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Story of Devasena Consort of Muruga

Story of Devasena, consort of Muruga, is found in the Vana Parva of the Mahabharata. Indra was once defeated by the demons and he went into exile. One day while he was thinking about ways to regain his lost glory, he heard the cry of a female. The female was calling for help.
Indra soon discovered that the woman was being forcibly carried away by demon Kesin. Indra asked the demon to release Kesin but he did not budge. The demon threw a mace on Indira.
Indra cut the mace with his Vajra and chased the demon away.
The woman then told Indra that she was Devasena – she represents the strength of the army of the Devas or who follow Dharma. She had a sister Daityasena – she presents the strength of the army of the demons or who follow Adharma.
She then said that the demon Kesin wanted to marry her but she ran away from him. Her sister was already married to the demon.
She then requested Indra to secure her a proper husband who would be able to overcome all the enemies of Dharma.
Indra the…

Australian National University Offers Sanskrit Course in Electronic Text Book

New technology is breathing life into Sanskrti, one of the world’s oldest languages, with the publication of a Sanskrit electronic textbook by the AustralianNationalUniversity. The e–Text is titled ‘Joy of Sanskrit’ operates across both Apple and Android platforms on mobile phones, tablets and other devices. Australian National University reports
The e-text was developed by Grazia Scotellaro in the ANUCollege of Asia and the Pacific’s Digital Learning Project and Sanskrit lecturer Dr McComas Taylor.  Scotellaro says the e-text gives students unprecedented access to their teachers. “I call the e-text ‘professor in my pocket’ – the idea being that students have access to their professor all the time,” she says. “One of the biggest problems with online and digital learning is the anonymity of learning – you don’t see the person who is teaching you. But, with this you see your teacher every day.  “The students also have access to the materials that they need to learn anytime they want.”

Swami Krishnananda Teachings

Brahma-Vidya is the art and the science of educating oneself in the manner of correctly perceiving the world as such, including one’s own self in the totality of relations, so that no partial vision of things can be regarded as a passport to the concept of the Absolute.
The true philosophic method should not be lopsided, should not be biased to any particular or special dogma, but comprehend within itself the processes of reflection and speculation and at the same time be able to reconcile the deductive and inductive methods of reasoning.
The powers that we seek, the joys that we expect, do not come from anywhere other than our own selves. All the powers are inside us, just as tremendous energy is hidden in an atom. It does not come from outside, from somewhere else. It is there inside and has only to be released by adopting certain procedures. If it is not released, it will seem like nothing; it is a meaningless particle of matter about which nobody will bother, in spite of the fact t…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 10, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 10, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 6:46 AM on April 10. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 3:10 PM. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 3:10 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Chait…