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New Hindu Temple at Cinnaminson, Burlington, New Jersey

A new HinduTemple, called the Shri Swaminarayan Sampraday temple, opened with a colorful parade at Cinnaminson in Burlington County, New Jersey. The temple is housed in a renovated building and has idols of Lord Krishna and Radha. BurlingtonCounty has several hundred Hindu families and as a community they were earlier finding if difficult to organize festivals.
The temple is located at the corner of Garry Road and Industrial Highway at Cinnaminson.
The Address found on Google map is
2101 Garry Rd
Cinnaminson, NJ08077
(856) 829-4776
Location on Google Map

Significance of Vishwakarma Puja

Vishwakarma Puja is an important festival in Eastern India and is dedicated to Vishwa Karma, the divine architect of the architect of the universe according to Hindu Scriptures. Vishwakarma or Visvakarma Puja is celebrated annually on September 17. The festival is mainly celebrated in Bengal, Orissa and Tripura. It is a holiday for the industrial belts in this part of India. Kite flying is a major activity on the day.

In Hindu Mythology, Vishwakarma is the divine architect of the universe. He is also called the divine carpenter and is mentioned in the Rig Veda and is credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and architecture.
Artisans, craftsmen, mechanics, smiths, welders, industrial workers, factory workers and workers of all kind worship Lord Vishwakarma on this day and pray for a better future, safe working conditions and above all success in their respective fields. Workers also pray for the smooth functioning of various machines.
Special statues of Lord Vishwakarm…

Where to buy eco-friendly Ganesh idols?

Eco-friendly Ganesh idols means those idols which are made from clay and uses natural colors. Readymade eco-friendly or nature friendly Ganesha idols are available for purchase in Pune, Mumbai and Hyderabad. In Mumbai, Shri Satguru Aniruddha Upasana Trust (SSAUT) provides eco-friendly paper mache idols. There are also numerous NGOs and stores selling clay Ganesh idols.
National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped (NASEOH) at Chembur has designed Ganesh idols made of pure clay. It is on sale at Kamdhenu Gift Shop, Chembur.Also Local newspapers carry reports and ads on these stores and NGOs.In Pune, beautiful eco-friendly Ganesh idols provided by eCoexist is available at
Deli.in at Nucleus mall and Deli.in outlets
Either Or, Sohrab Hall, 26050225 / 56017666
24 Letter Mantra, Baner, 64002456
eCoexist, Kalyani Nagar, 9850084383
There are also numerous other NGOs in Pune providing information on eco-friendly Ganesha.In Hyderabad, Emerald Mithai Shop at IndiraPark and its branch a…

Tamil Month Puratasi in 2007 and its Significance

Puratasi is a Tamil month closely associated with Lord Vishnu (Lord Venkateswara). The Puratasi Saturdays are of great significance and special prayers are offered on Saturdays of the month to please Lord Shani or Shani dev. In 2007, Puratasi month starts on September 18 and ends on October 17. Some devotees observe fast on Puratasi Saturdays to please Sani Bhagvan. The Puratasi Saturdays in 2007 are on September 22, September 29, October 6 and October 13.Update:Details about Puratasi in 2008
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Venkateswara or Balaji descended on earth in the month of Puratasi. Special prayers are offered at the SrirangamRanganathaswamyTemple during this month. Lord Vishnu devotees consider this as the apt month for thanking Lord Vishnu for preserving the Mother Nature.There is a general belief that Saturdays are free from the influences of Lord Shani or Sani Bhagvan and it is easy to please him on this day. Generally, other navgrahas, other than Sani, have more influen…

Sayings of Ma Anandamayi – On the importance of laughter

Whenever you have the chance, laugh as much as you can. By this all the rigid knots in your body will be loosened. But to laugh superficially is not enough; your whole being must be united in laughter, both inwardly and outwardly.

Do you know how this is to be expressed? You literally shake with merriment from head to foot; so that it is impossible to tell which part of your body is most affected.

I want you to laugh with your whole countenance, with your whole heart and with all the breath of your life. Anandamayi Ma (Source: Anandamayi – Her Life and Wisdom by Richard Lannoy)