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Gandhamadana Mountain - the abode of Kubera

GandhmadanaMountain is frequently mentioned in the Hindu scriptures, especially the Puranas. It is the abode of Kubera and Yakshas. The mountain gets its name from the fragrant and healing herbs that grow on it.
In the Mahabharata it is mentioned that on the slopes of Gandhamadana lives saints, siddhas and semi divine beings like Gandharvas, Apsaras, Kinnaras and Kimpurushas.
One legend has is that Hanuman brought a piece of the mountain to Rameswaram.
The palace of Kubera is located atop the mountain.
A beautiful description of the mountain is found in the Mahabharata.
Some scriptures give the suggestion that the mountain is located near MountKailash. Some scriptures especially the Puranas indicate the location to be in the present day Garhwal Himalayas.
Some scriptures suggest that River Mandakini and Alakananda flow on its slopes.
The mountain is also found in the literary works of Kalidasa and Bana. In Kalidasa’s Vikramorvashiya it is mentioned that Urvashi went to Gandhamad…

Shubh Muhurat in July 2015 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang – Shubh Mahurat July 2015

Shubh Muhurat or auspicious days in July 2015 as per Hindu calendar is based on astrological calculations and the period of Shubh Mahurat varies from country to country and even within regions in India. The Shubh Muhurats below are based on Panchangs followed in India and is meant to give an idea regarding auspicious days in July.
Shubh Muhurat July 2015 –
July 3 July 5 July 6 July 8 July 9 July 10 July 11 Shubh Muhurat from 10 AM to 1:00 PM July 12 Shubh Muhurat after 1:00 PM July 18 July 21 July 22 July 23 July 24 Shubh Muhurat after 10:00 AM July 25 Shubh Muhurat till 11:00 AM July 30 Shubh Muhurat till 7:00 PM July 31

Makar Rashi Love 2015 – Capricorn Zodiac Love Life and Romance in 2015

For Makar Rashi, or Capricorn Zodiac, 2015 is a not a great year in love and romance matters. Some trouble due to opposite sex. Do not gossip and give opinion on things that you have not seen especially in love life.
Failure in romantic attempts.
Those in a relationship might have some tense moments.
You will have to restrain a friend who is unnecessarily interfering in your personal matters.
Avoid plunging into a romantic relationship without considering all aspects.

Career Predictions for Vrischika Rashi in 2015 – New Job for Scoripo Zodiac in 2015

Some of the Vrischika Rashi or Scorpio Zodiac, born people can expect good job after successful completion of studies in 2015. Your confidence level will increase and this will make you take up new career and tough assignments. Good year to change jobs. Disappoint for those looking for new government jobs.
Promotion, transfer and increase in salary are on cards. Some of you will be given new responsibilities.
Complete work on time and avoid asking other people to do your work.
Help from colleagues.
You will be recognized and rewarded for your hard work.
Positive results for researchers and scientists.
You will feel you are respected and acknowledged for your knowledge, intelligence and dedication.
You will change work style to be more productive.
Problems in a foreign country will force you to return home.

Back To Traditional Roots – Marriage in Hindu Temples is on the Rise in Tamil Nadu

Marriages were earlier held in Hindu Temples but there was a break in tradition when people opted for wedding halls or huge marriage halls. But once again many young couples are opting for marriages in ancient Hindu temples. The Hindu reports
“This generation thinks differently,” says Jothi Mahalingam, manager at the Pallava-period Sri Parthasarathy Swamy temple, Triplicane. “People these days like to go back to their traditional roots.” Mahalingam, who has been with the temple for 32 years, adds that, people believe that married life will be prosperous if it begins in a temple, and in the last eight years he has seen a steady increase in the number of weddings conducted here. “To have a wedding at the temple, there are several rules and regulations,” says the man at the ticket counter at Sri Kapaleeshwar temple. “You will need to submit birth certificates, address proof, age proof, a tahsildar-attested document stating that it is the first marriage for both bride and groom, and most …

Godh Bharai Dates in August 2015 – Hindu Baby Shower Good Dates in August 2015

Godh Bharai Dates in August 2015 is based on Hindu calendar and Panchang. Godh Bharai is the Hindu baby shower and is one of the auspicious occasions. Below are the good dates in August 2015 for performing this important ritual.
Godh Bharai Dates in August 2015
August 1 August 2 good till 8:00 PM August 4 August 5 August 7 August 8 good till 6:00 PM August 10 August 15 August 17 August 20 August 21 August 25 August 27 August 30 August 31
Dates to be avoided in August 2015 for Godh Bharai – August 3, 12, 14, 22, 23, 24 and August 28

Multiplicity of desires leads to ambiguity – Yogi Ashwini

Just close your eyes and observe what is going on inside the brain…give it two minutes. You will find so many thoughts – of children, spouse, business, and your emotions. All these thoughts indicate the desire of soul and it is because of these thoughts or desires that we are unable to go beyond human existence; peace and happiness prove elusive.
When the mind is engaged in thoughts of the physical, it cannot think beyond because at one point of time, mind can only do one thing and think of one thing.
Our bodies are programmed to achieve anything, provided it is only one thing at a time.
Words like ekagrata, ek tattva nirantar abhyas, bhumadhya all indicate the path to success as one-pointed focus.
The problem starts when our desires divide. Multiplicity of desires leads to ambiguity; lack of understanding of what one wants makes it difficult to be successful.
Yogi Ashwini

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 22, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, December 22, 2014 (Today) – Amavasya Tithi and Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the no moon day and the first day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 7:20 AM on December 22. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 8:26 PM on December 22. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya. Somvati Amavasya till 7:20 AM – as certain period of the no moon day is on Monday. (Please note that Amavasya was observed yesterday in Maharashtra and Gujarat). Ellu Amavasya in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Paush Amavasya Tithi and Paush Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi orthe no moon day and first day during the waxing phase of …