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Vulture in Hinduism

Talk about Vulture in Hindu religion and the first image that comes to the mind is of Jatayu fighting Ravana who was abducting Sita. Another Vulture that is mentioned in Hinduism is Sampati, brother of Jatayu. Both Sampati and Jatayu are the sons of Aruna, chariot driver of Surya, the sun god.

Legend has it that the two brothers once tried to reach sun. In the attempt, Jatayu almost got his wings burnt. To save his brother, Sampati flew above Jatayu and in the process burnt his wings.
In the Ramayana, Jatayu tried to stop Ravana who was forcibly carrying away Sita on his Puhsphak Vimana – flying machine. In the attempt, Jatayu was fatally injured. But Jatayu lived long enough to inform Sri Ram and Lakshman about the abduction.
It was Sri Ram and Lakshman who performed the last rites of Jatayu who died chanting Ram Nam – name of Sri Ram.
This act of Jatayu helped in attaining moksha and also sanctified all the vultures.
Sampati who had lost his wings was residing in a cave and confirme…

Tripushkar Yog January 2017 date and time

Tripushkar Yog is associated with Hindu astrology. Purchase of property, gold, vehicle on the day is considered highly auspicious. Tripushkar Yoga January 2017 date and time – There is no Tripushkar yog in January 2017. The yog is a combination of particular day, Nakshatra and tithi as per Hindu astrology and lunar calendar.

In some regions, the belief is that death or accidents happen the day, there will be more such incidents soon.

Pushya Nakshatra 2013 time and dates - Pushya Nakshatra in 2013 in Hindu Calendar

Pushya, or Pushyami or Pusya, is one among the 27 nakshatras. Below are Pushya Nakshatra 2012 - 2013 dates and time based on Hindu Calendar and and Panchang as per India Standard Time. The day Pushya Nakshatra falls is considered highly auspicious for beginning new ventures, investments and purchases.When the day falls on Thursday it is known as Guru pushya amrut and is highly auspicious. Today, Pushya Nakshatra is the ideal day for many people for buying Gold and Jewellery. According to Hindu astrology, the favorable alignment of the stars on Pushya Nakshatra day results in prosperity, success and happiness.

Pushya Nakshatra Days as per Indian Standard Time in 2013:

January 27, 2013 – Sunday – Pushya Nakshatra time is from 2:38 PM on January 26 to 4:25 PM on January 27, 2013.
February 23, 2013 – Saturday – Pushya Nakshatra time is from 9:56 PM on February 22 to 11:48 PM on February 23, 2013.
March 22, 2013 – Friday – Pushya Nakshatra time is from 5:08 AM on March 22, 2013 to 7:06 AM …

Book – Sri Muruga – Legend, Short Stories and Worship

Book titled Sri Muruga – Legend, Short Stories and Worship by Rahul Kabade is an attempt to provide a simple and good understanding of Muruga – Son of Shiva. One of the most popular deities worshiped in Hindu pantheon in South India. Muruga is Kumaraguru – the child guru who explained the greatness of ‘OM.’ Muruga is known as Kartik in North India and western parts of India. He is popularly known as Murugan, Skanda, Sharavana and Subrahmanya in South India.
The book gives a proper understanding regarding the incarnation of Muruga.
Importance and meaning of the various names of Muruga like Shanmukha, Subrahmanya, Karthikeya, Guha Velayudha, Swaminatha and their meaning are explored.
Stories associated with Muruga. His war against Tarakasura and Surapadma are detail.
Important saints of Murugan tradition are introduced to readers.
Temples of Muruga including the   Aaru-padai Veedu, six abodes of Muruga are detailed.
Festivals, rituals, worship and importance of symbols of Lord Muruga…

Valuable Lessons from Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Bodies are like pillowcases. It doesn’t matter whether they remain or drop off…
If you keep your heart immersed always in the ocean of divine love, your heart is sure to remain ever full to overflowing with the waters of the divine love…
Occult powers are heaps of rubbish…
Live in the world like a dead leaf. As a dead leaf is carried by the wind into a house or on the roadside and has no choice of its own, so let the wind of the Divine Will blow you wherever it chooses…
Think of vast ocean filled with water on all sides. A jar is immersed in it. There is water both inside and outside the jar; but the water does not become one unless the jar is broken…What is the jar? It is the I-consciousness – the ego. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 20, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 20, 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 Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:26 AM December 20, 2012. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 12:55 PM on December 20, 2012. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 6:47 AM. Then onward it is Meen Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day of light phase of moon in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day of waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, …

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