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Goddess Bhavani

Goddess Bhavani is one among the numerous forms of Mother Goddess Shakti. This name is especially used to refer to the fierce form that She took to annihilate demons Mahishasura and his companions. Bhavani is one among the important names of Goddess Parvati. The name is also used to refer to Goddess Parvati as the consort of Shiva.

Bhavani means existence or coming into being.
Bhava also means samsara or the world. Mother Goddess is responsible for the seemingly real world of names and forms. She creates all beings in the world, nurtures them and protects life. Hence she is called Bhavani. (please note that there are numerous meaning attributed to the name Bhavani)
It is also believed that Mother Goddess appeared in the form of Bhavani and blessed Sri Ram and Hanuman before the epic battle in the Ramayana to rescue Mata Sita.
One of the most famous images associated with Goddess Bhavani is that Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj kneeling down before Her and taking Her blessings.
One of the…

Bharani Matching Stars For Marriage – Bharani Nakshatram Matching Stars

Bharani Nakshatra matching stars for marriage in details is given below. It is the second among the 27 Nakshatram in Hindu horoscope and astrology. The very best matching stars with Bharani are the person born on the 4th quarter of Vishakam Nakshatram.
Other good matching stars with Bharani Nakshatram are Ashwathy, Vishakam (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter), Pooradam, Uthradam, Pooruruttathi and Uthrittathi.
Bharani, Kartika, Rohini, Makayiram, Thiruvathira, Punirtham (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter), Makam, Pooram, Uthram, Chithira, Chothi, Moolam, Thiruvonam, Avittam and Chathayam are okay – neither good nor bad.
Starts that do not match with Bharani Nakshatram are Punirtham (4th quarter), Pooyam, Ayiliyam and Atham.

Kalishila – Footprints of Goddess Kali on Rock near Kalimath – Uttarakhand

Kailshila is the place where the footprints of Goddess Kali can be found on a rock. It is believed that at this spot Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva offered prayers to Her before She began the battle against demon Raktabeeja. The actual footprints can be seen on a high rock – which is a 7 km trek from Kalimath Shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali.
On the way to Kalishila (quite nearby) there is an ashram of an old Babaji - Barkha Giri – and a German pious woman – Ma Saraswati Giri.
Kalishila is located near a triangular rock face inclined at 60 degree angle. There is a tiny landing stretch on the rock and there one can see a triangular transparent crystal nearly 4 inches wide jutting out of the rock.
The stone looks like a Tantric Yantra and there are mantras inscribed on the rock.
Legend has it that Indra and other Devas performed austerities here to invoke Goddess Shakti to defeat the demons. She is believed to have appeared here.

Kathopanishad Quotes

Childish are those who are deluded by the attractions and temptations of the world, and consequently they fail to comprehend the higher truth. To them this world is the only reality: beyond this, nothing exists. One who is convinced of this false belief falls in my trap—the trap of birth and death, again and again.

Perennial joy or passing pleasure. This is the choice one is to make always. Those who are wise recognize this, but not The ignorant.
It is but few who hear about the Self. Fewer still dedicate their lives to its realization.
Wonderful is the one Who speaks about the Self. Rare are they who make it the supreme goal of their lives.

Kathopanishad - The teaching in the Kathopanishad is a dialogue between young Nachiketa and Yama.

Everything is evanescent – Truth alone abides –Kathopanishad Quotes

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 29, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 29, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 12:12 AM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:56 PM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 2:52 PM. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakha…