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Vasudeva – Meaning of Sri Krishna’s Name Vasudev

Vasudeva, or Vasudev, is one among the numerous names of God Vishnu. It is popularly used to refer to Sri Krishna. Vasudev was also one of the names given to Krishna during the naming ceremony. Meaning of Vasudeva is mentioned in the Vishnu Purana.
Vasudev means one who resides in all objects and bestows them with splendor.
Vishnu Purana states:
He who is Prime and Greater than the greatest, who is the Supreme Soul resident in himself – who cannot be differentiated by form, color etc., who is without deterioration or destruction, and without birth, growth and dissolution; who can only be asserted as existing – is called by the learned as Vasudeva, in consequence of his existing everywhere and in all objects.
Naming of Sri Krishna as Vasudev: As the infant was of dark complexion the first name that was given to the baby was Krishna. He was also given the name Vasudeva by Sage Garga.

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple Pictures – Virtual Tour of Tirunelveli Naaraboonathar Swamy Temple in Tamil Nadu

NaaraboonatharSwamyTemple is located at Thirupudaimaruthur in Tirunelveli District. The Thirupudai Marudur temple is dedicated to Shiva. Tamil Nadu tourism has created a virtual tour of the temple. The high quality pictures of the temple are breathtaking. The temple is very old and is also noted for its architecture. The Thirupudaimaruthur temple is located around 20 km from Tirunelveli town.

There are total 11 images in the virtual tour including that of the ancient wall painting in the temple.
Link – Virtual tour of ThirupudaimaruthurTemple

Vishnu Purana Quotes

Anger takes away the great and immense asceticism and fame acquired with extreme toil by men.

It is better to suffer a small loss than acquiring wealth by hostility.
He who speaks wisely, moderately and compassionately proceeds to the regions which are perpetual sources of bliss.
He who is intelligent, bashful, forgiving, god-fearing and humble proceeds to the region which is attainable only through hard spiritual practices.
The earth is upheld by the truthfulness of those who have controlled their passions, and who, always following pious observances, are not sullied by desire, covetousness and anger.

Vishnu Purana
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 24, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 24, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the light phase of moon till 9:22 AM on August 24. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note in calendars followed in Maharashtra and Gujarat it is Saptami and Ashtami Tithi today.
Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 1:42 PM. Then onwards it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rasi till 8:07 AM. Then onwards it is Vrischika Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Adhik Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Saptami or the 7th day during the light phase of moon in Adhi Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Adhik Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Saptami and Ashtami or the 7th and 8th day during the light pha…