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Story of Parabrahma as Yaksha before Indra and other Devas To Teach an Important Lesson

An important lesson mentioned in the Kenopanishad points towards the core teaching of Hinduism - all that is animate and inanimate is nothing but the Supreme Truth – Parabrahma. Once, Devas under the leadership of Indra defeated the demons. Indra, Agni, Vayu, Chandra and all other Devas were intoxicated by the victory and were praising their acts in the battle.
Suddenly the Devas felt the presence of a Yaksha outside. Agni was asked to find out about the Yaksha.
Yaksa asked Agni who he was. Agni proudly gave his name and boasted that he can burn anything in the universe.
Yaksa then pointed towards a dried blade of grass and asked Agni to burn it. Agni did his best to make the dried blade of grass catch fire, but nothing happened.
Frightened, Agni went inside and informed the Devas.
Then Vayu was deputed to solve the mystery.
He too bragged about his power and said that he can blow away anything in the universe.
Yaksha then asked Vayu to blow away the dried blade of grass. Vayu used…

Brahmamanda Purana in Hindi – Read Brahmamanda Purana Online

Brahmamanda Purana is one of the most important Puranas. It contains valuable information on Ganesha and Krishna. It It deals with topics such as Cosmogony, Religion, Philosophy History, Geography and Astronomy. Now the Ved Puran website is offering the entire Brahmamanda Purana in Hindi online. It is not in pdf format. So you can only read it online.
LinkRead Brahmamanda Purana Online

Tirukkural Teachings on Desire

If the pain of pains called desire be kept out, one can even in this life attain unbroken happiness.
If the desire to attain the Real is truly strong, the dropping of any form of worldly desire becomes easy.
If one’s heart is set on ending the round of births, there is no purpose in keeping any attachments alive. Even the body is a burden to be got rid of soon.
There is no worthier object to desired that deliverance from births, and this worthy desire can be fulfilled if we renounce desires.
There is no possession so great as non-desire either in this world or in the worlds beyond.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 19, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 19, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or fourth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:03 AM on February 19. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham Nakshatra till 7:24 AM. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rasi till 7:36 PM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Falgun month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, …