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Story of Avvaiyar and Aivel

Avvaiyar needs no introduction, as she is one of the greatest women saints in ancient Tamil world.

Aivel was poor chieftain who became immortal through his hospitality. The story of Avvaiyar and Aivel is the story of kindness and affection.

On a dark, stormy and rainy night, Avvaiyar was walking through the forest. She knocked at a house in the forest seeking shelter from the stormy weather.

The house belonged to Aivel, the chieftain of a local tribe. Aivel was not rich; he and his people did farming in a small area.

But Aivel was thrilled to see Avvaiyar. He welcomed her to his poor cottage and offered her a blanket. He immediately went around and got a bowl of goat’s milk and few cooked wild tubers.
Avvaiyar was deeply moved by the kindness and hospitality of the humble man. She later immortalized him through her poetry. The poem that she dedicated to the chieftain is called – ‘The compassion of Aivel.’

Thaipusam 2018 date – Thai Pusam Festival Dedicated to Lord Muruga in 2018

Thaipusam is an important festival dedicated to Lord Muruga or Kartikeya. It is observed in the Tamil month of Tai or Thai (Januray – February). Thaipusam 2018 date is January 31, Wednesday. It is celebrated mainly by the Hindu Tamil speaking community in India (especially in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh), Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and in many other parts of the world.

Legend has it that Lord Muruga, son of Lord Shiva, killed Tharakasuran and other demons who were creating mayhem on earth on Pusam star in the month of Thai.

Thaipusam is celebrated to commemorate this victory of good over evil.

The most important event on the day is that of devotees carrying various types of Kavadi to the Murgan temples. The most important Kavadi pilgrimage takes place at the Batu caves in Malaysia.

Lord Muruga is also known as Subrahmanya, Skanda and Kartik.

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Rudranath Temple in Uttarakhand – Rudranath Trek in Panch Kedar Yatra Dedicated to Shiva

RudranathTemple is third temple visited during the Panch Kedar Yatra in Uttarakhand. Shiva is worshipped here in the form of Nilakanth Mahadev. Rudranath Trek is one of the toughest treks in the Panch Kedar Yatra. As per Hindu tradition, the face of the bull form that Lord Shiva took to hide from Pandavas appeared here. Rudranath is a cave temple and is closed for winter from Mid-Ocotber to April. Rudranth is around 42 km from Helang.
In Skanda Purana, Shiva tells Parvati that this is one of the best pilgrimages and is an important Teerth. It is believed that offering Shradh, Tarpan and Pinda Daan to ancestors here will help them in attaining Moksha.

RudranathTemple is part of a natural cave. The temple is small hut-like structure made of stones. The temple has the naturally appeared swayambhu face of Shiva in form of a Shivling. In the compound there are nearly six small shrines of various deities.
The route to RudranathTemple: Route 1 – Chopta to Gopeshwar which is around 39 km From …

Jyeshta Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Jyeshta birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Jyeshta Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Jyeshta Nakshatra Born People is Lindley's Aporosa

Hindi name of the Jyeshta Nakshatra Tree is  Telugu name is Malayalam name is Vetti Tamil Name is Kodali, Kannada name is Salle mara In Marathi it is known as   Bengali name is  
Jyeshta Nakshatra born people should plant the  Lindley's Aporosa. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Bisaldev Mandir at Tonk in Rajasthan

Bisaldev Mandir at Tonk in Rajasthan is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The shrine is located at Bisalpur in Tonk in Rajasthan. The deity worshipped in the temple is known as Gokarnesvara or Bisaldev.


The shrine is 22.20 meter x 15.30 meter. It has a pancharatha sanctum, antarala, square mandapa and portico with sikhara.
Shiva is worshipped in the sanctum sanctorum in the form of a Shivling.
The shrine was built before 11th century AD.

Bhagavad Gita in Marathi in PDF format for Free - Download Marathi Bhagawad Geeta

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita in Marathi in PDF format for free is provided by Swami Shri Adgadanad Ji’s of Yatharth Geeta. This downloadable Marathi Bhagawad Geeta is strictly for personal use. You can only download the eighteen chapters separately and not as a single book.

The Bhagavad Gita is in PDF format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

You can download the Bhagavad Gita in Marathi from this link – Marathi Bhagawad Geeta.

If the above link is not working you can use this link in google drive to download Marathi Bhagavad Gita

Compassion begins in awareness – Quotes on Compassion by Dada J P Vaswani

Compassion begins in awareness. The first step on the path of compassion is to be aware that the One Life flows in all.

The second step of compassion is the acknowledgment that all Creation is One family.

Compassion should be expressed in action, in deeds of daily life, in little acts of kindness and love.

Selective compassion is selfish compassion.

True compassion knows no barriers of caste, creed, race or faith. It falls like the gentle rain on all humanity, all of creation.

True compassion is giving your love, giving yourself in an endless stream of sympathy that flows out to all.
Compassion is a divine attribute and takes you closer to God.
Dada J P Vaswani

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 7, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh 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 12:51 PM on Feb 7. 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 February 7, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day after 1:50 PM Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 1:13 PM on February 7. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 1:49 PM on February 7. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 2:00 AM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujar…

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