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Story of King Nahusha and the Curse of Sage Agastya

Indra, the king of Devas, killed the demon Vritasura but he also incurred the sin of Brahmahatya. For redemption of the sin, he started performing meditation in Manasaras. The story of King Nahusha and the curse of Sage Agastya begin here.



Indra had not informed anyone about his whereabouts. So heaven was without a king and everyone was worried.
During this time King Nahusha completed hundred horse sacrifices and became eligible for the throne of Indra.
Soon Nahusha was anointed as the next Indra.
Nahusha enjoyed his newly found status to the zenith. Nahusha, a pious and noble soul on earth, was now a slave of his senses. He had all the celestial women at his disposal but he was not satisfied. He wanted to have Indra's wife, Sachi.
When Sachi realized this, she became furious and she went to Brihaspati, the Guru of Devas, for advice.
Brihaspati advised her to tell Nahusha that he can only have her if he came in a palanquin carried by seven sages.
Nahusha immediately deputed seve…

Bhuiphore Mandir – Bhuiphod Shiva Temple at Dhanbad in Jharkhand

Bhuiphore Mandir, also known as BhuiphodTemple, is located at Dhanbad in Jharkhand. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva. The Shivling worshipped here is swayambhu or self incarnated.
The temple gets the name Bhuiphore or Bhuiphod because the Shivling here juts out from land.
The main Shivling is east facing and is one foot long. As usual Nandi sits opposite facing the Shivling. There are also murtis of Hanuman, Radhakrishna and Shiva Parvati in the sanctum sanctorum.

The small but beautiful shrine also has murtis of Goddess Durga, Goddess Manasa Devi and Goddess Annapurna. The murti of Goddess Durga is with a gold crown and sliver chhat.
The temple complex also has murtis of Ganesh, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kartik.
All murtis are made of marble.
Two of the most important festivals in the temple are Shivratri and Navratri.
Marriages are also performed in the temple.

Swayamvara Parvathi Mantra in Tamil

Swayamvara Parvathi mantra is chanted for early marriage. It is dedicated to Mother Goddess. Swayamvara Parvathi mantra in Tamil is given below. 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.

Along with the mantra, you should also offer prayers on Mondays to Shiva. Worshipping Mother Goddess Durga on Tuesday and Friday is also highly meritorious.
Swayamvara Parvathi mantra in Tamil:


Swayamvara Parvathi Mantra in Hindi

Swayamvara Parvathi mantra is chanted for early marriage. It is dedicated to Mother Goddess. Swayamvara Parvathi mantra in Hindi is given below. 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.

Along with the mantra, you should also offer prayers on Mondays to Shiva. Worshiping Mother Goddess Durga on Tuesday and Friday is also highly meritorious.
The mantra is:


Send a current of holy thought to all creation – Swami Vivekananda

Send a current of holy thought to all creation.
Mentally repeat, “Let all beings be happy; let all beings be peaceful; let all beings be blissful.” So do to the east, south, north and west. The more you do that the better you will feel yourself.
You will find at last that the easiest way to make ourselves healthy is to see that others are healthy, and the easiest way to make ourselves happy is to see that others are happy.
Each soul is potentially divine; the goal is to realize divinity within.
Selfishness is the devil incarnate in every man. Every bit of self, bit by bit, is devil. Take off self by one side and God enters by the other.
Swami Vivekananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 23, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, October 23, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of the moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of the moon till 4:51 AM on October 23. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of the moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 23, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 8:22 AM on October 23. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting in all regions expect in western parts of India. Vidyarambham in Kerala.
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
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