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Gandharvas in Hinduism

Gandharvas are celestial singers and musicians. The root word of Gandharva is ‘gandha’ meaning scent. It is stated that Gandharvas appeared from Brahma’s nose. Some scriptures are of the view that Gandharvas are sons of Sage Kashyapa. Their mothers are the daughters of Daksha Prajapati. The most important Gnadhrava is Kubera – the treasurer of Gods.

Gandharvas are all said to have sweet voices, and they are seen as radiant, graceful, and beautiful. They are mentioned in Vedas, epics and Puranas. They are magicians and they can multiply at will and take any form.
Most stories of Gandharvas have them being cursed by demigods or saints. They are then born on earth and get relief from the curse due to the avatars of Vishnu.
There are numerous stories of them residing on earth. In the Mahabharata, Chitraratha Gandharva and his friends are attacked by an arrogant Duryodhana aided by Karna. The Gandharvas easily over power the Kuru army and capture them. All except Karna are put inside a Ga…

Cow Urine Uses

Cow urine has medicinal properties and Hindus knew about it from time immemorial. Below are health products made from cow urine:
Health Products From Cow Urine
Cow Urine Cool Drink - Cancer Cure
Tonic - To Control Cholesterol Levels, Reduce Stones, Swelling, Joint Pains, Cold, Cough
Oil - For Relieving Joints Pain and Muscle Pain
Tablets - Liver Cleanser, Blood Purifier, Digestive Aid
Cream - For Skin Diseases, Ringworm, Eczema, Psoriasis and Infected Wounds
For Acidity, Gas, Constipation, Piles, Intestines-Stomach Problems, Ulcers, Nervousness, Sleeplessness, High BP, Rheumatism, Loss of Appetite
For Menstrual Problems - Weakness, Nervousness, Dizziness, Burning Sensation of Palm & Feet, Headache, Gas, Restlessness & Pimples
Eye Drops - For Red Eyes, Burning & Itching Sensation, Headache due to Eye Problem, Tension, Immature Cataract, Watery Eyes
Children's Tonic - Cold, Cough, Vomiting (excess milk), Diarrhea, Indigestion due to Spoilt Milk, Gassiness, Worms in Sto…

Rabindranath Tagore – Words and Thoughts

The mystery of creation is like the darkness of night – it is great. Delusions of knowledge are like the fog of the morning.

What you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow.
O beauty, find thyself in love, not in the flatter of they mirror.
The dry river-bed finds no thanks for its past.
The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail.
Rabindranath Tagore

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 18, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 18, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:44 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatra till 9:44 AM. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 9:27 PM. Then onward it is Tula Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ganga Dasara
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Dasami or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Sha…