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Narasimhi – About Goddess Narasimhi

Narasimhi is an incarnation of Mother Goddess that is associated with the Narasimha avatar of Hindu God Vishnu. She is also popularly known as Goddess Pratyangira. There are two schools of thought regarding the origin of Goddess Narasimhi.

The Vaishnava School of thought suggests that Goddess Narasimhi appeared from Goddess Lakshmi me to keep in control Narasimha whose fury was about to engulf the universe.

The ShaivaiteSchool of thought suggests that Goddess Narasimhi is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and she appeared from the wings of Sharabha – the form Shiva took to subdue the anger of Narasimha. Narasimhi has the face of a lion and she has four arms.

One of the ancient temples associated with Goddess Narasimhi is located at Aivar Padi near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. Here the deity is popularly known as Pratyangira Devi and has 18 hands.

Rig Veda chanting in DVD – Entire Rg Veda Mantras

Shri Veda Bharathi, a Public Charitable Trust in India dedicated for research in Vedas and Sanskrit, as part of its mega project of Preservation and propagation of Vedic wisdom as brought out an audio DVD containing more than 10 thousand mantras from the Rig Veda. The Rg Veda DVD is priced at Rs 500/- in India and ad US$ 50/- in other countries.
The DVD contains the traditional chanting, by an authoritative Vedic scholar, of the entire Rigveda Samhita, which is the most voluminous part of the sacred Vedic literature. It has audio files of all the 10,552 mantras, belonging to the  1028 Suktas of Sakala branch of Rigveda,  distributed under  64  chapters/ Adhyayas.
The DVD starts with a prayer highlighting the glory of Rigveda. This is followed by an introduction narrating the status of Vedic literature and the need for preservation and propagation of Vedic knowledge.
The DVD further contains chapter wise introductions, for all the 64 chapters of Rigveda, and provides encyclopedia informa…

Amarnath Photos 2011 – Amarnath Shivling Darshan

Amarnath Yatra 2011 to the famous cave shrine housing the unique holy Ice Shivling begins on June 29, 2011. Photos of the latest Amarnath ice Shivling formed during the 2010-2011 winter have been released by several news agencies. The 2011 Amarnath Yatra ends on August 13, 2011 – Shravan Purnima day.

You may also like to read Legend of Chhari Mubarak – Holy Mace of Shiva The Story of a Pair of White Pigeons at AmarnathCave and Amarnath Yatra

The secret to success is to put your heart even to your smallest acts – Swami Sivananda

There is no virtue greater than self-reliance. The possession of this important quality is an important prerequisite for all aspirants who search after Truth.

You are your own physician. You are your own savior and redeemer. Nobody can give you freedom. You will have to tread the spiritual path yourself. Rely on your own self exertion. Teachers and books can only help you to a certain extent.

Suffering infuses mercy in the heart and softens it. Suffering strengthens. Suffering produces dispassion…Therefore, suffering is a blessing in disguise.

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 29, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 29, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi – thirteenth day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi till 1:49 PM on June 29. Afterwards it is Chaturdasi Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 10:15 PM. Afterwards it is Mrigasira or Makaryiram Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishaba Rasi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat, Monthly Shivratri Fasting.

Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Trayodasi or 13th day of waning phase of moon in Jaishata month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.

Ashada Krishna Paksha Trayodasi or thirteenth day of waning phase of moon in Ashada month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

14th day of Aani Masam in Tamil Calendar foll…