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What is Saubhagya Yoga in Hindu Astrology?

Saubhagya Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Saubhagya is a good yoga. The lord of this Yoga is Brahma.

Saubhagya is the fourth among the 27 yogas.
Auspicious events can be held during the period after taking the blessings of Ganesha and Brahma.

Subhadra in Mahabharat – Sister of Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Wife of Arjuna

Subhadra in Mahabharat is the sister of Bhagavan Sri Krishna and wife of Arjuna. The Kuru race survived through her. When every family member of Pandavas and Kauravas were killed in the Kurukshetra war, it was through her grandson, Parikshit, that Kuru clan was saved from extinction. Subhadra was the daughter of Vasudeva by his wife Devaki. He was the second wife of Arjuna. They had one valiant son named Abhimanyu. Parikshit was the son of Abhimanyu and Uttara.

Bhadra is another name of Subhadra.

Marriage of Subhadra

During his one-year pilgrimage period in the Mahabharat, Arjuna visited Dwaraka, the abode of Sri Krishna, as a learned recluse. Subhadra was given the task of looking after the young recluse. He narrated to her stories about the exploits of Arjuna. Subhadra fell in love with Arjuna of his narrations.

Finally, the young man had to reveal that he was Arjuna himself. Subhadra expressed her desire to marry Arjuna. However, it was difficult to convince Balarama, the elder bro…

Goddess Shivaduti

Shivaduti is a powerful manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Shivaduti means one who has Shiva as her messenger. Goddess Shivaduti made her appearance in the battle against demons Shumbha and Nishumbha. She symbolically represents the unfathomable power of Mother Goddess Shakti.

As per Devi Mahatmya, in the battle against the forces of Shumbha and Nishumbha, Mother Goddess took the manifestation of the Saptamatrikas. They were Shaktis of the male gods. After this appeared Shivaduti, the Shakti of Mother Goddess. This form is not associated with any male form.
Devi Mahatmya states that she appeared from the body of Mother Goddess in the most gruesome form – yelping like a hundred jackals. She then asked Lord Shiva to carry the message to Shumbha and Nishumbha that if they desire to battle against her out of arrogance and false belief in their strength, then they and their forces be ready to be devoured by her jackals.
It must be noted here that Goddess Shivaduti is a symbolic repr…

Cheranmahadevi Kailasanathar Temple in Tirunelveli - Second Nava Kailasam Temple

Cheranmahadevi Kailasanathar Temple is one of the Nava Kailasam Temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located at Cheranmahadevi in Tirunelveli Distrct, Tamil Nadu. This temple is associated with Chandra, or the moon god, among the Navgrahas. The shrine is around 20 km from Tirunelveli town.

This is the second among the nine Nava Kailasam temples.

The shrine is located on the right bank of Tamirabarani River.
The Shivling worshipped in the temple is believed to have been installed by Sage Romasa. Legend has it that two sisters worshiped the original Swayambhu Shivling in the temple. The two sisters wanted to build a temple for the Shivling. They started saving money for the purpose.

Shiva one day decided to test their devotion. He came in the disguise of a Shiva Bhakta and demanded food. The two sisters readily agreed to feed him. But the Shiva Bhakta was not ready to eat in dark. He demanded some form of light.

The sisters were poor and they had no light. But as the sisters …

Truth never needs to be proved – Dadi Janki

Truth never needs to be proved.

Truth is always revealed in the right place, at the right moment. We don’t need to be concerned about proving it. We need only be concerned with being it and living it. Trying to prove truth reveals stubbornness, and is often counterproductive.

When someone does not believe what I say, I need to ask myself whether I truly believe in it. If I am sure it is true, then I need not be concerned about proving it to others. Only when I doubt something will I wish to prove to everyone.
– Dadi Janki
Source – 365 Days of Wisdom: Daily Messages to Inspire You through the Year