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Story of Shiva Blessing Vishnu with Sudarshana Chakra

There are numerous stories regarding to how Hindu Vishnu came into the possession of Sudarshana Chakra in Hindu Scriptures. One of the popular stories indicates that Sudarshana Chakra was gifted by Shiva to Vishnu.

Legend has it that Vishnu one day decided to visit Lord Shiva who was residing at Kashi. Vishnu collected 1008 lotus flowers from Manasarovar to offer it on the Shivaling at Kashi by reciting the 1008 names of Shiva.
After collecting the flowers from Manasarovar in the Himalayas, Vishnu reached Kashi and was warmly welcomed by Shiva. Vishnu then began to offer the flowers one by one to the Shivling at Kashi. He chanted a name of Shiva and offered one lotus flower.
Vishnu was fully absorbed in the process and Shiva decided to test Him and removed one lotus flower that Lord Vishnu had brought and hid it.
Vishnu chanted the 1008th name of Shiva and when he looked for the 1008th lotus flower it was missing.
Immediately Vishnu realized that He is known to his devotees as Kamalak…

Virtual Tour of Kapaleeswarar Temple in Chennai, Tamil Nadu – View Pictures in 360 degrees

KapaleeswararTemple located at Mylapore in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to Shiva. A very popular temple with a desire fulfilling devotee, the temple is also noted for its architecture, sculptors and gopurams. The temple also has shrines of numerous other deities apart from Shiva as Kapaleeswarar. Dinamalar newspaper has created a virtual tour of temple. You can watch the pictures in 360 degrees. There is also a narration in English regarding the elements in the picture.
Link – You can view the virtual tour of Kapaleeswarar Templein Chennai in here.

What you call salvation happens in the time before death – Sant Kabir

All are born as human beings and everybody knows this fact. The deceivers have divided humanity into high and low.
Human birth is difficult to obtain. Just as a ripened fallen fruit does not re-attach to the branch, you will not get it again and again.
You were born in this world with everyone laughing while you cried. Don’t conduct yourself in manner that they laugh when you are gone.
Jump into experience while you are alive! Think and think while you are alive. What you call salvation happens in the time before death.
Related Love cannot be revealed by mere words – Sant Kabir

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 4, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 4, 2012 – Purnima Tithi orthe full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Purnimat tithi or the full moon day till 4:44 PM. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 11:13 AM on June 4. Then onwards it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Vat Purnima Vrat. Sant Kabir Jayanti.Chandra Grahan in the afternoon in India. Purnima
Jyeshta Purnima or full moon day in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa
Jyeshta Purnima or full moon day in Jyeshta month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
22nd day of Vaigasi Masam in Tamil Calend…