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Diwali Story – The Many Stories Associated with Diwali Festival

The story of Diwali is associated with the victory of the Good over the Evil. There are three popular stories associated with Diwali. The first story is that of the commemoration of the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile – this story is the reason given for observing Diwali in North and western parts of India . In  South India , Diwali is the day in which demon Narakasura was annihilated by Sri Krishna and Satyabhama. Diwali here is observed on the 14th day of the waning phase of moon – mostly a day earlier to Diwali in  North India . Another story is associated with Goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth). It is believed that the goddess emerged from the ocean on this day during the samudra manthan (churning of ocean) by demons and gods. So for the business people, the new business year begins on Diwali. Another legend has it that Diwali is observed on the darkest day of the year and the world is lit by the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi. Story of Di

Shravan Nakshatra Date and Time in 2020 – Thiruvonam Birth Star dates and timing in 2020 – Sravana

Shravana Nakshatra, also known as Shravan or Sravana or Thiruvonam, is the 22nd Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Shravan Nakshatra date and time in 2020. The astrological prediction of the birth star Shravana as per Moon Sign is that of Makara Rasi. Lord Shani or Saturn is the lord of Makara Rashi. The color of Shravan is light blue. Shravana - Thiruvonam - Sravana 2020 Nakshatra Date and 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 25, 2020, Saturday Time is from 2:02 AM on January 25 to 3:34 AM on January 26, 2020 February 22, 2020, Saturday Time is from 9:28 AM on February 21 to 10:50 AM on Febr

Story Of Bali Pratipada - Bali Padyami

Bali Pratipada or Bali Padyami is observed the day after Diwali in Karnataka and Maharashtra. Here is the story associated with the festival. King Bali was a very powerful demon (daitya) king. He was the most famous king and there was peace and prosperity in his Kingdom. He became so powerful that the entire world was under his control. He then attacked Indra and pushed him out and occupied Indraloka (heaven ruled by demigods). Bali wanted to have the seat of Indra (Indra Padavi) permanently. As per his guru Shukracharya’s advice he started performing Ashwamedha Yajna. He completed 99 Ashwamedha Yagnas. If he completes the 100th he will be eligible for the post of Indra. Indra sought the help of Vishnu to avoid him being dethroned by King Bali. Aditi, the mother of Indra, also performed tapas to get back her son’s lost glory. Lord Vishnu assured that He himself will come to rescue of Indra. For this divine mission, Lord Vishnu was born as Vamana, the dwarf.

Frog In Home In Hindu Religion – Frog And Vastu – Benefits - Effects

Frog is considered good in Hindu religion. They are associated with prosperity and good health. It is considered auspicious to keep frogs in home. It must be noted here that while keeping live frogs one should keep the place neat and clean too as untidy place will attract Rahu and Alakshmi. Benefits And Effects of Live Frog or Mud or Metal Frog in Home It is believed that homes having frog gets the blessing of Shiva and Ashwini Kumars. The people in the house will be healthy. Presence of frog helps in curing diseases. People in the house are blessed with prosperity. Increase in business and new good friendships. Today, it is illegal to keep certain species of frog in aquariums and therefore people prefer frogs made of metal or mud. Where to keep frog in house? The frog made up of mud or metal should be placed in northeast or southwest of the house. Crystal Frog In House As Per Vastu Crystal frog is not associated with Hindu religion. It is associated with feng

Shiva and Jalandhara, the story

Jalandhara was a demon that appeared from the Ocean. Shiva was responsible for the origin of Jalandhar. Story has it that once an egoistic Indra could not tolerate when Brahma announced that Supreme Truth is Shiva. Indra soon reached Kailash and got into an argument with Shiva. A haughty Indra lifted his weapon Vajra to strike Shiva. Immediately Shiva opened his third eye. Brahma appeared to pacify Shiva as death of Indra will cause imbalance in the universe as he is leader of the demigods. Without a leader, demons will easily overpower the demigods. Shiva then warned Indra that soon he will meet an enemy who will remove his pride. Shiva then cast the fire that appeared from the third eye to the ocean. From the steam thus produced appeared Demon Jalandhara. Jalandhara was so powerful that all the demons became his followers. He soon overpowered Indra. The king of demigods had no place to go, he became powerless and homeless. Indra now regretted his action and app

Bhikshuka Upanishad Quotes On Paramahamsa

A collection of quotes and teachings of Paramahamsa from Bhikshuka Upanishad. This upanishad is part of the Shukla Yajur Veda. Paramahamsa live clothed or naked at the foot of trees, in ruined houses, or in burning grounds. With them, there are no dualities as dharma and adharma, gain and loss, and purity and impurity. They look upon gold and stone and clod of earth with the same eye (of indifference), live on alms, begging from all without any distinction of caste and look upon everything as Atma alone. Being as nature made them, being free from the sense of duality and from covetousness, being engaged in pure contemplation, they meditate on Atma. Having advanced far in the path of Brahman, and being pure in mind, they quit this body through the methods prescribed for Paramahamsa Sannyasins.