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Story of Chitrangada – Daughter of Vishwakarma

Story of Chitrangda, daughter of Vishwakarma, is found in the Vamana Purana. While once bathing with her friends in a pond, Chitrangada happened to see Prince Suratha. She fell in love with the prince and approached him in spite of the warning given by her friends.

When Vishwakarma came to know about this, he cursed her that she will never be able to marry.

On hear about the curse, Chitrangada fainted. Her friends tried to wake her up but they could not. They thought she was dead and went to inform others.

But Chitrangada soon woke up and found no one around – her friends or her lover. Overcome by anger and sadness, she ran and jumped into Saraswati River. The river did not allow her to get drowned. It carried her and passed it on to River Gomati. The river washed her on the banks near the Ashram of Sage Rtadhvaja.
Sage Rtadhvaja realized her sorry state and cursed Vishwakarma to be born as a monkey. The sage then conducted the marriage of Chitrangada and Prince Suratha.

Blue Color Flowers in Hinduism as Offering to Hindu Gods

As per Hinduism, blue color flowers should be offered to Shani Bhagavan, Lord Vishnu, Sri Krishna and Goddess Lakshmi. Blue color flowers mainly used are that of Lotus, Aparajita, and Lajwanti. The flowers offered are not often exactly blue but a mixture of blue. Lavendar, pink and violet shades which have slight resemblance of blue are offered as blue color flowers.

As per Hindu astrology, blue color flowers have the power to change the destiny of a person. Offering it to various deities helps in overcoming troubles. It also helps in improving the financial situation.

If a person is having trouble due to Shukra Grah – Shukra in eighth house – then the person should throw blue color flower for 43 days in a river.


Those who are having trouble in marriage related matters like delayed marriage or unexpected delays should bury blue color flowers in a lonely place.

Offer blue color flowers to Mother Goddess Shakti (Durga) on Navami Tithi and then taking them out on Dasami Tithi and float…

The enlightened soul alone can be said to have free will – Mataji Vanamali

Is there no hope for the individual? Can he never escape from the cage he is in? Hinduism says that the only escape is to free ourselves from the constraints of the body-mind-intellect cage in which we all live. Then enter the realm of the Atman, which alone can be said to be free from all constraints.

The enlightened soul alone can be said to have free will for he is not being imposed by an external agent but only by the freedom of his own soul.

Like the child reveling on the beach, playing with sand, making castles which will be swept away by the sea, the liberated soul is bound by nothing.
He takes orders only from the Divine within him and none will dare to question him.
– Mataji Vanamali

Hindu Calendar Today – May 11, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 1:52 AM on May 11. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 3:46 AM on May 12. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 11, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good date after 5:20 PM. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 4:12 PM on May 11. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram till 6:47 PM on May 12.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra 5:19 PM on May 11. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram till 8:13 PM on May 12.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 9:36 PM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Ra…