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Sahadeva in the Mahabharata

Sahadeva is one of the Pandava brothers in the Mahabharat. He is the son of Queen Madri and is counted as the fifth of the Pandavas – Yudhishtira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. He was the wise man among the five Pandavas and he was the twin brother of Nakula.

The other brothers sought his views when problems arose. In the Sabha Parva of the Mahabharta, Sahadeva declared that the Pandavas must establish their rights even if by war.

When the Kurukshetra war was over, Yudhishtira appointed Sahadeva as his personal advisor.

During the incognito period of exile, lasting one year, Sahadeva took the role of the keeper of cows of Virata.

In the Great War in the Mahabharata, Shakuni was killed by Sahadeva.
After 36 years, Pandavas relinquished the kingdom and Sahadeva died on the way to the Himalayas.

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Mateshwari Jagdamba Sarswati Mamma Remembrance Day

Mateshwari Jagdamba Sarswati Mamma was the first administrative head of Brahma Kumaris. Her Punyatithi, or Remembrance Day, is annually observed on June 24. In 2018, it is the 53rd death anniversary of Mateshwari Saraswati.



She was born in 1919 in Amritsar as Radhe and after the death of her father, she moved to Sindh Hyderabad.

Once, she happened to visit the satsang of Dada Lekhraj of Om Mandali. Dada Lekhraj realized the potential in her and she saw a spiritual guide and father in him.

Soon she became an active member of the institution.
She realized that all the sensual happiness the world had to offer was without taste or merit. She resolved to devote herself to spiritual service, and her total dedication to spiritual teachings soon brought about a transformation in her consciousness as well as bearing.  In due course of time, she started giving spiritual discourses.

When Brahma Kumaris took shape, she became a mother figure in the institution, earning the title Mateshwari Sara…

Engraving of 1000 – 1001 or 1008 of Shivlings

Engraving of 1000, 1001, or 1008 Shivlings on a single stone or rock is known as Sahasralinga. Structures containing 1000, 1001, or 1008 Shivlings are very rare. It is said that even a mere sight of them is highly meritorious.


Sometimes the 1008 Shivlings are carved on a single huge Shivling.
Many a times the Shivling are carved on a big rock – In rows and columns.
There is also a place called Sahasralinga in Sirsi district of Karnataka. It is located in the middle of the river and one can see numerous Shivling carved on rocks here.

Kannada Ashada Masam 2017 – Ashada Month 2017 in Hindu Karnataka Calendar - Ashada Masa

Ashad Masam is the fourth month in a traditional Hindu Kannada calendar followed in Karnataka. Kannada Ashada Masa 2017 is from June 24 to July 23, 2017. Kumara Sashti, Shami Gowri Vrata, Bhanu Saptami, Chatur Mas Vrata and Bheemana Amavasya are some of the auspicious days in the month.

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Ashada Masam are: July 6 and July 21
Ekadasi Fasting dates in Ashada Masam are: Dev Shayani Ekadasi – July 4 Kamika Ekadasi – July 19
Sankashtahara Chathurthi Vrata dedicated to Ganesha is on July 12 – Moonrise is at 9:30 PM – Indian standard time

Kannada Ashada Month 2017 Shukla Paksh and Krishna Paksha Kannada Ashada Masa 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from June 24 to July 9, 2017. Kannada Ashad Masam 2017 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from July 10 to July 23, 2017.

Ashada Purnima in Kannada Ashada Month Ashada Purnima or Full moon day is on July 9, 2017. The Purnima Vrat is marked on July 8.
The Purnima begins at 7:31 AM on July 8 and ends at 9:36 AM on …

Happiness is a treasure – Dadi Janki

It is the duty of other people to insult and defame you. It is your responsibility to not be affected by what they say.

My wish is that as many as possible, in the human family, should receive their own inheritance of peace, love, happiness and power from God. These are the inner resources that enable us to experience a good life, free of negative thoughts towards the self or others.

Happiness is a treasure. It nourishes the soul and gives us energy and enthusiasm in life. When we look for it outside of ourselves, it will always be temporary. We have to learn to create it internally. The way to do that is to create pure feelings within, based on inner truth, love and trust.
Source - I Know How to Live, I know How to Die By Neville Hodgkinson

Hindu Calendar Today – June 22, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 1:20 PMon June 22. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:52 AMon June 23. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 22, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – No auspicious and good time on the day. Nakshatra – Kartika or Krithigai or Krittika Nakshatra till 8:56 AM on June 22. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram till 7:17 AM on June 23.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Kartika or Krithigai or Krittika Nakshatra till 10:45 AM on June 22. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram till 7:49 AM on June 23.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and sout…

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