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Rahu Ketu Transit 2019 - Rahu Ketu Peyarchi 2019 date

Rahu Ketu Peyarchi is related to Tamil astrology and horoscope and is the transit of Rahu and Ketu – two of the Navagrahas whose planetary movements are important in astrological calculations. Rahu Ketu Peyarchi or transit on Saturday Mar 9, 2019. As per some panchangs and calendars it is on March 7, 2019. Rahu will move into Mithuna Rashi or Gemini Zodiac. Ketu will move into Dhanu Rashi or Sagittarius Zodiac for next one-and-half years. The two navagrahas will stay in the respective rashi till September 25, 2020 Rahu Graha and Ketu Graha when placed in appropriate houses in a person’s horoscope is said to be highly beneficial. Some astrologers are also of the opinion that when they enter the wrong house in a horoscope they can create problems. Those people who believe in astrology perform special pujas and rituals in Navagraha temples on the day to attain benefits and to stay away from troubles.

Somanathapura Temple History in Karnataka – Somnathpur near Mysore

Somanathapura, on the banks of Kaveri River, is a temple town 40 km from Mysore, Karnataka. Somnathpur is famous for the Chennakesava Temple built in 1268 AD during the reign of the Hoysalas. The other equally elaborate and famous temples built by the dynasty are ones at Belur and Dvarsamudra (present-day Halebid). After the collapse of the Ganga Dynasty, the Hoysalas ruled Karnataka from 1006 AD to 1346 AD until the rise of the Vijayanagara empire. The Hoysalas were a mighty warrior race who built some of the great masterpiece in temple architecture and sculpture. Their rule was noted for its peace and prosperity, and the encouragement of talent in various arts. The kings commissioned the building of temples as an act of thanksgiving after their victories in the battlefield, and their splendor and riches were equally evident in the other two earlier Hoysala temples of Belur and Halebid. The earliest of Hoysala monarchs were Jainas. King Vishnuvardhana (1108 – 42

Story Of Prince Dharmagupta - Lion And Bear

Dharmagupta was a prince in the lunar dynasty and the story of the prince, lion and bear is found in the Skanda Purana. One day during a hunting expedition, the prince lost count of time and it soon became dark. He decided to stay atop a tree during the night. Soon a bear who was chased by a lion took refuge in the tree. The lion rested below the tree and waited for the bear to come down. The bear then told the lion that they both could spend the night on the tree safely if they took turns to keep vigil. The prince accepted the offer, he went to sleep, and the bear kept vigil until midnight. When the prince was asleep, the lion suggested to the bear to push the prince down. Bear replied that he would never cheat a friend and it was a great sin. After midnight, the bear slept and the prince kept vigil. The lion made the same offer he had made to the bear to prince. Thinking that he would be saved if the bear is sacrificed he accept the offer of the lion and pushed the

Maya Shiva - Story Demon Jalandhara Attempting To Marry Parvati

The story of Maya Shiva is found in the Padma Purana and narrates how a demon named Jalandhara approached Goddess Parvati as Shiva. Mayashiva tried to make love with Goddess Parvati to insult and reduce the powers of Shiva. Legend has it that the demon army led by Jalandhara and Devas (demigods) were engaged in a fierce battle. The demon army had the upper hand and Devas were about to be defeated when Shiva entered the battlefield. With the entry of the army led by Shiva, the tables were turned and the demons found it hard to defend the attacks of Shiva and His ganas. Jalandhara knew that defeat was imminent so he decided to cheat Shiva and avenge for the defeat. He asked Asura Sumbha to take his place in the battlefield. Sumbha changed into Maya Jalandhara and went into the battlefield. Jalandhara and another demon named Durvarana went into a cave. Jalandhara took the form of Mayashiva and Durvarna took the form of Nandi. Mayashiva approached Goddess Parvati in Kail

Striking on head with knuckles while praying to Ganesha – The reason and story

We come across people striking one’s own head with knuckles while prayer to Ganesha in temples and other sacred places. The story and reason of worshipping Ganesha by striking head with joints of fingers when the fist is closed is associated with the origin of the Kaveri River . Legend has it that Sage Agastya was carrying Holy Ganga River water given to him by Shiva in a Kamandalu. He reached the southern part of India which was under a severe drought. He paused to take rest. He placed his Kamandalu beside him and soon fell asleep. Ganesha in the form of a crow arrived there and knocked the Kamandalu down. The water inside the pitcher started flowing through the drought-stricken land and it became the Kaveri River . The sage on waking up tried to chase the bird away which then transformed into a small boy. Sage Agastya ran after him intending to strike him on his head with his fist. After running for awhile, the body assumed his divine form. Sage Aga

Markandeya Purana Quotes And Teachings – Dattatreya Advices Alark

A collection of quotes from Markandeya Purana. Alark says ‘O lord! With the arising of disenchantment in my heart, I have no miseries now. Only those people feel drowned in the ocean of miseries who are attached to worldly things. A man feels all kinds of sorrows due to his attachments towards the luxuries in which his mind indulges. Now neither sorrow nor joy can affect me.’ Dattatreya says- 'O king! Whatever you said is correct. Attachment is the cause of both sorrow and happiness. It is because of the knowledge I gave to you that the 'mist of attachment' has disappeared from your heart. A small sprout of ego ultimately develops into a huge tree of ignorance. Affection is the trunk of this tree. Home and family are the branches and wife and children are the leaves of this tree. Wealth and cereals are the flowers and happiness and sorrow are the fruits of this tree. Relation that emerges out of affection is the canopy of this tree. This tree grows day by day a