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Bhogasthanaka Murti Form of Vishnu – Image of Vishnu Worshipped For Materialistic Gains

Bhogasthanaka Murti of Vishnu is worshiped for fulfillment of desires and to achieve all those things on earth that are impermanent. The murti of this form of Vishnu is in standing posture and is accompanied by Sridevi and Bhudevi.
Bhogasthanaka Vishnu has four hands – holds Chakra and Shankha in the two back hands. The friend right hand is in the ‘Abhaya’ or ‘Varada’ pose. The front left hand hangs by the side to rest upon the hip.
The color of this murti is dark. Sridevi stands on the right side of the Vishnu with the left leg slightly bent. The color of Sridevi is golden yellow. She is two armed and holds a lotus.
Bhudevi stands on the left side of Vishnu. Her color is dark and she holds a blue water lily.
The complete Bhogasthanaka murti includes Sage Bhrigu and Sage Makandeya kneeling on one knee near the main murti.
Above the figure of Vishnu, images of the goddesses Maya, Samhladini, Kamini and Vyajani, of the divine musicians Tumburu and Narada, of a pair of Kinnaras, of a …

Ardra Matching Stars for Marriage – Ardra Nakshatra Marriage Compatibility

Ardra Nakshatra matching stars for marriage in details is given below. It is the sixth star among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. Ardra marriage compatibility or the very best matching stars are Bharani, Rohini, Mrigasira, Uthraphalguni (2nd, 3rd and 4th Quarter), Purva Shada, Uttarashada, Shatabhisha or Sadayam, Purvabhadra and Revathi.
Other good matching stars with Ardra are Ashwini, Kartika, Ardra, Punarvasu (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter), Aslesha, Hasta, Chitra (1st and 2nd quarter), Swati, Jyeshta, Moola, Shravan, Dhanishta, Uttarabhadra
Punarvasu (4th quarter), Pushya,  Purvaphalguni, Uthraphalguni (1st Quarter), Chitra (1st and 2nd quarter), Vishaka, Anuradha, are okay – means not bad.

Starts that do not match with Ardra is Magha.

Mrigasira Matching Stars for Marriage – Mrigasira Marriage Compatibility

Mrigasira Nakshatra matching stars for marriage in details is given below. It is the fifth star among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. Mrigasira marriage compatibility or the very best matching stars are Ashwini, Rohini, Swathi, Moola, Uthara Shada, Shravan and Uthra Bhadra.
Other good matching stars with Mrigasira are Bharani, Kartik, Mrigasira, Pushya, Utharaphalguni (2nd, 3rd and 4th Quarter), Hasta, Anuradha, Purva Shada, Dhanishta, Shathabhisak or Sadayam, Purva Bhadra and Revathi.
Ardra, Punarvasu, Aslesha, Magha, Uttaraphalguni (1st quarter), Chithra (1st and 2nd quarter), Vishakha, Jyeshta, are okay – means not bad.
Starts that do not match with Mrigasira are Purvaphalguni and Chithra (3rd and 4th quarter),.

Mundakanni Amman Temple in Mylapore Chennai – Mundaka Kanniamman Koil

MundakanniAmmanTemple is located in Mylapore in Chennai and is dedicated closely associated with Goddess Saraswati. The main murti worshipped in temple is Swyambhu – appeared on its own. Only the head of the murti can be seen - like a lotus – the deity bears the name “Mundakam” which means lotus in Tamil.
There is an anthill and a Banyan Tree behind the sanctum sanctorum of the main temple. It is believed that a Naga (Snake) worships the Mother daily.
It is widely believed that Mundakanni Amman helps devotees in their studies. Artists and students have known to excel in their field after offering worship in the temple.
The most important festivals include Aadi Pooram, Chitra Pournami, Chithirai 1, Vijaya Dasami and last Friday of Thai Masam.
Contact details ArulmiguMundagakanniammanTemple Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Phone : 044-24981893 E-Mail ID :
MundakanniAmmanTemple - Pooja Timings Morning Time – 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Evening Time – 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Women begging with a Child Tied to their waist Temple Towns in South India

Anyone who has visited popular temples in South India might have come across a woman begging with a child tied to her waist with a thick piece of cloth. These women walk around popular temple towns with the child demanding money and pestering devotees. Most of these women are healthy and are using children as an easy way to make money. They target important temples because it is easy to take advantage of devotees.
The main issue here is that this is child abuse. Infants are often made to stand in hot sun with unclean clothes.
Most of these women are part of large network. Most of the times they do not carry their children.
Devotees should avoid giving alms to such people. The Hindu raises this issue in an article titled A child abuse that’s begging for attention Taking advantage of this constant influx of people, a large number of women resort to child beggary at temples and historical sites.  According to police officials and advocates, several issues are involved in eliminating t…

Origin of Yoga and Shiva

Yoga is believed to have been first taught by Hindu God Shiva and it was compiled by Sage Patanjali. Origin of Yoga begins with Shiva’s unhappiness over the world created by Brahma. Legend has it that Shiva was unhappy with the pain and suffering in the world due to Maya. Shiva complained to Brahma about this. But Brahmadev was proud of his creation and sprouted four heads to view it from all sides. He was so proud that a fifth head popped out to watch His creation.
This enraged Shiva who took the terrible form of Bhairava and chopped off the fifth head of Brahma.
Brahma complained that he did not create unhappiness or misery. It is mind which is the result of all misery.
Shiva retorted that it was Brahma who created mind.
Brahma then answered that the mind can be controlled and enlightened. The mind which is the cause of unhappiness, if controlled is the path to bliss.
Shiva soon realized that Maya had overpowered him. He felt remorse for his anger and for the sin committed.

The Pursuit of Happiness and Sorrow

We all probably understand the meaning of the statement: ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’. But do we know the meaning of: ‘The Pursuit of Happiness and Sorrow’? In the following paragraphs the meaning of the above statement is explained and a humble solution is presented to the state of temporary happiness and sorrow that we experience in our lives today. This article has been inspired by a few books, including people who have not been mentioned to maintain anonymity, which are listed in this article’s concluding statements.
 Aren’t we all pursuing means to be happy? In every aspect of our lives this principle is predominant. We are applying this rule to absolutely everything that we do, i.e., what is the best way in which we can derive happiness out of a particular activity? If not thinking about how best we may derive happiness out of our current activity then perhaps we are busy pondering potential future activities which will give us the most amount of happiness. Do you concur with wha…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 31, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 31, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 3:45 PM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 6:07 AM. Then onward it is Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi till 12:34 PM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Shravan Krishna Paksha Navami or ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana …