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Story of Sage Ashtavakra’s Marriage

The story of Sage Ashtavakra’s marriage is found in the Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata. The sage wanted to marry Suprabha, daughter of Sage Vadanya. Ashtavakra disclosed his love for Suprabha to her father. Sage Vadanya agreed to the marriage but before that Ashtavakra had to pass a test. Ashtavakra should go north to the Himalayas pay homage to Shiva and Parvati and further go north and talk to a beautiful woman residing there. When Ashtavakra returns successfully, he will win the hands of Suprabha.
Sage Ashtavakra accepted the challenge and he went north. First, he went to the palace of Kubera. Here, the treasurer of the gods entertained him. He then went further north and had darshan of Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
He then went further north and met a beautiful woman named Uttara. The woman tried to entice Ashtavakra in many ways. But the Sage did not fall for her tricks. Finally, Uttara asked the sage to marry her.
Ashtavakra denied her request by saying that he was in love wit…

Siddhivinayak Live Darshan on Mobile – Android and Iphone Apps for Shree Siddhivinayak Temple Live Darshan from Mumbai

Siddhivinayak Live Darshan on Mobile is that of the famous SiddhivinayakTemple at Prabhadevi in Mumbai. Android and Iphone Apps for Shree Siddhivinayak Temple Live Darshan is available now iTunes and Google play.
The famous SiddhivinayakTemple at Prabhadevi in Mumbai is one of the first Hindu temples in the world to offer online live Darshan of the presiding deity. The live webcasting is viewed by thousands of people daily. 
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Wisdom from Srimad Bhagavad Purana

As when the sun rises, the dewdrop vanishes away; when love grows all sins and ignorance disappear.
Even though apparently awake, one is still asleep, if one sees multiplicity.
He who has neither beginning, nor middle, nor end, who is all-pervading, infinite and omnipotent, allowed himself to be bound by Yashoda only because of her great love. He is the Lord Omnipotent, the Lord of all things, the controller of all; yet he permits himself to be controlled by those who love him.
The human body is like a boat, the first and foremost use of which is to carry us across the ocean of life and death to the shore of immortality. Srimad Bhagavad Purana

Padma Purana Teachings on Trimurti

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 23, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 23, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the dark phase of moon till 7:19 AM on October 23. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 7:31 AM. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishaba Rasi till 8:39 PM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Kartik Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahan…