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Birthstone for Ashwini Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Ashwini Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Ashwathy Nakshatra is based on its ruler Ketu. The stone can protect this Ashwini Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Ketu and helps in garnering the positive energy of Ketu, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Ashwini Nakshatra is Cat’s Eye. The gemstone is known as Vaiduryam or Sutramani in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Ashwini Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.

It is also believed that wearing the stone will make the Ashwini Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. The person would also attract others.

Shukra Beej Mantra in Hindi Text

Shukra beej mantra is a powerful prayer dedicated to Guru or Shukra – Venus. The mantra helps in garnering all the positive aspects of Shukra. Shukra Beej mantra text in Hindi is given below.
The mantra is to be chanted 19,000 times as per Astrologers and jyothish text.
It is believed that Shukra can help in attaining peace, prosperity and health.


Bhim Ekadasi – Pandav Bhimseni Ekadashi

Bhim Ekadasi, also known as Nirjala Ekadashi, is observed during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Jyeshta month. In 2017, the date of Bhim Ekadasi is June 5. This Ekadasi is dedicated to Bhima, the second among the Pandavas. It is believed that observing Bhim Ekadasi is equal to observing all the 24 Ekadasis.

Ekadasi fasting is observed on the 11th day of a fortnight in a traditional Hindu calendar and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Legend has it that once Bhima, the second among the Pandava brothers, wanted to find a solution to fast on Ekadasi by consuming food and he went to Sage Vyasa to find a solution. Bhima could not control hunger and therefore it was impossible from him to observe Ekadasi fasting.

Veda Vyasa advised Bhima to observe Nirjala Ekadasi falling in the Shukla Paksha of Jyeshta Month. It has the benefits of observing all the 24 Ekadasis in a year.

Bhim Ekadasi fasting is very tough and different from the usual Ekadasi fasting method. Devotees do not drin…

Ketu Beej Mantra – Powerful Grah Ketu Ka Beej Mantra

Ketu is one of the Nav Grah in Hindu astrology. The powerful Ketu Ka Beej Mantra is chanted for attaining relief from Ketu planet related troubles in horoscope. Ketu Beej Mantra is given below in Hindi / Sanskrit text.
As per Tantric school of teaching the mantra should be chanted 17,000 times.


Related
How to do Ketu Puja? – Worship of Navgraha Ketu

Maran Mantra in Hindi – Maran Mantra to Destroy Enemy

Maran Mantra is a highly powerful mantra used to kill enemy. It is a Tantric mantra and method to destroy enemy. Some people believe that after proper chanting of the mantra one will be able destroy enemy in one day. Below is the Maran Mantra in Hindi. It is in picture format and not if pdf.
Maran Mantra in Hindi


You should replace the term ‘Amuk’ in the mantra with the name of your enemy.

Beesa Yantra – Benefits of Beesa Yantra and its meaning

Beesa Yantra is a powerful Yantra used to solve all issues that a human being face. The main benefit of the Yantra is that it helps in resolving all the complex problems that a man faces during his time on earth. The meaning of Beesa Yantra is that it contains 32 angles and represents all the important deities. There are six major types of Beesa Yantra.

Benefits of Beesa Yantra include: Attaining immense wealth. Overcoming enemy Controlling ghosts Prosperity. Fulfillment of desires
After performing the puja a person can wear it or hang it in an appropriate place in his/her house.

Some of the popular Beesa Yantra dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses include – Durga Beesa Yantra and Lakshmi Beesa Yantra

Goddess Kali Story

Goddess Kali Story is found in the Devi Mahatmya and it is the most authentic source. But there are numerous regional stories associated with Goddess Kali too. Here are few important stories of Goddess Kali in brief.
In Devi Mahatmya, Goddess Kali is said to have emerged from an angry forehead of Goddess Durga. In this form she is believed to be the manifestation of Durga’s anger. She vanquishes Demons Chanda and Munda and later the demon Raktabija. It is said that Goddess Kali after killing the demon still continued her destruction and finally Lord Shiva had to lie on Kali’s path. Goddess Kali stepped upon him and soon she realized her mistake and this cooled her down.
It is widely believed especially in South Indian state of Kerala that Goddess Kali appeared to vanquish demon Darika – who ruled the three worlds and started eliminating all that was good. Sage Narada informs about Darika’s activities to Shiva. An enraged Shiva opens his third eye and from it emerged Goddess Kali. Thi…

Ganesha Yantra – Benefits of Ganesh Yantra and its meaning

Ganesh Yantra is associated with Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles. The main benefit of Ganesha Yantra is that it ensures the successful completion of any task. A person will be able to achieve success after offering prayers to Ganesha.The meaning of the Ganesh Yantra is that it contains the symbolic representation of the mantras dedicated to Ganesha.

Other benefits of Ganesh Yantra include: Fulfillment of desires Achievement of goals Securing wealth, power and authority.

After performing the Ganesh Yantra puja, it should be hung in the house in the puja room or in living room.

Minjar Mela 2017 – Chamba Minjar Mela in 2017 in Himachal Pradesh

Minjar Mela is a famous festival in Chamba in Himachal Pradesh. Minjar means ‘tassels’ and Mela means ‘fair’. During the festival people sacrifice Minja in the RaviRiver to drive away the evil spirits and pray for their prosperity. Minjar Mela 2017 date is July 30.
The festival is observed on the last Sunday in July and lasts for a week.
The main attraction of the festival is a huge fair, folk dances and other folk programs.




Minjar Mela Story – Whey Minjar Mela is Held?
Legend has it that the RaviRiver used to flow between ChampawatiTemple and HariRaiTemple in Chamba. People found it difficult to visit both the temple together.
Then Raja of Himachal Pradesh asked a saint to make the temples easily accessible to people.
The saint then performed a yajna at the ChampavatiTemple. Several sadhus participated in the yajna which was witnessed by the king and his subjects.
During the yajna sadhus used a colored stick called Minjar. As a result of the Yajna the course of RaviRiver changed and …

Mangal Grah Temple at Amalner near Jalgaon in Maharashtra – Mangal Grah Mandir at Amalner

Excusive temples dedicated to Mangal Grah are very rare and one temple is located at Amalner near Jalgaon in Maharashtra. MangalGrahTemple is around 65 km from Jalgaon and around 40 km from Dhule. The shrine provides relief to mangaliks and also people having trouble related to Mangal in their horoscope.
Amalner Mangal Grah Mandir is frequented by hundreds of devotees. The shrine has a beautiful garden with statues of Bhagvan Sri Krishna and Shiva.
Priests at the AmalnerMangalGrahTemple perform all the pujas that are required to satisfy Mangal Grah. The main offering in the shrine is red lentils. Coconut is given back as Prasad from the temple.
The shrine is a small one but beautifully maintained. Priests in the temple chant all shlokas dedicated to Mangal Grah and also perform all required pujas to overcome Mangal related issues.

Satavahana Dynasty and Potter – Story of origin of Satavahana Rulers

Satavahana dynasty ruled parts of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh from 230 BC to 220 AD. There is a popular story which traces the origin of the Satavahana dynasty to a potter.
The legend has it that a potter named Satavahana had made a thousand mud horses and he colored it with red ochre. The thousand horses were an offering to his personal deity.
When the Arabs invaded the region with a massive cavalry, the potter prayed to his personal deity and transformed all his mud horses into real ones.
He then fought against the invaders with the help of the 1000 horses.
He won the battle with invaders and proclaimed the kingdom. This is the origin of the Satavahana Dynasty.

Vyatipata Yoga September 2016 Date and Time

Vyatipata Yoga, also known as Vyatipat Yog, is an inauspicious period in Tithi or day as per Hindu calendar and Panchang. It is bad for new beginnings etc. In September 2016 there is Vyatipata Yoga date and time – September 23. All good activities are avoided during the period. The time period of Vyatipat is known as a period of calamity.
Detail time of Vyatipata Yoga in September 2016
4:59 AM on September 23 to 2:12 AM on September 24
The popular belief is that things performed during the period will face reversals.
Those people who were born during the Vyatipata Yoga period might face difficulties in life as per Hindu astrology. The solution is to offer prayers to Ganesha.

Good date for giving birth in January 2016 – Auspicious dates for birth of baby in January 2016

There are many couples who look for good dates for giving birth of baby. These are the good dates for giving birth in January 2016. Please note that the good date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations.
Good dates for birth of baby in January 2016
January 1 after 8:30 AM
January 2
January 3 January 4 till 4:00 PM
January 10 after 9:45 AM January 11
January 17 till 11:50 PM
January 20 after 10:45 AM January 21 good till 8:15 PM January 25 January 28
January 29
January 30 good till 5:05 PM January 31
Bad dates in January 2016 – January 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, and January 27.

Birthstone for May Born Male and Female – Gem Stone for May Month

Each person born in a particular month has a birthstone or gem stone dedicated to them. For male and female born in May, the birthstone is Emerald. Wearing Emerald stone is lucky for both girls and boys born in the month. Emerald is known as Marathakam or Panna in Hindi and other regional languages in India.
An alternative stone May month born people can wear is chrysoprase.

You can also wear emerald during date, engagement and other functions.
Wearing the stone in ring or chain for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for May Born.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear emerald or chrysoprase.

Lucky Color for May Born – Which is the lucky color for May month born people?

Which is the lucky color for May born people? The lucky color for May month born male and female is bright green. Wearing bright green dress and bright color stones like emerald are good for May born men and women.

You can also wear dress with other shades of green during date, engagement and other functions.
Wearing Green color dress for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for May Born.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear green color stones.

Birthstone for Pisces Zodiac – Which is the gemstone for Pisces Zodiac?

Birthstone for Pisces Zodiac is based on its ruler Jupiter. The stone can protect this rashi born people from the negative effects of Jupiter planet and helps in garnering the positive energy of Jupiter, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Pisces Zodiac is Yellow Sapphire. The gemstone is known as Pushkaraj or Pushiaragam or Pukhraj in regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Pisces Zodiac people in their career. It improves health, and gives mental strength. It also ushers in peace and prosperity.

Birthstone for Meena Rashi – Which is the gem stone for Meena Rashi?

Birthstone for Meena Rashi is based on its ruler Guru or Shukra. The stone can protect this rashi born people from the negative effects of Guru and helps 
in garnering the positive energy of Shukra, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Meena Rashi is Yellow Sapphire. The gemstone is known as Pushkaraj or Pushiaragam or Pukhraj in Hindi and other regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Meena Rashi people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.

Marriage Moolam Nakshatram Female – Suitable Matching Stars for Moolam Nakshatram Born Girl

Matching stars for Moolam Nakshatram born girl as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for female born in Moolam Nakshatram only. It is not for male born in the star.
Matching Star for Moolam Nakshatra Female are:
Thiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Makam, Pooram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam and Triketta – born boys are good for Moolam Nakshatram born girl.

Marriage Triketta Nakshatram Female – Suitable Matching Stars for Triketta Nakshatram Born Girl

Matching stars for Triketta Nakshatram born girl as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for female born in Triketta Nakshatram only. It is not for male born in the star.
Matching Star for Triketta Nakshatra Female are:
Kartika, Makayiram, Thiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Makam, Uthram, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham and Triketta – born boys are good for Triketta Nakshatram born girl.

Shatabhisha Nakshatra Date and Time in 2016 – Birth Star Shatataraka or Sadhayam Nakshatram Timing in 2016

Shatabhisha Nakshatra, also known as Shatataraka or Satabhishak or Sadhayam in South India, is the 24th Birth Star among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Satabhishak Nakshatram time and dates in 2016. This Nakshatra is also known as Chathayam. The astrological prediction of the birth star Shatbhisha as per Moon Sign is that of Kumbha Rashi or Aquarius Zodiac. Lord Shani or Saturn is the Lord of Kumbha Rasi. The color of Shatbhisha is blue green.
Shatabhisha Nakshatra Date and Timing in 2016 based on India Standard Time
January 13, 2016 – Wednesday Time is from 6:40 AM on January 13, 2016 to 5:18 AM on January 14
February 10, 2016 – Wednesday Time is from 3:16 PM on February 9 to 1:15 PM on February 10
March 8, 2016 – Tuesday Time is from 1:52 AM on March 8 to 11:35 PM on March 8
April 5, 2016 – Tuesday Time is from 12:31 PM on April 4 to 10:34 AM on April 5, 2016
May 2, 2016 – Monday Time is from 9:22 PM on May 1 to 8:09 PM on May 2, 2016
May 29, 2016 – Sunday Time is from 3:56 AM on May …

On the architecture of Mukteshwar Temple at Bhubaneshwar in Orissa

MukteshwarTemple at Bhubaneshwar in Orissa is dedicated to Shiva. The 10th century temple is a classic example of Odiyan architecture. In the article titled “Breathing life into Stone,” Chitra Ramaswamy narrates the importance of the temple in the architecture history of Orissa and the changes the temple brought about in the architecture from earlier temples. The temple is considered as a trendsetter for future Orissa temples. The Hindu writes  The 10 century edifice is a landmark of sorts in the development of Hindu temples in Odisha since it marked the beginning of a period of experimentation in architectural designs. The amalgam of approaches borrowed from earlier periods culminated in a style that came to be distinctively Odiyan. The temple exudes magnificence and delicacy and signifies the transitional phase of Odiyan architecture between the initial and later stages of Kalinga architectural style.  Mukteshwar temple is also a rare example of a shrine planned and built without sub…

Prabhudha Bharata on Being Human

To become human one needs to develop the intuition to connect to and understand the subtle.
One can stand erect only if there is an ideal in life. Having an ideal is another unique feature of the human being. One who has an ideal has something to live up to. Every action is tested against this benchmark. Every human needs an ideal that gives purpose to life.
To become human we have to continuously explore and learn, even if that learning were to cause unrest in us.
Reasoning is a human trait but it becomes more humane when combined with feelings and sensibilities. To become human is to venture to strike a balance between reason and emotion, to bring harmony between the head and the heart.
Excerpts from Prabhudha Bharata Magazine editorial February 2015.
Prabhudha Bharata is a magazine published by the Advaita Ashrama and is available free online.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 19, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 8:10 AM on May 19. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 19, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 9:56 PM on May 19. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ganga Dasara begins
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and…