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Verse 1: धृतराष्ट्र उवाच | धर्मक्षेत्रे कुरुक्षेत्रे समवेता युयुत्सवः | मामकाः पाण्डवाश्चैव किमकुर्वत सञ्जय ||1|| dhṛitarāśhtra uvācha dharma-kṣhetre kuru-kṣhetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ māmakāḥ pāṇḍavāśhchaiva kimakurvata sañjaya Commentary of this Verse:

Jagannath Temple, Puri

Sanskrit: कदाचित्कालिन्दी तट विपिनसङ्गीततरलो मुदाभीरीनारीवदन कमलास्वादमधुपः । रमाशम्भुब्रह्मामरपति गणेशार्चितपदो जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतुमे ॥१॥ Translation: Kadahit Kalindi tatta vipina sangita taralo Mudaa abhiri Naarivadana Kamalasvada madhupah | Ramaa Shambhu Brahmaamarapati Ganesharchita pado Jagannathah Swami

The goddess Kamakshee is the form of Tripura Sundari or Parvati or the universal mother … The main temples of Kamakshi Devi in Goa are the Kamakshi Rayeshwar temple at Shiroda.  Sanskrit: कल्पानोकह_पुष्प_जाल_विलसन्नीलालकां मातृकां

Bhuvaneshwari (Sanskrit: भुवनेश्वरी) is the fourth amongst the ten Mahavidya goddesses and an aspect of Devi or Durga Sanskrit: उद्यद्दिनद्युतिमिन्दुकिरीटां तुङ्गकुचां नयनत्रययुक्ताम् । स्मेरमुखीं वरदाङ्कुशपाशां_ ऽभीतिकरां प्रभजे भुवनेशीम् ॥१॥ Udyad-Dina-Dyutim-Indu-Kiriittaam Tungga-Kucaam Nayana-Traya-Yuktaam | Smera-Mukhiim Varada-Angkusha-Paashaam_ Abhiiti-Karaam Prabhaje Bhuvaneshiim ||1|| Meaning:

Lord Venkateswara is the main deity of the Tirumala temple, Tirupathi. The lord is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Sanskrit: कौसल्या सुप्रजा राम पूर्वासन्ध्या प्रवर्तते । उत्तिष्ठ नरशार्दूल कर्त्तव्यं दैवमाह्निकम् ॥१॥ Translation: Kausalyaa Su-Prajaa Raama Puurvaa-Sandhyaa Pravartate |

In Hinduism, Shakambari (Sanskrit: शाकम्भरी) is an incarnation of Goddess Durga, consort to Shiva. She is the divine mother, called “The Bearer of the Greens.” Sanskrit: जनमेजय उवाच विचित्रमिदमाख्यानं हरिश्चन्द्रस्य कीर्तितम् । शताक्षीपादभक्तस्य राजर्षेधार्मिकस्य च ॥१॥ शताक्षी सा कुतो जाता देवी भगवती शिवा ।