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Story of Hanuman and Mount Govardhan

An interesting story in Ramayana connects the famous GovardhanMountain that Sri Krishna lifted to save the people of Gokul with Hanuman. In the Ramayana, to build the bridge to crossover to Lanka huge stones were required and the Vanara Sena brought huge mountains from different places. By the fourth day of the construction of the bridge, the mountain peaks in South India were leveled. To get more stones, Hanuman flew to the Himalayas. Here he comes across the mighty mountain Dronachala.

He decides to lift Dronachala and carry it to the southern tip for construction. But Hanuman is unable to lift the mountain. Soon Hanuman realizes that the mountain is made out of Salagrama, holy black stone with striations associated with Vishnu.

Hanuman then prays to the DronachalaMountain and tells it that He will carry it to Sri Ram who will touch it with his feet while crossing over to Lanka. Dronachala readily agrees.
While Hanuman was away in the Himalayas, members of the Vanara Sena brought s…

Carnatic Music Online on Radioweb – Listen to Classical Music – Interviews with Artists

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To be in full union with the Divine is the final aim – Sri Aurobindo

The absolute is in itself indefinable by reason, ineffable to the speech; it has to be approached through experience.

Action solves the difficulties which action creates. Inaction can only paralyse and delay.
To be in full union with the Divine is the final aim.
The nearer we get to the absolute Ananda, the greater becomes our joy in man and the universe.
The artificiality of much in  human life is the cause of its most deepseated maladies; it is not faithful to itself or sincere with Nature and therefore it stumbles and suffers. Sri Aurobindo
Related Sri Aurobindo on Highest Aim in the Bhagavad Gita

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 1, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 1, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi orthe tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or tenth day during the light phase of moon till 7:46 PM on May 1, 2012. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 12:28 PM on May 1, 2012. Then onwards it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious daysThrissur Pooram in Kerala
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Dasami or tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Dasami or tenth day during the light phase of moon in Vaishakh month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttara…