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Hanuman and Lankini

Lankini, the warrior maiden, was the guardian of Lanka, the kingdom of Ravana. Hanuman was stopped by Lankini when He attempted to enter the golden palace of Ravana. Lankini never slept and she guarded the palace day and night. As per Hindu tradition, Lankini was once the guardian of the abode of Brahma.
As she guarded the home of the creator, Brahma, she was arrogant about her powers and status. This made her hot-headed and egoistic. She treated others in the palace with contempt and finally she was cursed by Brahma for her arrogance. Brahma cursed her to guard the city of demons.
Soon Lankini realized her mistake and asked for pardon. Brahma gave her the boon that she will escape from the curse when a monkey will defeat her.
Hanuman was eager to find Mata Sita and this is when Lankini stopped him. Lankini was huge figure with red protruding huge eyes and huge weapons.
An impatient Hanuman did not want to fight Lankini and waste His time. So Hanuman grew in size. His head reached the ski…

Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology E-library with rare books on Hinduism and Astrology

Nearly 2,000 rare manuscripts and books in Ahmedabad's Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology, dating back around 1,200 years, are available in a digitized format. Ancient books on religion including Hinduism, language, culture, history, maths, astrology and astronomy are part of the E-library.
You can learn more about Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology here at the official website. Times of India reports
"We are the first institute in the country to digitize such rare books and manuscripts on a large scale,'' said Jitendra Shah, director of the institute, adding that their aim was to reach out to the maximum number of scholars and researchers across the globe. Nearly 150 foreign scholars from countries such as the US, Japan, China and Germany visit every year. The Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology is also a treasure trove of manuscripts relating to Jainism. In all, there are about 45,000 printed books along with 75,000 manuscripts, out of which 500 are i…

To practice restrain one of the ways is total surrender of oneself to God – Sage Patanjali

When the intelligence of the head and the intelligence of the heart are clean and clear, one develops to reach true renunciation.
Keeping the consciousness detached from desires helps one to practice with perseverance.
Pursue yogic discipline with faith, vigor, memory and keen intellect and power of absorption to experience the absolute consciousness.
Several ways are offered to restrain the consciousness. One is total surrender of oneself to God.
Related Sage Patanjali – Pearls of Wisdom

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 29, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Panchami Tithifrom 5:41 AM on November 29, 2011. Before 5:41 AM it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 11:37 AM on November 29, 2011. Then onwards it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rasi till 5:40 AM. Then onwards it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Vivah Panchami
Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Panchami or the fifth day of the light phase of moon in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Panchami or the fifth day of the waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madh…