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Hindu God Kumara – Why Muruga is also known as Kumara?

Muruga, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is known by numerous names. Muruga, Skanda, Subrahmanya, Shanmukha, Kartikeya and Kumara are some of the most popular names. One of the popular names that is used in South India is Kumar or Kumara. Muruga is known as Kumara as he is eternally youthful. He has no old age and is endowed with everlasting handsomeness. Kumaran, Kumaraswamy, Kumar, Kumaresa, Kumara Deva are variations of the name Kumara. The famous Sanskrit poem Kumara Sambhavam is based on the story of Muruga.

Vishnu Puran Online – Listen to Vishnu Purana online in Hindi in mp3 format

Vishnu Puran is one of the most popular Puranas in Hindu Tradition and narrates the important incidents associated with Hindu God Vishnu. There are a total of 126 chapters in the Purana. Now you can listen to Vishnu Purana in Hindi online for free. The audio is in mp3 format. Link – Listen to Vishnu Purana online in Hindi in mp3 format

Lekhni Puja

Lekhni Puja or Lekhani Pooja is observed on the Basant Panchami day in the eastern parts of India. Lekhni Puja 2018 date is January 22. The rituals on the day are observed mainly in Bengal. Saraswati Puja is also held on the day in these regions.

The pujas are observed on noon on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Magha month.

Dada J P Vaswani – Always Look At the Bright Side of Things

Everything has two sides – the bright and the dark or, as I would like to put it, the bright and the less bright. A king had a dream in which he found that all his teeth had fallen out. He wanted an interpretation of the dream. A dream interpreter was sent for. He consulted the ancient books and said to the king – Sir, this is a most unfortunate dream. It signifies that all your family will die during your lifetime. The king was disappointed and ordered the dream interpreter to put in prison. Another dream interpreter was called and he too consulted the ancient books and said – ‘O king, this is a most fortunate dream. It signifies that you will survive all your dear ones. Long live the king!’ The king felt happy and rewarded the dream interpreter. Both the statements have the same meaning. But it is the way you put it or look at it that matters. So always look at the bright side of things. Dada J P Vaswani

Today in Hindu Calendar – January 27, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 27, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Ashtami – 8th day of waning phase / dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Ashtami Tithi till 0545 hrs (5:45 AM) on January 27. Then onwards it is Navami Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.
Note in certain calendars followed in Maharashtra the day is marked as Krishna Paksha Navami or ninth day of waning phase. Paush Krishna Paksha Navami or 9th day of waning phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Magh Krishna Paksha Ashtami or 8th day of waning phase of moon in Magha month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi. Vrischika Rasi also starts later in the day. Nakshatra– Swati or Chothi Nakshatram till 0800 hrs (8:00 AM). Then onwards it is…