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Goddess Renuka

Goddess Renuka is associated with the Goddess Yellamma worship in Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Goddess Renuka is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga and is popular in rural culture as the Mother Goddess and is worshipped as Amma, Yellamma, Duggavva, Dyaamavva and Marikamba. Her name and attributes changes from region to region.Legend has it that Renuka was the wife of Sage Jamadagni and he suspected her of infidelity and ordered Parashurama to behead her. Lord Parashurama obeyed his father and when Sage Jamadagni wanted to reward his son, Lord Parashurama asked him to bring back his mother. Thus Renuka, the mother of Lord Parashurama, was brought back to life. This story found numerous interpretations in rural culture and Renuka is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga and in this incarnation she represented the fate of many rural women who were falsely accused of infidelity or other crimes. Goddess Renuka performs the role of …

Download Panchangam 2010-2011 in English PDF format – Vikruti Nama Samvatsara Panchanga

This Panchangam for year 2010 - 2011 in English is the Soorya Siddhantha, Vikruti Samvatsara Panchanga from the famous Thanjavur Panchangam publication. Based on Tamil and Kannada Panchangam, the calendar is for March 2010 to April 2011. This particular Panchangam concentrates more on auspicious dates, Muhurtas and festivals associated with Kannada, Tamil and Telugu Culture.The Panchangam is easy to use and contains all the basic information in a simple format. There is also a special page dedicated to Panchanga Shravanam. Please note that this Panchangam does not contain any astrological predictions. You can read the Panchangam in pdf format online and download and save copy with the latest version of Adobe Acrobat.The Panchangam can be downloaded from here – English Panchangam 2010 – 2011.Please note that you will need adobe acrobat to read the English Panchangam.Related

Download the English Panchangam 2010 - 2011 published by Uttaradi Mutt

Inspirational Thoughts – Swami Vivekananda

The Background, the Reality, of everyone is that same Eternal, Ever Blessed, Ever Pure, and Ever Perfect One. It is the Atman, the Soul, in the saint and the sinner, in the happy and the miserable, in the beautiful and the ugly, in men and in animals; it is the same throughout. It is the Shining One. CW, 2: 168Teach yourselves, teach everyone his real nature, call upon the sleeping soul and see how it awakes. Power will come, glory will come, goodness will come, purity will come, and everything that is excellent will come, when this sleeping soul is roused to self-conscious activity. CW, 3: 193The infinite oneness of the Soul is the eternal sanction of all morality, that you and I are not only brothers – every literature voicing man’s struggle towards freedom has preached that for you – but that you and I are really one. This is the dictate of Indian philosophy. This oneness is the rationale of all ethics and all spirituality. CW, 3: 189Swami Vivekananda(Source: Complete Works of Swam…