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Mrigasira Nakshatra 2018 Predictions – Mirugasirisham Palangal - Astrology Predictions for Makayiram Birth Star in 2018

Mrigashirsha Nakshatra born people will have good year in 2018. Important year regarding career matters. Mrigasira Nakshatra 2018 predictions based on birth star is given below: Mrigaseersham or Mirugasirisham Natchathiram 2018 Palangal as per Tamil Astrology. The nakshatra is known as Makayiram Nakshatram as per Kerala Astrology.
January, April, August, September and December are good months for Mrigashirsha Birth Star in 2018. February, June, July and October are bad months. March, May and November are both good and bad.  As per astrology followed in Hindu tradition,
the first half (two quarter) of Mrigasira Nakshatra is in Vrishaba Rashi (Taurus Zodiac) and the second half (two quarters) in Mithuna Rashi (Gemini Zodiac). Mrigasira Nakshatra Career - Job - Business 2018: It is time to take an honest review of career and make some bold moves. This is a good year for career change.Self employed and those doing freelance will get lot of encouragement to go ahead.If you are searching for …

Symbolism – Story of Krishna Capturing a Demon and Imprisoning in His Dhoti

There is an interesting story of Bhagavan Sri Krishna capturing a demon and imprisoning him in his Dhoti. The story, which is laced with symbolism, also involves Balarama, the elder brother of Bhagavan Krishna.

Once, Krishna and Balarama was traveling through a forest. When it became night, it was impossible for them to travel. Therefore, they decided to take rest in the forest.

Balarama was worried that if they slept they will be attacked by animals or demons.

So, Sri Krishna came up with a plan. Balarama will stay awake when Sri Krishna slept and Krishna will keep vigil afterwards when Balarama slept.

Soon Sri Krishna went into deep sleep and Balarama stood guard.

Soon a demon like creature appeared in the distance and made a war cry.

Balarama got sacred and took a step back.

An interesting development happened during this incident. When Balarama got a scared and took a step back, his size was reduced. Now he was of the size of Sri Krishna. The size of the demon increased.

The demo…

Ayyappa as Kaliyuga Varada – Why Ayyappa is known as Kaliyuga Varadan?

One among the numerous names of Hindu God Ayyappa is Kaliyuga Varada. The popular belief is that Ayyappa protects the devotees in Kali Yuga until the arrival of the Kalki Avatar of Sri Vishnu. This is the reason why Ayyappa is also known as Kaliyuga Varadan.

Like Kalki, the vehicle, or Vahana, of Ayyappa is a horse. Kalki, the tenth incarnation of Sri Vishnu, will put an end to the present cycle of creation and usher in the changes on earth required for the next cycle of creation.

In Kali Yuga, Ayyappa protects those devotees who follow the path of Dharma. He is Kaliyuga Varadan. He annihilates Adharma and makes sure that those devotees who observe Dharma attain Moksha.

As per Hinduism, Kali Yuga, a dark age of discord, is the last age in a cycle of creation. Adharma will flourish. There will be evil all around. Relationships will be fragile.  

But in this dark age, people wishing to Moksha (liberation) can achieve it just by chanting the name of his personal deity. 

Kali Yuga represen…

Kaikottikali Dance – History and Importance in Kerala – Especially During Onam

Kaikottikali literally means clap dance. It is a folk dance form performed in Kerala especially during the Onam festival (August – September). The origin of the dance form is unknown but when we delve in history, we realize that it is one of the most ancient forms of dance in the region. It is of more importance in the northern parts of Kerala. When is the Kaikottikali Dance Performed? During Onam festival mostly in North Kerala.Kettukalyanam – a girl’s symbolic marriage ritual (now not so common)Tirantu Kalyanam – on a girl’s first menustration.On birthdays of elderly people (now very rare)During college and school cultural festivals How is Kaikottikali Performed? A group of women or teenage girls dances around a traditional Kerala lamp to the rhythm of the songs they sing.

Traditional Kerala Kasavu sari is worn on the occasion. Hair is adorned with jasmine flowers.

Today, there are several changes to the dance form. A major change is that women dance to music provided separately. E…

Sanatana Dharma does not have any dichotomy of divinity

In Sanatana Dharma, everything is deified. Sanatana Dharma does not have any dichotomy of divinity.

What is the dichotomy of divinity or duality of divinity? It is the belief that there is something divine and that there is something that is not divine.

That there is a God and that there is a Devil.

Sanatana Dharma does not believe in that.

All the traditions of Sanatana Dharma profess that everything that we see is the manifestation of the One Divine principle.

This is the reason why true followers of Sanatana Dharma are at ease in worshipping Goddess Kali and Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Kali is unimaginably ferocious with garlands of head and fingers around her neck; Goddess Lakshmi is unimaginably beautiful and she wears wonderful ornaments.
Shiva roams around with snakes in his body and lives in the graveyard. Vishnu is handsome and dressed like an emperor.

Source - Prabhudha Bharata January 2016 Issue

Hindu Calendar Today – November 17, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, November 17, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:57 PM on November 17. Then onward it isAmavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 4:07 PM on November 18. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 17, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good and auspicious day. Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 5:29 PM on November 17. Then onward it is Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatram till 7:16 PM on November 18.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 5:11 PM on November 17. Then onward it is Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatram till 7:24 PM on November 18.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 12:49 PM on Nov 18.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south R…