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Story of the Previous Birth of Kubera

In Hindu tradition, Kuber is the treasurer of wealth and he distributes it among people. A story in the scriptures indicates that Kubera got the opportunity to be the treasurer of wealth due to the blessing of Shiva. In his previous birth Kuber was a known as Gunnidhi. He used to perform all his duties – both religious and family – exceedingly well.

But due to bad friendship, Gunnidhi started losing interest in his duties. He started squandering the wealth of his father. His mother who knew about the change of character of her did not inform the father.
Soon Gunnidhi lost all his wealth. Fearing the anger of his father, Gunnidhi ran away to the forest.  After walking deep into the forest, he came across as ShivaTemple. It was a Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi and people were observing monthly Shivratri Vrat.
Gunnidhi had not eaten any food on the day and he was thirsty and hungry. He was happy to see the puja offerings in the temple.
He decided to steal the food offerings after peo…

Video – Upanishad Ganga Serial Episode on the Rebirth in Hinduism – Based on the Story of Chitraketu

The concept of Rebirth is an important teaching of Santana Dharma (Hinduism). This teaching is explored in the 22nd episode of Upanishad Ganga Serial produced by Chinmaya Mission and directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi. The theory of Karma and rebirth is beautifully narrated through the story of King Chitraketu.

You can watch the full episode here on Youtube Channel ofUpanishad Ganga channel.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 7, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 7, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day during the dark phase of moon till 3:22 AM December 7, 2012. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth 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 Ashtami or the eighth day during the dark phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 3:04 AM on December 7, 2012. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 8:59 AM. Then onward it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kartik Krishna Paksha Navami or the ninth day during the dark phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kartik Krishna Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day during the d…