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Vishnu Sahasranamam mp3 Free Download – Vishnu Sahasranama Hindu Prayer

Vishnu Sahasranamam is the most popular prayer dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. Vedamantram website is providing Vishnu Sahasranamam mp3 audio for free download. Vishnu Sahasranama consists of the thousand names of Srihari Vishnu.
The wide spread belief is that listening to the prayer helps a devotee in attaining peace and prosperity. It is also used to help in meditation. Listening to the prayer also helps in sharpening the mind and soothing the intellect.
The file size of Vishnu Sahasranamam is 20 MB.
Link – You can download the Vishnu Sahasranamam mp3 prayer here.(please right click and use save link as option to download)

Who is the father of Yudhistira in the Mahabharat?

Yudhishtira was the first of Pandavas. His mother was Kunti. Who is the father of Yudhistira 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 Yudhishtira was born when Kunti summoned Dharmaraja, also known as Yama, the god of death in Hinduism. Dharmaraja blessed her with Yudhishtira.

But as per social custom that was followed at the time of Mahabharata, Pandu is the father of Yudhishtira.

Maruti Raksha Yantra

Maruti Raksha Yantra is associated with Hanuman. Maruti Yantra protects against all forms of accidents. Legend has it that Maruti Raksha Yantra was place on the flag of the chariot or Ratha or Arjuna in the Mahabharata war. The Yantra protected the chariot from the millions of arrows and weapons aimed at it by the Kauravas.

Maruti Yantra is today place by devotees on their vehicles like car, scooter, bike, auto, bus, truck and other vehicles. The Yantra is also worshipped by people who face troubles from enemies. It is also today placed in homes and properties by people who fear about them being taken away.
It must be noted that Maruti Raksha Yantra is different from Hanuman Yantra.

Kshama Prarthana Prayer Text in Hindi

Kshama Prarthana is chanted for asking for forgiveness. The prayer text in Hindi is given below in jpeg format. The prayer can be chanted after you feel you have committed some sing unknowingly. Kshama Prarthana prayer is also meant to be chanted when one feels one has committed a mistake during Vrat or fasting.
Kshama Prarthana in Hindi

Trayambakam Yajamahe Prayer in Hindi Text – Lyrics

Trayambakam Yajamahe is a prayer dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. This popular prayer is known as Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. Below the text of this prayer is given in Hindi. It is a small prayer but very powerful. The lyrics in Hindi are in picture format. The prayer is chanted to overcome fear of death.

Chandra Grahan in May 2013 Not Visible in India – Chandragrahan Time – Lunar Eclipse May 24 - 25, 2013

Chandra Grahan, partial Lunar Eclipse, will take place on May 24 - 25, 2013 but it is not visible in India. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a Penumbral lunar eclipse and will begin on the night of May 24, 2013 and end during the early hours of May 25 (time) and is visible in United States, Canada, England and Africa. The Chandragrahan will be taking place between 7:53 PM on May 24 to 8:27 PM on May 24, 2013 along the pacific coast in United States.

Along the Atlantic coast the grahan is visible from 10:53 PM to 11:27 PM on May 24.
In Britain it is visible from 3:53 AM on May 25 to 4:27 AM on May 25.
The following map shows the detail view of the Chandra Grahan on May 24 - 25, 2013 around the world:

Hindu calendars and Panchang have marked the Chandragrahan on May 24 - 25, 2013. There is not need to follow any ritual in India on the day.
Chandra Grahan and Hindus
Usually during a Chandra Grahan, a fast (Upvaas) is observed by certain communities in Hindu religion. The fast beg…

Sringeri Mutt Kannada Vijaya Panchangam 2013 – 2014

Current year as per Kannada Calendar is Vijaya and the Sringeri Mutt has released the Kannada Vijaya Panchangam for April 2013 to April 2014. The Panchangam is available for free online and can also be downloaded for free.
You can find the Sringeri Mutt Kannada Vijaya Panchangam here at the official website.
Please note that you will need pdf reader installed to access the Tamil Panchangam.

No one is a stranger; learn to make the world your own – Holy Mother Sharada Devi

Learn to make the world your own. Nobody is a stranger, my dear; the world is yours.

An unpleasant truth, though true, must not be uttered. For that grows into a habit. By indulging in rude words one’s nature becomes rude. One's sensitivity is lost if one has no control over one's speech. And once a man casts all consideration for others to the winds, he stops at nothing.
When a man sees defects in others, his own mind first gets polluted. What does he gain by finding faults in others? He only hurts himself by that.
It is idle to expect that dangers and difficulties will not come. They are bound to come. But for a devotee they will pass away under the feet like water.

Holy Mother Sharada Devi

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 26, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 26, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 1:34 AM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 11:40 PM. 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 – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 3:54 PM. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Chandra Grahan in India Time 1:24 AM to 1:51 AM.
Kali Yuga Year - 5115

Vikram Samvat 2070 - Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattis…