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Narasimha is a form of Devi Durga?

There are different texts, which equates 10 mahavidyas with 10 avatars differently. But, The MundamAla Tantram, which is a ShAkta Agama gives the list of Das Mahadyas and Das Avataras as follows: ...
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Narasimha is a form of Devi Durga?

Pratyangira Sanskrit: प्रत्यङ्गिरा, Pratyaṅgirā, also called Atharvana Bhadrakali, Narasimhi, Simhamukhi, and Nikumbala, is a Hindu goddess associated with Shaktism. She is described to be the female ...
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Meaning of Uchimuhurdhal

It refers to sniffing the head of a newborn baby during the Jatakarma ritual. Uchchi means peak. Uchchi thalai means peak of head. mukarthal means to sniff. The technical term for that is mUrdhani-...
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Learn the meaning of some Terms in Srivaishnava Sampradaya

Elai is colloquial for ezhundhu-aruLi. Literal meaning is 'get up an bless' but is used for 'arrival'. Saatrumurai is the concluding portion of worship to the Lord which involves chanting vedas and ...
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What is the meaning of U.Ve. in letters or invitations?

U Ve is short for Ubhaya Vedantacharya meaning one who is well versed in both the Sanskrit Vedanta (Upanishads, etc) and the Tamil Vedanta (Tiruvaymozhi, etc). It is used as a standard prefix just ...
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After marriage, why does the ladies have to follow the man's customs?

the woman needs to follow the rituals and procedures of the man's family? Not completely true. In the commentary on the SaptapadikaraNa ritual in the Wedding rituals, Sri Mukkur Lakshminarasimhacharya ...
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