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Sri Lakshmi Gayatri Mantra

Sri Lakshmi Gayatri Mantra

Goddess Lakshmi means Good Luck to Hindus. The word ‘Lakshmi’ is derived from the Sanskrit word “Laksya”, meaning ‘aim’ or ‘goal’, and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual. Sri Lakshmi is the household goddess of most Hindu families, and a favorite of women. Although she is worshipped daily, the festive month of October is Lakshmi’s special month. Lakshmi Puja is celebrated on the full moon night of Kojagari Purnima. As a female counterpart of…

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Kollur Sri Mookambika Temple

Kollur Sri Mookambika Temple

Front View of Temple Holy Name : Sri Mookambika Temple God : – Goddess :  Sri Mookambika or Mother Saraswathi Location : Kollur, Udupi District, Karnataka, India Sri Mookambika Devi History & Importance : Historically, the temple is at least 1200 years old. The Goddess Mookambika is in the form of Jyotir-Linga incorporating both Shiva and Shakthi. The Panchaloha image (five element mixed metal) of the Goddess on Shree Chakra is stated to have been consecrated by Adi Shankaracharya. There is an exquisite sculpture of Panchamukha Ganesha. Mookambika Temple…

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Rahu ( North Node) Gayatri Mantra

Rahu ( North Node) Gayatri Mantra

Rahu ( Shadow Planet – Snakes Head ) gives the individual worldly powers and success. In the spiritual realm, Rahu can give psychic powers, but also there may be danger from drugs, and danger from black magic. On the positive side, the influence of Rahu can put us in harmony with collective trends and give popularity, prestige, fame and power.  Rahu is the second most powerful graha after Ketu. It sucks the power of the graha and the house it resides. Even…

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Suriyanarkoil Arulmigu Sri Suriyanar Temple

Suriyanarkoil Arulmigu Sri Suriyanar Temple

Holy Name : Arulmigu Sri Suriyanar Temple God : Sri Siva Suriyan, Sri Suryanarayanaswamy Goddess :  Sri Ushadevi, Sri ( Pradyushadevi ) Chayadevi Location : Suriyanarkoil, Tanjavur District, Tamlnadu, India History & Importance : Temple for the Navagrahas, the nine planets. Of the nine grahas, the primary position is given to Lord Surya which is why the first day of the week is said to be Sunday. Lord Sun graces in the temple facing west with a Lotus on both hands accompanied by His consorts Ushadevi on the left…

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Shani (Saturn) Gayathri Mantra

Shani (Saturn) Gayathri Mantra

According to Vedic Astrology, the planet Saturn is called Shanaiswara. The name Shanaiswara means “slow mover”. Shani, the son of the Suryadev born to his shadow wife Chaya is the slowest of the Grahas. Sani is for life, property, punish the wrongdoings and reward good deeds. A combination of straight-forward police & a strict judge.  Shani (Saturn) Gayathri Mantra Aum Kaakad-vajaaya Vidmahe Kadga Hasthaya Dhimahee Thanno Shani Prachodayath Meaning: Om, Let me meditate on him who has crow in his flag,…

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Tirunelveli Arulmigu Nellaiappar ,Arultharum Kanthimathi Ambal Temple

Tirunelveli Arulmigu Nellaiappar ,Arultharum Kanthimathi Ambal Temple

Holy Name : Arulmigu Nellaiappar , Arultharum Kanthimathi Ambal Temple God : Sri Nellaiappar , Sri Venda Valarndhanathar, Swamy Venunathar, Sri Nelveli Nathar Goddess :  Sri Kanthimathi Ammai, Sri Vadivudaya Ammai, Sri Kamakottamudaya Naachiyaar Location :Tirunelveli, Tirunelveli District, Tamlnadu, India   History & Importance : The temple complex consist of two huge temples, one for Lord Shiva (Nellaiappar temple) and the other for his consort Parvathi (Kanthimathi Ammai temple). These two temples are linked by a big terraced hall namely Sangili Mandapam that has life sized sculptures adoring the…

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Sankarankovil Sri Sankaranarayana Swamy Temple

Sankarankovil Sri Sankaranarayana Swamy Temple

  Holy Name : Sri Sankaranarayana Swamy Temple God : Sri Sankaralingam, Sri Sankara Narayana Swamy Goddess : Sri Gomathi Amman Location : Sankarankovil, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, India. Thala Virutcham :  Punnai History & Importance : Sankara Narayana Temple features a magnificent 9 tier Rajagopuram. The temple depicts the concept of Hari (Vishnu) and Hara (Shiva) being one God. Amman went on penance on the earth to see “Lord Shiva” & “Lord Vishnu” together hence known as Sankara Narayanar.The right portion of the idol has sandal…

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Sukra Gayatri ( Venus ) Mantra

Sukra Gayatri ( Venus ) Mantra

Lord Sukra is in charge of love, romance, pleasure, reproduction, art, fine arts and harmony in life. Lord Shukra (Venus) is the signification of vehicles, luxury articles, musical instruments, film industry, television industry, electronic media, multiplexes, event management, precious stones, ornaments, hotels, spouse, festivities, and all the modes of enjoyment. Shukra Gayatri (Gayatri for Venus) Om aswadhwajaaya vidmahae dhanur hastaaya dheemahi tanno shukra: prachodayaat Meaning: Om, Let me meditate on him who has horse in his flag, Oh, He who has a bow in his hand,…

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Guru Gayatri (Jupiter) Mantra

Guru Gayatri (Jupiter) Mantra

Brihaspati, also known as Guru or Vyazham, is the name for the Navagraha planet Jupiter according to Hindu Astrology. Brihaspati is the Guru of Devas and is the epitome of goodness and religion. Also popular as Brahmanaspati and Devaguru, Brihaspati is considered to be the greatest beneficial among the nine Navagrahas. Concerned with education, teaching and the dispensation of knowledge, he is regarded as the god of wisdom and fluency. Guru Gayatri (Jupiter) Mantra Om vrishabadhwajaaya vidmahae  kruni hastaaya deemahi  tanno…

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Tiruchendur Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple

Tiruchendur Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple

Holy Name : Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple God : Sri Subramaniya Swamy, Sri Shanmugar Urchavar : Sri Jeyanthinaathar, Sri Kumaara Vitankar, Sri Alaivaay Perumaal Goddess : Sri Valli, Sri Deivanai Location : Tiruchendur, Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu, India History & Importance : Of the Aaarupatai Veetu of Lord Muruga, Tiruchendur alone is situated in the seashore; the other five are hill temples. According to Skanda puranam this is second among the six shrines of Kumara or the Arupadaiveedu. Tiruchendur temple is believed to be a commemeration…

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