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How Sage Vyasa got the name Krishna Dwaipayan Vyasa?

The original name of Sage Vyasa, the author of Mahabharata, is Krishna Dwaipayan Vyasa. The word Vyasa means split, differentiates, or describe and he gets this name after He divided the Vedas in four: Rik, Yajus, Saman, and Atharva. But the actual name of the sage is Krishna Dwaipayan.
He was born of Satyavati, a fisher woman, and the wandering sage Parashara, who was the grandson of Sage Vasistha. Satyavati later married Shantanu.
Vyasa's complexion was dark and therefore he was referred as Krishna and the couple had the child on one the islands (dwipa) of YamunaRiver. That is how he got the name Krishna Dwaipayan. The island was covered by Badara (Indian jujube) trees, so he was also known as Badarayana.
You may also like to read The Story of the divine Birth of Veda Vyasa

Story of Origin of Apsaras

Apsaras are stunningly beautiful celestial damsels. They are the dancers and singers of heaven. The story of the origin of Apsaras is mentioned in the Puranas and they appeared during the Samudra Manthana – Churning of Ocean.

Urvashi, Rambha, Tilottama, Kratusthala, Punjikasthala, Menaka, Sahajanya, Pramlocha, Anumlocha, Chritachi, Vishvachi, and Purvachiti are among the prominent Apsaras.
Churning of the Kshira Sagara, the celestial MilkyOcean, was performed by Devas and Demons to acquire Amrita (Nectar of immortality). Devas and Asuras faced numerous difficulties and they were solved by Vishnu and Shiva.
Finally, churning proved successful and one after the other numerous things appeared. Apsaras were the seventh to appear from the churning. They then became the dancers and singers in the court of Devas.
Related Treasures that appeared during Samudra Manthana Samudra Manthan and Goddess Lakshmi Symbolism in the Churning of Ocean or Samudra Manthan 

Singapore Fire Walking Festival 2016 date – Theemidhi Ritual at Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore 2016

Fire Walking Festival 2016 date as per Singapore Hindu Endowments Board. The annual Fire Walking festival at the SriMariammanTemple in Singapore attracts thousands of Hindu devotees, especially Tamilians from Singapore, India and Malaysia. Singapore Fire Walking Festival 2016 date is October 23, Sunday. The Theemidhi Ritual is dedicated to queen Draupadi of Mahabharata who is worshipped as Draupadi Amman in Tamil Culture.

Update - Watch Fire Walking Festival live online

Devotees perform the Theemidhi ritual for their wishes and prayers fulfilled by the Mother Goddess. Thousands of devotees have had their wishes fulfilled after praying at the SriMariammanTemple.
The main ritual during the fire walking ceremony involves walking over a four meter pit of burning coal specially prepared at the MariammanTemple. The chief priest of SriMariammanTemple after special prayers and pujas walks over the burning coal and he is followed by those devotees who wish to take part in the ritual. Devotees…

Sakharpuda Muhurat 2017 – Good Dates and Time in 2017 to Conduct Sakharpuda

Sakharpuda Muhurat 2017 based on Hindu Marathi calendar and Panchang followed in Maharashtra. The ceremony is mainly held in Maharashtra. It is one of the important ceremonies before engagement.

Sakharpuda Muhurat 2017 January 2017 – January 1, 7, 19 and January 23 (till 1:00 PM)

February 2017 – February 1, 5, 16 and 19

March 2017 – March 1, March 5 (after 5:00 PM), 18 and March 24

April 2017 – April 1, 2, 7, 9, 11, 12, April 16 (after 5 PM), April 17, 19, 20, 21, 28 and April 30, 2017

May 2017 – May 4, 6, 8, May 14 (after 10:00 AM), May 16, 18, 22 and May 27.

June 2017 – June 1, 2, 3, 5 (after 10:00 AM), June 6, June 8 (till 4:00 PM), June 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 28 and June 30

July 2017 – July 1, 2, 3, 5, July 10 (after 11:00 AM), July 11, July 12 (after 2:00 PM), July 16, 20, 27, 28 and July 29.

August 2017 – August 2 (good till 3:00 PM), August 6, 9, 11, 12, 16, August 17 (good after 1:00 PM), August 18, 22, 24, 26 and August 27.

September 2017 – September 2 (after 11:00 AM), Sept…

Vastu Shanti Muhurat in 2017 date and time

Vastu Shanti Muhurat is the day and time chosen for moving into new house in Hinduism. Here is the Vastu Shanti Muhurat date and time in 2017 based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in western parts of India.

January 2017 - January 6, 7, 9, 13, 18, 19, 20, 23 and January 30 February 2017 – February 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 13, 16 and February 17 March 2017 - March 8, 9, 15 and March 18 April 2017 – April 28 May 2017 – May 1, 6, 8,17, 18, 19, 22 and May 27 June 2017 – June 3, 5, 10, 15 and June 19 July 2017 – July 28, 29 and July 31 August 2017 – August 2, 9, 12 and August 17 September 2017 – No Vastu Shanti Muhurat October 2017 – No Vastu Shanti Muhurat November 2017 – November 9, 10, 15, 25, 27 and November 29 December 2017 – December 4

Note - Please note that sometimes the whole day will not be auspicious. It is always wise to take the advice of a local astrologer as he will be able to take into account all local conditions while looking for time.

Note – Dates before January 15, dates f…

Bhumi Pujan Muhurat in 2017 - Bhumi Pujan Dates in 2017

Bhumi Pujan is performed before starting the construction of the work. Bhumi Pujan Muhurat in 2017 is given below. Please note that these dates for 2017 are based on Hindu Panchang and calendar followed in western parts of India.

Bhumi Pujan Muhurat in 2017

January 2017 – January 4, 7, and January 16, 2017 February 2017 – February 4, 11, 13 and February 22 March 2017 – March 3 and March 10 April 2017 – No Muhurat May 2017 – May 3, 5, 15 and May 31 June 2017 – June 12 and June 17 July 2017 – July 26 August 2017 – August 5, 10 and August 14 September 2017 – No Muhurat October 2017 – No Muhurat November 2017 – November 10 and November 11, 2017 December 2017 – December 8 and December 9, 2017

Bliss is always with us but unfortunately we never realize it

Obsession is a mental disorder. It causes only discomfort.
Instead of worrying over little things go out and have fun.
It is true we failed a couple of times. Now try with a happier and positive frame of mind. We will not fail.
The journey for peace and happiness is often undertaken in the wrong direction. The right direction for this journey is to the inside not outside.  
Bliss is always with us but unfortunately, we never realize it. 
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 22, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, October 22, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 6:32 PM on October 22. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 22, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date. Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 3:05 AM on October 22. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 8:27 PM on October 22. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 8:24 PM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat,…

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