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The story of Lord Hanuman from both Ramayana and Mahabharata

Introduction There is no village or town in India without a temple dedicated to Hanuman. An unforgettable character in the great epic, the Ramayana, has become the symbol of courage, loyalty and mature wisdom. There is no village in India without a temple of Hanuman. In bigger towns and cities, there are countless temples of…

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The Story of Goddess Lakshmi: The mother of the Universe

Introduction Goddess of wealth. Wife of Sri Maha Vishnu. In different incarnations of Vishnu, she married Sri Rama as Sita, Sri Krishna as Rukmini and Sri Venkateshwara as Padmavati. Devotees believe that Lakshmi resides in a place where virtue, righteousness, truth, and compassion prevail. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth. She is also called ‘Sri’…

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Story of Ganesha, the god worshipped by one and all in India

Introduction The Lord of Wisdom. The son of Ishwara and Parvati. Ganesha saved the gods when they were in trouble and helpless, by killing Talasura and outwitting Ravana. He is also worshipped as the God who grants success. Maharshi Narada has praised Ganesha as follows: Vidyarthi labhate vidyam Dhanarthee labhate danam Putrarthee labhate putram Moksharthee…

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Goddess Parvati who married Shiva by her devotion & penance

Introduction Consort of Lord Shiva. By rigorous penance, she won over Shiva, himself a great ascetic. Mother of Shanmukha and Ganesha. By becoming the wife of Shiva she paved the way for the spread of peace and felicity in the world. Goddess Parvati is the wife of Lord Ishwara. She has several names, each with a special…

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Bhakta Prahlada: Vishnu Devotee & the son of Hiranyakashipu

Introduction A lad who faced the anger of his mighty father for the sake of his faith in God. Poison, sword, and fire could not frighten him. And the Lord Himself responded to the devotion of the five-year-old boy and came to the earth. “Let not death come to me from any creature created by…

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Songs of Lava and Kusha: the sons of Rama who defeated Rama

Introduction Sons of Rama and Sita. After Rama sent away Sita, who was pregnant, to the forest, the twin children were born to her in the hermitage of sage Valmiki. Desirous of performing the Ashwamedha (Horse) sacrifice, Rama sent across the country the sacrificial horse demanding allegiance from all. Lava and Kusha tied the horse…

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Dr. Hedgewar, from an active Congressman to founding RSS

Introduction Founder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. His strong desire was that all the people should dedicate themselves to the service of Motherland forgetting the differences of caste, creed, etc… He exemplified this ideal in his own life. He shone as a simple and loving personality. 22 June 1897 on that day, Queen Victoria of England…

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Guruji Golwalkar: Saintly man under whom RSS grew multifold

Introduction He was well known as Guruji throughout Bharat and was the second Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. His life was wholly dedicated to the service of Motherland. Pure like fire, tender like a flower, his was a personality lofty like the Himalayas. He was a great leader with indomitable courage and a sharp intellect….

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The Story of Lakshmana, who accompanied Sri Rama till death

Introduction Younger brother of Sri Rama, Lakshmana personifies brotherly love and self-effacement. When Sri Rama, in fulfillment of father Dasharatha’s promise to queen Kaikeyi, set out for the forest with Sita, Lakshmana followed him. When Sri Rama had to wage war against Ravana to rescue Sita, Lakshmana whole-heartedly collaborated in the venture. His devotion to…

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Story of Dhruva, a king who was blessed by Vishnu as a kid

Introduction He was a little boy of five years when he was insulted by his stepmother and ignored by his father. He went to a forest in search of God. With determination and devotion, he succeeded. He ruled the country in the name of God and in the interest of the subjects. To this day…