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Draupadi Vastraharan Story – Panchali Cheer Haran in the Mahabharat

Draupadi Vastraharan, also referred as Panchali Cheer Haran, is an important episode in the Mahabharat. The story is found in the Sabha Parva of the Mahabharata. This episode continues to haunt people. It raises numerous questions in each generation. Every tenet of Dharma was broken in a court filled with of the great minds of age.

Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kauravas, on the advice of his uncle Shakuni hatched a number of schemes and plots against the Pandavas. He could never come to terms with the fact that the throne of his father will go to Yudhishtira the eldest of the Pandavas. His hatred, fear and insecurity grew with him. His evil acts had the silent approval of his father.

Pandavas who created a separate kingdom, Indraprastha, was invited to Hastinapur to play a gambling match. Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas, was addicted to gambling. Shakuni, uncle of Duryodhana, took advantage of this weakness in the Pandava camp.



Yudhishtira lost his entire kingdom, his broth…

Friday Pradosham Benefits – Shukra Pradosh - Mantra - Story - How to Observe

Pradosham is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is observed on the 13th day of a fortnight as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Shukra Pradosh is observed when Pradosham falls on Friday. Below is the Friday Pradosham benefits, mantra, Vrat Katha and  how to observe Shukra Pradosh.
Shukra Pradosh Mantraक्लींकाममूर्तयेनमःशिवायक्लीं Kleem Kamurtaye Namah Shivaya Kleem Friday Pradosham Benefits As per Shuka Maharishi, those performing Shukra Pradosh will be blessed with all forms of happiness. It is also good for couples. All forms of difficulties in marriage will be removed.

Performing it will help in couples to stay together for a very long period.



The benefit of Pradosham was narrated by Shiva to Sati. He told her that during Kali Yuga, Pradosham is the best way to attain Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha. The greatness of the vrat was realized by Sage Vyasa who told it to Suta Maharishi. Suta Rishi then told it to Sanakadi Rishis who shared it with the living beings for their benefit.

Religious Fear – Fear of God – Worst Kind of Fear

Fear of god and religious fear is the worst kind of fear. It stems from fear and it spreads from one generation to another. It is an epidemic. The world is being covered by the dark cloud of religious fear and the fear of God. It is converting our world into a battlefield. There is no growth, peace and prosperity due to this fear.

The God who rules by fear is created mainly by cunning and evil people who want to control and rule over people. Power, lust and money are their sole motive.

Another kind of religious fear is propagated by commoners; majority of it can be dismissed as superstition. Fear of future, attachment and desire are the reason behind such religious fear. In Santana Dharma (Hinduism) there is no God who controls his devotees through fear of punishments.



We have Krishna who is child, friend, lover, husband, father, philosopher and guide. We have Shiva who is Bholenath. We have Goddess Shakti who is the kind and benign mother. We have Ganesha the cutest God in the un…

Hindu Calendar – April 26, 2018

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, April 26, 2018 – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:12 AM on April 26. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:40 AM on April 27. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on April 26, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 2:24 PM on April 26. Then onward it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthram Nakshatram till 1:42 PM on April 27.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatram till 2:26 PM on April 26. Then onward it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthram Nakshatra till 2:01 PM on April 27.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha…

Mohini Ekadashi - Importance of Mohini Ekadasi - Mantra - Benefits - How to Observe

Mohini Ekadashi occurs during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the month of April/May. In 2018, the date of Mohini Ekadasi is April 26. Ekadasi fasting, which falls on the 11th day of a lunar fortnight, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is believed that one will be able to overcome sadness and remorse by observing Mohini Ekadasi. Below is a brief description on how to observed Mohini Ekadasi, benefits and the mantra to be chanted on the day.

Mohini Ekadashi falls in the month of Vaishakha in calendars followed in North India and other regions. It falls during Chithirai Month in Tamil Calendar.

Mohini form of Vishnu is worshipped on the day.
Mohini Ekadasi Mantra Om Mohiniroopdarine Namah
ॐ मोहिनीरूपधारिणे नमः


The importance of Mohini Ekadashi is mentioned in the Surya Purana. The greatness of it was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna.
Bhagavan Sri Ram Performed Mohini Ekadasi Sage Vasishta talks about this Ekadasi to Lord Ram who approaches the Sage with a heavy heart a…

Dancing Form of Ganesha in Home as per Hinduism and Vastu

Dancing form of Ganesha is considered an auspicious item in Hinduism. Keeping it at home is good as per Vastu. Dancing Ganesh (Nirtya Ganpati) ushers in good luck and peace.

Keeping the dancing form of Ganesha at home helps in overcoming financial troubles. It is an ideal choice for solving debt related issues.

It also helps in achieving success in stock market, lottery and games.

His dancing energy at home or shop helps in keeping out negative forces.

Keeping nirtya Ganptai murti at home is considered helpful in finding solution to property related problems. It is also good for recovering lost money.

Keeping dancing Ganesh made of silver or gold helps in getting the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. It also attracts positive energy.


Keeping pure clay form of Ganesh is a good and effective solution to all Vastu related problems in the home.
Ganesha is the one who can remove all troubles in life. Any form of his is auspicious. The dancing form is especially associated with Dhan Lakshmi.

Jyotir Dhyana – Meditation on Light

Jyotir Dhyana in Hinduism is the meditation on the inward light by a spiritual aspirant. It is advocated by Sage Patanjali in his Yogasutra and is a means of concentration.

According to Sage Patanjali, concentration and meditation are the means to understand and realize the ultimate reality – the universe is the result of reflection and expression of this reality.

Jyotir Dhyana is one among the numerous methods of concentration mentioned in the Yogasutra. The verse in Yogasutra that explains Jyotir Dhyana is: Vishoka va Jyotismati – concentration on the inner light leads to a state which is beyond sorrow. More than a verse it is an aphorism in the Yogasutra text.


What is Jyotir Dhyana in Yoga and Meditation When sitting in meditation, while breathing in an aspirant should think of the heart as a lotus with petals touching the Sushumna (navel).

While breathing out, the aspirant should imagine that the lotus with the petals is turned upward and that inside that lotus is a radiant light…

To realize one’s true nature is to attain liberation – Swami Turiyananda

To realize one’s true nature is to attain liberation. Certainly this realization also comes to the devotees of the personal aspect of God whenever they wish to erase their sense of individuality. However, although they realize their union with the Chosen Ideal, they usually prefer to keep a sense of separation and live as servants of the Lord in order to taste his bliss. God reveals himself to his devotees both as personal and impersonal. Look at our Master (Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa). He attained everything by worshipping God as personal. He used to say, ‘He who has perfected himself by worshipping the Lord in one aspect knows all his aspects.’

You must struggle to meditate and to become deeply absorbed in Him. Try to develop intense devotion to God throughout your life.


You have to admit this truth: As long as you have physical consciousness, the Lord is the master and you are his servant. When you think of yourself as an individual soul, you are a part of Him. And when you real…

Hindu Calendar – April 25, 2018

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 11:04 AM on April 25. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 9:12 AM on April 26. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on April 25, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 3:28 PM on April 25. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatram till 2:24 PM on April 26.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Magha or Makam Nakshatram till 3:06 PM on April 25. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 2:26 PM on April 26.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 8:14 PM on Apri…

Hindu Vastu Tips to Help Women Progress in Career - 10 Tips

In today’s highly completive world, professionals are always on the lookout for the extra bit of luck to achieve career progress. Here are 10 Hindu vastu tips to help women progress in career. Do not sit cross-legged in office and while doing anything related to professional work. As per Vastu sitting cross leg is bad and attracts negative energy.Always make sure that the table in which you are working is above the level of your stomach.The working table should be square or rectangle. Never work on an oval-shaped table.If you are working from home never make your bedroom your office. It is considered bad as per vastu. Keep small crystal on your working table to improve luck and efficiency. This will help in improving positive energy. Ganesha, om symbol, fish etc are also considered auspicious.Keep painting or photo of flowers or water in the northeast corner of your work area. This will help in achieving success.Keep your working table in the northeast corner, as this will help in impr…