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Story of the Birth of Balram

The story of the birth of Balram is found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana and begins when Mother Earth (Bhumi Devi) takes the form of a cow and complains to Bhagavan Vishnu about the increase in the number of rulers and people following Adharma on earth. Bhagavan Vishnu to help Mother Earth decides to incarnate on earth. To achieve the goal of wiping out Adharma, Vishnu was born as Sri Krishna on earth. To help him Ananta or Shesha appeared as Balram.

Kamsa had imprisoned Vasudeva and Devaki after he learned that the eighth son of the couple will kill him. Fear made Kamsa kill all the babies born to Vasudeva and Devaki. Thus he had killed the first six babies.
When the seventh baby was growing in the womb of Devaki; Vishnu asked Goddess Mayadevi to transport the fetus to the womb of Rohini, another wife of Vasudeva.
Soon the news spread that Devaki had aborted. But the fetus was successfully growing in the womb of Rohini.
Rohini then gave birth to Balram, who is an incarnation of Ana…

Guptkashi Temple - Vishwanath Temple at Guptkashi in Uttarakhand

VishwanathTemple is a shrine shrine dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is one of the most important temples in Guptkashi in Uttarakhand. The temple is visited by those undertaking the Chardham Yatra to KedarnathTemple. This GuptkashiTemple is believed to have existed during the Mahabharata era.
Legend has it that Shiva who did not want to give darshan to Pandavas after the Mahabharata war hid at the present VishwanathTemple.
VishwanathTemple is visited after having darshan of Ganesha who has shrine outside the main temple.
A unique aspect of the VishwanathTemple is that it has a subsidiary shrine dedicated to Ardhnarishwara. It is situated on the side of the main temple. The murti worshipped is a combined form of Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
A holy water body is located in the vicinity of the shrine and is fed by two streams – Gaumukh and Gajamukh.

Ashwathy Matching Stars For Marriage – Ashwathy Nakshatram Matching Stars

Ashwathy Nakshatra matching stars for marriage in details is given below. It is the first among the 27 Nakshatram in Hindu horoscope and astrology. The very best matching stars are Chothi, Vishakam (4th quarter), Anizham and Tiruonam.
Other good matching stars with Ashwathy Nakshatram are Ashwathy, Bharani, Rohini, Atham, Vishakam (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter), Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Pooruruttathi, Utrittathi, and Revathi.
Kartika (1st Quarter), Makayiram, Thiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Makam, Pooram, Chithira (third and fourth quarter), Uthradam, Avittam, Chathayam are okay – means not bad.
Starts that do not match with Ashwathy Nakshatram are Karthika (2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter), Ayiliyam, Uthram and Chithirai (1st and 2nd quarter).

Gandharva Tantra Teachings

The king of yogis, who under all circumstances is free from joy and sorrow, and is equanimous in the face of censure, praise, cold, heat, happiness, and sorrow; who is knower of the three (tantric) tattwas (atma-tattwa, vidya-tattwa, and shiva-tattwa), as well as the significance of the guru’s feet and the meaning of the mantra; who is devoted to the deity and the guru and is given to the Shambhavi gesture — he, and not one who has merely had initiation, is a Kaulika fully consecrated to the tantric path.
Meditation, worship, repetition of mantra, and homa (free offerings) are the four limbs of yajna; the web of nyasa (the process of placing mantras on different body parts for purification and energization) its body, and knowledge of the ritual its soul; bhakti its head, faith its heart, and skill in performance is termed its eyes; knowing thus the body of yajna one must perform yajna daily, complete with these parts; loss of any part is a great wrong, so no part is to be rejected.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 27, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 27, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 5:06 AM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 6:01 PM. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka1935 - Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi o…