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Hanuman Saves Bharata from Committing Suicide in the Ramayana

In the Ramayana, Bharata had told Sri Ram during their last meeting at Chitrakoot that he would not wait for a minute longer once 14 years of exile were completed. If Rama’s arrival were delayed even by a day, he would end his life by jumping into a burning pyre. Hanuman saved Bharata from committing suicide.

Bhagavan Sri Ram who had foreseen this had asked Hanuman to dash off to Ayodhya and inform about his arrival.

When Hanuman reached Ayodhya, he saw a determined Bharata who was getting ready to jump into fire.

Hanuman was sitting on the branch of a tree.

Immediately, Hanuman began narrating the story of Lord Ram. He narrated the story from the birth of Lord Ram to his killing of Ravana and his return journey and the arrival at Bharadwaja Muni’s ashram.

Bharata now wiped his tears and abandoned the idea of ending his life.
He got ready to welcome Lord Ram who was now stationed at the Ashram of Sage Bharadwaja.

Do not buy or do these things on Tuesday as per Hindu beliefs

Call it superstition but these beliefs are strong among Hindu communities and it cannot be changed overnight. There is a popular belief among certain Hindu communities that doing or buying certain things on Tuesday will usher in bad luck and it will cause problems in life and home.

Cosmetics are not to be brought on Tuesday. This is because Tuesday is governed by Mangal grah and this fiery planet does not like it.

Products made of thickened milk like rabdi or rabri, barfi, kalakhand, chena etc should be brought or made in the home.

Those food items that are donated should not be eaten by the person donating them.

One should not buy black color dress on Tuesday and one should not wear black color dress. Materials made using iron should not be brought on Tuesday.

Nail cutter, knife, scissors and sharp objects should not be brought on Mangalwar or Tuesday. Steel should not be brought on the day.

Havan should not be performed on Tuesday and one should not buy Havan related materials.


Quips of Hindu Saints and Villagers

Once an ignorant atheist told a Hindu villager that he will give him a gold coin if can tell him where God is. The villager replied saying that he will give him two gold coins if he can tell him where God is not.

Once an over enthusiastic Christian missionary was addressing Hindu villagers in a market. He asked the villagers, what your idol would do if I hit it with a stick. A villager asked if I abuse your God what will it will it do. The missionary answered you would be punished when you die. The villager told the missionary that my idol will not wait until you die it would punish you in this life itself.

A sage declared to a fellow sage that he could fly, remain under the earth for several days together and walk on water. The other sage calmly told birds fly, worms live underground and fishes swim in water. What merit is there in doing what animals do? Try to see God in all animate and inanimate. That is knowledge of higher nature.
One day a King questioned a Sage about Brahman. H…

Hindu Calendar Today – June 13, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or fourth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:55 PM on June 13. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon on the entire day on June 14 and till 12:30 AM on June 15. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 13, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 11:28 AM on June 13. Then onward it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatram till 12:57 PM on June 14.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 1:22 PM on June 13. Then onward it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatra till 3:33 PM on June 14.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
In western …