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Shukra Mantra

Shukra is one of the Navgrahas and is a highly favorable planet as per traditional Hindu astrology. Shukra stays in the horoscope or janam kundali of a person for twenty years. The beej mantra to propiate Lord Shukra is – Om Dram Dreem Drom Saha Shukraya Namaha. The best time to chant the mantra is during the morning hours. It is believed that Shukra provides one with good spouse, peace, success and wealth. The day assigned to Shukra is Friday.

Online Virtual Tour or 360 degree view of Shri Umiya Mataji Temple – Pictures of Ujnha Umiya Mataji Temple

ShriUmiyaMatajiTemple at Unjha in Gujarat is one of the most popular temples dedicated to Goddess Umiya, who is the patron deity of Kadva Patidar community. The administration of UmiyaTemple is providing an online virtual tour or 360 degree view of the beautiful temple. Goddess Umiya is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti – she is believed to be Goddess Sati and Goddess Parvati (Uma). You can view the Online Virtual Tour or 360 degree view of here at the official website.

Adhika Masam 2010 – Adhika Vaishaka Masam in Kannada and Telugu Calendars

In 2010 there is an extra month or Adhika Masam in Hindu lunar calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. This 13th month or Adhika or Extra month is the Adhika Vaishaka Masam in Vikruthi Nama Samvathsara. Adhika Vaishaka Masam 2010 is from April 15 to May 14, 2010. Please note that there is no Adhika Masam in calendars followed in Tamil Nadu and Kerala as these are solar calendars.Please note that the Adhika Vaishaka Masam is followed by a Nija Vaishaka Masam.Why there is an Adhika Masam?The Hindu calendar is a lunar calendar and is based on the cycles of the Moon. A lunar month is around 29.5 days long. The lunar year consists of 354 solar days and solar year consists of 365 days. So, as years pass by each lunar month starts earlier to the corresponding solar month. There is a difference of 11 days between the lunar and solar year. In every two or three solar years the difference between the two calendars becomes a full month or around 29 days. To compensate and get the two…

Chandogya Upanishad on Highest Knowledge

Sage Narada went to Sage Sanatkumara to learn about truth, and Sanatkumara inquired what he had studied already.Narada answered that he had studied the Vedas, Astronomy, and various other things, yet he had got no satisfaction. Then there was a conversation between the two, in the course of which Sanatkumara remarked that all this knowledge of the Vedas, of Astronomy, and of Philosophy, was but secondary; sciences were but secondary. That which make us realize the Brahman was supreme, the highest knowledge. Knowledge of the sciences covers only part of our lives, but the knowledge which religion brings to us is eternal, as infinite as the truth it preaches.You may also like to readA Story from Chandogya Upanishad Which Explains the ONE behind the Many