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Shiva’s Daughter Asoka Sundari

In Hinduism on October 20, 2014 at 13:14

We know of the children of Lord Shiva and Parvati,Subrahmanya born of Shiva, Ganesha of Parvati.


Veeabhadra is also considered as the son of Lord Shiva.


But Lord Shiva and Parvati has a daughter as well, says The Padma Purana.


Lord Shiva being of Yogic disposition, goes off to Kailash often.


Feeling lonely Parvati prayed the Kalpa Vruksha for a companion and thus was born Ashoka Sunadri.


She is considered as the child of Shiva along with Subrahmanya and Ganesha.


Since Lord Shiva frequently went out of Kailash to get rid of the demons and other negative forces, Parvati used to feel very lonely. So, She asked for a daughter from the wish fulfilling tree to get rid of Her loneliness. Soon Her wish was granted and Ashok Sundari was born. The girl was named Ashok Sundari because Ashok means without sorrow as she got rid of Parvati’s sorrow. Sundari means beautiful. Since the girl was extremely beautiful, hence She was named Ashok Sundari by Parvati. Nothing much is mentioned about her in most scriptures apart from the fact that she was present at the time Ganesha was beheaded. Ashok Sundari got frightened by her father’s act and hid behind a sack of salt. When Parvati came to know about Her son’s fate, She became extremely angry. Out of anger She also cursed Ashok Sundari to become a part of salt. Later when Ganesha’s head was restored by Shiva, Parvati and Shiva revived their daughter and pacified her. Hence, Ashok Sundari is also associated with salt without which food would be tasteless. Apart from a few legends, the existence as Shiva’s daughter is not known by most people. However, in some parts of India few folklore are popular like in Bengal it is believed that Goddess Manasa was a daughter of Shiva who was born accidentally when Lord Shiva’s semen touched a statue which was made by the mother of snakes named Kadru.


Shiva Temple Prime Land Chennai Rent .001 Paise A Year

In Hinduism on October 19, 2014 at 09:09

There are 34,401 public religious institutions in Tamil Nadu. The following are the classifications based on the income of the temples:

	I.	Religious institutions having an 
		income of Rs.200/- or less per annum 		 8,368

	II. 	Religious institutions having an income 
		of less than Rs.2000/- but above Rs.200/- 	17,687		

	III.	Religious institutions having an income 
		of less than Rs.10,000/- but above Rs.2000/-	 6,509

	IV.	Religious institutions having an income of 
		less than Rs.50,000/- but above Rs.10,000/-	 1,469

	V.	Religious institutions having an income of 
		less than Rs.1 lakh but above Rs.50,000/-	   166	VI.	Religious institutions having an income of 
		Rs.1 lakh and above.				   202
						Total	:	34,401


Only the last four categories of institutions are assessable institutions and that works out to 8,346.



While other Religions zealously guard their Mosques and Churches, The Secular Government of India,has a department to take care of Hindu Temples(?).


Lands were donated by the ancient Kings to the Temples and the Brahmins who maintain the Temples.as far back as during the Mahabharata period for which records exist, Chera King Perunchotru Udiyan Neduncheralaathan donated 100 Velis of Land, a Veli in 100 acres to Brahmins with the condition that he should see that the Tempes are maintained well and that he should see the smoke from the Homa being performed by the Brahmins daily.


The State Governments in India have taken over the administration of the Temples.


Details about Tamil Nadu are provided above.


The advent of Dravidian Parties saw a surge towards the systematic destruction of Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu.


The overt move was made by the DMK Government by appointing Trustees for the temples, most of them DMK Party Members and Atheists,their Atheism is restricted to only to Hinduism.


MGR, in his later years turned a Theist and tried to restore the Status quo.


When Karunanidhi came  to power, he tried his best undermine the sanctity of the Temples by introducing measures to appoint Priests through a Government training Institution, under the impression that the Temples were controlled only by the Brahmins.


DMK men were allotted temple lands on rent at a pittance.



A) In 1979, the HR & CE authorities had proposed to sell 116 grounds of the Kapaleeswarar temple in Madras for Rs.3.5 lakhs and 147 grounds of the Gangadeeswar temple, Purasawalkam, Madras for Rs.4.5 lakhs. This move was opposed by the State Temple Protection Committee.

B) Akshyalingeswar Temple at Kiwalur in Nagapatnam Taluk has 950 acres of land. 300 acress of land are cultivated by the co-operative tenants. The total arrears of rent was 5,000 bags of paddy per year and there was a total arrears of 36,000 bags of paddy in 8 years.

C) At Kodambakkam, Madras a 40 ground plot belonging to a temple was leased out on a rent of Rs.4 per year.

At Saidapet, a 40 ground plot was leased out for a pittance and the occupants had built beautiful houses. But the temple languishes for want of income.

D) With the abolition of minor Inams, the Governmnet took a decision to confer ownership rights to the tenants who were in occupation for 60 years. Later it was decided to reduce this period of enjoyment, to 30 years, with the proviso that rent for 12 years should have been paid. In such a way, 13,825 acres of temple inam lands woth Rs.2.5 crores were distributed to 5,000 persons. The Government should have collected the amount and handed it over to the temples. But the Government took the decision to write off this amount. The Government has not compensated it to the temples. A total of 2,600 religious institutions had suffered because of this decision.

E) King Raja Raja Chola had endowed lands to the Brihadeeshwara temple to fetch 80,000 bags of paddy every year. But the lands are not with the temple’s control now. On October20, 1983 the priests of the Big Temple, Thanjavur stopped performing pujas as they had not been receiving their salary for several months and there was no rice or oil for “Naivedyam”.

F) On 7th April, 1985 the Endowments Minister told a press conference at Madurai that the leader of a political party was occupying premises belonging to Madurai Meenakshi temple which had been sub-let to him by the original lessee. He said that when he visited Thanjavur and Trichi Districts, he found that the archakas and temple staff had not been paid their salary for several months.

G) On 26th November, 1979 the Conference of Temple Employees Association was told that out of 1,87,712 tenants of temple lands only 20% were genuine lessees and the rest were bogus intermediaries. The Association urged the Government of exempt all temple lands from lands laws, Tenancy Acts, particularly from the Fair Rent Act which reduced the temples share from 40% to 25%.

H) Kalpati temple car was sold for Rs.20,000/- to maintain the pujas.

I) On 09-03-1992, addressing a Press Conference the Kanchi Acharya commented on the increasing number of burning of temple cars, murders inside temples and thefts. The Acharya felt that the motive of all these crimials was not merely the lust for money and jewels. A new force seemed to be working from behind to check the growing “bakthi cult” in Tamil Nadu.


The Government led by J.Jayalalithaa, has been trying to correct this, by initiating various measures.

The website http://tnhrce.org/ provides information, though not exhaustively on the Temples in Tamil Nadu.


There is a provision for RTI.


News reports claim that details regarding the Lands of temples are available at the site, though I am unable to find it.


Instead of building new temples, Hindus must concentrate on reclaiming the Lands belonging to the temples, by obtaining the relevant information from the Portal under RTI and move the Courts.


Not only the Rents are ridiculous but the Temple premises are encroached and used for Illegal and Immoral activities.


The lands are being sold ad Plots by the party-men.

The web site url is provided in the post.








Indian Mars Mission Vs Gravity Budget

In Astrophysics, India on September 24, 2014 at 20:54

The Image says it all.


Book Hinduism History Indian Philosphy Unique Temples

In Blogging on September 24, 2014 at 12:36

I have manuscripts  in English ready for Publication on Hinduism, Indian Philosophy,Unique temples India, The World..


These , I intend publishing  as  books.




The contents have been received well in my blog www.ramanan50.wordpress.com.



The topics covered are.


Essentials of Hinduism.


Vedas, some important Texts, Explanations.


Scientific explanation of Indian Thought.


Proof of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vedic Culture.


Spread of Hinduism, Sanatana Dharma throughout the world with archeological and historical proof.


Real Indian History.How our Dharama was spread around the world.


Sanatana Dharama spread from South.


Rig Veda composed in the Arctic.


Higher Physics interpreted with Vedic Knowledge.


Sakthi Peethas, location, Legends, How to reach them.


List of Shiva Sthalas, Shakthi Sthalas,


Devi Upasna,


Advanced concepts in Vedas on Latest scientific developments including Multi verses, Quantum theory.


And much more.


Many of the readers of my blog have been asking me to bring out in Book from .


Only now I feel I can publish them  in a couple of Books, it might be more than two books,


I plan to do the Translation in Tamil as well.


I am in search of a quality Publisher with a commitment to spread Sanatana Dharma.


Publishers,or those who have contacts with Publishers may contact me.


Separate arrangements for US may also be worked out.


The articles may be found under Hinduism, Temples, Indian Philosophy,Science, Astrophysics.


I shall be updating them before publication.


Those who can translate in Kannada, Hindi,and Telugu are invited to send in their proposal as I have received requests for publishing in these languages.



Prathyangira Homa Temple Morattandi

In Hinduism on September 8, 2014 at 18:04

I have posted an article on Prathyangira Devi recently.


Some readers wanted details of a Pratyangira Devi Temple, where Pratyangira Homa is conducted.


A note on Pratyangira Devi.


“Sri Maha Pratyangira Devi is a powerful aspect of divine mother.

She is considered to be a powerful repellent of the influences generated by witch-craft.

Terrible in aspect, having dark complexion, reddened eyes and in four hands she hold a trident, a serpent in the form of a noose and a hand drum.

Her hair strands at the ends. As Pratyangira energy manifests, it’s often a very swift and sometimes ferocious current.

This combination of lion and human forms is said to represent the balance of good and evil.

Many of the Saints who’ve seen its energetic expression have described her as a 1008 headed (symbolically representing the 1008-petalled Sahasrara Chakra, the universal chakra of the cosmic energy) and with 2016 hands, riding majestically on a chariot pulled by 4 lions (representing the 4 Vedas), lion-faced mother, armed with many swords for removing obstacles.

The jaws of so many lions make it very powerful for destroying negative karmas, and a great help to anyone on a spiritual path.

Though such a current can be understandably rough and it’s wise to approach with respect and some consideration of what our heart is asking for, it’s with that same intensity that Pratyangira radiates her love, so it’s best to also be open to deeply receive.


There is a Temple for Prathyangira at Marattandi, near Puducherry/Pondicherry, on the Tindivanam Road.


Prathyangira Homam is performed every month on Shukla Paksha Ashtami (Waxing Moon).


The Temple has a 72 feet Idol of Pratyangira Devi outside the temple and a small idol is inside.


The temple is about 4 feet underground.


Temple Hours.

8.00 am to 100 pm

3.30pm to 8.30 pm


Bus Route, Puducherry to Tindivanam , Stop;Moarattandi.


Phone Number. 0413- 2234931











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