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Curse on Duryodhana That He Will Die After His Thighs Are Broken

Duryodhana died after Bhima broke his thighs at the end of the Kurukshetra battle in the Mahabharata. Duryodhana was cursed first by Draupadi and later by Sage Maitreya that his thighs will be broken.

Draupadi was dragged to the Hastinapura court and insulted by Kauravas, Shakuni and Karna after Yudhishtira lost the dice game.


In the court, Duryodhana crudely bared this thigh, exposed it to Draupadi, and invited her to sit on his lap.
Seething in anger, Draupadi, the insulted and humiliated wife of the Pandavas, cursed Duryodhana that his thighs will be broken on the battlefield and that he will die a dreadful death, with vultures and wolves howling around him.

Bhima, the second of the Pandava brothers, immediately took the oath that he would break the thighs of Duryodhana first and then kill him.

When Pandavas along with Draupadi were exiled, Sage Maitreya tried to reason with Duryodhana. He asked him to make peace with Pandavas by returning their kingdom. But Duryodhana insulted …

Malkar Siddh Dev Yatra at Umadi in Jat Taluka of Maharashtra

Umadi Malkar Siddh Dev Yatra is organized in Chaitra month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Malkarsiddh Dev Temple at Umadi in Jat Taluka of Sangli district, Maharashtra. Umadi Malkar Siddh Dev Yatra 2017 date is April 1.

Malkar Siddh Dev Temple is dedicated to gram devata. The deity is also the kuldaivata of many families.

Rituals associated with village deity are performed during the yatra.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held during the period.
Malkar Siddh Dev Yatra at Umadi is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Biroba Yatra at Goradwadi in Malshiras Taluka of Solapur district in Maharashtra

Goradwadi Biroba Yatra is organized in Chaitra month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Biroba Temple at Goradwadi in Malshiras Taluka of Solapur district. Goradwadi Biroba Yatra 2017 date is April 1.

Biroba Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. He is the Kuldaivat of Dhanagars in Maharashtra. Rituals associated with Lord Shiva are performed during the yatra.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held during the period.
Biroba Yatra at Goradwadi is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Navalai Devi Yatra at Lhasurne at Koregaon Taluka of Satara District in Maharashtra

Lhasurne Navalai Devi Yatra is annually held in Chaitra month. This is the most important annual fair and festival at the Navalai Devi Temple at Lhasurne at Koregaon Taluka of Satara District in Maharashtra. Lhasurne Navalai Devi Yatra 2017 date is April 1.

Navalai Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Rituals associated with Shakti worship are performed on the day.

The temple is beautifully decorated during the period traditionally with flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The day is of importance to the villagers. People from nearby towns and villages arrive to participate in this annual fair and festival. Important rituals are held during the period.
Lhasurne Navalai Devi Yatra is annually held on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Keshavgiri Maharaj Punyatithi at Ekhatpur in Purandar Taluka of Pune District

Keshavgiri Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Chaitra month. It is the death anniversary of Keshav Giri Maharaj. The day is of great importance at Ekhatpur in Purandar Taluka of Pune district, Maharashtra. He spread the teachings of Bhakti as per tradition followed in Maharashtra. Keshavgiri Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is April 1.

Hundreds of followers of the saint assemble to pay tributes to the pious soul. Charity work and satsang are held on the day. Samadhi of the saint is located in Sangli.
Keshavgiri Maharaj is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Jagadamba Yatra at Gondegaon in Shrirampur Taluka of Ahmadnagar district in Maharashtra

Jagadamba Yatra is organized in Chaitra month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Jagadamba temple at Gondegaon in Shrirampur Taluka of Ahmadnagar district in Maharashtra. Gondegaon  Jagadamba Yatra 2017 date is April 1.

Mother Goddess Jagadamba is a manifestation of Goddess Shakti and is a Gram Devata.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held during the period.

Various rituals are performed during the period especially those associated with Shakti worship. Hundreds of people participate in the various fair and festival organized on the occasion.
Jagadamba Yatra at Gondegaon is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Mauli Devi Yatra at Bendri in Tasgaon Taluka of Sangli District, Maharashtra

Bendri Mauli Devi Yatra is organized in Chaitra month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Jyotirlingdevi Temple in Bendri in Tasgaon Taluka of Sangli District, Maharashtra. Bendri Mauli Devi Yatra 2017 date is April 1.

Mauli Devi Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti.  Mauli Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Shakti, is worshipped mainly in Maharashtra as a Gram Devata.

Rituals associated with Goddess Durga are performed during the yatra.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held during the period.
Mauli Devi Yatra at Bendri is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Rohideshwar Yatra at Rayari (Raireshwar) in Bhor Taluka of Pune District, Maharashtra

Rohideshwar Yatra is organized in Chaitra month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Rohideshwar Temple in Rohida fort at Rayari or Rarieshwar in Bhor Taluka of Pune district, Maharashtra. Rohideshwar Yatra 2017 date is April 1.
Rohideshwar Temple is dedicated to Shiva.
Rituals associated with Lord Shiva are performed during the yatra.
The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held during the period.
Rohideshwar Yatra at Rayari is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Jyotirling Devi Yatra at Garawade in Patan Taluka of Satara District, Maharashtra

Garawade Jyotirling Devi Yatra is organized in Chaitra month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Jyotirlingdevi Temple in Garawade in Patan Taluka of Satara district, Maharashtra. Garawade Jyotirling Devi Yatra 2017 date is April 1.

Jyotirling Devi Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti.  Jyotirling Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Shakti, is worshipped mainly in Maharashtra as a Gram Devata.

Rituals associated with Goddess Durga are performed during the yatra.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held during the period.
Jyotirling Devi Yatra at Garawade is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Vitthal Dev Yatra at Chirkude in Walwa Taluka of Sangli District

Vitthal Dev Yatra is organized in Chaitra month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Vitthal Dev temple at Chirkude in Walwa Taluka of Sangli District, Maharashtra. Vitthal Dev Yatra 2017 date is April 1.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held during the period.

Various rituals are performed during the period. Hundreds of people participate in the various fair and festival organized on the occasion.
Vitthal Dev Yatra at Chirkude is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Jyotirling Sashti

Jyotirling Sashti is observed in Chaitra month. Nothing much is known about this auspicious day mainly marked in certain calendars in Western parts of India. Jyotirling Sashti 2017 date is April 2.
It is observed on the Chaitra Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Western parts of India especially in Maharashtra.

Thenthiruperai Kailasanathar Temple – Seventh Nava Kailasam Temple at Thenthiruperai in Tirunelveli District

Thenthiruperai Kailasanathar Temple is one of the Nava Kailasam Temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located at Thenthiruperai in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. This temple is associated with Budha (Mercury), among the Navgrahas. The shrine is around 30 km from Tirunelveli Town.

This is the seventh among the nine Nava Kailasam temples and is also known as Ponnammai Sametha Kailasanathar Temple.


Shiva is worshipped here as Kailasanathar. Mother Goddess Shakti is worshipped as Alakiya Ponnammai. Nandi murti is found facing the main Shivling.

The subsidiary deities worshipped here include Navgrahas, Bhairava, Ganesha, Muruga with his consort Valli.

Vilwa is the tree associated with the temple.

Most important festival observed here is the Shivratri.

Coconut With Horn in the Temple


There is a coconut with horn in the temple. It is said that once a British Army officer wanted to have a tender coconut. But nearby there was only one coconut grove and all the tender coconut in it w…

Vishnu Sahasranamam in Bengali in pdf format

Vishnu Sahasranamam is one of the most popular prayers dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. Vishnu Sahasranama consists of the 1000 names of Srihari Vishnu. This is a pdf version of the Vishnu Sahasranamam in Bengali. This free version of Vishnu Sahasranamam in Kannada text is provided by website Prapatti.

You can download Vishnu Sahsranamam in Bengali here.
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Vishnu Suktam in Hindi in pdf format

Vishnu Suktam is dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. It is chanted for attaining success, peace and prosperity. You can download the prayer in Hindi text in pdf in the link given below.

The prayer should be chanted during morning or evening hours.

It is also chanted on auspicious days dedicated to Vishnu especially on Ekadasi.

The file is created by prapatti.com.
Link – Vishnu Suktam in Hindi in pdf

Vishnu Suktam in Telugu in pdf format

Vishnu Suktam is dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. It is chanted for attaining success, peace and prosperity. You can download the prayer in Telugu text in pdf in the link given below.

The prayer should be chanted during morning or evening hours.

It is also chanted on auspicious days dedicated to Vishnu especially on Ekadasi.
Link – Vishnu Suktam in Telugu in pdf

What is Endra Yoga in Hindu Astrology? – Indra Yog Meaning

Endra Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Endra, or Indra, is a bad yog. The lord of this Yoga is Pitr – dead ancestors.

Endra Yoga is the 26th among the 27 yogas.

This yoga is avoided for new beginnings.

It is ideal to make offerings and perform ritual associated with ancestors.
It is also an auspicious period to perform various charity related activities. Food donation during the period is highly meritorious.

What is Brahma Yoga in Hindu Astrology? – Brahma Yog Meaning

Brahma Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Brahma is a very good yog. The lord of this Yoga is Ashwini Kumaras – the twin deities who are the physician of gods.

Brahma is the 25th among the 27 yogas.

The yoga is good for all auspicious events. It is good period for hospital visits and for starting new treatment.

Activities done during the Brahma Yoga period will usher in progress, peace and prosperity.
It is also an auspicious period to perform various charity related activities.

What is Shukla Yoga in Hindu Astrology? – Shukla Yog Meaning

Shukla Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Shukla is a very good yog. The lord of this Yoga is Goddess Parvati.

Shukla is the 24th among the 27 yogas.

The yoga is good for all auspicious events. It is good period for performing various pujas and rituals Activities done during the Shukla Yoga period will usher in progress, peace and prosperity.
It is also an auspicious period to perform various charity related activities.

What is Shubh Yoga in Hindu Astrology? – Shubha Yog Meaning

Shubh Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Shubha is a very good yog. The lord of this Yoga is Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Shubh is the 23rd among the 27 yogas.

The yoga is good for all auspicious events. Especially, for all forms of investments.

Activities done during the Sadhya Yoga period will usher in progress, peace and prosperity.
It is also an auspicious period to perform various charity related activities.

What is Sadhya Yoga in Hindu Astrology? – Sadhya Yog Meaning

Sadhya Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Sadhya is a very good yog. The lord of this Yoga is Goddess Savitri

Sadhya is the 22nd among the 27 yogas.

The yoga is good for all auspicious events.

Activities done during the Sadhya Yoga period will usher in progress, peace and prosperity.
It is also an auspicious period to perform various charity related activities.

What is Siddha Yoga in Hindu Astrology? – Siddh Yog Meaning

Siddha Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Siddha, or Siddh, is a very good yog. The lord of this Yoga is Kartikeya – Lord Kartik or Muruga.

Siddha is the 21st among the 27 yogas.

The yoga is good for all auspicious events.

Activities done during the Siddha Yoga period will usher in progress, peace and prosperity.
It is also an auspicious period to perform various charity related activities.

Few Maxims of Kabir

Pandit, do some research and let me know how to destroy transiency.

Do not oppress the poor and weak Think not they are helpless Remember, the breath of the lifeless blower Can burn steel to ashes.

Who pricks you with nail You prick him with flower You will get back flower for flower He a trident for nail, be sure.

Why should Kabir be afraid For, God is above all On elephant’s back is anyone afraid If dogs howl from below.

A mere quarrel if retorted Grows to fighting and death Says Kabir you don’t retort The quarrel will end at that.
- Sant Kabir

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Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 26, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, February 26, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:02 AM on February 26. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 26, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 1:43 PM on February 26. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 3:21 PM on February 26. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, V…