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Why Arjuna in the Mahabharata is also known as Phalguna?

Phalguna, or Phalgunan, is one of the 10 important names of Arjuna in the Mahabharata. Arjuna is known as Phalguna because he was born on the Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra – one of the 27 birth star. Uthara Phalguni Nakshatra is the 12th birth star among 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology.

Kunti gave birth to Arjuna on mount on the Himalayas. Details regarding the names of Arjuna are found in the Virata Parva of the Mahabharat. He narrates them to Uttara Kumara. Arjuna was then living in the court of King Virat as Brihannala – the eunuch.
Uttara Kumara was given the duty of stopping an advancing Kaurava Army towards his kingdom. But the prince had not will power and strength to fight the might Kauravas. Brihannala took duty of the charioteer of Uttara Kumara and fought against the Kauravas. Before letting Brihannala fight against Kauravas, Uttara Kumara wanted to make sure that Brihannala was Arjuna. So he asks about the ten important names of Arjuna.
The ten important names o…

Nava Kailayam Tour Package from Chennai by Indian Railways

Nava Kailayam is the nine temples dedicated to Shiva and are located on the banks of ThamirabharaniRiver in Tuticorin and Tirunelveli districts in Tamil Nadu. The nine temples are also dedicated to Navgrahas – one for each graham. The Indian Railways is offering a tour package to the Nava Kailayam temples. The tour is for 3 nights and 4 days. The tour dates are from April 26 and May 10, 2013.
You can get details of the Nava Kailayam Tour Package here.

Beyond the dualities of pain and pleasure is Joy – Sant Kabir

Everybody stays within the limits of the mind – no one has transcended the limits of the mind. Those who have gone beyond, the limits of the mind, they alone knows the joys of life.

He who sees the nature of the mind is above time – time does not affect him at all.
The spiritual experience – Samadhi – is a natural experience I do not close my eyes nor do it plug my ears. With open eyes I see His beauty and His splendor, with smile on my face. Whatever I say is His name, whatever I hear is His name, whatever I do is my worship and my adoration.
For me my home and the garden are not different – the place where I am engaged in performing my duties is also the place desolate and lonely.
Beyond the dualities of pain and pleasure is Joy.
Sant Kabir

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 21, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:06 PM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 2:49 AM.  Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi till 10:34 PM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Phalgun Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab…