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Kalarupi Shiva

Kalarupi Shiva appeared at the Daksha Yajna where Sati had self immolated. The appearance of Kalarupi Shiva is mentioned in Vamana Purana. This form of Shiva is more associated with astrology and it is stated that the entire zodiacal belt or Rashi in the sky are the body parts of Shiva. Kalarupi Shiva is also known as Kalarupi Hara.

The yajna or sacrifice was afraid of the form that Shiva took to annihilate Daksha. Yajna took the form a deer and flew up into the sky along with Dakshina his consort.
Seeing Yajna fleeing, a half of Shiva took the form of Kalarupi Shiva and chased it. While chasing, Shiva aimed the Pasupata arrow (Pashupata Astra) at Yajna.
Kalarupi Hara hit the deer form of Yajna with the Pasupata arrow and the shattered parts of the deer became Nakshatras or stars.

Virtual Tour of Ramayana Related Places in Sri Lanka – High Quality Pictures

Virtual tour of Ramayana related Places in Sri Lanka is provided by Leen Thobias of In the virtual tour you can view high quality pictures of Seetha Amman Temple (Seetha Eliya), Sri Ram Temple, Hanuman Temple, Sita Devi Temple, Footprints of Hanuman and Ashoka Vatika. There are total six images.
You can take the virtual tour her at the website.

Related Ramayana Related Places in Sri Lanka

Patience is subjugating the senses – Mahabharata Quotes

Pride is a consciousness of ones being himself an actor or sufferer in life.

Patience is subjugating the senses.
A true holy bath consists in washing the mind clean of all impurities.
Study of the Vedas is not enough if a man does not conduct himself properly.
The most wonderful thing in this world is that day after day there enter into the temple of death countless lives. Looking on this spectacle, the rest of them, those who remain, believe themselves to be permanent, immortal.
Source – all the above quotes are part of the famous Yaksha and Yudhishtira episode in the Mahabharat.
Related Words to ponder – Sayings from the Mahabharat

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 7, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 7, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the dark phase of moon till 8:01 AM on August 7. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note in calendars followed in Maharashtra and Gujarat it is Panchami Tithi.
Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 12:53 AM.  Then onwards it is Revathi Nakshatram
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Mangala Gouri Vrat in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Shravan Krishna Paksha Panchami or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Panchami or the fifth day during dark phase of moon inBhadr…