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How Tirumala Temple survived Islamic Invasion
Many Temples, even in South India were plundered, looted and idols destroyed when Islamic invasion happened. But few temples like Tirumala, Srisailam managed to survive through that period. Srisailam was not easily accessible in those days because it was being …

Meaning & Significance of Maha Shivaratri
Maha Shivaratri is an annual festival dedicated to the god Siva and is celebrated mainly at midnight. Siva Purana, Skanda Purana, Linga Purana and Padma Purana narrate stories about how on this day, Siva drank poisonous negativity to protect the …

Vaikunta Ekadasi, Fasting & Avoiding Grains
Vaikunta Ekadasi is the Sukla paksha Ekadasi that occurs during the Dhanur month (when Sun transits Sagittarius or Dhanus Rasi) according to the Vedic Panchangam (Almanac). This corresponds to mid December – mid January in English calendar. Margasirsha sukla paksha …

Sri Krishna Life Events & Dates (Born 18 June 3229 BCE)
Krishna was born at midnight of 17/18 June 3229 BCE (gregorian calendar) on Sravana Krishna Ashtami (vedic panchangam) during the end of Dwapara Yuga and lived on earth for 126 years, 8 months Birth Date and Time of Sri Krishna …

Emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain Actual Dates from Astrology & Puranas
Emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain (city originally named as Ambavati) lived during 101 BCE – 19 CE based Jyotirvidabharana of Kalisada, Jyotishaphala Ratnamala of Krishna Misra, history of Nepal, Kashmir, Stapatha Brahmana, Bhavishya Purana. This king is considered legend, while he …