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Jawalamukhi Temple Chaitra Navratra Mela 2017

JawalamukhiTemple located in Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh is one among the Shaktipeeths. Legend has it that the tongue of Sati (Shakti) fell here when Lord Vishnu cut the dead body of Sati into pieces to pacify Lord Shiva. Chaitra Navratra Mela is one of the important fair held here and in 2017 it is being held from March 28 to April 5.
This unique temple, also referred as Jawalaji, does not have an idol instead there are nine flames burning continuously from the fissures in the temple. Since the Goddess is worshipped in the form of celestial flame she is known as Jawalamukhi. Nobody has been able to recognize the fuel source of the sacred flame. Nearly half a million devotees from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and other parts of India arrive at Jawalamukhi temple during the Chaitra Navratri mela or Vasant Navratri festival.
Chaitra Navratri is the Durga Puja during the spring season. It is observed mainly in North India for nine days.

Yoga Vasishta on Fate

There is nothing called fate.
Fate does not exist.
Fate is ever unreal.
Fate does nothing. Only imagination is such.
Except the state of a corpse, motionless is not seen in this world. The acquisition of results arises out of movement or action. Therefore fate is nonsensical.
Fate has been fashioned by fools. Those having that as the highest object are destroyed. But the wise have arrived at this position of excellence by means of manly effort.
Among those with weak intellects, fate is only a consolation in their sorrow. This is a comforting word. Really, there is no fate.
The attainment of fortunate or unfortunate things of a result accomplished by fruitful human effort in this world is described by the word ‘fate.’
On obtaining the results of one’s own actions, those statements such as ‘this is so circumstanced,’ have attained fame by the name ‘fate.’
Under those very circumstances, the firm belief that there is fate is assumed by the foolish on account of wrong perception, just as…

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