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Who is the Father of Dhritarashtra in the Mahabharata?

Father of Dhritarashtra in the Mahabharata – Is it King Vichitravirya or Sage Vyasa. Dhritarashtra was born to Ambika wife of King Vichitravirya. But the king had died before Queen Ambika had conceived. To continue the Kuru Dyanasty, Queen Satyavati, mother of King Vichitravirya, had asked Ambika to have sexual union with Sage Vyasa. The Sage was the first son of Queen Satyavati.
But as per practice of the time, King Vichitravirya is known as father of Dhritarashtra.

Sri Krishna Eating Banana Peel – Story on Greatness of Unflinching Devotion

Sri Krishna has on numerous occasions proved to the world that it is unflinching devotion that matters not rituals and pujas. The story of Sri Krishna eating banana peel is found in the Mahabharata. The incident happened at the house of Vidura, uncle of Pandavas and Kauravas.
Sri Krishna went to the Kauravas as a mediator before the beginning of the Great War in the Mahabharata as Pandavas did not want to go to war against their cousins. The mission was unsuccessful as the Kauravas were adamant they were not ready to give even a single house to the Pandavas.
From the Hastinapaura palace, Sri Krishna then went to the house of Vidura. But he was not present.

Vidura’s wife Sulabha, who was present at the house, was spellbound by the presence of Krishna. She brought a banana to offer to Krishna. She was so enraptured that she threw the banana away and offered the peel.

Krishna noticed it but ate the banana peel as it was offered to him with pure heart and unwavering devotion.

Marriage Matching Stars for Bharani Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Bharani Nakshatra Male

Marriage Matching stars for Bharani Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Bharani Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Bharani Nakshatra Male are:
Karthika, Rohini, Thiruvathira, Punirtham, Ayiliyam, Makam, Uthram, Atham, Chothi, Uthradam ¾ quarter and Thiruonam - born girls are good for Bharani Nakshatram born boy.

Female - Matching Stars for Bharani Nakshatram born girl

Amrita Lakshmi Vratam – Amritalakshmi Vrata

Amrita Lakshmi Vratam is annually observed in Ashada Month. The vrata is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. Amrita Lakshmi Vratam 2018 date is July 14.
This Vrata is observed for attaining peace and prosperity.
The fast on the day is from sunrise to sunset. A single meal is taken on the day.
Important prayers dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi are chanted on the day.
Performing various types of Danam like food donation, cloth donation etc are considered highly meritorious.
Amritalakshmi Vrata is observe on Ashada Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month.

Ancient Sculptures Unearthed – Part of Churning of Ocean Episode at Banteay Chhmar temple in Cambodia

Three enormous statue heads were unearthed during the restoration work at the BanteayChhmarTemple in Cambodia. The heads were part of a causeway depicting the famous Samudra Manthan or Churning of ocean mentioned in the Hindu Puranas.  Phnomepenhpost reports  The heads were part of a causeway depicting an ancient Hindu legend in which gods (devas) and demons (asuras) worked together to churn the ocean and release Amrita, the nectar of immortal life.
“Three [heads] were found. Two are intact, but one was broken in the head and mouth,” aid preservation official Mao Sy, adding that the statues came from the end of the 12th-century reign of Jayavarman VII.  Sy estimated the statues’ heads fell off their bodies several decades ago and were buried by layers of earth brought in by floods.  The heads were part of a causeway depicting the stirring of the Ocean of Milk, an ancient Hindu fable under which gods and demons worked together to churn the seas by wrapping a serpent around a mountain a…

Basaveshwar Jayanti

Basaveshwar Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the 12th century thinker, social reformer, saint and religious teacher, Basaveshwar. In 2018, the date of Basaveshwar Jayanti is April 18. He is the founder of Lingayatism or Lingayat Sect or Veerashaivism. He was responsible for sweeping social changes in Karnataka and surrounding regions around 900 years ago.

A true humanist, Basaveshwar stood for the upliftment of the downtrodden and fought the evils that had crept into the Brahmanic Vedic tradition. He preached that there is only one Supreme Being and that is Shiva; and that all animate and inanimate are equal before the Supreme Being.

The equality of sexes and social justice, which was unheard in many parts of the world in 12th century, was introduced at the grassroots level of the Kannada society by Basavanna.

The philosophy and teachings of Basaveshwara has universal appeal and eternal value and it continues to inspire and attract millions of people.

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Akshaya Tritiya Quotes and Thoughts – Hindu Blog

Today, talk about Akshaya Tritiya and the first thing that comes to the mind is Gold – not Kuchela and Sri Krishna. Akshaya Tritiya is the day when Sri Krishna proved to the world that what matters is Bhakti or Devotion. Not rituals, not costly pujas, not austerities not torturing the body but steadfast devotion is what makes the difference. The sweat and stone filled beaten rice (aval or poha) of Kuchela turned to gold because of devotion.

Today we don’t remember Kuchela and Sri Krishna, but clearly remembers the gold. Gold is worshipped not God.
What a clever marketing executive of a jewelry shop executed a decade ago became a craze and today Akshaya Tritiya has become a day to buy anything and everything from gold to safety pin.
Ardha (wealth) is an important aspect in Hinduism
But Ardha (wealth) is only one among the purushartha – aims of life. There is also Dharma, Ardha, Kama, and Moksha.
Even when dealing with religious scriptures we are choosy, we twist them according to our…

A Major Obstacle to Spiritual Progress Is Negative Nature – Dadi Janki

A major obstacle to spiritual progress is one’s own negative nature. The root cause of this kind of nature is limited consciousness. This root has to be eliminated completely because obstacles that arise from a negative nature will prevent you from taking power from God.
Power from God is received through the awareness and faith that God belongs to you. A negative nature could destroy even this faith.
Limited thinking should simply not be tolerated.
There should be total cleanliness inside. For this you need to be very honest about the obstacles you are facing, because it is easy to deceive yourself.
Limited thinking will be transformed when you spend time in the awareness of your true nature of peace and in being of help to others.
Dadi Janki