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Who Is Goddess Dakshina In Hinduism? - Information About Goddess Dakshina

Goddess Dakshina is identified with Goddess Lakshmi in some Hindu traditions. Dakshina is the act of giving and it is believed that Goddess Shri (Lakshmi) will always bless a person who performs charity without any desires. She symbolically represents sacrifice and protects those devotees who sacrifice without expecting any favors in return. As per several Puranas, Dakshina was the daughter of Prajapati Ruchi and Akuti. She married Yajna (sacrifice) and they had twelve sons who were known as Yamas. Another legend has it that Dakshina was born when Sri Krishna was on earth. She was called Sushila. She lived in Vrindavan and loved Krishna just like Radha. It is said that a jealous Radha cursed her. Sushila then mediated on Goddess Lakshmi and got absorbed in her. But when Dakshina became a part of Goddess Lakshmi, gods and humans did not get results for their sacrifice. Therefore, Devas asked Goddess Lakshmi to withdraw Dakshina from her. Goddess Dakshina then married Ya

The Three Divisions Of Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is divided into three Kandas: Madhu Kanda, Yajnavalkya Kanda and Khila Kanda. Madhu Kanda is divided into two chapters. The first is further divided into six Brahmanas. The first Brahmana describes the universe in the form of an Aswa (horse) for Ashwamedha Yajna and its sacrifice as the manifestation of the world. The second Brahmana deals with the description of Prajapathi as Mruthyu (death) and the manifestation of the world in the form of food for Prajapathi. Prajapathi became the eater and everything he created became food for him. Yajnavalkya Kanda has two chapters. The first is divided into nine Brahmanas. It tells the story of sage Yajnavalkya. Khila Kanda has two chapters, the first of which has passages on the Gayatri Mantra. The second is dedicated to Puthrotpathy (progeny).

Quips Of Hindu Saints And Villagers

A small collection of quips of Hindu saints and villagers. Once an ignorant atheist told a Hindu villager that he will give him a gold coin if can tell him where God is. The villager replied saying that he will give him two gold coins if he can tell him where God is not. Once an over enthusiastic Christian missionary was addressing Hindu villagers in a market. He asked the villagers, what your idol would do if I hit it with a stick. A villager asked if I abuse your God what will it will it do. The missionary answered you would be punished when you die. The villager told the missionary that my idol will not wait until you die it would punish you in this life itself. A sage declared to a fellow sage that he could fly, remain under the earth for several days together and walk on water. The other sage calmly told birds fly, worms live underground and fishes swim in water. What merit is there in doing what animals do? Try to see God in all animate and inanimate. That is knowledge of

16 November 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 16 November 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 9:15 AM on November 16. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 10:10 AM on November 17. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on November 16, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Revati nakshatra till 9:51 PM on November 16 . Then onward it is Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra till 11:31 PM on November 17. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Revathi naksha