The Story Of Meenakshi


Malayadwaja Pandya, the King of Madurai and his queen Kanchanamaala were depressed. They had everything : enormous wealth, a huge and prosperous kingdom, happy and loyal subjects who loved the king and queen like their own parents. Unfortunately Malayadwaja and Kanchanamaala didn’t have any children of their own. They were worried that the Pandya monarchy would come to an end after them and the kingdom would be left without a king.

They sought the advice of their Kulguru (Mentor) who guided and counseled them at times of crisis. On the advice of the Guru, the King and Queen performed a Putra Kameshti Yagna (a ritual that would bring progeny to whoever performs it sincerely). They hoped that the god would be pleased by their sincerity and bless them with a baby boy, who would grow up as the prince of the Pandya kingdom. As the Yagna was progressing, a miraculous thing happened.A three year old baby girl appeared on the holy fire, walked out and sat on the lap of Queen Kanchanamaala. The King and Queen were thrilled to see the beautiful baby girl. The King, who had longed for a child for years, couldn’t wait to hold the baby girl. He picked her up from the Queen’s lap with joy and excitement, only to be shocked by what he saw. The baby girl had three nipples on her chest. The King and Queen viewed it as an abnormality and became very upset. They originally wanted a boy, but the god had blessed them with a girl and she also had something abnormal about her. “What did we do wrong in the Yagna? Did we fail? Is the god not pleased with our devotion?” They felt terrible. Read more of this post

Traditional Advice

Lakshmi chanchala hoti hai (The goddess of wealth is very curious).Lakshmi ko kabhie band karke mat rakho, lakhshmi rooth jati hai (Money should always be in circulation). Lakshmi jayegi, phir ayegi, phir jayegi…darwaza khula rakho, usko jaane do. Aaj jayegi to kal ghum fir ke tumhare hi god mein aayegi.

Daanam On Akshaya Tritiya

wealthymattersJALA DAANAM  This form of charity involves giving water with betel nut and dakshina to a brahmin, and it is done for wealth.

SHAYANA DAANAM Giving bed to a needy is done for general happiness.

VASTHRA DAANAM Giving clothes to needy will ensure a long life to the giver.

KUMKUM DAANAM When a woman donates kumkum, she ensures a long life for her husband.

CHANDANA DAANAM Donating sandalwood will prevent accidents

NAARIKELA DAANAM Donating coconuts will ensure that the last seven generations attain salvation

BUTTERMILK DAANAM Donating buttermilk will give you knowledge and enlightenment.

PADARAKSHA Donating slippers to the need will keep the giver away from hell.

CHATRA DAANAM Donating umbrellas on the other hand will help remove obstacles from the giver’s path

The Story Of Annapoorna

wealthymattersIt is believed, it was on Akshaya Tritiya day that the Goddess of food known as Annapoorna, a special avatar of Goddess Parvati, who feeds the hungry, was born. 

Goddess Parvati was told by her consort Shiva that the world is an illusion and that food is a part of this illusion called Maya. The Divine Mother who is worshiped as the manifestation of all material things, including food, became angry. To demonstrate the importance of her manifestation of all that is material, she disappeared from the world. Her disappearance brought time to a standstill and the earth became barren. There was no food to be found anywhere, and all the beings suffered from the pangs of hunger.

Seeing all the suffering, Mother Parvati was filled with compassion and reappeared in Kasi and set up a kitchen. Hearing about her return, Shiva ran to her and presented his bowl in alms, saying, “Now I realise that the material world, like the spirit, cannot be dismissed as an illusion.” Parvati smiled and fed Shiva with her own hands.

Lesson From The Samudra Manthan


Learning From Samudra Manthan

Don’t be distracted from pursuing your goals.

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