India is famous for temples and so is the national tree of India that hardly fails to find its place in the Indian temples. Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are believed to reside in the roots, trunk and the upper portion of this immortal tree respectively. This tree receives a special mention in Bhagavad-gita too, wherein, Lord Krishna says, “Of all trees, I am the holy fig tree...” (excerpt from the 26th sloka of the 10th chapter of Bhagavad-gita) Thus, the holy fig tree, also known as Banyan tree has a special significance and is rightly known as kalpa-vriksha (wish-fulfilling tree).
Our solar system compromises of the Sun, planets, satellites etc., When we say Jupiter, we think of “the largest planet”. When we say “Venus”, we think of “the most beautiful planet”. When we say Earth, we think of “our planet”. And then there is one planet that makes most of us think of all the synonyms attached to “fear”. Yes, we are talking about Saturn. In reality, do we fear the planet Saturn or the Lord of Saturn, Shanidev?
The glories of the Ekadasi that occurs during the Shukla paksha (waxing phase of the moon) of the Vaisakha month are mentioned in the as a narration by to king Yudhishtira. This Ekadasi is named as Mohini Ekadasi. Earlier, the glories of Mohini Ekadasi were narrated by sage to .