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Story of Thousand-Headed Ravana

We all are familiar with the ten-headed Ravana in Ramayana. But there is a story of Ravan with thousand heads in the Adbhuta Ramayan – a Shakti Tantric version of Ramayana. The thousand-headed Ravana is the brother of Ravan that Sri Ram killed in the Valmiki Ramayana.

Thousand-Headed Ravana was the king of Pushkara Island. As per Adbhuta Ramayana, when Sri Ram kills ten-headed Ravana, all the Rishis praised Him. Mata Sita only smiled. When Sri Ram wanted to know why his killing of Ravana did not impress Mata Sita, She mentions about the thousand-headed Ravana.

Sri Ram immediately departs to the Pushkara Island to fight the brother Ravan.

But in the battle Sri Ram is pierced by an arrow of thousand-headed Ravana and he falls unconscious.

Mata Sita then assumes the form of Mother Goddess Shakti. The indefinable form of Goddess chops of the thousand heads of Ravana. From Her appears thousand matrikas (mother goddesses) and they create havoc in the battlefield.

She stops her dance of des…

Book – About Graphic Novel – I am Spirit – The History of King Chitraketu

I am Spirit – The History of King Chitraketu is a graphic novel and is based on the story of King Chitraketu found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. The story of Chitraketu is of great importance as it deals with ignorance created by attachment, longing and grief. King Chitraketu had a son after long wait. His joy knew know bounds. But the child was killed by other jealous queens of Chitraketu. The grief of king was inconsolable and Sage Angiras and Sage Narada appeared before the king. They shed light on the ignorance which was resulting in intense mental agony. In nutshell this is the story of King Chitraketu. What is important to a reader is the knowledge that Sage Angiras and Sage Narada. It is universal and applicable in all ages.

I am Spirit – The History of King Chitraketu has got some beautiful graphics. Currently only preview of the novel is available online for free. Full view is only available after a payment.
Graphic Novel is an interesting concept as it is a good medium to …

Narada Parivrajaka Upanishad

Wise men escape death by knowing the Brahman. There is no other real road to salvation.
True knowledge is the characteristic of renunciation. Hence preferring wisdom, an intelligent man will renounce the world.
When a person has no evil propensity towards all beings in deed, thought and speech he becomes a true mendicant monk.
The ten virtues characterizing right conduct (dharma) are – contentment, forgiveness, self-control, non-stealing, purity, control of the senses, humility, scriptural learning, truth and an even temper.

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 1, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or third day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or second day of the waning phase of moon day till 3:50 AM on November 1, 2012. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or third day of the waning phase of moon (dark phase of moon). All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Kartika or Krittika or Karthigai Nakshatra till 7:05 AM on November 1, 2012. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishaba Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Ashwin Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the dark phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Kartik Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh…