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Origin of Dasa Mahavidyas in Shiva Puran

Dasa Mahavidyas are the ten manifestations of Mother Goddess Shakti. The names of the Dasa Mahavidyas and the story of their appearance on earth vary in some scriptures. This particular story of the origin of Dasa Mahavidyas is from Shiva Puran.

A demon named Durgama had become powerful and invincible with boons He obtained from Brahma. There was utter chaos in the universe. Devas, Saints and all living beings were suffering under the Adharmic rule of Durgama.
Devas then approached Goddess Shakti for a solution. She promised to help them and restore Dharma.
Demon Durgama who came to know about the intention of Goddess Shakti, immediately assembled a huge army of demons and proceeded towards Devalok (heaven).
Goddess Shakti appeared before the army of demons.
To fight the army of demons 10 different manifestations appeared from Mother Goddess Shakti – Kali, Tara, Chinnmastika, Shodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Tripurbhairavi, Dhoomavati, Baglamukhi, Matangi and Kamala.
Goddess Shakti along wit…

World’s Yoga Day – June 21

Important Yoga Masters of India met on December 4 and 5 in 2011 Bengaluru,  India – on the Art of Living Foundation Headquarters, by invitation of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the President of the Yoga Portuguese Confederation. The aim of the meeting was to bring under one roof the various yoga masters and to chalk out plans to spread yoga. As part of spreading awareness – the yoga masters decided to observe World’s Yoga Day on June 21.  During this Summit was Proclaimed the World Yoga Day on the Solstice – June, 21st – the Day of Light and Wisdom associated to it – and with the support of the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha, and the VYASA - Vivekánada Yoga University – it is a date that does not celebrate any human event, but is a Cosmic Auspice, a Day that highlights the relation between the Earth and the Sun, and by consequence with the Galaxy and the Cosmos, and it Is sang in all the Cultures that have always been unquiet with the observation and study of the Surroundings where they belon…

Greed enhances quantity and not quality – Swami Sukhabodhananda

Greed to become someone is deleting the richness of who you are and telling you that you are incomplete.
Action born out of greed in an unintelligent effort.
Greed enhances quantity and not quality. The beauty of life has never been in quantity but in quality.
Greed means a desire for more without seeing the richness of what you already have.
An action born out of greed deepens your ignorance.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 15, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 15, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi orthe eighth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the dark phase of the moon till 10:01 PM on March 15, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra– Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 9:19 AM on March 15, 2012. Then onwards it is Moola or Moolam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishchika Rasi till 9:19 AM. Then onwards it is Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shitala Ashtami (Basora)
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eighth day during the dark phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Chaitra Krishna Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day during waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Raja…

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