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Religious Significance of Bakula Tree in Hinduism – Kesara or Spanish Cherry Tree

Bakula is a tree of religion significance in Hinduism. It is popularly known as Spanish Cherry, Indian Medlar Tree and Bullet Wood. In Hindi it is referred as Maulsari, Kesara and Bakula. In Bengali it is known as Bakul. In Tamil it is known as Magizhamboo. In Marathi it is known as Bakuli. In Kannada it is known as Ranjal. In Malayalam it is known as Ilanni. In Kannada it is known as Ranjal.
The Shradh meal offered on the Amavasya day (no moon day) in Paush month (December – January) is known as Bakula Amavasya in Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand and parts of North India.
The creamy-white and star-shaped flowers are offered in religious worship. It is offered to Vishnu and His avatars and various other deities.
Offering the flower on Krishna Paksha Ekadasi in Jyeshta month (May – June) is highly meritorious. This Ekadasi is known as Yogini Ekadasi.
In scriptures, it is mentioned that when Kuchela went to visit Sri Krishna he rested under a Bakula Tree.
In Ramayana, Vanarasena (the monkey a…

Who is the father of Yudhisthira in the Mahabharat?

Yudhisthira was the first of the Pandavas. His mother was Kunti. Who is the father of Yudhisthira in the Mahabharat is explained below in the story.

Kunti was married to Pandu. But Pandu could not have sexual union with Kunti because of a curse. Kunti due to her service to Sage Durvasa had got a boon that she will be able to summon a god and have children in him. Pandu requested Kunti to make use of the boon. Thus Yudhisthira was born when Kunti summoned Dharmaraja, or Yama.
But as per social custom that was followed at the time of Mahabharata, Pandu is the father of Yudhisthira.

Pisces Horoscope 2014 – How is Pisces Horoscope in 2014?

For people born in Pisces Horoscope 2014 will be year of fluctuating fortunes. Those that make an effort to tide over crisis will be successful.  January, March July, September and December 2014 will be good and bad for Pisces Horoscope. February, August and November 2014 are good months. April, May, June and October will some tough times.
Career – All ways be positive in career matters this year. Some of you might see job loss but it is not the end of the road as you will be able to find a way out of it. At workplace, you will get additional responsibility. Good year for those looking new jobs – be satisfied with current offer. Sometimes you will not be appreciated for all the good work. Good year for medical professionals. Avoid taking decision in haste. Some you will think about quitting job and turn self-employed. Some of you will have to travel abroad or distant location as part of your job.
Finance – Gains from property related dealings. Some of you will have to pay fines. You …

Truth demands a mind that is totally free – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Attention is the flame in which sorrow ends.
The essence of goodness is a mind that is not in conflict.
Truth demands a mind that is totally free.
Observe your attachment or aggression without direction, motive or desire. In that very observation there is an ending of it.

Through negation of all that man has built within himself, the positive comes into being. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 12, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 12, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:37 AM on December 12. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra till 5:46 PM. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 5:46 PM. Then onward it is Mesha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth 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 Shukla Paksha Da…