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Story of the Origin of Rudra in the Vedas

The story of the origin of Rudra is found in the Aitareya Brahmana. The legend narrates the emergence of Rudra. Aitareya Brahman is part of the Rig Veda and was authored by Rishi Aitareya.
One day Prajapati out of intense passion chased his own daughter. The daughter took the form of a doe (female deer) and tried to escape. Prajapati followed her in the form of a deer and made love to her.
Devas and other celestial beings did not like this act of Prajapati. But out of fear they did not question or punish Prajapati.
But the anger in the celestial beings separated from them and took the form of various body parts. They then amalgamated it to create a single ferocious being which came to be known as Rudra.
The celestial beings asked Rudra to kill Prajapati.
Rudra put a condition to perform the act that he should be made the chief of the animal world.
The celestial beings agreed and then Rudra shot an arrow hitting Prajapati.
Prajapati is the first born and the progenitor of all beings…

August 2014 – Good Dates for Buying – Flat – House – Land and Property – Auspicious days in August 2014 For Buying Flat or House or Land or Villa in Hindu calendar and Panchang

Good Dates in August 2014 for buying Flat – Land – Villa – House is based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in India. Majority of Hindus look for auspicious dates for buying or selling flat, villa, house, land and property. These are the good dates for the purpose of selling and buying in August 2014.  August 2014 – Good Dates for Buying – Flat – House – Land and PropertyAugust 1  /  August 2 August 8 / August 11 August 12 / August 13 Good only after 2:14 August 14 / August 15 August 19 / August 20 August 21 / August 22 August 26 / August 27 August 28 / August 28 August 30 / 
Dates to be avoided in August 2014 Flat – Land – Property Buying – August 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 16, 23, 24 and August 25, 2014

Chaturveda Navaneetha Santhana Krishnan Temple at Ariyallur near Chennai – Four Vedas Depicted as Four Cows

ChaturvedaNavaneethaSanthanaKrishnanTemple is a unique temple located at Ariyallur near Manali in Northern Part of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Sri Krishna. Apart from the murti of Navaneetha Santhana Krishna – there are murtis of four cows symbolically representing the four Vedas. The temple also has a murti of Garuda, the vehicle of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. Deccan Chronicle reports

The temple has been planned to have Ghosala (shelter for cows) at the temple and the devotees would be encouraged to pe­r­sonally feed them.  The cows, portraying the four Vedas, and also the idol of Santhana Krishnan were sculpted by Sthapathi Shankern­arayanan.  “Since the Vedic times importance has been attached to cows…all the gods are believed to reside in the body of Kamadhenu - the generic cow. Her four legs are the scriptural Vedas,” says Subramanian.  Apart from patronising Ghosala, steps would be taken to conduct Gho pujas, he said and added that this was for the first time tha…

God Can Only Be Known by Symbols Because In Its Ultimate Reality It Defies Logic and Exceeds Perception – Sri Aurobindo

The spirit who lies concealed behind the material world, has given us, through the inspiration of great seers, the Scriptures as helpers and guides to unapparent truth, lamps of great power that send their rays into the darkness of the unknown beyond which He dwells, tamasah parastat.
They are guides to knowledge, brief indications to enlighten us on our path, not substitutes for thought and experience.
They are shabdam Brahma, the Word, the oral expression of God, not the thing to be known itself nor the knowledge of Him.
Shabdam has three elements, the word, the meaning and the spirit. The word is a symbol, vak or nama; we have to find the artha, the meaning or form of thought which the symbol indicates.
But the meaning itself is only the indication of something deeper which the thought seeks to convey to the intellectual conception. For not only words, but ideas also are eventually no more than symbols of a knowledge which is beyond ideas and words. Therefore it comes that no …

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 23, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon the whole day on December 23 and till 12:56 AM on December 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 12:21 PM. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Paush Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning 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 Krishna Paksha Sash…