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Story of Vaishno Devi and Sri Ram

There are numerous stories associated with Mata Vaishno Devi. One of the stories is that of Vaishno Devi meeting Sri Ram as a child. The popular belief is that Mata was born to a childless couple in South India after several years of penance. The couple while praying to Mother Goddess had promised that they would fulfil all the wishes of the child.

A baby girl child was born to the childless couple and she was named Trikuta. From a very young age, Trikuta showed high spiritual inclination and was an ardent devotee of Srihari Vishnu. When she reached adulthood, she asked her parents’ permission to meditate by the sea.

During this period, Sri Ram was searching for Mata Sita and He reached the seashore where Trikuta was meditating. Vaishnavi told Sri Ram that she had already chosen Him as her husband. Sri Ram told her that He was already married and therefore could not marry.

 Sri Ram could not ignore the austerities undertaken by Trikuta and promised her that He will marry her in Kaliyuga…

Lunar Eclipse December 2011 Time in Bangalore – Mangalore – Chandra Grahan Time in Karnataka on December 10

A Total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Bangalore, Mangalore, Hassan, Belgaum, Gulbarga and other parts of Karnataka on December 10. It is from the evening of December 10, 2011 to night of December 10. The time of Chandra Grahan is from from 6:16 PM on December 10 to 9:48 PM on December 10, 2011 – as per Indian standard time. The time is same in all parts of Karnataka. Hindu Panchangs have marked this grahan on December 2011 and therefore those observing certain rituals have to follow them.
Chandra Grahan December 2011 Time in Mangalore, Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka Grahan Sparsh kaal or Eclipse begins at 6:16 PM on December 10 Total Lunar Eclipse begins at 7:36 PM on December 10 Total Lunar Eclipse ends at 8:27 PM on December 10 Grahan Moksha kaal or eclipse ends at 9:48 PM on December 10

Postal Sanskrit Course for Beginners from Chinmaya International Foundation

Chinmaya International Foundation is offering a postal Sanskrit course for beginners. The study material for the Sanskrit course will be mailed through post and is primarily meant to help those who are interested in learning the basics of Sanskrit. This is not a free course – the fees for Indian Citizens is 2000/- and for foreigners it is $200.
On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a course completion certificate.
The course comprises 40 lessons to be covered at the rate of two lessons a month. A total duration of 20 months is required for the completion of the course. However, depending on the entry-level capability and aptitude of a student, the course plan can be modified to suit specific skill sets.
You can find more details about Postal Sanskrit Course from Chinmaya International Foundation here.

Deepak Chopra Thoughts

Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy. Nature controls healing from this deeper level already, for every cell participates in the body’s inner intelligence, responding to the patient’s thoughts, emotions, desires, beliefs and self image.

Sad or depressing thoughts produce changes in brain chemistry that have a detrimental effect on the body’s physiology. Likewise, happy thoughts of all kinds, loving thoughts, thoughts of peace and tranquility, of compassion, friendliness, kindness, generosity, affection, warmth and intimacy each produce a corresponding state of physiology via the flux of neurotransmitters and hormones in the central nervous system.

We have a pharmacy inside us that is absolutely exquisite. It makes the right medicine, for the precise time, for the right target organ – with no side effects.
Deepak Chopra

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 14, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 14, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi – 14th day of waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi from 4:50 AM on June 14, 2011. Before 4:50 AM it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 3:14 AM. Afterwards it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi. Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Champak Chaturdasi in eastern parts of India. Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day of waxing phase of moon in Jaishata month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day of waxing phase of moon in Jaishata month or no moon day in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and…