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Ravan is worshipped at Khonpura Village in Madhya Pradesh

Ravan, the archrival of Sri Ram in Ramayana, is considered as an embodiment of evil by majority of the people. But there are Hindu communities that worship him and consider the positive aspects of his character, especially Ravan’s deep devotion for Hindu God Shiva. The people of KhonpuraVillage in Madhya Pradesh worship a 45-foot Ravana murti, which is believed to be more than 200 years old.
The huge murti of Ravan is worshipped on the open ground of the KhonpuraVillage.
Elders in the village say that whenever the murti of Ravana was damaged – due to heavy rains or lightning – there would be something untoward happening in the village. As soon as the murti is repaired and worshipped, peace and good times return to the village.
When huge effigies of Ravan are burnt on the Dasara day in Ashwin month, the Namdev Community of KhonpuraVillage worships him.

The villagers testify that praying before the murti of Ravan helps in curing various diseases. New born children are brought before th…

Sri Krishna Jayanti Live 2016 Online from Dwarka Temple

Sri Krishna Jayanti festival will be telecast live from the DwarkaTemple in Gujarat on August 24, 2016. The special Sri Krishna Jayanti telecast and web casting will be available live from 11.30 PM IST on – August 24, 2016.

The live webcasting is by the Dwarkadish Devsthan Samiti.

Currently the website is playing a short video of the DwarkadishTemple and it also shows the murti worshipped in the main temple.

You can view the live webcast here at the official website of the Dwarka Temple.

Bhadrapada Masa 2017 – Telugu Bhadrapad Month in Andhra Pradesh in 2017

Bhadrapada Masa is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh. Telugu Bhadrapad Masam 2017 is from August 22 to September 20.  Some of the auspicious days in the month include Vinayaka Chavithi or Ganesh Chaturthi, Swarna Gouri Vratam, Rishi Panchami, Jyeshta Devi Puja, Ananta Chaturdashi and Proshtapadi Shraddha.

Some Hindu communities perform Tarpan and Shradh for dead parents and relatives during the Mahalaya Krishna Paksha period of Bhadrapada month  (September 6 to September 19).
Telugu Bhadrapada Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Bhadrapada Masa Telugu calendar 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from August 22 to September 6. Telugu Bhadrapad Masam 2017 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 7, 2017 to September 20, 2017. This is the Mahalya Shradh period.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Bhadrapada Masa are: Parivartini Ekadasi – September 2 Indira Ekadasi – September 16
Pradosh Fasting Dates in Bhadrapada Masa are: Pr…

Sri Krishna Jayanti Quotes – Swami Sivananda

Salutations to Narayana, the Primal Source of the world, to Hari, the singing of whose Name and the hearing of whose glories is of untold merit; salutations to Vaasudeva-Krishna, the beautiful lotus-eyed!

The unique divine-personage of the charming Lord Sri Krishna is the glorious revelation to mankind, of the Eternal Absolute, in the greatest possible degree. Krishna is the ideal of perfection for all times. Even imagination has not been able to picture a more fully comprehensive, integrated, harmonised, balanced and well-adjusted personality than that of Sri Krishna. The greatest hero, the most illumined scholar, the wisest statesman, the ablest politician, the mightiest warrior, the Lord of Yoga and the most supreme seer of the age that Krishna was, He offered himself as the humblest servant of humanity. He dedicated his whole life for the complete uplift of the world, and he got nothing for himself! He possessed nothing of his own, even the site of his house was borrowed from the V…

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