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Demon Tarakasur – Story Of The Birth Of Tarakasur

Tarakasura was a fierce demon who was killed by Kartik or Muruga. The story of the birth of Tarakasur is a lesson in itself. Legend has it that Sage Kashyapa married 13 daughters of Daksha Prajapati. Of the daughters, Diti was evil minded and Aditi followed Dharma. Diti gave birth to demons and Aditi gave birth to Devas or demigods. Diti once demanded from her husband a son who would defeat the Devas. Sage Kashyapa knew it was futile to reason with Diti. So he blessed her with a son named Vajranga, whose legs and hands were hard as diamond. Diti then asked Vajranga to capture Indra and other devas. Aditi the mother of Devas prayed to Brahma for help. Brahma approached Vajranga and asked to release the Devas. Vajranga was a devotee of Shiva and he was against violence. He told Brahma that he had captured Indra and other Devas only to please his mother. Brahma was happy with Vajranga. He then created a beautiful woman named Varangi and she became the wife of Vajranga.

3D printed Durga Murti (Idol) to be the Main Murti during Durga Puja Festival

The Durga Puja festival in 2014 in Kolkata will be unique as for the first time 3D printed Durga Murti (Idol) will be used as the main murti during the festival. Goddess Durga and her family will be created using the 3D printing technology on paper. The Jodhpur Park puja committee is South Kolakata will be installing the 3D model of Goddess Durga. The 3D printed murti stands tall at 8.5 inches and 14 inches wide. Business Standard reports   As 3D printing diversifies across the world in fields of medical science, films, art, aerospace, architecture and design and even in organ regeneration, a Durga puja committee in south Kolkata has paved the way for introduction of hi-tech features in sculpting idols instead of the traditional, manually-crafted process using clay.  "We have digitally created a Durga idol, designed by sculpting apps and using 3D printer, which uses standard office stationery (A4 size paper) to make the models from the design. "So you may s

Matsya Purana Teachings on Seven Qualities to Attain Bliss

Yayati in Matsya Purana states about the seven qualities that are the gates to heaven (bliss) Asceticism Charity Self Control Restraint Modesty Honesty Kindness Please note that heaven symbolically suggests bliss. Heaven is to be achieved while living on this earth through proper understanding. Matsya Purana is the 16th Purana among 18 Puranas, it is the most significant Purana covering extensive and wide — ranging subjects within its ambit. It consists of 19,000 Shlokas. It also provides important information on Vastu.