Sunday, 26 April 2015
He knows it all; for He is The Ultimate Witness. He Is Shiva, Trayambaka Deva, Trinetra, The Supreme Personality of Godhead
He knows best, Who resides within. Three eyed lord, who is watching everything. No secrets, nothing to hide...He knows it all, no matter what one may be going through. He knows it all; for He is The Ultimate Witness. He Is Shiva, Trayambaka Deva, Trinetra, The Supreme Personality of Godhead ~ All Glories to HIM! Surrender to him and be at extreme peace ~ Shivoham Shivoham!!
"Badrikashram is an eternal city and lord Narayan is its presiding deity. A mere sight of Badrikashram is enough to free a man from all the bondage of life."
"Badrikashram is an eternal city and lord Narayan is its presiding deity. A mere sight of Badrikashram is enough to free a man from all the bondage of life." Lord Shiva tells Kartikeya the significance of Badrinath Ji in Skanda Purana. Badrinath, the dwelling place of lord Vishnu, is considered to be the supreme place of pilgrimage and even its remembrance is capable of giving salvation. Virtues attained by the performance of various deeds (tapa, yoga, samadhi), appear to be insignificant as compared to virtues attained by going on a pilgrimage to Badrikashram. To emphasize the significance of Badrikashram, lord Shiva further states ' In Satyayuga, lord Vishnu existed in his physical form at Badrikashram for the benediction of human beings. But, in Tretayuga, only sages had the privilege of perceiving him with the help of yoga. At the advent of Dwapar things changed drastically and lord Vishnu just disappeared from Badrikashram. Deities became worried. Thinking that lord Vishnu must have gone to Ksheer sagar-his eternal abode, all the deities led by Brahma went there. Sri Vishnu told Brahma that the main reason why he disappeared from Badrikashram was the flawed intelligence and arrogance of the deities. All the deities were ashamed of themselves and returned to heaven with long faces. Feeling pity on the deities, I (Shiva) disguised myself as a sanyasi and carried lord Vishnu's idol from Naradteerth to Badrikashram and installed it over there to uplift the sagging morale of the deities. This is how lord Vishnu once again graced Badrikashram with his presence. Even a grain of 'prasad' had at Badrikashram is enough to liberate a man from all his sins."
Om Namo Narayana ~ Jai Shri Vishnu ~ Hari Om Tat Sat Namah Shivaya!!
Kapaat, Gates of Shri Badrinath Ji Opened today morning for Darshan.
Shri Badarinath ji Dham is considered as one of the most sacred centers of pilgrimage situated in the lofty Himalayan heights in the Garhwal hill tracks (Uttarakhand). Situated at the height of 3133 m (10248 feet) above sea level. At Badarinath Lord Vishnu is believed to have done his penance. Seeing the Lord doing his penance in the open, Goddess Mahalaxmi is believed to have assumed the form of Badari tree to provide him shelter to face the onslaught of the adverse weather conditions, therefore the name Badari Narayana. It is believed that Lord Vishnu revealed to Narad Rishi that Nar & Narayanas forms were his own. It is also believed that Narad rishi, who also did his penance here, is even now worshiping the supreme God with Ashtakshara mantras. The image of Badarinarayana here is fashioned out of Saligramam. Badarinarayana is seen under the Badari tree, flanked by Kuber and Garuda, Narad, Narayana and Nar. Mahalakshmi has a sanctum outside in the parikrama. There is also a shrine to Adi Sankara at Badrinath . Lord Badari Narayana is armed with Shankh (Conch) and Chakra in two arms in a lifted posture and two arms rested on the lap in Yogamudra.The principal image is of black stone and it represents Vishnu seated in meditative pose. The temple also houses Garuda (Vehicle of Lord Narayan). Also here are the idols of Adi Shankar, Swami Desikan and Shri Ramanujam. Guru-Shisya parampara is supposed to have its roots here.
Om Namo Narayana ~ Jai Shri Vishnu ~ Jai Shri Badarinarayana!!
People will hurt you, People will hate you, they will rate you, shake you, and break you. Hey but that's what makes you!!! Yes, how strong you stand is what defines you. They can break you only if you let them. Pick yourself up,dust yourself off and show them you are strong!
People will hurt you, People will hate you, they will rate you, shake you, and break you. Hey but that's what makes you!!! Yes, how strong you stand is what defines you. They can break you only if you let them. Pick yourself up,dust yourself off and show them you are strong! What doesn't kill you makes you more stronger. With each challenge we become more strong. Let it not effect you, don't let it knock you down. Challenge is an opportunity, a beautiful opportunity, make it gold or a tough stone, it only depends on you, you are your own alchemist. Every time you overcome a challenge, it will lift you up, build you strong and make it easier for you to overcome your next trial. But if you surrender to the challenge, it will downsize you, break a piece of confidence in you and make it harder for you to overcome it the next time. It’s like building muscle – the more you train it the stronger it will become. So what is your challenge that you are afraid of? Face it now, conquer it and let it leverage you even stronger. Let people hurt you, but hey who are they to break you? Yes, you are strong , discover thyself! Stand tall, with God in your heart,he is the only one who delivers and never disappoints. Never lose hold of him, he loves you n show him you love him too!!
Love, light & Peace ~ Boom Shankar!!
Shubh Prabhat ~ Namaste!!
KATHMANDU, APRIL 26: Many Hindu temples including, the iconic Kasthamandap have been destroyed or badly damaged in Nepal's worst temblor in over 80 years in the Kathmandu Valley and many adjoining areas.
Several temples, including Kasthamandap, Panchtale temple, the nine-storey Basantapur Durbar, the Dasa Avtar temple, Krishna Mandir, were demolished by the quake.
Kasthamandap, which inspired the name Kathmandu, is an early 16th century wooden monument.
Prushottam Lochan Shrestha, a historian, said these monuments could be lost forever, as rebuilding them is technically difficult and expensive.
"We have lost most of the monuments that had been designated as World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.
"They cannot be restored to their original states," Shrestha was quoted as saying by Ekantipur.
The powerful temblor measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale yesterday and aftershocks throughout the day destroyed around 80 per cent of the temples in Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu.
Scores of centuries-old historical monuments, including the iconic Dharahara of Kathmandu, were reduced to rubble in the massive earthquake that hit the country on Saturday afternoon.
Dharahara had broken into parts in a similar earthquake that occurred around 83 years ago during the 1934 quake that claimed over 10,000 lives.
Similarly, dozens of temples and historical buildings in Patan and Bhaktapur have collapsed or been partially damaged.
It was originally established as a pilgrimage site by Adi #Shankara in the ninth century. It is believed that Shankara resided in the place for six years from 814 to 820 AD. He resided six months in Badrinath and the rest of the year in Kedarnath. Hindu followers assert that he discovered the image of #Badrinath in the Alaknanda River and enshrined it in a cave near the Tapt Kund hot springs.
Though we are incomplete,
Lord Shiva #loves us completely.
Lord Shiva #loves us completely.