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Navagunjara – A nine-part Animal in Oriya Mahabharata – Navgunjara

Navagunjara is a creature mentioned Oriya Mahabharata written by Sarala Das. It is a combination of nine different animals and it appeared before Arjuna during one of his expeditions. Navgunjara had the head of rooster or cock, neck of peacock, hump of a bull, tail of a serpent, leg of elephant, leg of tiger, leg of antelope and hands of human beings.

Arjuna’s natural reaction was to take his bow and attack the monster before it attacks him. But suddenly Arjuna noticed that Navagunjara was holding a lotus. He lowered his bow and wondered what this creature was.

He then remembered the words of Sri Krishna that human mind is limited but universe is boundless. Things that human mind might have never imagined can exist in the universe. Just because humans have not seen or heard, does not mean that it does not exist.

Arjuna then bowed Navagunjara and paid his respects. Forms of the supreme truth are countless. What we have heard, seen or imagined is just a drop.

Hakik Mala – Black Hakik Rosary

Hakik Mala or Rasary are made from black stone and is considered very powerful. The popular belief is that it helps in protecting the wearer from bad energies and also helps in attaining courage and success. Black Hakik Malas are made from Agate - an impure form of quartz which is milky or grayish banded and is used as a gemstone.
There are too many good effects attached to Hakik Mala. Some texts suggest that wearing of it helps in good fortune, overcoming of fears and helps to alleviate certain types of allergies. Some texts are of the view that it helps in reproduction related problems. Tantrics use the Mala to escape from black magic and evil eye.
The number of beads in the Mala includes 108 + 1. There are also yellow, white, green, red and white colored Hakik Malas available. The most popular is the black colored one.

Dhanvantari – About Dhanwantri the Hindu God of Medicine

Dhanvantari is the divine doctor and is the Hindu God of Medicine and is also believed to be the founder of the tradition of Ayurveda. The first reference of Dhanwantri is found the in 8th century BC Hindu scripture titled Kaushika Sutra. Origin of Dhanvantri is traced to the famous Samudramanthan episode, or churning of ocean, mentioned in the Puranas. But there are also numerous other stories associated with his origin. His birthday is observed two days before Diwali and is known as Dhanvantri Jayanti.
The most popular legend associated with Dhanvantari indicates that he came from the ocean draped in pure white with a pot containing amrita or elixir at the end of the churning of ocean. He is considered as a specialist in treating the poison from snake bite and other diseases and the Demigods (Devas) requested him to be their physician.
Srimad Bhagavad Purana indicates that Dhanwantari is the twelfth incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu.
Mahabharata suggests that He was the son of the k…

Brihaspati in the Vedas

Brihaspati is a powerful deity in the Vedas and he is mentioned in the Rig Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. In the Rig Veda he is also known as Brahmanaspati. In later times, he lost his powerful status and is now popular as one of the Navagrahas.
As per Rig Veda, Brihaspati was born from a light in the highest heaven. He drives away darkness with thunder. He is bright and pure and has seven mouths, 100 wings, seven rays and his skin tone is blue-black. He is a friend of Indra.
His weapon is bow and the string is cosmic order. His chariot is driven by red colored horses.
Some hymns in the Rig Veda equate him with Agni.
He is associated with vedic rituals and is invoked as a priest in the Yajur Veda and Brahmanas. He is also mentioned in the Atharva Veda.
He is considered as the creator of metre (the accent in a metrical foot of verse) in the Maitrayani and Vajasaneyi Samhita.
There are 11 hymns dedicated to Brihaspati in the Rig Veda. In another couple of hymns he is jointly addre…

July 2017 Engagement – Good date for engagement in July 2017

Engagement is one of the most important ceremonies before marriage. Here are the good dates for engagement in July 2017. The entire day is auspicious for the purpose. Please note that the dates are based on Hindu calendar and Panchang.
Good date for engagement in July 2017
July 1 good date after 6:20 PM
July 2 July 3 July 5 July 6 is good till 8:20 AM
July 9 is good till 10:35 AM
July 10 is good after 11:10 AM July 11
July 12 is good after 2:05 PM July 13 July 14
July 15 it is good till 2:30 PM July 16 July 18 good till 8:45 PM July 20 July 24
July 26 is good till 7:25 PM
July 27 is good after 7:00 PM July 28 July 29
July 30 is good till 8:05 AM July 31 is good till 9:35 AM

Chinese Language Translation of Bhagavad Gita Published

Chinese Language Translation of Bhagavad Gita was published during an international Yoga conference being held in the Communist nation. This is first time that the translation of the Holy Scripture Bhagavad Gita is released publicly in China.   The Economic Times Writes Translated by Prof Wang Zhu Cheng and Ling Hai of ZhejiangUniversity in Shanghai and published by Sichuan People's Publications, the book was launched at a function attended by eminent Yoga teachers from India who had converged at Dujiangyan in southwestern Sichuan province to attend Yoga Festival.

Pooram Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Pooram Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Pooram Nakshatra born female is that they will have good communication skills. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be keen on performing charity. Other Pooram Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:
Will become famous in their field of activity. Will have a good strong body. Will avoid all sorts of fights and arguments. Will make lot of friends through their sweet talks. Will show interest in arts and science. Will have good and healthy children. Will attract wealth. Will be a spendthrift

Amrit Siddhi Yoga July 2017 Date and Time

Amrit Siddhi Yoga is a good period in Hindu lunar month and is ideal and auspicious for important ceremonies like buying, house warming, bringing car home, closing of home deal, opening of shops, booking of cars etc.  In July 2017, Amrit Siddhi Yog date and time are July 5. This auspicious time for new beginnings and buying is followed in North India.

Amrit Siddhi Yoga July 2017

July 5, 2017 – 6:49 AM on July 5 to before sunrise on July 6

Ayiliyam Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Ayiliyam Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Ayiliyam Nakshatra born female is that they will show good leadership qualities. Another important character of the birth star is that they will have deep knowledge of a subject. Other Ayiliyam Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:
Good communication skill. Courage to indulge in many activities. Will give prime importance to morality. Will be short tempered Might not remember people who had helped them. Will interested in unraveling secrets. Lack of mental strength. Will be proud of their strength. Will have healthy children. Will be of supportive nature.

Tapovan Maharaj on the Greatness of Bhakti

Bhakti Marga is easier than Jnana Marga, Yoga Marga and Karma Marga. That is to say that it is easier to practice. Great discrimination is not necessary for Bhakti Marga. Nor do we have to take to the very difficult practices of control of breath and control of mind in this path. No money is required for it; nor does it need the practice of austerities like various Vratas. It does not depend on great excellence in actions.
The quality is not in caste and name is a great truth which can be followed by all, only in the path of Bhakti. There is no restriction to chant the name of Hari even for a lady having her periods, or a beggar or a man who burns the dead, or a sinner or a Brahmin who worships the fire.
Nandanar, who was a low caste, Shri Chaitanya, who was the best among the Brahmins, and Meerabai ,who was a woman, – none of them were prevented from becoming great Bhaktas.
Not only that the path of Bhakti does not advise people to go against nature by suppressing the mind and the s…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 30, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 8:59 AM on June 30. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 30, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day.
Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anizham or Anusham Nakshatra till 3:30 AM on June 30. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Adhik Ashada Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Extra Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himach…