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Story of the origin of the name Indrajit, son of Ravana

Indrajit, the son of Ravana, was a great warrior. Legend has it that he defeated Indra, the king of the Devas (Demigods). Indrajit means one who was victorious over Indra. Indrajit is also known by the names of Meghanand, Kanina, Ravani and Mayavi.
Legend has it that once when Ravana attacked Swargalok – the domain of devas – he pushed too much into the interiors without realizing that his demon army had fallen back. Ravana was surrounded by Devas and he was about to be captured.
Indrajit who saw his father in trouble immediately unleashed powerful arrows and broke into the army of Devas. He vanquished the Devas and saved Ravana. In the process he also captured Indra and brought him to Lanka. Indra was later released but the incident got the son of Ravana the name Indrajit.

Prem Mandir at Vrindavan – New Krishna Temple founded by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj

Dedicated to Sri Krishna, Prem Mandir, is one of the largest and most beautiful Hindu temples in Vrindavan, India. It will be inaugurated on February 17, 2012 – The Pran Prathishta of Murtis will be taking place on February 17. The temple is founded by Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj of the Jagadguru Kripalu Parishad.


Prem Mandir is located on the outskirts of Vrindavan in 54 acres.It took 11 years to complete the temple.The temple is elegantly carved in white Italian marble.The outer walls of the temple depicts 84 leelas of Sri Krishna and Radha.Inside the temple one can view the philosophy of bhakti yog, as revealed by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, inlaid in the ornate walls with semi-precious stones.Kripalu Trayodashi, the famous concise overview of all of the philosophy of Hindu dharm in only 13 verses, composed by Kripaluji Maharaj, is displayed just next to the main shrine.The temple is also adorned with beautiful sculptures of deities and incidents in Hindu scriptures.Beautifu…

Srinivasa Kalyanotsavam at Kathmandu in Nepal in February 2012 – Celestial Wedding of Tirupati Balaji

The Kalyanotsavam or celestial wedding ritual held at the Tirupati Balaji Temple will be held by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) at Kathmandu in Nepal on February 24, 2012. TTD will be organising the wedding ceremony of the Lord Venkateswara at the at the Tundikhel ground in Kathmandu. It is expected that 40,000 people will witness the celestial wedding.

Sri Srinivasa Kalyanotsavam is an important ritual or ‘Seva’ held at the Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Temple. The utsava murti or idol of Lord Balaji is the bridegroom and his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi are the brides in the celestial wedding. The rituals followed in the divine marriage ceremony are similar to those observed during Hindu marriages. Hindustan Times reports  Leaving his Tirumala abode in Andhra Pradesh, Lord Venkateswara, popular as Balaji, will travel nearly 3,000 km northwards to Nepal this month to meet devotees.  Malayappa Swami, the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara Temple, along with his two consorts,…

Very source of creation is within you; all the solutions are within you - Sadhguru

When there is no fear of entanglement, you can involve yourself absolutely with everything.
The best thing that you can do to this world is to be joyous. Being joyful, is the greatest offering you can make to the world.
Peace and joy happens neither in the quietness of the forest nor in the accomplishments of the marketplace, but only from within.
When the very source of creation is within you, all the solutions are within you. The problems are just created by you.
Related Life after death – Sadhguru

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 16, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 16, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Navami orthe ninth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi till 9:42 AM on February 16, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note - It is marked as Navami and Dasami in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa
Nakshatra– Anuradha or Anizham Nakshatra till 2:45 AM on February 16, 2012. Then onwards it is Jyeshta or Triketta or Kettai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ramdas Navami.
Magh Krishna Paksha Navami or the ninth day during the dark phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Magh Krishna Paksha Navami and Dasami or the ninth and tenth day during the dark phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Navami or the ninth day during the …

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