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Santoshi Maa Katha – The Story of Santoshi Matha

Santoshi Maa is believed to help in fulfilling the desires of her devotees. She is the daughter of Lord Ganesha. She is also a unique incarnation of the Mother Goddess. There is an interesting story that narrates the birth of Santoshi Mata. 
Legend has it that once on Raksha Bandhan day, Jyoti, sister of Lord Ganesha, came to visit him. A special function was organized on the joyous occasion.
Kshema and Labha, the two sons of Lord Ganesh, wanted to know what function was being held. Their mothers Riddhi and Siddhi explained the significance of Raksha Bandhan.
Later the two young kids witnessed Jyoti tying a thread on the hand of Ganesha and in return, Ganesh blessed her with peace, prosperity and pleasures.
Kshema and Labha now wanted to know why their father gave such important blessings for a mere thread.
Ganesha then explained about the significance of the Raksha Bandha Rakhi that it is not a mere thread but is a symbol of unparalleled love and bond.
Impressed by the Raksha Bandhan…

Triveni Amavasya 2018 Date in Orissa – Tribeni Amabasya

Triveni Amavasya, or Tribeni Amavasya, is observed on the Amavasi or no moon day in Magh month (January – February) in Orissa. Triveni Amavasya 2018 date is January 17 as per traditional Oriya calendar. People take a dip in the holy rivers and have darshan of deities on the day. The day is observed as the birthday of Goddess Viraja.

On Tribeni Amavasya, Goddess Viraja at VirajaTemple in Jajpur is worshipped as Goddess Savitri. The highlight on the day is the chanting of the sacred Gayatri mantra. During the period a Tribeni Jatra is held at Bhapur near Puri.

Story of Sage Vibhandaka

Story of Sage Vibhandaka is found in the Ramayana and it is also mentioned in the Puranas. Vibhandaka once performed intense penance to acquire Siddha and take control over nature.

Indra, the king of Devas, was worried that Vibhandaka would use the Siddhi against him. To break the penance of the Sage, Indra deputed celestial damsel Urvashi.

Urvashi succeeded in seducing Vibhandaka. Semen from Vibhandaka fell into a river and this went into the stomach of a doe that was drinking water. The female deer later gave birth to a male child, Rishyasringa.
After the incident, Sage Vibhandaka had this guilt that he failed to control his desire. The visit of Urvashi also disturbed his Brahmacharya and Tapas. Vibhandaka did not want the same fate for his son. So he brought him up without giving knowledge about females.

It is said that the Sage drew a line around his ashram. Anything feminine that crossed the line would instantly burst into flames. Thus, the sage successfully kept his son away fr…

Pandeweshar Mahadev Temple at Panrra near Dhanbad in Jharkhand

Pandeweshar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located at Panrra village near Dhanbad in Jharkhand. This ancient shrine was built by the Pandavas. Pandeweshar Mahadev Temple is located around 130 km from Dhanbad.

Legend has it that during their exile period in the Mahabharat, Pandavas visited the village and stayed here. The Shivling was established by the Pandavas.

The small but beautiful shrine is located amidst scenic surroundings.

The most important festival observed here is the Shivratri.
The shrine also attracts scores of devotees during the Shravan month.

Only silence is complete – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Thoughts are not the goal in themselves. Their goal is silence. When you ask the question “Who am I?” You get not answer, there is only silence. That is the real answer. You soul is solidified silence and this solidified silence is wisdom, knowledge.

To the question “Who am I?” the only relevant answer is silence. You need to discard all answers in words, including “I am nothing” or “I am the Cosmic Self” or “I am the Self.” Just remain with the question “Who am I?” All other answers are just thoughts and thoughts can never be complete.

Only silence is complete.
Some questions can only be answered in silence. Silence is the goal of all answers. If an answer does not silence the mind, it is no answer.
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

December 2017 – Auspicious dates for cesarean delivery in December 2017

No panchang or calendar or astrologer prepares auspicious dates for cesarean delivery. But you can choose date and that is not bad or inauspicious in a month. These are the auspicious dates for cesarean delivery in December 2017.

December 2 good date till 12:05 PM December 3 good date after 11:10 AM December 4 December 5 December 6 it is good after 10:20 AM December 8 it is good till 9:05 AM December 9 it is good date after 2:10 PM December 10 December 11 December 12 it is good date till 1:40 PM December 13 December 14 December 19 December 20 December 21 December 22 it is good date till 9:10 AM December 24 December 26 is good after 2:50 PM December 27 December 28 December 29 is good till 11:10 AM December 31
Please note that the good date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 19, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, January 19, 2017 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 3:58 PM on January 19. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 19, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date. Nakshatra – Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 4:22 AM on January 19. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 2:38 AM on January 19. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 5:47 PM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and …