Sunday, February 27, 2011

Virupaksha Temple, Mulabagalu

athama linga at the front and margadarshneshwara
linga behind. 
The Virupaksha temple is located in Virupakshapura Village in Mulbagal taluk of Kolar dst, Karnataka. This is a very special Lord Shiva Temple. In the sacred sanctum, there are two shiva lingas. One of them is an athma linga, called Virupaksha athma Linga. The specialty of this Linga is it changes its color thrice a day. This Athma Linga is blood red in color in the early mornings, in afternoons it is white, and in the evenings it takes honey color. This is one of very few Lingas that changes its color trice a day, one other being Kantheshwara (linga) temple in Mangalore.  No one can explain the color phenomena to this date. This still remains a mystery to the science community.  In the same sanctum, there is another Linga slightingly bigger than the Virupaksha athma linga called  ''Marga-Darsh-Neshwara Linga''. The story dates back to many 1000 centuries.  Atreya Muni did penance to lords shiva in front of Marga-Darsh-Neshwara Linga for many decades. Lord Shiva pleased by Artreya's devotion, showed up to him and handed the Virupaksha athma linga as token of appreciation. Athreya Muni, established the linga in the same sanctum. .

 It is believed that powerful radiations are emitted from the sacred sanctum. The point of origin of these radiation is the Athma Linga. The intensity of the radiations vary as per time of the day. High radiations are emitted early morning and in the evenings, i.e during sun rise and sun set. These radiations are very powerful. The radiations subdues and cancel out other negative radiations. There are special characteristics associated with these radiations. When exposed to these radiation, it is supposedly activates the right brain, which is all about arts and creativity. Besides honing ones creativity, these radiations also help children to improve memory power and also improves their I.Qs. Children affected by autism can be cured by exposing them to these rays, every day. These radiations can make a child agile, can help a mute child speak. There are many children in the vicinity of the temple who stand testimony. The school children are constantly made to expose to the rays, and as a result they have tremendously improved in the academics. In fact pupils from the near by schools made it a point to spend a lot of time in this temple, during school hours, as a result these children stands first in the state exams. These radiations can also cure chronic diseases like cancer, Tuberculosis, and other ailments which cannot be cured by the science are cured here. In fact the intensity of the radiation is so strong, that it will knock anyone who stands in its path. Anybody exposed to these rays for few minutes, one will start rocking back and forth. In the process one would not lose their balance and trip. People exposed to such rays has unique experience, for some it makes them feel light, for others it gives them adrenalin high. Each persons experience is as unique as their DNA structure. The radiation originates from the Athma Linga, and ends at the otherside of the temple called ''suruli'' 

In this temple complex, there is a sacred sanctum for Goddess Bagalamukhi, radiations from this idol can cancel out all the negative vibes caused by black magic and by other means. These rays can cure a lot of mental illnesses too. This temple was improvised by Krishna Devaraya. This temple is very unique and one of its kinds, it is one of those very few temples with very high active energy fields. Anyone can check it for themselves. Hence, this place is favorite for spiritual enlightment seekers.  Please add this temple to your must visit pilgrimage lists. 


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Padmavathi Yantra!

This is taken from here

Devi Padmavati Sadhna is basically for attaining wealth but people looking for jobs or new venture can also benefit from her Sadhana.
Tirthankara Parshvanatha was a prince in the kingdom of Kashi. He was known as prince Parshva then. Once he went to see an ascetic who was performing some penance by lighting the logs of wood. On the outskirts of the city this ascetic, whose name was Kamath, was performing the ritual of penance. Parshva had divine vision and only he could see that there were two snakes (male and femalHe asked Kamath to remove that log but Kamath could not see anything and accused Parshva of trying to break the penance. Parshva was the only person there who knew what was happening.When his requests were rejected, Parshva ordered one of his servants to disturb the fire and remove the log in question. Servant did as he was told and everybody saw that there indeed were two snakes in the log. The snakes unfortunately did not survive and died. But before their death Parshva recited Namaskara Mantra and the snakes died in peace.

These snakes in their next birth were born as Dharnendra (one of the Indra Gods with the name of Dharan) and Padmavati. Kamath was very angry but he could not do anything, as he was proved wrong.

After few years Parshva left everything and went away in search of eternal happiness and became a monk. One day Parshvanatha (Parshva) was standing in a meditation in one park where a demon called Meghmali arrived this Meghmali was no other but Kamath who had died and had taken birth in the form of Meghmali. Meghmali wanted to take revenge because of what had happened in the past life.
Meghmali created all sorts of obstacles to break the meditation. He made heavy rains to fall on Parshvanatha with severest intensity. Parshvanatha continued in his meditation. He was not moved or disturbed by this severe calamity. Water started rising and it came up to the knees of Parshvanatha and it was still rising. At this juncture Dharnendra and Padmavati came and created a big lotus, which lifted Parshvanatha above the water. Dharnendra made a hood (snake hood) to prevent Parshvanatha’s head getting wet. Parshvanatha was still in deep meditation. Meghmali at last gave up his evil acts and apologized. Parshvanatha forgave him.
This story of obstacles created by Meghmali is quite famous. Dharnendra and Padmavati saved Parshvanatha and people believe that they still come and save anyone who in is trouble.

However it is noteworthy that Padmavati is revered more than Dharnendra. In fact she is the single most popular goddess in Jains. She is, as stated before the dedicated deity of Lord Parshvanatha, the 23rd Tirthankara. Her colour is golden and her vehicle is the snake with a cock’s head. Padmavati’s idols are found in seated position wherein her right leg is resting on the ground and the left leg is resting on the right thigh. Some images are found in a lotus position as well. Most images have snake hood over head.

She has a red complexion and has four arms and her two right hands hold a lotus and a rosary. The two left hands hold a fruit and a rein. There are different forms of goddess Padmavati. Shvetambaras usually have her idols with four hands. Digambra image of Padmavati has upto 20 hands.

The Sadhna of Devi Padmavati is basically a Jain Sadhna for the purpose of attaining wealth and prosperity. On the eve of Diwali. Every Jain Sadhak performs the sadhana of Devi Padmavati to get blessed with wealth and prosperity. It is quite evident that Jain Society is really prosperous and wealthy and that is because of the amazing effect of sadhna of Devi Padmavati.

As per Jain scholars’ words, Devi Padmavati sadhna is so fruitful that every individual irrespective of religion or community should try it and gain prosperity. For Devi, there is no religion or caste barrier and she bestows her blessing on each and every one who worships her with dedication, devotion and purity of heart.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The following temple is located in a lush green forest of kaannathur, kasargud dist in Kerala.  The temple is called Nalwaru, which litreally means 4 persons. However, the four persons at the temple are 'gods of ghosts'! The four deities are Ugramurthy, Panjurli, Raktha-Chamundi & Vishnumurthy. This temple is very sacred, and people fear the deities of the temple. The temple is filled with a lot of tantric powers, very typical to any Keralite temple.  The main purpose of this temple is that it servers as a people's court. Most of the disputes are settled in the temple courtyard, this has been the practice for many decades now. A plaintiff with truth on his side can give a petition to the temple authorities. And defendant will receive a memo (similar to a court's order) from the temple. If the defendant refuses to obey and decides not to respond to the orders from the temple, and decides not to show-up for hearing at the temple, such persons will be faced with sudden misfortunes, and sudden deaths in their family. Further more, It is also believed that such persons souls will be held by these 4 ghost gods. People in the region and in and around Mangalore, Karnataka are  very scared  of these 4 gods and do not even speak of these gods casually. Hence they normally show up to avoid the wrath of the ghost gods. It is to be noted that one of Mangalore's air crash victims soul was held by one such Ghost gods, and after a lot of begging and cajoling by the victim's family members the ghost gods released his soul, but did tell that all the victims soul from that crash is still held by them, they also confessed that it was not them that caused the accident, but a pilot's error. Mangalore Airport's runway was built after relocating a Ghost deity temple. This pilot's error was later confirmed by the investigation team.  The popular belief in this region is when a soul is held by a ghost god/s, the food prepared on their ''teethi'' is untouched by the crows or any other animals.

Although, they are not the typical temple we see elsewhere, they are indeed very powerful by all means and very sacred to this part of the country. No black magic will work in this temple, and anyone with ill intention cannot even enter the temple. They are ruthlessly punish the wrong doers. People from all faith worship these gods and frequently visit the temple to get swift justice and to find closure to their problems. It is strongly advised that anyone with no truth to his/her story should avoid giving petition to the temple, if they do they too will face the wrath! This temple is definitely one of its kinds-put this in your must see temple list!