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Story of Birth of Murugan

When Adharma flourishes, the Supreme Truth appears in one form or another to restore Dharma and the story of the birth of Murugan is no different. Three demons – Surapadma, Simhamukha and Tarakasura – armed with powerful boon that only a son born of Shiva would kill them embarked on a massive rampage and devastation. The Devas and human beings were overpowered and Adharma flourished.

The demons were of the belief that Shiva who was in deep meditation will not return to the life of a householder. So they thought the one destined to fight them will never be born.
On advice of Brahma, Kamdev deployed his arrows on flowers to wake up Shiva from his meditation and instill passion for the benefit of the world. Kamdev succeeded in his mission but was burnt into ashes by the fury of Shiva.
The divine spark that emanated from Shiva as a result divided into six and Vayu (wind) and Agni (fire) carried them and deposited it in Ganga. The HolyRiver placed them in a cluster of weeds and here the …

Food Eaten During Margazhi Month in Tamil Culture

Margazhi (mid December – to mid January) is a holy month in Tamil Culture and is dedicated to worship and music. Food is also an important part of Margazhi culture. Special delicacies are prepared during the month. The Hindu has created a video on the traditional food prepared during the period. You can watch the video here on youtube.

Our needs are always in a hurry – Rabindranath Tagore Sayings

Terribly alone is he who misses companionship in the midst of the multitudinous of life.
The great task of education is not merely to collect facts but to know man and to make oneself known to man.
Our needs are always in a hurry. They rush and hustle, no patience for anything else but fulfillment of purpose.
In music man is revealed, and not in a noise. Our hearts will break if we do not sing.
Work is the dust raised by the passing of time. All work that is good, however small in extent, is universal in character.
Rabindranath Tagore

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 28, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 28, 2012 – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 2:46 PM December 28, 2012. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayairam Nakshatra till 2:38 AM on December 28. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Arudara Darshanam
Margashirsh Purnima or the full moon day in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Margashirsh Purnima or the full moon day in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
13th day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calenda…