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Story of Origin of Aranmula Kannadi

Aranmula Kannadi is a famous mirror that originates from Aranmula in Kerala in India. This traditional metallic mirror is very popular and in huge demand as it is believed to bring prosperity and luck. There is an interesting story associated with the origin of Aranmula Kannadi. The origin of the Aranmula Kannadi is traced back to more 500 years, when a local ruler invited artisans from Sankarankoil in the Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu to make brass idols for temples in his kingdom. One of the artisans named Parvati Amma had a dream about a secret combination of alloys. She used to the combination to make the crown of a murti in one of the temples. The crown was so beautiful that it attracted people from all the nearby places. The ruler then asked Parvati Amma to make a metal mirror with the same combination to be placed behind the murti at the famous Aranmula SriKrishnaTemple. It is from then onwards that the tradition of making Aranmula Kannadi began. A special combination of …

Shiva Story – Lust for Gold only Creates Confusion and Chaos

There are numerous stories associated with Hindu God Shiva’s marriage to Goddess Parvati. One such story is mentioned in a 13th century Kashmiri poem on Shiva and it teaches how lust for gold creates nothing but confusion and chaos. The marriage of Shiva and Parvati is about take place but to the astonishment of all assembled; Shiva appears covered in ash with a skull in his hand, followed by goblins and ghosts. All those assembled there felt sorry for Parvati. The assembled women commented that Shiva will not have the capacity to gift gold ornaments to the bride. Shiva who heard this smiled and immediately creates a shower of gold on the bride. All those assembled there rejoiced at the sight of the gold rain. Soon things go out of hand there is only gold everywhere - the roof tops, trees, roads, fields all are covered with gold. Still there is no end to the gold rain. People were now fed up with Gold and complained to Indra. He asked them to pray to Shiva. Shiva wanted to know the…

Adharma flourishes because we tolerate it

For peace in life, lead a righteous life.

They achieve success who try fail, try again fail again and try till they succeed.

Adharma flourishes because we tolerate it.

Ego creates an illusion. And the illusion destroys relationships.

Ego creates a sense of invincibility. But change is a constant reality. It is only a matter of time before our ego comes crushing down.
Arrogance, ignorance and lack of true knowledge open the gates of destruction.


Hindu Calendar Today – May 13, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 5:49 AM on May 13. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 7:49 AM on May 14. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 13, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 9:24 PM on May 13. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram till 11:54 PM on May 14.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra 11:11 PM on May 13. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram on the entire day on May 14 and till 2:08 AM on May 15.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 9:24 PM. Then onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
In western p…