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Kayavarohaneshwar Mahadev – Kayavarohaneshwar form of Shiva

Kayavarohaneshwar Mahadev is worshipped at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. This form of Shiva is the guardian deity of Ujjain. He guards the south direction. KayavarohaneshwarMahadevTemple is located at Karohan.

Kayavarohaneshwar is also known as Karohan Mahadev and it is also the 82nd Mahadev in the 84 Mahadev temples in Ujjain.
This is a must visit temple for those devotees undertaking the journey of Ujjain. There is also an ancient Varaha Murti located nearby.
Kayavarohaneshwar Mahadev protects devotees from all form hardships. He helps in overcoming enemies and fear.

Story of Sage Agastya – How Agastya Got His Name?

Sage Agastya is one of the most famous saints of ancient India. He shared his knowledge through Samhitas, which is very popular in India today. The popular belief is that he is a descendent of Brahma. He is also believed to have connected the north and south Hindu traditions in India. There is an interesting story, which narrates how Agastya got his name.

Legend has it that once Sage Narada went to the Vindhya mountains and met the chief of the mountains. Vindhyan invited Sage Narad and paid him respects. Sage Narada was famous for creating confusion and fights. He often did it to achieve something good for the world. Vindhyas is a range of hills located in central India.

During the meeting with Vindhya, Sage Narada narrated about the haughtiness of Mount Meru. He said that Mount Meru has become very proud and considers himself to be the highest mountain.

To teach Mount Meru a lesson, the Vindhyas started to grow its peaks - to become the biggest mountain in the world. Soon the mount…

Vishnu Mantra – Lord Vishnu Easy Mantra

Many people find it difficult to chant Mantra dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There is an easy and powerful Vishnu Mantra. Chanting this is enough to attain peace.
The Vishnu Mantra is:
Om Namo Narayana Namah
Always remember that mantras only help in focus. They do not create miracles. When we want to keep our mind calm and quiet and have proper focus chant the mantra.
Chanting the mantra helps in clearing our mind. When distractions are removed we are able to focus. With single minded focus success is achieved.

Birthstone for Aries Zodiac – Which is the gemstone for Aries Zodiac?

Birthstone for the first zodiac sign Aries is based on its ruler Mars. The stone can protect this zodiac born people from the negative effects of Mars. The birthstone for Aries Zodiac is Red Coral. The gemstone is known as Pavizham or Praval or Moonga in regional languages in India.
Wearing the birthstone helps Aries Zodiac people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength.

Matching Stars for Chatayam Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Chathayam Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Chatayam Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Chathayam Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Chatayam Nakshatra Male are:
Kartika ¾, Makam, Uthram ¼, Chithira first half, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Thiruonam and Avittam – born girls are good for Chatayam Nakshatram born boy.

Matching Stars for Avittam Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Avittam Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Avittam Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Avittam Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star. Avittam Nakshatram first half is in Makara Rashi. The last half of the Nakshatra is in Kumbha Rashi
Matching Star for Avittam Nakshatra Male are:
Matching Star for Avittam Nakshatram first half born male
Kartika ¼, Ayiliyam, Makam, Uthram, Atham, Chothi, Vishakam, Triketta, Moolam, and Chathayam – born girls are good for Avittam Nakshatram first half born boy.
Matching Star for Avittam Nakshatram last half born male
Kartika ¾, Makam, Uthram ¼, Chothi, Vishakam, Triketta, Moolam, Uthradam, Thiruonam and Chathayam – born girls are good for Avittam Nakshatram last half born boy.

Agni Nakshatram – Agni Nakshathra in Tamil Calendar

Agni Nakshatram is the period when the Sun or Surya passes through the star Krittika also known as Agni Nakshatra. The period is considered to be the peak summer season. In 2018, Agni Nakashatram in Tamil Calendar is from May 4 to May 29. As it is the peak summer season the period is considered inauspicious and therefore some people refer the period as Agni Nakshathra dosha. The period is also known as Katthhir and Kartari.

The most severe period of Agni Nakshatram is from May 4, 2018 – when sun enters Bharani Nakshtara. It will continue till May 11, 2018. This is known as the severe phase of Agni Nakshatram and it is not good for construction and other auspicious events.

Sun will enter Rohini Nakshatra from May 11, 2018 and this is the mild phase of Agni Nakshatram. This phase will end on May 28, 2018.
The passing of sun through 3rd and 4th quarter of Bharani Nakshatra and the four quarters of Krittika and the first quarter of Rohini Star is the period of Agni Nakshatram.

The dosha…

Birth centenary celebrations of Swami Chinmayananda

The global launch of the birth centenary celebrations of Swami Chinmayananda will be taking place on May 6, 2015 in Kerala. Important functions that are part of the global launch will be held on May 6, 7 and May 8. Swami Chinmayananda was born on May 8, 1916 in Kerala, India.
The official inauguration will take place at 6:30 PM on May 6, 2015 at Ernakulathappan Temple Grounds in Kochi in Kerala.

You can find more about the global centenary celebrations of Swami Chinmayananda here at the official website.

Mohini Ekadashi Vrat Katha – The Story associated with Mohini Ekadasi

Mohini Ekadashi fasting dedicated to Lord Vishnu is observed during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Vaishakha month (April – May). Mohini Ekadashi Vrat Katha was first narrated to Lord Ram by Sage Vasishta. The story was later told to Yudhishitira by Lord Krishna and is found in the Surya Purana.
Once there lived a famous and pious merchant named Dhanapala in Bhadravati, a city along the banks of SaraswatiRiver. An ardent devotee of Vishnu, Dhanapala was known for this charity and spiritual activities. But unfortunately the pious man had a son named Dhrstabuddhi, who was just the opposite of his father in behavior. Due to bad association Dhrstabuddhi was thrown out of the house.
After roaming in the city and spending his last remaining wealth, Dhrstabuddhi took to stealing and was caught by the guards. The king, keeping in mind the reputation of his father, asked him to leave the kingdom immediately.
He immediately left the kingdom and took refuge in a forest. There he s…