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Hindu Story on Why Snakes Shed Their Skin

Nagas, or Snakes (especially cobras and hooded serpents) are worshipped in Hinduism. Finding the Nagas near abandoned termite hills (anthills) is considered highly auspicious. There is an interesting Hindu story that explains why snakes shed old skin and grow new skin.

The Churning of Ocean, or Samudra Manthan, was performed by the Devas (demi gods) and Asuras (demons) to get Amrut or the nectar of immortality. After getting the pot of Amrut from Dhanvantri, a fight broke out between Devas and Asuras as to who will first consume the Amrut.

The Amrut pot was kept on the ground many times during the confrontation and some of it spilled on to the ground. The nagas, or snakes, is believed to have rolled on the grass on which the pot of Amrut was kept.

That is why they are able to shed their old skin and grow new skin – thus they are symbols of renewal and regeneration.

Shukracharya and Vamana Incarnation of Lord Vishnu – How Shukra Acharya Lost his One Eye?

Shukracharya was the son of Sage Bhrigu and he was also the guru and priest of the Demons or Asuras. Shukracharya was blind in one eye. He had lost his one eye to Vamana the dwarf incarnation of Lord Vishnu. There is an interesting story which explains how Shukra Acharya lost his one eye in the Puranas.
When Lord Vishnu appeared as Lord Vamana in the yajna or the sacrifice ground of King Bali, Shukracharya sensed an impending danger. Shukracharya warned King Bali that this dwarf was no ordinary human being but it was Sri Hari Vishnu in disguise.

But King Bali was pleased to make any offering that the little Vamana asked. He said to King Bali that what more can I achieve when God Sri Hari Vishnu is standing before me and asking for Dhana (gift).
King Bali readily agreed to give the three steps of land that was asked by Vamana.
Now it was the duty of the head priest (Shukracharya) to read the mantras and pour water from the vessel to ratify the dhana.
To deny the Dhana, Shukracharya…

Download Durga Saptashati Text in Hindi in PDF format for free

Durga Saptashati is a Holy scripture dedicated to Goddess Durga. It narrates the glory and divine actions of Goddess Durga. Durga Saptashati is part of the Markandeya Purana and contains 700 Shlokas. This Durga Saptashati Text available for free download is in Hindi and in PDF format.

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Janardan Swami Punyatithi at Katol near Nagpur

Janardan Swami Punyatithi is annually observed in Vaishakh month. It is the death anniversary of Janardan Swami. Janardan Swami Punyatithi 2017 date is May 23. The day is of great significance at Katol and Nagpur in Maharashtra.
Hundreds of devotees participate in the puja and other rituals organized by devotees of the pious soul. The saintly person had spread the teaching of love and dharma among people.
Janardan Swami Punyatithi is observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the 12th day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

If birthday falls on Wednesday – what are the effects as per Hindu Astrology?

If birthday falls on Wednesday, as per Hindu astrology the person will do good in studies, interviews and exams. He/she will perform well in studies and jobs. Please note that such things are mostly based on astrological thought followed in a region. It has nothing to do with Hindu scriptures or religious teachings.
If the birthday falls on Wednesday, it is good to offer prayers to Sri Krishna. Chanting prayers dedicated to Sri Krishna are highly meritorious. One can chant ‘om namo vasudevaya’.

Matching Stars for Pooyam Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Pooyam Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Pooyam Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Pooyam Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Pooyam Nakshatra Male are:
Ashwathy, Punirtham, Ayiliyam, Makam, Uthram, Atham, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Uthradam ¾  and Thiruonam.

Matching Stars for Punirtham Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Punirtham Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Punirtham Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Punirtham Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star. Punirtham first three quarter is based on Mithuna Rashi. Punirtham last quarter is based on Karka Rashi
Matching Star for Punirtham Nakshatra Male are:
Matching Star for Punirtham Nakshatra Male born in the first three quarter of the Nakshatra: Rohini, Tiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Makam, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Tiruonam.
Matching Star for Punirtham Nakshatra Male born in the last quarter of the Nakshatra: Ashwathy, Bharani, Tiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Makam, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, and Thiruonam.

Rohini Nakshatra dates and time 2016 – Rohini Birth Star Date in 2016

Rohini Nakshatra 2016 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Rohini Birth Star is the fourth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Rohini Nakshatra dates and time in 2016. The astrological prediction of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Vrishaba Rashi. Venus or Shukra is the Lord of this birth star. The lucky color of Rohini star is white.
Rohini Nakshatra 2016 date and time:
January 20, 2016 Time is from 9:46 PM on January 19 to 8:54 PM on January 20
February 16, 2016 Time is from 3:09 AM on February 16 to 2:30 AM on February 17
March 15, 2016 Time is from 9:28 AM on March 14 to 8:19 AM on March 15, 2016
April 11, 2016 Time is from 6:08 PM on April 10 to 4:12 PM on April 10, 2016
May 8, 2016 Time is from 4:36 AM on May 8 to 2:07 AM on May 9
June 5, 2016 Time is from 3:06 PM on June 4 to 12:36 PM on June 5
July 2, 2016 Time is from 11:58 PM on July 1 to 9:57 PM on July 2
July 29, 2016 Time is from 6:41 AM on July 29 to 5:14 AM on …

Ashwathama in Mahabharata – Why He Is Still Alive?

Ashwathama is one among the seven Chiranjeevis (without death) mentioned in the Puranas – as a result of curse by Sri Krishna he still alive and roams on earth with a body full of oozing warts. Ashwathama is the son of Drona and Kripi. He got the name Ashwathama as he cried like a horse when he was born.
At the end of the Mahabharata war only Ashwathama, Kripar and Krittivarma survived. Before dying, Duryodhana made Ashwathama the leader of the Kauravas. He promised Duryodhana that he will kill all the Pandavas.
That night Ashwathama walked into the tent of the Pandvas and killed all the sons of Pandavas and set the camp on fire.
Arjuna and Bhima went after Ashwathama to kill him. On seeing them approaching he used the Brahmastra which had the power to cause massive destruction.

Arjuna also used his Brahmastra to vanquish Ashwathama.
If the two brahmastras collide it will be the end of the world. All the saints who witnessed the battle requested Arjuna and Aswhathama to take back the…

Sant Chokhamela Punyatithi

Sant Chokhamela Punyatithi is annually observed in Vaishakh month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Chokhamela who lived during the 14th century. Sant Chokhamela Punyatithi 2017 date is May 16.
Sant Chokhamela was an ardent devotee of Lord Vitthal. He wrote numerous abhangs in praise of Vithoba.

Sant Chokhamela found an apt teacher in Namdev.
Legend has it that Sant Chokhamela died when a wall collapsed. His devotion to Vithoba was so great that bones of the dead Chokhamela were still chanting Vitthal, Vitthal, apparently yearning to visit the Vitthal temple. The bones were buried at the footsteps of the Vitthal temple.
The Samadhi of Sant Chokhamela is located in front of the PandarpurVithobaTemple.

The death anniversary is annually observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Krittika Nakshatra date and time in 2016 – Kruttika or Karthigai Birth Star dates in 2016

Krittika Nakshatra 2016 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Krittika Birth Star, also read as Kruttika or Karthigai, is the third Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Krittika Nakshatra date in 2016. The astrological predictions of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign are that of Mesha Raasi and that of Vrishaba Rashi. As per Hindu astrology birth star Krittika Nakshatra, falls under Mesha Rashi or Aries and also Vrishabha Raasi or Taurus Zodiac. The first quarter of Kruttika is in Mesha Rashi and the next ¾ quarter is in Vrishabha Rashi. Mangal is the Lord of the Rasi for first quarter and Venus or Shukra is the lord the next ¾ quarter. The lucky color of Karthigai is White.
Krittika Nakshatra 2016 date and time
January 19, 2016 Time is from 10:49 PM on January 18 to 9:45 PM on January 19
February 15, 2016 Time is from 4:11 AM on February 15 to 3:09 AM on February 16
March 14, 2016 Time is from 11:08 AM on March 13 to 9:27 AM on March 14, …

Sita Navami 2017 Date

Sita Navami is observed on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Vaishaka month (April – May). It is the birth anniversary of Mata Sita, an embodiment of purity and wifely devotion and the consort of Bhagavan Sri Rama. Sita Navami 2017 date is May 4.


Mata Sita was adopted by King Janaka after he found Her while ploughing his field. Sita is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi and is worshipped in temples dedicated to Lord Ram.
Special prayers and rituals are held on the day in Lord Ram and Sita Mata temples. Spiritual discourse and satsangs are organized by various spiritual organizations.
You can find more details about Sita Navami in this article.

That which has form is not real. Only the formless is permanent – Ashtavakra Gita

You are pure consciousness — the substance of the universe. The universe exists within you. Don’t be small-minded.
You are unconditioned, changeless, and formless. You are solid, unfathomable, and cool.  Desire nothing. You are consciousness.
That which has form is not real. Only the formless is permanent. Once this is known, you will not return to illusion.
Just as a mirror exists both within and without the image reflected, so the Supreme Self exists both within and without the body.
Just as the same space exists both within and without a jar, the timeless, all-pervasive One exists as Totality.
Ashtavakra Gita

Ashwathy Nakshatra Color – Aswathy Nakshatra Lucky Colour

There are two shades of red color that is associated with Aswathy Nakshatra. The Ashwathy Nakshatra lucky colour are Blood Red, Red and Orange. Wearing red or orange color dress and red or orange color stones are good for this Nakshatra born people.
Please note that some regions and communities have a different color for Aswathy Nakshatra like maganta or other shades of red.
Wearing red or orange color dress for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for Ashwathy Nakshatra people.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear Red or orange color stones.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 26, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, April 26, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 8:28 PM on April 26. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 26, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and Auspicious day
Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 6:03 PM on April 26. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa an…

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