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Shiva Story – Lust for Gold only Creates Confusion and Chaos

There are numerous stories associated with Hindu God Shiva’s marriage to Goddess Parvati. One such story is mentioned in a 13th century Kashmiri poem on Shiva and it teaches how lust for gold creates nothing but confusion and chaos. The marriage of Shiva and Parvati is about take place but to the astonishment of all assembled; Shiva appears covered in ash with a skull in his hand, followed by goblins and ghosts. All those assembled there felt sorry for Parvati. The assembled women commented that Shiva will not have the capacity to gift gold ornaments to the bride. Shiva who heard this smiled and immediately creates a shower of gold on the bride. All those assembled there rejoiced at the sight of the gold rain. Soon things go out of hand there is only gold everywhere - the roof tops, trees, roads, fields all are covered with gold. Still there is no end to the gold rain. People were now fed up with Gold and complained to Indra. He asked them to pray to Shiva. Shiva wanted to know the reaso…

Hindu Volunteer Opportunities by VTSEVA – Education and Relief Programs

VT Seva is a volunteer driven service organization founded by Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji. The provide opportunity for individuals who are interested in serving the poor and underprivileged especially in education and relief programs. VT Seva stands for Volunteering Together for Service/Seva.  VT Seva serves the underprivileged children from remote tribal areas by providing quality education for free. They are also actively involved in serving the low socio-economic blind children by providing high quality education with the usage of latest technology to make them self reliant. VT Seva is a volunteer driven non-profit service organization and each and every volunteer can make a positive difference in someone’s life. You can get more detailed information about VTSEVA here at their website.

Desire is wanting to be happy tomorrow – Sri Sri Ravishankar Teachings

That which you cannot express is Love.
That which you cannot reject/renounce is Beauty.
That which you cannot avoid is the Truth. Love with wisdom is bliss.
Love without knowledge or wisdom is pain. Be in the now.
Desire is wanting to be happy tomorrow.
Be happy and joyful now.
If you keep blaming yourself, you lose your smile and self-confidence. Then anger and frustration comes up, and that ferments to violence. Violence causes suicidal tendencies.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 26, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 26, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Navami – ninth day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Navami till 4:20 PM on May 26, 2011. Afterwards it is Krishna Paksha Dasami or tenth day of the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Purvabhadrapada or Pooradam Nakshatra the full day. Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 7:03 PM. Then onwards it is Meena Rasi. Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Navami or ninth day of the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Navami or ninth day of the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. 12th day of Vaigasi Masam in Tamil Calendar fol…

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