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Kardama Muni – Story Of Creation – Devahuti and Kardama Rishi Story

Story Of Devahuti and Kardama Rishi is found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. Kardama Muni was a Prajapati and directly born from the body of Brahma. The creation of living beings on earth was from nine daughters that were born to Devahuti and Kardama Rishi.
Birth of Prajapati Kardama Muni From Brahma All the great beings who were responsible for creation of living beings are called Prajapati in Hinduism. They are all the sons of Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma is also called as Prajapati like his sons. Though Brahma worked hard to create the living entities as per the order of the Supreme Truth, the outcome was not substantial. He then with all severe austerity, penance, worship, trance and bhakti yoga created Maharishis who came to be known as Prajapatis. Later, he gave parts of his body to those great saintly persons. Kardama muni was one such son.
Since he played an important role in creating living entities in the creation, he was celebrated as Prajapati. Tapas By Kardama Muni In Satya Y…

Trilochan Ashtami 2019 date - When is Trilochan Ashtami?

Trilochan Ashtami is observed in the Jyeshta month. It is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Trilochan Ashtami 2019 date is May 27. Trilochan is one among the numerous names of Shiva. A vrat is observed on the day which falls during Jyeshtha Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eighth day during the waning phase of moon.

Trilochan means three-eyed and refers to the three eyes of Shiva. Special pujas are offered at Trilochan Mahadev Temples on the day.

It is also believed that spending the night without sleeping on the day in a TrilochanMahadevTemple will help in attaining Moksha.

Some Hindu communities observe a fast on the day from sunrise to sunset.

The third eye of Shiva is symbolically associated with purification through Agni.
Benefits of Observing Trilochan Ashtami  Helps in with spiritual fulfillment.
Moksha or liberation.
Desire fulfillment related to spirituality.
Performed to gain wisdom and knowledge.

Ved Vyas Temple at Rourkela - Ganesha Wrote Mahabharata In This Place

Ved Vyas Temple at Rourkela in Odisha is an ancient temple dedicated to Shiva. The popular belief is that Ved Vyas wrote Mahabharata in a cave located here.

Ved Vyas Temple is located on the bank of confluence of three rivers Brahmani, Koel and Sankha. Koel and Sankha merge to form Brahmani River here. A holy dip performed at the confluence helps in redemption of sins.

It is believed that the original cave is no longer accessible as it is hidden underground. It is also believed that there used to be an underground path from the cave to the river used by Sage Vyasa it is also hidden now.

There are numerous small temples dedicated to gods and goddess from the Hindu pantheon in the vicinity of the cave. There is also a Sankritan Mandapa in the vicinity.

Marriages, thread ceremony, naming ceremony and numerous other rituals are performed here.

As the spot is the confluence of three rivers plus the belief that River Saraswati flows underground, it is chosen by many in the area for cremati…

Guru Dosh Nivaran – Mantra – How To Overcome Troubles Related to Guru Navagraha In Horoscope?

Life is measured in terms of success and wealth in our society. When things do not happen as per our desire, we turn to horoscope and astrology. Guru or Brihaspati Navagraha is the associated with success and luck. Bad positioning of the planet Guru in horoscope will result in bad luck. Here is look at various Guru dosh nivaran options along with mantra. The best way to overcome troubles related to Guru Navagraha is through the worship of Bhagavan Vishnu especially on Thursday.
Guru Dosh Nivaran – MantraThose suffering from Guru Dosh should take bath in a bucket of water mixed with small amount of turmeric. This should be done on a Thursday. The person should then offer prayers to Ganesha in mind.The devotee should then wear yellow color dress.Sit on a yellow color seat facing east and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu. Light a lamp using pure cow ghee. The person should chant the mantra ॐनमोभगवतेवासुदेवाय" (om namo bhagavate vasudevaya)108 times.After the chanting apply sandalwood p…

30 May 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 30 May 2019 – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:45 PM on May 30. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:41 PM on May 31. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on May 30, 2019, as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Revati Nakshatra till 9:51 PM on May 30. Then onward it is Ashwini or Aswathy Nakshatra till 11:20 PM on May 31. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan) is Revathi Nakshatra till 11:04 PM on May 30. Then onward it…

Laya In Hindu Philosophy

Laya is a conceptual term of Hindu philosophy. The term ‘laya’ ordinarily means to dissolve something at its source. It does not mean destruction or annihilation, yet the substance is to be traced in a reverse way. It should be traced backward, like following the course of the fruit to go back to the seed (vyutkramena), that is, in the inverted order. The term is derived from the verb ‘li’ with many of its connotations denoting ‘to meet’, ‘to dissolve’ but when seen with reference to laya it means the act of dissolution or absorption.
In philosophical doctrines like Samkhya Patanjala and other allied spiritual doctrines of Tantra and Agama, the term laya has been taken to mean partiprasava, absorption in its cause (sva karane layah).
Vachaspati Mishra in his commentary on Yogasutra Bhasya (IV.34) expresses his view with perfect depth of insight thus: these gunas which are characterized by effect and cause go to rest in asmita, the state of ego-consciousness and the state of asmita in…

How To Stop Overreacting? - In Everything - At Work - Relationship

Swami Sivananda talks about on how to stop overreacting in everything including at work and relationship. This is a good guide to those who overreact even in small stuff.

Most of the difficulties in our daily lives come from being unable to hold our minds in proper check. For instance, if a man does evil to us, instantly we want to react evil, to revenge, to pay him in the same coin, to extract tooth for tooth, tit for tat policy – to return anger for anger. Every reaction of evil shows that we are not able to hold the Chitta down (control the mind). It comes out in waves towards the object and we lose our power.

Only a word is uttered and we do not wait to consider its meaning, but jump to a conclusion immediately. It is a sign of weakness. The weaker the man is, the less he has the power of restraint. Measure yourself always with the standard of restraint.

When you are going to be angry or miserable on hearing some news, reason it out, for yourself and see how it has thrown your min…

Flowers Offered To Lord Muruga

Each god in Hindu pantheon has a favorite flower and leaves. Lord Muruga, also known as Skanda or Subrahmanya, is usually offered white or red oleander (Arali) flowers.

Other favorite flowers of Muruga includes rose and Champa flowers (Shenbagam).

Oleander is known as Arali in Tamil; Kaner in Hindi and Raktakarabi in Bengali.
Please note that oleander flower and plant is considered poisonous and is believed to contain toxic compounds.
Golden champa or yellow champa locally known as chambugam or chempaka is another favorite flower of Lord Muruga.

Another important offering to Muruga is lemon. People make garlands out of lemon and offer it to Muruga.

Story - Sage Agastya Presenting Divine Weapons To Sri Ram In Ramayana

The divine weapons that were used by Bhagwan Sri Ram in the Ramayana were presented by Sage Agastya to Him. Sri Ram met Sage Agastya in the Dandaka forest and the meeting is mentioned in the Aranya Kanda of the Ramayana.

Divine Bow Agastya gifted Sri Ram Vishnu’s Bow – the divine bow inlaid with gold and encrusted with gems was designed by Vishvakarma. The bow was also known as Brahmadatta as it was once given to Vishnu by Brahma.
Quivers Two quivers which are inexhaustible was the next divine gift. They were given to Sage Agastya by Indra. The arrows in the quivers will never run out in a war.
Sword Sage Agastya then gifted Sri Ram a divine sword with a silver scabbard. Vishnu used to fight asuras using this sword.
Armor An armor that cannot be pierced by weapon was also given to Sri Ram. This was gifted to Sage Agastya by Indra.

Chariot Sage Agastya also said that when Sri Ram needs a chariot, Matali, the charioteer of Indra, will bring the chariot of Indra and He will be able to use i…

Story Of The Birth Of Narakasura

The story of the birth of Narakasura is associated with the exploits of Hiranyaksha, the demon who pulled Mother earth into the Patala or Netherworld and Vishnu appeared as Varaha Avatar or the boar incarnation to retrieve Mother Earth.

Narakasura was a demon who overpowered the Devas and captured the three worlds. He had defeated Indra, stolen Aditi’s earrings and imprisoned 16,000 women. Narakasura became very powerful as a result of his accidental birth and subsequent boons from Vishnu.

Legend has it that  Hiranyaksha  took the form of a wild pig to pull Bhu Devi (Mother Earth) to Patala. During this act the horns of  Hiranyaksha came into contact with Bhu Devi. From this spark appeared the demon Narakasura.
Bhu Devi took the child to Vishnu and asked him to protect him. Vishnu blessed the child with Narayanastra and also gave him the boon that he will not be killed when the Narayanastra is with him.
Later Narakasura did intense penance and propitiated Brahma and gained the boon t…