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Narasimha Stuti in Hindi in pdf

Narasimha Stuti is chanted to get the blessings of Lord Narasimha – the avatar of Lord Vishnu. The prayer is for wish fulfillment and overcoming all forms of prayer. The Stuti in Hindi in pdf format is given below. The text or lyrics of Narasimha Stuti in Hindi language is provided by Sundar Kidambi of prapatti. It can be chanted daily morning and evening.
Link – Hindi Narasimha Stuti

Bhasmeshwar form of Shiva

Shiva, the greatest teacher, takes the Bhasmeshwar form to show to the world the futility of attachment and desires. Bhasmeshwar means one strewn with ash. He is at perfect ease being Himself. He has negated all socially accepted rituals and behaviors. He has detached himself from everything.

Bhasmeshwar form of Shiva is the origin of the concept of the Avadhuta which was popularized by Lord Dattatreya and by many Saints.

Ash-smeared Shiva roaming cremation ground is one of the most famous painting used to depict this form.

Shiva is the Supreme Truth and he extols through the Bhasmeshvar form that all that we hold dear, including our body, even the universe will one day turn into ash.
Once this supreme truth is understood, then working and living society will become easy. We will not be bothered by false ideas of approval and social acceptance. Such a person will be more creative and helpful to the society.

Sati Chita – Funeral Pyre at Sati Math in Odisha is Burning non-stop for more than two centuries

Sati Math is located in Dharakote Gada around 53 km from Berhampur in Ganjam District in Odisha. Sati Chita here has been burning non-stop for more than two centuries. It has been burning for 254 years. Chandrama Devi became sati in 1788 in the funeral pyre.

The Mahantas of the Sati Mat' keep maintaining the Math along with the Sati Chita. DNA reports
The practice of keeping the 'Sati Chita' burning followed immediately by the order of Raja Saheb Rajendra Singh who ascended the throne during 1788 after the death of Krushna Singh, said Braja Mohan.

According to Barja Mohan once Raja Saheb was returning to the palace from hunting and was forced to take immediate rest after intermittent rain and bad light.

He saw a ray of light sparkling from a place covered with different varieties of trees. When he proceeded further, he
discovered the light was emanated from a hut where there was no drops of rain and one sadhu was sitting in meditation.

When Rajendra Singh asked the reason,…

Ekadashi May 2017 date – Monthly Fasting for Vishnu in May Month in 2017

Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu, Ekadashi Vrat is observed on the eleventh day of a fortnight in a Hindu lunar calendar. Ekadashi dates in May 2017 – May 6 and May 22. On Ekadasi, Fasting from sunrise to next day morning sunrise is generally observed by many Hindus. Some observe the fast from the start time of Ekadasi Tithi and break the fast at the beginning of Dwadasi Tithi.

The May 6 , 2017 Ekadasi is known as Mohini Ekadasi.
The May 22, 2017 Ekadashi is known as  Apara Ekadasi and Acchala Ekadashi.Jalakrida Ekadasi is observed on the day in Orissa. Bhadrakali Ekadasi is observed in Punjab and Jammu on the day.

Related What food can be eaten on Ekadasi fasting day? How to do Ekadashi Fasting?

Enquiry into the truth of the self is knowledge – Yoga Vasishta

O Rama, this enquiry into the Self of the nature or ‘Who am I?’ is the fire which burns up the seeds of the evil tree which is the mind.

Just as the wind does not affect the creepers in a picture, so also afflictions do not affect one whose understanding is fortified by firmness and (always) reflected in the mirror of enquiry.

The knowers of truth declare that enquiry into the truth of the Self is knowledge. What is to be known is contained in it like sweetness in milk.

To one who is fond of enquiring (constantly), ‘What is this vast universe?’ and ‘Who am I?’ this world becomes quite unreal.

Just as in a mirage the idea of water does not occur to one who knows (that it is a mirage), even so latent impressions do not rise in one whose ignorance has been destroyed by realizing that everything is Brahman.
Yoga Vasishta

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 18, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, April 18, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:48 AM on April 18. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 18, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 11:10 PM on April 18. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 10:13 PM on April 17. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali …