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Guru Mantra for Thursday

Thursday or Brihaspativar is dedicated to Navgraha Guru in Hindu Astrology. The day is ideal for propitiating Guru also known as Brihaspati. The Guru Mantra for Thursday is to be chanted ‘OM Brihaspataye Namah.’
The number of time it is chanted is 108 or 1008 or 19000.
Apart from chanting the mantra one should also donate food to poor children and elderly people.
People observing Thursday vrat also wear ring made of Pukhraj or Mothi (Pearl).
Related Thursday Fasting in Hinduism

Ravana meets Duryodhana – Column: Gods – Demons – Animals and humans by Hindu Blog

Ravana meets Duryodhana in the netherworld

Duryodhana –I hear about children raped in our land. Ravana – Yes, we were better we spared children. Duryodhana – But still we are still called demons. Ravana – Am happy to be a demon than human. Gods – Demons – Animals and Humans is a column that looks into the state of affairs in the Hindu world through the eyes of Gods, Demons, Animals and humans. It is purely an imaginative work.
The column Gods – Demons – Animals and Humans and its content is copyrighted to Abhilash Rajendran.

Uddhava Gita on Greatness of Devotion

In the case of a devotee who is free from all worldly desires and who has offered himself heart and soul to Me (Krishna), I shine in his heart as his very self. The joy arising from this experience is something that a sense-bound creature can never realize.
I (Krishna) always follow the footsteps of the sage who desires nothing, who is always tranquil and who has enmity to none, in order that all the worlds within Me get purified by the dust of his feet.
Though a devotee of Mine might be under the domination of the senses at the beginning of his spiritual life, with the gradual growth of devotion, he is able to overcome them.

Just as a flaming fire reduces all fuel to ashes, so does devotion to Me destroy all sins obstructing its development.
I can be attained through intense faith and unswerving and whole-hearted devotion. Steady and deep-rooted devotion to Me purifies and elevates even a man of ignoble birth in a society. Uddhava Gita

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 2, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 2, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 9:37 AM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon.

Note – In calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or eighth day of the waning phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 6:38 AM. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
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