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The five arrows of Kamadev

In Hinduism, Kamdev is the god of love. He appeared from the mind of Brahma carrying a bow made of sugarcane and five flowery arrows. As per Hindu scriptures, the five flowery arrows are made of white lotus, red flower, mango blossom, jasmine and blue water lily.
White lotus or Aravinda creates pleasing and desiring feeling (Harshana).
Red Flower (Ashoka) creates attraction or temptation (rochanam)
Mango blossom or Amra creates infatuation or delusion (Mohanam)
Jasmine or Nava Mallika creates weakness or love sickness (Shoshanam)
Blue water lilly or nilotpala creates death (maranam)

Uthrittathi Nakshatram Matching Stars for Marriage – Uthrittathi Nakshatra Marriage Compatibility

Uthrittathi Nakshatram matching stars for marriage in details is given below. Uthrittathi is the 26th birth star among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. Uthrittathi marriage compatibility or the very best matching stars are Atham, Chothi, Vishakam (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter), Pooradam, Uthiradam, Thiruonam and Pooruruttathi.
Other good matching stars with Uthrittathi are Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooyam Uthiram (2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter), Chithira, Vishakam (4th quarter), Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Avittam, Chathayam, Uthrittathi and Revathi.
Bharani, Makayiram, Punirtham, Ayiliyam, Makam, Pooram and Uthiram (1st quarter) are okay – means not bad.
Stars that do not match with Uthrittathi are Ashwathy and Kartika.

Ramayan in Tamil – Download Ramayana in Tamil in pdf

Ramayana in Tamil in pdf is the version written by Dr.J.Perumal. You can download the Tamil Ramayan at vedpuran.net for free. It is published online by the author. The size of the pdf file is 5 MB.
The link opens to a pdf file. It might take several minutes or hours depending on your net connect speed to open the file. You can then save it.
Link – Ramayana in Tamil in pdf

Magh Navratri 2014 Date – Maghi Navratri January – February 2014

Dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti, Magh Navratri is observed Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Magh or Maghi month (January – February) as per the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2014, Magh Navratri begins on January 31 and ends on February 8, 2014. Nine forms of Shakti are worshipped during the period. In some regions, prominence is given to Goddess Durga.
Magh Navratri rituals are followed mainly in the Hindi speaking states in India. In some regions, it is noted for a nine-day community worship of the nine forms of Shakti.
Fasting is observed on certain days of Magh Navratri and vegetarian food is consumed during the period.
Two of the most famous Navratris are the Chaitra Navratri and the famous Navratri held during (September – October).
Another Navratri is observed during Shukla Paksha of Ashada (June – July).

Carl Sagan Thoughts

Look again at the dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.
The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, ar…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 31, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 31, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or first day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 3:43 AM on January 31. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 2:46 PM. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Magh Navratri begins
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Magha 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 1935 – Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tith…