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Story of Cauvery as Wife of Sage Agastya

River Cauvery, which is known as the Ganga of the South, is associated with Sage Agastya. The popular story has it that Sage Agastya brought River Ganga from north and it became Kaveri River in South. In Karnataka, there is a story, which suggests that Cauvery was the wife of Sage Agastya. Sri Kavera Maharshi, who had no children, performed intense austerities to get a child. Brahma blessed the Saint with a girl child. The child was Lopamudra, who was a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti.

Kaveri Rishi named her Cauvery and brought her up with all affection, care and devotion at his Ashram in the Brahmagiri Hills.

One day, Sage Agastya, a manifestation of Shiva, reached the ashram of Kavera Maharshi. Here he happened to see the young Cauvery. He was impressed by her beauty and devotion.

Sage Agastya sought her hand in marriage.

Cauvery agreed to marry the saint only if he promised that he would never leave her alone for a long duration. The Sage agreed to the condition and the m…

Rukmini Devi Temple at Dwarka

Rukmini Devi Temple at Dwarka in Gujarat is dedicated to Goddess Rukmini Devi, consort of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The temple is located at Bet Dwarka and is around 2 km from the famous Dwarakadish Jagat Temple. The original temple is believed to be more than 2,500 years old. The current structure was built in the 12 century.

The main murti worshipped in the temple is that of Goddess Rukmini.

The temple is noted for its paintings, sculptures of god and goddesses in Hindu pantheon. Another highlight here is the carved human and animal figures.

Story of Rukmini Devi Temple A popular legend has it that it is due to a curse by Sage Durvasa that the Dwarakadish temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, and Rukmini Devi Temple at Dwarka are 2 km apart. Once, Krishna and Rukmini were pulling the chariot of Sage Durvasa. Rukmini Devi was tired and thirsty. To quench her thirst, Lord Krishna made a mark on earth with his thumb and Ganga River appeared from the mark to quench the thirst of Rukmini Devi.

Death is better than a vegetating ignorant life – Swami Vivekananda

Be free; hope for nothing from anyone. I am sure, if you look back upon your lives, you will find that you were always trying to get help from others, which never came. All the help that has come was from within yourselves.

The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength. Teach men of strength that is already within them.

To succeed you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink ocean”, says the persevering soul, at my will, mountains will crumble up. Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.
Death is better than a vegetating ignorant life; it is better to die on the battlefield than to live a life of defeat.
– Swami Vivekananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 2, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (Today) – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:50 AM on August 2. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 1:56 AM on August 3. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 2, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day. Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 2:43 AM on August 2. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 2:09 AM on August 2. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – AmavasyaKarkadaka Vavu Bali in Kerala. Aadi Amavasi in Tamil Na…

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