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Urdhva Ganapati Form of Ganesha

Urdhva Ganapati is counted among the 32 forms of Ganesha. It is believed that this form will help a devotee from all sorts of difficulties by giving refuge in his feet. Urdhva Ganapati mantra is -
Kalhaara shali kamalekshuka chapa bandanta
Prarohakagadi kanakojwalangaha
Alinganaodhatakaro harithangashtaya devya
Karotu shubhaha murdhva ganadhipo mey!!

Urdhva Ganapati is a tantric form of Ganesha and is with a consort who sits on his lap. The goddess on the lap is of green color.

The body tone of Urdhva Ganapati is golden. He has eight hands and holds, blue flower, paddy, lotus, sugarcane, bow and arrow, goad, broken tusk and grass sprout.

There are no popular temples exclusively dedicated to Urdhva Ganapati form of Ganapati.

Ashada Fridays at Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple

Fridays in Ashada month as per traditional Kannada calendar followed in Karnataka is of great importance at the ChamundeshwariTemple. Special pujas will be held during Ashada Month 2017 Fridays falling on June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21.
Fridays are of great significance in many temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti in South India.
Origin of Goddess Chamundeshwari is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya and Markandeya Purana. While Goddess Durga was engaged in a battle with demons Chanda and Munda, Goddess Kali emerged from the forehead of Durga and killed Chanda and Munda. Pleased with Goddess Kali, Durga called her Chamunda.
Related Kannada Ashada Masam in 2017

Comic Book on Tirupati Temple from Amar Chitra Katha

Amar Chitra Katha is currently creating a new series of comics on the important Hindu temples in India. The first in the series is on TirupatiBalajiTemple. The comic book focus on the origin and the stories associated with the temple and how the present day temple came into being. The stories in the book are meant to help children understand about the world’s most visited place of worship.
From the flyer of the comic book
When Vishnu returned to Vaikuntha after his Krishna avatar, Brahma, the creator, began to worry about the earth. Without Vishnu, he was afraid, chaos would ensue. So he and his son Narada, the wandering sage, set in motion a plan to get Vishnu, to return to the earth. A talking anthill, an arrogant sage, an irate cowherd, and even the asura king Ravana, each have their parts to play in these stories that describe the founding of the Venkateshwara temple at Tirupati. Set amongst the lovely Tirumala hills, this temple to Lord Vishnu, is one of the most beautiful temples…

Dwipushkar Yoga July 2017 date and time

Dwipushkar Yoga is a good muhurat as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. The day is ideal for buying as it is believed that investments doubles for those made during the period. Dwipushkar Yog in July 2017 date is July 29 and July 30.

Time is from 9:28 AM on July 29 to 10:04 AM on July 30.

Dwipushkar Yoga happens when there is a rare combination of lunar day (tithi), day and Nakshatra or birth star.

Sri Sri Ravishankar on How to become emotionally strong

By using your intellect a little more one can become emotionally strong. Bring back the balance and see life from a broader perspective. Your emotions, either very pleasant or unpleasant are attached to the past. So when you see the world with a broader vision and don’t get stuck with past events, people or experience, you will be strong. Getting emotionally upset over something somebody said is limited vision. There are millions of people, millions of things happening in the world.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna shows Arjuna the Cosmic Vision and Time swallowing everything. First, Arjuna got scared, then all his fear vanished. There was nothing to hang on to. That’s why Sri Krishna says, “I am here, don't worry, don't be afraid”

This way, all the emotional worries, and mess that one is in, one comes out of. Only meditation can give you wisdom and strength. Sri Sri Ravishankar

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 27, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 27, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi – eleventh day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi till 11:38 AM on June 27. Afterwards it is Dwaadasi Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 7:00 PM. Afterwards it is Krithika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting – Yogini Ekadashi.

Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Ekadasi or 11th day of waning phase of moon in Jaishata month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.

Ashada Krishna Paksha Ekadasi or eleventh 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.

12th day of Aani Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 12t…

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