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Ahiravana in Ramayana – The Story of Demon Ahiravana

The story of Ahiravana is mentioned in some regional versions of Ramayana. It must be noted that Ahiravana is not part of the original Valmiki Ramayan. In some versions, Ahiravana is the son of Mahiravana. In other versions Ahiravana is another name of Mahiravana. So there is no consistency regarding the story of Ahiravana. Hanuman took the Panchamukhi Hanuman form (five face) to defeat this demon.
Ahiravana Son of Mahiravana
In one legend, Mahiravana had kidnapped Bhagvan Sri Ram and Lakshman. Hanuman then killed Mahiravana and rescued the brothers. Ahiravana was still in the womb of his mother. But his mother gave birth to him while his father was engaged in the battle with Hanuman.
Ahiravana immediately grew up and began fighting Hanuman but he was killed in the battle.
Ahiravana Son of Ravana
In another legend, Ahiravana was the son of demon king Ravana. He had no interest in joining the war against Sri Ram. But he was forced to help Ravana when Indrajith was killed.
He captured Sr…

How to observe Karadai Nombu or Savitri Nombhu?

Karadaiyan Nonbu or Savitri Nombhu is a Tamil Vratam (Upavasam) observed by Hindu married woman. It is observed for the well being of the husband and for a long and happy married life. The fast is based on the immortal legend of Sathyavan and Savitri.
Basic preparations for Karadai Nombu First and foremost find the exact time when Maasi month ends and Panguni month starts. The pooja is to be performed at this time. And the fast is observed from the sunrise on the supposed transition day. (For example, if the transition from Maasi to Panguni takes place at today 11 AM, then the fast is from today’s sunrise till 11 AM.) The Savitri Nombu or fast breaking time can be at anytime in the morning or evening. Two important things needed are Karadi or Kaaradai are a yellow thread with few flowers and Karadai dish preparation.
Karadai Nombu Thread: Take a yellow thread and tie few flowers and two pieces of turmeric pieces in the middle. When the thread is tied around the neck, the flowers wi…

Live Darshan on Mobile from Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur in Rajasthan – Online Darshan on Mobile

Online darshan on mobile from Govind Dev Ji Temple at Jaipur is only possible on mobile if you have certain browsers. Govind Dev Ji Temple at Jaipur in Rajasthan, India, is dedicated to Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna is worshipped here as Govind Devji and the mandir is located in the JaipurCityPalace complex. The official website of the temple is offering live darshan of Govindevji only during important puja time on Mobile.
Link – Online Live Darshan on Mobile from Govind Devji Templein Jaipur (click on link)

Ignorant are awake in their sense life which they think is daylight to the seer it is darkness – Bhagavad Gita

He knows bliss in the Atman and wants nothing else. Carvings torment the heart: he renounces cravings. I call him illumined. (2.55)
Not shaken by adversity, not hankering after happiness, free from fear, free from anger, free from the things of desire. I call him a seer and illumined. (2.56)
The recollected mind is awake in the knowledge of the Atman which is dark night to the ignorant: the ignorant are awake in their sense life which they think is daylight to the seer it is darkness. (2.69)
This is the state of enlightenment in Brahman: a man does not fall back from it into delusion. Even at the moment of death he is alive in that enlightenment: Brahman and He are one. (2:72)
With heart serene and fearless, firm in the vow of renunciation, holding the mind from its restless roaming, now let him struggle to reach my oneness, ever absorbed, his eyes on me always, his prize, his purpose. (6.14)
When a man has achieved non-attachment, self-mastery and freedom from desire through renunci…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 11, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 6:40 AM on March 11. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatra till 8:24 PM on March 11. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anizham or Anusham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 2:11 PM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Rang Panchami in Maharashtra
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Chaitra Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgar…

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