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Aditya Hridaya Stotra in Sanskrit

Aditya Hridaya Stotra is a hymn dedicated to Surya (Sun God) in Valmiki Ramayana. Aditya Hridaya consists of 31 verses and is found in the 107th chapter of Yuddha Kanda of Ramayan. This is a pdf version of the text of Aditya Hridaya Stotra in Sanskrit. It was narrated to Lord Rama by Sage Agastya to energize him in the battle against Ravana.

LinkAditya Hridaya Stotra
Related Aditya Hridaya Stotra English translation with meaning

Religious quarrels are always over the husks – Swami Vivekananda

Never quarrel about religion. All quarrels and disputes concerning religion simply show that spirituality is not present. Religious quarrels are always over the husks. When purity, when spirituality goes, leaving the soul dry, quarrels begin, and not before.
Sincerity of conviction and purity of motive will surely gain the day, and even a small minority, armed with these is surely destined to prevail against all odds.
Be thankful that you are allowed to exercise your power of benevolence and mercy in the world, and thus, become pure and perfect. Be grateful to the man you help, think of him as God. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship God by helping our fellowmen?
What good is it, if we acknowledge in our prayers that God is the Father of us all, and in our daily lives, do not treat every man as our brother? Swami Vivekananda
Related Swami Vivekananda – Selfishness Is the Chief Sin

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 31, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 31, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithitill 11:37 PM on December 31, 2011. After 11:37 PM it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or eighth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Puruttathi Nakshatra till 11:37 AM on December 31. Then onwards it is Uttarabhadra or Uthirttathi.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 5:10 AM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Poush Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the light phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Pu…