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Story of the Birth of Karna

As a child, Kunti, also known as Pritha, was adopted by King Kuntibhoja. One day during her adolescence, Sage Durvasa visited the palace of Kuntibhoja. Sage Durvasa was an eccentric, irascible and fiery sage. The king did not wish to earn the displeasure of the fiery sage and get cursed. So he deputed Kunti to serve the sage. The story of the birth of Karna in the Mahabharata begins here.

Kunti was large-eyed and well endowed. She served Durvasa well but their relationship was never cordial.

Pleased with her devotion and dedication, Kunti was given the boon through which she could summon any God and have children.

Kunt was attracted to the Sun and she always saw a radiant being in the rising Sun. Soon after the sage left, she used the mantra to summon, Surya, the Sun god.

Kunti was overpowered by desire and fear. She made love to Surya. Soon she realized she was no longer a virgin. Surya consoled her and gave her two boons.

Surya gave her the boon that her virginity will be restored…

Kerala Hindu Marriage Dates 2018 in Malayalam Panchangam – Vivaha Muhurtam as per Malayalam Calendar in 2018

Hindu marriage dates 2018 in Kerala as per Malayalam Panchangam (1193 – 1194) is different from other regions as Kerala calendar is based on solar movement. Here are the marriage dates in 2018 as per Manorama, Guruvayur Panchangam and Mathurbhumi Panchangam. There will be other Vivaha Muhurtam especially in Chinga Masam (August – September) but that will be for a short period and you will need the help of a local astrologer.
January 2018 – January 23February 2018 – February 7 and 11March 2018 – No Muhurtam for marriage is given in the monthApril 2018 – No Muhurtam in AprilMay 2018 – May 6, 12 and May 13June 2018 – June 23, 25, 28 and June 20July 2018 – July 10 and July 11August 2018 – August 21 and August 23September 2018 – September 3 and September 15October 2018 – October 22November 2018 – November 2, 5 and November 24December 2018 – No Muhurtam in December
Note - Panchangams avoid many dates and only provide the very best. There will be a small period which is suitable for marriage…

Chant Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra On Monday for Progress in Life

Monday, Somvar in Hinduism, is associated with Lord Shiva. It is widely believed that chanting Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra on Monday is highly beneficial. The mantra helps in achieving peace, prosperity and progress in life.


Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra ॐत्रियम्बकंयजामहे, सुगन्धिंपुष्टिवर्धनंउर्वारुकमिवबन्धनान्मृत्योर्मोक्षियमामृतात्. OM triyambakam yajamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam, urvarukamiva bandhanan mrrityormokshiya mamrritat How to Chant Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra on Monday?
Clean the house and purify yourself (take bath).First offer prayers to Ganesha.Next place a Shivling or murti of Shiva (painting, picture or sculpture) on a white cloth.Light lamp using cow ghee. A single wick is the best option.Jasmine dhoop or agarbhati should be used.Offer white color flowers.Offer Bhasma.Offer a white color sweet. It can be even a banana or fruit.Chant the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 108 times using a rudraksha mala.Plant a plantain (banana) or coconut tree on Monday and take care of it.Feed animals. …

Solutions to Bad Behavior of Son - Daughter in Hindu Astrology?

If you are troubled by the bad behavior of your son or daughter, then there are some solutions in Hindu astrology. Here are some of them: Perform Abhishek on a black Shivling with the mixture of honey and milk. This should be done on Saturday.Make the following offering to Kal Bhairav and Shani Bhagavan on Saturday. Take some black urad dal (black gram) mixed it with dahi (curd) and honey. Offer this to Kal Bhairav form of Shiva and Shani Bhagavan.Keep honey in a pot in the house.Talk to your child lovingly. Try to understand what is troubling him.If he is having, any emotional problems try to help him out.Avoid constant scolding and comparing your son with his friends or other children.

How to do Kal Bhairav Puja? - Bhairava Puja Vidhi on Kalashtami

Kal Bhairav is an incarnation of Lord Shiva and in this form, he is believed to have cut the fifth the head of Brahma. Bhairav is worshipped mainly in two forms Mahakal Bhairav and Batuk Bhairav. Here is a simple guide to performing Kal Bhairav Puja. He is mainly worshipped on Kalashtami day. This puja guide is only to give an idea and you can always be flexible with the rituals or be more elaborative.

It is believed that it is quite easy to please Mahakal Bhairava and the devotees are blessed with boons and their wishes are fulfilled.


When to Perform Kal Bhairav Puja? On Kalashtami, the eighth day after the full moon day in a lunar calendar is considered the most auspicious day to perform Bhairava Puja.  Benefits of  Kal Bhairav Puja?Mental peace will be achieved.Good puja for retaining and making wealth.Victory over enemies.Peace and prosperity in the family.  Kal Bhairav Puja VidhiThe puja is performed in the evening, during Pradosh period. Preferred direction is southeast.After pu…

Story of a Beggar and Young Man

A beggar lived in a particular street through which a young man passed daily. The beggar was in such a bad condition that he could not walk properly and the rib bones could be counted. Despite of his bad condition, he used to keep begging in the name of God.

The young man used to wonder, why the man was begging in the name of God. Why is he not asking God to bless him with early death?

The young man one day asked the beggar as to why he does not ask God to put an end to his life.

The beggar then told the young man that he had asked God several times to put an end to his suffering. But it did not happen.

But then he realized that God wanted him to live on the street. So that people will realize that, the he was once like them. And they too can in future fall into such a pathetic state.
Therefore, no one should be proud and arrogant about their present status. One can fall into a wretched state in the blink of an eye.

Hindu Calendar – January 8, 2018 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, January 8, 2018 – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 8:53 PM on January 8, 2018.Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:42 PM on January 9. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on January 8, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 6:37 AM on January 8. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam Nakshatram till 6:43 AM on January 9.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 1:10 AM on January 8. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam Nakshatram till 1:46 AM on January 9.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 7:01 PM on January 9.
In western…