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Story of the Formation of Thar Desert in the Ramayana

Thar Desert is located in the northwestern part of India. There is an incident in the Ramayana which explains the story of formation of Thar Desert. The story begins with Sri Ram, Lakshman and Vanaras trying to find a way to cross the ocean to reach Lanka.
On the advice of Vibhishana, Sri Ram meditates to invoke the lord of ocean – Sagara or Varuna. But after three days and night of meditation, there was no sign of the lord of the ocean.
Sri Ram thought that his patience and politeness is seen as a sign of weakness by Varuna. He immediately took up bow and let fly a potent arrow into the ocean. Suddenly the waves grew tall as mountains and there was confusion and commotion in the ocean.
Sri Ram then took a second arrow but Lakshman caught Sri Ram’s arm before he could release it. Lakshman was worried at plight of the ocean and creatures in it.
However, since the arrow was mounted it had to be discharged. Hanuman then advised to shoot it in the opposite direction.
Sri Ram shot the arr…

Dharmar Theertham Dedicated to Yudhishtira at Rameswaram is Located after 60 years

Dharmar Theertham at Rameswaram is a sacred water body dedicated to Yudhishtira, the first of the Pandava Brothers. The Theerthams dedicated to the Pandavas and their wife Draupadi in Rameswaram had disappeared due neglect on the part of the authorities and also due to sand dunes built by strong winds. Swami Vivekananda Kendra of Ramakrishna Mission took up the hard task of finding the Theerthams and they discovered all the theerthams except the one dedicated to Yudhishtira.
Finally the Kendra was recently able to discover the Dharmar Theertham in Rameshwaram.  The Hindu reports
After it started the renovation under its Natural Resources Development Project to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Kendra stumbled upon the ‘Theerthams’ of the Pandavas and their wife Draupadi, but could not locate them. Making strenuous efforts with the help of a map given by the temple authorities and information from the aged people, Kendra workers located the ‘Theerthams’ of Bhim…

Bhagavad Gita Teachings for Leaders

Anger gives rise to delusion. Delusion corrupts the mind, and a corrupt mind destroy the power to reason properly. Defeat is imminent when the power of reasoning is lost.
You have the right over your responsibilities, and the proper actions required for it, but you don’t have the right to the rewards resulting out of it.
You should never engage in an action only for the desire of the rewards, and you should not desire inaction.
The righteous one who accepts and shares the reward of his actions is freed from sins, while he who works for self interests incur sin.
Work for the common good without selfish interests; the rewards of selfless work will take you to the supreme state.
People follow the noble ones. People follow the standards created by them. Bhagavad Gita