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Why Indra Killed Guru Vishwarupa?

The Guru of Devas was Brihaspati. But once he had an altercation with Indra, the king of Devas, and Brihaspati abandoned the Devas. Without a proper Guru to guide, Devas faced several reversals.

Finally, on the advice of Brahma, Vishwarupa was appointed as the Guru of Devas.

Vishwarupa to impress Indra, gave him Shiva Kavach, with which he defeated the demons (asuras).

Vishwarupa was born of the union of a Deva (Tvashta) and an Asura woman (Rachna). He had deep love and affection for his mother and this made him a supporter of the Asuras.

So whenever he performed a yajna for the Devas, in his mind he prayed for the welfare of the Asuras. Soon Asuras became powerful and Devas grew weaker.
Soon Indra realized the treachery of their newly appointed Guru and in a fit of rage; he beheaded Vishwarupa in his ashram.

Powerful Mantra Associated with Mata Sita

Mata Sita is Goddess Lakshmi. She is one who can fulfill all the desires of a devotee. There is a powerful mantra associated with Mata Sita and it is found in the Padma Puran.

It is believed that chanting the mantra and offering prayers to Mata Sita alleviates all forms of difficulties. She helps in securing happiness and good luck.

The powerful mool mantra is: श्रीरामायनम: श्रीसीतायैनम:

Shri Ramaya Namah: Shri Seetaya Namah:

When prayers are offered to Mata Sita, a devotee first offers prayers to Lord Ram. There is a popular belief that when Mata Sita is happy, Bhagavan Sri Ram is also happy. Thus, a devotee gets the blessings of the divine couple.

Mother Sita is the mother of all living beings in the universe. She is the source of all energy. Everything being is nourished through Her.

It is believed that when the tail of Hanuman was set on fire by Ravana in Lanka, he chanted this mantra and it protected him. He did not feel any pain and he did not suffer any burns.

How to chant the m…

Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idol That Grows Into Plant after Ganesh Chaturthi Puja – Sasya Ganapati

Sasya Ganapati is a unique eco-friendly initiative by a group of friends from Bangalore. The Ganesh idol will grow into a plant after the Ganesh Chaturthi Puja.

The Ganesh murti is made using natural clay, potting mix and natural fertilizer. The visarjan or immersion is done in terracotta colored uv stabilized square pot.

The Sasya Ganapati kit consists of clay idol, pot, plant seeds, nutrient block and a detailed instruction manual.
You can find more details about Sasya Ganapati including how to buy here – Sasya Ganapati


Wisdom of J. Krishnamurti

Technologically, man has advanced incredibly, yet he remains as he has been for thousands of years, fighting, greedy, envious, burdened with great sorrow.

Unless the mind is absolutely free from fear, every form of action brings about more mischief, more misery, more confusion.

Change in society is of secondary importance; that will come about naturally, inevitably, when you as a human being bring about this change in yourself.

Religion, then, is something that cannot possibly be put into words; it cannot be measured by thought…
Can you observe without the center, not naming the thing called fear as it arises? It requires tremendous discipline.
 J. Krishnamurti

Hindu Calendar Today – August 4, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, August 4, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 6:33 PM on August 4. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 8:23 PM on August 5.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 4, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good time after 6:00 PM. Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 9:56 PM on August 4. Then onward it is Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatram on the entire day on August 5 and till 12:20 AM on August 6.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 9:02 PM on August 4. Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatram till 11:35 PM on August 5.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 6:52 AM on August 6
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gu…