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Lunar Eclipse Mythology in Hindu Religion – The story of Chandra Grahan in Hinduism

Chandra Grahan or Lunar eclipse in Hinduism is also known as Kethugrasta Chandragrahana. Kethu is one among the nine grahas or planets in astrology. There is an interesting story in Hindu religion that talks about how Chandra Grahan takes place. This mythology is related to the Samudra Mathana or the Churning of the ocean.At the end of the Samudra Mathana, when the Amrita, or elixir of life, was retrieved devas (demi gods) and Asuras (demons) fought for it. Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Mohini, a beautiful damsel, and promised to equally share the Amrut with Devas and Asuras.The Devas and Asuras sat in two different rows. Mohini started serving the Amruta to Devas first. An Asura who thought that there was something fishy in the whole episode took the appearance of a Deva and sat near Chandra (moon) and Sun (Surya). At the point when Mohini served the Asura the Amrut, Chandra and Surya found out that the one sitting near them was not a Deva and shouted that he was an Asura in th…

Chitra Nakshatra 2012 time and dates – Chittirai Nakshatram in 2012

Chitra Nakshatram, also known as Chithira or Chittirai in South India, is the 14th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Chitra Nakshatra time and dates in 2012. The astrological prediction of the birth star Chitra as per Moon Sign is that of Kanya Raasi (Virgo Zodiac) and Thula Rashi (Libra Zodiac). The first half of Chitra Kanya Rashi and the next half is on Tula Rasi. Budha or Mercury is the Lord of the Kanya Raasi and Venus or Shukra the Lord of Tula. The color of Chitra is black.

Swami Vivekananda on Overcoming Bad Habits

The only remedy for bad habits is counter habits; all the bad habits that have left their impressions are to be controlled by good habits. Go on doing good, thinking holy thoughts continuously; that is the only way to suppress base impressions. Never say any man is hopeless, because he only represents a character, a bundle of habits, which can be checked by new and better ones. Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.Swami Vivekananda