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Punarvasu Nakshatra Date and Time in 2021 – Punartham or Punarpoosam Birth Star dates in 2021

Punarvasu Nakshatra 2021 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Punarvasu Birth Star also known as Punarpoosam or Punartham in South India, is the seventh Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Punarvasu Nakshatra dates in 2020. The astrological prediction of Punarvasu Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Mithuna Rasi and Kataka Rashi. As per Hindu astrology birth star Punarvasu Nakshatra, falls under Mithuna Rasi or Gemini Zodiac and also Kataka Rasi or Cancer Zodiac. The first ¾ part of Punarvasu is in Mithuna Rashi and the last quarter is in Kataka Rasi. Mercury or Budh is the Lord of the birth star of the first three quarters. Chandra or moon is the Lord of the last quarter. The lucky color of Punarvasu is grey or lead. Punarvasu Nakshatra Date and Time 2021 - North - East - South of India This time is applicable in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Ch

Prataparudra – Last King Of Kakatiya Dynasty

Prataparudra (1295 AD to 1323 AD) was the grandson and successor of Queen Rudrama Devi. He was the last king of the Kakatiya Dynasty (9 th century AD to 14 th Century AD) in present Warangal in Telangana. He faced a very critical situation when he ascended the throne because of repeated invasions from the Delhi Sultans. Alauddin Khilji (1303 – 1309) and the Turkish rulers Qutbuddin Mubarak Shah (1318) and Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq (1323) tried to annex the Kakatiya kingdom. They more often than not succeeded in their objective, sometimes after long sieges.  Prataparudra had to agree to pay a huge tribute regularly, but often, taking advantage of the difficulties of the Sultans, exhibited slackness, necessitating fresh incursions. Ultimately, Ghiyasuddin’s general Ulugh Khan succeeded in capturing Warangal and taking Prataparudra prisoner. While on his way to Delhi, Prataparudra either committed suicide or was slain by one of his followers at his instance, as he prefer

Meaning Of Bhagat - Importance Of Word Bhagat In Spirituality

Bhagat is a Punjabi word and is the equivalent of the Sanskrit term Bhakta – a devotee. The bhagat never questions the will of the Lord (Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Asa M3). He is a man of faith and remains unperturbed by pleasure of pain and life. The path of devotion is sharper than the double-edged sword. In Sanskrit, the term ‘bhakta’ is derived from the root ‘bhaj’ and it means to serve, honor, love, revere, to share. In religion, bhakta is one who has fervent devotion to the ishta devata (personal deity) like Sant Tukram for Vithal; Meera Bhai for Sri Krishna; Bhakta Ramdas for Bhagavan Sri Ram. In Kali Yuga, Bhakti is superior to all forms of worship – Narada Bhakti Sutra. The concept of Bhakti can be traced to the Vedas especially the Upanishads. There we get to read about self-surrender. Bhagavad and the Srimad Bhagavad Purana takes the concept to common people. The concept of Bhakti was popularized during the earlier centuries of the first millennium by Alwars and Na

Seven Islands In Hinduism - Seven Dvipa - Importance

Seven Islands (dvipa) are mentioned in Hindu scriptures like the Puranas especially in the Vishnu Puranas. These are actually continents. The Seven Islands are: Gambu  Plaksha Salmali Kusha Kraunka Saka and Pushkara. Gambu or Jambu The belief is that Gambu or Jambu is in the middle and the other six are encircling it. Gambu is the name given to the Indian Subcontinent. It is believed that in ancient times the Indian Subcontinent was an island and it was known as Jambudvipa. It is named after Jamun or rose apple tree. Jambudvipa is interpreted either roughly as the northern hemisphere or the region in Asia with  India  and adjacent regions and islands. Some scholars are of the view that Jambudvipa is a heavenly place and not on earth. The island is in the shape of a lotus. Plaksha Plaksha is in the shape of a ring. There are seven mountains and seven rivers on the island. It is twice as big as Jambudvipa. Sugarcane juice encircle the island. The island

Water in Copper Vessel Totke in Hinduism to Overcome Worry and Distress

The totke or simple process involving water in copper vessel to overcome worry and distress is not part of any scriptures in Hinduism. But these simple processes have been followed by Hindus from ancient times and they are very effective. Take a copper vessel and fill it with water. Put some red sandalwood paste in it and stir the water. Keep this safely near the head while sleeping. In the morning, wake up at sunrise, take the water, and pour it under a tulsi plant. When this is repeated continuously you will find relief from worry and distress.

Fear And Faith Cannot Exist Together

True faith is coming out of all kinds of fear. Fear and faith can never exist together. If our faith is based on fear; then we are always looking for miracles in life. For miracles to happen there should be an external force (God). So God is ultimately based on fear. Fear of failure, fear of diseases, fear of death, fear of accidents… there is no end to fears. Each time we have a fear we pray to God to overcome it. This understanding of the God is not correct. Fear is the result of ignorance. The right method to overcome it is through knowledge. Fear of darkness should be overcome through the light of knowledge. The right knowledge is understanding that all fears arise from the thought of another. But there is no another. There is only One. All attachments and desires are the result of ignorance. The day we realize there is only Supreme Truth we will understand that faith is not based on fear. www.hindu-blog.com Abhilash