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Why is Sri Krishna known as Ranchor?

Ranchor is a popular name of Bhagavan Sri Krishna especially in Gujarat and parts of Rajasthan. Ranchor means ‘one who walked away from battle.’ The name is not used mockingly or sarcastically. It is uttered with devotion and piety. The name indicates that Bhagavan Sri Krishna was not interested in war and he avoided unnecessary bloodshed. Story of Ranchor Jarasandha, ruler of Magadha, tried to avenge the slaying of Kamsa, his son-in-law by Sri Krishna. He attacked Mathura 17 times. Each time, Sri Krishna and Balarama successfully defended their kingdom.

But Sri Krishna soon realized that if Yadavas were to progress as a community then they had to make a strategic withdrawal from the war.

All the wealth and energy of the Yadavas were being used to defend against the attacks of Jarasandha. Sri Krishna thus decided to shift their capital to Dwaraka southwest of Mathura, out of reach of Jarasandha’s army.
It was this wise decision that resulted in Sri Krishna being called Ranchor.

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Kumbh Rashi 2018 Predictions – How will be year 2018 for Kumbha Rashi?

Kumbh Rashi born people will have a fairly good year and area of concern in 2018 is health. March, July, September, November and December are good months for Kumbha Rashi in 2018. January, April, June and August are bad months. February, May and October will be stagnant or both good and bad. Kumbh Rashi 2018 predictions are based on moon sign followed in Hindu astrology and horoscope. Career The year might start on a tough note for some but things will improve by the middle part of the year.It is good time to change job or quit for those who have been facing some tough situations.Your weaknesses will be exposed and this might cause career trouble.Work on your strengths and do not hesitate to expose those who have been stealing and thriving on your ideas and help.Relationship with boss, or management or seniors might not be peaceful and cordial.Prejudice, anger and superstition will do harm in this year.Those just out of studies and looking for job might find a job soon than expected.Y…

Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Rourkela

Laxmi Narayan Mandir at Rourkela is located atop a small hill amidst sylvan surroundings. The temple has murtis of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The shrine is situated in sector 24 of Rourkela city.

Constructed in the year 1966, the temple is noted for its architecture. Three domes of the shrine are typical to temples found in other parts of Odisha.
Special pujas are performed during Sankranti.
Several devotees participate in the evening aarati - this is the most auspicious occasion here.

Another Small but Important Shrine

Panchu Mahadeva Temple at Budhakhol near Buguda in Odisha

Panchu Mahadeva Temple is a cluster of five temples dedicated to Lord Shiva (know more about the shrine here)

Another shrine dedicated to Ma Bhadrakali

Ma Bhadrakali Mandir at Itkhori near Chatra in Jharkhand - it is widely believed that Sri Ram, Lakshman and Mata Sita resided in the area during their exile period in the Ramayana. (know more about the shrine here)

Do Not Expect God to Take Your Functions – Story

Once, there lived a sage on the banks of a river. There was a village nearby on the bank of the river and the villagers came to the sage for advice.

One day a shepherd from the village came to the sage and told him that the people in the village did not respect him and they treated him badly. He did not know how to protect himself.

The sage consoled him and told him not to worry and to depend on God and everything will be all right.

A few days later, there was torrential rain in the region and the surging waters of the river flooded the village. Majority of the people escaped to safety except for the shepherd who had taken refuge in the roof of his home. He kept praying and did nothing to escape from the surging waters.

A villager who saw him stuck on the rooftop swam near him and offered to save him.

He told the villager that he did not trust him and he only trusted God who will come to rescue him.

A few hours later, a boat came through the area and people in it offered to help but…

Hindu Calendar Today – October 31, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:11 PM on October 31.Then onward it isShukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:54 PM on November 1. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 31, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time after 7:10 AM. Nakshatra – Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 4:55 AM on October 31. Then onward it is Purva Bhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram till 5:29 AM on November 1.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 7:38 AM on October 31. Then onward it is Purva Bhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram till 7:41 AM on November 1.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumb…