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Goddess Bhimchandi Devi – About Goddess Bhim Chandi

Bhimchandi Devi is a powerful manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Her murti is worshipped in many temples in North India. An important Bhim Chandi Devi temple is located in Varanasi and is one of the halting places during the famous Panchakosi Parikrama. Another temple is located at Pinjore in Haryana.
Legend has it that Mother Goddess Shakti appeared in an unimaginably huge form in the Himalayas to protect Sages and people who followed Dharma. She gets her name from the huge figure in which she appeared – Bhima. This is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya.
Bhimchandi Devi is often referred as the ‘Ugra’ or fierce manifestation. Her fury is uncontrollable and unimaginable. Next moment she can be benign, kind and caring mother. Due to her volatile temper, she is feared by the devotees.
It is believed that Goddess Bhimchandi creates trouble in the life of those who practice Adharma. She protects her devotees from all troubles. But if her devotees stray from the path of Dharma, she crea…

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi in mp3 audio for free download

This Bhagavad Gita mp3 audio in Hindi is provided by the Yatharth Geeta website. Each 18 chapter of the Bhagavad Gita is divided into different mp3 files. The translation and explanation in Hindi is provided by Shri Paramahansji Maharaj.
The size of the files vary from 20 MB to 44 MB. You will have to download several files to get the complete Bhagavad Gita with commentary in Hindi.
Each chapter is divided into two separate files. All eighteen chapters are available for download.
You can download Bhagavad Gita MP3 in Hindi here at yatharth geeta.

Balendu Poojan – Worship of Moon

Balendu Poojan is the worship of the moon after the no moon day or Amavasya. It is observed on the first day during the waxing phase of moon or Shukla Paksha Pratipada. Balendu Puja is held every month in some regions. It involves praying and making offerings to Chandra, the moon god.
‘Balendu’ means the ascending moon.
Devotees offer prayers to Chandra or moon god on the day at moonrise time. They offer curd, white sweet and white flowers. The food items are later shared with family members, friends and neighbors.
Making food donation on the day to orphans and poor elderly people is considered highly meritorious.

Mahabharata in 100 tweets

Mahabharata in 100 tweets was attempted by Meghna Pant as part of part of a Twitter fiction contest organized by publishers Random House, Penguin and Association of American Publishers. She narrated the entire Mahabharata which is the longest epic in the world (100,000 stanzas)
You can read the 100 tweet Mahabharata here.
Some newspapers are claiming this is a first attempt to tweet Mahabharata but it is not. A couple of years back another person had successfully narrated the Mahabharat on twitter. 
You read this attempt titled epic retold here at twitter.

Chanakya on Restrain of Sense Organs

Restraint of the organs of sense, on which success in study and discipline depends, can be enforced by abandoning lust, anger, greed, vanity, haughtiness and over joy.
Absence of attachment in the perception of sound, touch, color, flavor, and scent by means of the ear, the skin, the eyes, the tongue and the nose, is what is meant by the restrain of the sense.
Whoever has not his organs of sense under his control, will soon perish, though possessed of the whole earth.
Ravana unwilling under the influence of vanity to restore a stranger’s wife perished along with his kingdom and relations.
The six enemies of a man are lust, anger, greed, vanity, haughtiness and over joy.