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Sita as Daughter of Ravana – The Story of Sita Born as Daughter of Ravan

There is an interesting story mentioned in some Hindu books and folk tales that mentions Sita as the daughter of Ravana. Legend has it that Vedavati, a pious woman, wanted to marry Srihari Vishnu. To marry Vishnu, she gave up worldly life and became a hermit and built an ashram on a riverbank.

Once while Vedavati was meditating on the riverbank, Ravana, the demon king, happened to see her. He was enamored by her beauty and tried to violate her. To escape from Ravan she jumped into a fire pit created for yajna. Before dying she cursed Ravan that in her next birth she will be responsible for his death.

In her next birth, Vedavati was born as Ravana’s daughter. Soon after she was born, a voice from the sky warned that the baby will be responsible for her father’s death. To save his life, Ravana threw the little girl child into the sea. The child fell on the lap of sea-goddess Varuni. Goddess Varuni took the girl child to the shores and gave her to earth-goddess Pirthvi.

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Nemam Temple Pictures – Sri Jayam Konda Soleeswarar Temple Virtual Tour

Sri Jayam Konda Soleeswarar Temple is a majestic rock cut temple located at Nemam in Tamil Nadu. The place is around 12 km from Karaikudi on the Karaikudi Madurai road. More than 125 sculptures of various aspects of Hindu religion adorn the walls and pillars of the temple. Now view360.in is providing eight breathtaking pictures of the Sri Jayam Konda Soleeswarar Temple. In the virtual tour you can view the pictures of the temple in 360 degree. You can view the pictures and take virtual tour here at view360.in


Sayings and Thoughts of Osho

A drop cannot know what an ocean is, until it dissolves itself in the ocean. An individual can never know the will of the whole, as long as that individual maintains his separate identity. If you fight with anything false you will be defeated. How can you defeat something that does not exist? The only way is to bring light and see what is there. Awareness means to be in the present moment so totally that there is no movement toward the past, no movement toward the future. All movement stops. Knowledge is always of the past. Knowing is always here and now. Knowing is alive; knowledge is dead. Knowledge must cease for the  knowing to be. Osho

Today in Hindu Calendar – January 28, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 28, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Navami – 9th day of waning phase / dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Navami Tithi till 0440 hrs (4:40 AM) on January 28. Then onwards it is Dasami Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.
Note in Marathi calendars the day is marked as Krishna Paksha Dasami as during sunrise it is Dasami Tithi. Paush Krishna Paksha Dasami or 10th day of waning phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Magh Krishna Paksha Navami or 9th 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 – Vrischika Rasi. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakham Nakshatram till 0740 hrs (7:40 AM). Then onwards it is Anusham or Anuradha or Anizham Nakshatra. 14th day of…

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