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Story of Origin of Gandaka or Gandaki River

Gandaka or Gandaki is a holy river which rises in the hills of southern Tibet and flows through Nepal and India. The river is highly sacred because the pebbles in the river bear the chakra mark – Sudarshana Chakra of Vishnu. There are two stories associated with the origin of the GandakiRiver. The story in the
As per Varaha Purana, GandakiRiver flowed from the perspiration on Vishnu’s cheek.
Another legend has it that GandakiRiver observed a severe penance to obtain boon from Vishnu that he should be his son. Vishnu granted the boon by residing in her in the form of Saligrama.
Gandaki is known as Sapta-Gandaki in Nepal. The river merges with Ganga at Sonepur in Bihar in India.

Hindu Bible Quotes

Here are a few quotes from Hindu Bible which is known as the Bhagavad Gita:
When a man thinks of objects, ‘attachment’ for them arises; from attachment ‘desire’ is born; from desire arises ‘anger’ (Chapter II, 62)
From anger comes delusion; from delusion ‘loss of memory’; from loss of memory the destruction of discrimination; from destruction of discrimination, he perishes.(Chapter II, 63)
Those who are free from pride and delusion. Those who have conquered the evil attachments of this world. Those whose desires and cravings have disappeared. Those who are no longer bound by the pairs called pleasure and pain. Those who abide perpetually in the Atman, Reach that EternalState which is changeless. That state which the enlightened enter is My Supreme Infinite Being, which is illuminated with Self-consciousness, And not by the light of the sun, moon or fire. Thus once he attains Me, there is no return. (Chapter XV, 5-6)
Sacrifice which involves knowledge of Brahman is superior to sacrifi…

Bhagavad Gita in Telugu in mp3 audio for free download

This Bhagavad Gita mp3 audio in Telugu is provided by the Yatharth Geeta website. Each 18 chapter of the Bhagavad Gita is divided into different mp3 files. The translation and explanation in Telugu is provided by Shri Paramahansji Maharaj.
The size of the files vary from 20 MB to 44 MB. You will have to download several files to get the complete Bhagavad Gita with commentary in Telugu.
Each chapter is divided into two separate files. All eighteen chapters are available for download.
You can download Bhagavad Gita MP3 in Telugu here at yatharth geeta.

17th century Mewar Ramayana United and Gets Digital Makeover

The 17th century Mewar Ramayana manuscript consists of 400 exquisite paintings. But the pages of this wonderful tribute to the epic Valmiki Ramayan was in two countries – majority of the pages in Britain and the rest of the pages in India. Now the two countries have joined to create a digitized version of the book. Times of India reports  The Mewar manuscript was commissioned by Rana Jagat Singh I of Mewar in 1649 - who regarded himself as a direct descendent of Lord Ram and contains over 400 exquisite paintings.
It is widely considered to be one of the finest of all surviving illustrated copies. The British Library currently holds around 80% of the surviving manuscript and the remaining folios are held by the CSMVSMuseum as well as the BarodaMuseum and Rajastan Oriental Institute.
The digitized version will go live on March 21.  The project was announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron during his trip to Mumbai last year.  The project is funded by one of the oldest philanthro…

Our Mental Energies Become Trapped By Our Physical Surroundings – Dadi Janki

Our problem has been that whilst living in this body of five elements, our mental energies gradually become trapped by our physical surroundings, including the body. We lost sight of our divinity. Consequently, those original qualities diminished. To the extent that we lost them, the gap tended to be filled by five negative tendencies or vices – lust, anger, attachment, greed and ego.
These vices are not original to us, but they took more and more of a grip on our consciousness as our actions moved progressively further away from our true and original nature.
We live increasingly from outside to in, such that the world outside eventually so dominated our thinking as to obscure or block our awareness of the inner being.
When I have the experience that I am, in truth, a diving being, distinct from the body, the original qualities of the soul re-emerge naturally. They become fully active again. Dadi Janki of Brahmakumaris
Source Inside Out – Introduction page 7

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 13, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 13, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:31 PM on March 13. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Pooyam Nakshatra till 5:30 AM. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat in most regions but not in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Phalgun Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Falgun month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanam…

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