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Rohini Nakshatra Dates And Time 2020 – Rohini Birth Star Date in 2020

Rohini Nakshatra 2020 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Rohini Birth Star is the fourth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Rohini Nakshatra dates and time in 2020. The astrological prediction of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Vrishabha Rashi. Venus or Shukra is the Lord of this birth star. The lucky color of Rohini star is white. Rohini Nakshatra 2020 Time - North - East - South of India This time is applicable in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Andaman and Nicobar. January 8, 2020, Wednesday Time is from 1:45 PM on January 7 to 2:41 PM on January 8, 2020 February 4, 2020, Tuesday Time is from 9:10 PM on February 3 to 10

Goddess Kali Story - Various Stories Of Kali Mata And Symbolism

Goddess Kali Story is found in the Devi Mahatmya and it is the most authentic source. But there are numerous regional stories associated with Goddess Kali too. Here are few important stories of Goddess Kali Mata in brief and her symbolism. Goddess Kali Story In Devi Mahatmya In Devi Mahatmya, Goddess Kali is said to have emerged from an angry forehead of Goddess Durga. In this form, she is believed to be the manifestation of Durga’s anger. She vanquishes Demons Chanda and Munda and later the demon Raktabija. It is said that Goddess Kali after killing the demon still continued her destruction and finally Lord Shiva had to lie on Kali’s path. Goddess Kali stepped upon him and soon she realized her mistake and this cooled her down. Goddess Kali Story In Kerala It is widely believed especially in the South Indian state of Kerala that Goddess Kali appeared to vanquish demon Darika – who ruled the three worlds and started eliminating all that was good. Sage Narada informs

Rajasuya Sacrifice – Meaning – Information About Rajasuya Yagna

Rajasuya sacrifice is a yagna associated with Hindu religion and it is performed by a King to attain moksha or liberation. One of the most popular Rajasuya Yaga was performed by King Yudhisthira in Mahabharata. The main offering in this yajna is the juice of the plant soma. The sacrifice is mentioned in Taittiriya Samhita, Taittiriya Brahmana and in Kalpa Sutras. It takes around three years to complete the Rajasuya Yaga. A single Rajasuya Yaga consists of several soma yajnas, pashu yajnas and ishti (oblation of butter and fruits etc). The four months stay in a place is also part of the sacrifice. The five important aspects of the yajna are Pavitra Soma Yajna, Abhishchaniya Soma Yajna (which also includes Dasapeya), Keshava Paniya Soma Yajna, Vyusi Dwirara Soma Yajna and Kshatrasya Dhriti Soma Yajna. The Rajasuya Yajna performer goes around in a chariot in ceremonial procession and he is addressed as Thou art a Brahmin – four times. A game of dice is also organized d

Dharma Deva In Hinduism – About God Dharma

Dharma Deva is a deity in Hinduism and is prominently mentioned in the Mahabharata. This Dharma Deva was the father of Yudhisthira in the Mahabharata. He is the deity of Dharma or right conduct. He is also sometimes depicted as a person who upholds Dharma. Vidura in the Mahabharata was a manifestation of Dharma. Using the mantra given by Sage Durvasa, Kunti Devi invoked Dharma Deva and she was blessed with Yudhisthira. At the end of the Mahabharata, Dharma Deva takes the form of a dog and follows the Pandavas. As per the Puranas, Dharma Deva was the son of one of the Prajapatis. He is also believed to be the son of Brahma. Dharma had married ten daughters of Daksha Prajapati. His sons were Vasus, Bhanus, Maurts, Sadhyas and Vishvadevas. The two famous Rishis Nara and Narayana are also his sons. It must be noted here that Dharma Deva and Yama are two different deities.

Popular Goddess Saraswati Temples

The ancient temples of Goddess Saraswati doubled as centers of learning. Here is a look at the popular Goddess Saraswati Temples in India. Kollur Mookambika Temple in Karnataka . The deity worshipped in the temple is Mookamba or Mookambika, the slayer of Mookasura or Kollasura and Devi is manifested here as Adi Shakti (union of Maha Kali, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Saraswathi), the only one of its kind in the country. The temple is a favorite spot for initiating children into the world of letters. Sharada Temple at Sringeri In Karnataka . The shrine was established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century AD. The murti of Goddess Saraswati worshipped here is installed on a chakra. Sharda Peeth in Neelam Valley , 150 km from Srinagar in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. The temple is in a dilapidated condition and is believed to be one of the oldest temples dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. Basara Gnana Saraswati Temple, on the banks of the Godavari River, in Adilabad District in

Om Narayanaya Namah – Importance From Narayana Upanishad

Narayana Upanishad is a minor upanishad dedicated to Vishnu worship and it narrates about the importance of chanting Om Narayanaya Namah. Let ‘ OM ’ be first said, then nama and afterwards Narayanaya. ‘ Om ’ is one syllable ‘Nama’ is two syllables and ‘Narayanaya’ five syllables. Thus ‘Om Narayanaya Nama’ is that eight syllable invocation, from the repetition of which are obtained: long life, wealth, and progeny; and finally, immortality, by participating in the bliss ineffable of god. The syllable OM is composed of the letters, ‘a’, ‘u’, and ‘m’, and he who repeats these letters thus joined together shall be delivered from the miseries of transitory existence. Hence Om Narayanaya Nama is that invocation, which whoever repeats, he shall ascend to Vaikunta.

What Is The Purpose Of Life? – Hinduism Answers – What Is The Reason For Creation?

What is the purpose of life? – Hinduism answers – What is the reason for creation?  - is an excerpt from an article written by Srimat Swami Tapasyananda Ji Maharaj (1904 to 1991), Vice President of the Ramakrishna Order, in the April 2018 edition of Vedanta Kesari Magazine. Creation has no purpose or reason as far as God is concerned. As per Hinduism, it is an overflow of His (Brahman - God - Supreme Truth) inherent bliss. As far as the Jiva is concerned, creation is a means to help him attain his inherent perfection through a process of gradual evolution and become a sharer of divine bliss.   In life, we find men are born with certain original endowments and with advantages or disadvantages in respect of their environment. Life appears like a field to enjoy and to suffer. There must be a cause, in some way justifying all happenings, if life is to be understood as meaningful and not as a mere chance product (as the materialists would have it). Life and its experiences are of the