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Shathabisha Nakshatra Matching Stars for Marriage – Shathabisha Nakshatra Marriage Compatibility

Shathabisha Nakshatra matching stars for marriage in details is given below. Shathabisha is the 24th birth star among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. Shathabisha marriage compatibility or the very best matching stars are Uttarphalguni (2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter), Chitra, Swathi, Vishaka, Jyeshta, Moola, Purvashada, Uttarashada, Shravan and Dhanishta.
Other good matching stars with Shathabisha are Krittika, Ardra, Aslesha, Purvaphalguni, Uttarphalguni (1st quarter), Hasta, Shatabhisha, Purvabhadra (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter) and Revathi.
Ashwini, Bharani, Rohini, Mrigasira, Punarvasu (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter), Anuradha, Magham and Purvabhadra (4th quarter), are okay – means not bad.
Stars that do not match with Shathabisha are Punarvasu (4th quarter), Pushya and Uttarabhadra.

Musala in Hindu Sculptures

Musala is a pestle – a short hard object with a round end. The musala can be seen in hands of certain Hindu murtis. Sculptures that adorn the gopuras and pillars of temples carry Musala.
In Hindu sculptures, Musala is made of wood. It is a cylindrical rod of hard wood.
It is used as an offensive and defensive weapon.
The shape of Musala has not changed from the beginning and it remains as it is. This is because it is not capable of introducing shapes or additions to the Musala.
Some Musala have designs carved on it.
You can Musala in the hands of yakshas and other guardian deities in temples.

A 7th Century Mukha Linga on Display in Vietnam - First Intact Mukha Linga Discovered In Southeast Asia

The formless Supreme Truth, Shiva appeared in the form of Shivling to satisfy His devotees. There are several types of Shivlings and one of the rare forms is the Mukha Linga with face of Shiva carved on the lingam. An 7th Century Mukha Linga was recovered from the complex of Cham temple ruins in QuangNamProvince in central Vietnam recently. It is now on display My Son Champa.
The Shivling on display is made from a block of brownish gold sandstone. It is 1.46 meters high. The Shiva bust on the round head of the Shivling.

This is the first intact Mukha Linga discovered in Southeast Asia. Thanh Nien reports  Doctor Ngo Van Doanh from the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies at VietnameseAcademy of Social Sciences called the mukhalinga special, and the first intact one of its kind to be discovered in Southeast Asia Nguyen Cong Huong, chief manager of My Son, said mukhalingas were only known in Vietnam through images and documents.  “The display has been a big surprise to visitors,” Huong …

In its essentiality all is divine even if the form baffles or repels us – Sri Aurobindo

The artificiality of much in human life is the cause of its most deep seated maladies; it is not faithful to itself or sincere with Nature and therefore it stumbles and suffers.  
For the most part men are the slaves of their associations.
Bondage and freedom are states of the outer mind, not of the inner spirit.
Where there is not the personal egoism of the doer, desire becomes impossible.
In its essentiality all is divine even if the form baffles or repels us.
Sri Aurobindo