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Four Forms of Goddess Lakshmi when Vishnu appears in Anantasayana Form

Anantasayana is the cosmic form of Lord Vishnu. Narayana rests on the milky ocean in this form atop Anantasesha – the thousand headed snake. Goddess Lakshmi is depicted as seated near his feet. But there are four forms of Goddess Lakshmi when Narayana appears in the Anantasayana Form.

The four forms of are Goddess Lakshmi Goddess Chinta Goddess Nidra and Goddess Pushti.

Nidra lives in the eyes of Vishnu. She keeps him asleep during his yoganidra – yogic sleep of Vishnu or the sleep of Time. When everything is in a standstill. This happens at the end of a cycle of creation.
Pushti is the owner of all wealth and abundance. She is also associated with fertility. She holds a veena.

Goddess Chinta is the goddess of knowledge. It is she who blesses devotees to escape from cycle of birth and destruction.

As per Hindu beliefs, at the end of a cycle of creation, the cosmic dissolution takes place. The universe then lay dissolved in Ekarnava, the only primordial Ocean. Vishnu stays asleep atop …

What is Yoga? – Answer is Return to the Source

Yoga is return to the source. We have been taught that we are different from the source and Yoga is an attempt to correct this wrong. In the process of this correction we find answer to questions like ‘Who am I.’ What is the meaning of life? New questions arise and we become seekers. Till now we have been seeking answers outside. But once we started knowing yoga, we realize that the answer is not outside but inside.

What is all this here? Is there a life after death? Am I being constructive by being part of the rat race? What is the source of all that I can see and I cannot? When you sit in a yoga pose you are slowly move towards finding answer to these and many other questions.

Yoga Is Not A Mere Exercise Or Miracle Cure Yoga should not be seen as a mere exercise or as a miracle cure for various diseases. Yoga can cure diseases but that can only happen, when you are able to realize that the life force in you is present in all animate an inanimate.

Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puur…

Hindu Religion Teachings

Just as a spider weaves its net from the materials of its own body, so does Ishwara create this universe out of Himself.

The ego identifies himself with casual bodies undergoes various sufferings and strives for liberation.

One may be indifferent to the enjoyments of this world only in expectation of better enjoyments in the next. This kind of indifference is tainted with desires, which bar the door to knowledge. But the indifference that results from a due deliberation on the evanescent nature of this world as well as the world to come, is alone pure and productive of the highest good.

In this ever-changing world there is one changeless being as witness of these changes. This permanent ever-seeing being is Atman.

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Hindu Calendar Today – March 24, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good- Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, today, on Friday, March 24, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon till 10:47 AM on March 24. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:53 AM on March 25. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 24, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatra till 2:01 PM on March 24. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatram till 2:41 PM on March 25.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatra till 4:45 PM on March 24. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatram till 4:58 PM on March 25.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
In w…