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SURYA DEVATA –
THE SUN GOD Because the sun’s essential nature is light, it is called the atmakaraka or the presiding deity of the atma. The sun governs a person’s confi dence, authority, and status. The sun is also the presiding deity of the eyes and rules the sign Leo. The Visnu Purana (2.8.15) states that the sun does not move; nor does it rise or set. Rising and setting imply appearance and disappearance.
THE MOON GOD The moon is the presiding deity of the mind and emotions. This devata is depicted with crescent moon/ holding lotus buds in his hands. He rules the sign of Cancer.
KUJA DEVATA –
THE MARS GOD The deity Kuja is also known as Mangala or Angaraka. In the Puranas he is also described as Karttikeya, the son of Lord Siva and Goddess Uma. He is depicted as wearing red clothes and carrying a spear. He governs the qualities of courage and bravery, and presides over siblings and health. He rules Aries and Scorpio.
BUDHA DEVATA –
THE MERCURY GOD Budha is the deity who presides over intelligence. He governs a person’s teaching capacities. He is depicted as holding the Vedas in one hand and a sword, a mace, and a shield in his other hands. He rules Gemini and Virgo.
GURU DEVATA –
THE JUPITER GOD Guru is the presiding deity of religious inclinations and prosperity. He is also the presiding deity of married life for women. He is described in the Puranas as Brhaspati, the preceptor of the devatas. He is often depicted in a standing posture with four hands, in one of which he holds a weapon called the vajra- ayudha. He rules Sagittarius and Pisces.
SUKRA DEVATA –
THE VENUS GOD Sukra is the presiding deity of material comforts, arts, culture, and aesthetics. He is also the presiding deity of love and married life for men. In the Puranas he is depicted as being the preceptor of King Bali. Sukra is depicted as standing with his hands folded. He is the ruler of Taurus and Libra.
SANI DEVATA –
THE SATURN GOD Sani is the presiding deity of longevity, calamities, and diffi culties in life, and, at the same time, of renunciation and spiritual wisdom. He presides over painful experiences and inner growth. In the Puranas, he is considered the son of the Sun God. He is depicted with a dark complexion, bearing a mace, and moving at a slow pace. He has a crow as his vehicle. His eyes are generally blindfolded because of the belief that his glance is very powerful and may bring misfortune. He rules Capricorn and Aquarius.
RAHU AND KETU DEVATAS –
THE RAHU GOD AND THE KETU GOD Rahu is the presiding deity of worldly desires and Ketu is the presiding deity of moksa, or freedom from limitations. Astronomically, they are not planets but the northern andsouthern nodal points of the moon. They are closely connected to each other astrologically. Mythologically, they are born of a raksasa (demon). The upper half of Rahu’s body is similar to a man, while the lower half is like a snake. Conversely, the upper half of Ketu’s body is similar to the head of a snake, while the lower half is like a man. They do not rule any signs but give the effects of the ruler of the signs where they are situated.
Navagraha’s are availed in MCP building Before leaving the temple, one offers prayers to these deities by circumambulating nine times around the altar, while chanting the Navagraha Storm or the following prayer.
Parasurama was enraged at this and went and avenged the death of his father by killing all kshatriyas in 21 battles. His story is story of the supremacy of brahmans over the kshatriyas.
We conduct Samuhika Satynarayana Vratams at our temple on Karthika Pournami Full-moon day. All Hindu religious festivals are celebrated and large number of devotees participate regularly.
Holy Places : Annavaram , AP
Festivals : Karthika Pournami
Festivals : Navaratri
Holy Places : Shiridi , MH
Festivals : Guru Pournami
Krishna appears as other forms of God avatars to create and maintain the universe, while He simultaneously enjoys loving relationships with His countless associates in the spiritual world. He visits this material world from time to time to free His devotees from material existence and to vanquish the wicked. Krishna appears in many stories in different forms. Sometimes he is a child. Sometimes he’s a flute-player who calls people’s souls. Other times he is involved in love affairs with Hindu goddesses, or he’s a great leader.Krishna’s most famous story is in the Bhagavad Gita, written about 300 BC. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna is disguised as a charioteer. He tells the young prince Arjuna how to act according to his dharma, and generally what is good and what is bad.
Holy Places : Mathura, Udupi, Guruvayoor
Festivals : Krishnastami
Festivals : Datta Jayanthi
Holy Places – There are 12 holy places known as ‘Dwadasa Jyothirlingams’. They are: Somanathan (Saurastra), Mallikarjuna (Sri Sailam), Mahakalyam (Ujjain),
Om karam (Parameshwaram), Kedarnath (Himalaya), Bhimasankaran (Dakani), Vishveswara (Varnasi), Triambakam (Goutami), Paralyam (Vaidyanath), Baidyanatham (Darukavanam), Rameshwaram (Sethu Bandan), Siva (Gasmesham)
Festivals – Maha Sivaratri, Siva Sahasra Kalasa Abhishekam, Siva Parvathi Kalyanam, Siva Annabhishekam, Shravan/Karthik Somvar.
Holy Places : Basara , Telangana
Festivals : Vasant Panchami, Saraswathi Pooja in Navarathri