Puranic literature describes Apsarā Rambhā falling to curses of Maharishi Viśvāmitra and Indra, but later attaining liberation from the same thus confirming the recurring progression of time and deeds.
In Jagannath Sanskruti , Kartik Amavasya or Diwali, is observed as Deepa dana Shradha. On this day forefathers are offered prayers and pacified by lighting Diya – earthen lamps and by making an offering of Bhoga .
Devi Durga, the Divine Mother is symbolic of a creator and a destroyer; a caretaker and caregiver; a preserver and a liberator; a symbol of sacrifice and as the all powerful protector of the humankind.
The origin of The Mahabharata is associated with Apsara Adrika, an essential link in the initiation of the Epic. Apsara Adrika, a celestial nymph liberated herself from a curse and became instrumental in the birth of Matsyagandha.
The eleven day Saahi Jaata in the alleys of Puri celebrates the birth of Shri Ram by conserving the religious legacy of Sanatan Dharma embellished with a fusion of martial arts, acrobatics and classical dance moves.
When the desire is satisfied, it develops self-indulgence; and when it is not fulfilled, it gives rise to irritation. One commits sins under the influence of all three – lust, greed, and anger. It is the lust for worldly pleasure that causes involuntary sin.
The Param Vir Chakra is India’s utmost military ornamentation, awarded for the display of illustrious acts of bravery during wartime. Each one is a Dadhichi willing to give up his blood and bones to safeguard the soil of Bharat.
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