How Shiva was transformed from a meat-loving deity to a vegetarian god

Kembavi Bhogayya, a worshiper of Shiva, has already been visited by the same god, but as a stranger carrying a dead calf. The stranger asked Bhogayya Cook the calf flesh and he agreed. By preparing several delicious dishes that are served abroad Bhogayya.

But the Brahmins of the locality of Bhogayya gathered and condemned to have cooked meat. They attacked his house with sticks and threatened to leave the village immediately. On hearing the commotion, foreign Bhogayya disappeared and left the village angry.

The story (which shares many similarities with the lynching wave in India today) is part of Basava Purana, written in the 13th century by CE Palkuriki Somanatha. The saga is the main text of Lingayats, who love Shiva as a lingam (phallus).

Unlike the great turning point of the last episodes of mob violence in India, this story had a happy ending. The departure of the Bhogayya people was followed by the liberation of all Liñgas, leaving behind death and scarcity. Realizing his madness, the Brahmins apologized to Bhogayya.

His return was followed by the return of liñgas and prosperity to the town. Another aspect of Bhogayya history also contrasts with history in India today. Last week, several publications have reported that the government of Uttar Pradesh had banned the sale of meat and eggs to Dadri.

This was done to facilitate Kanwar Yatra, an annual march to the Ganges in Haridwar, where devotees collect water from the sacred river in the jars which are then offered to Shiva. The pilgrimage takes place in the month of Shravan (which falls in July and August), dedicated to Shiva.

The prohibition is ironic, given the Shiva inclination for the flesh (as illustrated in the previous story) and points out how the vegetarianism bound to Hindutva is contrary to the beliefs and practices of the various sects of India.

Shiva, a Puranic god, started small as Rudra (meaning wild or wild) in the Rig Veda. A minor god, with only two and a half hymns dedicated to him, Rudra is attractive, with a reddish complexion and powdered hair. An inhabitant of the woods and an archer, who hunts and eats his prey.

Rudra gaining importance in the Yajur Veda (especially Krishna Yajur Veda, one of two sections in which the text is grouped) where he acquired several names, including Shiva, and many features seen as sinister. Like how Krishna went from being a supreme god deity in the Puranic tribal tradition Rudra merged with a non-Aryan mountain deity.

Therefore, being a muscular god, well built, he becomes an old and poor dwarf with hair that has been shaken. Curiously, it begins to show opposing characteristics like cattle guard (Pashupati) and cattle slaughter (pashughna), traits that signify and embody the duality of the Shiva world.

In Atharva Veda, horrible associations multiply. Rudra is said to be glad to supply parts of the body, such as the liver of sacrificial victims. He is also regarded as the god of thieves and cheats and the lord of demons.

Gujarat Congress hit by more defections, flies off 44 MLAs to Bengaluru, slams Amit Shah

The Gujarat Congress, which has been shaken by the release of six of its legislators in 24 hours, more likely to leave, expelled most of the remaining party members in Bangalore on Friday night, although he accused President BJP, Amit Shah, Gujarat engineering of defections for “money and muscle strength.”

So far, 44 of the remaining 51 members of Congress left Bangalore, most of them at 11:45. The Indigo flight from Ahmedabad to Bangalore in Karnataka, Congress left, while other South Gujarat and Saurashtra flew to Bombay in the South Indian metropolis.

These actions will be implemented at Clarks Exotica Resorts, located a 15-minute drive from Bangalore Airport. “What they did in Goa, Manipur and Bihar, they try to do the same thing in Gujarat, and our legislators are threatened or offered money.

People like an IPS officer who was behind bars for 8 to 9 years in a fake encounter case are used to kidnap our parliamentarians, offer money or threaten our lawmakers. There is insecurity and fear environment. Therefore, our lawmakers move to safety, “said Arjun Modhvadia, the senior congress for the press at the airport before leaving Ahmedabad.

Party sources said that in a last-ditch attempt to stop lawmakers from resigning and defending the BJP in the Aug. 8 elections in Rajya Sabha, where veteran leader and political secretary of Congress Secretary Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel, Gujarat fought, it was imperative to keep the flock away from sessions.

Three deputies Balwantsinh Rajput, Tejashree P.I. Patel and Patel, left Thursday and joined the BJP, while three others have submitted their resignation to President Ramanlal Vora on Friday, but did not join the BJP before nightfall.

Those who resigned on Friday are former witnesses of Ramsinh Parmar Thasra MP Congress and president of the prestigious Dairy Amul, Chhanabhai Chaudhary, MP Vansda and Mansinh Chauhan Balasinor.

The main scourge of the Balwantsinh Rajput Congress, Siddhpur’s deputy who left Thursday is the close relative of rebel leader Shankersinh Vaghela. Rajput, a few minutes to join the BJP, was named for the third seat of Rajya Sabha for which Patel submitted his candidacy.

BJP President Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani are the other two party candidates. Another congressman, CK Raolji, who is supposed to be the closest Vaghela, was about to resign, but came back halfway “for the final negotiations” with the BJP, a close confidante of Raolji said IANS.

“Until the evening, everyone thought that in silence he went to the President’s official residence and resigned, but he still has to do it.” Some final negotiations (with the BJP) will take place. Resign, “the source said.

Local television channels Gujarati and the rest of the media speculated that Raolji left and proclaimed what leads to confusion, he said. The AICC press chief, Randeep Singh Surjewala, ran here from New Delhi.

The issue has also shaken the Rajya Sabha, who has witnessed repeated postponements because Congress members of anger accused the BJP of “stealing” party lawmakers. Congress accused the BJP government in Gujarat and the Center to pressure congressional legislators to leave the party and joined the BJP.

These 9 IPOs from last three years are now at less than half their issue prices

Indian stock markets are flexing. Benchmark indexes Sensex and Nifty rose 21% to 22% this year in January, with NSE Nifty-50 reaching a historic mark of five numbers from 10 000 points for the first time.

In the middle of the race continues, corporate developers are not too late and want to get on the wave, public shares actions to raise capital cheap as markets rise to new heights. This year, 23 intellectual property offices were launched, including the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE Ltd) and its highly subscribed CDSL subsidiary.

However, there are still dark spots. As part of the ongoing euphoria examines nine IPOs launched in the last three years, whose shares have fallen below half the issue price, while the benchmark index increased 45% more since 2014 May, when the The new NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power. Here is a list of nine past three IPOs that have fallen to less than half their issue price.

Radhika Jewelers was ranked in September 2016 and an issue price of Rs 75 on BSE. The company is the retail business of gold and diamond jewelry. The stock has fallen recently after a few days of registration and at closing on Friday at 21.15 Rs, down to 72% of the issue price.

Shares of Osiajee Texfab Ltd. started exchanges in January 2016 at a price of Rs 25. The company’s main business is the manufacture of textiles. The stock has been very unstable from its list and lost almost 52% since then. It finished on Friday at 12 Rs.

The Yogya stock companies are listed in April 2015 at Rs 15. The company’s issuance price of trading, IT infrastructure, financial services, information technology and advice. The company’s shares traded well above its issue price until November 2015 and marked a 52-week high of Rs 27.3 in October 2015. However, the stock fell sharply after November 2015. Ended on Friday 5.5 per Tuesday by 63.33% on its issue price.

Inox wind – a domestic wind power service provider – made its debut in the stock market in April 2015 at Rs 325. The issue price of stainless steel wind has continuously decreased from the list and lost 57 15% of the price Of issuance at the end of Rs 139.25 on Friday.

Adlabs entertainment is involved in the development and operation of thematic entertainment destinations in India. It was made public in April 2015 at Rs 180. The issue price was cheaper than its listing price and lost 60.89% at the close of Friday of Rs 70.4.

The cable television services regional communications provider Ortel made public in March 2015 at an issue price of Rs 1,800. The shares traded above their issue price until October 2015 and reached a total record of Rs 231 in the same month. But since then, stocks have fallen steadily and lost 67.38% at the close of Friday of 59.05 Rs.

Ring launches its own DIY home security system

Ring may be best known for its video timbres, but they have become a true home security solution. Ring today announced Ring Protect, a DIY security system that brings together all of the company’s products in one system.

The basic ring protection package starts at $ 199 and includes a base station, keypad, contact sensor (for a window or door), a motion sensor and a range amplifier. It can be assumed that you will be able to buy more sensors and keyboards to add to your system, but Ring does not yet have them available for pre-order.

The Ring Protect is designed to work with existing ring tones and security cameras for a perfect home security experience. It is $ 10 per month (or $ 100 per year) for video storage in the cloud for an unlimited number of ring devices plus 24/7 professional monitoring and cell phone support have the Base Station Protected). This is not a bad deal, especially if you already have Ring devices.

The Ring Protect package is available for preordered today at, and It will be available for purchase at Home Depot and Best Buy stores later in October.

Foodgrain output in India may hit record, all set to keep inflation low

India’s cereal production in the current Kharif season could be the same, if it does not exceed record production last year at 138 million tonnes (MT), a prospect that will contribute significantly to economic growth in the current year. In addition to alleviating The inflation pressure on food.

Friday, 75% of “normal kharif area” was sown and areas in major crops except oilseeds were higher than in the same kharif period last season. According to data published by the Ministry of Agriculture, 791 hectares have been sown lakh, down 3% compared to the same period last year.

Planting will be completed by mid-August. However, as permanent oil crops in the regions of Saurashtra, Kutch and northern Gujarat were partially destroyed by heavy rains, there are doubts about these crops, whose robust harvest is essential to reduce India’s oil import bill edible.

Contrary to expectations that the growing area under pulses may decline this year after a sharp fall in prices in recent months, the area planted was 114.88 lakh hectares until Friday, 7% more than in the period Comparable from 2016 to 17.
Agricultural experts say that heavy rainfall with the increase in MSP (minimum support price) for impulses may have motivated farmers to plant more.

Total pulse output in 2016-17 is estimated at 22.40 mt versus 16.35 mt in 2015-16. However, the harvested area fell by 15% to 34.88 lakh hectares, retail prices have experienced a sharp fall of over 40% in the last month due to an outstanding performance in kharif last year. “As there is no other remunerative crop, farmers tend to plant legumes.

Although the arahar area has been reduced by 15%, it will have no effect on prices because we have large stocks remaining, “said Nitin Kalantri, secretary of the Maharashtra Association Dal Miller. Increasing food inflation reached a slight depression of -2.12% in June if the good monsoon, as expected, resulting in exceptional agricultural production in 2017-18, inflation pressure on food also monitored in the coming months, according to analysts.

“A higher area means that food inflation would be kept under control, which would give the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) sufficient guarantees when it decides to cut interest rates by the end of this year. Prices are not recovering enough, because of the rural tourism tension, agricultural profits could decline, which is not enough to increase the clamor for loan waivers, but also to reduce rural consumption, “said a relationship between Axes of capital.

Cereal production in the Indian campaign (July-June) is almost equal between the kharif and the rabi seasons. Last year there was a record production at both stations – kharif and rabi 135.34 mt 138 mt. Due to normal precipitation last year, the country’s grain production of food in the year 2016-17 harvest is estimated at an all-time record of 273.38 tons, or 8.7% more than the year previous.

The low cotton area also increased considerably more than 20% to 111.55 lakh hectare, against 92.33 lakh hectare last year. Gross value added in agriculture and the related sector increased by 4.9% in 2016-17, compared to only 0.7% last year, thanks to a plentiful harvest after two consecutive years of drought.