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Meaning of Word Shakti in Hinduism – What does Goddess Shakti Mean in Hindu Religion?

Shakti stands for the concept of Mother Goddess in Hinduism. The sound ‘sa’ stands for prosperity and ‘kti’ stands for prowess. So the word ‘Shakti’ in Hindu religion stands for the Goddess who is the embodiment of prosperity and prowess.

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Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Purva Bhadra birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Purva Bhadra Nakshatra Born People is Mango. 

Hindi name of the Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra Tree is Aam Telugu name is Mamidi pandu Malayalam name is Mavu Tamil Name is Kannada name is Mavina hannu In Marathi it is known as Amba Bengali name is Aam
Purvabhadra Nakshatra born people should plant the Mango. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Story of Kacha – Who Came Out of the Stomach of Shukracharya

Shukracharya was the guru of Asuras. He knew the Mritasanjivani Mantra with which he could revive the dead. He used the mantra to help Asuras and this led to the defeat of Devas. The story of Kacha, son of Brihaspati and a deva, is mentioned in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata.

To help Devas, Kacha volunteered to go to Shukracharya to learn the mantra.

Kacha became the student of Shukracharya in spite of him being a Deva. Asuras were not happy with the decision of Shukracharya.

Devayani, the daughter of Shukracharya, fell in love with Kacha.

Kacha was killed on two occasions by the Asuras, who disliked his presence in the ashram of Shukracharya. However, for the sake of his daughter, Shukracharya used the Mritasanjivani Mantra and revived him.

Third time Asuras killed Kacha and burned him. They then mixed the ashes in the wine of Shukracharya.

Shukracharya soon realized that Kacha was in his stomach. However, this time if he revived Kacha, he would come out burst opening the stomach…

Ganesha with Human Face – Adi Vinayakar Temple at Thilatharpanapuri in Tamil Nadu

Thilatharpanapuri is located around 3 km from Kothanur in Tamil Nadu and the place is famous for Muktheeswarar Temple – shrine well known for performing Shradh rituals. Outside this famous shrine is a unique shrine dedicated to Ganesha with a human face. The shrine is known as Adi Vinayagar Temple or Naramuga Vinayagar Temple.

It is believed that this form Ganesha is the one created by Goddess Parvati before Shiva cut off the head in anger.


Sankashti Chaturthi March 2017 Date – Ganesha Sankashta Chaturti in March 2017

Sankashti Chaturthi, or Ganesha Sankashta Chaturti, is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha. Apart from fasting, special pujas are performed on the day. Sankashti Chaturti March 2017 date is Thursday, March 16, 2017. Moonrise time on March 16 is 9:39 PM. Sankashti Chaturti, which is observed for removing problems in life, is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Sankashti Chaturthi fasting is considered to be highly auspicious by Lord Ganesha devotees.

Sankashti Chaturti fasting begins at sunrise and ends after evening puja or after the sighting of the moon. Ganesh Temples conduct special pujas on the day.
Popular belief is that observing Sankashta Chaturthi will help in alleviating problems and it will bring prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of desires. The holiness of Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata was explained by Sri Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. It is found in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishay…

Quotes and Thoughts on Vedanta and Science – Swami Ranganathananda

All science is the search for unity. Vedanta discovered this unity in the Atman; it followed its own method relevant to this field of inquiry. But it illustrated its conclusions with whatever positive knowledge was available at that time.

In recent centuries, this knowledge has been advanced radically and vastly by modern science, the impact of which on Vedanta, however, has been most wholesome.

In fact, Vedanta hopes for and welcomes further radical advances in modern science by which its own spiritual vision of the One in the many may be corroborated by positive scientific knowledge, so that the spirituality of science and the spirituality of religion may flow as a united stream to fertilize all aspects of human life.

Vedanta is thus both religion and philosophy. As religion, it discovers the truths of the inner world, and fosters the same discovery by others. And as philosophy, it synthesizes this science of the inner world with the other sciences of the outer world, to present a …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 16, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, February 16, 2017 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:16 AM on Feb 16. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:58 AM on Feb 17. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 16, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date. Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram till 1:40 PM on Feb 16. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram till 3:55 PM on Feb 17.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 1:41 PM on Feb 16. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram till 4:17 PM on Feb 17.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 12:44 AM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
In western parts of India…