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Story of Akrtavrana and Parashurama

Akrtavrana was a great saint and disciple of Parashurama, the sixth Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu. An interesting story in the Puranas narrates how Akrtavrana became a disciple of Parashuram and also how the saint got the name Akrtavrana.
Parashuram was once returning after having darshan of Shiva. Mahadev Shiva had blessed Parashuram with divine weapons.
Parashuram was walking through a dense forest on his way home when he heard the cries of a boy. On enquiry, he found a tiger attacking a young boy. He immediately shot an arrow and killed the tiger.
The tiger immediately turned into a Gandharva (divine being – singers in heaven). The tiger form was due to a curse and with Parashuram killing the tiger, he was relieved of the curse.
The wounds of the boy were also healed after the divine incident.
The boy then became a disciple of Parashuram and called himself Aktravrana – one not having any wound.
Akrtavrana is mentioned in many chapters in the Mahabharata. Suta who first recited the …

Amrit Siddhi Yoga August 2017 Date and Time

Amrit Siddhi Yoga August 2017 date and time is a good period in Hindu lunar month and is ideal and auspicious for important ceremonies like buying, house warming, bringing car home, closing of home deal, opening of shops, booking of cars etc. In August 2017, Amrit Siddhi Yoga dates are August 2. This auspicious time for new beginnings and buying is followed in North India.

Amrit Siddhi Yoga August 2017 Date and Time
August 2 - sunrise to 4:32 PM

Musical Short Films on the Concept of Kaliyuga

Thousands of years ago ancient teachers of Hinduism had predicted that Kaliyuga will be devoid of truth, ethics and morality. And the prediction is cent percent correct as we are seeing much worse things in Kaliyuga - the present age (Predictions about Kaliyuga are found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana). Delhi London Poetry Foundation has created three musical short films on the philosophical concepts of Kaliyuga based on the poems of Gopi Warrier, who is an Ayurvedacharya, playwright and poet. Music of the short films is by the British classical composer and an associate composer of the London Symphony Orchestra, Rebecca Dale and the film is shot by Hollywood special effects Director and cameraman Jon Bunker.

The short films are available on Youtube and you can watch it for free – There are three films in the series.
Title of Film 1: "Gopi  Warrier's Any Takers": Indian philosophical predictions for mankind's age of Kaliyuga, the current age of destruction. You can wa…

Atman is subtler than the subtlest and not to be know through argument – Upanishads

You are the entire universe. You are in all, and all is in you. Sun, moon, and stars revolve within you.
You are what your deep, driving desire is. As you desire is your will. As your will is your deed. As your deed is your destiny.
Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear.
Atman is subtler than the subtlest and not to be know through argument.
Related Teaching from Mahanarayana Upanishad

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 27, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 27, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival
Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 27, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the light phase of moon till 4:28 PM. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 3:07 AM on June 27, 2012. Then onwards it is Hasta or Atham Nakshatram
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Ashada Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Ashada Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi  or the eighth day during the light phase of moon in Ashada month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pr…

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