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Male Mahadeswara – About God Male Mahadeswara

Male Mahadeswara was a Shaivite saint who lived during the 15th century and is believed to be an incarnation of Hindu God Shiva. He performed numerous miracles during his life time. A Shivling appeared from the final resting place of the Saint and the famous Male Mahadeswara SwamiTemple is built around this Shivling.
Legend has it that as a young boy, Shri Mahadeshwara cured cattle of diseases. It is said that a huge grinding stone would rotate by the mere touch of the saint. He performed numerous other miracles and is said that he used to move around on a tiger, which was his vehicle.
Shri Mahadeshwara is believed to have arrived at Male Mahadeshwara hills to protect saints who were troubled by a black magician. The area was then a dense forest surrounded by numerous hills. The saints who arrived there to meditate were imprisoned by a black magician.
Shri Mahadeshwara ventured into the dense forest and annihilated the black magician. He freed the saints and made the hills his abode.…

Significance of Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri Mantra is a verse in Rig Veda (3.62.10) and is addressed to Sun. It is found in Rig Veda book 3 hymn 63 line 10. The mantra is attributed to Sage Visvamitra. Om Bhur Bhuva Suvah
Tat Savithur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat
There are innumerable interpretations of Gayatri Mantra. Scholars have been interpreting Gayatri for ages and it still continues. The net result is that ordinary people no longer knows what it means. People have begun to attach undue importance and we have all sort of stories on Gayatri Mantra. Each syllable in the Gayatri has been put under scanner and undue significance has been attributed.
Then there are the scientific interpretations of Gayatri Mantra. Some of them can make excellent science fictions.
One can easily get lost in the sea of scholarly and scientific articles on Gayatri Mantra. Most of these articles are the product of ego of the author who wanted to show off his/her knowledge. Some of the interpretations were meant …

Which is the current year in Marathi Calendar in Maharashtra?

The current year in Marathi Calendar followed in Maharashtra in India is 1939. It is the Shalivahana Shaka Era 1939. As per Marathi Panchang the name of the current year is the Hevilambinama Samvatsara.
The current year began on March 28, 2017 and will end on March 17, 2018. The New Year in Maharashtra is known as Gudi Padwa.
The calendar followed in Maharashtra is the traditional lunar calendar. A month begins after Amavasya or no moon day and ends with the next Amavasya.

Beauty Spot on Stomach - Til on Stomach Meaning and Importance – Is it Bad or Good?

Beauty spot or til on Stomach is not interrupted as bad in Hindu religion. It is neither good. Stomach means pett in Hindi. The position of beauty spot, locally known as til, has specific meaning to certain Hindu communities. It is also only given importance in certain regions.
The person with til on Stomach will be a voracious eater. The person will always be looking out for good food. This can be interrupted as the person will make wealth enough to enjoy good food. It can also mean that the person might suffer from diseases related to overeating.
It must be remembered that the use of beauty spot or til to determine future etc is not followed all communities in Hinduism. It is limited to certain Hindu sects and regions.
There are also no references in Hindu scriptures which talk about the importance of beauty spot.
It would be wise if you do not follow such things and concentrate on your studies and career.

Hanuman is worshipped in Female Form in this Chhattisgarh Temple

At the HanumanTemple in Girjabandh in Ratanpur District in Chhattisgarh, the Hanuman Murti worshipped is in a female form or here it is Goddess Hanuman. This is a rarest of rare HanumanTemple. It is also a Dakshinamukhi temple (facing south). There are no other known temples where Hanuman is worshipped in female form. The Hanuman murti carries Ram on the left shoulder and Mata Sita on the right shoulder. News 18 Chhattisgarh reports Devotees say that the mystery of this temple lies in the story of a king Prithvi Devju who ruled Ratanpur decades back. He was a worshipper of Hanuman. Prithvi Devju fell ill and got into depression. He dreamt of Hanuman one night where the god asked him to build his temple. He followed his orders.  Soon after the temple was built, Hanuman once again came in Devju's dreams and asked him to pull out his idol from Mahamaya Kund and place it in the temple. When the king's workers pulled out the idol, they saw that it was Hanuman in a female avatar.

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

Anuradha Nakshatra is the 16th among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. The lucky colors for people born in the Nakshatra Anuradha are Red and Orange. As per Hindu astrology a particular type of color is dedicated to a certain Nakshatra which is lucky for the birth star.
Anuradha Nakshatra is housed in Vrischika Rashi or Scorpio Zodiac.
Wearing Red or Orange color or shades of red or orange color dress for interviews and other competitions are lucky for those people born in this Nakshatra.
The colors to be completely avoided are Black and Deep Yellow.

Swami Krishnananda on perception – inference and verbal testimony

Perception, inference and verbal testimony are the primary ways of right knowledge.
How do we know that there is an object in front of us? We acquire this knowledge through direct sensory contact. This is perception.
And when we see muddy water in a river, we suppose that there must have been rains uphill. This knowledge we gather by inference.
The words of others in whom we have faith also convey to us true knowledge as, for example, when we believe that there is an elephant in the nearby city, on hearing of it from a reliable friend, though we might have not have actually seen it with our eyes. This is Verbal testimony.
Swami Krishnananda
It is said in many Hindu scriptures that the sources of right knowledge are direct perception, inference and testimony or spiritual texts.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 5, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 5, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithior the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:53 PM on May 5. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithior the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 5:15 PM. Then onward it is Pushya or Pooyam or Pusam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi till 10:38 AM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh 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…