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Story of Origin of Yoga in Hinduism

Story of Origin of Yoga is associated with Hindu God Shiva and Ananta. In Hinduism, Ananta is the thousand headed divine serpent on whom Vishnu sleeps. Legend has it that Shiva was once narrating lessons in yoga to Goddess Parvati. Shiva was unaware of the presence of Ananta who was lying nearby.
Ananta thus listened to the entire secret teaching of Yoga. But when the divine serpent tried to slither away, He was caught by Shiva.
For his transgression and listening to teaching of Yoga Shiva decided to punish him. Shiva asked the serpent to pass the teaching to human beings.
Ananta without changing his form approached human beings to teach yoga. But people were scared of his form and ran away.
Ananta then went back to Shiva and told him about the difficulty.
Shiva then asked him to take a human form.
Ananta then took human form and came to be known as Patanjali. He then taught yoga to human beings.
Sage Patanjali is sometimes depicted as a snake with human head due to this incident…

Gujarati Calendar 2014 – Download 2014 Gujarati Calendar followed in Gujarat

Gujarat Calendar for the year 2014 is provided by JetalpurSwaminarayanTemple. The calendar is from January 2014 to December 2014 and is based on time followed in Gujarat. Please note that the calendar is in Gujarati and contains all important festival and auspicious dates.

Link – You can download Gujarati Calendar 2014 here at the Jetalpur Temple

Marathi Marriage Dates in 2014 – Marriage Dates in Maharashtra in 2014

Marathi Marriage dates based on Marathi Panchang and Calendar 2014 is given below. Please note that these are marriage dates for 2014 in Maharashtra and is not applicable in other parts in India.
January 2014 – January 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26 and January 28
February 2014 – February 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 and February 26
March 2014 – March 4, 5, 7, 9, 14, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 and March 27
April 2014 – April 4, 5, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, and April 24, 2014
May 2014 – May 1, 2, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19, 24, 25 and May 30
June 2014 – June 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, and June 21
July 2014 – July 2, 4, and July 5
August 2014 – August 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 19, 27, 28, 29, 30 and August 31
September 2014 – September 3, 4, 6, and September 7.
October 2014 – No Good marriages dates in Marathi calendar in October 2014.
November 2014 – November 26 and 28.
December 2014 – December 1, 3, 6, 7, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 24, 28 and December 30.
Note in ce…

Vedbhavan - A Gurukul Institution in Pune – To Publish Rig Veda Samhita

Vedbhavan – a gurukul institution that teaches ancient Hindu scriptures in Pune – is planning to publish a two-volume Rig Veda Samhita as part of its silver jubilee celebration that starts from November 7, 2013. It is believed that the Samhita will be published in Sanskrit – no information regarding the language in which it is published is available.  Times of India reports Addressing a news conference here on Monday, Vedbhavan's head, Moreshwar Ghaisas said, "The Rigveda Samhita will be of 1,200 pages, divided into two volumes, as was earlier compiled by renowned scholar Pandit Satavalekar. The Vedbhavan has been working on the project for the last many years to make it accurate, keeping in mind minute details."  Ghaisas said the Vedpathshala was started in the city around 68 years ago for teaching the Vedas to young students. It was later shifted to Vedbhavan in Kothrud on October 15, 1989. Vedbhavan has continued to teach ancient Hindu scriptures to students for free.…

Hitopadesha – Words of Wisdom

A man who wants prosperity must give up these six negatives – sleep, drowsiness, fear, anger, laziness and postponing.
A rock is hauled to the top of a hill with great difficulty. But it is easily pushed down. Similarly, one rises with good qualities, but easily falls due to a single misdeed.
The intelligent spend their time by reading poetry and scriptures and indulging in humour. Fools, on the other hand, waste time in bad habits, sleep and quarrel.
Charity done with pleasing words, knowledge devoid of pride, valour associated with forgiveness, wealth associated with sacrifice – these four noble qualities are found very rarely.
Hitopadesha

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 17, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 17, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the light phase of moon till 6:05 AM on October 17. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 2:47 AM. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Ashwin Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi orthe fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka …

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