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Ashwaruda Mantra – Asvaruda Mantra to overcome Mangalik Dosha or Chowa Dosham

Mangalik Dosha, or Chowa Dosham, is based on horoscope and astrological calculations and is followed by those Hindus that believe in astrology. Such Doshas are considered while checking kundali or horoscope compatibility of before marriage. There will be delay in marriage of girls and boys with Mangalik Dosha or Chowa Dosham in their horoscope. As they have to get a similar horoscope that matches with theirs. It is believed by some Hindu communities that chanting of Ashwaruda Mantra will help in early marriage. The mantra is to be chanted while performing daily prayers. You can Asvaruda Mantra as many numbers of times you want. Ashwaruda Mantra is – Om Aaim Hreem Krim Ayeyahi Parameshwari Svaha.

Book – A God For All Seasons – Lord Ganesha

The book titled ‘A God For All Seasons – Lord Ganesha’ is written by Sutikshan Prakash. As the title suggests, the book is based on Ganesh, one of the most popular deities in Hindu Pantheon. The book contains important stories about Ganesh – most of them are a simple narration of popular stories. The author also attempts to weave into the popular stories some unknown facts and local folktales. A highlight of the book is the chapter dedicated to the symbolism of Ganesha. The book is published by Pragati Publications A God For All Seasons – Lord Ganesha
By Sutikshan Prakash
Pages 132
Price Rupees 500/-

Shakumbhari Devi Navratri 2011

Shakumbhari Devi Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Shakumbhari Devi – who is the bearer of greens or the Goddess who feeds the hungry with vegetables. Shakumbhari Devi Navratri 2011 date is from January 12 to January 19. This nine day festival is observed in the Poush month (December – January) and ends on the Purnima day in the month with Shakumbhari Devi Jayanti. The day is of great significance in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and in some Goddess Shakti temples in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Legend has it that Goddess Shakumbhari Devi is an incarnation of Goddess Durga. She appeared as Shakumbhari Devi after a dry period of hundred years. She brought forth from her body fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs to suffice the hunger of the people. This legend is mentioned in Devi Mahatmya. In Karnataka, she is known as Goddess Banashankari and Banada Ashtami is a major event during Shakumbhari Devi Navratra.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Thoughts On the Creator

Nor the source nor the universe have come to tell you that they have created you. The mind, obsessed by the idea of causality, invents creation and then wonders, “Who is the creator?” The mind itself is the Creator. Even this is not true, for the created and its creator are one. The mind and the world are not separate. Understand that what you think to be the world is your own mind. All space and time are in the mind. There is only imagination. It has absorbed you so much that you just cannot grasp how far from reality you have wandered. No doubt imagination is vastly creative. Universe upon universe are built on it. Yet they are all in space and time, past and future that do not exist. It is you who are in movement and not time. Stop moving and time will cease. Past and future will merge in the eternal now.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Today in Hindu Calendar – January 5, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 5, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Pratipada – the first day of the waxing phase / light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Prathipata tithi till 15:16 hrs on January 5, 2011. Then onwards it is Dwitiya tithi. All time based on India Standard Time. Paush Shukla Paksha Pratipada or 1st day of Poush month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Paush Shukla Paksha Pratipada or 1st day of waxing phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rasi. Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam till 0350 hrs (03:50 AM). Then onwards it is Uttarashada or Uttiradam. As Purvashada is only for a short time, some calendars have marked Uttarashada Nakshatram for the day. 21st day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followe…