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The story of God Kartikeya (Muruga), his purpose and fights

Introduction Son of Shiva and Parvati, worshipped through various other names also such as Kumaraswami, Shanmukha, Subrahmanya. He resurrected the path of virtue by killing Tarakasura and Shurapadma who were harassing the world. In Bharat, Ganesha is a very popular deity. The young and the old alike worship him. Like Ganesha, the other beloved son…

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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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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…