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Specialty Food at Indian Railway Stations
Some stations on Indian Railways are famous for the Regional specialty Food items available there.
NORTH INDIA — Railway Junctions / Stations
1)Agra – Petha (candied pumpkin)
2)New Delhi – Aloo chat (tangy potato snack)
3)Amritsar – Lassi, Aloo paratha
4)Varanasi – Seasonal amrud fruit (Guava)
5)Gorakhpur – Rabdi (a sweet made of milk and sugar)
6)Guwahati – Lal Chai (Assam blend Tea)
7)Lucknow – Shahi Biryani & Sadella Laddu
8)MughalSarai — Rumali Roti & Aloo bajji & Puri Sabji
9)Bareilly — Moong dhall Pakodi
10)Patna — Litti
11)Jallandhar — Choley Bature
12)Kharagpur Jn — Dum Aloo & Aloo Tikki
13)Amritsar — Lassi
14)Bilaspur — Samosa
15)Old Delhi — Bread pakoda
16)Allahabad – Motichur ladoos & Guava fruits
17)Ambala – Aloo paratha & Channa Kulcha & Masala Milk
18)Dehradun – Salted cucumber
19)Mathura Jn — Peda (Kesar)
20)Tundla Jn — Aloo Tikki
21)Varanasi — Rabri (sweet dish) & Lassi
22)Ludhiana — Badam Milk
23)Bhatinda — Alo Parathas with Sweet curd & Pudina chutneys
24)Panipat — Bread Pakoras
25)Naseerabad Cantt — Kachories
SOUTH INDIA — Railway Junctions / Stations
1)Bangalore – Vada Sambar, fresh fruit juices
2)Haveri – Savanur Khara
3)Hubli – Curd Rice (yogurt Rice) with onions, chilly peppers & pickles)
4)Mysore – Dosa & Mysore pak sweet
5)Tiruchirapalli – Bondas in several variations
6)Hyderabad – Chicken biryani
7)Calicut (Kozhikode) – Dal vada & Halwa and Banana chips
8)Quilon – Rasam
9)Mangalore – Egg Biryani
10)Ernakulam – Fried yellow Bananas
11)Guntakal – Mango jelly
12)Chennai Central – Idli, Dosa’s , Murukku
13)Rameshwaram – IdiAppam (Rice Noodles)
14)Karajgi – Hot Idli and Vadas
15)Trivandram — Appam with Coconut Milk
16)Guntakkal — Utappam & Pongal & Mango Jelly
17)Dharmavaram — Dal vada & Masala Vada & Idli
18)Madurai – Uthappam (spicy lentil/Rice pancake),Veg Meals
19)Vasco-da-gama – Fish curry/Veg cutlets
20)Tirupati – Ladoos, Rice sevai
21)Londa – Jackfruit
22)Coimbatore – Sambar-Rice, Tamarind-Rice, Lemon-Rice
23)Thanjavur – Salted cashewnuts
24)Maddur – Maddur-vade
25)Dharwad — Peda
26)Gudur – Lemons & Lemon Rice
27)Panruti – Jackfruit & Halwa
28)Virudunagar – Poli (a thick sweet flat bread)
29)Sankarankoil – Long Bananas , Chicken biryani
30)Srivilliputtur – Paal kova (a soft milk-based sweet)
31)Manapparai – Murukku
32)Kalluru ( Guntakal ) — Hot Idlis & chutneys
33)Nalwar — Bhel Missal & Cucumber Mix
34)Katpadi — Curd Rice
35)Warrangal — Medu Vada
36)Belagavi — Kunda sweet
37)Gokak — Karadantu sweet
38)Davanagere — Benne Masala dosa
39)Chinna Ganjam – Cashewnuts
40)Sankari durg — Hot Jelebis
41)Cochin station — Pazham puri
42)Erode junction — Curd Rice
43)Tiruppur station — Sambar Rice
CENTRAL INDIA — Railway Junctions / Stations
1)Nagpur – Bhujia, and oranges
2)Indore – Farsan & Gutte ki kis
3)Ranchi – Puri bhaji
4)Gwalior – Boiled chickpeas with chile peppers
5)Ratlam — Poha
6)Jhansi — Aloo puri & Channa Batura
7)Itarsi — Channa Batura
8)Nagpur — Misal & Bhujia & Oranges
9)Bhopal — Kulfi & chole Bature
10)Balharshah — Egg Omlette
WESTERN INDIA — Railway Junctions / Stations
1)Pune – Misal & Patties & Vadapav
2)Karjat – Batata vada / vada pav (Potato snack)
3)Lonavala – Chocolate Fudge / Cashew nut Chikki (Cashew nut brittle candy)
4)Neral – Seasonal Jambhool fruit
5)Khandala – Seasonal Jamoon fruit (plums)
6)Solapur – Kunda (sweet barfi) & Pav Bhaji
7)Kolhapur – Sugarcane juice
8)Miraj – Rasam and Rice
9)Jaipur – Dal bati
10)Gandhidham – Dabeli
11)Anand — Flavored Milk
12)Ajmer — Kadai Kachori & Mewa (Mix Fruits)
13)Ahmedabad – Vadilal ice-cream
14)Surat – Undhyo (mixed vegetables) & Vada pav & Moongfali
15)Chittorgarh — Onion & Potato Pakoda
16)Surendranagar — Camel’s Milk Tea
17)Ratnagiri – Mangoes, dried jackfruit
18)Daund – Peanuts & Veg Biryani
19)Anand – Gota (fenugreek fritters), and milk from the dairy farm there
20)Khambalia Junction – Potato/onion/chili fritters
21)Dwaraka – Milk pedhas
22)Viramgam – Fafda (ganthiya), Poori + Alu-bhaji
23)Pendra Road – Samosas
24)Abu Road — Rabri (sweet dish)
25)Jodhpur — Mirch Bajji
26)Manikpur – Cream
27)Bharuch – Roasted Peanuts
28)Mumbai — Vada Pav & Biryani
29)Madgoan — Roasted Cashew Nuts & Garlic Bread
30)Panjim — Cashew Nuts-Roasted & Grilled Sandwich
31)Baroda — Chuda & Mixures
32)Nasirbad Station — Kachura – 10 times bigger than Kachori
33)Sawai Madhopur Station — Moongodi dish
34)Sadile Station — Laddu’s
EASTERN INDIA — Railway Junctions / Stations
1)Howrah – Sandesh sweet & Jhaal Muri & Rasgolla & Monginis Rolls
2)Puri – Halwah
3)Bhubaneshwar – Dal and Rice
4)Vijayawada – Mango Jelly & Fruit juices & Dal Vada & Idli
5)Rajahmundry – Bananas
6)Calcutta –Sweet curd, Luchis, Rasgollas & Lime Tea
7)GunturJunction — Bread Omlette
8)Asansol — Veg Patties
Don’t miss the Specialty Foods at different Railway Stations when you are traveling on Indian Railways across India and it’s often astonishingly very Good.
You need to get it Packed or Eat there itself depending upon the train halting time.
Forget about total Hygenic conditions insist for fresh and Hot served well and good.
—- Hari Om —-
Traditions in Hinduism were considered mainly as superstitions, but with the advent of science, it is becoming evident that these traditions are based on some scientific knowledge and moved from generations to generations as traditions. Though the common people did not know science in it, they were following it very faithfully over the years.
ಮರಗಳು or Trees
People are advised to worship Neem and Banyan tree in the morning. Inhaling the air near these trees, is good for health , cures many diseases and clears Lungs
ಯೋಗಾಭ್ಯಾಸ or Learning Yoga
If you are trying to look ways for stress management, there can’t be anything other than Hindu Yoga aasana Pranayama (inhaling and exhaling air slowly using one of the nostrils).
ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಟಾಪನೆ or Installation of Idol
Hindu temples are built scientifically. The place where an idol is placed in the temple is called ‘Moolasthanam’. This ‘Moolasthanam’ is where earth’s magnetic waves are found to be maximum, thus benefiting the worshipper.
ತುಳಸೀಪೂಜೆ or Puja on Basil Tree
Every Hindu household has a Tulsi plant. Tulsi or Basil leaves when consumed, keeps our immune system strong to help prevent the H1N1 disease.
ಮಂತ್ರಪಠಣೆ or Reciting Mantra
The rhythm of Vedic mantras, an ancient Hindu practice, when pronounced and heard are believed to cure so many disorders of the body like blood pressure.
ಭಸ್ಮ or Ash
Hindus keep the holy ash in their forehead after taking a bath, this removes excess water from your head.
ಕುಂಕುಮ or KukKum
Women keep kumkum bindi on their forehead that protects from being hypnotized.
ಕೈಯಿಂದ ಊಟ or Eating from Hand
Eating with hands might be looked down upon in the west but it connects the body, mind and soul, when it comes to food.
ಬಾಳೆಯೆಲೆ ಊಟ or Eating Food on Banana Leaf
Hindu customs requires one to eat on a leaf plate. This is the most Eco-friendly way as it does not require any chemical soap to clean it and it can be discarded without harming the environment.banana; palash leaves
ಕಿವಿ ಚುಚ್ಚಿಸೋ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ or Ear piercing cermony
Piercing of baby’s ears is actually part of acupuncture treatment. The point where the ear is pierced helps in curing Asthma.
ಅರಿಶಿನ or Turmeric Powder
Sprinkling turmeric mixed water around the house before prayers and after. Its known that turmeric has antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities.
ಗೋಮಯ or Cow Dung
The old practice of pasting cow dung on walls and outside their house prevents various diseases/viruses as this cow dung is anti-biotic and rich in minerals.
ಗೋಮೂತ್ರ or Cow Urine
Hindus consider drinking cow urine to cure various illnesses. Apparently, it does balance bile, mucous and airs and a remover of heart diseases and effect of poison.
ಶಿಕ್ಷೆ or Teacher
The age-old punishment of doing sit-ups while holding the ears actually makes the mind sharper and is helpful for those with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning difficulties and behavioral problems.
ದೀಪ or Lamp
Lighting ‘diyas’ or oil or ghee lamps in temples and house fills the surroundings with positivity and recharges your senses.
ಯಜ್ಞೋಪವೀತ or Sacred thread
Janivara, or the string on a Brahmin’s body, is also a part of Acupressure ‘Janivara’ and keeps the wearer safe from several diseases.
ಮಾವಿನ ತೋರಣ or Mango Leaves
Decorating the main door with ‘Torana’- a string of Mangoes leaves , Neem Tree leaves , Ashoka Tree leaves actually purifies the atmosphere and disinfects the area around acts as Anti-septic.
ಚರಣಸ್ಪರ್ಶ or Touching Legs
Touching your elder’s feet keeps your backbone in good shape.
ಚಿತೆ or Creamation
Cremation or burning the dead, is one of the cleanest form of disposing off the dead body.
ॐ or OM
Chanting the mantra ‘Om’ leads to significant reduction in heart rate which leads to a deep form of relaxation with increased alertness.
ಹನುಮಾನ್ ಚಾಲೀಸಾ ಪಠಣೆ or Reciting Hanuman Chalisa
Hanuman Chalisa, according to NASA, has the exact calculation of the distance between Sun and the Earth.
ಶಂಖನಾದ or Conch Blowing
The ‘Shankh Dhwani’ creates the sound waves by which many harmful germs, insects are destroyed. The mosquito breeding is also affected by Shankh blowing and decreases the spread of malaria.
One must share this, Very meaning full, No where in the World you will Find this.
———- Hari Om ———–
Sri Srinivasa Stothra Composed by Vyasarajaru
Lord Sri Venkateswara Swami
Sri Srinivasa Stothra Composed by sri Vyasarajaru
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*ಏತತ್ಸಮಸ್ತ ಜಗತಾಂ ಇತಿ ದರ್ಶಯಂತಂ*
*ವೈಕುಂಠಮತ್ರ ಭಜತಾಂ ಕರಪಲ್ಲವೇನ* *|| ೩
ಎಲ್ಲಕ್ಕಿಂತಲೂ ವ್ಯಾಸರಾಜರಿಗೆ ಅಪಾರವಾಗಿ ಆಕರ್ಷಕವಾದುದು ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸದೇವರ ಪಾದ.ಅದನ್ನು ಮುಟ್ಟಿ ಭಜಿಸಿದ ಮೇಲ್ಮಟ್ಟದ ಭಕುತಿ ಅವರದು.ಮಂಗಲ ರೂಪಿಯಾದ ಅವನ ಆ ಪಾದ ಕಮಲಗಲ ನನಪೇ ಬದುಕನ್ನು ಭವ್ಯವನ್ನಾಗಿಸಬಲ್ಲ್ದು.ಆನಂದದ ಸಾಂದ್ರತೆಯನ್ನೇ ಉಕ್ಕಿ ಹರಿಸುವ ಮಣಿಮಯ ಗೆಜ್ಜೆಗಳಿಂದ ಮಂಡಿತವಾದ ಆ ಕಮನೀಯವಾದ ಕಮಲಾಪತಿಯ ಪಾದ ಕಮಲಗಳು ಒಂದೆಡೆಯಾದರೆ ಮತ್ತೊಂದೆಡೆ ಅಭೀಷ್ಟವನ್ನೆಲ್ಲಾ ಮಳೆಗೆರೆಯುವ ಕೋಮಲವಾದ ಕರ ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಕಡೆ.ಹೀಗೆ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸದೇವರ ಕರ–ಚರಣಗಳು ಒಂದಕ್ಕೊಂದು ಮೀರಿ ಆಕರ್ಷಕವಾಗಿ ಪೂಜಿಸುವವನ ಮನವು ತೂಗುಯ್ಯಾಲೆಯಾಗಿ ಬೀಳುವಷ್ಟು ಸರ್ವಾಂಗ ಸುಂದರ.ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸದೇವರ ಆ ಕಳಮುಖವಾದ ಕೈ ದೂರದಿಂದ ಬಂದ ಭಕ್ತರಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ಪಾದ ಮುಟ್ಟಿ ಭಜಿಸಿರಿ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿ ಇದೇ ಭೂವೈಕುಂಠವೇಂದು ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದ ಮಹಾತ್ಮೇಯನ್ನು ಒತ್ತಿ ಒತ್ತಿ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಿದೆಯೆನೋ ಎಂದಿದ್ದಾರೆ.ದೇವರನ್ನು ಭಕ್ತರು ಕಾಣಬೇಕಾದ ದೃಷ್ಟಿಯ ಪರಿಚಾಯಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
*ಶ್ರೀವ್ಯಾಸರಾಜರಿಂತ ರಚಿತವಾದ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸದೇವರ ಅಪ್ರತಿಮ ಮಹಿಮೆಗಳುಳ್ಳ ಸರ್ವಮಂಗಲಮಯವಾದ ಈ ಸ್ತೋತ್ರವನ್ನು ಯಾರು ಪ್ರಾತಃಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಠಿಸುತ್ತಾರೋ ಅವರ ಎಲ್ಲ ಪಾಪಗಳು ನಾಶವಾಗಿ ಅವರಿಗೆಲ್ಲರೂ ಸನ್ಮಂಗಲವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.*
*|| ನಾಹಂ ಕರ್ತಾ ಹರಿಃ ಕರ್ತಾ ||*
*|| ಶ್ರೀಗುರ್ವಂತರ್ಗತ ಶ್ರೀಭಾರತೀ ರಮಣ ಮುಖ್ಯಪ್ರಾಣಾಂತರ್ಗತ ಶ್ರೀಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀವೇಂಕಟೇಶಾರ್ಪಣಮಸ್ತು
Vyasaraja is one of the Main pillars for the Madhwa Siddantha.The learned Appayya Dikshita is reported to have observed that the Great Vyasaraja — Saved the Melon of Madhvaism from Busrting by securing it with three bands — in the form of his three great works – 1) Nyayamrutha 2) Tatparya Chandrika 3) Tarka Tandava.
The above Venkateswara Stothra was composed by him during his visit to Tirupati and those who sincerely Chant this Stothra will get Success and ward off Completely all Sins done during the Past Karma’s.
—- Hari Om —-
Sri Bindu Madhava Swamy Temple – Thutipattu-near Ambur-Tamilnadu
Sri Bindu Madhava Swamy
OM NAMO NARAYANAYA
From Ambur bus stand Thutipattu Bindu Madhava Raya Temple is around 4 Kms many Local Van’s and Auto’s are available.This temple is located on from the main road it is 2 kms before Ambur on the Gudiyatham-Ambur Road. The Rajagopuram of the temple is 45feet height the temple is rich in architecture.
There are only 2 Sri Bindu Madhava Perumal Temples in India one is in Kashi or Varanasi in North India and other one is in this place Thutipattu near Ambur in Tamil Nadu.
Sri Kumudavalli Temple
Sri Kumudavalli Devi
Sri Sapta Naga
All Naga Dosha and Angaraka Dosha are completely washed out if one who does Daily early Morning 7times Pradaksina around the temple and Lit Ghee Deepas for 21 Days.
inside Temple Gopuram
Left side Passage
Right side Passage
It was renovated during the King Krishna Deva Raya ruling Vijayanagar kingdom and completed by Narasimha Ballala.
Sri Swamy gives darshana with Sridevi and Bhoodevi by his sides. There are seperate sannishis for Thaayar (Sri Mahalakshmi) and Andal. The mail sactum tower is surrounded by murthys like Sri Lakshmi Narasimha, Sri Hayagriva, Vishnu Durga etc., There is a seprate sannidhi for Chakrathalvar with Narasimha and Sri Anjaneyaswami.
Sri Andal Temple
Sri Andal Devi
Sri Anjaneya Temple
Sri Anjaneya swamy
There are 5 ( Five ) Madhava temples in India
1)Bindu Madhava is one among them in Thuthipattu near Ambur in Tamilnadu and another similar Madhava Temple is in Varanasi.
2)Veni Madhava at Prayag or Allahabad , Uttarpradesh in North India
3)Kunti Madhava at Pitapuram near Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh
4)Sethu Madhava at Rameshwaram in Tamilnadu
5)Sundara Madhava at Thiruanantapuram or Trivandrum in Kerala
Sri Bindu Madhava with Sridevi and Bhoodevi
Sri Chakratalwar Sannidi
Sri Garudalwar Sannidi
The mythological story related to this Panch Madhav Kshetras goes like this.
Twashta was one of the Prajapatis created by Lord Brahma. He had one son named Vishwarupa. Vishwarupa was very noble and was jitendriya. He once started doing great tapa. Indra became afraid that Vishwarupa might take his kingdom so resorted to all kind of tricks to destroy and disturb his tapsya but all in vain. Then Indra chopped Vishwarupa’s head with his vajrayudh. Indra also lured Taksha to help him in chopping heads of Vishwarupa.Vishwarupa is said to have three heads.
Sri Sapta Naga
Sthala Vruksha – Athi Tree
On hearing the sad end of his beloved son Twashta got enraged and started homa to creat a massive Asura from his krodhagni. Twashta named him viratasura and ordered him to defeat Indra to avenge the death of his elder brother.Viratasura defeated Indra but later on the treacherous Indra befriended him and killed him . Thus Indra acquired the sin of Brahmahatya ,which is considered to be worst kind of sin. To absolve himself of this great sin Indra consecrated these Panch Madhava temples .
So it is believed that a pilgrimage to these Panch Madhava Kshetras has a power to absolve one off all one’s sins.Sans any fanfare the simple quiet premises, heartfelt discussions with pujaris and other pilgrims.
My experience in Veni Madhava temple left me positively energized.To me this temple represented the philosophy that the exterior,our body is perishable while the inner substance, the soul is immortal. The quintessence of our being lies in soul not the body.
Please Visit this Temple and get Blessings from the Lord Sri Bindu Madhava Swamy.
——— Hari Om ———
Subramanya Mantra for Kuja Dosha Parihara
Lord Subramanya or Muruga is the most popular Hindu deity among the people of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, his brother is Ganesha and his wives are Valli and Deivayanai, he is known by different names like Subramanya, Subramanya, Muruga, Shanmuka, Skanda, Karthikeya, Palaniandava Velava and Kumaraswamy.
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Subramanya or Muruga is intimately associated with hilly regions, known in Tamil as Kurinji and is worshipped as the guardian deity. Lord Muruga is a special God with special powers.
Here below is the Lord Subramanya Stothra or Mantra by Reciting this one will completely ward off all Kuja Dosha’s ( many Obstacles in Life ).
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By worshipping lord Muruga with deep devotion, faith and bhakti all the troubles and difficulties in ones’ life vanish and good days start appearing.
—— Hari Om ——
Narasimha Mantra created by Lord Shani
Lord Laxmi Narasimha
Lord Shani created this Powerful Lord Narasimha Stothra for the Benevolence for common Man which when Recited it Wards off all Shani Doshas affected and immediate Success comes in all Directions.
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Laxmi Narasimha temple-Yelahanka New Town-Bengaluru
Laxmi Narasimha Temple-Maddur-Karnataka
One must read this Mantra daily even on old Births Dwadasa , Astama Janmas if any Shani Dosha carried over this Mantra will Remove all Obstacles and get Fulfillment in the Life.
———– Hari Om ———–
Namakkal Anjaneya Temple
Road to Temple
Namakkal is 58kms from Erode Via Tiruchengodu and from Salem it is about 54 Kms via Rasipuram and from Karur it is 43 kms is the Famous for Anjaneya Temple and Lord Narasimha Temple is also just opposite to this temple.
Beautiful view of the Lord
108 Anjaneya Mantras
Namakkal Anjaneya is 18 Feet huge Statue on a single stone in Standing Posture facing Lord Narasimha just opposite side with folded hands and worshiping the Lotus feet of Lord Narasimha.
Pancha Mukhi Anjaneya
With a Japa Mala (Hindu prayer beads) in his Hand and a Sword in His waist. Adorned with Golden crown, Diamond ear rings, Golden belt and other precious ornaments.
Sri Rama Jayam
Lord Anjaneya is Beautiful and Blisfull to watch with on all the Alankara’s done to the Lord.
Always decorated with his favorite Tulasi garlands, Betel garlands and are offered with Milk, Ghee, Honey and Sandal wood paste etc.
Devotees perform the VADAMALE Abhisekha to Sri Anjaneya to get relief from the Shani and Rahu Grahas.
Sri Ranganatha Swamy
Opposite to Lord Hanuman or Anjaneya, there is a temple of Lord Narasimha (Lord Vishnu). Lord Hanuman is seen facing towards Lord Narasimha with folded hands and worshiping the lotus feet of Lord Narasimha. The special feature of Lord Narasimha is that we can notice the blood stain in the nails of Lord Narasimha, which was believed to be caused by killing the demon king Hiranyakashipu. Lord Narasimha is believed to be a self-manifested idol of Lord Vishnu, who is in the form of ‘Narasimha Swamy’ (half man and half lion). There is also a separate shrine for Goddess Lakshmi, who is popularly called as Goddess Namagiri Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Narasimha.
Benefits of Lighting Deepa
In Threthayuga during the Ramayana period, Sri Hanuman lifted the Sanjeevi Mountain from the Himalayas to get medical herbs. He then took the mountain back and replaced it in its original place. When he returned, he brought a salagrama. During his journey, as the sun rose, he went down to the earth and performed the ritual of sandhya vandhana after placing the salagrama near Sri Mahalakshmi’s tapavanam.
After performing the pooja, Hanuman tried to lift the salagrama, but was unable to move it as easily as before. Suddenly, the salagrama grew larger and Hanuman heard an oracle saying, “Lord Narasimha wishes to stay here and he wants Hanuman to save Sri Ramachandramurthy first of all.” Thus, Sri Hanuman completed his task and came to Namakkal Sthala on the western side of the rock, where he stands in open air and worships Lord Narasimha Swamy.
Temple Timings are from 6 AM to 12 PM and 4.30 PM to 9 PM.
H = Helpfulness (Kindness)
A = Adoration (devotion)
N = Naturalness (sincerity)
U = Understanding (knowledge)
M = Modesty (humility)
A = Allegiance (loyalty)
N = Nishkama-karma (selfless work in service of God)
One must Visit this Wonderful Anjaneya temple and get Blessings and return home with Lots of Satisfaction.
——– Hari Om ———