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Goddess Yogamaya

Goddess Yogamaya is one among the numerous forms of Goddess Durga. Goddess Yogamaya is regarded as the sister of Lord Krishna, born immediately before him. She is the child that flew away from the hand of Kamsa and warned him that Krishna has already born on the earth and will annihilate him in near future.

Yogamaya is the Goddess of delusion. Some scriptures point out that it was due to her spell that the entire kingdom of Kamsa fell asleep when Sri Krishna was born.
Goddess Yogamaya shares many characteristics of Lord Vishnu including the dark complexion. She is four-armed and carries conch and discus (Sudarshana chakra) in her upper hand. Her normal right hand is in ‘abhaya posture’ – blessing or protection. Left hand is placed on her thigh.

Kalanemi’s Advice to Ravana – Ramayana Teachings

Demon Kalanemi was deputed by Ravan to obstruct Hanuman who was on his way to bring Mrita Sanjeevani (medicinal herbs to rescue Lakshman.) Kalanemi had difference of opinion with Ravana but he obeyed him. Before leaving he advices Ravana and asks him to release Mata Sita and take refuge in Sri Ram.

...morning bathed in pure water, and performed the morning Sandhya and other duties, sitting in a lonely place in an easy posture, having renounced all belongings, all attachments and all objects of sense, which are outside thee, do thou gradually draw inside thy senses, which are roaming outside.

Do thou then always reflect upon thyself as distinct from the Prakriti. All this world, mobile and immobile, the body, the intellect and the rest, from Brahma to a blade of grass all that is seen or heard, is called Prakriti. It is also designated Maya.

It is the cause of the creation, preservation and destruction of the tree of the world. It always creates Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.

Desire, anger a…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 19, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 19, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or fourth day of waxing phase of moon till 8:58 AM on October 19. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or fifth day of waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note – It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi in calendars followed in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 4:03 AM. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Navratri fourth day. Lalita Panchami.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars fo…