Sri Venkateswara [Balaji] Temple Edina, Minnesota


Bhishma Ekadasi in SV Temple on 30th January

Posted January 24, 2015 by admin in Religious Events

In the epic Mahabharata, Bhishma (or Bheeshma or Devavrata or Bhishma Pitamah) was the eighth son of Kuru King Shantanu,who was blessed with wish-long life and had sworn to serve the ruling Kuru king.and grand uncle of both the Pandavas and the Kauravas. An unparalleled archer and warrior, he once fought his own guru the mighty Parasurama and defeated him. He also handed down the Vishnu Sahasranama to Yudhisthira when he was on his death bed (of arrows) in the battlefield of Kurukshetra.