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Flowers in Dream – Seeing flowers in Dream is it good or bad?

Flowers in dream is a positive dream as per Hindu religion. Seeing flowers is a very common dream and it is good for the person and his family. The main interpretation is that those people who see flowers in dream will soon meet their life partner.
Men who see the dream will soon meet a good woman who can be his wife. Similarly women who see the dream of flowers will soon meet a good man who can be her husband.
Please note that majority of time a dream must be the result of an important incident that happened during the course of the day. Such dreams do not have any value. A dream which happens without any relation to your life is usually used for interpretation.

Goddess Karpagambal – Consort of Kapali Shiva in the Kapaleeswarar Temple

At the famous KapaleeswararTemple in Mylapore in Chennai, Shiva is worshiped as Kapali. His consort here is Goddess Karpagambal. She is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati.
Legend has it that once Shiva was narrating about the importance of Panchakshari Mantra to Goddess Parvati. But instead of listening to the discourse her attention was captured by a dancing peacock. Shiva was incensed by this act and he cursed her to be born on earth as a peacock.
Goddess Parvati repented and Shiva told her that she will attain back her original form when she completed her penance on earth under an Indian Laurel Tree (Punnai).
Goddess Parvati did here penance at the present day KapaleeswararTemple.



The sanctum sanctorum of Karpagambal is located to the south of the main sanctum sanctorum in the temple.
The murti of Goddess Karpagambal is 4 feet tall and is in standing posture. She has four arms and a beautiful face.
Every Friday special pujas are performed and the utsava murti (bronze murti used…

Choroonu – Importance of First Rice Eating Ceremony among Hindus in Kerala

Choroonu is the first rice eating ceremony for a child among Hindus in Kerala. In other regions in India Choroonu is known as Annaprashan. In English it is known as first rice feeding ceremony.
This is one of the sixteen samskaras in Hinduism.
The ceremony of Choroonu is performed in the sixth month of the birth of the child. From the day onwards, solid food like cooked rice and vegetables can be given to the child.
On the ceremony day, the child is bathed and taken to the nearby temple for worship.
In olden days the first rice is given by the maternal uncle. But today the father performs the ritual.
Today many people perform Choroonu at an important temple. Thus today mass choroonu is performed in temples like Guruvayoor SriKrishnaTemple.

Shirdi Sai Baba Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi and English

There is no end to the miracles performed by Shirdi Sai Baba. People chant various mantras and prayers dedicated to Baba. One of the most powerful mantra is the Shirdi Sai Baba Gayatri Mantra. Below is the Hindi and English text of the mantra. You can save it and chant it every day.
Along with chanting the mantra one should do hard work and be determined. Success is sure to come for a person who tries hard without hurting anyone.
Shirdi Sai Baba Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi

Shirdi Sai Baba Gayatri Mantra Text in English



Website to Download Hindu Religious Books in Malayalam

Shreyas foundation is dedicated to the propagation of the original teachings of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). They have created a website which provides information on Sanatana Dharma. They have uploaded several Hindu religious books in Malayalam. You can download these books in pdf format for free.
You can find more about the website here – Shreyas

What is Brahman in Sanatana Dharma?

Once a pupil asked his teacher, ‘What is Brahman?
The teacher did not respond.
Pupil: ‘What is Brahman?’
There was still no response.
Pupil: ‘What is Brahman?’
Again there was no response.
The pupil became impatient and annoyed, and then asked the same question.
The teacher smiled and said, ‘I answered your question three times, but you did not comprehend. Brahman is Silence.’

Mole on Right Hand – Til or Beauty spot on Right Hand Meaning and Importance – Is it Bad or Good?

Til, or beauty spot or mole, on the right hand is interpreted as good in Hinduism. But then what does it mean? Is there any symbolic meaning mole on right hand? Also please note that the position of the beauty spot have no real significance in many Hindu cultures.
As per some Hindu cultures, the person who has til or mole on the right hand will become rich through hard work and determination. There will be happiness in the person’s life. The person will also be provide with the intellect to make wealth.
Please note that these inferences are not based on Hindu scriptures. These are purely regional and community based.
You should not blindly believe in such things.

Purvabhadra Nakshatra Colour – Which is the Lucky Color of Poorva Bhadra Nakshatra?

Purvabhadra Nakshatra is the 25th among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. The lucky colors for people born in the Nakshatra Poorva Bhadra first three quarters are Blue, ash and black. The last quarter of Purvabhadra has Cream and Yellow as its color. As per Hindu astrology a particular type of color is dedicated to a certain Nakshatra which is lucky for the birth star.
Purvabhadra Nakshatra first three quarters are housed in Kumbha Rashi or Aquarius Zodiac. The last quarter is housed in Meena Rashi or Pisces Zodiac
Wearing blue or ash or black color or shades of blue or ash or black color dress for interviews and other competitions are lucky for those people born in this Nakshatra. Last quarter born people should wear shades of cream or yellow.
The colors to be completely avoided are deep red and green.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 23, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, May 23, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithior the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:25 AM on May 23. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithior the tenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 6:42 PM. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi 1:02 PM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –Hanuman Jayanti in Andhra Pradesh
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmi…

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