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Ghatotkach – Story of Ghatotkacha in the Mahabharat

Ghatotkach was the son of Pandava Bhima and his wife Hidimbi. Hidimbi, a Rakshasi, had magical powers. And her son Ghatotkacha inherited all the magical powers of his mother and the strength of his father Bhima, the second among the Pandavas.

Hidimbi ruled over the forest and later when Ghatotkach grew up he became the ruler of the forest.

During the Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata, Ghatotkach proved to be one of the greatest warriors. He created havoc in the Kaurava camp. It is said that he would have single handedly won the war for the Pandavas.

During the night battle after the death of Jayadrata, Ghatokacha created maximum destruction on the Kaurava side.

Finally, Karna used the Vaijayanti Shakti, a powerful spear, to kill Ghatotkacha. The spear could only be used once. Karna had saved it to kill Arjuna.

After being struck by spear, Ghatotkach increased his size. Those who witnessed it felt as if he touched the sky. He then fell on the Kaurava army crushing thousands of sold…

Banganga Water Tank in Chintaman Ganesha Temple in Ujjain

Bangana water tank is a sacred water body in the premises of Chintaman Ganesha Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. The water tank is associated with Ramayana.

Legend has it that Lord Ram, Mata Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman rested here when they were returning from Lanka to Ayodhya after annihilating demon Ravana and his army.

To quench their taste, Lakshman dug out water using his arrow. It is said that Ganga River appeared to quench the taste of Ram Parivar.
This is the reason why the water tank is known as Banganga.

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He who insists to be free and liberated, is indeed liberated – Ashtavakra

I am immaculate and pure consciousness. With this conviction, like the fire that burns away the forest of ignorance, remain griefless and be happy.

This world of plurality is merely a superimposition on this infinite, blissful Self, like the snake on the rope. That eternal experience of being, Thou Art! Knowing thus, be happy.

He who insists to be free and liberated, is indeed liberated. He who insists to be in bondage is bound. This popular belief in the world is true indeed, as we think, so we are!
The Self is witness, all-pervading, infinite, the one – ever free, consciousness, without any activity, unattached, desireless, at peace. However, out of delusion, appears to be a miserable one.
– Ashtavakra

Hindu Calendar Today – May 15, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Monday, May 15, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:36 AM on May 15. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:06 AM on May 15. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 15, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good date. Nakshatra – Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatra on the entire day on May 15 and till 2:06 AM on May 16. Then onward it is Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 2:08 AM on May 15. Then onward it is Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatram till 4:56 AM on May 16.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is …