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Story of the Birth of Marthanda manifestation of Surya, the Sun God

Marthanda is a manifestation of Surya, the sun god in Hinduism. Please note that quite often Marthanda is also equated with sun (is another name of Surya). Legend has it that Aditi, the wife of Sage Kashyapa, was serving food to her husband. Suddenly a guest came. Aditi could only attend the guest after she had served her husband.
Aditi Devo Bhava – Guest is considered as God in Hindu culture. The delay in attending to him angered the guest. The guest, in a fit of anger, cursed Aditi that she would abort her fetus.
But Sage Kashyapa saved the fetus. The child that was born was Martanda, the one resurrected from the aborted fetus.

Hindu Temple to Be Demolished Lifted to New Site near Vellore in Tamil Nadu

Sree Aadhi Bethaballi Gangai Amman temple is located at Ayyanur village on the Ambur–Vaniyambadi Road near Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The temple was to be demolished due to highway expansion work. But devotees of the area other ideas and they decided to lift the temple to a new site. The temple is located around 230 km from Chennai. Deccan Chronicle Reports   “We were really upset and shared the news with the devotees. They suggested that we decide by lot on whether we should allow the demolition or retain the structure and move to a new location.  The chit that was drawn, which we believe is the divine intervention, suggested that the shrine be kept intact and moved to a new destination,” said Moorthy.  After it was agreed upon to move the shrine, the temple trust management purchased a private plot measuring 80 by 40 feet that was located 40 feet behind the present location for Rs 7 lakhs and engaged engineers from TDBD Private Limited, a Haryana-based structure relocation firm. “The …

God Does Not Work Directly but Through His Numberless Agencies – Mahatma Gandhi Thoughts

I can easily put up with the denial of the world, but any denial by me of God is unthinkable. I know that I can do nothing. God can do everything. O God, make me Thy fit instrument and use as thou wilt!

I have not seen Him, neither have I known Him. I have made the world’s faith in God my own and as my faith is ineffaceable, I regard that faith as amounting to experience. However, as it may be said that to describe faith, as experience is to tamper with truth, it may perhaps be more correct to say that I have no word for characterizing my belief in God. Yet I am surer of His existence than of the fact that you and I are sitting in this room. Then I can also testify that I may live without air and water but not without Him. You may pluck out my eyes, but that cannot kill me. You may chop off my nose, but that will not kill me. But blast my belief in God, and I am dead.

I believe that we can all become messengers of God, if we cease to fear man and seek only God’s Truth. I do believe I…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 30, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 30, 2014 (Today) – Amavasya Tithi or no moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:53 AM on January 30. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 4:25 PM. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya. Mauni Amavas. Thai Amavasya in Tamil Nadu
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Magh Amavasya or the no moon day 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 Amavasya or the no moon day in Paush month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa.