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Goddess Kanyakumari

Goddess Kanyakumari is one of the forms of Mother Goddess Shakti in Hinduism. As Kanya Kumari, She is the virgin goddess. Both Kanya and Kumari means virgin. The popular belief is that she took the form of Kannyakumari to annihilate demon Banasura. Another legend has that she still remains in this form in the Kanyakumari Temple in Tamil Nadu in Southern tip of India due a broken marriage promise.
Demon Banasura had attained a boon that a virgin girl will only kill him. The demon believed that he could easily overpower a young virgin. After getting the boon, Banasura defeated the Devas and started numerous Adharmic activities.
Vishnu advised the Devas to pray to Goddess Shakti to find a solution. Goddess Shakti promised the Devas that She will restore Dharma by annihilating Banasura.
Goddess Shakti then appeared as a beautiful young girl on earth. Banasura who came to know about the beautiful girl decided to take her away forcibly. Goddess Kannyakumari easily overpowered the army that was…

YUVA - Youth And Vivekananda – Promoting Teachings of Swami Vivekananda

CNN IBN and IBN 7 have joined hands with Ramakrishna Mission to promote the messages of Swami Vivekananda to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. The series aim to a sense of patriotism, solidarity and enlightenment in every Indian and the world citizens as whole.  The series is telecast on Sunday at 6:30 PM on CNN IBN and at 4:30 PM on IBN 7.
You can find more details about the series here at CNN IBN.

Amrita Siddha Yoga October 2017 Date and Time

Amrita Siddha Yog is a good period in Hindu lunar month. In October 2017, Amrit Siddhi Yog date and time is October 6. It is ideal and auspicious for important ceremonies like buying, house warming, bringing car home, closing of home deal, opening of shops, booking of cars etc. This auspicious time for new beginnings and buying is mainly followed in North India.

On October 6, 2017 – Amrita Siddhi Yoga is from sunrise to 8:50 PM

Remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness but thinking of strength – Swami Vivekananda

The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength. Teach men the strength that is already within them...Never say “No,” never say, “I cannot,” for you are infinite. Even time and space are nothing compared with your nature.
Freedom is never to be reached by the weak. Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.
No knowledge comes from outside; it is all inside. What we say a man “knows” should, in strict psychological language, be what he discovers or unveils; what a man “learns” is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a min of infinite knowledge. Swami Vivekananda

You may also like to read Swami Vivekananda on Intellect which is a Burden

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 30, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Tritiya or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi till 9:56 AM on September 30, 2011. After 9:56 AM it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Note - Ashwin Shukla Paksha Chaturthi is marked in Calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, and Gujarat for the day.

Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 1:06 PM on September 30, 2011. Afterwards it is Vishakha or Visagam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Navratri Third day. (Navratri fourth day in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa)
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Tritiya or Third day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Ashwin Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or Fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Ashwin …