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Book and Film on Mundeshwari Mandir – One of the Oldest Surviving Hindu Temples in World

Mundeshwari Bhawani temple, located in Kaimur District in Bihar, belongs to the Gupta Period. It is believed to have been built in 343 AD and is believed to be the oldest surviving HinduTemple in the world. A book titled - Mundeshwari Mandir: The oldest recorded temple in the country – was released in March 2011. Now the Bihar State Religious Trust Board is planning to make film on the temple.
Times of India reports
According to administrator, BSRTB Acharya Kishore Kunal the film will depict the historical characters of Sher Shah, the afghan ruler of Bihar, Mahakavi Banabhatta, Mahasamanta Udayasena, Kulapati Bhagudalan, Dandanayaka Gomibhatta, generals of that time and other characters who were witness to the developments at this temple, known for its divine powers.

The film on this 1,652 year old temple will beautifully depict its architectural features specially its octagonal construction on shree yantra which is unparalleled and is not found elsewhere in India or abroad, said the ad…

Surya Grahan July 2011 – Solar Eclipse on July 1, 2011 – Not Visible in India

A Surya Grahan, partial solar eclipse will take place on July 1, 2011. Time – 1:24 PM to 2:53 PM Indian Standard Time. This is a partial solar eclipse and is not visible in India or in major parts of the world. The Grahan takes place in South Hemisphere and is not visible in major parts of the world. The only place it is visible is Antarctica. Hindu Panchangs and calendars have ignored this Surya Grahan – there is no need to do any rituals, pujas and fasting as per tradition.
There is nothing to worry about this Eclipse for elders, pregnant woman etc. Hindus need not observe fasting or other rituals.
Next important Grahan in India is on December 10, 2011. This is a Purna Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse) and is visible in India.

Parashurama Ashtami – Parashuramashtami

Parashuram Ashtami, also written as Parashuramashtami, is dedicated to the Parashurama incarnation of Vishnu. It is observed in the Ashada month (June – July). Parashurama Ashtami 2018 date is July 20. The day is of importance to the Marwari community.

BhuvanesvaraTemple in SutlejValley in Himalayas observe special rituals on the day.

Parashurama Ashtami is observed on the eighth or Ashtami day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashad month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.

Video and Pictures of Lunar Eclipse June 2011 – Chandra Grahan June 15 and 16

Here are a few videos and pictures of Total Lunar Eclipse June 2011 which happened on the night of June 15 and 16. This Purna Chandra Grahan was visible in India – but many missed it due to rains and cloudy sky.






Image courtesy - first image from the Hindu. Second from Twitter

Vedas Quotes

Creation is the image of the creator. (Rig Veda)

Let your creative soul radiate streams of rays for new forms. (Rig Veda)

All awakening in the world is only manifestation of your supreme intellectual power. (Yajur Veda)

Those who love and keep peace, preserve the forces of nature – physical, mental and spiritual – within themselves. (Atharva Veda)

He alone is befriended by the gods who keeps awake in all his noble deeds. God assures him success. (Yajur Veda)
Vedas

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 16, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 16, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Pratipada – first day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada from 1:30 AM on June 16, 2011. Before 1:30 AM it is Purnima Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 1:26 AM. Afterwards it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi till 1:25 AM. Afterwards it is Dhanu Rasi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –

Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Pratipada or first day of waning phase of moon in Jaishata month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.

Ashada Krishna Paksha Pratipada or first day of waning phase of moon in Ashada month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. First day of Ashada month in these regions

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