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Rudra – Hindu God Rudra Shiva

Rudra is an important deity in the Vedas and is later identified with Shiva. Rig Veda defines Rudra as Red and shining brightly as the sun. He wears matted locks. Samhitas states that he has thousand eyes and his stomach is red and black blue. He wears skin of animals.
In Vedas, Rudra is a god of destruction. In later scriptures, Rudra is identified as Rudra Shiva. He resides in the Mujavant Hills and Kailash in the Himalayas.
Rudra was worshipped by apsaras, demons, kubera and other divine beings known as Rudra Ganas.
Emblem of Rudra is a bull. His weapons are bow and arrow and Vajra (thunder bolt).
Rig Veda (2.33) compares him with wild animal, although ferocious he can be propitiated and blessing received. He cures all the incurable diseases.
In Brahmanas, Rudra is the son of Usha Prajapati and is given eight names – Rudra, Sarva, Ugra, Asani, Bhava, Mahadeva, Shiva and Pashupati.
The first real identification of Rudra with Shiva is found in the Shvetashvara Upanishad – it descr…

Swami Yukteswar Teachings

Everything in the future will improve if you make a spiritual effort today.
Keep your eyes of reason open; in addition, I will open in you another eye, the eye of wisdom.
Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change.
Remember that finding God will mean the funeral of all sorrows.
A worthy leader has the desire to serve, not to dominate.
The heart’s natural love is the principal requisite to attain a holy life.
Swami Yukteswar (1855 – 1936)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 30, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 30, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the dark phase of moon till 7:29 PM on October 30. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 11:08 PM. Then onward it is Uttraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Kartik Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh 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/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 –…