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Story of the Birth of Durvasa Maharishi

Durvasa Maharishi is Brahma Gyani and a Sage mentioned in Puranas and Epics. He is notorious for his terrible anger and curses and also for instant boons. The popular belief is that Durvasa is an incarnation of Shiva. Durvasa was born to Atri Maharishi and Anasuya.
Legend has it that once Shiva and Brahma had a verbal duel. The debate soon turned ugly and turned into a full-fledged fist fight between the two. The fight then became a horrific war. Devas that witnessed the fierce angry form of Shiva fled the scene. Goddess Parvati could no longer tolerate the ugly incident and went up Shiva and told him that she is finding it impossible to live with him.
Soon anger of Shiva subsided. The anger was then diverted into the womb of Anasuya. She then gave birth to Durvasa. This is the reason why Durvasa is always angry.

The anger of Durvasa was responsible for the death of Sri Rama and Lakshman, Devas losing eternal youthfulness, cursing Shakuntala and the fight with Ambarisha.
As Durvasa …

Gowri Ganesh Puja Details in Kannada – How to do Swarna Gowri Vratam? – Puja and Procedures of Gowri Habba

If you are performing Gowri Ganesh Puja or Gouri Habba at home and are looking for puja procedure, mantras and other details in Kannada, then the Sumadhwa Seva website has uploaded a pdf document on How to do Swarna Gouri Vratam. It contains all mantras and puja procedures associated with Gowri Habba.

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Ganapati Puja Vidhanam in Kannada – How to do Ganesh Chaturthi ? – Puja and Procedures

Ganapati Puja Vidhanam in Kannada for Vinayaka Chaturthi is presented by the Sumadhwa Seva website. It contains details about performing Ganesh Chaturthi puja at home and other details in Kannada. The puja details have uploaded as a pdf document. It contains all mantras and puja procedures associated with Ganapati puja and clears most of the doubts.
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Eco-friendly Clay Ganesha Idols at Mumbai for Ganesh Chaturthi Festival 2012 – Where to Buy?

There are numerous organizations, stores and shops selling eco-friendly clay Ganesha idols at Mumbai. Here are the address and locations of a few shops. Following are the shops that sell Clay Ganesh murti prepared by E-coexist organization. They use natural paint and clay to prepare the idols.
The Bombay Store Western India House, Sir P.M.Road, Fort, Mumbai- 400 001.
Contact: (022) 4066 9999
Store timings: 10:30am to 7:30pm (Sun- 10:30am to 6:30pm)
The Bombay Store F-21, First floor, Inorbit Mall, Near Vashi Station, Vashi, Navi Mumbai- 400 705
Contact: (022) 2781 0581/ 82
Store timings: 11:00am to 9:30pm

As there is no end of craving, contentment alone is the best way to happiness – Swami Sivananda

There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore acquire contentment.
Simple living will help you to control thoughts. If you lead a simple life, you will have only very few wants and you will have to think a little only.
The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, Life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches and thoughts….And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them is far reaching.
A wise man laughs and smiles through his eyes… The smile and laughter through the eyes influence people tremendously. No energy leaks if you smile through the eyes. Swami Sivananda


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Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 30, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 30, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Pratipada and Dwitiya Tithi or first and second day of waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi till 6:42 AM on August 30, 2011. After 6:42 AM on August 30, 2011 it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day of the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 11:41 AM on August 30, 2011. Afterwards it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi till 5:17 PM. Then it is Kanya Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Pratipada and Dwitiya or first and second day of the light phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Dwitiya or second day of the light phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Pratipada and D…