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Story Of Kacha – He Came Out Of The Stomach Of Shukracharya

Shukracharya was the guru of Asuras. He knew the Mritasanjivani Mantra with which he could revive the dead. He used the mantra to help Asuras and this led to the defeat of Devas. The story of Kacha, son of Brihaspati and a deva, is mentioned in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata. To help Devas, Kacha volunteered to go to Shukracharya to learn the mantra. Kacha became the student of Shukracharya in spite of him being a Deva. Asuras were not happy with the decision of Shukracharya. Devayani, the daughter of Shukracharya, fell in love with Kacha. Kacha was killed on two occasions by the Asuras, who disliked his presence in the ashram of Shukracharya. However, for the sake of his daughter, Shukracharya used the Mritasanjivani Mantra and revived him. Third time Asuras killed Kacha and burned him. They then mixed the ashes in the wine of Shukracharya. Shukracharya soon realized that Kacha was in his stomach. However, this time if he revived Kacha, he would come out burst op

Importance of Dola Purnima in Odisha - Dol Purnima 2023 date

Dola Purnima is one of the most popular festivals in Odisha. It coincides with the Holi festival but is celebrated for six days. It begins six days – on Falgun dasami day – before Poornima (full moon) in the month of Falgun (February – March). Dol Purnima 2023 date is March 7. Worship of Radha and Krishna During Dol Purnima Worshipping of Radha and Krishna in the swing festival is the main event during the six-day long festival. The festival is also known as Dola Yatra or Dola Jatra. From the Falgun Dasami day, the idol of village deities, especially that of Krishna , are carried to all the homes in the villages. People carrying the idols and those following it are smeared with Abira, a violet color powder. The idols are carried on a decorated palanquin, known as Vimana, and the procession is accompanied by singers and musicians. In each house the deity is offered Bhog – sweets made from the recent harvest and fruits. In return, the deity distributes different powdered

Birthstone – Navratna – Gemstone Is Lost or Stolen – Is It Bad Or Good Omen?

If a Navratna, or gemstone or birthstone is lost or stolen then it is considered a good omen in Hindu Astrology. There is nothing bad about a lost gemstone. This is strictly for those who wear ring for overcoming bad positioning of planets or navagrahas in horoscope. It is believed that a lost Navratna indicates malefic impact of the planet in horoscope is over. But if the stone was worn for desire fulfillment then losing of it indicates that the desire will not be fulfilled with the particular stone. You will need to look for a more powerful option. Navratna should always be kept safely. It should not be carelessly put around.

Narasimha Dwadasi Vrata February - March 2023

Narasimha Dwadasi Vrata is dedicated to the Lord Narasimha incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Narasimha Dwadasi Vrata 2023 date is March 4. It is observed on the twelfth (Dwadashi) day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Phalguna month (February – March). This is a Vrata associated with the Shaligram stones associated with Lord Vishnu. Hindu God Narasimha, or Nrisimha, is worshipped on the day and some devotees observe a fast. It is believed the observing the day will help in washing away the sins. The day is also observed as Govinda Dwadashi. Some people observe fast from sunrise to sunset. The puja is performed just after sunset when the sunlight is still present. Main offerings to Narasimha include orange color flowers, dhoop, agarbatti, red color sweets and lal chandan (red sandalwood paste).

Tarna Devi Temple In Mandi – Himachal Pradesh – Shyama Kali Temple

Tarna Devi temple, also known as Shyama Kali temple, is located atop Tarna Hill in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. One has to climb over 300 steps from Mandi Bazaar to reach the temple. There is also a motorable road. History Of Tarna Devi Temple Tarna Devi temple is best known for its beautiful garbhagriha or sanctum sanctorum, which was significantly renovated by Raja Balbir Singh in the 19 th century. The temple was built by Raja Shyam Sen much earlier in 17th century. Story Of Tarna Devi Temple Raja Balbir Singh was imprisoned in Amritsar for refusing to pay tribute, and there his prayers to the Devi were answered by the visit of a young girl believed to be a form of Goddess Kali. Upon his release, he commissioned talented artists from Jaipur to do some superb work in gold and glass in the inner sanctum of the temple. The murti of Goddess worshipped in the temple is made out of black shila or stone and is three faced. She wears a silver crown. The outer walls of the temple ar

Swami Jyotirmayananda On Yamas And Niyamas In Raja Yoga

The yamas (ethical restraints) and niyamas (ethical observances) listed in Raja Yoga are important life codes. The niyamas, or ethical observances, include Saucha (maintaining physical and mental purity), Santosha (contentment), Tapas (austerity), Svadhyaya (the study of scriptures and repetition of mantra) Isvarpranidana (surrender to God). The yamas, or ethical restraints, include Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (thinking, speaking, acting on the basis of truthfulness), Brahmacharya (control and sublimation of sex energy), Asteya (non-stealing in both its gross and subtle forms) Aparigraha (non-covetousness or non-hoarding of possessions you do not need). These great yamas and niyamas of Raja Yoga can help a person in developing righteous conduct. Swami Jyotirmayananda Source: Extracts from the Tattvaloka Magazine ‘Advice to Students’, Yoga Research Foundation.

28 March 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 28 March 2021 – It is Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:29 AM on March 28. Then onward it is Purnima tithi or the full moon day till 12:40 AM on March 29. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 28, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 1:55 PM.  Nakshatra  – Uthram or Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra till 5:38 PM on March 28. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 4:20 PM on March 29. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Uthram or Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra till 5:36 PM on March 28. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Na