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Parrot in Hinduism – Parakeet as Vehicle or Vahana of Hindu Gods

Parrot in Hinduism is the Vahana or vehicle of Kamadev and his consort Rati. It is Parakeet that is associated with Hindu tradition – but the general term used is parrot. Goddess Meenakshi (Parvati) at the world famous MaduraiMeenakshiTemple is depicted holding a parrot in her right hand. The bird is also associated with Goddess Andal, the Tamil poet and saint, and the foremost devotee of Sri Ranganatha (Vishnu).

Kamadev is depicted as riding a parrot. Atop the parrot he is shown as taking aim with his bow made from sugarcane and arrows of flowers. It is believed that it is his arrows that instigate sexual desire in human beings.

Parrots are also used in India by astrologers to predict future. The caged parrots are taught to pick cards and it is then used to tell fortune. Animal rights activists and bird lovers have opposed this practice of clipping the wings of birds and keeping them caged.

A Quiz on the Narasimha Incarnation of Lord Vishnu - Narasingha Avatar Quiz

This is a quiz based on the Narasimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu. The questions are based on the information about the incarnation found in the Bhagavad Purana.
You can take the quiz below it is in embedded format. Quiz on Lord Ram » Quiz on Hindu God Hanuman

Monacha Sri Bhagavathy Temple Prathisha Dinam – Temple Festival at Sri Bhagavathy Temple in Monacha near Kasargod

Annual Prathisha Dinam, or the murti (idol) consecration ceremony at SriBhagavathyTemple in Monacha near Kasargod is observed in Meda Masam (April – May). Monacha Sri Bhagavathy Temple Prathisha Dinam 2015 date is May 8.
A popular shrine in the region Monacha SriBhagavathyTemple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy.
Hundreds of people participate in this annual fair and festival at the temple.

Tootha Pooram – Pooram Festival at Sree Thootha Bhagavathi Temple in Kerala

Tootha Pooram is annually observed in Meda Masam (April – May) at ToothaVillage in Malappuram District in Kerala. Tootha Pooram is the most important festival at the SreeThoothaBhagavathiTemple. Tootha Pooram 2016 date is May 13. 

The Pooram at ToothaVillage is similar to the Pooram observed in Thrissur. Display of colorful umbrellas with unique designs atop caparisoned elephants by two teams is the main attraction.
Thousands of people from Malappuram and Palakkad District arrive to witness this annual Pooram festival.
Thootha Pooram also marks the end of the Pooram festival in Malabar or Northern Kerala.

The temple is located around 28 km from Palakkad and around 24 km from Malappuram.

Haryashvas – Story of Haryashvas – Sons of Daksha Prajapati who declined to populate the world

Haryashvas were the sons of Daksha Prajapati and Asikini. They were the first to born of Maithuni Shrishti or through normal copulation. The births before that were outside the sphere of physical science – mostly it was referred as mind born. The story of Haryashvas is found in the Linga Purana and also in other scriptures.
The union between Daksha and Asikini produced 5000 sons. Sage Narada narrated about the fruitlessness of worldly pursuits to the Haryashvas. Sage Narada suggested that they should first gain knowledge and understand about worldliness and what is Real. So they went out in search of answer to questions poised by Sage Narada. They then became celibate and performed intense austerities. They never returned back to Prajapati.
Thus the aim of Daksha Prajapati to populate the world through Haryashvas was not fulfilled.
In some scriptures, instead of Asikini it is Prasooti who is the wife of Daksha Prajapati.

Rambha Tritiya - Ramba Trithiya Puja

Ramba Trtiya, or Rambha Trithiya, is observed mainly in North India on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the month of Jyeshta (May – June). In 2018, the date of Rambha Tritiya is June 16. The day is dedicated to the Apsara Rambha who had emerged from the ocean during the famous Samudra Manthan – Churning of ocean. She is worshipped on the day by women of some Hindu communities in North India.

Rambha, the Apsara, who symbolically represents womanly loveliness and amiability, is one of the 14 gems that came out from the ocean during Samudra Manthan or Churning of Ocean.

In some regions, Rambha Tritiya is equated with the worship of Goddess Lakshmi. She is propitiated by offering wheat, grain and flowers. The beauty aspect of the goddess is that is worshipped on the day.

Narsinhwadi – Holy Place Associated with Sri Narasimha Saraswati – Narsobachiwadi – Narsobawadi

Narsobachiwadi or Narsobawadi is a holy place, 22 km from Sangli in Maharashtra, associated with Sri Narasimha Saraswati, a follower of Sri Dattatreya. The place is known as Narsinhwadi after the famous saint. The place is holy because it is located on the confluence of five rivers – Siva, Bhadra, Kumbhi, Bhagwati and Saraswati. The rivers merge in the KrishnaRiver.
Padukas of Sri Narasimha Saraswati is worshipped in a temple here.
Narsinhwadi is famous for its scenic beauty and there are numerous shrines and sacred places here.
Narsobachiwadi – Narsobawadi is around 22 km from Sangli in Maharashtra.

Rudra Pashupata Homam Importance – Information about Rudra Pasupata Homam

Rudra Pasupata Homam is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. It is usually performed in Kartika Month – Karthigai Masam as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Performing the Rudra Pashupata Homam helps in fulfilling desires and wishes of the devotee.
By performing one can increase positive energy, which helps in attaining success in daily life. It is also performed to escape from negative influence of navgrahas. The homam is also good for overcoming enemies.
The popular belief is that it helps in solving relationship related problems.
The homam is mainly performed at the famous KalahastiTemple at Srisailam.

Rudrapashupati Maharaj Punyatithi at Nimsod near Khatav

Rudrapashupati Maharaj Punyatithi is observed in Vaishakh month. It is the death anniversary of  Sant Rudrapashupati  – a great spiritual teacher and guide. Rudrapashupati Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is May 14. The day is of great importance atNimsod near Khatav in Satara District in Maharashtra.
The Samadhi place of Purnadas Upaskar Maharaj is located at Nimsod near Khatav.
Special spiritual programs and charity events are organized on the day.
Rudrapashupati Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Bharani Nakshatra Color – Barani Nakshatra Lucky Colour

There are two shades of red color that is associated with Barani Nakshatra. The Bharani Nakshatra lucky colours 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 Bharani Nakshatra like maganta or other shades of red.
Wearing red or orange color dress for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for Barani Nakshatra people.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear Red or orange color stones.

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

Matching stars for Vishakam Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Vishakam Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star. Vishakam first ¾ quarter is in Tula Rashi and the last quarter of Vishakam is in Vrischika Rashi.
Matching Star for Vishakam Nakshatra Male are:
Matching Star for Vishakam Nakshatra Male born in first ¾ quarter of the nakshatram:
Ashwathy, Bharani, Rohini, Makayiram first half, Punirtham ¼, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Atham, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Avittam, Chathayam, Pooruruttathi, Uthrittathi and Revathi – born girls are good for Vishakam Nakshatra boy born in first ¾ quarter
Matching Star for Vishakam Nakshatra Male born in last ¼ quarter of the nakshatram:
Ashwathy, Bharani, Rohini, Makayiram first half, Makam, Pooram, Uthram ¼, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Avittam, Chathayam,…

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

Matching stars for Chothi Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Chothi Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Chothi Nakshatra Male are:
Ashwathy, Makayiram first half, Punirtham ¼, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Atham, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Avittam, Chathayam, Pooruruttathi, Uthrittathi and Revathi – born girls are good for Chothi Nakshatram Born Boy.

Pushya Nakshatra 2016 date and time - Pushya Birth Star Date in 2016 in Hindu Calendar

Pushya, or Pushyami or Pusya, is one among the 27 nakshatras. Below are Pushya Nakshatra 2016 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 2016:
January 24, 2016 – Sunday Time is from 8:08 PM on January 23 to 8:44 PM on January 24
February 20, 2016 – Saturday Time is from 2:59 AM on February 20 to 4:00 AM on February 21
March 19, 2016 – Saturday Time is from 8:34 AM on March 18 to 9:49 AM on March 19, 2016
April 15, 2016 – Friday Time is from 2:37 PM on April 14 to 3:36 P…

Tree to Carve Jagannath Murti for Puri Jagannath Temple Nabakalebara Found at Kharipadia under Raghunathpur block in Jagatsinghpur District

The tree to carve Lord Jagannath Murti during Nabakalebara 2015 was found at KharipadiaVillage under Raghunathpur block in Jagatsinghpur District in Odisha. Along with Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshna are the four important mutis worshipped at PuriJagannathTemple.
During the Nabakalebara ritual, new murtis are carved and they replace the existing murtis worshipped in the PuriJagannathTemple.  The New Indian Express reports  The holy Neem tree is located on the embankment of river Paika. There is a burial ground nearby. There are ant hills near the tree. Dasmohapatra said that the tree has the symbols of Shankha (conch), Chakra (wheel), Padma (lotus), Gada (mace) and Trishul. Apart from these, it bears the symbol of an elephant head. Prior to finalising the tree, the Banjagis visited the site six times and examined all the holy signs. The tree has four branches over the main trunk.  Kharipadia village chief Krushna Chandra Mallick said the villagers had seen…

There is no peace until mind is liberated from the clutches of passion – Swami Ramdas

Death is false. Every particle of the body in all its states is ever intensely alive – dust or ashes. Soul, body, universe, all beings and things are all one. Matter is Spirit, Spirit is matter. All is He and His expression!
The mind which constantly contemplates upon God, imbibes into its being His immortality, love and joy.
Just as the application of soap removes the dirt of the cloth turning it clean and white, or just as light dispels darkness and illumines space, so also a sustained recollection of God, destroying all the distempers of the mind, purifies and ennobles life.
There is no peace for man until his mind is liberated from the clutches of passion, until the wisdom of the Eternal enlightens him.
It is rightly said that one should not unnecessarily exert oneself for subduing the mind, but what one has to do is to dwell in the contemplation of God, and by this method not only purify the heart but also simultaneously fill it with the light, love and joy of God.
Swami Ramdas

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 30, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, April 30, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:55 AM on April 30. 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.
How is April 30, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 12:47 AM on April 30. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 7:50 AM. Then onward it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Pun…

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