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Ayudha Purushas

Ayudha Purushas are the personification of the weapons in the hands of Hindu Gods and Goddesses especially that of Vishnu and Shiva. Various weapons and emblems such as Vajra, Shakti, Danda, Khadga, Pasha, Ankusha, Gada, Trishula, Padma, Chakra and Dhvaya are personified either as male of female.
Thus Shakti and Gada are personified as females.
Vajra, Khadga and Danda are males.
Chadra and Padma are eunuchs.
The personification is merely based on the reference to gender in Sanskrit.
Thus we have Gadadevi a popular deity in some regions.
The personification of Trishula has to be a good looking black complexioned male with handsome brows.
Shanka is represented as a white male figure with pretty eyes.

Delhi Lunar Eclipse Time on August 7, 2017 – Chandra Grahan time in New Delhi on August 7, 2017

A partial lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Delhi on August 7, 2017. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in New Delhi and other areas in the capital city of India from 10:53 PM on August 7 to 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017 – as per Indian standard time.
The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.

Raksha Bandhan rituals should be finished 9 hours before the start of Grahan.
Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Delhi Eclipse begins 10:53 PM on August 7 Mid Eclipse is at 11:50 PM on August 7 Eclipse ends at 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017

Book – Science of Ancient Hindus by Dr. Alok Kumar

Book Title “Science of Ancient Hindus” is written by Dr. Alok Kumar, an Indian American professor of physics at the State University of New York Oswego. About the book from Oswego website  “Sciences of the Ancient Hindus” describes many discoveries and advances of the ancient inhabitants of the country now known as India. Maintaining that these people have been widely known as Indians primarily in the 250 years since the British colonized the region, Kumar prefers the name Hindus for the inhabitants of the Indus-Sarasvati region, which has variously been called Hind, Hindustan, Bharat and India. The concepts of zero, the atom, and Earth as a planet that moves through the universe all appear in Hindu science long before they were proposed in Europe, he explains, and the ancient Hindus developed detailed knowledge of human anatomy, devising cataract surgery and skin grafting, for example. “The science of ancient India is a subject of great richness, far too often overlooked, that deser…

Tanginath Dham – Tanginath Mandir at Gumla in Jharkhand – Tanginath Shiva Temple

Tanginath Dham is a very popular and powerful temple dedicated to Shiva at Gumla in Jharkhand. As per local belief, the original Tanginath Mandir was constructed by Shiva Himself. A trident and Shivling are worshipped in the main temple. The temple complex is strewn with numerous murtis and temple artifacts.

TanginathShivaTemple is located atop a hill and is around 50 km from Gumla.
Shiva is worshipped here as Tanginath because local legend has it that Shiva installed his trident here. He then took the form of a common man and roamed around with a spade – tangi in local language.
A legend has that Tanginath Baba was challenged by a local king to build a temple overnight. Baba started the construction of the temple and was about to complete it before sunrise. But the king, who was a magician, turned into to a cock and gave the morning call.
Baba thought it was morning and as he could not complete the temple, He pushed it down with his foot. When Shiva realized that he was cheated, he t…

Inspirational Words – Sri Sudhanshuji Maharaj

Times are changing so try to mould yourself according to the time and situation.
The leaves of the tree fall and new leaves come and give freshness.
Be creative and positive to create something new.
Shed old wrong habits and seek new and fresh habits.
Freshness welcomes a new shine and brightness of the sun which is welcome like dawn.
Viewing the rising sun motivates you for a fresh new start, and is like a fresh air.
My hope is that flowing water, gushing rivers, blooming flowers, chirping birds and giggling children engulf your life with pleasure and happiness.
Sri Sudhanshuji Maharaj 

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 8, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, August 8, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi and Trayodasi Tithi or the twelfth and thirteenth day during waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithior the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:12 AM on August 8. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 4:42 AM on August 8. Then onward it is Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat. Varalakshmi Puja
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Shravan Shukla Paksha Dwadasi and Trayodasi Tithi or the twelfth and thirteenth day of the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa…