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Story of Demons Kalakeya

Kalakeyas were born to Sage Kashyapa and his wife Kalaka. Adi Parva of Mahabharata states that there are 60,000 Kalakeyas. They performed numerous Adharmic activities including disturbing Vedic rituals, murders and looting.
Once a yajna of Sage Agasthya was disturbed by Sage Agasthya. Unable to face the anger of Sage Agasthya, Kalakeyas hid in the ocean. The Sage immediately drank up the water of ocean and annihilated numerous Kalakeyas.
Those Kalakeyas that escaped took refuge in netherworld. They again started disturbing human beings and saints.
Once they attacked heaven. Indra took the help of Arjuna, the third of Pandavas. Arjuna then killed the remaining Kalakeyas.
The incident is famous because when Arjun reached heaven, Urvashi, the damsel, fell in love with Arjuna. But Arjun did not reciprocate the love. An angry Urvashi cursed Arjuna to become a Eunuch. Later, Indra changed the curse that Arjuna will only have to live the life of Eunuch for a year.
Arjuna used this curse whe…

Today – June 21, 2012 – is Puri Rath Yatra

Today – June 21, 2012 – is Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. Rath Yatra, the world famous chariot festival, at the PuriJagannathTemple is celebrated on the second day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashadha. On this day, chariots (Ratha) carrying Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra will be pulled to the GundichaTemple, here the deities visit their aunt.



At PuriJagannathTemple, Lord Krishna is worshipped as ‘Jagannath’ – ‘master of the universe.’ Balabhadra is the elder brother of Lord Krishna and Subhadra is his younger sister.
On this day, thousands of people will pull the three huge chariots carrying Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra through the grand road (Bada Danda) to the GundichaTemple.
After the week-long stay, the three deities return and the journey is known as Bahuda Yatra.
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Sathya Sai Baba – Religions are many, but goal is one

Religions are many, but goal is one.
Jewels are many, but gold is one.
Stars are many, but sky is one.
Cows are many, but milk is one.
Beings are many, but breath is one.
Nations are many, but earth is one.
Flowers are many, but worship is one.
Conclusion – Behind the diverse names and forms, there is the universal life.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 21, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 21, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the light phase of moon till 9:42 PM. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 2:00 AM on June 21, 2012. Then onwards it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 9:03 PM. Then onwards it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Puri Rath Yatra. Ahmedabad Rath Yatra. New Year in Kutch.
Ashada Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Ashada Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi  or the second day during the light phase of moon in Ashada month in…

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