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Story of Brahma and Pushkar City

Pushkar in Rajasthan is one of the oldest cities in India and is deeply associated with Hindu religion. The city is associated with Brahma, the creator of the universe.  The story of Brahma and Pushkar city begins with Brahma searching for a divine place to conduct a Mahayajna.
He searched numerous places and finally decided to conduct the yajna in Pushkar.
But the city of Pushkar was in the control of a demon named Vajranash. He practiced Adharma and killed scores of living beings. Brahma's requested the demon to leave the place. But words of peace fell on deaf ears. The demon attacked Brahma.
Brahma took out a lotus flower and chanted a mantra. The lotus flower immediately turned into fierce weapon and killed the demon.
During the fight a petal of the lotus flower fell on earth and the PushkarLake was formed. 
After killing the demon, Brahma performed the yajna and the place became divine.
It is said that to perform the Yajna, Brahma needed the presence of his consort Goddes…

Hindu Calendar April 2014 with Tithi – Download Hindu Calendar April 2014 for free

Hindu Calendar April 2014 with Tithi for free download is based on Calendars followed in North India – Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. A month in this Hindu calendar begins after Purnima and ends on Purnima. All important festivals and fasting in April 2014 dates are marked in the calendar.
Link – Download Hindu Calendar April 2014 with Tithi
The calendar is uploaded in Google Drive and is shared with all people. You don’t need permission to open the link.

Godh Bharai Dates in October 2014 – Hindu Baby Shower Good Dates in October 2014

Godh Bharai Dates in October 2014 is based on Hindu calendar and Panchang. Godh Bharai is the Hindu baby shower and is one of the auspicious occasions. Below are the good dates in October 2014 for performing this important ritual.  Godh Bharai Dates in October 2014 October 2 October 3 October 5 October 6 October 8 October 9 October 10 October 13 October 15 October 16 October 17 October 19 October 20 October 21 October 24 October 29
Dates to be avoided in October 2014 for Godh Bharai – October 1, 4, 11, 12, 22, 25, 26 and October 27.

Udyapan for Karva Chauth Fasting – Ujaman or Uddhyapan of Karwa Chauth

Below is the procedure for Udyapan for Karva Chauth Fasting. Ujaman or Uddhyapan is performed after Karwa Chauth fasting. Woman can perform this Udyapan of Karva Chauth before or after marriage to wish god to bless them for a happy married life.
Please note that this article was provided by a reader of the blog and might not be applicable in all regions in India. You can make necessary changes to fit into your region or community observance.
1)    Place a set of four pooris at each 13 spots in a big plate 2)    Put lumps of halwa on each set of pooris 3)     Keep a saree and some money according to your financial statues. It is offered to the mother in law. It is called Bayana, the women doing Udyapan should give this Bayana to their mother in law respectably and should touch their feet to take blessing. 5)    Then apply some roli and rice on the edges of the plate 6)    Then give this plate to your mother in law respectfully and touch her feet to take her blessing.  7)    The mother…

Bhimchandi Devi Jayanti

Bhimchandi Devi is a fierce manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Bhimchandi Devi Jayanti is believed to be the day when Goddess appeared on earth. Bhimchandi Devi Jayanti 2017 is August 9. It is observed on the second day of the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month (August – September) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.
Bhimchandi is of volatile temperament and she unleashes trouble and misfortune in the lives of those who follow Adharma. She also blesses her devout and Dharmic devotees with peace and prosperity.
The most important offering to the Goddess is Vermilion. Red flowers, sweets and water are also offered to the Goddess.

Pooruruttathi Nakshatra Matching Stars for Marriage – Pooruruttathi Nakshatra Marriage Compatibility

Pooruruttathi Nakshatram matching stars for marriage in details is given below. Pooruruttathiis the 25th birth star among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. Pooruruttathi marriage compatibility or the very best matching stars are Vishakam, Moolam and Uthiradam.
Other good matching stars with Pooruruttathi are Ashwthy, Punirtham (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter), Uthiram (2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter), Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Anizham, Pooradam, Thiruonam, Avittam, Chathyam and Pooruruttathi (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter).
Bharani, Kartika, Rohini, Makayiram, Thiruvathira, Punirtham (4th quarter), Pooyam, Magham, Pooram, Uthiram (1st quarter), Triketta, Pooruruttathi (4th quarter) and Uthrittathi are okay – means not bad.
Stars that do not match with Pooruruttathi are Ayiliyam and Revathi.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2014 in Doubt Due to Repair Work in the Yatra Route

The flash flood of June 2013 had resulted in the cancellation of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2014 too is in doubt due to the slow progress of the repair work along the Yatra route. Times of India reports The main route of the pilgrimage — which is scheduled to begin from June 8 this year - was badly affected during the flash floods last year leading to the yatra being called off. Repair work in this area is progressing at a slow pace and it is unclear whether the route would be ready before the yatra commences.  Shirish Kumar, general manager, KMVN, told TOI that they were hopeful that the main route will open before the yatra begins but added they were also exploring the possibility of using two alternative routes as a backup plan this year. However, sources add that the alternative routes being considered could be "risky and unsafe for pilgrims.
Related Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2014 by Government of India

Love is the ambrosia which adds beauty and charm to life – Mata Amritanandamayi

Be a beginner, a child, in front of God, in front of the divine.
Attaching oneself to the transient nature of the world is the cause of all sorrows and sufferings.
Always remember that when dusk arrives, it already has dawn in its womb.
Along with knowledge about the world, we have to understand ourselves. Only then will our education be complete.
Love is the ambrosia which adds beauty and charm to life.
Patience, love and forgiveness are the three needed qualities to maintain a good relationship.
Mata Amritanandamayi

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 23, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 23, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 5:33 PM on January 23. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra the whole day.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 11:55 AM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Magh Krishna Paksha Saptami or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Magha 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 – Paush Krishna Paksha Saptam…