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Shri Sharadamba Temple at Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada – Hindu Temple of Sringeri Vidya Bharati

Mahakumbhabhishekam of the TorontoShriSharadambaTemple and the inauguration of the AdiShankaraMuseum will be held from June 18, 2010 to June 27, 2010. Mahakumbhabhishekam is on June 20, 2010. The Address of the new temple is 80 Brydon Drive, Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M9W 4N6. The $11-million marble-and-granite temple is a replica of the 9th century Sharada Peetam at Sringeri in South India. Apart from the temple, the complex will also house a museum dedicated to the life and works of Adi ShankaracharyaThe consecration ceremonies of the temple complex will be held with water brought from 250 rivers around the world including that of Ganga, Yamuna and Kaveri on June 20, 2010.The Temple is dedicated to Goddess Sri Sharadamba, Goddess of Wisdom, - a manifestation of Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of learning and knowledge. The temple will have murtis of Shiva, Sharadamba, Adi Shankara, Ganapati, Durga, Hanuman, Rama, Krishna and the Navagrahas.Three main feature of temp…

Oachira Kali - Oachira Temple Festival

Oachira Kali is a unique ritual held at the famous OachiraParabrahmanTemple in Kerala. This temple is also known as the Dakshina Kashi (Kashi of South). Oachira Kali 2017 date is June 15 and June 16. Oachira Kali is a mock battle between two groups through the marital art of Kalaripayattu – they recreate the battles fought more than 300 years ago on the paddy fields of Oachira by the then Kayamkulam King and Venad King.


The ritual involves display of Kalaripayattu – the martial art of Kerala. Different groups representing different villages show their expertise in the marital art on the two fields set up for Oachira Kali.

The warriors that participate in the ritual undergo a 41-day vrat. Before the start of the Oachira Kali, the presiding deity in the temple, Lord Shiva is taken out in a procession on the Vrishabha Vahana. The warriors that are participating in the ritual follow the procession. The procession ends on the field where the mock fight and the display of Kalaripayattu t…

Read Clarity Magazine Online – Based on the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda

Online Clarity Magazine is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. The magazine is part of Ananda Sangha Worldwide, a global movement founded in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, to propagate the teachings of Yogananda. The magazine is published four times a year – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.Basically the magazine inspires people to take up the spiritual journey and also helps people who are already in the journey in finding the correct path. Apart from articles written by Paramhansa Yogananda, there are other articles by Swamis, spiritual aspirants and by experts in various fields.You can read Clarity Magazine here online at the official website - Clarity Magazine Online

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in July 2010

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in July 2010 – based on major Hindu calendars used in India. The festivals and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time.July 8 – Ekadasi Fasting – Yogini EkadashiJuly 9 – PradoshJuly 11 – Amavasya July 11 – Surya Grahan – Total Solar Eclipse Not visible in India and in most parts of the world.July 12 – Netrotsava at PuriJagannathTemple in OrissaJuly 12 – Ashada month begins in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. July 12 – Ashada Gupt Navratri starts ends on July 19July 13 – Ratha Yatra

Vidur Neeti Quotes from Mahabharata

Vidur Neeti is a chapter in the Udyoga Parva of Mahabharata and it contains the advice given by Vidura to the blind king DhritarashtraMy Lord, the people who are unable to sleep are: A man who lusts after the wife of another cannot sleep.A thief cannot sleep.A man who has lost all his wealth cannot sleep, or one who thinks all his wealth will be lost. A person afflicted with avarice, greed and jealousy cannot sleep.An unsuccessful man cannot sleep.A weak man oppressed by as strong man cannot sleep.You may also like to readQuotes form Mahabharat on Time

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