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The story of Bheema Ammavasi – Bhagirati Nadi Hogi

Bheemana Amavasya or Bheema Ammavasai Vrata observed in Karnataka on the Amavasi (new moon day) in Ashada month is based on an unparalleled devotion of a young girl for Lord Shiva and Parvati. Women and girls conduct special puja on the day for a happy and prosperous life and for the wellbeing of brothers and husbands. The popular story, or Katha, associated Jyoti Bhimeshwara puja is known as Bhagirati Nadi Hogi.

Legend has it that once a Brahmin couple decided to travel to Kashi to pray to Lord Shiva. But they had a daughter, a young girl, and the couple was not ready to take her with them as they did not want to risk her life. The journey was long and they were not sure whether they will make it safely. So the Brahmin couple decided to leave the young girl with their elder son. The elder son was married and they left the daughter with him and said that if they did not return he should get her married.

The parents did not return after a year and the brother and his wife was worried …

Story of Surya Grahan and Chandra Grahanam in Hindu Religion

Surya Grahan, solar eclipse, is widely mentioned in the Holy Scriptures of Hinduism. There is also an interesting myth regarding the occurrence of Surya Grahan. It happened during the Samdura Manthan (churning of ocean) episode in the Puranas. Rahu (Demon) and Mohini, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, are the main characters in the incident.The Amrit (elixir) that was obtained from churning the ocean was cunningly stolen by Ausras (Demons). Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini, a beautiful damsel, to win back the Amrit. She achieved her mission by enamoring the Asuras, they fell for her beauty and handed over the Amrit to her.Mohini returned to the Devas and started distributing it. Devas sat in a line and mohini gave a portion to each one of them. Rahu, an Asura, who found out that they were tricked took the form a Deva and sat in the line between Chandra (Moon God) and Surya (Sun God).When Mohini approached Rahu, Chandra and Surya realized that Rahu was not one among them and soon ident…

Panchamirtham Prasadam of Palani Muruga Temple to Be Made By Automated Machines

The sweet Panchamirtham prasadam of the famous LordMurugaTemple in Tamil Nadu will soon be produced by automated machines. At present, it is being prepared by hands and only the crushing and mixing of fruits is partly automated. Panchamirtham, considered to be the oldest form of jam, is made from bananas, dates, raisins, sugar, ghee, cardamom and sugar candy. There is an ever increasing demand for this sweet prasadam of Lord Muruga.PalaniMurugaTemple is visited by more than 200,000 in a month and the numbers double during festival seasons. The temple administration cites following reason to shift from handmade to machineryHygiene.Increase the production to meet the high demand.To give a constant taste to Panchamirtham Prasadam – it used vary when it was prepared manually.Hindustan Times reportsThe automated units have a chain of crushing, mixing filling and packing machines and the production was expected to commence in the first week of August.The trials have proved that the machines…

Osho Sayings on Courage

You cannot be truthful if you are not courageous.
You cannot be loving if you are not courageous.
You cannot be trusting if you are not courageous.
You cannot inquire into reality if you are not courageous.
Hence courage comes first and everything else follows.

Osho

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