Ganesha 2015 Idol – Murti – Porcelain figurine from Lladro

Lladro is a world famous Spanish Company noted for high quality porcelain figurines. Lladro during the past couple of years had released idols or murtis of Hindu God Ganesha in various forms. Ganesha 2015 is part of that series and was released as part of the Spring 2015 collection. The murti is priced at 24,000/-

Lladro figurines are noted for its beauty, detailing and no compromise in materials used.

Created by Raul Rubio. Size 16 X 14 CM

Lladro signature stores are there in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bangalore. You can also buy it online.

Most the Hindu murtis by Lladro are limited edition.

Veena Ganesha, Dancing Ganesha, Bansuri Ganesha and Mridangam Ganesha from Lladro

Holika Dahan Thoughts by Hindu Blog

Demon Holika sat inside fire holding young Prahlad on her lap. But it was Holika who was burnt; Prahlad came out unharmed from fire. Is this just another story of good winning over evil? No! Look deep and we will find that demon Holika represents the unwanted desires, anger, jealousy, ego, pride, and greediness in us that multiplies daily. We are burning the ignorance that has enveloped us. When impurities are cleared we become child Prahlad – free from attachment or hatred – we regain childlike pure nature – we become truth – Satchidananda.

Holika is not a woman but symbolically represents ignorance – desires, ego, avarice, jealousy, anger which constantly multiplies in us. Why Holika is a woman and not a male demon? Only a woman can reproduce. And we regularly reproduce our desire, ego, anger, frustration, avarice and jealousy. This piles up and covers the pure self. Childlike pure nature is covered with everything unwanted.

On Holika Dahan we burn out all impurities. When the impurities are removed we rediscover the Prahlad in us.

The child Prahlad celebrates Holi the next day with color – celebration of innocence and purity.

Holika Dahan is the burning of unwanted materials or the bonfire that is created the day before Dhulandi Holi.


Be enduring as earth….divine life will be awakened in you – Sri Anandamayi Ma

It is the will of the Almighty that prevails. By living in harmony with this will and becoming an instrument in His hands you should try to realize Him.

The lute of man’s short life is strung with so many strings; they have to be cut asunder. There is no real substance to these strings.

Be enduring as earth….divine life will be awakened in you.

Who is that loves and who that suffers? He alone stages a play with Himself… The individual suffers because he perceives duality…Find the one everywhere and in everything and there will be an end to pain and suffering.
Sri Anandamayi Ma

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 5, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, March 5, 2015 (Today) – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 11:02 PM on March 5. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Magha or Magham Nakshatra till 8:25 AM on March 5. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Holika Dahan - Purnima - Full moon day. Purnima Vrat. Holashtak ends. Dola Purnima

Kali Yuga Year – 5116

Vikram Samvant 2071 – Phalgun Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Phalgun month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Phalgun Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Phalgun month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Goa.

Vikram Samvant 2071 – Phalgun Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Phalgun month in Gujarat.

21st day of Maasi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Jaya Year)
21st day of Kumbha Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1190)
20th day of Phalgun Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1421)

Bad Period on March 5, 2015
Rahukalam – 2:06 PM to 3:35 PM
Yamagandam – 6:46 AM to 8:14 AM
Gulikai – 9:42 AM to 11:10 AM
Durmuhurtham – 10:41 AM to 11:28 AM
Durmuhurtham – 3:23 PM to 4:10 PM
Varjyam – 5:31 PM to 7:19 PM

Good Time on March 5, 2015
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:15 PM to 1:02 PM
Amirta Kalam – 5:47 AM to 7:35 AM

Yog – Sukarman (Good Yog) till 8:13 AM. Then onward it is Dhriti (Good Yog).

Karana – Vishti or Bhadra (Bad) till 10:16 AM.  Then onward it is Bava (Good) till 11:25 PM. Then onward it is Balava (Good).

Rest all hours that are not part of Bad Period are Good time. When bad period overlaps into good period, that much time of bad period should be eliminated from good period.

Yali – Animal with Lion’s Body and Elephant Trunk - The Vahana or Vehicle of Budh or Mercury

Yali is a mythical animal which has the body of a lion but with a trunk of an elephant.  In this form Yali is the vehicle or Vahana of Navagraha Budh or Mercury. As per Vaishnava tradition, Yali is a combination of elephant, lion and snake. It has the head and body of lion but with an elephant trunk and has the tail of a serpent.

It must be noted that modern paintings show Budha riding on a lion. The trunk part is avoided.

Yali sculptures are widely used on the walls and pillars of South Indian temples.
When Yali is a combination of elephant, lion and snake it is mainly noted for its ferociousness and strength. Yali thus has the strength of an elephant, ferociousness and speed of a lion and the fear factor associated with a snake.

This type of Yali is sculpted at the entrance of temples and homes to keep away evil.

One of the popular story of Narasimha states that Yali was subdued by Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu. Therefore the utsava murti of Narasimha in some temples ride on Yali Vahanam during Brahmotsavam festival in some Vishnu temples.