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Why Dasaratha Had to Send Sri Ram to the Forest?

Dasaratha, the king of Ayodhya and father of Sri Ram, had to send his son to the forest for 14 years due to a curse. King Dasaratha was a great warrior and he had even helped Indra in the war in against demons. He was one of the greatest archers and could hit an arrow on target by merely listening to the source of the sound.

One day the king was on a hunting expedition near a forest in Ayodhya. The king could not find any animal for a long period of time. Then he suddenly heard a sound of some animal drinking water.
He shot an arrow in the direction of the sound and suddenly he heard the cry of a man.
To his utter dismay, the king found that he had shot a young man. The young man was Shravan Kumar a devoted son. He used to carry his blind parents in two baskets and carry them by tying the baskets to the two ends of a strong pole.
When the unfortunate incident took place, young Shravan Kumar was collecting water for his blind parents.
Shravan Kumar pardoned Dasaratha but requested …

Largest and Tallest Shivling in the World

There are no official statements regarding world’s largest and tallest Shivling. So there are many temples and sacred places claiming that it houses the largest Shivling in the world. Here is a look at some of the tallest Shivlings the world.

Shivling at Arjundhara in Jhapa, Nepal


A 151-feet long Shivling installed at Arjundhara of Jhapa in Nepal is currently believed to be the tallest in the world. The Shivling is known as Moksheswar Shivling. (Please note that there is no official confirmation regarding the height of this Shivling)
Shivling at KotilingeshwaraTemple in Kolar District in Karnataka



The Shivling at the world famous KotilingeshwaraTemple in Kolar District in Karnataka is 108 feet. This unique spot also houses a 35 feet Nandi and millions of Small Shivling.
Tallest Naturally Formed Shivling

It is believed that tallest naturally formed Shivling in India is located at the SidheshwarnathTemple at Lower Subansiri District in Arunachal Pradesh in India. This swayambhu Shivling h…

Genius does not argue, it creates – Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Real freedom is of the mind and spirit; it can never come to us from outside.
Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.
Genius does not argue, it creates.
If everyone were to act where would the audience be?
Rabindranath Tagore

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 28, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 28, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 10:11 AM on January 28. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 5:44 PM on January 28. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 5:44 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Paush Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moonin Paush month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Magh Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moonin Magh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Biha…