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The Story of Uloopi and Arjuna – Ulupi – the Naga Princess

Uloopi was a Naga Princess and she got married to Arjuna, the third of the Pandava brothers. She was the daughter of the Serpent King, Kauravya, who ruled the underwater kingdom of snakes in the GangaRiver. Ulupi was an expert warrior and she taught the art of warfare to Babruvahan, Arjuna's son by his another wife, Chitrangada. Uloopi brought back Arjuna to life after he was killed by Babruvahan.

Arjuna Goes on Exile for a Year and Meets Ulupi It is mentioned in the Mahabharata that Arjuna was once forced to break the rule of not entering the palace of Panchali – the wife of the Pandavas. As Panchali, or Draupadi, was married to the five Pandava brothers, they had agreed that one Pandava brother will spend a year with Panchali and the other four will not enter her palace during the period. If the rule is broken, then the one who breaks the rule will go on an exile for a year.

Arjuna had broken this rule once as he had forgotten his bow and arrow (Gandiva) in the palace of Draupa…

Story of Origin of Aditya Hridaya Mantra

Aditya Hridaya Stotram is a hymn dedicated to Surya (Sun God) in Valmiki Ramayana. Aditya Hridaya consists of 31 verses and is found in the 107th chapter of Yuddha Kanda of Ramayan. It was narrated to Sri Ram by Sage Agastya to energize him in the battle against Ravana.
Legend has it that Sri Ram during the course of war against Ravana was overpowered by depression. This dejection proved costly as the demon army began to advance.
Devas (demigods) and saints who were witnessing the battle was puzzled at this sudden disinterestedness on the part of Sri Ram. Sage Agastya realized the seriousness of the situation and taught Sri Ram the Aditya Hridaya Mantra. When Sri Ram chanted this mantra, he was reenergized and resumed the figth with vigor.
Related English Translation of Aditya Hridayam from Ramayana

Birthstone for Kanya Rashi – Which is the gemstone for Kanya Rashi?

Birthstone for Kanya Rashi is based on its ruler Budh. The stone can protect this rashi born people from the negative effects of  Budha Navgraha and
helps in garnering the positive energy of Budh, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Kanya Rashi is Emerald. The gemstone is known as Marathakam or Panna in regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Kanya Rashi people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength.

Guru Peyarchi Palangal 2015 – Guru Peyarchi Palan or Astrology Predictions of Guru Transition in July 2015

Guru Peyarchi Palangal 2015 is the Jupiter Transition predictions and are related to astrology and horoscope and is based on the transition of planet (or graha) Guru or Jupiter. Guru Peyarchi Palan is the  Astrology Predictions of Guru Transition in 2015. This is of great significance in Tamil Culture. In 2015, Guru Peyrachi date is July 14. In United States (USA), the event is marked on July 14. On the Peyarachi day, Guru or Jupiter will transit to Simha Rashi.
Guru Peyarchi Palangal for Mesha Rashi – Good and favorable with gains in profession
Vrishabha Rashi – Good results due to transition. You will get to fulfill desire.
Mithuna Rashi – Good. You will see renewed confidence in all matters.
Karka or Kataka Rashi – Good period.  Increase in wealth.
Simha Rashi – Good. Gains in all spheres of life.
Kanya Rashi – Bad. Accidents – financial problems.
Tula Rashi – Good period. You will perform well in exams and interviews
Vrischika Rashi – Good. Financial gains.
Dhanu Rashi – Good period. Good…

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

Birthstone for the first zodiac sign Virgo is based on its ruler Mercury. The stone can protect this zodiac born people from the negative effects of Mercury and
helps in garnering the positive energy of Mercury, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Virgo Zodiac is Emerald. The gemstone is known as Marathakam or Panna in regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Virgo Zodiac people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength.

Marriage Punirtham Nakshatram Female – Suitable Matching Stars for Punirtham Nakshatram Born Girl

Matching stars for Punirtham Nakshatram born girl as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for female born in Punirtham Nakshatram only. It is not for male born in the star. Punirtham first three quarter is based on Mithuna Rashi. Punirtham last quarter is based on Karka Rashi
Matching Star for Punirtham Nakshatra Female born in the first three quarter of the Nakshatra:
Ashwathy, Bharani, Kartika, Rohini, Makayiram, Tiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Uthram ¾ quarter, Atham, Chithira first half, Moolam, Pooradam, Avittam last half, Chathayam, Poruruttathi, Uthrittathi and Revathi.
Matching Star for Punirtham Nakshatra Female born in the last quarter of the Nakshatra:
Ashwathy, Bharani, Kartika, Rohini, Makayiram, Tiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Makam, Pooram, Uthram ¼ quarter, Chithira last half, Chothi, Vishakam ¾, Moolam, Pooradam, Thiruonam, Avittam, Chathayam, Poruruttathi, Uthrittathi and Revathi.

Marriage Thiruvathia Nakshatram Female – Matching Stars for Tiruvathira Nakshatram Born Girl

Matching stars for Thiruvathira Nakshatram born girl as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for female born in Tiruvathira Nakshatram only. It is not for male born in the star.
Suitable Matching Star for Tiruvathira Nakshatra female are:

Ashwathi, Bharani, Kartika, Rohini, Makayiram, Punirtham, Ayiliyam, Uthram ¼, Atham, Chithira first half, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthram ¼, Avittam, last half, Chathayam, Uthrittathi and Revathi.

Everything in this world is a source of misery – Vishnu Purana

Same thing which at one time brings on anger will become reason for delight at another time.
Nothing in itself is either pleasurable or painful; pleasure, pain and the like merely denominate the various states of mind.
Same thing sometimes gives delight, sometimes pain, sometimes creates jealousy and sometimes anger. Therefore everything in this world is a source of misery.
True wisdom consists only in the knowledge of Brahman.
Vishnu is always pleased with that pure-minded man whose mind is not polluted with anger and other passions.
Vishnu Purana

Pradosh Vrat Vidhi – Pradosh Vrat Puja Vidhi

Pradosh Vrat is observed on the 13th day of a fortnight and there are two Pradosham in a Hindu month. Here is a brief idea about Pradosh Vrat Vidhi. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped in the evening during twilight on this day.
In some regions, the day is dedicated to Nataraja form of Shiva.
The fasting on this day is observed for success, peace and fulfillment of desires. It is said that mere darshan of any of the one form of Shiva removes ignorance.
Pradosh Vrat is observed when the Trayodashi Tithi is there during the twilight period. This is important.
The importance of Pradosh Vrat and Vrat and Puja Vidhi is explained in the Skanda Purana.


Pradosh Vrat Vidhi There are two methods of Vrat or fasting on the day. Some people observe a 24-hour Vrat which includes not sleeping during night.
Another method is fasting from sunrise till sunset and after Shiva puja in the evening the Vrat is broken.
Fasting is complete without any food – if this is not possible then partial f…