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Story of Goddess Mookambika

Story of Goddess Mookambika is found in the Skanda Purana. The ancient Purana narrates that a demon named Kaumasura performed intense austerities and was blessed with the darshan of Mahadev Shiva. The demon intended to ask immense powers and immortality as boon. But Goddess Saraswati as Vagdevi robbed the demon of his speech.
The demon was thus unable to ask the boon and from that day he came to be known as Mookasura. 
Through the austerities performed, Mookasura had attained immense strength. He used this strength to attack the Devas and human beings.
To put an end to the demon, Goddess Shakti, Lakshmi and Saraswati combined into one form and annihilated the demon Mookasura.
Devi then merged into the Shivling at Kolluru.
Even today before the Rathotsava festival in the temple, Mookasura is offered prayers.

Tulsi Plant May Be a Potent Medicine Against Cancer

Hindus have been using Tulsi, or Basil, as medicine from the Vedic Age. It is also widely worshipped in India. Tulsi plant is mainly associated with Hindu God Vishnu. Now a group of researchers in the United States indicates that Tulsi plant may be a potent medicine against cancer. Tulsi or basil has eugenol that helps fight cancer. Business Standard reports
"When you grind basil leaves, a compound called eugenol comes out. If I could make it produce eugenol in higher amounts, that basil plant would serve as a storehouse of that anti-cancerous compound," said Chandrakanth Emani, assistant professor of plant molecular biology at Western Kentucky University-Owensboro (WKU-O) in the US.  In his lab at the Owensboro facility, Emani and his students are genetically engineering the basil to produce more eugenol, a compound in basil that, in his words, "has a very great pharmaceutical value because it's shown to control breast cancer".  "Eugenol, when they put it …

Real meditation is the highest form of intelligence – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Real meditation is the highest form of intelligence.
To be choicelessly aware of everything about you and within yourself, is meditation.
If you are aware of the political and religious propaganda that goes on ceaselessly, aware of the many influences about you, you will see how quickly you understand and are free of every influence as you come into contact with it.
For what you are, the world is.
Your inward conflicts express themselves in outward disasters.
The inner craving ever modifies the outer.
To bring about a radical and peaceful change, there must be voluntary, intelligent inner transformation.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 14, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 14, 2014 (Today) – Purnima Tithi or full moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:53 AM on February 14. Then onward it is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra the whole day and till 12:53 AM on February 15. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Magh Purnima Tithi or the full 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 – Magh Purnima or the full moon day in Magha month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa.
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Magh …