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Vighna Ganapati – a form of Ganesha

Vighna Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. This form of Ganesh is propitiated for removing all troubles and impediments. He removes all the obstacles. Sri Vighna Ganapati Mantra is – Shankheshu Chaapa kusumeshu kuthara
pashachakra swadanta sruni manjarikaa sharaduhai.
Paanishritaih parisameehita bhhoshana shrih
vighneshvaro vijayato tapaneeya gaur This form of Ganesha has eight hands. Vighna Ganapati is depicted as having golden color. He holds a conch, sugarcane, flower, axe, broken tusk, wheel, paddy and durva grass. Meditating upon Vighna Ganapati and offering prayers helps a person in removing obstacles and bad influences. It is believed that daily worship of this form of Ganesha brings in prosperity.

Ramanuja Gita Bhashya in English – Read Bhagavad Gita Bhashyam of Sri Ramanujacharya

Ramanuja Gita Bhashya is one of the most popular commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita. Now you can read the English translation of Sri Ramanujacharya's Sanskrit Commentary by Swami Adidevananda. The Sanskrit version of the Ramanuja Gita Bhashyam is also available on the website. The translation is provided by Gita Supersite. Link - Ramanuja Gita Bhashya in English Important note – click on the enter key on the site. Then select the Ramanuja Gita Bhashya

Purpose of all spiritual discipline is to take off the mask that hides our real face - Eknath Easwaran Thoughts

The lotus makes a beautiful symbol for the core of goodness in every human being. Though we are born of human clay, it remind us, each of us has the latent capacity to reach and grow toward heaven until we shine with the reflected glory of our Maker. A mask can hide a face completely. But the very nature of a mask is that it can be removed. This is the promise and the purpose of all spiritual discipline – to take off the mask that hides our real face. What matters is not that we may have made mistakes in the pursuit of physical satisfaction; what is important is to learn from these mistakes as quickly as we can that wealth, possession, power, and pleasure have never brought lasting satisfaction to any human being. Our needs go too deep to be satisfied by anything that comes and goes. Nothing but spiritual fulfillment can fill the void in our hearts.
Eknath Easwaran

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 9, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 9, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Sashti – sixth day of the waxing phase of moonin Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti till 12:17 PM. Afterwards it is Shukla Paksha Saptami or seventh day of the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 7:15 AM. Afterwards it is Pushya or Pusam or Puyam Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi till 1:20 PM. Afterwards it is Kark Rasi. Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Muruga Sashti Fasting. Vaishakh Krishna Shukla Paksha Sashti or sixth day of the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Vaishakha Krishna Shukla Paksha Sashti or sixth day of the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Or…

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