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Who is the Mother of Lord Shiva?

Many people want to know who is the mother of Lord Shiva? It is as though someone had asked the question in a quiz. Shiva is the Supreme Truth. Shiva has no mother and no father. All that we see on the earth and hear about present in the universe is Shiva. Everything is born in Shiva and everything undergoes transformation in Shiva. Shiva is Ardhanarishwara. Male and Female is Shiva.

Who is the father of Arjun in the Mahabharat?

Arjun was the third of Pandavas. His mother was Kunti. Who is the father of Arjuna in the Mahabharat is explained below in the story. She was married to Pandu. But Pandu could not have sexual union with Kunti because of a curse. Kunti due to her service to Sage Durvasa had got a boon that she will be able to summon a god and have children in him. Pandu requested Kunti to make use of the boon. Thus Arjuna was born when Kunti summoned Indra, the king of the Devas.
But as per social custom that was followed at the time of Mahabharata, Pandu is the father of Arjuna.

Today – March 27, 2013 – is Holi – Dhuleti or Dhulandi

Today, March 27, 2013, is Holi festival when people play with colors. Yesterday was Holika Dahan. The play with colors today is known as Dhulandi or Dhuleti or Dhulivandan. Holi festival is largely associated with Lord Krishna and it is said that in his childhood and teenage, Krishna played the festival with Gopas and Gopis in Vrindavan.

For many, Holi might have narrowed down to playing with colors but in rural India it is still a harvest festival. Holi is celebrated during the spring season, when all the trees and plants are filled with flowers of various hues. There is a sweet smell everywhere. Nature’s beauty is at its best during this period. And these natural Holi colors give new hope and joy to life.
You may also like to read Reason for celebrating Holi in Hindu Scriptures Dangers of chemical colors during Holi festival How to make natural Holi colors at home?

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 27, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 27, 2013 (Today) – 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 3:11 PM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 10:15 AM.  Then onward it is Hasta or Atham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Holi Festival - Dhulandi
Phalgun Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Phalgun 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 Panguni Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 12th day of Meena Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. …