली च केशांश्चैवोर्ध्वकेशिनी। रोमकूपेषु कौबेरी त्वचं वागीश्वरी तथा॥३३॥
रक्तमज्जावसामांसान्यस्थिमेदांसि पार्वती। अन्त्राणि कालरात्रिश्च पित्तं च मुकुटेश्वरी॥३४॥
पद्मावती पद्मकोशे कफे चूडामणिस्तथा। ज्वालामुखी नखज्वालामभेद्या सर्वसंधिषु॥३५॥
शुक्रं ब्रह्माणि मे रक्षेच्छायां छत्रेश्वरी तथा। अहंकारं मनो बुद्धिं रक्षेन्मे धर्मधारिणी॥३६॥
प्राणापानौ तथा व्यानमुदानं च समानकम्। वज्रहस्ता च मे रक्षेत्प्राणं कल्याणशोभना॥३७॥
रसे रुपे च गन्धे च शब्दे स्पर्शे च योगिनी। सत्त्वं रजस्तमश्चैव रक्षेन्नारायणी सदा॥३८॥
आयू रक्षतु वाराही धर्मं रक्षतु वैष्णवी। यशः कीर्तिं च लक्ष्मीं च धनं विद्यां च चक्रिणी॥३९॥
गोत्रमिन्द्राणि मे रक्षेत्पशून्मे रक्ष चण्डिके। पुत्रान् रक्षेन्महालक्ष्मीर्भार्यां रक्षतु भैरवी॥४०॥
पन्थानं सुपथा रक्षेन्मार्गं क्षेमकरी तथा। राजद्वारे महालक्ष्मीर्विजया सर्वतः स्थिता॥४१॥
रक्षाहीनं तु यत्स्थानं वर्जितं कवचेन तु। तत्सर्वं रक्ष मे देवि जयन्ती पापनाशिनी॥४२॥
पदमेकं न गच्छेत्तु यदीच्छेच्छुभमात्मनः। कवचेनावृतो नित्यं यत्र यत्रैव गच्छति॥४३॥
तत्र तत्रार्थलाभश्च विजयः सार्वकामिकः। यं यं चिन्तयते कामं तं तं प्राप्नोति निश्चितम्। परमैश्वर्यमतुलं प्राप्स्यते भूतले पुमान्॥४४॥
निर्भयो जायते मर्त्यः संग्रामेष्वपराजितः। त्रैलोक्ये तु भवेत्पूज्यः कवचेनावृतः पुमान्॥४५॥
इदं तु देव्याः कवचं देवानामपि दुर्लभम् । यः पठेत्प्रयतो नित्यं त्रिसन्ध्यं श्रद्धयान्वितः॥४६॥
दैवी कला भवेत्तस्य त्रैलोक्येष्वपराजितः। जीवेद् वर्षशतं साग्रमपमृत्युविवर्जितः। ४७॥
नश्यन्ति व्याधयः सर्वे लूताविस्फोटकादयः। स्थावरं जङ्गमं चैव कृत्रिमं चापि यद्विषम्॥४८॥
अभिचाराणि सर्वाणि मन्त्रयन्त्राणि भूतले। भूचराः खेचराश्चैव जलजाश्चोपदेशिकाः॥४९॥
सहजा कुलजा माला डाकिनी शाकिनी तथा। अन्तरिक्षचरा घोरा डाकिन्यश्च महाबलाः॥५०॥
ग्रहभूतपिशाचाश्च यक्षगन्धर्वराक्षसाः। ब्रह्मराक्षसवेतालाः कूष्माण्डा भैरवादयः ॥५१॥
नश्यन्ति दर्शनात्तस्य कवचे हृदि संस्थिते। मानोन्नतिर्भवेद् राज्ञस्तेजोवृद्धिकरं परम्॥५२॥
यशसा वर्धते सोऽपि कीर्तिमण्डितभूतले। जपेत्सप्तशतीं चण्डीं कृत्वा तु कवचं पुरा॥५३॥
यावद्भूमण्डलं धत्ते सशैलवनकाननम्। तावत्तिष्ठति मेदिन्यां संततिः पुत्रपौत्रिकी॥५४॥
देहान्ते परमं स्थानं यत्सुरैरपि दुर्लभम्। प्राप्नोति पुरुषो नित्यं महामायाप्रसादतः॥५५॥
लभते परमं रुपं शिवेन सह मोदते॥ॐ॥५६॥

माँ दुर्गा कवच – Ma Durga Kavach on Youtube

ये एक बहुत ही अच्छा वीडियो है YOUTUBE पे। आप इस वीडियो को जरूर सुने और माँ दुर्गा का आशीर्वाद प्राप्त करें। जय माता की !

Devi Kavacham 

सो दोस्तों – यह माँ दुर्गा का कवच जरूर पढ़िए और माँ का आशीर्वाद प्राप्त करिये। माँ दुर्गा का आशीर्वाद आपके जीवन में हमेशा बना रहे।

जय माता की !

Friends do read this Ma Durga Kavach. Jai Mata Ki !

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Kurudumale Ganesha temple – Kurudumale, Karnatka

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Shri kashi vishwanath temple

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

वाराणस्यां तु विश्वेशं त्र्यम्बकं गौतमीतटे।

The Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is home to the Vishwanath Jyotirlinga shrine, which is perhaps the most sacred of Hindu shrines. It is also one of the Padal Petra Stalam of Vada Naadu mentioned in Thevaaram.

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is situated in Varanasi, the holiest city for Hindus, where a Hindu is expected to make a pilgrimage at least once in his life, and if possible, also pour the remains of cremated ancestors on the River Ganges. The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganges, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

In fact, it is a place where Shakti peeta and Jyotirlingam are together. It is the holiest of all Shiva temples. The main deity is known by the name Vishwanath or Vishweshwara meaning Ruler of the universe.

The temple town, is considered the oldest living city in the world, with 3500 years of documented history, is also called Kashi.

 It is believed that Banaras is the site at which the first Jyotirlinga manifested its supremacy over other gods, broke through the earth’s crust and flared towards heaven. This temple is said to be the dearest to Lord Shiva, and the people believe that those who die here achieve liberation.

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Many believe that Shiva himself resided here and is the giver of liberation and happiness. This temple has been rebuilt several times but always continued to hold its ultimate significance. 

History of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

The Kashi Vishwanath temple has stood the test of time and politics. It’s tough to date it, but the temple finds a mention in the Hindu “puranas”. The Kashi temple was first razed to the ground by the army of Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1194 AD when he defeated the Raja of Kannauj.

It was rebuilt again during Iltutmish’s reign but was brought down again. It was rebuilt again by Raja Mann Singh under Akbar’s patronage. But local Hindus boycotted the temple because the Raja had allowed Mughals to marry with his family. Nevertheless, the temple was further restored by Raja Torad Mal.

A few decades later, the temple would be razed again, this time by Aurangzeb, who built the Gyanvapi Mosque in its place. Located within the temple is a small well called the Jnana Vapi (or Gyanvapi). It is said that the priest of the temple jumped in the well with the shivling to protect it from invaders. What can be confirmed though is that at least part of the premises of the original temple were incorporated into the mosque. Some claim that the former temple can still be seen in the foundation, columns and rear parts of the mosque.

The temple, as it stands today, was finally built by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar a Maratha ruler who constructed the present temple adjacent to the mosque circa 1780.

Legend of Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple

The story goes that once Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu got into an argument over the superiority of their powers. Lord Shiva stepped in as a mediator and transformed himself into an endless pillar of light, or the jyotirlinga, and asked them to find the end of this shaft of brilliance.

While Lord Vishnu conceded defeat, Lord Brahma cunningly lied and said he had found the end. Lord Shiva was furious and cursed that Bramha would henceforth have no place in Hindu religious ceremony. Meanwhile, the places where Shiva’s light pierced through the Earth came to be known as the 12 jyotirlingas and Kashi Vishwanath is one of them.

While the shivling is housed in a silver altar within the main temple, there are also smaller shrines located within the complex of the temples devoted to other Gods.

Importance of Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple

The Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the holiest places of worship in the Hindu religion and gets anything from a few thousand to a few lakh devotees every day.

Some scriptures claim that several saints and religious leaders such as Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Sathya Sai Baba and Guru Nanak have also visited this temple.

It is believed that a visit to the Kashi Vishwananth temple and bath in the Ganga is the path to moksha or salvation. And if one dies a natural death within the temple, then Lord Shiva himself will speak the mantra of salvation in the ears of that person.

The main Kashi Vishwanath temple among Dwadash Jyotirlingas is in Kashi from Anadikal.

This place is the initial place of Shiva and Parvati, hence Avimukteshwar is considered as the first gender in the form of Adiling.

It is also mentioned in the Mahabharata and the Upanishads. The Vishwanath temple, which was renovated by King Harishchandra in the 11th century BC, was renovated by Emperor Vikramaditya.

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Shri Kashi Vishwanath Live Darshan

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You can also book tickets online. Check the link below

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust

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Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust

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famous temples of Kanpur

Famous temples of Kanpur

Kanpur is a famous industrial town of Uttar Pradesh, India and is famous for its leather and cotton products and attracts trade from India and world. There are many tourist places in and around Kanpur. At first glance, Kanpur is like any other city in India – busy, colorful, lively and always engaged in some activity. Apart from being industrial town there are many other places of interest in Kanpur. And if you are in Kanpur there are also a lot of temples which are very interesting like Sri Radhakrishna Temple, Bhitargaon Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple etc. So let us look at some famous temples of Kanpur.

Famous temples in Kanpur

Here are list of some famous temples of kanpur which you should plan to visit if you are in town.

JK Temple

Also known as Sri Radha Krishna Temple. This is one of the famous temples of Kanpur. The temple is built by the JK Trust. The temple is a very good example of model temple architecture. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, also has statues of Lakshminarayana, Shri Ardhanarishwara, Narmadeshwar and Sri Hanuman.

JK Temple - Kanpur
JK Temple – Kanpur – Image Source

Address: First Street, Sarvodaya Nagar, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208005
Timings: 5 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 10 pm
Time needed to visit: 30 mins to 1 hour
How to Reach: Many options. Local transport is available
Festivals: Janmashtami, Holi

Jain Glass Temple

It is known by the name Jain Glass Temple because this temple is made entirely of glass. This jain temple is said to be one of the ancient and magnificent temples of Kanpur. This temple made of beautiful carvings. The temple has amazing decoration of glass.

The Jain Glass Temple was built by the Jain community in memory of the 24 Tirthankaras of their religion. The temple also has idols of Lord Mahavira and Tirthankaras. These sculptures stand on a marble platform under a huge umbrella. The walls have glass murals and depict the teachings contained in Jain texts.

Jain glass temple kanpur

Address: General ganj, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208001
Timings: 8 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 5 pm
Time needed to visit: 30 mins to 1 hour
How to Reach: Many options are available
Festivals: Mahavir Jayanti, Jain New Year

Dwarkadhish Temple

One of the another popular temples of kanpur, the Dwarkadhish Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The temple is located near the Kamala Tower in Kanpur. It is a magnificent temple in Kanpur. This temple is famous for its swing where devotees swing the Lord Radha Krishna with great enthusiasm.

Dwarkadhish Temple
Dwarkadhish Temple, Kanpur

Address:21/27, Dwarikaheesh Rd, Naughara, General Ganj, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208001
Timings: 7 am to 7 pm
Time needed for visit Duration: 1-2 hours
How to Reach: Many, Local modes of transport
Festivals: Janmashtami, Gaur Purnima, Holi

Bhitargaon temple

The Bhitargaon Temple is very old temples and one of the very famous temples in Kanpur. It is in Bhitargaon village. The temple was constructed during the Gupta period, one of the golden era’s of Indian history. It was built in the 6th century. The temple got it’s name from the village it is located. It is considered to be the oldest temple of the region.

Bhitargaon temple
Bhitargaon temple

Address: Bhitargaon, Uttar Pradesh – 209214
Temple Timings: 6.00 AM till Sunset
Time needed to visit: 1-2 hours
How to Reach: Local transport

Brahmakuti Temple

Bhrama Temple

The temple of Brahmakuti situated in the city of Kanpur is the shrine of Lord Brahma, believed to be the supreme creator. The temple sits on the banks of the River Ganges. This temple is the only Brahma temple in the Kanpur region other than Brahmeshwar Mahadeva, a small temple . The temple is regularly visited by pilgrims in the town

Ravana Temple

A temple dedicated to Ravan? Yes there is one in Kanpur.

Ravana Temple

Ravana temple, is one of the unique temples of Kanpur, and is one of its kind in India. Ravana, who was Lord Shiva’s follower, is worshiped as patron deity here. Ravana was considered an evil man . Lord Ram and his army defeated him during the time of Ramayana. A epic we all know . Every year during Dussehra lots of devotees visit here.

Address: Shivala Area, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Timings: 8 am to 9 pm
Time needed for visit Duration: 1-2 hours
How to Reach: Many, Local modes of transport

So friends if you are in town, do visit these temples and I am sure you are going to like it.

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Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya 2020 – Date, time, mantra, wishes, quotes

Akshaya Tritiya 2020: Also called as Akha Teej is considered very auspicious. This festival is celebrated on Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month. It is a very important festival in Hinduism.

Akshaya Tritiya 2020 Date and Time

This year, in 2020, Akshaya Tritiya is being celebrated on 26 April 2020, Sunday.

Akshaya Tritiya Muhurt

Tritiya Start Time: 11:50 pm (25 April 2020)

Tritiya ends on: 13:21 pm (26 April 2020)

Auspicious time to buy gold: 25 April 2020 at 11:51 AM to 26 April, 5.45 AM

This time, Rohini Nakshatra and Shobhan Yoga are being made on this day.

Pooja timings: April 26th, 2020 from 5:45 am to 12:19 pm

Importance of Akshaya Tritiya

This festival is of great importance in Hindu religion. Lord Vishnu is worshiped on this day. According to religious beliefs, on this day Lord Parashurama, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu was also incarnated on the earth. Therefore, this day is also celebrated as Parashuram Jayanti.

On the same day, MaGanga also came to earth from heaven. On this day all the auspicious works including marriage, upanayana, house warming etc are considered auspicious. If you are planning to go anywhere, every Muhurta of this day is considered auspicious.

Hence on this day, worship of Lord Vishnu is considered to be particularly fruitful.

It is said that worshiping Ma Lakshmi along with worship of Lord Vishnu on this day, is considered very fruitful. It is said that the worshiper on this day goes to Vaikunth (adobe of Lord Vishnu) after enjoying the pleasures of this world. Apart from this, chanting of mantras of Lord Vishnu on this day is also considered very good.

Lord Vishnu Mantra

Recite below lord Vishnu Mantra

ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
श्रीकृष्ण गोविन्द हरे मुरारे।
हे नाथ नारायण वासुदेवाय।।
ॐ नारायणाय विद्महे।
वासुदेवाय धीमहि।
तन्नो विष्णु प्रचोदयात्
ॐ विष्णवे नम:
ॐ हूं विष्णवे नम:

Lord Vishnu

Ma Lakshmi Mantra

ॐ आध्य लक्ष्म्यै नम ,

ॐ विद्या लक्ष्म्यै नम: ,

ॐ सौभाग्य लक्ष्म्यै नम: ,

ॐ अमृत लक्ष्म्यै नम:

Goddess Lakshmi

It is believed that on this day people must donate some of their earnings for religious works. By doing this, their wealth will increase.

But do you know which items we should donate on this day?

Items to donate on Akshaya Tritiya

On this day, donating cold things like water-filled pitcher, ax, fan, umbrella, rice, melon, cucumber, sugar, sattu etc. is considered very good.

What to buy on Akshaya Tritiya

If you want to buy something for your fortune on this auspicious day, then buy these things like – gold, silver, ceramics, silk garments, sarees, rice, turmeric, flower plant and conch.

How to invest in gold online during this Akshaya Tritiya

Due to coronavirus impact this year we are in lock down and hence shops are closed. But there is still a way to buy gold if you are looking for one.

  1. Buy Sovereign Gold Bond at any of the commercial banks selling SGB bonds
  2. Buy Gold ETF from any demat account
  3. Offers from various established e-commerce players like Tanishq who are selling gold certificates which can be exhanged with physical gold once the shops after lockdown is lifted.

Donating on this day increases ones fortune. Today, if a donation of jaggery, grains, fruits, vegetables, clothes, etc. is done with a pure mind, then it is recognized to get its benefits as a virtue. On this day, if the bread made from jaggery is fed to the cow and the water mixed with jaggery is fed to Gomata, then you get fame and fortune.

Akshaya Tritiya Puja Vidhi

  • Get up early in morning. If possible in Brahama Muhurat
  • While taking bath, please add few drops of ganga jal.
  • Install the idol of Lord Vishnu and mother Lakshmi in the place of worship .
  • Take a vow (sankalp) to observe the fast today.
  • Get the statue bathed with panchamrit
  • Offer flowers and garlands to the statue
  • Offer barley sattu, gram dal, barley and fruits
  • Read Vishnu Sahasranama today
  • Perform Aarti by offering Tulsi Dal
  • Donate to Brahmins

Akshaya Tritiya Wishes (messages)

May this Akshaya Tritiya Bring you prosperity and joy. Wish you a very Happy Akshaya Tritiya.

May this be the new beginning of greater prosperity, success, and happiness. Happy Akshaya Tritiya.

May you witness tremendous luck and good fortune. Wish you a very happy Akshaya Tritiya.

May this Akshaya Tritiya, light up for you. The hopes of happy times and dreams for a year full of smiles! Wishing you a very Happy Akshay Tritiya.

May this Akshay Tritiya Bring you prosperity and joy. Wish you a very Happy Akshay Tritiya.

May This Akshaya Tritiya, Light Up for You – The Hopes of Times and Dreams for a Year Full of Smiles!

May Lord Vishnu Bless You with Wealth and Prosperity on this auspicious occasion.

May this Akhaa Teej brings the hope of happy times for You and Your Family!

May This Akshaya Tritiya, Light Up for You – The Hopes of Times and Dreams for a Year Full of Smiles!

May Lord Bless You on This Auspicious Day of Akshaya Tritiya, and May It Be a New Beginning of Greater Prosperity, Success and Happiness.

Akshaya Tritiya Wishes

इस अक्षय तृतीया भगवान की कृपा आप पर बनी रहे आपको जीवन में सारी खुशियां मिलें
आपके जीवन में कभी कोई दुख न आए अक्षय तृतीया की ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएं

लक्ष्मी जी कृपा आप और आपके परिवार पर बनी रहे .

दिनों दिन बढ़ता जाए आपका कारोबार, परिवार में बना रहे स्नेह और प्यार।
होती रहे सदा आप पर धन की बौछार, ऐसा हो आपका अक्षय तृतीया का त्यौहार।
अक्षय तृतीया की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं

मां लक्ष्मी अपने कुमकुम लगे कदमों से आपके घर आए आपको एवं आपके परिवार को अक्षया तृतीया की शुभकामनाएं

आपके घर में धन की बरसात हो लक्ष्मी का वास हो संकटों का नाश हो शांति का वास हो

Dear friends, Happy Akshaya Tritiya once again. May this Akshaya Tritiya brings you lots and lots of joy.

ॐ विष्णवे नम:!

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hanuman ji ki aarti

Hanuman Chalisa Meaning ( Hindi and English )

Lord Hanuman is one of our favorite god. We believe that Lord Hanuman has lived on earth for ages and continues to live on earth to protect us from all difficulties. Hanuman chalisa is a set of 40 chaupais written by Shri Tulsidas dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is one of the most powerful prayers. Most of us know these chaupais by heart, but many of is do not know it’s meaning. This article is about Hanuman Chalisa meaning in Hindi and English.

दुनिया रचने वाले को भगवान कहते हैं और संकट हरने वाले को हनुमान कहते हैं। जय श्री राम।

 Hanuman Chalisa meaning

Hanuman Chalisa Meaning

Hanuman Chalisa Chaupai (In Hindi)Hanuman Chalisa Meaning in HindiHanuman Chalisa Meaning in English
श्री गुरु चरण सरोज रज, निज मन मुकुरु सुधारि।
बरनऊं रघुवर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि।
श्री गुरु महाराज के चरण कमलों की धूलि से अपने मन रूपी दर्पण को पवित्र करके श्री रघुवीर के निर्मल यश का वर्णन करता हूं, जो चारों फल धर्म, अर्थ, काम और मोक्ष को देने वाला है।With the Dust of the Lotus Feet of Sri Gurudeva, I Clean the Mirror of my Mind.
I Narrate the Sacred Glory of Sri Raghubar (Sri Rama Chandra), who Bestows the Four Fruits of Life (Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).
बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके, सुमिरो पवन-कुमार।
बल बुद्धि विद्या देहु मोहिं, हरहु कलेश विकार।
हे पवन कुमार! मैं आपको सुमिरन करता हूं। आप तो जानते ही हैं कि मेरा शरीर और बुद्धि निर्बल है। मुझे शारीरिक बल, सद्‍बुद्धि एवं ज्ञान दीजिए और मेरे दुखों व दोषों का नाश कार दीजिए।Considering Myself as Ignorant, I Meditate on You, O Pavan Kumar (Hanuman).
Bestow on me Strength, Wisdom and Knowledge, and Remove my Afflictions and Blemishes.
जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुण सागर, जय कपीस तिहुं लोक उजागर॥1॥श्री हनुमान जी! आपकी जय हो। आपका ज्ञान और गुण अथाह है। हे कपीश्वर! आपकी जय हो! तीनों लोकों, स्वर्ग लोक, भूलोक और पाताल लोक में आपकी कीर्ति है।Victory to You, O Hanuman, Who is the Ocean of Wisdom and Virtue,
Victory to the Lord of the Monkeys, Who is the Enlightener of the Three Worlds.
राम दूत अतुलित बलधामा, अंजनी पुत्र पवन सुत नामा॥हे पवनसुत अंजनी नंदन! आपके समान दूसरा बलवान नहीं है।You are the Messenger of Sri Rama possessing Immeasurable Strength,
You are Known as Anjani-Putra (son of Anjani) and Pavana-Suta (son of Pavana, the wind-god).
महावीर विक्रम बजरंगी, कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी॥3॥हे महावीर बजरंग बली!आप विशेष पराक्रम वाले है। आप खराब बुद्धि को दूर करते है, और अच्छी बुद्धि वालों के साथी, सहायक है।You are a Great Hero, extremely Valiant, and body as strong as Thunderbolt,
You are the Dispeller of Evil Thoughts and Companion of Good Sense and Wisdom.
कंचन बरन बिराज सुबेसा, कानन कुण्डल कुंचित केसा॥4॥आप सुनहले रंग, सुन्दर वस्त्रों, कानों में कुण्डल और घुंघराले बालों से सुशोभित हैं।You possess a Golden Hue, and you are Neatly Dressed,
You wear Ear-Rings and have beautiful Curly Hair.
हाथबज्र और ध्वजा विराजे, कांधे मूंज जनेऊ साजै॥5॥ आपके हाथ में बज्र और ध्वजा है और कन्धे पर मूंज के जनेऊ की शोभा है।You hold the Thunderbolt and the Flag in your Hands.
You wear the Sacred Thread across your Shoulder.
शंकर सुवन केसरी नंदन, तेज प्रताप महा जग वंदन॥6॥ शंकर के अवतार! हे केसरी नंदन आपके पराक्रम और महान यश की संसार भर में वन्दना होती है।You are the Incarnation of Lord Shiva and Son of Kesari,
You are Adored by the whole World on account of your Great Strength and Courage.
विद्यावान गुणी अति चातुर, राम काज करिबे को आतुर॥7॥आप प्रकान्ड विद्या निधान है, गुणवान और अत्यन्त कार्य कुशल होकर श्री राम के काज करने के लिए आतुर रहते है।You are Learned, Virtuous and Extremely Intelligent,
You are always Eager to do the Works of Sri Rama.
प्रभु चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया, राम लखन सीता मन बसिया॥8॥आप श्री राम चरित सुनने में आनन्द रस लेते है। श्री राम, सीता और लखन आपके हृदय में बसे रहते है।You Delight in Listening to the Glories of Sri Rama,
You have Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmana and Devi Sita Dwelling in your Heart.
सूक्ष्म रूप धरि सियहिं दिखावा, बिकट रूप धरि लंक जरावा॥9॥

आपने अपना बहुत छोटा रूप धारण करके सीता जी को दिखलाया और भयंकर रूप करके लंका को जलाया।You Appeared before Devi Sita Assuming a Diminutive Form (in Lanka),
You Assumed an Awesome Form and Burnt Lanka.
भीम रूप धरि असुर संहारे, रामचन्द्र के काज संवारे॥10॥आपने विकराल रूप धारण करके राक्षसों को मारा और श्री रामचन्द्र जी के उद्‍देश्यों को सफल कराया।You Assumed a Gigantic Form and Destroyed the Demons,
Thereby Accomplishing the Task of Sri Rama.
लाय सजीवन लखन जियाये, श्री रघुवीर हरषि उर लाये॥11॥आपने संजीवनी बूटी लाकर लक्ष्मण जी को जिलाया जिससे श्री रघुवीर ने हर्षित होकर आपको हृदय से लगा लिया।You Brought the Sanjivana herb and Revived Sri Lakshmana.
Because of this Sri Rama Embraced You overflowing with Joy.
रघुपति कीन्हीं बहुत बड़ाई, तुम मम प्रिय भरत सम भाई॥12॥श्री रामचन्द्र ने आपकी बहुत प्रशंसा की और कहा कि तुम मेरे भरत जैसे प्यारे भाई हो।Sri Rama Praised You Greatly,
And said: “You are as dear to me as my brother Bharata”.
सहस बदन तुम्हरो जस गावैं। अस कहि श्रीपति कंठ लगावैं॥13॥श्री राम ने आपको यह कहकर हृदय से लगा लिया की तुम्हारा यश हजार मुख से सराहनीय है।The Thousand Headed Seshnag Sings Your Glory”,
Said Sri Rama to You taking you in his Embrace.
सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीसा, नारद, सारद सहित अहीसा॥14॥श्री सनक, श्री सनातन, श्री सनन्दन, श्री सनत्कुमार आदि मुनि ब्रह्मा आदि देवता नारद जी, सरस्वती जी, शेषनाग जी सब आपका गुण गान करते है।Sanaka and other Sages, Lord Brahma and other Gods,
Narada, Devi Saraswati and Seshnag
जम कुबेर दिगपाल जहां ते, कबि कोबिद कहि सके कहां ते॥15॥यमराज, कुबेर आदि सब दिशाओं के रक्षक, कवि विद्वान, पंडित या कोई भी आपके यश का पूर्णतः वर्णन नहीं कर सकते।Yama (god of death), Kubera (god of wealth), Digpalas (the guardian deities),
Poets and Scholars have not been able to Describe Your Glories in full
तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहि कीन्हा, राम मिलाय राजपद दीन्हा॥16॥आपने सुग्रीव जी को श्रीराम से मिलाकर उपकार किया, जिसके कारण वे राजा बने।You Rendered a great Help to Sugriva.
You Introduced him to Sri Rama and thereby Gave back his Kingdom.
तुम्हरो मंत्र विभीषण माना, लंकेस्वर भए सब जग जाना॥17॥आपके उपदेश का विभिषण जी ने पालन किया जिससे वे लंका के राजा बने, इसको सब संसार जानता है।Vibhisana Followed your Advice,
And the Whole World Knows that he became the King of Lanka
जुग सहस्त्र जोजन पर भानू, लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू॥18॥जो सूर्य इतने योजन दूरी पर है कि उस पर पहुंचने के लिए हजार युग लगे। दो हजार योजन की दूरी पर स्थित सूर्य को आपने एक मीठा फल समझकर निगल लिया।The Sun which was at a distance of Sixteen Thousand Miles,
You Swallowed It (the Sun) thinking it to be a Sweet Fruit.
प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माहि, जलधि लांघि गये अचरज नाहीं॥19॥आपने श्री रामचन्द्र जी की अंगूठी मुंह में रखकर समुद्र को लांघ लिया, इसमें कोई आश्चर्य नहीं है।Carrying Lord Sri Rama’s Ring in your Mouth,
You Crossed the Ocean, no Wonder in that.
दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते, सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हरे तेते॥20॥ संसार में जितने भी कठिन से कठिन काम हो, वो आपकी कृपा से सहज हो जाते है।All the Difficult Tasks in this World,
Are Rendered Easy by your Grace.
राम दुआरे तुम रखवारे, होत न आज्ञा बिनु पैसा रे॥21॥श्री रामचन्द्र जी के द्वार के आप रखवाले है, जिसमें आपकी आज्ञा बिना किसी को प्रवेश नहीं मिलता अर्थात् आपकी प्रसन्नता के बिना राम कृपा दुर्लभ है।You are the Gate-Keeper of Sri Rama’s Kingdom.
No one can Enter without Your Permission.
सब सुख लहै तुम्हारी सरना, तुम रक्षक काहू को डरना ॥22॥जो भी आपकी शरण में आते है, उस सभी को आनन्द प्राप्त होता है, और जब आप रक्षक है, तो फिर किसी का डर नहीं रहता।Those who take Refuge in You enjoy all Happiness.
If You are the Protector, what is there to Fear?
आपन तेज सम्हारो आपै, तीनों लोक हांक तें कांपै॥23॥आपके सिवाय आपके वेग को कोई नहीं रोक सकता, आपकी गर्जना से तीनों लोक कांप जाते है।You alone can Control Your Great Energy.
When you Roar, the Three Worlds Tremble.
भूत पिशाच निकट नहिं आवै, महावीर जब नाम सुनावै॥24॥जहां महावीर हनुमान जी का नाम सुनाया जाता है, वहां भूत, पिशाच पास भी नहीं फटक सकते।Ghosts and Evil Spirits will Not Come Near,
When one Utters the Name of Mahavir (Hanuman).
नासै रोग हरै सब पीरा, जपत निरंतर हनुमत बीरा ॥25॥वीर हनुमान जी! आपका निरंतर जप करने से सब रोग चले जाते है और सब पीड़ा मिट जाती है।You Destroy Diseases and Remove all Pains,
When one Utters your Name Continuously.
संकट से हनुमान छुडावै ।
मन क्रम बचन ध्यान जो लावै ॥26
हे हनुमान जी! विचार करने में, कर्म करने में और बोलने में, जिनका ध्यान आपमें रहता है, उनको सब
संकटों से आप छुड़ाते है
Hanuman Frees one from Difficulties,
When one Meditates on Him with Mind, Deed and Words.
सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा, तिनके काज सकल तुम साजा॥27॥तपस्वी राजा श्री रामचन्द्र जी सबसे श्रेष्ठ है, उनके सब कार्यों को आपने सहज में कर दिया।Sri Rama is the King of the Tapaswis (devotees engaged in penances).
And You (Hanuman) Fulfill all Works of Sri Rama (as a caretaker)
और मनोरथ जो कोइ लावै, सोई अमित जीवन फल पावै॥28॥जिस पर आपकी कृपा हो, वह कोई भी अभिलाषा करें तो उसे ऐसा फल मिलता है जिसकी जीवन में कोई सीमा नहीं होती।Devotees who have any Other Desires,
Will ultimately get the Highest Fruit of Life.
चारों जुग परताप तुम्हारा, है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा॥29॥चारो युगों सतयुग, त्रेता, द्वापर तथा कलियुग में आपका यश फैला हुआ है, जगत में आपकी कीर्ति सर्वत्र प्रकाशमान है।Your Glory prevails in all the Four Ages.
And your Fame Radiates throughout the World.
साधु सन्त के तुम रखवारे, असुर निकंदन राम दुलारे॥30॥हे श्री राम के दुलारे! आप सज्जनों की रक्षा करते है और दुष्टों का नाश करते है।You are the Saviour of the Saints and Sages.
You Destroy the Demons, O Beloved of Sri Rama.
अष्ट सिद्धि नौ निधि के दाता, अस बर दीन जानकी माता॥31॥आपको माता श्री जानकी से ऐसा वरदान मिला हुआ है, जिससे आप किसी को भी आठों सिद्धियां और नौ निधियां दे सकते
1.) अणिमा- जिससे साधक किसी को दिखाई नहीं पड़ता और कठिन से कठिन पदार्थ में प्रवेश कर जाता है।
2.) महिमा- जिसमें योगी अपने को बहुत बड़ा बना देता है।
3.) गरिमा- जिससे साधक अपने को चाहे जितना भारी बना लेता है।
4.) लघिमा- जिससे जितना चाहे उतना हल्का बन जाता है।
5.) प्राप्ति- जिससे इच्छित पदार्थ की प्राप्ति होती है।
6.) प्राकाम्य- जिससे इच्छा करने पर वह पृथ्वी में समा सकता है, आकाश में उड़ सकता है।
7.) ईशित्व- जिससे सब पर शासन का सामर्थ्य हो जाता है।
8.) वशित्व- जिससे दूसरों को वश में किया जाता है।
You can Give the Eight Siddhis (supernatural powers) and Nine Nidhis (types of devotions).
Mother Janaki (Devi Sita) gave this Boon to you
राम रसायन तुम्हरे पासा, सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा॥32॥आप निरंतर श्री रघुनाथ जी की शरण में रहते है, जिससे आपके पास बुढ़ापा और असाध्य रोगों के नाश के लिए राम नाम औषधि है।You hold the Essence of Devotion to Sri Rama.
You Always Remain as the Servant of Raghupati (Sri Rama).
तुम्हरे भजन राम को पावै, जनम जनम के दुख बिसरावै॥33॥आपका भजन करने से श्री राम जी प्राप्त होते है और जन्म जन्मांतर के दुख दूर होते है।Through Devotion to You, one gets Sri Rama,
Thereby getting Free of the Sorrows of Life after Life.
अन्त काल रघुबर पुर जाई, जहां जन्म हरि भक्त कहाई॥34॥अंत समय श्री रघुनाथ जी के धाम को जाते है और यदि फिर भी जन्म लेंगे तो भक्ति करेंगे और श्री राम भक्त कहलाएंगे।At the End one Goes to the Abode of Raghupati (Sri Rama).
Where one is Known as the Devotee of Hari.
और देवता चित न धरई, हनुमत सेई सर्व सुख करई॥35॥हे हनुमान जी! आपकी सेवा करने से सब प्रकार के सुख मिलते है, फिर अन्य किसी देवता की आवश्यकता नहीं रहती।Even without Worshipping any Other Deities,
One Gets All Happiness who Worships Sri Hanuman.
संकट कटै मिटै सब पीरा, जो सुमिरै हनुमत बलबीरा॥36॥हे वीर हनुमान जी! जो आपका सुमिरन करता रहता है, उसके सब संकट कट जाते है और सब पीड़ा मिट जाती है।Difficulties Disappear and Sorrows are Removed,
For Those who Contemplate on the Powerful Sri Hanuman.
जय जय जय हनुमान गोसाईं, कृपा करहु गुरु देव की नाई॥37॥हे स्वामी हनुमान जी! आपकी जय हो, जय हो, जय हो! आप मुझ पर कृपालु श्री गुरु जी के समान कृपा कीजिए।Victory, Victory, Victory to You, O Hanuman,
Please Bestow your Grace as our Supreme Guru.
जो सत बार पाठ कर कोई, छूटहि बंदि महा सुख होई॥38॥जो कोई इस हनुमान चालीसा का सौ बार पाठ करेगा वह सब बंधनों से छूट जाएगा और उसे परमानन्द मिलेगा।Those who Recite this Hanuman Chalisa one hundred times (with devotion),
Will get Freed from Worldly Bondage and get Great Happiness.
जो यह पढ़ै हनुमान चालीसा, होय सिद्धि साखी गौरीसा॥39॥भगवान शंकर ने यह हनुमान चालीसा लिखवाया, इसलिए वे साक्षी है, कि जो इसे पढ़ेगा उसे निश्चय ही सफलता प्राप्त होगी।Those who Read the Hanuman Chalisa (with devotion),
Will become Perfect, Lord Shiva is the Witness.
तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा, कीजै नाथ हृदय मंह डेरा॥40॥हे नाथ हनुमान जी! तुलसीदास सदा ही श्री राम का दास है। इसलिए आप उसके हृदय में निवास कीजिए।Tulsidas who is Always the Servant of Hari.
Prays the Lord to Reside in his Heart.
पवन तनय संकट हरन, मंगल मूरति रूप। राम लखन सीता सहित, हृदय बसहु सूरभूप॥हे संकट मोचन पवन कुमार! आप आनंद मंगलों के स्वरूप हैं। हे देवराज! आप श्री राम, सीता जी और लक्ष्मण सहित मेरे हृदय में निवास कीजिए।Sri Hanuman, who is the Son of Pavana, who Removes Difficulties,
Who has an Auspicious Form,
With Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmana and Devi Sita,
Please Dwell in my Heart.
Hanuman Chalisa Chaupais and its meanings

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Jyotirlinga temples- The 12 most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva

Om Namah Shivay friends. Mahadev or the Lord Shiva is also called as “Devon ke Dev – Mahadev” ( देवों के देव महादेव) . We all probably know that there are 12 Jyotirlinga temples as per Hindu texts.

But what are these Jyotirlinga temples and what is the legend behind them? Where are they located and Why it is different from other Shiva Lingas. Let us try to find answers to all these questions today.

Why Jyotirlinga temples called Jyotirlinga?

We are probably too small and too naive to define a Jyotirlinga. It is the universe. It is the life. It is the Shiva himself present around us.

But let us try to understand the meaning of this word. Jyotirlinga means the Radiance of the Linga the symbol of Lord Shiva. Jyotirlingas are shrines where Lord Shiva has said to have manifested himself as a fiery column of light.

Lord Shiva Statue Jyotirlinga temples

Jyotirlingas are the holiest shrine dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. The word is a combination of 2 word – Jyoti which means light and Linga which is Sanskrit means a Symbol . ie. The Symbol of Lord Shiva. Hence Jyotirlingam mean the “Light of Lord Shiva” or the “Radiance Of Lord Shiva”.

Difference between Jyotirlinga and Shiva Linga

The basic difference between a Jyotirlinga and other Shiva linga is that the 12 Jyotirlingas are said to be ‘Swayambhu’ or self-manifested while all other Shiva lingas are established by man (i.e man made).

It is said that these 12 famous Jyotirlingas are places where Lord Shiva appeared in the form of light (Jyothi) and a Shiva Linga was formed there.

It is believed that a person is pure, is a Shiva Bhakt and one who has attained a certain degree of spirituality sees these Shiva Lingas and it is seen as a column of fire piercing through the earth.

These Jyotirlingas has been there from time immemorial and holds a special belief in the Hinduism.

List of 12 Jyotirlinga temples

12 Jyotirlinga temples in India are:

Sri Somnath JyotirLingSaurashtraGujarat
Sri Mallikarjun jyotirlingSrisailamAndhra Pradesh
Sri Mahakaleshwar jyotirlingUjjainMadhya Pradesh
Sri Omkareshwar jyotirlingmamaleswaraMadhya Pradesh
Sri Baijnath jyotirlingDevgharBihar
Sri Nageswar jyotirlingDarukavanamGujarat
Sri Kedareswar jyotirlingKedarnathUttrakhand
Sri Trambakeswar jyotirlingNashik Maharashtra
Sri Rameshwar jyotirlingRameshwaramTamil Nadu
Sri Bhimashankar jyotirlingDakiniMaharashtra
Sri Visweswar jyotirlingVaranasiUttarpradesh
Sri Ghrishneswar jyotirlingDevasrovarMaharashtra
List of 12 Jyotirlingas
  • Out of 12, two jyotirlinga are on the sea shore
  • Three jyotirlinga are on river banks
  • four jyotirlinga are located on the mountains and
  • three jyotirlinga are located in villages / Cities

Legend behind Jyotirlinga temples

The Legend of the “Jyotirlinga” is mentioned in the Shiva Purana and it goes as below.

Once Lord Vishu and Lord Brahma were debating over who is supreme. Lord Shiva was witnessing this fight.

Lord Shiva then produced a vast pillar of light and asked both of them to find the end of the light in both directions.

Lord Brahma lied that he had found the end, and hence Lord Vishnu accepted defeat. Lord Shiva got angry at this and cursed Lord Brahma that even though he is the creator of the Universe, he won’t be worshipped.

It is believed that the Jyotirlingas have appeared from that infinite pillar of light produced by Lord Shiva.

So the Jyotirlinga is the for of Lord Shiva himself.

It is believed that originally there were 64 Jyotirlingas out of which these 12 are most important ones.

Each of the twelve Jyotirlinga sites take the name of the presiding deity and each is considered to be different manifestation of Lord Shiva

All the 12 , Jyotirlingas are located at geographically and astronomically significant points

Sri Jyotirlinga Stuti Mantra

सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथं च श्रीशैले मल्लिकार्जुनम्. उज्जयिन्यां महाकालमोंकारं परमेश्वरम्॥
केदारं हिमवत्पृष्ठे डाकियां भीमशंकरम्. वाराणस्यांच विश्वेशं त्र्यम्बकं गौतमीतटे॥
वैद्यनाथं चिताभूमौ नागेशं दारूकावने. सेतूबन्धे च रामेशं घुश्मेशंच शिवालये॥
द्वादशैतानि नामानि प्रातरूत्थाय यः पठेत्. सप्तजन्मकृतं पापं स्मरणेन विनश्यति॥
यं यं काममपेक्ष्यैव पठिष्यन्ति नरोत्तमाः. तस्य तस्य फलप्राप्तिर्भविष्यति न संशयः॥

Lord Shiva is worshiped as Ekambareswarar or Ekambaranathar, and the Shiva Lingam is known as Prithvi lingam here. His consort Parvati is depicted as Gowridevi Amman. Ekambareswarar temple is one of the five temple of pancha bhoota sthalam temples and hence a very important center of Shiva Worship. Read more …..

How was Sri Kedarnath Jyotirlinga temple formed?

There is an interesting story of Shri Kedarnath.

Shri Kedarnath Jyotirlinga is situated in Kedarnath in the state of Uttarakhand. Situated in the Himalayas the ‘Kedarnath Temple’ revered as one of the highest amongst all the twelve Jyotirlingas.

It is said that pleased with the Pandavas, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a Jyotirlinga at this place.

Hence the temple was originally built by the Pandavas and was later rebuilt by the our revered guru, Shri Adi Shankaracharya Ji.

Closing Thoughts

These were the information related to all the twelve Jyotirlinga. Hope you liked this article. These Jyotirlingas are very powerful and that is why is regarded as the most sacred place of worship.

Try to visit as many of them as possible and get the blessing by Lord Shiva himself. Also reciting the Dwadash Jyotirlinga Strotra is very valuable and helps in getting rid of past lives sins.

So please do visit some of these Jyotirlingas when you have the possibility. Om Namah Shivay!

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