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God Shiva, Bali Island and Mount Meru – the Story in Hindu Tradition

An interesting incident mentioned in the Usana Bali Scripture connects God Shiva, BaliIsland and MountMeru. BaliIsland in Indonesia practices Hinduism. The story mentions how mountMeru was installed in Bali. Meru, or Mahameru, is a divine mountain mentioned in the Puranas and epics and is witness to several incidents in Hindu tradition. 
In ancient time the island of Bali was spiritually vacant. The people on the island offered prayers to Gods to bless them and help them spiritually.
Shiva as Pashupati heeded to the prayers of the people of Bali and placed Mahameru on the island. This stabilized the island and also brought holiness to the place.
Shiva also instructed his two sons, Putra Jaya and Gni Jaya, and his daughter, Dewi Danu, to reside in the island and serve as the guardian deities of the Balinese. Putra Jaya reigns from Mt.Agung, Gni Jaya from Mt.Lempuyang, and Dewi Danu oversees the island’s rivers and forests from her palace in LakeBatur.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Quiz

This Bhagavad Gita Quiz is based on the third chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. The aim of the quiz is to understand few important teachings in the third chapter of the Gita. The questions might be tough. The aim of the quiz is to study Gita.
You can use Bhagavad Gita in your home to find answers. As this will help you in understanding Gita more.
If there any mistakes or you would like to add more questions please mail the corrections and questions to
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1 and 2 Quiz
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Quiz

Morari Bapu Quotes

Maha means one who destroys three kinds of M's: mada (ego), madan (desires), matsar (jealousy).
That which happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow, both are attached to time, to death. Only the present moment, today, speaks of life.
Every day spend a few moments giving thought and time to God, to nature, your saint, your scripture, and finally your own self.
God is attained through devotion and through love.

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 1, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the 14th day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the 14th day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:08 AM on August 1. Then onwards it is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 10:48 PM on August 1, 2012. Then onwards it is Shravan or Thiruonam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 5:26 AM. Then onwards it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Purnima Vrat. Yajur Vedi Upakarma.
Shravan Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or 14th day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Shravan Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or 14th day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,…