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About Hindu God Vishnu – Understanding Lord Vishnu

Vishnu and His avatars are one of the most popular forms of Supreme Truth worshipped in Hinduism. Hindu God Vishnu is a living god. Understanding Lord Vishnu is easy for a bhakta or devotee but he is a puzzle for the scholar and the non-believer. He continuously makes His presence felt in the world through His avatars. Puranas, Mahabharata and Ramayana are full of stories of Vishnu.
‘The world originated from Vishnu; it is in Him that the world exists as a harmonious system; He is the sole sustainer and controller of the world, and in truth, the world is He.’ (Vishnu Purana I, i, 35) Vishnu, also known as Narayana, is mentioned in the Rig Veda, the earliest of the known Hindu scriptures.The Supreme Truth in whom the universe appears and disappears is not easy to fathom for a common mind. Vishnu is the easily understandable and the most approachable face of the Supreme Truth in Hinduism.Avatars of Vishnu are more popular than Him – like Sri Ram and Sri Krishna.Bhakti or devotion is of …

Pori Urundai – The Prasadam Offered on the day of Karthigai Deepam in Tamil Nadu

Karthigai Deepam is the light festival observed in Karthigai Masam (November – December) in Tamil Nadu. A prasadam prepared during the occasion is the Pori Urundai. Pori means puffed rice.

The Ingredients
The preparation is made using jaggery and puffed rice. To add to the taste some people add crushed fried groundnut, fried gram and finely chopped coconut. Cardomom powder and dried ginger powder enhances the taste.

The Preparation To make the preparation, firs jaggery is heated in a vessel and the impurities are removed.

Then a little water is taken in a thick-bottomed vessel and heated. The jaggery is added and is stirred without a break.

Thick syrup is made. The thickness should be as such that when dropped in cold water it should not dissolve. You should be able to roll it into a small ball.

To this syrup,  all the above mentioned ingredients are added. They are then mixed well.
When the mixture cools, apply ghee to the palm and roll it into round balls.

Satan Story Often Narrated by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Sri Jiddu Krishnamurti used to narrate a story associated with Satan.

Once, Satan and his sidekick were walking down the street. They were closely following a man who was on the verge of self-realization.

The sidekick was worried and implored Satan to do something to stop the man from realizing the Supreme Truth.

However, Satan remained unmoved.

The man soon attained the supreme truth. The doors of self-realization opened before him.

Satan still did nothing about it and appeared quite calm.

The sidekick was worried as there was no response from his master. He then asked Satan as to why he had not stopped the man from attaining self-realization.

To which Satan answered – Yes, he has realized the Truth. And now I am going to help him organize the Truth.
Satan cunningly smiled and walked.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Truth demands a mind that is totally free – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Hindu Calendar Today – October 9, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Monday, October 9, 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 5:17 PM on October 9. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:58 PM on October 10.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 9, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Not a good day. Nakshatra – Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatra till 7:12 PM on 5:47 PM on October 9. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram till 4:11 PM on October 10.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatram till 2:02 PM on October 9. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram till 12:09 PM on October 10.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 12:50 AM on October 9. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rashi till 3:…