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Which Hindu God is worshipped on Monday?

A particular day in a week is dedicated to a Hindu God as per Hindu tradition. So which is the Hindu God worshipped on Monday? Monday in Hinduism is generally dedicated to Shiva. People visit temples dedicated to Shiva and also observe Monday fasting. Some people observe Solah Somvar Vrat or fasting for sixteen Mondays.
People offer water, honey, milk etc to Shivling on the day. But the best offering on the day is feeding hungry children and elderly people. The money that you spent on milk or honey can be used to feed a person on the day. The best offering is food as per Hinduism.

Story of Sage Bhringi and the Origin of Ardhanarishwar

Shiva as Ardhanarishwar is half-woman half-man. Story of Sage Bhringi and Ardhariswar form of Shiva is found in Tamil culture. Legend has it that Sage Bhringi once went to Kailash to pay darshan to Shiva. He wanted to circumambulate Shiva.
But Goddess Parvati was always with Shiva and the sage was not ready to circumambulate Goddess Parvati.
Now Goddess Parvati was not ready to make way for the sage and She sat on the lap of Shiva. This made it impossible for the sage to circumambulate only Shiva.
Sage Bhringi then took the form of a bee to fly around the head of Shiva.
But Goddess Parvati merged with Shiva and the divine couple became Ardhanarishwar. This is believed to be the origin of Ardhanarishwar.
The legend continues… and it is said that the sage took the form a worm and entered the body of Ardhanarishwar and created hole and circumambulated only Shiva.
Goddess Parvati became furious and cursed Bhringi to loose his flesh and blood. The sage was reduced to a skeleton and coul…

Book – A Southern Music – The Karnatik Story

A Southern Music – The Karnatik Story is written by T.M. Krishna and is published by Harper Collins. The book explores the world of Carnatic music. The Hindu Business Line reports  “It is the greatest book on any subject I have read,” said Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen launching A Southern Music: The Karnatik Story, a book by T. M. Krishna, a renowned Carnatic vocalist. Heaping wholesome praise on Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna’s book A Southern Music – The Karnatik Story, which he launched, Professor Sen said it was one of the best books he had read. “What you get from the book is the deeper sense of experience, a better understanding, context and, of course, a kind of commanding view of the history of the discipline,” he said. The book, he added, also dealt with contemporary event in music and its impact. A Southern Music – The Karnatik Story Author - T.M. Krishna
Published by Harper Collins Cover Price – 699/- Number of pages - 350 pages

Only those who want nothing are masters of nature – Swami Vivekananda

Only those who want nothing are masters of nature.
Work done rightly leads to freedom.
Unchaste imagination is as bad as unchaste action.
Controlled desire leads to the highest result.

Through the power of love the senses become finer and higher. The perfect love is very rare in human relation, for human love is almost always interdependent and mutual. Swami Vivekananda