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Story of Ramanujacharya and Puri Jagannath Temple

There is an interesting story regarding 12 th century Vaishnava Saint Ramanujacharya and the Puri Jagannath Temple. Ramanujacharya once visited the famous Puri Jagannath Temple. He was not happy with the pujas, rituals and worship performed in the temple. Ramanujacharya complained to king Chodaganga Deva and asked him to introduce pujas based on Shastras at the Puri Jagannath Temple. He also objected to the presence of tribal daityas. The king agreed and requested the Acharya to do the needful. Acharya then went to sleep in the night thinking about the changes he would effect. But when he woke up next morning he found himself at a spot hundreds of miles away from Puri Jagannath Temple. Ramanujacharya understood that Jagannath did not want any changes in the forms of worship at Puri Jagannath Temple.

Hora Muhurat Meaning

In Hindu astrology, Hora Muhurat is regarded as good and auspicious period. The seven planets have seven horas. They provide favorable period even in bad days during a particular duration in 24 hours of a day. Each hora is of one duration. The hora of sun is auspicious for government work. Hora of Venus is good for travel. Mercury is good for study. Moon’s hora is good for all activities. Saturn is good for collection of money. Jupiter is good for marriage. Mars is good for war.