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Kalyanasundara Murti Form of Shiva

Kalyanasundara Murti of Lord Shiva is mostly associated with Tamil culture and in this form he is believed to have got married to Goddess Parvati. Kalyana Sundara form of Shiva wedding Goddess Parvati is an important ritual in many temples in Tamil Nadu. Lord Shiva at first neglected the tapas and austerities performed by Maa Parvathi. But such was the intense of Parvati’s devotion that Lord Shiva had to appear before her.
Lord Shiva took the form of an old man and appeared before Goddess Parvati. He then advised Her to give up her Tapas and said that Shiva was not worthy for it as he roams in the graveyard and befriends ghosts and is not bothered about the world. But Parvati was not ready to hear this blasphemy and chided the old man for it.
Shiva was pleased by Parvati’s devotion and agreed to marry her.
On the wedding day, Shiva appeared along with bhuta ganas atop nandi wearing tiger skin and smeared in ash. All the people there were sacred accept for Goddess Parvati. To satisfy …

Rajsthaleshwar Mahadev – Rajsthaleshwar form of Shiva

Rajsthaleshwar Mahadev is worshipped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Rajsthaleshwar form of Shiva is also one of the 84 Mahadevs worshipped in Ujjain. The shrine dedicated to this form is known as Raj-Shaleshwar Mahadev.
The temple dedicated to Rajsthaleshwar Mahadev is located in the Bhaghispura locality in Ujjain.



Rajsthaleshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 ShivaTemple is Ujjain and it is the 74th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here. The two domed shrine is noted for its ornate pillars. There is Nandi facing the murti.
This form of Shiva is worshipped for attaining peace, prosperity and healthy children.

Shivling Curd – Worshipping Shivling with Dahi or Curd – Importance

There are many devotees who offer curd or Dahi to Shivling. Dahi is poured on the Shivling by the devotee himself. Here is the importance of offering Curd to Shivalingam.
It is believed that offering curd will help the devotee in attaining wealth.
It is said that offering dahi will help a person in attaining property and vehicle.

Shivling Ghee – Worshipping Shivling with Ghee Importance

There are many devotees who offer Ghee to Shivling. It is a very rare form of worshipping Shivling by devotees. Here is the importance of offering ghee to Shivalingam.
It is believed that offering Ghee made from cow milk will help a devotee have good health.
It is done for physical well being.
Improvement in physical energy, especially for those that are suffering from low energy.

Sri Krishna Beesa Kavach

Sri Krishna Beesa Kavach is prepared during a particular Shubh Muhurat or good time. And this time is very rare. The Kavach is created by chanting particular mantras by learned scholars.
The greatness of the Kavach is that the person who acquires it will have his desires fulfilled.
By wearing the kavach on the neck a person will see improvement in self respect and this helps a person standout in crowd.
For best results it should be worn on a chain and it should rest near the neck.

Sri Krishna Beesa Yantra

Sri Krishna Beesa Yantra is a powerful Yantra used to solve many problems faced by a person. It helps in attracting wealth and people. It improves your personality. It is good for those people who are interested in starting a romantic relationship.
The meaning of Beesa Yantra is that it contains 32 angles and it is highly powerful.
It improves self respect and helps a person standout in crowd.
The Yantra can be kept at home and offered prayers daily.

Fulgurite Stone Benefits – Healing and other Benefits of Fulgurite Stone

Fulgurite Stone or mineral is considered auspicious by those people who believe in astrology and gemology. Like other minerals and crystals, many benefits are identified with Fulgurite Stone. The most important among them are the healing or health benefits.


Fulgurite Stone health benefits – Helps in improving physical energy, especially for those that are suffering from low energy. Heals blockages. Improves blood flow. Helps in curing impotence and sexual dysfunction.
Non health benefits of Fulgurite mineral include – helps in improving relationships. Spiritual transformation.

Charoite Stone Benefits – Healing and other Benefits of Charoite Stud, Bracelet and Ring

Charoite Stone or mineral is considered auspicious by those people who believe in astrology and gemology. Like other minerals and crystals, many benefits are identified with Charoite Stone. The most important among them are the healing or health benefits. It is worn as stud, bracelet and ring.
Charoite Stone health benefits – Good for purifying and cleansing. Helps in fighting bad dreams. Helps in strengthening the body.
Non health benefits of Charoite mineral include – Guides one in understanding one’s path of service. Removes negativity. Provides protection. It stimulates intuitive and psychic powers.

Shiva Taking the Form of Bull to hide from the Pandavas – The Story of the Panch Kedar

Panch Kedar Yatra is an important pilgrimage in Hindu Religion. It is the journey to five temples dedicated to Hindu God Shiva – who is worshipped in these temples in form of a Bull. The yatra involves journey to the Kedarnath, Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath, Kalpeshwar and RudranathTemples in the Kedarkhand region in Uttarakhand in India. The form of Shiva that is worshipped in these temples are in form of a bull – a form that Shiva took to hide from Pandavas.

Legend has it that the Pandavas, after their victory in the Mahabharata, wished to pay homage to Hindu God Shiva to atone for killing their grand father, guru and relatives, the Kauravas. They feared gotra hatya sin – killing of one’s own kin.
Shiva was not ready to accept the homage and on seeing the Pandavas at Kedarnath, He disguised himself as a bull. However, the Pandavas realized that the Bull was Shiva.
Realizing that the disguise had not worked, Shiva in the form of bull tried to thrust itself into the ground. Bhima tried t…

Moonstone Ring Finger – On Which Finger should one wear Moonstone ring?

Moonstone is associated with Chandra or Moon god.  There is a doubt as to on which finger should one wear Moonstone ring. The Moonstone ring should be worn on the little finger.
Wearing the Moonstone ring on little finger helps people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.

Moonstone Benefits – Healing and other Benefits of Moonstone Bracelet and Ring

Moonstone crystal or mineral is considered auspicious by those people who believe in astrology and gemology. Like other minerals and crystals, many benefits are identified with Moonstone. The most important among them are the healing or health benefits.
Moonstone health benefits – Helps in balancing water retention. Helps women in normalizing their menstrual cycles. Good for men who have hormone related problems.

Non health benefits of Moonstone mineral include – Helps in evoking the virtue of patience. Helps in Psychic awareness and intuition. Helps in attaining emotional balance.

Fire Agate Benefits – Healing and other Benefits of Fire Agate Stone Bracelet and Ring

Fire Agate stone crystal or mineral is considered auspicious by those people who believe in astrology and gemology. Like other minerals and crystals, many benefits are identified with Fire Agate stones. The most important among them are the healing or health benefits.
Fire Agate stone health benefits – Improves sexual energy. Vitality. It helps in rejuvenating the body. Dysfunctions of bowels and sex organs are remedied by it. Improves digestion. Enhances fertility in both men and women.
Non health benefits of Fire Agate mineral include – Helps in creative pursuits. Intensification of all emotions. Reconnection with one’s deepest desires. Banishes feelings of resignation and hopelessness. Awakens the inner fire and helps in aiming higher.

Mangala Gauri Temple in Gaya in Bihar – Ma Mangla Gauri Temple

Mangala Gauri Temple is dedicated Goddess Mangla Gauri and is located on the Bhasmakoot Hill in Gaya in Bihar. It is one of the Shaktipeetha Temples . It is believed that ‘Sthana’ of Goddess Sati fell here. The shrine is also known as Palana Peetha.
An Akhanda Jyoti is continuously burning for thousands of years in the temple.
The sanctum sanctorum of the temple has ‘Vaksha Sthala’ of the Goddess carved out of black stone.



The temple complex also has murtis of  Gauri-Shankar and Yogini, Goddess Saraswati, Mata Chinnamastika, Ganesha and Shri Yantra of Goddess Lakshmi.
The akhanda jyoti is lit near the main murti in sanctum sanctorum.
There is also a yagyashala and bali sthana in the temple.
Murtis of Durga and Kali are found outside the main shrine.
The wish fulfilling tree in the temple is the Vajradanti tree and it is known as Kalpavriksha.
A unique aspect of the temple is that there is a separate shrine dedicated to Lord Janardhana. Pinda Dan is offered here.



The stone on which…

May 2017 Engagement – Good date for engagement in May 2017

Engagement is one of the most important ceremonies before marriage. Here are the good dates for engagement in May 2017. The entire day is auspicious for the purpose. Please note that the dates are based on Hindu calendar and Panchang.
Good date for engagement in May 2017
May 1 May 2 May 4 May 5 May 7 May 8 May 9 good till 3:30 PM May 11 is good after 5:20 PM May 14 is good after 10:20 AM
May 15 May 16
May 17 is good till 4:30 PM May 18 May 19 is good till 8:35 PM May 22
May 23 is good till 12:01 PM May 27 May 28
May 29 is good after 11:10 AM May 30
May 31

Ardra Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Arudra Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Ardra Nakshatra born male is that they will be fickle minded. Another important character of the birth star is that they will have lot of friends. Other Arudra Nakshatra male Characteristics are given below:

Will have long life.
Will easily find the fault of others.
Will be proud.
Will be honored and rewarded for excellence.
Might lie purposefully
Will be able to easily understand the root cause of a problem.
Will make good friends especially those in power and high positions.

Mrigasira Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Mrigashirsha Birth Star Born male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Mrigasira Nakshatra born male is that they will be energetic and enthusiastic. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be hard working. Other Mrigashirsha Nakshatra male Characteristics are given below:

Will be very good in their field of activity.
Will be productive and creative.
Will grown in career slowly and steadily.
Will be smart in handling money and wealth.
Will win over people easily.
Will love family and relatives
Will follow rules and regulations.
Will have good and healthy children.
Will show more love and care towards mother.
Will be religious minded.

Rohini Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Rohini Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Rohini Nakshatra born male is that they will have leadership qualities. Another important character of the birth star is that they will have a constant opinion. Other Rohini Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:

They will be proud.
Will be firm in decision and thinking.
Good character.
No bad habits
Will behave pleasantly and in decent manner with others.
Will be handsome.
Will grown step by step in career.
Will have mood swings.

Swami Chinmayananda on Introspection

Right thinking is a habit that can be cultivated. Substitution of positive thoughts and flooding the mind with creative ideas are methods by which we can flush out the floor of the mind, littered as it is now with the filth of incomplete thoughts and decaying ideas.
Having recognized a thought as negative or wrong, do not waste time in upholstering it to look neat and attractive, but reject it immediately and totally.
Just as a well-fed baby lies cheerfully kicking its limbs in the air and smiles and laughs unto itself, all the while having its eyes fixed upon the light of wall lamp, so too, must one learn to go about the business of life and yet uninterruptedly watch the mind within.
Each thought, word or deed should emerge from you, bearing the seal of your own recognition; post a portion of your attention as a sentry on the high watch-tower within the intellect. Let it be a silent observer of the day long business in the tumultuous within, and estimate the motives, intentions and …

Narayan Bali Puja – What is Narayan Bali Puja Shradh in Hindu Funeral Rituals?

Narayan Bali Puja is performed to give moksha to those souls that met with an unusual death like suicide, accident, murder or death by animals like snake etc. Effectively Narayan Bali Puja purifies the deceased from sins and renders the person fit for being offered a Shradha.
Basically it based on the belief that one who met with an unnatural death will be still wandering on the earth. The usual Shradh that are performed are ineffective. To first give release to the soul Narayan Bali Puja is performed. Then other Shradh rituals can be performed.
Narayan Bali Puja should be performed on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi tithi or the 11th day during the waxing phase of moon in a fortnight.
If the person died of Snake bite then the ritual should be performed on the Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon.
The rituals and puja are dedicated to Vishnu and Yama.
Narayan Bali Puja is performed in Gaya in Bihar, MahabaleshwarTemple in Gokarana in Karnataka and R…

Guru Purnima Prayer in Hindi – Guru Poornima Prayer Lyrics in Hindi

The particular Guru Purnima Prayer is known as Guru Ashtakam and it is a popular prayer dedicated to Guru it is chanted to get the blessing of Guru. Here is Guru Purnima Prayer in Hindi. They lyrics are given first in Hindi text and the meaning is given later. The text is prepared by Gurutva Jyotish magazine. It is considered auspicious to chant this prayer to Guru Poornima day.
Link - Guru Purnima Prayer in Hindi

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 15, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, June 15, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:04 PM on June 15. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 15, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day.
Nakshatra – Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatra till 6:15 AM on June 15. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Ashada Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of the moon in Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Manmathan…

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