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Curse on Yama and Birth of Vidura in Mahabharata

Yama, god of death in Hinduism, appeared as Vidura on earth and was the uncle of Kauravas and Pandavas in Mahabharata. The birth of Yama on earth as Vidura was a result of curse by Sage Mandavya. Legend has it that once Sage Mandavya was in deep meditation in his ashram. A group of thieves who were being chased by soldiers ran into the ashram and hid inside it.

Sage Mandavya was immersed in his meditation and was unaware of what was happening around him. The soldiers caught the thieves from the ashram and accused the sage of assisting the thieves.
The soldiers in a fit of rage thrust a spear into the sage which resulted in his death.
When Sage Mandavya wanted to know from Yama why he had suffered such a fate; Yama explained that as a child the sage used to catch butterflies and enter sharp twigs through them for fun.
Sage Mandavya felt that the actions of children, which are done in innocence, should be forgiven and should not be part of Yama’s book – the book which keeps track of al…

Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga Serial on Colors Television Channel on Goddess Durga

Colors TV Channel will be featuring a serial titled Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga based on the stories of Mother Goddess Shakti – Goddess Durga. The new Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga Serial will air from December 2012. You can see the promo of the new serial below in embedded form.
Hindustan Times reports
Now, Colors plans to launch a new show based on Goddess Durga, titled Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga. It will be produced by Prem and Shiv Sagar of the Sagar group, which first rose to fame for their cult 1980s show Ramayan, which aired on Doordarshan.

The makers have even found the right girl to play the goddess. A source says, “After a six-month-long hunt, the creative team found the right girl in Kolkata. She was selected on the basis of her sharp features — especially her big eyes. The actor, whose identity is still under wraps, will be launched with nine promos showcasing Durga’s different avatars and weapons, on November 10 tentatively. The show is slated to go on air in December.”

Though Color…

Sariraka Upanishad on Sattvika, Rajasa and Tamasa Gunas

Non-killing, veracity, not stealing, continence, non-covetousness, refraining from anger, serving the guru, purity in mind and body, contentment, right conduct, abstinence from self-praise, freedom from pompousness, firm conviction in the existence of God, and not causing any injury to others – all these are to be known as sattvika gunas chiefly.

I am the actor, I am the enjoyer, I am the speaker, and I am the egoistic – such are said by knowers of Brahman to be rajas gunas.
Sleep, sloth, delusion, desire, copulation, and theft are said by expounders of the Vedas to be tamasa gunas.
Perfect or divine knowledge is of sattvika guna; knowledge of dharma is of rajasa guna, and mental darkness is of tamasa guna.