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Aslesha Nakshatra Marriage Compatibility – Ashlesha Nakshatra Matching Stars for Marriage

Aslesha Nakshatra Marriage compatibility or matching stars with Ashlesha for marriage in detail is given below. It is the 9th among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. The best matching star with Ashlesha born is a person born in Kartika (or Krittika) and Revati Nakshatra. Other good matching stars with Aslesha Nakshatra are Mrigasira (3rd and 4th quarter), Ardra, Punarvasu (1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter), Jyeshta, Dhanishta, Shathabhisak, Purva Bhadra (4th quarter) and Uttara Bhadra. Ashwini, Bharani, Rohini, Mrigasira (1st and 2nd quarter), Punarvasu (4th quarter), Pushya, Aslesha, Magha, Uttara Phalguni, Chitra, Vishakha, Anuradha, Mool, Purva Shada, Uttara Shada, Purva Bhadra (1st, 2nd, 3rd quarter), are okay – neither good nor bad. Stars that do not match with Aslesha Nakshatra are Purva Phalguni, Hasta, Swati, and Shravan.

Chauth Mata Mandir at Barwada in Rajasthan – Chauth Mata Temple at Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan

Chauth Mata Mandir is located at Chauth ka Barwada in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Chauth Mataji. Chauth Mata Temple also houses a murti of Hindu God Ganesha. The mandir is located around 180 km from Jaipur. The temple is located around 25 km from Sawai Madhopur. The original temple is believed to have been built in 1394 AD. Shri Bhim Singhji Chauhan the ruler of the region had a dream of Goddess Chauth Mataji and she guided him to build a temple in the region. He then built a temple on the highest mountain of the Aravali Ranges . Later a murti of Ganesha was installed in the vicinity of the temple. The Goddess Chauth Mataji murti worshipped in the temple sits on a lion. The murti is made of white marble. There is also a murti of Bhairava in the sanctum sanctorum. One has to climb nearly 700 steps to reach the temple. The double storied temple has a verandah and is typical Rajasthani Mandir. The most important festivals in the te

Meat Eating Tradition in Hindu Religion

Article titled ‘In search of Yajnavalkya’s lunch’ by Samar Halarnkar in Livemint attempts to discover the meat eating tradition in Hindu religion. Shatapatha Brahmana is one of the chief sources of information about the Vedic age and the author of the article uses it as a prime source to prove his view that ancient Hindus ate meat including beef. From the article - In search of Yajnavalkya’s lunch  One of those dogmas deal with what is now a central tenet of Hindu society: the abjuring of meat, particularly beef. But meat-eating—and its rules and customs—is widely discussed in Hinduism’s sacred scriptures. In his seminal work, Indian Food: A Historical Companion, the late K.T. Achaya, a food historian and scientist, describes in great detail how the Harappans, the Vedic Aryans and ancient south Indians, “like their contemporaries elsewhere in the world”, enjoyed eating a variety of animals and drinking liquor. Achaya notes that 50 animals were deemed fit for sacrifice, “and by