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Shiva Reminds Hanuman the Power of Chanting Lord Ram’s Name

There is an interesting story of Lord Shiva reminding Hanuman the power of chanting Rama Nama or Lord Ram’s name. Hanuman was roaming around the world with the horse that was part of the Ashwametha Yagna being conducted by Lord Ram. Anyone who does not accept the royal authority of Lord Ram can stop the horse and challenge Ram’s army.A fierce and valiant king named Veeramani stopped the horse and challenged the army of Lord Ram. Veeramani was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. This Shiva Bhakta defeated all the warriors in the army of Lord Ram except Hanuman.Hanuman easily defeated the army of Veeramani.Veeramani then sought the help of Lord Shiva and He came to rescue of his devotee. But soon Shiva realized that he cannot defeat Hanuman as Hanuman was always chanting the name of Lord Ram.Shiva then made Veeramani understand the glory of Lord Ram and asked him to accept his royal authority.Then turning to Hanuman, Shiva asked what he wanted as boon for being such a loyal devotee of Lord…

Book: Before He was God, Ramayana, Reconsidered, Recreated

The book titled ‘Before He was God, Ramayana, Reconsidered, Recreated’ by Ram Varma attempts to recreate the historical Hindu God Ram. The book aims to avoid all the exaggerations and tries to unravel the Rama, the king and the warrior through a faithful account of Rama's life, his trials, tribulations and triumph.About the Book in the words of the authorThe story recited by the well meaning pundits of Puranic times was a senseless exaggeration. It was vital to restore the attention of the viewers or the readers, but this beautiful story did not need any artificial support. Its beauty remains undiminished even in a realistic portraiture of events. Ram Varma captures those vignettes and there is an aroma in his rendering which gives the pleasant smell of an odor of Vedic times.BEFORE HE WAS GOD RAMAYANA: Reconsidered Recreated
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Bohag Bihu 2011 Date – New Year in Assam

Bohag Bihu is the Hindu New Year in Assam. It is observed for three days and is also known as Rongali Bihu. Bohag Bihu 2011 date is April 15. The festival begins on the last day of the Assamese month ‘Chot’ and this day is known as ‘goru bihu’ (the festival of cow). The next day the first day of Bohag month is known as ‘manuh bihu’ (the festival for the people), the Assamese New Year. The third day of Bihu is known as ‘gosain bihu (God’s bihu). One gets to see a rejuvenated Mother Nature during Bohag Bihu. Mother Nature throws off her old garbs and comes out afresh in magnificent hue and glory. This lifts up the spirit of people and rekindles hope and positive energy. Trees, flowers, birds, butterflies and animals join in welcoming the new season. Bohag Bihu is a festival with its roots entrenched in Mother Nature and thus in agriculture. You can read more about Bohag Bihu in this earlier article.

Thoughts and Quotes of Mata Sita

A superior being does not render evil for evil - this is a maxim one should observe.The ornament of a virtuous person is their conduct.One should never harm the wicked or the good or even criminals meriting death.A noble soul will ever exercise compassion even towards those who enjoy injuring others or those of cruel deeds when they are actually committing them; who is without fault?Mata Sita in Ramayana