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Goddess Varahi

Goddess Varahi is one of the seven mother goddesses or Sapta Matrikas. Goddess Varahi takes her name from Varaha – one of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. She has same weapons and ornaments as Varaha. Some scholars and texts are also of the view that Varahi is Lord Yama’s energy. Varahi is often depicted with having the face of a boar and her skin complexion is that of the storm cloud. She is sometimes depicted as four armed. Some times as two-armed and is shown holding Hala (plough) and Sakti. She is shown as sitting under a Kalpaka Tree. Goddess Varahi has elephant as her Vahana or vehicle. In some rare sculptures Varahi is shown as having six hands in four she carries Danda, Khetaka, Khadga and Pasa. Two hands are in Abhaya and Varada Mudra.In some images she is shown as carrying Dhanusa, Hala and musula as her weapon.

Chandra Grahan 2009 December 31 and January 1, 2010 Time in India – Partial Lunar Eclipse

There is a partial lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, in India on December 31, 2009. The chandragrahan will be visible in most parts of India from 22:47 on December 31, 2009 to 02:58 on January 1, 2010 – as per Indian standard time. The major part of the eclipse will take place from 00:23 hrs to 01:23 on January 1, 2010 (early hours). The areas where eclipse will be visible in India are Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Chennai etc.Here are the Chandra Grahan 2009 December 31 and January 1, 2010 Time for various cities in IndiaIndia Grahan TimePartial eclipse in India starts at 22:47 on December 31, 2009 and ends at 02:58 hrs on January 1, 2010The major part of the Grahan will take place from 00:23 hrs to 01:23 on January 1, 2010 (early hours).Mid Eclipse is at 00:53 hrs on January 1, 2010Please note that this is a partial eclipse and the earth’s shadow will only fall on a small area on the moon.AhmedabadGrahan starts at 22:47 hrs on December 31, 20…

Brihadeeswara Temple Turns 1000 Years Old In 2010

Built in 1010 AD by Raja Raja Chola, the BrihadeeswaraTemple at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, popularly known as BigTemple, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Government, Archeological Survey of India, and the people of Tanjavur are getting ready to mark the 1,000 years of BrihadeeswaraTemple – poetry in stone.Times of India reports"A committee will be formed to plan events for the celebration. Besides cleaning up the temple, we are planning to beautify the entire city. The encroachments near the temple will be removed," said collector MS Shanmugam. The Archaeological Survey of India that maintains the temple has just completed restoration of the northern corridor. The floor had sunk, unable to bear the weight of the stone pillars and ceiling. The ASI took up restoration work in 2006 and completed it at a cost of Rs 63 lakh. Landscaping is also being done in the precincts of the temple. "More grass instead of brick will reduce heat generation," said an ASI official. …

Hyderabad Sabarimala Package 2009 – 2010 – Indian Railway Sabarimalai Ayyappa Temple Package Tour

Hyderabad Sabarimala Package 2009 – 2010 is launched by Rail Tourism India, the tourism arm of the Indian Railways. The special package includes visit to the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala during Mandala Makaravilakku season in 2009-2010 and ChottanikaraTemple near Ernakulam from Hyderabad. The package is available from November 15, 2009 to December 22, 2009 and December 31, 2009 to January 11, 2010. The four nights and five days package includes confirmed accommodation on trains, food and road transport and accommodation. The comfort category costs Rs 5100/- and the standard category costs Rs 3000/-.

Hanuman Jayanti in Margazhi Masam - Hanumantha Jayanthi in Tamil Month Margali

Hanuman Jayanti is believed to be the day when Lord Hanuman was born on earth and is observed on different dates by different Hindu communities. In Hindu Tamil culture Hanumantha Jayanthi is observed in Margazhi Month. Margali Masam Hanuman Jayanti 2018 date is December 19. Margazhi Masam is considered to be a highly auspicious period in Tamil Calendar.

Special prayers and pujas offered to Lord Hanuman on the day. Hanuman temples are beautifully decorated and the Ramayan especially the Sundarakandam is read.

In Hindu homes, idols and paintings of Hanuman are thoroughly cleaned in the morning. Idols and pictures are decorated with Sindhoor. Sweets and bananas are offered to Hanuman as naivedya.

Personal Worship in Hinduism - Bhagavad Purana on How to do Personal Worship?

At the personal level, one who is eager to overcome the effects of Karma, can practice the worship of Lord Vishnu according to Tantric rites. One can adopt for worship any of His forms according to one’s liking.The Tantric rites comprise of invoking the Lord’s presence in an image, offering Him ceremonial bath, clothes, ornaments, sandalwood paste, garlands, flowers, food items, light and by chanting Moola Mantra, singing His hymns and concluding the worship by transferring His presence from the image to one’s own heart. Such a devotee gets all his desires fulfilled and attains liberation from Samsara soon.Bhagavad Purana
This topic is mentioned in the Bhagavad Purna during the dialogue between King Nimi and Nava Yogis.

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