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There are Stotras for both Lord Dakshinamurty and Nataraja. There is the famous Dakshinamurty Stotra authored by Adi Shankaracharya. मौनव्याख्या प्रकटित परब्रह्मतत्त्वं युवानं वर्षिष्ठांते वसद् ऋषिगणैः आवृतं ब्रह्मनिष्ठैः । आचार्येन्द्रं करकलित चिन्मुद्रमानंदमूर्तिं स्वात्मारामं मुदितवदनं दक्षिणामूर्तिमीडे ॥१॥ Mauna-Vyaakhyaa Prakattita Para-Brahma-Tattvam ...


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She is a disciple of Shiva but not his daughter. She is said to be the mind born daughter of Sage Kashyapa in Devi Bhagavatam 9.47: 38-58. Nârâyana said :-- O Nârada! Thus I narrated to you the stories of Sasthî and Mangala Chandîkâ, according to the Vedas. Now hear the story of Manasâ that I heard from the mouth of Dharama Deva. Manasâ is the mind-born ...


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""Person 1 helps out Person 2 on the premise that this deed will accrue "good karma"." Let's pause right there. Person 1 is helping Person 2 for accruing Good Karma! Then obviously the intent of the help is "not to help but accrue good karma" and yes that's obviously bad. The intent must only be to help for the sake of ...


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The hidden purpose of Janeu is to remind ourselves of Kundalini Shakthi or Devi herself that lays coiled three and a half times inside your body. She is Moola Prakriti herself. The three knots or granthis in a Janeu is to remind of Vishnu granthi, Brahma Granthi and Rudra Granthi knots respectively in the kundalini awakening and ascension paths which a ...


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Rig Veda X.48.4 & 5 says as follows: अ॒हमे॒तं ग॒व्यय॒मश्व्यं॑ प॒शुं पु॑री॒षिणं॒ साय॑केना हिर॒ण्यय॑म् । पु॒रू स॒हस्रा॒ नि शि॑शामि दा॒शुषे॒ यन्मा॒ सोमा॑स उ॒क्थिनो॒ अम॑न्दिषुः ॥४॥ I (win) livestock in cows and horses, overflowing and golden, with my weapon. Many thousands do I “grind down” for the pious man, when the soma drops accompanied by hymns have ...


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In the Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9, verses 25-34 (Swami Nikhilananda translator), Sri Krishna says: Those who worship the gods go to the gods, those who worship the manes go to the manes, those who worship the spirits go to the spirits, and those who worship Me come to Me. Whosoever offers Me, with devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit, or water--that I accept, ...


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karmic manifestations work in a way that in our current form and loka it is quite difficult to relate & derive as to what has led to what . now about the pran ,must have created a debit on your soul. but then again , your karma is limited only to the extent of putting genuine efforts while countering the Senses and Maya.result is in the hands of Krishna (...


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I don't know if it is mentioned in any scripture. But from the meanings of the words you can make out why Goddess Durga needs to be worshipped to appease Rahu. Some of the meanings of the word 'Durga' in Sanskrit - inaccessible, not easy to reach. So Goddess Durga is essentially the Source of the existence Herself. Some of the meanings of the word 'Rahu' - ...


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Unlike Vedic mantras that cannot be chanted by everyone, the Rishyashringa Shlokam is one that can be chanted by all. It does bring rain, as I have witnessed personally. Jagadguru Pujyashree Shankara Vijayendra Sarasvati Shankaracharya Svami had a hall full of people chant it one hot May Day and it poured after an hour or two. Rishyasringaaya munayay ...


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Lakshmi is also Durga because she is a Shakti. All the Shaktis are Durga so that means Durga killed Mahisasura but then Lakshmi, Parvati, and Saraswati all killed Mahisasura too by collecting their powers and making a form who is Durga. Durga is a incarnation of Lakshmi, Parvati, and Saraswati. Just how all the Gods form Bramhan, all the Goddesses form Durga ...


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Namaste Trace everything honestly and join the dots : Devi Mahatmya, MarkanDeya Puran, Devi Bhagwat, Rahasya-TrayaM (the three-fold secret). The secret: MahaLakshmi = Adi ParA Shakti who becomes the various Goddesses. EDIT: REF: Please see quotes added at the end of this answer from Rahasya TrayaM I - Pradhanika Rahasya DurgA is a manifestation of MahA ...


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DashAvtAr is an interpolation in later puraNas (i.e. these puraNas limit avtArs of vishNu). In rAmAyan and mahAbhArat, 20+ avtArs of vishNu are mentioned like kapil, hayagrIv, prithu, hamsa, nar-nArAyaN-hari-krushNa, dattAtreya, dhanvantri, etc. Even shesha is cosidered an incarnation of vishNu (and not attendant of vishNu as people believe) in itihAs and ...


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