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Scorpio Zodiac Sign – The Reason and Origin of Scorpion Sign of Scorpio

Have you ever wondered why Scorpion is the sign of Scorpio Zodiac? It is widely believed that it was ancient Hindus and Egyptians who divided a year into spring, summer, autumn and winter and assigned to each season three constellations through which the Sun passed. The reason and origin of Scorpion Sign of Scorpio is amusing but apt. The reason for the name Scorpio is because sun retreats during the period and this gives rise to various diseases; hence poisonous like the scorpion. Scorpio is also referred as Scorpion (October 24 – November 22) as per Solar Calendar.

How Anjani Became The Mother of Hanuman?

Anjani, mother of Hanuman, performed intense austerity to get a powerful son. She had to undergo numerous trials before she gave birth to Hanuman, an amsha avatar of Shiva. Anjani and Kesari were married for a long time. However, they did not have any children. Anjani then visited the ashram of Sage Matangi. Here the sage advised her to undertake a severe penance for giving birth to a powerful child. Matangi Rishi asked Anjani to go to Narayan Mountain located near Narasimha Ashram on the banks of Pampa in South India. Here she was asked to perform intense Tapas for 12 years to propitiate Shiva by sustaining only on Vayu (air). At the end of 12 years, impressed by her perseverance, determination and devotion, Shiva asked Vayu to deposit Shiva Anu (atom of Shiva) in the womb of Anjana. As a result of it was born Hanuman. 

Sugganahalli Lakshmi Narasimha Temple – Timings – Details

Sugganahalli Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is an ancient temple of Chola period. It is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and is located at Sugganahalli Magadi Taluk of Ramanagara District in Karnataka. This is a very rare temple in which Garuda is worshipped daily. You can find daily puja timings, history and other details below: Sugganahalli Narasimha Temple Timings 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM  (Morning Darshan Timings) 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Evening Darshan Timings) During Jathra and special occasions temple will be opened whole day. Sugganahalli Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is around 8 km from Kudur and 20 km from Tumkur. Sugganahalli Lakshmi Narasimha Murti The consecrated murti of Bhagavan Lakshmi Narasimha is in standing position facing west. The general rule regarding Lakshmi Narasimha murti is that the deity is in sitting position and facing east. The murti worshipped here thus does not follow the general rule. Garuda, the vahana of Lord Vishnu, is worshipped da

Rudra Gayatri Mantra – Benefits of Rudra Gayatri Mantra – How to Chant?

Rudra Gayatri Mantra is a powerful mantra dedicated to Rudra form of Shiva and it is a powerful mantra based on the Gayatri mantra found in the Rig Veda. Below you can read about how to chant the mantra and the benefits of Rudra Gayatri Mantra. Rudra Gayatri Mantra ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात्॥ Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Deemahi Tanno Rudra Prachodayat When to Chant Rudra Gayatri Mantra? It can be chanted on all Mondays in the morning or during Pradosha period (starting 1.5 hours before sunset). It can be chanted on Trayodasi (thirteenth day of a lunar fortnight) and Chaturdasi (fourteenth day of a lunar fortnight). It is also considered auspicious to chant the mantra on full moon days. Rudra Gayatri Mantra Benefits It is chanted for desire fulfillment. It is chanted for early cure from a life-threatening disease. It is chanted to solve all kinds of financial problems and to get rich. How to Chant Rudra Gaya