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Story of the Death of Duryodhana – How Duryodhana Died in the Mahabharata?

At the end of the 18-day Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata, Duryodhana lost all his brothers and important warriors including Bhishma, Drona and Karna. Duryodhana died the death of a coward as he ran away from the battlefield. The story of the death of Duryodhana is found in the Sauptika Parva Chapter 9 of Mahabharat.

During the fag end of the Kurukshetra war, despair and fear gripped Duryodhana. He fled on foot and hid himself in a big lake called Dwaipayana.

The Pandavas soon found out the hiding place of Duryodhana and reached the spot.

The Pandavas taunted Duryodhana to come out and fight. Duryodhana replied that they can have the country for themselves, and he would retire to forest. Pandavas told Duryodhana that they did not want the kingdom as a gift from him but would fight and regain it from him.

Duryodhana agreed to come out and fight provided he was allowed to fight with a single person at a time.

Yudhisthira agreed and told him that he could fight with anyone of them of …

Punartham Nakshatram 2017 Predictions – Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2017 for Punirtham Nakshatra

In 2017, Punartham Nakshatram will have a positive year. You will be rewarded for your hard work and talent. Marriage. Punartham Nakshatra astrology predictions or phalam for 2017 is given below: February, April, July, October and November 2017 are good months. January, June and August are bad months. March, May and September are both good and bad. Punirtham Nakshatram is the seventh birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. The first three quarter (45 Nazhika) of Punirtham is in Mithuna Rashi or Mithunakurru (Gemini Zodiac) and the last quarter is in Karka Rashi or Karkidaka Kurru (Cancer Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology calendar.
Career – Some of you will be blessed with a good job this year. Your hard work and talent will help in career progress. Those who are not ready to learn new technology and accept new changes will have to quit. Competition will increase. Avoid career or job change now. It would be wise to accept what is on offer and then build…

Makayiram Nakshatram 2017 Predictions – Makayiram Birth Star or Nakshatra Phalam Astrological Predictions in 2017

In 2017, Makayiram Nakshatram will see lot of ups and downs. Financial damage. Career progress through hard work. Detail astrology predictions or phalam for Makayiram Nakshatram in 2017 are given below. January, March, July, and December are good months for this naal.  February, March, June and August 2017 are bad months. April, May, September and November 2017 will see mixed fortune. As per Panchangam, astrology and calendar followed in Hindu tradition, the first half (30 Nazhika) of Makeeyram Nakshatra is in Edavakurru or Vrishaba Rashi (Taurus Zodiac) and the second half (30 Nazhika) is in Mithuna Kurru or Mithuna Rashi (Gemini Zodiac).
Career – Trouble in career mainly due to reversal in company fortune and over ambition. Career and job change should be attempted after proper thought and research. Those looking for new job will be offered one but not to your satisfaction. You will be offered better job after seeing your results and talent. You will be able to meet deadlines. You w…

Thiruvathira Nakshatram 2017 Predictions – Thiruvathira Nakshatra Phalam or Astrological Predictions – Thiruvathira Naal in 2017

People born in Thiruvathira Nakshatram will have a fairly good year in 2017. New house or vehicle. Money will be returned. Thiruvathira Nakshatram astrological predictions based on Janmanaal for 2017 is given below. January, March, August and September 2017 are good months for this naal. April, July, November and December 2017 are both good and bad period. February, May, June and October 2017 are bad months. As per Panchang, astrology and calendar followed in Hinduism, Thiruvathira is in Mithuna Kurru or Mithun Rashi (Gemini Zodiac).

Career – You will have to do lot of hard work for little progress. Those looking for new job might not be able to get a desired one. You will be forced to take a job without liking it. Good year for career and job change. Some of you will quit job abroad and return home to start a new career. You will be harassed for no fault of yours. You will be made permanent at workplace. Fear of losing job will haunt you this year. Lack of confidence will cause caree…

Aswathy Nakshatram 2017 Predictions – Ashwathi Nakshatra Phalam or Astrological Predictions – Aswathi Naal in 2017

Aswathy Nakshatram born people will have a tough year in 2017. Sudden job loss. Health issues. Lack of success in most areas. Career will be a major area of concern for Ashwathi Nakshatra. Astrology prediction or phalam for Ashwathi Nakshatram for 2017 based on Janmanaal is given below: February and June are good months in 2017 for this Naal. January, April, August, October and December 2017 are tough periods. March, April, May, July, September and November 2017 are neither good nor bad.  Aswathy is the first birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. As per astrology and Moon Rashi, Aswathy Nakshatra is in Mesha Rashi (Aries Zodiac).

Career – Some of you might take up studies for better career prospects. Sudden job loss for some. Those working abroad might be forced to return. Those looking for a new job might face difficulties due to past activities. Tension and lack of peace due to unlawful activities at work place. Increase in workload. Additional responsibil…

Hanuman Temple in Bhopal – Sant Kamali Hanuman Mandir at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh

Sant Kamali Hanuman Mandir is an ancient Hanuman Temple at Hanuman Ganj area in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. The temple was built by Sant Kamali, who was an ardent devotee of Hanuman. Sant Kamali is said to have performed numerous miracles during his lifetime. The temple was built during the 19th century. The shrine is located near Hanuman Ganj Thana or police station.

Legend has it that Sant Kamali used to blow conch during the early morning hours as part of his prayers to Lord Hanuman below a peepal tree in the present location of the shrine. Begum Shahjahan, the then ruler of Bhopal, took offence to this. She ordered the Sant to stop blowing the conch during early morning hours. But Sant did not stop blowing the conch.

Begum Shahjahan ordered the Sant to be executed. But when soldiers reached the peepal tree they found the Sant dead.

Next day morning the conch sound was heard again. This time Begum Shahjahan asked his soldiers to behead the Sant and cut his hands and legs. When the s…

Sankashti Chaturthi October 2017 date – Sankat Nivaran Chaturthi in October 2017 - Monthly Fasting Dedicated to Ganesha

Sankashti Chaturti, or Sankashta Chaturthi Vrata, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha in a traditional Hindu month. Sankashti Chaturti October 2017 date is October 8 (Sunday). Moonrise time on October 8 is 8:33 PM. Ganesh Sankashta Chaturthi Vrata is of great importance in Marathi culture. It is known as Pillayar Sankatanashana Chaturthi in Tamil Nadu.

Sankat Chaturthi falls during the waning phase of the moon – fourth day after the full moon. Vinayaka devotees observe a fast (fasting or upvaas) on this day from sunrise and ends after sighting the moon.

The importance of Sankata Chaturti Vrata was narrated by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest among the Pandavas. The importance of it is also narrated in the in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.
Fasting on Sankata Chaturthi begins at sunrise and ends after moonrise – sighting of moon in the evening. Devotees offer special pujas and worship at Ganesha Temples.
There is a popular belief that observing Sankashta …

All of us live in a cocoon

All of us live in a cocoon. What differs is only the size of the cocoon. There are small cocoons, big cocoons, and extremely large cocoons. Mind proves its materiality by being finite. Its finitude is evidenced by the limit of one’s cocoon.

The larger the cocoon of one’s personality the closer one is to the infinite reality. However, it is only the bursting of the cocoon that would enable one to merge with the ultimate reality or Brahman. The world we perceive is a mirror image of our cocoon. Narrow understandings and limited world views are signs of a crunched cocoon.

Our beliefs weave the cocoon we live in. They determine what are material or immaterial to us. For the poor, basic needs could often become a luxury. For the rich, luxurious comforts are taken for granted. What one holds as essential to one’s existence is what one is most afraid to lose.
SourcePrabhuda Bharata editorial April 2016

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 20, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 3:43 PM on September 20. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 20, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 2:34 AM on September 20. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Bharani Nakshatra till 8:11 PM on September 20. Then onward it is Karthigai or Krittika or Kartika Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year

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