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Who is mother of Abhimanyu in Mahabharata?

Abhimanyu is the 16-year-old warrior in the Mahabharata who fought on the side of the Pandavas and laid his life in the great Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata. Mother of Abhimanyu is Subhadra. Who is Subhadra? Subhadra is the sister of Sri Krishna and wife of Arjuna. Thus Abhimanyu is the son of Arjuna and Subhadra.
Abhimanyu who fought valiantly entered the Chakravyuha formation set by the Kauravas. But he only knew how to enter Chakravyuha but did not possess the knowledge to exit. Thus he was killed by Jayadrada.

Kashmiri Calendar 2013 – 2014 – Kashmiri Pandit Hindu Calendar

Kashmiri Calendar 2013 – 2014 is provided by the Satisar Foundation and contains information on all important festival and fasting dates. There is also information regarding period to be avoided for auspicious functions. The calendar is for the Vikrami Year 2070 and Saptrishi 5089.
You can view and download the Kashmiri Calendar 2013 – 2014 here in jpeg (picture) format.

Good Time on Saturday as per Astrology in Hindu Religion

There are certain general time on Saturday that is considered good as per astrology in Hindu religion. This time is taken into account after looking into all the inauspicious time on Saturday.

Please note that fixed good time on Saturday is not based on sunrise. It is the most auspicious period when there is no Rahukalam, Yamakandam and Gulikai. It must also be noted that Bhadra or Vishti is not considered in calculating the good time.
Good Time on Saturday are: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lot of other factors like Chogadia, Dhurmuhurtham, Yoga and Varjyam are generally not considered when looking for general good time.

Top English Magazines Associated with Hindu Religion Available Online For Free

Some of the popular English magazines associated with Hindu religion published by Ashrams and organizations associated with Hinduism are available online for free. Here is a look at some of the popular magazines:

Vedanta Kesari Vedanta Kesari is a popular monthly magazine published by Ramakrishna Mission. It is available online in pdf format and you can download it for free. The magazine contains articles related to Vedanta. It contains articles of Swami Vivekananda and other Swamijis of the Ramakrishna Mission. The annual edition of the magazine focuses on a single topic and is a collector’s item.
You can find Vedanta Kesari magazine online here at ChennaiRamakrishna Math.
Hinduism Today Published once in three months, Hinduism Today is another popular magazine available online. It is published by the Kauai Hindu Monastery in Hawaii, USA. The magazine covers a whole range of topics associated with Hinduism.
You can find Hinduism Today magazine online here at the website of the magazin…

Sanat Sujata Gita Teachings

The learned are of the opinion that death results from ignorance. I say that ignorance is Death. So, the absence of ignorance, that is, knowledge is immortality.

The pursuit of the Brahman or Self-knowledge is immortality.
The desire of enjoyments first kills men. Lust and wrath soon follow behind it. Thus, the desire for enjoyment, lust and wrath lead foolish men to death.
Those that have conquered their souls (minds), however, succeed, by self-restraint, to escape death. He that has conquered his mind conquers the senses, regarding them as of no value, by the aid of self-knowledge. Ignorance, assuming the form of Yama, cannot devour that learned man who controls his desires in this manner. That man who follows his desires is destroyed along with his desires. He that can renounce desires can certainly drive away all kinds of woe.
Sanat Sujata Gita is found in the Mahabharata and it is a dialogue between Dhrthirashtra and Rishi Sanat-sujata

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 23, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 23, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi orthe thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the 12th day during the light phase of the moon till 5:06 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the light phase of the moon. All Time Based on India Standard Time.

Note - It is marked Dwadasi and Trayodasi Tithi or the 12th and 13th day in calendars followed in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Nakshatra – Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 5:59 PM. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat
Kali Yuga Year - 5115

Vikram Samvat 2070 - Chaitra Shukla Paksha Trayodasi or the 13th day during the light phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himacha…