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Kamantakamurti – Shiva as Kamantaka Murti

Kamantakamurti of Shiva is associated with the famous incident mentioned in the Puranas in which Shiva burns down Kama or Manmatha, the god of love. After death of Sati, Shiva entered into severe penance and this caused imbalance in the galaxy. Demon Taraka wrecked havoc in the universe as he had got a boon that only a son of Shiva will annihilate him.

Since Shiva was performing intense austerities, Demon Taraka knew that he will never father a son. Meanwhile, Goddess Shakti had appeared as Parvati but Shiva showed no intention of returning to worldly life.
Devas then deputed Kama, the god of love, to create lascivious thoughts in the mind of Shiva.
Kama aimed flowery arrows at Shiva. Angry at being disturbed, Shiva opened his third eye and burnt Kama into ashes.
As Kamantakamurti, Shiva is sitting in meditating posture and Kamadev is sculptured as having fallen down at the glance of Shiva.
The murti of Shiva has three eyes, four arms and his head is covered with a jata mukuta. He ha…

Good Dates in July 2014 for Flat – Land – Property Registration – Auspicious days in July 2014 For Registration in Hindu Calendar and Panchang

Good Dates in July 2014 for Flat – Land – Property Registration is based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in India. Majority of Hindu look for auspicious dates for flat, Villa, house, land and property registration. These are the good dates for such purpose in July 2014. Good Dates in July 2014 for Flat – Land – Property Registration July 2 July 3 July 4 July 7 Good till 4:46 PM July 10 Good till 5:18 PM July 13 Good after 12:51 PM July 15 July 17 Good till 10:56 AM July 19 July 23 July 20 July 21 July 28 July 29 and July 30, 2014 Bad Dates or Days to be avoided in July 2014 for Flat – Land – Property Registration :–   July 5, 12, 14, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26 and July 27, 2014

Aquarius Horoscope 2014 – How is Aquarius Horoscope in 2014?

Aquarius Horoscope born people will see both good and bad in 2014. Some of you will change jobs. Financial matters might cause some worry for Aquarius Horoscope. January, July, November and December 2014 will be both bad and good. March, April, August and October are bad months. February, May, June and September 2014 are good months.
Finance – There will some glitch in income flow. Delay in salary or funds being blocked is a possibility. Financial gains will be made in investments made earlier in property and precious stones. Some of you will get parental property. Chance of damage to financial documents. Need to be careful while handling gold and money. Those looking to move into a new house will face some delay. Good year to invest in new vehicle. Loans will be delayed.
Business – A stagnant year for business people dealing in automobiles and stocks. Good year for those having shops selling electronics, food and clothes. Some damage from fire and water. Some of you will renovate yo…

Interactive multimedia DVD on Brihadeeswarar Temple in Tamil Nadu

An Interactive multimedia DVD on BrihadeeswararTemple in Tamil Nadu is created by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). There are Seven DVDs detailing aspects from floor plan to iconography to rituals and festivals of BrihadeeswararTemple.
Built in 1010 AD by Raja Raja Chola, the BrihadeeswaraTemple at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, popularly known as BigTemple, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
BrihadeeswararTemple, originally known as the Rajarajeshvara temple, is acclaimed as the finest achievement of Chola art and architecture. The temple is dedicated to Shiva.

You can get more details of the Interactive multimedia DVD on Brihadeeswarar Temple here.

Vichar Sagar Teachings

I am that undiluted Infinite Bliss that is eternal, self-effulgent, and all-pervading substratum of name and form; which the intellect conceives not but which conceives the intellect.
Of the nature of an infinite ocean am I and like its waves are Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Surya, Chandra, Varuna, Yama, Shakti, Kubera, and Ganesh.
The gracious omniscient Ishvara, conditioned by adjuncts, who becomes the object of meditation of sages is also reflected as an illusion in me.
Just as a rope appears as a snake when the knowledge of the former is absent, and the latter disappears with the knowledge of reality, similarly this world [of names and forms] disappears when the realization of ‘I am He’ dawns.
That Rama [without attributes], whom the pious sages worship without motive in order to attain enlightenment, is my Self. Whom then may I salute?
Vichar Sagar of Nishchal Das (1791-1863)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 9, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 9, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:33 PM on December 9. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 7:53 PM. Then onward it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Nanda Saptami
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh 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 – Margashirsh Sh…