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Story of Sage Narada Turning into Woman - Unsatisfied Desires and Attachments Lead to Rebirth

Story of Sage Narada turning into woman is found in the seventh Skanda of the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. During one of their travels, Sage Narada and Bhagavan Sri Krishna reached a stream. Sri Krishna warned Sage Narada to not to drink water from the stream. But the thirsty Sage ignored the advice and drank water from the stream.

The next moment Sage Narada turned into a woman and when she looked around, she did not see Sri Krishna.

She wandered through the forest and reached the ashrama of a Sage. The Sage had just opened his eyes after a long meditation.

He was impressed by the woman and married her.

In due course of time, she became the mother of sixty children.

One day her husband and all the sixty children died.

She was grief stricken and did not have the strength to cremate her husband and children.
Suddenly she felt an unusual hunger. She saw a mango atop a mango tree. She tried to pluck the fruit but she could not do it.

Due to the intense hunger, she placed the corpse on one t…

Story of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

Triprayar Sri Rama Temple is an ancient Shrine dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram at Triprayar near Thrissur in Kerala. The story of the origin of the murti worshipped at Triprayar temple begins during the Dwapara Yuga when Lord Krishna was present on earth.

Legend has it that Bhagavan Krishna worshipped the murtis of Bhagavan Sri Ram, Bharata, Lakshman and Shatrughna at Dwarka during Dwapara Yuga.

After Sri Krishna left earth, the city of Dwarka was engulfed by sea and these idols were submerged in the sea.

During the Kali Yuga (present age), the idols were caught in the net of a group of fishermen. They saw a divine light emerging from the murtis. The fishermen reported the matter to the ruler of the area.

After consulting priests and astrologers, the four murtis were installed in four different places. The murti of Sri Rama was installed at Triprayar, Sri Bharatha at Irinjalakkuda, Sri Lakshmana at Moozhikkulam and Sri Shatrughna at Payammel. All these places are within 10 km radius.

Sashti Viratham Date in October 2017 – Monthly Muruga Shashti Fasting in October 2017

Sashti Viratham, or Shashti fasting, is a monthly fasting dedicated to Hindu God Muruga. Sashti Viratham October 2017 date is October 25. Lord Muruga is also known as Skanda, Shanmugha and Subramanian. In North India, Lord Muruga is known as Kartik or Kartikeya. The Skanda Shasti Vratam is also observed in this month. Skanda Sashti is from October 20 to October 25, 2017. Soorasamharam festival is on October 25.

Sashti Vratam falls on the sixth day after Amavasi (no moon) and Pournami (full moon) in a traditional Hindu calendar. Most devotees fast during the Sashti falling after Amavasi.
Shasti Fasting is considered highly auspicious and many Muruga devotees observe a 24-hour fast, while some take a single meal on the day.

Yajurveda Quotations - Teachings and Quotes from Yajur Veda

The Lord who is all pervading and all knowing has no beginning or end. He is eternal. He is omnipresent and omniscient. He manifests Himself in all forms and in all directions. He is one without a second, Paramount Lord of all.

May good betide all people. May the sovereign rule the earth following the righteous path. May al beings ever attain to their welfare. May the worlds be prosperous and be happy.
The mysteries of life are revealed to one who keeps his mind vigilant all the time of life.

grahaa urjaa hutayo vyanto vipraaya matim (9/4 Yajurveda) O men, the one who enhance their strength, please bless us with knowledge of all kinds. Scholars who incessantly contemplate on acquiring strength and knowledge should also consider it their moral duty to impart knowledge to the ignorant, so that these lesser mortals can develop their mental faculties. This would automatically lead to the latter’s self-development and spiritual progress. Similarly, ignorant and naive people should try to …