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Story of Goddess Lakshmi Cursing Lord Vishnu – May Your Head Fall Off

As per Hinduism, nothing in the world happens without a reason. This is an important teaching in Hindu religion. All actions are connected in one way or the other. The story of Goddess Lakshmi cursing Lord Vishnu – May your head fall off – is found in the Devi Bhagavatam which is part of the Markandeya Purana. Lord Vishnu was taking rest after his long battle against demons Madhu and Kaitabha. The Devas wanted to wake him up to take his help in defeating another demon who had stolen the Vedas. Lord Vishnu was sleeping by leaning his head to his mighty bow Saranga. On the advice of Brahma, termites devoured one end of the bow causing the bow string to snap. The bow string severed the head of Lord Vishnu and the head was no longer to be seen. Darkness engulfed the universe and there were evil omens all around. Huge meteorites appeared in the sky. There was volcanic eruptions, dust storms and huge winds. The snapping sound of the bow kept on echoing throughout the uni

Story of Shishupala – Curse – Deformed Birth – Boon From Krishna and 100 Forgiveness And Death

Shishupal was an important king mentioned in Mahabharata, Srimad Bhagavata Purana and other puranas. He is associated with Sri Krishna. It was Sri Krishna who killed him after forgiving him 100 times. The life of Shishupala is very interesting and is lesson on how anger, jealousy and hatred can cause one’s downfall. Birth of Shishupala – Jaya – Vijaya Door Keepers Of Vaikuntha Shishupala and Dantavakra were the manifestation of Jaya and Vijaya in Dwapara Yuga. They were undergoing their last birth according to the stipulation in the curse inflicted on them. Jaya – Vijaya were the guards of Vaikuntha. They were once cursed by the four manasaputras of Brahma for denying them an audience with Lord Vishnu. The four manasaputras were Sanandana, Sanaka, Sanat Sujata and Sanat Kumara. Deformed Birth of Shishupala And Prediction of His Death Shishupala was the king of Chedi and a cousin of Sri Krishna. Sri Krishna was the son of his paternal aunt. When Shishupala

Download Rig Veda in English for Free – Rig Veda English Pdf

There are numerous English translations of the Rg Veda currently available online. You can download one such ancient translation of Rig Veda in English in pdf format for free. The Rig Veda is the foundation text of Hinduism and is the earliest of the four Vedas. It is popularly believed the Vedas is of divine origin and composed by no man. Popular belief is that the divine words were first compiled Veda Vyasa. Vedas are considered to be an eternal text and is rediscovered during each new cosmic era. Link : Download Rig Veda in PDF format The Rig Veda in English is by Ralph T.H. Griffith and was translated in 1896. You will need pdf reader to read it.

Lesser Known Incarnations of Lord Vishnu - Unknown Avatars of Vishnu in Hinduism

Dasha Avatar, the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, is very well known. It is believed that when Adharma spreads, Lord Vishnu incarnates to dispel the evil and ego-inflated beings and to uphold Dharma. Apart the popular ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, there are numerous other incarnations of Vishnu that are found in the Puranas and other holy scriptures associated with Hinduism. Some of the popular incarnations that are not included in the Dashavatar are: Mohini – the beautiful female who stole the Amrita from the demons and gave it to Devas after the Samudra Manthan (Churning of Ocean). Hayagriva – the horse-headed incarnation that rescued the Vedas from the demons. Balrama – Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Sri Krishna, is counted as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In South India , he is one among the Dasha Avatar. Dhanvantari – the physician of the Gods is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Some of the famous and wise sages of

Australia Hindu Calendar 2019 in pdf – Based on Time in Australia – Sydney – Brisbane – Australia Hindu Panchang 2019

Australia Hindu Calendar 2019 in pdf is presented by mypanchang. It contains all the important festivals, auspicious time etc as per Hindu Panchang 2019. The calendar is based on time in Australian cities like Sydney – Brisbane etc. It must be noted that the vrat, festival dates in  India  and  Australia  might be different many times. So if you are residing in  Australia  and are keen to follow the local time then the calendar will be of great help. Please note that the calendar is purnimat – that is a Hindu month in this calendar starts after Purnima. This calendar is followed in  North India . But the festival and vrat dates are applicable in all regions. Link  –  Australia Hindu Calendar 2019 in pdf

Bhagavad Gita On Person Who Has Achieved Self Realization

Bhagavad Gita chapter two mentions about a person who has achieved self realization. The behaviour and attitude of the person is mentioned in the chapter. When a man has given up the desires of his heart and is satisfied with the Self alone, be sure that he has reached the highest state. The sage, whose mind is unruffled in suffering, whose desire is not roused by enjoyment, who is without attachment, anger or fear – take him to be one who stands at that lofty level. He who wherever he goes is attached to no person and to no place by ties of flesh; who accepts good and evil alike, neither welcoming the one nor shrinking from the other – take him to be one who is merged in the Infinite. He who can withdraw his senses from the attraction of their objects, as the tortoise draws his limbs within its shell – take it that such a one has attained Perfection. The objects of sense turn from him who is self-disciplined. Even the relish for them is lost in him