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108-feet Hanuman Idol (Murti) at Jakhu Hill, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh

On Hanuman Jayanti day (November 4) during Diwali 2010, a 108-feet Hanuman Murti was unveiled at Jakhu Hill near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. The Jakhoo Hill Hanuman Murti has height of 108 feet at the highest altitude of over 8100 feet and is constructed at a cost of Rs 10.5 million.
Jakhu Hills is already renowned for a famous HanumanTemple.

Note - The tallest Hanuman Statue in the world is located at Paritala in Andhra Pradesh. It  has a height of 135 feet. The Hindu reports The 108-foot-high statue of Hanuman at the famous Jakhu temple is built by JHS Svendgaard Laboratories, India's largest oral care products manufacturers, and the HC Nanda Trust. The reinforced concrete Hanuman idol has been built at a cost of Rs. 1.5 crore, informed sources said. The Kesri idol will be illuminated at night with floodlights. You may also like to read
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Bhrartri Dwitiya - Bhraartri Dvitiya

Bhrartri Dwitiya is observed on the second day of the Shukla Paksha of Kartik Month as per traditional Hindu calendar. Bhrartri Dwitiya 2014 date is October 25. The day is dedicated to the brother-sister relationship. On the day sisters invites brothers to their home and offers a sumptuous meal.

This ritual is popularly known as Bhai Dooj in North India. The term Bhraartri Dvitiya is widely used in eastern parts of India.

Bhrartri Dwitiya celebrates brother-sister relationship and in Hindu culture brothers are regarded as the protectors of sisters. On the day, sisters pray for the welfare of their brothers and perform Aarti. Sisters prepare sweets and other favorite delicacies of their brothers on the day.

In some regions those women who have no brothers offer puja to Lord Chandra – the moon god.

Matsya Dwadashi

Matsya Dwadashi is dedicated to the Matsya Avatar of Sri Vishnu. It is observed on the 12th day of Kartik month by some communities and also on the 12th day of Margasheersh month. Matsya Dwadashi 2017 date in Kartik month is on November 1. For those who observe it in Margashirsh month it is on December 14, 2017.

The prayers and rituals on the day will help a person in redemption of sins. It is also believed that proper observance of Matsya Dwadashi will help in attaining moksha. Some people also fast on the day.

Today November 4, 2010 Second Day of Diwali Celebrations – Important Rituals and Pujas

Today November 4, 2010 is the day before Diwali. Here are the list of pujas, rituals and festivals that are observed on November 4, 2010 by different Hindu communities in India. Choti Diwali – The day before Diwali Jalapoorna Trayodashi – Associated with Diwali Ritual bathing Bhuta Chaturdashi – Dedicated to Bhutas or goblins Kukur Tihar – Second day of Diwali festival in Nepal Roop Chaudas / Rup Chturdasi – Traditional Diwali oil bath Kali Chaudas – Worship of Kali Hanuman Jayanti – Birthday of Hanuman in some regions Neer Thumba Habba – Cleaning of vessel and ritual bath

Thirukkural Teachings on Love

Life functions really in love – Without tenderness of heart, the body is but bone covered up with skin. In love alone is the secret of life. The domestic state of that man whose mind is without love is like the flourishing of a withered tree upon the hard desert. Just as the outer ear or eye may be there, but it is no avail to the deaf and the blind, similarly the life of a householder is purposeless and soulless without a tender heart. Thirukkural

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