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Keshidhwaja – The Story of Kesidhwaja and Khandikya

The story of Kesidhwaja and Khandikya is mentioned in the Vishnu Purana. Keshidhwaja was the son of Kritadhwaja. Khandikya was the cousin of Keshidhwaja. Both were interested in spiritual pursuits and famous for their spiritual knowledge. But they both nurtured hostilities and Khandikya was finally driven out from the kingdom.
In the forest, Khandikya concentrated on spiritual pursuits and attained immense knowledge from nature and seekers of true wisdom who roamed in the forest.
Once Kesidhwaja went to the forest perform a yajna but an unfortunate incident happened. A milch cow of Kesidhwaja was killed by a tiger during the yajna. This was considered as a great sin. Kesidhwaja wanted redemption of sin.
None of the saints were able to help Kesidhwaja. Finally one sage suggested that only Khandikya could help him.
Kesidhwaja went to the forest in search of Khandikya. Friends of Khandikya advised him to kill Kesidhwaja and take revenge.
But Khandikya decided against it and decided to…

Book – The Science of the Rishis – The Spiritual and Material Discoveries of the Ancient Sage of India

The book titled “The Science of the Rishis – The Spiritual and Material Discoveries of the Ancient Sage of India” is written by Mataji Devi Vanamali. The book is a complete introduction to Sanatana Dharma, the spiritual science of the Hindu Sages.
The book examines how many core concepts of Hinduism, including Brahman, Atman, Bhakti, Karma and reincarnation relate to modern science.
It also explores the scientific discoveries of the rishis, ancient Vedic sages, and how they have only recently been discovered by Western scientists.
The book reveals the concepts of quantum physics hidden within the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads and the Puranas.

You can find more about the book here at the website of Vanamali Ashram. Now you can also read the first chapter of the book for free.

Sri Anandamayi Ma – Ideas and Thoughts

The word manus (man) itself gives the clue to what man should really be; a being who is self aware. Even if he has slipped and fallen, is it not his bounden duty to use a lever the very earth to which he has tumbled and raise himself up again?
As a man constant effort is the duty.
If he has not awakened to the consciousness of his own Self, what has he achieved? He has but wasted his life.
How many lives are frittered away, age after age in endless coming and going. Find out who you are!
Discover the significance of the round of births and deaths, its cause and where it leads!
When a man becomes a traveler on the path to his inner Being the distance that separates him from his Goal gradually vanishes. You will most certainly have to undertake this pilgrimage to immortality, trampling under foot hundreds and hundreds of obstacles and impediments. This is the kind of manliness that has to be awakened. Sri Anandamayi Ma
Meaning of manus is 'Man' means mind and 'hus' means …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 7, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 8:22 PM on April 7. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 7, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day.
Nakshatra – Swati or Chothi Nakshatra till 2:43 AM on April 7. Then onward it is Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 9:38 PM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat only in North, South and Eastern parts of India. Moonrise time is at 8:50 PM
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in North India - …