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Mund Mala of Shiva – The Story of the Skull Garland or Necklace Worn by Shiva

In some pictures, Shiva is depicted as wearing a garland made of skulls. This necklace is referred as Mund Mala. The story of the skull garland was narrated by Shiva to Goddess Sati.

Sage Narada was eager to know about the secret of mund mala. Therefore, he incited Goddess Sati to find out the secret.

When Mata Sati kept asking about the Mund Mala, Shiva revealed the secret.



Shiva told Mata Sati that the skulls in the garland are hers. There are 107 skulls and therefore Mother Goddess had appeared 107 times.

Mata Sati then wanted to know why she has several births and Shiva has only one birth.

Shiva then told Sati that he knew the secret of immortality.

Sati then wanted to hear the secret of immortality.

Shiva started narrating it but fell asleep in between and the secret was never revealed.

Mata Sati then self-immolated at the Daksha Yajna. Thus, she became the 108th skull in the garland.

Later Mother Goddess Sati appeared as Maa Parvati. But she listened to the story of immortality…

Janakpur Dham in Nepal – Darshan of Janakpur – Mata Sita Temple – in Nepal

Janakpur Dham in Nepal is associated with Ramayana and it was the city of Raja Janak and Mata Sita. There are numerous holy places in Janakpur and thousands of Hindus arrive daily to have darshan of these religious sites. There is no dearth of Hindu temples in this ancient temple town. The most famous temple in Janakpur is the Janaki Mandir it is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram, Mata Sita, and Lakshman.


There are specially designated areas in the shrine known as Patti. Thus Ram Patti is the area where there is the temple of Bhagavan Sri Ram. In Sita Patti it is the temple of Mata Sita. There is also a Lakshman Patti.

Janakpur Dham is spread over a large area – 15 km in all four directions. On the west side, the important shrines are Galeshwar Nath Mahadev and Mandeshwar Nath Mahadev.On the north side, the important shrines are Shireshwar Nath and Parvatheshwar Nath.On the east side, Singheshwar Nath and Maheshwar Nath Mahadev.On the south side, Kalyaneshwar Nath and Vishwanath Mahadev. …

How Is Indian Culture Spiritual? – Swami Ranganathananda Answers

Writers and speakers generally say that Indian culture is spiritual. What does it mean? Does it mean that all the people of India are spiritual? India has its own share of wicked people, non-spiritual people, evil people. But if this statement has any meaning, it means this: that the direction of Indian culture is towards the high spiritual Truth hidden in every human being and that the honor the nation gives to any person depends upon the spiritual quality of that person.

You can study a culture by asking the question: What is the highest human excellence that is appreciated in that culture? In one culture it is the military power, in another culture it is the intellectual strength, in another, it may be money.

In India, all these are respected, but the highest respect goes to a person of God, one who has realized oneness with all through spiritual development. Throughout history, India has maintained this quality; the highest person in India is a person of God, a person of spiritua…

Hindu Calendar – May 24, 2018

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, May 24, 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 isShukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 8:01 PM on May 24. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:51 PM on May 25. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on May 24, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 9:43 PM on May 24. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatram till 9:17 PM on May 25.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 7:45 PM on May 24. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatram till 7:59 PM on May 25.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 4:17 AM on May 24…

Sandalwood Piece Locket – Benefits of Chandan Locket in Blue Cloth Worn around the Neck

Sandalwood, or Chandan, is widely used in Hinduism. It is an essential part of all Hindu pujas and rituals. The most visible use of Chandan is wearing its paste on forehead. In some regions, Hindus wear a mala with sandalwood piece covered in blue cloth. This is believed to help in overcoming various difficulties in life caused by Navgrahas. Benefits of Chandan Locket in Blue Cloth It keeps a person calm. It is good for professionals who have high tension or risky jobs.It is highly beneficial for those people who have issues with anger management.It is good for overcoming troubles associated with Shani, Mangal, Rahu and Ketu.All kinds of horoscope troubles will be solved by wearing it.It is beneficial to people who have nerve related disorders. It helps in keeping the nerves calm.It is good for people who suffer from constant headache and migraine. Such people should use a long blue thread to make the mala or chain. They should keep the locket constantly on the forehead especially be…

Purushottam Form of Vishnu

Purushottam is one among the numerous forms of Vishnu. In this form, Srihari Vishnu is the overlord of all beings on earth.

In the Purushottama form, Vishnu has four hands. He holds padma (lotus flower) in his upper right hand and shankh (Sudarhana Chakra) in the lower left hand. The upper left hand he holds shankh (conch) and in the lower left hand he holds mace (gada).

This is the primordial form of Vishnu. All living beings with mortal bodies are Ksarapurushas.


Beings like Goddess Lakshmi with immortal bodies are Aksharapurushas. As Lord Vishnu is superior to these two life forms, he is known as Purushottama.

Worship of this form of Srihari Vishnu frees living beings from rebirth. He blesses his true devotees with liberation and frees them from worldly sufferings.

In the Gayatri Mantra, he is the governing deity of the letter ‘dhi.’

He is also the lord of the east corner.
Important offering to this form of Vishnu are asafetida, cardamoms, mustard and camphor.

Meena Rashi June 2018 predictions – Rashifal – Meen Rashi June 2018 Good Dates as per Hindu Astrology

Meena Rashi is known as Pisces Zodiac in Hindu Astrology and this June 2018 Rashifal is based on Moon astrology. People born in Meena Rasi will see fluctuating fortune in June 2018. Hard work and well thought out plans will give new boost to your professional life. Pending issues will be solved in this month. Meena Rashi June 2018 Good Dates Good, lucky and auspicious dates in June 2018 for Meena Rashi, or Pisces Zodiac, are June 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29 and June 30.

Meena Rashi June 2018 predictions There will be rise in expenditure this month. You will taste success in your professional arena. Stress will create some problems in your life this month
Don’t be impatient at your workplace. Try to be disciplined. You will have disagreements with your colleagues. The ideal way to calm down is to listen to others before putting forward your ideas. You will need to make practical decisions. Business people will have a good month and you will be lucky in many de…