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Ashtasakhi – The Eight Friends and Companions of Radha

‘Ashta’ means eight and ‘Sakhi’ mean friends. Ashtasakhis are the eight friends and companions of Radha. Ashtasakhi concept is found in the Vaishnava Texts associated with Gaudiya and Vallabha sects.
The female companions are considered as the personification of Krishna’s blissful aspect – this personification is known as Hladini Shakti.
The Ashtasakhis are Lalita, Vishakha, Campakalata, Chitra, Tungavidya, Indulekha, Rangadevi and Sudevi. In some text the names Chitra, Sudevi, Tungavidya and Induleka are replaced by Sumitra, Sundari, Tungadevi and Indurekha.
Vaishnava scriptures are of the view that the eight friends are spiritual evolved beings. They are worshipped and given statues of minor deities.

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Chitra Nakshatra Colour – Which is the Lucky Color of Chitra Nakshatra?

Chitra Nakshatra is the fourteenth among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. The lucky color for people born in the first two quarter of the Nakshatra is green. For people born in the last two quarter the color is White and Silver. As per Hindu astrology a particular type of color is dedicated to a certain Nakshatra which is lucky for the birth star.
Chitra Nakshatra first two quarter are housed in Kanya Rasi or Virgo Zodiac. The next last two quarter are housed in Tula Rashi or Libra Zodiac.
Wearing green color or shades of green color dress for interviews and other competitions are lucky for those people born in this Nakshatra.
The colors to be completely avoided are brown and black.

Seeing Flag in Dreams Meaning in Hindu Religion

Seeing Flag is considered good as per those who believe in dream interpretation. Flag in Hindi means Janda. In Hindu religion there is an ancient scripture known as Swapna Shastra which gives interpretation and meaning of various dreams. Some dreams are bad and some are good.
The main belief is that those who see flag in dream will be blessed with opportunity to undertake spiritual journeys. Such people will become more dharmic. They will be concentrating on philosophical or religious activities. They might also show keen interest in social work.
Please note that one should not give too much importance to such things. Majority of the dreams have no meaning as they just extension of important events that took place on a day.

Ramayana Audio in English – Download Ramayan Audio in mp3

You can download and listen to the entire Ramayana in English thanks to the free audio version of Ramayan created by LibriVox. The audio is in mp3 format and is in public domain. The English Ramayana text that is narrated is the one translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith.
The audio is divided into six parts. The file size varies from 90 MB to 340 MB.
LinkRamayana Audio in English in mp3

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 2, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 2, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithior the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:25 AM on May 2. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithior the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 10:58 AM. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 11:49 PM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Parashuram Jayanti. Akshaya Tritiya. Chardham Yatra begins.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
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