Kaumodaki Gada Weapon of Vishnu

Kaumodaki is the Gada or mace weapon of Lord Vishnu. Hindu god Mahavishnu is mostly depicted with four hands holding different weapons; Sudarsana Chakra, Panchajanya (Counch), Koumadika (Mace) and Padma (Lotus). The Kaumodaki gada is usually depicted in the Lord’s lower right hand or lower left hand. Mahavishnu is known as Shankha-Chakra-Gada-Pani as he holds these weapons in his hands.

The divine mace weapon Kaumodaki of Vishnu is considered invincible and without parallel. The gada is also found in iconography of Vishnu’s different avatars such as avatars Matsya, Kurma, Varaha and Narasimha.

Kaumodaki Gada Mace Weapon of Vishnu

Symbolism 

In some ancient scriptures, Kaumodaki is personified as a woman known as Gadadevi or Gadanari. Some sculptures of Vishnu depict him resting one hands on her head, while Gada Devi holding the mace. The Gadadevi images are mostly seen in sculptures of Vishnu from Kashmir.

In Puranas

Vishnudharmottara Purana mentions Kaumodaki as Goddess Lakshmi. Vishnu Purana equates the mace as the power of knowledge. And Krishna Upanishad symbolizes Kaumodaki to Hindu Goddess Kali, the power of time.

Ramchaura Mandir Temple Hajipur Bihar

Ramchaura Mandir in Hajipur is a famous Hindu temple located at Rambhadra near Helabazar in Vaishali district of Bihar, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama, the legendary king of Ayodhya in Ramayana. The significance of the temple is that the footprints of Lord Sri Ram are worshipped here. A popular belief is that Lord Rama had visited this place on his way to Janakpur. The temple is constructed where the footprint of Ramachander was embossed on the ground.

Footprints of Rama at Ramchaura Mandir Temple Hajipur Bihar


Festivals 

Sree Rama Navami, celebrated at Ramchaura Mandir, on the month of Chaitra attracts thousands of devotees from all over Bihar. Also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, the festival celebrates the birth of Sri Ram to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya A popular fair is also organised on this occasion.

Other Facts

Local folklore proclaims that Rama arrived to Hajipur for his Mundan (first head shaving ceremony). The Patna Museum exhibits numerous archaeological objects excavated from Ramchaura. Bari Sangat and Chhoti Sangat are situated near Ramchaura Mandir.

How to Reach

Regular bus services connects Hajipur with nearby towns: Patna (10 km), Kumar Bajitpur (40 km), Muzaffarpur (52 km), Chhapra (60 km), and Samastipur (65 km).

Hajipur Junction Railway Station (station code HJP), the headquarters of East Central Railway Zone, has connections to the major cities in Bihar.

Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport or Patna Airport is the nearest airbase, around 21 km away.



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Mandavi wife of Bharata Ramayana

Mandavi was the wife of Bharata, the second brother of the Lord Rama in the Hindu epic Ramayana. She was the daughter of Kushadhwaja who was a younger brother of Janaka, the King of Mithila. Mandavi is hence the cousin of Sita Devi, the consort of Lord Sree Ram.

Mandavi always stood by Bharata or Bharat. When her husband constructed an ashram at Nandi Grama and remained there, worshipping the Lotus Feet of Shri Ram, Mandavi also spent her time praying to Sree Rama. She led a ‘Vanaprastha’ like life serving mothers Kausalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi.

Taksha and Pushkal are the two sons of Mandavi and Bharata. Shrutakirti or Shrutkeerti is the sister of Mandavi and is married to Shatrughna.

Rama Brother Bharata wife Mandavi in Ramayana

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