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Nara Narayana – The Story of Nara-Narayana

Nara Narayana are two ancient Rishis who are considered to be the twin incarnations of Lord Vishnu. It is said in the Bhagavad Purana that they were the sons of Dharma and Ahimsa. The name Nara Narayana is also sometimes applied to Arjuna and Krishna in the Mahabharata. The stories of Nara Narayana are found in the Bhagavad Purana and the Vamana Purana. Symbolically, Nara, human, and Narayana, the Supreme Being, are always in a divine union. Only few lucky souls realize it.

Legend has it that Nara and Narayana, the two sages, were undergoing penances and austerities (Tapas) at Badrinath in the Himalayas. Demons (Asuras) and Devas (Demigods) wanted to know what Nara and Narayana were seeking.

Asuras according to their innate character thought the two Saints were seeking power. Demons send an army to fight them but the two saints refused to fight. Due to the powerful Tapas conducted by them the grass around the two rishis protected them and those demons that tried to attack them were b…

Rama and Sita in Hanuman’s Heart, the Story

One of the popular images associated with Hanuman is that of Sri Ram and Sita in Hanuman’s heart. There is a story associated with this particular picture. Legend has it that once Mata Sita gifted Hanuman a necklace of precious pearls. Those people who saw the necklace appreciated it and its value.

Hanuman immediately broke the necklace and started inspecting the pearls. People wondered what Hanuman was up to? On enquiry he said that for the pearl to be precious it must have Sri Ram and Mata Sita inside it.
People laughed and said that Sri Ram and Mata Sita are at the palace not in pearls.
Hanuman retorted that Sri Ram and Mata Sita exist in all things and they even reside in his heart.
People started making fun of Hanuman for his foolish belief.
But Hanuman did not budge and stood by his statement.
One over enthusiastic person in the crowd asked Hanuman to show Sri Ram and Sita in his heart?
Hanuman immediately tore open his chest and in his heart the people of Ayodhya saw the image…

Sun Temple Jhalawar Rajasthan

Maharaja Nagbhatta –II, built the Sun Temple at Jhalrapatan in Jhalawar, Rajasthan, in 814 AD and the architecture of the temple is quite similar to the Konark Sun Temple. The sun temple was renovated during the later part of 19th century. Lord Surya is worshipped here as Shri Padmanathji. The murti of Surya in the temple is four armed and is in standing posture. The murti is carved out of white stone.


A unique aspect of the shrine is that the first rays of sun touch the feet of the idol.
The architecture of the shrine is chariot style. The temple is crowned with a finely carved shikhara. 
The shikhara is built in layers and the size of the pillars decreases as height increases.
The temple is intricately carved and there are numerous sculptures on the pillars and on the exterior and interior walls.


Some of the note worthy aspects of the architecture are upward blooming eight-petal lotus is extremely beautiful. The height of the pinnacle is 97 feet. Toran Dwar, Mandapa, Nija Mandir, …

Who is the Mother of Sri Krishna?

Many people have confusion as to who is the mother of Sri Krishna. This is because his real parents did not look after him during his childhood.

Devaki is the mother of Sri Krishna but Kamsa had imprisoned her. The night He was born, his father transported little Krishna to Braj. So Devaki never gets to attend to her lovely little child.

Yashoda, wife of Nanda of Braj, looked after baby Sri Krishna. She cared for Sri Krishna as his real parents, Vasudeva and Devaki, were in the prison of Kamsa.

Related Story of Devaki

Story of Kamsa

Kamsa was the king of Mathura and he was killed by Bhagvan Sri Krishna. His story is found in the Mahabharata, Srimad Bhagavad Purana, and other Puranas and in numerous other Hindu scriptures. He was the son of Ugrasena of Mathura.
As per Vishnu Purana, Kamsa was in his previous birth an asura named Kalanemi who was killed by Bhagvan Vishnu.
Upon becoming powerful, Kamsa put Ugrasena in prison and became the ruler of Mathura.
To expand his kingdom and become powerful, Kamsa married Asti and Prapti, the daughters of King Jarasandha of Magadha.
There is also a legend that Kamsa was born after a Gandharva named Dramila violated Ugrasena’s wife. Thus he was not really the son of King Ugrasena. The story suggests that even his mother hated him and she had cursed him that he will be killed by a member of Ugrasena’s family.
An important event in Kamsa’s life happened during the marriage of his sister. Kamsa was driving his sister Devaki after her marriage in a chariot and a voice from the…

Ayilyam Festival at Poojappura Nagarukavu Temple in Kerala – Nagarukavu Temple Ayilyam Nakshatram Rituals

Ayilyam Nakshtram or birth star in Kanni Masam as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala is of great significance at Poojappura Nagarukavu Temple, which is famous for Nagaraja worship. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Snakes including Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located at Poojappura in Trivandrum, Kerala. Poojappura Nagarukavu Temple Ayilyam Festival 2017 date is October 14. The festival is a three day affair and begins two days before Ayilyam Nakshatra.

The offerings made on the day include Noorum Pallum and Kadali Pazham. Special nagapuja and sarpabali are offered in the Naga shrine here.

It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day.
Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Kerala to offer prayers at the temple.

Ayilyam Festival at Pampady Pampumkavu Temple in Kerala – Pampady Pampumkavu Ayilyam Nakshatram Rituals

Ayilyam Nakshtram or birth star in Kanni Masam as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala is of great significance at Pampady Pampumkavu Temple, which is famous for Nagaraja worship. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Snakes including Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located at Pampady in Thiruvilwamala, Kerala. Pampady Pampumkavu Temple Ayilyam Festival 2017 date is October 14.

The offerings made on the day include Noorum Pallum and Kadali Pazham. Special nagapuja and sarpabali are offered in the Naga shrine here.

It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day.
Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Kerala to offer prayers at the temple.

Ayilyam Festival at Pathira Kunnu Mana in Kerala – Pathira Kunnathu Mana Ayilyam Nakshatram Rituals

Ayilyam Nakshtram or birth star in Kanni Masam as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala is of great significance at Pathira Kunnu Mana, which is famous for Nagaraja worship. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located at Mundakkottukurissi village in Shoranur, Kerala. Pathira Kunnu Mana Ayilyam Festival 2017 date is October 14.
The offerings made on the day include Noorum Pallum and Kadali Pazham. Special nagapuja and sarpabali are offered in the Naga shrine here.
It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day.
Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Kerala to offer prayers at the temple.

Ayilyam Festival at Ameda Temple in Kerala – Udayamperoor Ameda Temple Ayilyam Nakshatram Rituals

Ayilyam Nakshtram or birth star in Kanni Masam as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala is of great significance at Ameda Temple, which has a place designated for Nagas or Serpents. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located at Udayamperoor near Tripunitura in Kerala. Ameda Temple Ayilyam Festival 2017 date is October 14.
The offerings made on the day include Noorum Pallum and Kadali Pazham. Special nagapuja and sarpabali are offered in the Naga shrine here.
It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day.
Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Kerala to offer prayers at the temple.

Chindarkar Maharaj Punyatithi at Dapoli in Ratnagiri

Chindarkar Maharaj punyatithi is observed in Ashwin month. It is the death of Chindarkar Maharaj and is of great importance in Dapoli in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. Punyatithi or death anniversary 2017 date is September 24.

Chindarkar Maharaj Math is located at Dapoli and various spiritual programs are held here on the day.
The punyaithi is annually held on Aswhin Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Hindu Academy – Promoting Comprehensive and Rational vision of Hinduism

Hindu Academy based in Britain aims to promote Comprehensive and Rational vision of Hinduism by incorporating ideas of Religious Pluralism, Spiritual Humanism and resonance between Science and Spirituality.
HinduAcademy operates with the education establishments by working with schools colleges and universities as well as in the mainstream media.
You can find more about Hindu Academy here.

Hindi Mantra for Good Health of Newborn Baby - Mantra in Hindi Language for Healthy Baby

Below is a prayer in Hindi language for good health of newborn baby. It can be chanted by couples and family members for healthy baby. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is to be chanted. It is ideal to chant the mantra in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.


Tamil Mantra for Good Health of Newborn Baby - Mantra in Tamil Language for Healthy Baby

Below is a prayer in Tamil language for good health of newborn baby. It can be chanted by couples and family members for healthy baby. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The number of times it is chanted can be decided by the person. It is ideal to chant the mantra in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Pooradam Nakshatram 2016 predictions – Pooradam Nakshatram Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2016

In 2016, Pooradam Nakshatram born people will have a good year. Success in career matters. Marriage. New health problems. Financial gains. February, April, June, August, November and December are good months. March, May and July will be neither good nor bad. January, September and October 2016 are bad. Astrology Predictions or phalam for Pooradam Nakshatram for 2016 based on Janmanaal is given below: Pooradam Nakshatram is the 20th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothish. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar, Pooradam is in Dhanu Rashi or Dhanu Kurru (Sagittarius Zodiac).

Career - You will be given new position. Promotion. You will get success in a controversial problem. Success in most career matters. You will get into the good books of seniors and management. Avoid trusting other people with your job. Some of you will convert your hobby into a fulltime career. Those looking for new job will not be happy with what you get. Delay in go…

Moolam Nakshatram 2016 predictions – Moolam Birth Star or Nakshatra Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2016

In 2016, Moolam Nakshatram born people will have a mixed year. Improvement in financial and career matters. Enemy activity will increase. Health issues. Astrology Predictions or Phalam for Moolam Nakshatra for 2016 is given below: January, March, June, August and October 2016 are good. February, April and November will see both good and bad times. May, July, August and December 2016 are bad. Moolam Nakshatram is the 19th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar Mulam is in Dhanu Rashi or Dhanu Kurru (Sagittarius Zodiac).

Career - Those looking for a new job will get one with the help of a friend or people in power. Temporary work will become permanent. Success in exams and interviews. Opportunities will be plenty but you should not squander them. Promotion and transfer for some. Delay in government jobs. Some of you will decide to quit the present job and get involved in something of your own.

Financ…

Good Dates in October 2017 for Flat – Land – Property Registration – Auspicious days in October 2017 For Registration in Hindu Calendar and Panchang

Good Dates in October 2017 for Flat – Land – Property Registration is based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in India. Majority of Hindu look for auspicious dates for flat, Villa, house, land and property registration.

Good Dates in October 2017 for Flat – Land – Property Registration

October 1 till 2:10 PM October 2 October 3 October 4
October 5 after 1:05 PM
October 6 October 7 October 10 good after 12:35 PM
October 11 good till 9:05 AM October 13
October 14 good till 2:35 PM October 15 October 16
October 17
October 18 October 19 October 20 October 21 October 22 good date after 12:25PM October 25 October 26
October 27 good till 2:40 PM October 28 October 29 October 30
October 31 good till 7:05 AM

Spirituality is needed when we are in the middle of our life not at the end of it – Prabhuda Bharata

Religion and spirituality are for the old. Tht is what the young generally think. They think that spirituality is a post-retirement plan; something which has to be enjoyed with the gratuity, provident fund, and pension that you get after retirement. This is not true. It is not only the fault of the youth that they think in this manner.
Spirituality is something we need when we are in the middle of our life, not just at the end of it. It is what you need when you are in the heat of the moment, when you are juggling with alternatives, when you are at a loss what to do, when you want to take a road but are still standing perplexed at the crossroads. That is when you need spirituality. That is when you need to get a hold on yourself. Not on your puny self, the construct of your body and mind, but on your true self that is beyond time, space, and causation.
 Imagine the endless possibilities that would open up if you were aware of this true personality of yours and when you realize that …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 10, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, September 10, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of the moon till 6:26 AM on September 10, 2015. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of the moon till 7:25 AM on September 11. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 10, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 7:04 AM on September 10. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram till 8:41 AM on September 11.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
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