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Story of Rahu and Ketu

Devas and Asuras performed Samudra Manthan (churning of ocean) to get Amrita, the nectar of immortality. But when Amrita was received from the ocean both Devas and Asuras fought over it. When there was no end to the fight, Vishnu appeared in the enchanting female form of Mohini.
Both Devas and Asuras were smitten by the beauty of Mohini and agreed to her idea of distributing the Amrita. Vishnu did not want Asuras to consume Amrita as this will make them immortal and then they will create havoc in the universe.
So Mohini first poured Amrita into the mouth of Devas. One Asura got suspicious about the whole event and went and sat among the Devas. When Mohini poured Amrita into the mouth of the Asura, Surya (Sun God) and Chandra (Moon God) who were sitting nearby recognized the intruder and alerted Mohini.
Mohini then took the form of Vishnu and cut the neck of Asura with Sudarshana Chakra. The head of the demon became Rahu and the body became Ketu.
To avenge, Rahu promised that he will …

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Quiz

This Bhagavad Gita Quiz is based on the 18th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. The aim of the quiz is to understand few important teachings in the eighteenth chapter of the Gita. The questions might be tough. The aim of the quiz is to study Gita.

You can use Bhagavad Gita in your home to find answers as this will help you in understanding Gita more.

If there any mistakes or you would like to add more questions please mail the corrections and questions to hindublog@gmail.com
Related Quiz on Chapter 17 of Gita

Vishnu Purana Teachings

To that Brahman there are two states – one without murti and other with murti; one indestructible and the other destructible: which (both) are inherent in all things. The indestructible is the supreme Brahman: the destructible is all this universe.
He (that Brahman) is of one essence, ever pure and free from stain. That Brahman, in its totality has essentially the aspect of Prakrti both Vyakta and Avyakta (manifested and unmanifested) and also the aspect of Purusha and the aspect of time.
Time is without beginning and his end is not known: and from him, the revolutions of creation, continuance, dissolution in the end unintermittingly succeed.
There was neither day nor night, nor sky, nor earth, nor darkness, nor light, nor any other thing save only one unapprehensible by senses or by the intellect.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 21, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 21, 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 waxing phase of moon till 12:31 PM on November 21, 2012. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon (light phase of moon). All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatra till 4:55 AM on November 21, 2012. Then onward it is Shathabisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kartik Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Kartik Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the light phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars in calendars followed in Delhi…

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