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Importance of Hanuman Bahuk

Hanuman Bhauk is an important prayer dedicated to Hanuman and was written by Goswami Tulsidas. It is believed that Tulsidasji wrote to prayer to cure  his shoulder pain. Once, Tulsidas had an excruciating pain in one of his shoulders. He then composed a poem extolling the glory and greatness of Hanuman. He also asked Hanumanji to cure his body ailments. Miraculously Tulsidas had relief from the pain.

It is believed that chanting Hanuman Bahuk helps in curing various body pains, diseases, psychological problems, fear of ghosts etc.
It is also chanted by those people who believe that their enemies are doing black magic against them.
A person can chant Hanuman Bahuk daily as part of his normal prayers.
Another method of chanting Hanuman Bahuk is by doing certain austerities for 40 days. On all forty days, Hanuman Bahuk is chanted in the morning. The person only eats vegetarian food. No smoking and drinking during the period. No gossips and no unnecessary talks.
Chanting the Stotra is a…

Pandavas as Examples in Management Study

What if management lessons are applied to the Characters of Pandavas and Sri Krishna in the Mahabharata – Krishna as the CEO; Yudhishtir who binds together values; Bhima (outcomes); Arjun (learning); Karna (legitimacy); Nakul (process) and Shadev (purpose).
An old article in Times of India compares Pandavas with modern executives:  The great Indian epic can be used to compare each of the Pandavas to managers of today with their roles, strengths, weaknesses and consequences.  The popular elective course — Spirituality for Global Managers — has management students looking at Krishna as the CEO; Yudhishtir who binds together values; Bhima (outcomes); Arjun (learning); Karna (legitimacy); Nakul (process) and Shadev (purpose). Says Ramnath Narayanaswamy, professor at IIM-B: "The Ramayana and Mahabharata are outstanding texts for all times and can be contemporised to any age. The Pandavas, Karna included, are each a great hero with a fatal flaw."  What is interesting is the way in…

Information on Musical Concerts and Programs in Chennai during Margazhi Month

Numerous musical concerts and programs are held in the Tamil Margazhi month (Mid December to Mid January) in Chennai and other important cities and towns in Tamil Nadu. The Hindu newspaper has created an exclusive page dedicated on Chennai Margazhi season online. In it you can get information about musical concerts and dance programs in the city. The articles in the special edition also focuses on personalities, memories etc. There are also interviews with eminent personalities in the field of music and dance.

Link – Chennai Margazhi Season

Lessons from Yoga Vasistha

What is contentment? To renounce all craving for what is not obtained unsought and to be satisfied with what comes unsought, without being elated or depressed ever by them – this is contentment…

There is no power greater than right action in the present moment
Enlightenment is characterized by the pure inner light.
This creation emerges from nothing, it dissolves in nothing its nature is void, it does not exist…
There is no place in the universe, no mountain, no sky, no heaven where one does not undergo the consequences of action performed by oneself…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 5, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 5, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti or the sixth day during the dark phase of moon till 3:52 AM December 5, 2012. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon.All time based on India Standard Time.

Note - In calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra it is Krishna Pakksha Sashti or the sixth day during the dark phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 2:22 AM on December 5, 2012. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 2:22 AM. Then onward it is Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kartik Krishna Paksha Saptami or the seventh day during the dark phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kartik Krishna Paksha Sashti or the sixth day during the dark phase o…

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