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Hanuman Sits on a Seat Created by His Tail in Ravana’s Court, Story

One of the famous incidents in Ramayana is Hanuman creating a seat using his tail and sitting in Ravana’s court when he is denied a seat by Ravana. Hanuman reaches in Lanka in search of Sita and finds her in the Ashokavana garden. Hanuman gives the message from Sri Ram and decides to test the strength of Ravana. He wrecks havoc in the garden and kills numerous soldiers and Akshaya, the young son of Ravana.
Finally, Hanuman is ensnared by Indrajit, the eldest son of Ravana. Indrajit had to use a divine noose to capture Hanuman.
Bound by Indrajit, Hanuman is brought before Ravana who sits on a high majestic throne.
Since Hanuman is a representative of Sri Ram, he requests to be given a seat in the court and treated with dignity.
Ravana refuses him a seat and mocks Hanuman for his monkey form and Sri Ram for sending a monkey as an emissary.
Hanuman then causes his tail to expand and then coils it on the floor of the courtroom and forms a high tower and sits atop it with dignity.
Hanuman …

Purushottamakshetra Mahatmya to Be Published in English – Odia and Regional Languages in India

Jagannath Temple Administration is all set to publish Purushottamakshetra Mahatmya in English and regional languages in India. Purushottamakshetra Mahatmya is considered to be the authoritative holy text on pujas, rituals and festivals dedicated to Hindu God Jagannath. Purushottamakshetra Mahatmya is part of the Skanda Purana.
Purushottamakshetra Mahatmya is found in the Utkala Khanda section in the Skanda Purana and consists of 3,600 Shlokas.  Indian Express reports
According to Puri King Gajapati Dibyasingh Deb, it was Baba Chaitanya Charan Das who had started the book version of it and Mumbai-based Venkateswara Press had published the book which has gone out of print now. “We are working not only on how to revive the edition but also in multiple languages,” he said.  Since the religious text is in Devanagri script, the attempt is to get Odia and English versions of the work while efforts will be made to diversify into Hindi as well as Bengali too. The whole attempt, according to the…

Dwipushkar Yog February 2017 date and time

Dwipushkar Yog is a good muhurat as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Dwipushkar Yog February 2017 date and time is – Feb 7 2016. The day is ideal for buying car, signing paper for new home etc as it is believed investments made during the period doubles.

Time is from 12:51 PM to 1:13 PM on February 7.

Dwipushkar Yoga happen when there is a rare combination of lunar day (tithi), day and Nakshatra or birth star.

Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering, not in the victory itself – Mahatma Gandhi

I have nothing new to reach the world. Truth and nonviolence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on a vast a scale a I could. In doing so, I have sometimes erred and learnt by my errors. Life and its problems have thus become to me so many experiments in the practice of truth and nonviolence.

I have learnt through bitter experience the one supreme lesson: to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power which can move the world.
Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.
Related Gandhiji Thoughts on non violence

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 24, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 24, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Pratipada orthe first day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi till 12:09 PM on January 24, 2012. Afterwards it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Shravan or Thiruvonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 3:34 PM on January 24, 2012. Afterwards it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Magh month begins in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the light phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Utt…