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Parad Shivling

Parad Shivling is made from mercury. Mercury when purified and brought to a solid state is called the Paras Mani (Mercury).  As per Holy Scriptures, Parad Shivling is a Mahalinga and has a distinctive spherical shape.

Solidification of mercury is a difficult process and this makes the Shivling unique. Science of mercury solidification has been known to India for 7,000 years, since the time of the Indo-Saraswati civilization.
Temples Where Parad Shivling is Worshipped
Earth Peace Temple at Sinhagad, Pune
Parad or Mercury Shivling in Haridwar – Paradeshwar Mahadev at Harihar Ashram in Kankhal
Can Parad Shivling be Worshipped at Home
Yes it can be worshipped at home but make sure you are buying Parad Shivling. There are many people today claming they are selling parad Shivling but there is no test done to prove whether the claim is true or false.
Is Parad Shivling different from other Shivling like Narmada or Stone Shivling
From the point of devotion, Parad Shivling is as same as stone Shivli…

Story of Matali, the charioteer of Indra

Matali is the charioteer of Indra and the story of Matali is found in the Vamana Purana. The birth of Matali is very interesting. It happened when the Devas (demigods) and Asuras (demons) were involved in a war. Indra, the king of Devas, was defeated and his weapon Vajra was broken by the demon king Andhaka.

Indra then, on advice of Vishnu, took the help of Agni who provided him with a fiery weapon. Indra advanced towards the demons on his golden chariot provided by the Vasus. But Indra did not have an efficient charioteer who knew warfare and how to dodge through the enemy army.
Indra himself drew the chariot and swiftness of it caused earth to shiver.
During this period, Sage Samika and his wife Tapasvini had a child. A Rishi had told Tapasvini that if her first child was placed on open ground during earthquake it will become two.
Tapasvini desired for the second child and therefore Sage Samika placed the child on open earth when Indra was riding across the skies.
As soon as the c…

Giga Image of Madurai Meenakshi Temple Gopuram in Tamil Nadu

Giga Image of Madurai Meenakshi Temple Gopuram is developed by Leen Thobias of Giga Image is based on technology developed by NASA which provides complete detail of an image. The world famous SriMaduraiMeenakshiTemple at Madurai in Tamil Nadu is famous for its Gopuram – monumental entrance tower with thousands of sculptors.

In the Giga Image, each sculptor on the north, south, east and west Gopurams of MaduraiMeenakshiTemple can be viewed in full detail.
There are nearly a thousand sculptors on the Gopurams.
Link – Madurai Meenakshi Temple Gopuram Giga Image

Jiddu Krishnamurti – Words of Wisdom

A mind that can meet a challenge with total energy is not creating a problem. It is only a mind that is responding to a challenge with a background, with its conditioning which is always inadequate that creates a problem.

We cannot maintain total awareness all the time. How can we? To be aware from moment to moment is enough. If one is totally aware for a minute or two, and the relax, and in that relaxation spontaneously observes the operations of one’s own mind, one will discover much more in that spontaneity than in the effort to watch continuously.
It may last one second – you are completely aware one second, and the next second you may be attentive…. Do not say inattention must become attention – thereby you are introducing conflict, and in that conflict awareness and attention completely end. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 20, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 20, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:07 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 12:15 AM.  Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Holashtak begins in North India.
Phalgun Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Hi…