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Vishnu Purana in Tamil – Read or Download the Epic Vishnu Puranam in Tamil

Vishnu Purana Epic in Tamil is provided by Digital Library of India – an undertaking of the Government of India. You can read and download the Tamil Vishnu Puranam credited to T.C. Partha sarathi. You can read the epic online and there is also an option to download but it works rarely. Please note that it is not in pdf format.
Link – This is the link to the first chapter of Vishnu Purana Epic in Tamil. (You will need to download software to read the epic from the website)
Please note the links are in a government of India maintained site and you never know when it will be down and when it will resume. So please do not find fault with me as I am just providing valuable information.

Ramayana in Bengali – Read or Download the Epic Ramayan in Bengali

The Ramayana Epic in Bengali is provided by Digital Library of India – an undertaking of the Government of India. You can read and download the Bengali Ramayan credited to unknown author. You can read the epic online and there is also an option to download but it works rarely. Please note that it is not in pdf format.
Link – This is the link to the first chapter of Ramayana Epic in Bengali. (You will need to download software to read the epic from the website)
Please note the links are in a government of India maintained site and you never know when it will be down and when it will resume. So please do not find fault with me as I am just providing valuable information.

Lemon in Glass of Water – Meaning and Symbolism of Lemon in Glass of Water in Hinduism

You might have come across lemon in a glass of water in shops and rarely in Hindu homes. The meaning and symbolism is not associated with any holy book in Hinduism. It is more related to Vastu Shastra. In some Hindu cultures it is a way to keep Alakshmi away.
The practice of keeping lemon in glass of water is more related to culture in some regions. It has nothing to do with Hinduism. People do this to keep away evil eye and bad luck. It is basically done to usher in only prosperity.
There is a belief that Alakshmi who brings in bad luck will be happy to see the lemon in glass and will not enter the premises and create bad luck. This is because Alakshmi like sour and pungent things.
Is it necessary to do it? No it is not at all necessary. Such practices are mere superstition and should not be followed.
Read more about Alakshmi – the goddess of misfortune

Ashada Jathra Festival at Malekal Tirupati Temple near Arasikere in Hassan

Ashada Jathra Festival at MalekalTirupatiTemple attracts thousands of devotees. The festival is observed from Ashada Shukla Panchami to Ashada Krishna Panchami. The 15-day festival is the most important event in the temple. Ashada Jathra Festival at MalekalTirupatiTemple in 2018 is from July 17 to August 1.
The most important festivals are observed on Ashada Shukla Dasami (July 22, 2018), Ekadasi (July 23, 2018) and Dwadasi (July 24, 2018).
The deity is taken around the temple during the festival in different types of Vahanas.
On Dasami day Garuda Seva is performed.
Gajendra Moksha is performed on Ekadasi day.
The most important Rathotsava is performed on Ashada Shukla Dwadasi.
Another important day is Ashada Shukla Chaturdasi – Hanuman Puja is observed on this day. The main festival also comes to an end on this day.

Which gemstone should aspiring actors and actresses wear?

It is widely believed that wearing a particular gemstone or ratna will change luck. So which gemstone should aspiring actors and actresses wear? The gemstone that is recommended for those want to become actors and actresses is Heera or Diamond.
Along with wearing Heera one should offer prayers to Goddess Saraswati. Prayers should also be offered to Ganesha and Sri Krishna.
The heera or diamond should be affixed to silver or gold.

Business Success Rudraksha – Which Rudraksha Should Be Worn for Success in Business?

The best Rudraksha for attaining business success is the 21 face Rudraksh. It is widely believed that those wearing the 21 Mukhi Rudraksh will be able to achieve success in business through the blessing of Kuber and Goddess Lakshmi.
7-face Rudraksha is also associated with money making. The 7 mukhi is believed to have the blessing of Goddess Lakshmi.
6-face Rudraksh is also worn for gaining money as it is associated with Shukra Grah.
It must be noted here that there is no single opinion in this matter. Astrologer and Rudraksh experts give different opinions.
The best solution is to wear the Rudraksh that you have in your possession and be devoted, hard working and determined. Shiva is present in all forms of Rudraksh. So what matters in the end is your devotion.

Sath Mukhi Rudraksha Mantra – Prayer for wearing seven face Rudraksh

Seven Face Rudraksha is known as Sath Mukhi Rudraksh and it is dedicated to Saptamatrikas. The mantra dedicated to the Rudraksh is highly powerful and it is chanted while wearing. The prayer should also be chanted while offering worship to the Sath Mukhi Rudraksh.
Chanting of the mantra and worshipping or wearing of Sath Mukhi Rudraksha will usher in happiness, peace in family and increase in profit.


Ashwini Nakshatra Rudraksha – Which Rudraksha Should Ashwini Nakshatra People wear?

Each Nakshatra born people as per Hindu Astrology should wear a particular face Rudraksha for success, love, peace and prosperity. Ashwini Nakshatra born people should wear Rudraksh with three or five faces. Wearing of which will bring in all round success to Ashwini Nakshatra or birth star.
The deity associated with Five Face Rudraksha is Shiva.
The deity associated with three face is Agni.



The devotee who wears it will also have the blessing of Mangal Graha or Mars and Brihaspati Graha or Jupiter.
Performing food donation and distributing clothes after wearing the Rurdraksh is highly meritorious for Ashwini Nakshatra People.

When Does Ganesh Chaturthi End in 2017?

Ganesh Chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God. Ganesh Chaturthi in 2017 begins on August 25. But when does Ganesh Chaturthi festival end in 2017? The festival is a 12 day affair in Maharashtra. In 2017 Ganesh Chaturthi festival will end on September 5.
If you are travailing in Mumbai, Pune and other important cities in Maharashtra then you will have to face road blocks.
Ganesh Chaturthi in Hyderabad also ends on September 5.
In other regions the festival will end mostly on August 28.

Chitrakoot Parikrama

Chitrakoot Parikrama is the circumambulation of holy places in Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh in India. Devotees walk to various holy places in the town. Bhagvan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman resided at Chitrakoot during their exile period in the Ramayana.
Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandavas, is believed to have performed many pujas and rituals at this holy place. King Nala performed penance here to get back his kingdom.
The Chitrakoot Parikrama is performed at Kamadgiri Hill which is around 2 km from the town.
The route of the Parikrama is more than 4 kilometers and there are numerous temples and sacred places on the way.
The important temples on the way are MukharavindaTemple, CharanapadukaTemple (where one can find the foot prints of Bhagvan Sri Ram), LakshmanaTemple, Pancha Tirtha – abode of Surya, Chandra, Vayu, Agni and Varuna and Bharatkupa.
Bharakupa is a pond which contains water collected by Bharata from many sacred rivers hoping to anoint Bhagvan Sri Ram as king of Ayo…

Bahrain – Lunar Eclipse September 28, 2015 Time in Bahrain – Chandra Grahan Timing in Bahrain in September 2015

A Total lunar eclipse, Chandra Grahan, taking place on September 28, 2015 in India will be visible in Manama city and other places in Bahrain during early morning hours. The time of the eclipse in Bahrain is from 4:07 AM to 7:27 AM on September 28, 2015. 
You don’t need to follow this Chandra Grahan if you are living in Bahrain.
Please note that pregnant woman need not worry about this Lunar Eclipse. Please keep cool and remain calm. There is nothing to worry.
You may also like to read Pregnant Women and Lunar Eclipse as per Hindu Tradition
Story of Lunar Eclipse in Hindu Religion

Mango Tree at Ekambaranathar Temple at Kanchipuram – The Story of the Mango Tree at Kanchipuram Ekambaranathar Temple

EkambaranatharTemple at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu is famous for a mango tree which is more than 3500 years old. Symbolically the four branches of the mango tree represent the four Vedas. ‘Ek’ means one and Amra means ‘mango’ – Shiva is Ekambaranathar here. The story of the Mango tree is associated with the deep devotion of Goddess Parvati.

Legend has it that Goddess Parvati created a Shivling using sand under a mango tree on the banks of VegavathyRiver. Shiva tried numerous methods to test the strength of the devotion of Goddess Parvati and each time her devotion won.
Once the VegavathyRiver rose flooding the banks, to protect the Shivling Goddess Parvati hugged it tightly. She thus saved the Shivling. Touched by her devotion, Shiva appeared and married her under the mango tree.
A unique aspect is that the Mango Tree yields four different types of mangos – sweet, bitter, spicy and citric.

Quotes from Chapter 14 of Bhagavad Gita

Purity (Sattva), passion (Rajas), and inertia (Tamas) – these Gunas born of Prakriti bind fast in the body the embodied, the indestructible.
Of these Sattva, which, because of its stainlessness, is luminous and healthy, binds by attachment to happiness and by attachment to knowledge.
Know though rajas to be of the nature of passion, the source of thirst and attachment, it binds fast the embodied one, by attachment of action)
But know that tamas is born of ignorance. Deluding all embodied beings, it binds fast, by heedlessness, indolence and sleep.
When through every gate in this body the light of intelligence shines, then it may be known that Sattva is predominant.
Those who are abiding in sattva go upwards; the rajasic dwell in the middle; and the tamasic, abiding in the function of the lowest guna, go downwards.
He who seated like one unconcerned is not moved by the gunas who knowing that the gunas operate, is self-centered and swerves not.
The same in honor and dishonor; the same …

Ramdevpir Jayanti 2017 date

Ramdevpir Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Ramdevji or Ramsha Pir. He is worshipped mainly in Rajasthan. Ramdevpir Jayanti 2017 date is August 23. It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Dwitiya day in Bhadrapad month (second day during the waxing phase of moon) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Rajasthan.

Ramdevpir is the personal and family deity of millions of people in Rajasthan. He is believed to be an incarnation of Vishnu. Ramdevji (1352 AD to 1385 AD) worked for the upliftment of the poor and revival of Hindu religion which was under the attack of invaders. He performed numerous miracles during his period and this made him attract followers from various communities.
Ramdevpir Jayanti attracts thousands of devotees to the BabaRamdevjiTemple at Ramdevra in Rajasthan. This is the Samadhi Sthal of the deity.

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithior the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:27 PM on July 2. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithior the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 3:48 PM. Then onward it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Ashada Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada 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 – Ashada Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi