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Dikpalas and Elephants

In Hindu tradition, Ashta dikpalas are the eight deities that guard the eight quarters of the world. The eight deities protect the eight cardinal directions with the help of elephants. Eight elephants and their wives assist the Dikpalas – the protectors of the quarters.
The eight dikpalas and eight elephants are –
Indra – East – Airavata and his wife Abhramu (The name of the elephant that guards east is mentioned as Virupaksha in the Ramayana).
Agni – Southeast – Pundarika and his wife Kapila.
Yama – South – Vamana and his wife Pingala. (The name of elephant that guards south is mentioned as Mahapadma in the Ramayana).
Surya – Southwest – Kumuda and his wife Anupama.
Varuna – West – Anjana and his wife Anjanavati. (Ramayana mentions Saumanasa as the elephant that guards West).
Vayu – Northwest – Pushpadanta and his wife Shubhadanti.
Kubera – North – Sarvabhauma and his Tamrakarna. (Ramayana mentions Himapandara as the elephant that guards North).
Soma (Chandra) – Northeast – Supratik…

Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari – The story of Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari

Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari is one of the manifestations of Goddess Shakti (Parvati). Words fail to capture the powers and beauty of Sri Lalita Tripura Sundari – she is beyond imagination. The Goddess is believed to have appeared when Shiva stared at the ashes of Kamadeva or Manmatha.

Shiva after the death of Sati had entered into a deep meditation. Without his energy no creation was possible and this led to an imbalance in the universe.

To bring him out of his deep meditation, Sati took birth as Parvati. But Parvati failed to wake up Shiva from his meditation.

Kamadeva, or Manamatha, the God of love was given the mission of disturbing the meditation of Shiva by infusing the seeds of love. But the glance of an angry Shiva burned Kamdev into ashes.

Devas and Rati, the wife of Kamdev, prayed before Shiva for the life of Kamdev.

Shiva then stared at the ashes and from it appeared a demon named Bhandasura. He was so powerful that he made the entire world his slave. Sage Narada then r…

Guru Peyarchi Meena Rashi Predictions 2015 – How is the Guru Peyarchi for Meena Rashi in 2015?

Guru Peyarchi is the transition of Jupiter or planet Guru. Here are the astrology predictions for Meena Rashi due to Guru Peyarchi 2015. The transition or Guru Peyarchi is both good and bad for Meena Rashi in 2015.
It is a tricky period. Damage will be caused by anger, haste and performing acts without proper thinking.
Stagnant period in career matters. Promotion and salary related matters will cause some unhappiness.
Financial loss due to greediness. There is nothing free or there is no easy money. Don’t fall for spurious investments.
Students will have to work hard for success.
Business people will have a fairly good period.
Travels will be successful.
Marriage as per desire for some during the period.

Guru Peyarchi Makar Rashi Predictions 2015 – How is the Guru Peyarchi for Makara Rashi in 2015?

Guru Peyarchi is the transition of Jupiter or planet Guru. Here are the astrology predictions for Makar Rashi due to Guru Peyarchi 2015. The transition or Guru Peyarchi is bad for Makara Rashi in 2015.
It will be a tough period with financial loss and struggle in career matters.
Avoid unwanted arguments and fights. It is maintain silence. Speak only when required.
Travels will be tiring.
Damage due to vehicles.
You will be misunderstood.
Loans will be approved but after some trouble.
Legal troubles for some.

Guru Peyarchi Dhanu Rashi Predictions 2015 – How is the Guru Peyarchi for Dhanu Rashi in 2015?

Guru Peyarchi is the transition of Jupiter or planet Guru. Here are the astrology predictions for Dhanu Rashi due to Guru Peyarchi 2015. The transition or Guru Peyarchi is good for Dhanu Rashi in 2015.
A lucky period. You will get opportunity to correct some of the past mistakes.
Gains through stocks and other financial dealings.
Career will improve – you will get new opportunities.
Decision regarding marriage will be made.
Relationship troubles will be solved.
Students will have a good period.
Difficult period regarding health matters.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti – Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap

Maharana Pratap Jayanti is annually observed in Hindu lunar month of Jyeshta. It is the birth anniversary celebrations of one of the greatest warriors in India who took on the Mughal rule in India. Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2018 date is June 15.



Maharana Pratap (9 May 1540 – 29 January 1597) successfully defeated Mughal army and freed a large part of Rajasthan from Mughal rule. His battles against Mughal ruler Akbar are even today remembered for it ferocity and tactics used.
Maharana Pratap was the only Rajput ruler who had not become a vassal of the Mughal Empire. Several treaty options with Mughals were turned down by the powerful Rajput ruler as he found them all as being subservient.
Akbar’s army defeated the army of Maharana Pratap at the famous battle of Haldighati. But in a famous counterattack, the fierce warrior defeated the Mughals and recaptured the kingdom with the help of Bhils, a tribe in the region.
The great warrior died in 1597 during a hunting expedition.
Maharana Pr…

Guru Peyarchi Karka Rashi Predictions 2015 – How is the Guru Peyarchi for Kataka Rashi?

Guru Peyarchi is the transition of Jupiter or planet Guru. Here are the astrology predictions for Karka Rashi due to Guru Peyarchi 2015. The transition or Guru Peyarchi is good for Kataka Rashi in 2015.
Increase in wealth. You will find a new source of income. Gains from property.
In career matters it is a stagnant period. There will be some unexpected success for those looking for new job.
Business people will have a good period.
Good period for those looking to build a new home or buy vehicle.
Relationship related matters will be solved.

Guru Peyarchi Mithuna Rashi Predictions 2015 – How is the Guru Peyarchi for Mithuna Rashi?

Guru Peyarchi is the transition of Jupiter or planet Guru. Here are the astrology predictions for Mithuna Rashi due to Guru Peyarchi 2015. The transition or Guru Peyarchi is good for Mithuna Rashi in 2015.
You will get new confidence. This will help in new job and in career matters.
Financially it is a stagnant period. You will regain what you had lost.
Students will have a good period.
Married couples facing problems will solve them.
Health issues will be solved.

Guru Peyarchi Rishabh or Vrishaba Rashi Predictions 2015 – How is the Guru Peyarchi for Rishabha Rashi?

Guru Peyarchi is the transition of Jupiter or planet Guru. Here are the astrology predictions for Rishabh or Vrishaba Rashi due to Guru Peyarchi 2015. The transition or Guru Peyarchi is good for Rishabh or Vrishaba Rashi in 2015.
Luck is in your favor. You can try investing in stock etc. Avoid gambling.
Professional life will improve.
New relationships.
Old troubles will be solved.
Good period for business.

How Hindu God Indra Lost His Pride?

There is an interesting story in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana which shows how Indra lost his pride. After defeating Vritra, Indra became the king of the demigods (Devas). This victory created unwanted pride in Indra and to commemorate the victory he asked Vishwakarma, the divine architect, to build a palace. 
Vishwakarma designed and built a beautiful palace but Indra was not satisfied and he kept on suggesting improvements. Finally an exhausted Vishwakarma took the help of Vishnu and Shiva.
Vishnu one day came to Indra’s palace in guise of a small boy and said that no former Indra had such a beautiful palace. Indra was amused that the boy knew about former Indras. The boy then told Indra about the cycle of birth and rebirth. While he was explaining this, a group of ants passed by and entered into one of the holes in the palace. The boy laughed and said that the ants were all former Indras.
While this conversation was going on Shiva entered the palace as an old hermit. The hermit show…

Guru Peyarchi Mesha Rashi Predictions 2015

Guru Peyarchi is the transition of Jupiter or planet Guru. Here are the astrology predictions for Mesha Rashi due to Guru Peyarchi 2015. The transition or Guru Peyarchi is good for Mesha Rashi in 2015.
Professional gains.
There will be financial gains from earlier savings and through stock.
Students will have a good period.
You will be able to settle relationship problems.
Relief in health issues.

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

Matching stars for Pooradam Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Pooradam Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Pooradam Nakshatra Male are:
Ashwathy, Kartika, Rohini, Thiruvathira, Punirtham, Uthram ¾ , Atham, Uthradam, Thiruonam, Chathayam, Pooruruttathi and Revathi – born girls are good for Pooradam Nakshatram Born Boy.

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

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

Magha Nakshatra date and time 2016 – Magham Birth Star dates in 2016

Magha Nakshatra 2016 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Magha Nakshatram, also known as Magh or Makam or Magham in South India, is the tenth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Magha Nakshatra dates in 2016. The astrological prediction of Magha Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Simha Rashi (Leo Zodiac). Surya or Sun is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Magha is Ivory or Cream.
Magha Nakshatra date and time in 2016
January 26, 2016 – Tuesday Time is from 9:55 PM on January 25 to 11:39 PM on January 26
February 22 and February 23, 2016 – Monday and Tuesday Time is from 5:28 AM on February 22 to 7:22 AM on February 23
March 21, 2016 – Monday Time is from 11:36 AM on March 20 to 1:46 PM on March 21, 2016
April 17, 2016 – Sunday Time is from 5:18 PM on April 16 to 7:33 PM on April 17, 2016
May 14, 2016 – Saturday Time is from 11:57 PM on May 13 to 1:52 AM on May 15
June 11, 2016 – Saturday Time is from 8:06 AM on June 10 to 9:29 AM on June…

Thoughts and Quotes on Narasimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu

In the Vishnu Sahasranama, it is the Narasimha avatara that is mentioned first among all the avataras.
Narasimha came heeding the calls of a child, and that too the child of an asura.
It is said that Lord Narayana came as Narasimha for the sake of Prahlada. But a better way of putting it would be to say that He came in order that Prahlada's words might be proved true. The Lord is always true to His words. He never slips from them. Nor does He let his devotees' words prove false. Prahlada had declared to his father Hiranyakasipu that the Lord was there everywhere. That is why the Lord took His position in all pillars, for He wanted to be at hand, whichever pillar Hiranayakasipu chose to strike. He wanted to show that He would never allow His devotees' words to be proved false.
Whatever form pleases His bhaktas, is a form that He readily assumes, and in doing so, the Lord loses none of His auspicious qualities. His form remains always pure and untainted.
Nammazhvar shows…

Wise words of Prahlada from Vishnu Purana

Every  living  being  takes  birth  and  suffers  a  lot while  passing  his  life through childhood,  youth  and  old  age.  The end result of life is nothing but death.  It is one’s Karma that accompany him birth after birth. But in every birth, this soul mistakes hunger, thirst, cold or hot for the pleasures. More of the luxuries one collects, more the sorrow increases.
Attachment and passion are the greatest cause of sorrow.
Even after passing a life that is full of sorrow, one suffers the agony of death and rebirth again. This whole cycle continues again and again.  Lord Vishnu  is  the  ultimate  refuge  for  the  soul, which  feels  drowned  in  the  ocean  of sorrow.
The soul that stays within me is eternal.  The soul has no distinct stages in life.

A wise person hence must ignore the different stages of his body’s stay on earth and make efforts for this benefit right in this childhood.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 2, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, May 2, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the 13th day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:49 AM on May 2. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 2, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatra till 6:13 AM on May 2. Then onward it is Chitra or Chitirai or Chithira Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 7:16 PM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Narasimha Jayanti – Narasimha Chaturdashi
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the 13th day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Prades…

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