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Can We Join A New Job On Ekadashi?

A question asked by many Hindus is – can they join a new job on Ekadashi. The 11 th day of fortnight dedicated to Bhagavan Vishnu is known as Ekadashi. A fast is observed by millions of Hindus. Yes you can join a new job on Ekadashi. There is no problem with it. As such Ekadashi tithi is auspicious. Opt for the time period from 12:00 PM to 12:40 PM on Ekadashi as there is Abhijit Muhurta during the period. This will negate if there is any inauspicious time like Vishti or Bhadra, or nakshatra dosha or Vaidhriti yoga. But on Wednesday there will be no Abhijit Muhurta. Then you can opt for the ideal morning period or when there is Amrita Kalam. Always remember when you have unwavering devotion and are ready to work hard and are determined, Krishna will be there to guide you always – just like he guided Arjuna on the Kurukshetra battlefield. Single-minded focus alone is what is required.

Chandeswaran – Shiva Bhoota Ganam

Chandeswaran is an important Shiva Bhootha Ganam or Gana. He plays an important role in most Shiva temples in South India. He is the nirmalyadhari of Shiva. He is usually placed in the southeast corner of a temple. As per some texts, Chandeswaran is the most important governing official of a Shiva temple. He is depicted as sitting with left leg in padmasana position and other leg hung down freely. In the right hand he holds an axe.

Story Of Aviksita And Vaishalini – Destiny Cannot Be Altered

The story of Aviksita and Vaishalini is found in the Markandeya Purana. It is a story which proves that destiny cannot be altered by humans. Aviksita was the son of powerful king Karandhama. King of Visaladesha proclaimed a swayamvara (bride chooses husband from a group of suitors) for his daughter Vaishalini and Aviksita attended it. A word got out that Vaishalini would choose Aviksita as her husband. The other princes attending the ceremony grew jealous and they imprisoned Aviksita. This resulted in the swayamvara ceremony getting canceled. Karandhama arrived with his powerful army and freed his son Aviksita. Vaishalini declared that she will only marry Aviksita. But Aviksita refused to marry Vaishalini as he was defeated by the other princes. The words of his father and other wise men did not change his mind. He considered himself not worthy of marrying Vaishalini. Vaishalini now took the vow that she would only marry Aviksita. She left her palace went to perf

Goddess Dakshina Devi Story

The story of Dakshina Devi begins when yajnas performed by Devas, saints and humans did not yield any results. They approached Brahma Dev for a solution. Brahma Dev meditated on Bhagavan Vishnu and came up with a solution. From the right side of the body of Goddess Lakshmi appeared a goddess. As that goddess had emerged from right side (dakshina) she was named as Dakshina Devi. She later married Yagna Deva, the one who presides over all yagnas. A son, named Phala, was born to them. After this Yagna Deva, Dakshina Devi and Phala bestowed the results of yajnas to people performing them. After this incident it was mandatory to give Dakshina or alms to all those helped in performing the yajna.

To be filled with desire is not a very desirable state

Why to be filled with desire is not a very desirable state? When we are filled with desire, there will be: Restlessness Fear Anxiety Constant worry Negative emotions Frustration. Fear of losing what we have achieved. All the above said makes our life a living hell. Life becomes a cruel joke. Solution – Realizing that all forms of external happiness have only a very short lifespan. Search for that happiness which is constant. It is within us. Light..... Sanat Sujata says: . . . I tell you, forgetfulness (of our true nature) is death and constant mindfulness, immortality . . . . This death comes out of the ego of men in the form of anger, ignorance and delusion. Following evil ways, as men generally do, under the impulse of ego, hardly anyone attains union with the Self. (Sanatsujatiya, 1.4.7.) What pure knowledge seekers seek so eagerly by repetition of the Vedas, by religious gifts, by earnest application of their hard-earned knowledge, and by renunciation, i