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Ganesha Teaches Kuber a Lesson by Eating all His Food and Wealth

Kubera, the treasure of Gods, once built a palace made of Gold. He was overcome with pride. Kuber once invited Shiva with the intention to show off his newly built palace made of gold. Shiva, who realized the arrogance of Kubera, offered to send his son, Ganesha, for the occasion. Ganesh used the event to teach Kuber a lesson by eating all his food and wealth.

When Ganesha reached the palace, Kubera tried to show his precious things – wall, furniture and all utensils in the palace was made of gold. But Ganesha showed no interest in them. He was only interested in the food.

Kubera boasted that he had prepared tasty dishes to serve thousands of guests.

Soon Ganesh started relishing the food served. Soon all the cooked food was finished. But his hunger could not be satisfied. Kuber was shocked.

Ganesha then started eating the raw vegetables and other raw food in the kitchen. Soon the raw food got over. Ganesha then started eating the gold plates and gold utensils in the kitchen.

Kubera …

Hindu Festivals in November 2016 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in November 2016

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in November 2016 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

November 2 –Bhai Dooj, Yam Dwitiya November 2 – Chitragupta Puja November 6 – Skanda Sashti November 6 – Sashti Fasting November 6 – Dala Chath Evening Argh November 7 – Chath Morning Argh November 7 – Jalram Jayanti November 8 – Gopashtami November 9 – Akshaya Navami – Khushmanda Navami November 11 – Akshaya Navami – Khushmanda Navami November 11 – Prabodini Ekadasi Vrat November 11 – Chatur Masa Vrat ends November 11 – Tulsi Vivah begins November 11 – Pandarpur Kartik Mela November 12 – Pradosh Vrat November 13 – Vaikunta Chaturdasi November 14 – Purnima or full moon day November 14 – Dev Diwali November 14 – Tripurari Purnima November 14 – Margashirsh month begins in North Indian calendars November 14 – Tulsi Vivah ends November 14 – Panchuka Begins in Orissa Nov…

Sidhbari Hanuman – Digambara Temple at Sidhbari in Himachal Pradesh

Sidhbari Hanuman is a 22 feet high murti of Hanuman. It is located on the vicinity of the Sandeepany Ashrama of Chinmaya Mission at Sidhbari in Himachal Pradesh. The shrine is also known as Digambara Hanuman Temple.

It is said that trees used to not grow in the region due to high velocity winds. Swami Chinmayananda then decided to erect a murti of Hanuman at Sidhbari. Swami Chinmayananda said on the occasion "We will install Pavanaputra Hanuman here in a Digambara temple. His grace will not only mellow the Wind-God and allow the trees to grow in the ashram but will also enable us to crystallize the Sankalpa of having a Rama Mandir for the Pahadi people."
Hanuman is placed on the pedestal having eight sides. There are eight verses inscribed around the pedestal, one on each side.

Today there are numerous trees in the Ashram.

Pavanputra Hanuman is seated at Sidhbari under the milky sky, open to the embrace of his father, Vayu, the Wind God. Hanumanji successfully keeps the dam…

Onam 2017 date – Thiruonam Festival in Kerala in 2017

Onam is the most popular and important festival in Kerala in India. Onam 2017 date based on Malaylam Calendar in Kerala is given below. The Thiruonam festival of Malayalis rises above all barriers of religion, caste, creed and financial status. Thiru Onam 2017 date is September 4, Monday It is believed that during the four days of Onam festival, the legendary Asura King Mahabali (Maveli) comes to visit his subjects. Malayalis prepare floral carpets, sumptuous foods and sweets to welcome Mahabali.  First Onam is on September 3.

Onam is celebrated over four days -
Onnam Onam or First Onam is on  September 3. Second Onam or the most important day of Onam is the Thiruonam and it is on  September 4Third Onam or Munnam Onam is on September 5. Fourth Onam or Naalam Onam is on September 6. The preparation for Onam begins on the Atham nakshatram day in the Malayalam Chingam month (August – September). Atham falls around 10 days before Thiruonam.
During these ten days children and women prepar…

Vaman Jayanthi 2017 date

Vaman Jayanthi is dedicated to the Vamana Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu. It is believed that Vaman (the dwarf) incarnation appeared on earth on Vaman Jayanti day. Vaman Jayanthi 2017 date is September 2 in some regions and in some it is on September 3. Annually it is observed on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month – 12th day of the waxing phase of moon.

Vamana appeared on earth to give moksha to Asura King Bali and also help Devas (Demi gods) who had lost their power to King Bali.

The legend of Vaman varies from region to region. In some regions, Bali is portrayed as an egoistic demon king and in some regions he is a kind-hearted king. What is common in all legends is that Indra and other Devas had lost their power to King Bali and takes refuge at Vishnu’s feet.

King Bali was an ardent devotee and was only happy to surrender before Vishnu and attain Moksha.

You can read more about Vaman Jayanti in this article.

One who sees the Self in all is truly fearless – Swami Tejomayananda

Fear is an integral part of life and tends to increase with age but it is only a symptom and not the disease. Vedanta has analyzed it and says: ‘Fear arises at the empirical level from our attachments, our likes and dislikes’.

We fear that we will get what we dislike and loose what we like. For example diseases and the loss of life or wealth. Fear arises, as we want to hold on to things we are attached to and what we like. But the world is ever changing and transient.

The fear of losing all what one values and of getting afflicted by disease increases with age. A person who is free from attachments is unaffected by this. Bhartrhari says dispassion alone makes one fearless.

The subtlest cause of fear is alienation and the sense of otherness. There is no fear of oneself. Fear always arises from another. One who sees the Self in all is truly fearless.
Source - You Ask He Answers By Swami Tejomayananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 13, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:16 AM on September 13. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 13, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date after 8:00 AM. Nakshatra – Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 8:09 AM on September 13. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 10:24 AM on September 13. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), …

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