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Story – How Akroor was forced by Kamsa to Invite Sri Krishna to Mathura?

When all the attempts to kill Krishna at Gokul, Vrindavan and Nandagaon failed, Kamsa was advised by his ministers to invite him to Mathura. They wanted to kill him at Mathura in a wrestling match. But Kamsa was sure that Krishna will not accept an invitation by him. So he decided to depute Akroor to invite Krishna. In fact Akroor was forced to invite Sri Krishna.
It was decided to perform a religious festival called Dhanush Yagna – Bow sacrifice. In the festival, wrestlers from Mathura and nearby regions were invited. The idea was to get Krishna killed by a wrestler.
Kamsa informs Akroor that he must go an invite Krishna to the Dhanush Yajna.
But Akroor realizes that the festival is just a pretext to trap and kill Krishna.
So he informs Kamsa that he will not invite Krishna to the festival and walks out of the court. Kamsa knew that Akroor was the only person whose invitation Krishna will not reject. So he could not use force on Akroor.
Kamsa then decides to blackmail Akroor.
He st…

Mangala Chandika Stotram in Hindi in pdf – Download Mangala Chandika Stotram for free

Mangala Chandika Stotram is a powerful prayer dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti. Below is the link to Mangala Chandika Stotram in Hindi in pdf. The prayer is in Hindi text and you will need pdf reader to download. The stotram is chanted for peace and prosperity.

Link – Mangala Chandika Stotram in Hindi in pdf

Ashwini Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Ashvini birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Ashwini Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Ashwini Nakshatra Born People is strychnine tree or snake wood.
Strychnine tree is the English name and the scientific name is strychnos nux-vomica



The Hindi name of the Ashwini Nakshatra Tree is Kuchala The Telugu name is Mushidi The Malayalam name is Chamram or Kanjiram Tamil Name is Etti or Kagodi Kannada name is Hemmushti or Ittangi In Marathi it is known as Kajra. Bengali name is Kuchila 
Ashvini Nakshatra born people should plant the Strychnine tree. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Hariharnath Temple at Sonepur in Bihar Associated with Gajendra Moksha

In Gajendra Moksha, Bhagvan Vishnu rescued elephant Gajendra who was caught by a crocodile. The incident symbolically explains the fruit of true devotion. HariharnathTemple at Sonepur in Bihar is associated with this divine incident.
It is believed that the divine incident took place on the convergence of the scared rivers Ganges and Gandak at Sonepur.
Thousands of devotees visit the temple especially during the Sonepur Mela.  DNA reports  The legend of Gajendra Moksha is associated with the temple in Sonepur. King Indrayamuna and the Gandharva chief Huhu were cursed and converted into an elephant and a crocodile respectively by great sages Agasthya and Dewala muni. “A Gaj (elephant) was once bathing in the river Gandak also known as Narayani, when a crocodile caught hold of its leg in its mouth, both fought for a long time but at last the Gaj plucked a Lotus flower from the river (which is the favorite flower of Lord Vishnu) and started praying to lord Vishnu to help him. Lord Vishn…

All eras of transition are periods of disintegration and renewal – Dr S Radhakrishnan

Natural desires are quenched easily: thirst by water, hunger by food. But the craving for possessions is an artificial one, it goes on unceasingly and is never fully satisfied.
All eras of transition are periods of disintegration and renewal.
The pathways we tread, the names we give, fade away into insignificance when we stand face to face in the glowing light of the Divine.
Our duty is not to escape from time but to establish our superiority over the tyranny of time.
Every human being has rational, ethical and spiritual sides. It is wrong to think that some people are rational and others spiritual. Dr S Radhakrishnan

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 10, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, April 10, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:22 PM on April 10. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 10, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good day from 8:00 AM to 10:51 PM
Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 4:40 AM on April 10. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 4:40 AM. Then onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryan…