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Story of Bhima and Bakasura in the Mahabharat

One of the famous stories associated with Bhima, the second of the Pandava brothers, is that of him killing the demon Bakasura. This happened when Pandavas were living in Eka Chakra village after escaping from the wax house built by Duryodhana.

Pandavas and their mother, Kunti, reached Eka Chakra and decided to stay there. Soon they discovered that the village was terrorized by a demon named Bakasura.
Bakasura used to attack the village and kill people and animals. So the villagers made a contract with Bakasura, in which a house from the village will provide food to the demon. Bakasura also ate the man who carried the food.
Kunti found out that it was her neighbor’s turn to provide food. The poor woman of the house only had a son and if he was killed, there would be no one for her. Kunti agreed to solve the problem. She consoled her that one of her sons will carry the food to Bakasura.
Kunti then asked Bhima to carry the food to the demon. He took the food to the cave of Bakasura a…

Slide Show of Talakad Temples in Karnataka – Photos of Talakad Temples

Talakad near Mysore in Karnataka is famous for the Vaidyeshwara, Pataleshwara, Maruleshwara, Mallikarjuneshwara and Arakeshwara - Shiva temples – Panchalinga Temples. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) has created a slide show of the Talakad temples, CauveryRiver and sculptures in the temple. There are more than 100 photos in the slide show. Some photos provide minute details of the sculptures found on the outer walls of the temple.
Link – Slide Show of Talakad Temples in Karnataka

Inspirational Quotes – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

If we think of defeat, that is what we will get.
If we are undecided then nothing will happen for us.
We must just pick something great to do, and then do it. Never think of failure at all, for as we think now, that is what we will get.
If a stone is thrown into a pond waves are produced that travel throughout the pond. Every wave produces effects in every part of the pond, resulting in some influence or other. Similarly, the wave of individual life through its activity produces an influence in all the fields of the cosmos.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 21, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 21, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon the full day on January 22, 2013. Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon ends at 12:08 AM on January 22. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 2:22 AM on January 21. Then onward it is Krithigai or Karthika or Kartigai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi till 8:57 AM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Paush Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Paush Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Utta…