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Guns and Cannons in Ancient India during the Vedic and Mahabharata Period

Details about guns used in ancient India are found in Shukra Niti. About weapons used in Vedic age are found in Atharva Veda. Information regarding cannons are found in Vana Parva of Mahabharata and also in Naishadham text of Sriharsha. The name given by ancient Indians to cannon was Shatagni.

Shatagni had the capacity to kill nearly 100 soldiers of the enemies. Puranas also give information about Shatagni.
Shatagni was a large gun which used to fire iron balls fitted with spikes. Shatagni gun was mounted on a vehicle which had eight wheels. This was far more superior to the first versions of modern cannons.
Guns were known as Bhushundi in ancient India. Small guns were known as Lagu Naliyam and those with bigger holes were known as Briha Naliyam.
There are archeological evidences that bullets were made using various metals in ancient India.
Treatise dealing with various weapons used in ancient India is found in Dhanur Veda. It mentions about machine operated weapons.

Bappanadu Temple Timings – Bappanadu Durga Parameshwari Temple near Mangalore

BappanaduDurgaParameshwariTemple is located near Mulki, which is around 30 km from Mangalore in Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Opening and closing time and other daily puja timings are given in detail below. Friday is the most auspicious day at BappanaduTemple and the puja time is extended on the day.
The temple opening time is 5:30 AM
Morning puja time is from 5:30 AM to 2:00 PM.
Evening puja time is from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Friday puja time is from 5:30 AM to 10:00 PM
During Navratri and festival also the temple is open from 5:30 AM to 10:00 PM.

Pandarpur Yatra of IT Professionals – IT Dindee Waari 2012 between Alandi and Pune

Pandarpur Yatra (Waari) is the holy pilgrimage to PandarpurTemple from Dehu and Alandi. Thousands of devotees participate in this 21-day journey. IT Professionals from Pune undertake a short journey during the Pandarpur Yatra – this year the IT Dindee between Alandi and Pune will take place on Wednesday June 13, 2012 along with Sri Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palakhi.

You can get more details aboutIT Dindee and how to participatein this website.
Pandharpur Yatra is the annual pilgrimage from Dehu and Alandi to the VithobaTemple at Pandarpur in Maharashtra. VithobaTemple is also known as Vitthal-RukhminiTemple and is dedicated to Sri Krishna. This most important annual pilgrimage is a 21-day trek known as Pandharpur Ashadi Ekadasi Waari and culminates on the Ekadasi day in the Marathi month Ashada.
Jagad Guru Sri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palakhi In 2012, the Pandharpur Yatra from Dehu carrying Jagad Guru Sri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palakhi near Pune will start on June 10, 2012 and will end on Jun…

On Devotion – Bhagavan Sri Ram Sayings

Those that have devotion towards me will get knowledge and renunciation and they will attain to liberation from the round of births and deaths.
Those who take shelter under me in this world, meditating on me and repeating the mantra of my sacred name, will surely get my vision, even unasked, as I know they have no other refuge.
As a result of the spiritual disciplines you have undergone, you are even now liberated from all worldly desires. After your death, you will attain union with me.
Just as, even people possessing eyes, cannot see things clearly in the night, but they can see their steps well when a light is brought, so also in those having devotion towards me, the self becomes self-effulgent.
Related Bhagavan Sri Ram Teachings in Ramayana

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 8, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 8, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi orthe fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the dark phase of moon till 9:08 AM. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note – In calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 6:38 AM on June 8. Then onwards it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh


Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of m…