Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from September 29, 2015

How Indrajith was able to defeat Hanuman in the Ramayana?

The battle between Hanuman and Indrajith is mentioned in the Kishkinda Kandha of Ramayana. Did Indrajith Hanuman or did Hanuman feign defeat? Hanuman who was searching for Mata Sita discovers her in Ashokavana in Lanka. After discovering Mata Sita, Hanuman wrecks havoc in Lanka. Rakshasa army is deployed to capture Hanuman but they are all killed. In the battle to capture Hanuman, Ravana’s son Aksha is also killed.
Ravana then summons his most powerful son, Indrajith. The unusual strength of Hanuman baffled Ravana and that is the reason why he deputed Indrajit to capture Hanuman.
Indrajit rushed to the neighborhood of Ashokavana. Hanuman was eagerly waiting for the arrival of next rakshasa contingent.
The battle between Hanuman and Indrajit was thrilling and destructive. Indrajit was frustrated as his arrows had no power on Hanuman.
Finally, Indrajit took up the Brahmastra and decided to bind him with it.
Hanuman as a respect for Brahma allowed himself to be bound by the Brhmastra.

How Karna Became The Friend of Duryodhana and Kauravas in the Mahabharat?

In the Mahabharat, Karna, though born of Kunti, mother of Pandavas, was abandoned on birth and he was brought up by a charioteer and as such considered as a charioteer’s son. Karna became the friend of Duryodhana and Kauravas as they gave him social and political status, which was long denied to him.
After training in arms, Kauravas and Pandavas were given an arena to display their talent. Karna arrived there and insisted on participating and challenging Arjuna who was considered as a great archer.
However, people raised objection to his participation stating that he was not of royal blood and was the son of mere charioteer.
Duryodhana was looking for someone who could challenge Arjun. He found an ideal candidate in Karna. He ceased the opportunity and declared Karna as the king of the Anga territory.
Thus, Karna got the right to fight in the tournament arranged for royal blood.
This one act got Duryodhana the lifelong support of Karna.
Karna’s friendship and loyalty was so thick th…

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple near Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli District

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva at Thirupudaimaruthur Village near Veeravanallur near Ambasamudram. The original name of the temple is Arulmigu Narumbunathaswamy Temple and is a very popular shrine in this region of Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu.

It is believed that Lord Shiva gave darshan to Indra, the king of Devas, near the Marutham tree located in the temple complex.



The sanctum sanctorum has a huge Shivling, which is known as Pudaar Jeeneshwarar or Narumbunathar. The Shivling leans slightly towards the left side and has marks of scratches made by deer and sickle cut.

Consort of Shiva here is known as Gomati. Her murti is made of Rudraksha and it is tall and beautiful. She carries a parrot in her right arm and her shrine is similar to that of Narumbunathar.

Outside the sanctum of Narumbunathar there are a pair of Dwarapalakas. The murtis of Anugnai Vinayaka and Bala Subrahmanya are located here.

There is another set of Dwarapalakas at t…

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple Contact Address and Phone Number

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple near Ambasamudram is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Contact details of the temple with contact address and phone number is given below.

Arulmigu Narumbunathaswamy Temple Thirupudaimaruthur Village near Veeravanallur Village Near Ambasamudram Thirupudaimaruthur - 627426 Tirunelveli District. Phone number: +91- 4634 - 287244 Executive Officer: 99411 28535

Shri Chakrapani Maharaj Jayanti

Shri Chakrapani Maharaj was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition in Hinduism and his teachings inspired in the formation of Mahanubhava sect. Shri Chakrapani Maharaj Jayanti 2017 date is September 13. This is the birth anniversary of the great saint.
The five great gurus in the Mahanubhava sect are Sri Krishna, Lord Dattatreya, Shri Chakrapani, Govinda Prabhu and Chakradhar Swami.
Mahanubhava Sect follows the Bhakti tradition of Vaishnavism but does not follow complicated rituals.
Shri Chakrapani Maharaj Jayanti is annually observed on the Ashwin Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi – ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Hindi Mantra for pure mind - Mantra in Hindi Language for a peaceful mind

Below is a prayer in Hindi language for a pure mind. Anyone can chant this mantra for a peaceful mind. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Telugu Mantra for pure mind - Mantra in Telugu Language for a peaceful mind

Below is a prayer in Telugu language for a pure mind. Anyone can chant this mantra for a peaceful mind. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Tamil Mantra for pure mind - Mantra in Tamil Language for a peaceful mind

Below is a prayer in Tamil language for a pure mind. Anyone can chant this mantra for a peaceful mind. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Story of Dandakaranya Forest – Story of Dandaka Forest in the Ramayana

During their exile period Bhagvan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman reaches the Dandakaranya forest. It was a dreadful forest and few dared to cross it. The story of Dandaka forest is symbolic.
Legend has it that Dandakaranya was once a flourishing kingdom with a huge population of people. It was known as Janasthan and was ruled of King Danda. During a hunting expedition, King Danda came across a beautiful woman Aruja. The king was smitten by her beauty and violated her.



Aruja was the daughter of Sage Shukra. She ran crying to her father. On hearing the Adharma performed by a king, Sage Shukra cursed that dust storms and thunderstorms would wipe away Danda’s kingdom of Janasthan. Soon no trace of the kingdom was left. In due course of time, the land became the most dreadful forest.
Turning a kingdom into forest symbolically suggest that when people do not respect and practice Dharma, the place is no different from a jungle.
Even today, Dandakaranya is a stretch of forest that runs thro…

Story of Kanakadhara Stotram

Kanakadhara Stotram is a popular prayer dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and was composed by Adi Shankaracharya. It is said that Jagadguru Adi Shankara created this prayer on seeing the financial difficulties of a poor woman.

During the time of Shankaracharya, students used to stay in the home of Guru and study. They also used to go around the houses in the village and used to beg for food for the day. Feeding a Brahmachari was considered highly meritorious.

Once young Shankaracharya went to the home of a poor woman and asked for food. The poor woman had not cooked anything on the day. She did not know what to do and on searching, found a single gooseberry on a corner of her house.

She offered the gooseberry to Shankaracharya and said to him that she did not have money even to buy food for her children. So please be satisfied with the gooseberry.

Moved by her plight, Shankaracharya immediately composed a prayer praising Goddess Lakshmi and prayed to Her to remove the poverty of the poor …

Pishangi – Rangoli or Kolam drawn using Ash in Shradh Ritual

Pishangi is Shradh ritual is the rangoli or kolam drawn using ash and with chanting of mantras around the meal plate arranged for priest. The rangoli is drawn in clockwise direction.

Rangoli is also drawn in a clockwise direction around the food plate arranged for deities and in reverse direction around the food plate arranged for ancestor’s soul.
Pishangi is drawn during all types of Shradh. Today it is only drawn by most communities while performing Pindadaan.

Poosam Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Poosam Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Poosam Nakshatra born male is that they will be religious. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be highly intelligent. Other Poosam Nakshatra male Characteristics are given below:

Will respect teachers. Will be devotional Will be highly optimistic. Will show courage to face tense situations. Keen interest in science and arts Will be a good debater. Will help relatives. Good in handling wealth Will have independent opinion.

Baba Bhusandeswar Temple near Balasore in Odisha - 12-foot Huge Shiva lingam is Worshipped Here

BabaBhusandeswarTemple is dedicated to Shiva and is located in a remote village called Kumbhirgadi in Bhogarai block of Balasore District in Odisha. The huge Shivling is 12 feet in height and 12 feet in diameter. The Shiva Lingam is carved out of a single block of granite stone.



Only 12 feet is visible rest is buried underground. The Shivling has three parts. It has a square base of four feet. The middle portion is octagonal and is about 12 feet in diameter and about four feet in height. The top portion is in the normal Shivling form.
The Shivling is slightly tilted towards right.

October 2017 House Warming Dates – Auspicious and Good Dates for House Warming in October 2017

Below are the auspicious house warming dates in October 2017. Please note that these good dates are meant to give a general idea. If you are a strict follower of astrology, then you should consult a local astrologer where the house is located as sunrise time in the area is very important in deciding the house warming time.

There are no auspicious house warming dates in the month.
Dates on internet should only used to get an idea. These are computer generated based on a particular time zone.

Quotes on Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh from Mahabharat

The need and importance of performing Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh is mentioned in the Mahabharat. Here is an important quote on Mahalaya Shradh.

The householder who does not perform shradh during the period when the Sun is in the Virgo sign (pitru paksha shradh fortnight), how will he earn money and be gifted with a healthy child as he would have enraged the deceased ancestors’ souls?

Additionally, the abode for deceased ancestors’ souls remains vacant till the Sun moves from Virgo and Libra sign to the Scorpio sign.  The abode for deceased ancestors’ souls remaining vacant during this period implies that the deceased ancestors’ souls come closer to their descendants for blessing them and if Shradh is not performed, they give curse to their descendants and return.
Due to this, it is important to perform Shraddha during this period.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 29, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Pratipada and Dwitiya Tithi or the first and second day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 6:05 AM on September 29, 2015. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 29, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is an average day.
Nakshatra – Revati Nakshatra till 6:00 PM on September 29. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 6:00 PM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Ashwin Krishna Paksha Pratipada and Dwitiya Tithi or the first and second day during the dark phase of moon in Ashwin month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jhark…