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Story of the Divine Birth of Veda Vyasa

Veda Vyasa was born to Sage Parashara and Kali, the fisherwoman. Kali is also known as Satyavati, who later married King Shantanu. Legend has it that Sage Parashara was once attempting cross Yamuna and took the help of a young beautiful woman named Kali, who was the daughter of a fisherman.
The beautiful young Kali aroused passion in Sage Parashara. The beautiful nature and the surroundings acted as a catalyst. Sage Parashara created a thick fog around the boat and created an artificial island. The couple had sexual union on the island.
Sage Parashara said to young Kali that as soon as he leaves, a son will be born to her who will become the teacher of the world and divide the Vedas. He also blessed her that even after the birth of a son she will remain a virgin.
Soon on that artificial island, young Kali gave birth to a male child. As soon as the child was born, he grew up and told his mother that she had played her part in the divine mission by giving birth to him and need not worr…

What does Arjuna Mean? – Meaning of Arjun – the third of the Pandavas

Arjuna means the white one, bright or clear. Arjuna is a person of clear, inner nature, one whose mind is spotless and clean of all impurities. Such an empty and stainless mind is ready to receive divine wisdom and the highest understanding. This is the reason why Lord Krishna explained the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, when he was suffering from indecision and doubt.
In the Rig Veda, the clear, sunny and bright day is referred to as ‘Arjunam.’
Arjuna was a partial incarnation of the King of the Gods, Indra. He is the third of the five Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata. He was unrivaled in archery. You may also like to read
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Hindu Dharma Shastras – Social Laws in Hinduism

In Hindu religion, Dharma Shastras are social laws that include the codes of conduct to be observed by individuals living in a society. Dharma Shastras are works by various sages of ancient India. The most famous and the most controversial Dharma Shastra is the Manu Smirti. Apart from Manu’s Dharma Shastra, there are 18 Dharma Shastras that are applicable in different periods of time.
A particular Dharma Shastra is applicable only during a Manvantara. A manvantara is the period of time or duration that a Manu (the archetypal human being) rules the entire creation. One Manvantara is 306,720,000 human years.
Apart from Manu, the other Dharma Shastras that are applicable in different periods are named after Apastamba, Bharadvaja, Daksha, Devala, Samakha, Vasishta, Gautama, Samavarata, Vishnu, Harita, Shatanika, Vyasa, Likhita, Shatotraya, Yajnavalkaya, Parashara, Sahunaka and Yama.
(Reference: Hinduism Frequently Asked Questions by Chinmaya Mission)

Komuravelli Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Time at Komuravelli Mallanna Temple

Komuravelli Temple, dedicated to Shiva, is located on Karimnagar - Hyderabad Highway and is around 85 km from Hyderabad. The detail Komuravelli Temple Timings is given below. The opening and closing time might wary during important rituals and temple festivals. The shrine is also known as Komuravelli Mallanna Temple or Mallikarjuna Temple.
Komuravelli Temple Timings
Morning opening time is 4:30 AM Closing time is 12:00 PM 5:00 AM Suprabatham 5:30 AM Rudrabhisekham 6:00 AM onwards Sarva Darshan Evening opening time is 3:00 PM Closing time is 7:00 PM

What to do on Nag Panchami Day?

Nag Panchami, also known as Mansa Devi Puja, observed on the fifth day after Amavasi in Shravan month is dedicated to the Nagas, the snake deities. Nagas are indispensable part in Hinduism and is closely associated with all the major deities in Hindu religion. Quite often they serve as a symbol. There is also a widespread belief among Hindus that the whole earth was the home of the Snakes and when human beings were created Lord asked them to move underground and humans promised to feed and worship them on Nagpanchami day. Apart from this there are thousands of stories associated with Snakes in Hindu religion.

On Nag Panchami prayers are offered at Naga temples, sacred places with idols of Nagas and at anthills. Almost all villages in India have a sacred place for snakes with a small grove and numerous idols of the Nagas. Prayers are also offered at the shrines of Shiva. In West Bengal and Orissa, Mansa, the queen of serpents, is worshipped on this day.
In some places, people fast fr…

Dasavatara Stotra in Hindi in pdf - Dasavatara Lyrics in Hindi

Dasavatara Stotra is a popular prayer dedicated to the ten Avatars of Srihari Vishnu. The prayer is chanted on all days by Vaishanva devotees. It is also chanted on special occasions dedicated to the avatars of Vishnu. This particular Dasavatara Stotra prayer is in Hindi in pdf format. It contains the lyrics in Hindi.
The file is provided by Sundar Kidambi of Prapatti . com

Link – Dasavatara Stotra in Hindi

Dhanvantari Stotram in Malayalam in pdf - Dhanvantari Stotram Lyrics in Malayalam

Dhanvantari is to be the Hindu God of Medicine or Ayurveda. He is also a manifestation of Hindu God Vishnu. Below is the Dhanvantari Stotram lyrics in Malayalam in pdf. Chanting the prayer is considered highly meritorious. It is chanted especially during the morning hours.
LinkDhanvantari Stotram in Malayalam

The file is provided by Sundar Kidambi of Prapatti . com

If one thing is obvious to me it is this that desires bring all misery – Swami Vivekananda

I do not see that what you call progress in the world is other than the multiplication of desires. If one thing is obvious to me it is this that desires bring all misery; it is the state of the beggar, who is always begging for something, and unable to see anything without the wish to possess it, is always longing, longing for more. If the power to satisfy our desire is increasing in arithmetical progression, the power of desire is increased in geometrical progression.
The bee came to sip the honey, but its feet stuck to the honey pot and it could not get away. Again and again, we are finding ourselves in that state. That is the whole secret of existence. Why are we here? We came here to sip the honey, and we find our hands and feet sticking to it. We are caught, though we came to catch. We came to enjoy; we are being enjoyed. We came to rule; we are being ruled. We came to work; we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life. We are be…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 16, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, August 16, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:29 PM on August 16. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 16, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 3:36 AM on August 16. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Aadi Pooram in Tamil Nadu
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Shravan Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar…

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