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Subahu in Ramayana

Subahu is a demon who obstructed the yajnas, or sacrifices, of Sages in the Ramayana. Subahu, Maricha and other demons constantly disturbed and desecrated the yajnas of sages in the forest. Bhagavan Sri Ram annihilated the demon.

In the Ramayana, King Dasharatha of Ayodhya reluctantly sends his sons Rama and Lakshmana to protect a yajna of Sage Vishwamitra. The sage had come to Ayodhya and personally requested to king to send his two sons.


On the way to the hermitage, Sri Ram annihilated demoness Tataka.
Sage Vishwamitra reached his ashrama and began the yajna at the appointed time with Rama and Lakshmana guarding the ashrama.

On the sixth day, Subahu, his brother Maricha and his friends appeared in the sky. They created terrifying noise and started pouring blood into the yajna pit. They threw meat all over the place.

Rama and Lakshmana took on the demons. Maricha could not face the brothers for long period and he fled towards the sea.

Subahu kept fighting the brothers. Bhagavan Sri …

Yamaganda in Hindu Astrology

Yamaganda is a particular time in a day considered not suitable for starting a new work. This calculation is based on Hindu Muhurtasashtra or electional astrology. A day (sunrise to sunset) is divided into 8 equal portions called ardha yama, which are 1:30 hours. These periods are either good or bad.

The time of Yamaganda depends on rise in a particular area. The general Yamaganda period is as follows:

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on Sunday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Monday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM on Wednesday 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM on Thursday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Friday 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday

Sadhu Vaswani on Sattvic Eating Ideal for Spiritual Life

Excessive eating must be avoided. It is a wrong conception that the more you eat, the stronger you grow. Over-eating is devitalizing and it disturbs the proper circulation of breathing. Over-eating is one of the surest means of breaking brahmacharya. Over-eating interferes with one-pointedness of your inner consciousness.

The quantity of food you take should fit in with requirements of your health and your power of digestion. And the food you eat should be such as has been obtained by fair and honest means, not purchased with corrupt money, nor secured by causing pain to God’s creatures. The food should be sattvic and pure.

Excessive fasting, too, must be avoided. Fasting does good both to physical and spiritual life, but only when it is regulated.
So, too, recreation, should be regulated. It should be indulged in only to the extent it is necessary to refresh you, and it should be innocent in character.
Sadhu Vaswani

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 7, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, October 7, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:02 PM on October 7. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 7, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 11:22 AM on October 7. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 2:25 PM on October 7. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 11:22 AM. Then onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vrischika Rashi ti…

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