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Maruts or Marutas in Hindu Tradition

Maruts or Marutas in Rig Veda are the Gods associated with wind and storm in Rig Veda. They accompany Indra, the king of Devas. In Puranas, Maurts are the sons of Sage Kashyapa and Diti.

In Vedas, Maruts are said to be 7, 27, 29 or 180 in number. They along with Indra wreak havoc on Earth by throwing thunderbolts, churning up huge storms and creating earthquakes. They were propitiated for a peaceful life on Earth. Thus Maruts personify natural calamities that caused trouble to human beings on earth.
In Puranas also Marutas are associated with Indra. Sage Kashyapa had two wives Aditi and Diti. Pleased with Aditi, Sage Kashypa blessed her with a son – Indra. Now Diti grew jealous of Aditi and demanded an equally radiant son from Sage Kashyapa.
Sage Kashyapa promised her a son equal to Indra. As Diti advanced in her pregnancy, she became more beautiful and radiant. Aditi grew jealous. She thought that her son Indra will be relegated by the son of Diti.
So she asked Indra to do somethin…

Online Free Internet Radio of Udupi Shri Palimaru Mutt

Udupi Shri Palimaru Mutt is one of the Ashta Mathas of Udupi. Shri Palimaru Mutt is offering an online free internet radio service. The internet radio provides all the information regarding the activities of the Palimaru Matha. The other programs include devotional songs, discourse, information on vrats and rituals.
You can listen to the Udupi Shri Palimaru Mutt internet radio here.

Truth is the state beyond concepts – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Some thoughts of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Truth is the state beyond concepts.
Whenever there is sense of individuality, personality or separateness, you have so many wants. But when that sense of separateness is not there, when you are one with the totality, there are no wants.
Do whatever you want, but never forget the reality, never forget what you really are. You are not the body, you are not the food, you are not this vital air. Whatever has appeared is a state, and as such it has to go.
You take the seed of the Banyan tree. It is very small, smaller that the mustard seed. The seed is very subtle, but all the gross matter is already inside it. Do you see the paradox? Similarly, your essential being is the subtlest, yet it contains the whole universe. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 18, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 18, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:59 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon.

Note – In calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa it is marked as Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day of waxing phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 9:39 PM on March 18. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Phalgun Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Karnataka and And…

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