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Satarupa – the female equivalent of Manu

Satarupa in Hindu Puranas is the female equivalent of Manu – the first man. As per some Puranas she was the mind born daughter of Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. Agni Purana, Padma Purana, Vishnu Purana and Srimad Bhagavd Purana state that the male half of Brahma is Manu and the female half of Brahma is Satarupa.
Some texts are of the view that Satarupa means one hundred forms which includes mainly female forms.
In many texts Satarupa is the wife of Swayambhu Manu.
In some, Manu and Satarupa are the male and female part of Brahma. Daughters are begotten then and they are married to Rishis who then populate the earth.

Pushya Nakshatra 2015 time and dates - Pushya Birth Star Date in 2015 in Hindu Calendar

Pushya, or Pushyami or Pusya, is one among the 27 nakshatras. Below are Pushya Nakshatra 2015 dates and time based on Hindu Calendar and Panchang as per India Standard Time. The day Pushya Nakshatra falls is considered highly auspicious for beginning new ventures, investments and purchases. When the day falls on Thursday it is known as Guru pushya amrut and is highly auspicious. Today, Pushya Nakshatra is the ideal day for many people for buying Gold and Jewellery. According to Hindu astrology, the favorable alignment of the stars on Pushya Nakshatra day results in prosperity, success and happiness.
Pushya Nakshatra Days as per Indian Standard Time in 2015:
January 7, 2015 Time is from 11:27 AM on January 6 to 1:46 PM on January 7
February 3, 2015 Time is from 6:03 PM on February 2 to 8:31 PM on February 3
March 2, 2015 Time is from 11:54 PM on March 1 to 2:33 AM on March 3
March 29 and March 30, 2015 Time is from 6:09 AM on March 29 to 8:44 AM on March 30, 2015
April 26, 2015 Time i…

Animal Sacrifice Banned in Hindu Temples in Himachal Pradesh

Animal sacrifice – especially those of goats, hen, cock, buffalo etc – is still practiced in certain Hindu temples in Himachal Pradesh. Now the high court in the state through and order has banned the practice of animal sacrifice in temples in Himachal Pradesh. Animals are mainly sacrifice in temples dedicated to manifestation of Goddess Shakti and also of Bhairva. Daijiworld reports  "No person throughout the state shall sacrifice any animal in any place of public religious worship, including all land and buildings near such places of religious worship which are ordinarily connected to religious purposes," said a division bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Sureshwar Thakur. Disposing of petitions, the bench observed: "A startling revelation has been made in the manner in which thousands of animals are sacrificed every year in the name of religious worship."
"Sacrifice causes immense pain and suffering to the innocent animals. The innocent animals cannot…

Take always the position of the giver – Swami Vivekananda

Take always the position of the giver. Give love, give help, give service give what little you can. But keep out barter. Give out of your bounty as God gives. It will come back to you ten times, but don’t ask for it.
Money does not pay nor learning. Name does not pay nor fame. It is love that pays. It is character that cleaves through the adamantine walls of difficulties.
Repetition is the greatest stimulus that gives an opportunity of exposure to all the Samskaras hidden in the mind at a deeper level. The repetition of Om, and thinking of its meaning, is keeping good company in your own mind. Study, and then meditate on what you have studied. Thus light will come to you, the Self will become manifest.
When there is real purification of the body, external and internal, there arises neglect of the body, and the idea of keeping it nice vanishes.
This thirst after body is the great bane of human life. So the first sign of the establishment of purity is that you do not care to think you…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 5, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, September 5, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:16 PM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 11:22 AM on September 5. Then onward it is Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 4:59 PM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi..
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting. Dol Gyaras.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh,…

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