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How Barbareek became Khatu Shyamji

Thousands of years ago, Barbareek, the mystical child of Ghatotkacha, was born with curly hair and reached adolescence shortly after birth. In order to gain guidance towards dharma, he turned to Lord Krishna, who named him suhridaya (“beautiful hearted”), instructed … Continue reading

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Shiva as Somnath

The temple of Somnath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, is situated in Gujarat and is considered one of the twelve foremost temples of Lord Shiva on the planet. The mythological story behind the emergence of this Jyotirlinga, which symbolizes Shiva as … Continue reading

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