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Vasavi Jayanthi 2018 – Story of Goddess Vasavi

Vasavi Jayanthi is the day when Goddess Vasavi appeared on earth. It is her birth anniversary Vasavi, a manifestation of Mother Goddess Adiparashakti, worshiped by the Vysyas. Vasavi Jayanthi 2018 date is April 25. It is observed on the Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Dasami day, or the tenth day during the waxing phase of the moon, in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Story of Goddess Vasavi King Kusuma Shreshti of Vysyas and his wife Kusumamba were childless. On the advice of their Kulaguru, they performed a yajna with the intention of getting a child. The yajna was successful and they received a parasadam from the yajna kunda. The queen consumed it and in due course of time, she delivered twin babies – Virupaksha and Vasavamba.

From a young age, Vasavamba was interested in philosophical subjects. She had no interest in the material world.

Years later, Vishnu Vardhana, the emperor of the region, happened to see Vasavamba and he…

Why Sunday is the auspicious day to worship Karumariamman?

Karumari, or Goddess Karumariamman, is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti and she is widely worshipped in Tamil Nadu. Sunday is considered as the auspicious day to worship Karumariamman. There is a story associated with Surya, sun god, and Goddess Karumari, which explains the greatness of Sunday worship of the Goddess.

Legend has it that once Goddess Karumari took the form of a nomadic woman and visited Surya, the sun god. She told Surya that she could forecast his future. But Surya neglected her. This angered Goddess Karumari.

She left in anger and suddenly Surya lost his brightness and his glory started declining.

Surya realized his mistake and asked for forgiveness.

Surya asked Devi Karumari to observe Sunday as an auspicious day to worship her.

The Goddess pardoned Surya and he got back his brightness.
Even today, Sun’s rays fall on the feet of the murti of Goddess Karumariamman at the famous Thiruverkadu Karumariamman Temple in Tamil Nadu.

You are in essence and reality the all-pervading – Swami Sivananda

Do not have any Moha for this perishable body. Treat this body as your servant and instrument. You are entirely distinct from this physical body, which is made up of the five elements, and which is subject to decay and destruction.

You are in essence and reality the all-pervading, imperishable Atman. Just as the houes in which you live is separate from you, so also the body in which you are temporarily encased, on account of ignorance, is entirely different from you.

Identification with this body is the root cause for bondage and human meiseries and sufferings.

Do not become a slave to this body. It must obey your orders at all times and under all conditions and not you its orders.
You must be prepared to give up this body or dedicate it to a just and noble cause. Practise self denial, self abnegation and self sacrifice.
– Swami Sivananda

Hindu Calendar Today – May 4, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:13 AM on May 4. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:01 PM on May 4. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:16 PM on May 5. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 4, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good day. Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 8:29 AM on May 4. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 8:11 AM on May 5.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 4:29 AM on May 4. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram till 5:02 AM on May 5.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 8:29 AM…

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