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Hari – About Hindu God Hari

Hari is one among the numerous names of Hindu God Vishnu. The name is mentioned in the Vishnusahsranama. Adi Shankaracharya defines Hari as one who destroys Vasanas, maya, ignorance and samsara. Swami Chinmayananda defines Hari as one who loots all the vasanas or ignorance and frees a devotee and prepares him to realize the Supreme Truth.For Example take the prayer Hari Om…The aim of a devotee is to reach Om but is constantly weaned away by ignorance and desires. Hari is the one who crushes all the ignorance and desires and puts the devotee in the path of self realization.Hari is the power that helps to quieten the mind and fill it with Brahman consciousness.

Virtual Tour of Arapaleeswarar Temple in Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu – View pictures in of the temple in 360 degree

ArapaleeswararTemple in Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Set amidst beautiful hills and lush greenery, the temple is believed to have been built during the 1st or 2nd century AD. Tamil Nadu tourism in association with the website is now providing a virtual tour or the pictures of the temple in 1in 360 degree. Lord Shiva is worshipped here as Arappaleeswarar.
You can take the virtual tour of the Arapaleeswarar Temple here. Follow the red and white arrows to see more pictures of the temple.
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Edava Masam 2017 in Malayalam Calendar – Edevam Month in 2017

Edavam, or Edava Masam, is the tenth month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Edava Masam in 2017 is from May 15 to June 14. Special Vaishaka Masam rituals are observed in the month in GuruvaryurTemple.

Full Moon and No Moon Day Veluthuvavu or full moon day (Purnima) – June 9Karthuvavu or Amavasi – May 25 Festivals and auspicious days include: Ekadasi – May 22Pradosham – May 23Sashti Vratam - May 31Ekadasi – June 5Pradosham – June 6 There will be the usual monthly pujas for the first five days at SabarimalaTemple from May 14 to May 19.

Sabarimala Prathishta Puja is on .

Next month in Malayalam calendar is Mithuna Masam

Swami Tejomayananda Thoughts on Expectations

The most difficult thing to do is to live in peace and harmony with people. It is, perhaps, easier to live with birds and animals. Why is living with people a problem?We find it difficult to live with people because we have too many expectations of them. If I expect something of another, that person may also expect something of me. Furthermore, I am unable to fulfill my own expectations of myself. I want to do so many things, but I am unable to do them. Thus, we feel disappointed and frustrated with ourselves, and aggrieved or upset with others when they fail to satisfy our expectations.I saw a sticker that said, “Don’t try to change me. Accept me as I am”.

It is important to understand the message clearly and completely. The message is that one should accept the fact as it is. Then if a change is necessary, try to make that change, but do not insist on it.When one is living with people it may not be possible to have no expectations at all, so one should have reasonable expectations. E…