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Tryakshara Ganapati form of Ganesha

Tryakshara Ganapati form of Ganesh is symbolically associated with the letter ‘AUM.’ It is also one of the 32 forms of Ganesha. This form of Ganesha is worshipped for attaining concentration and progress in education and career.

Tryakshara Ganapati mantra is Gajendravadanam Sakhshat chalatkarna suchaamaram Hemavarnam Chaturbahum pashankushadharam Varam! Svadantam dakshine haste savyetvamraphalamtathaa Pushkare moodakam Chaiva Dharayantamusmaret!!
Tryakshara Ganapati has a third eye on the forehead. His color is that of gold. He has four hands and they hold noose, goad, mango and broken tusk. The trunk is depicted as holding the sweet, Modak.
Worship of this form of Ganesh helps in keeping the mind in control. Meditating on the primordial sound AUM helps in self realization.

Book for Darshan and Accommodation Online at Official Shirdi Saibaba Temple Website

Those planning to visit ShirdiSaibabaTemple at Shirdi in Maharashtra can now book time for darshan, reserve rooms and pay donations online at a new website of Shirdi. An online website has been created by Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan for convenience of the devotees through which they can book darshan time and accommodation for their stay in the temple town of Shirdi.
In order to eliminate middlemen and agents, a touch screen system with 37 computers, is also installed in the premises of the temple.
Link - Book Darshan and Accommodation Online at Shirdi Saibaba Temple.
Note – Firefox is showing an error for the new website. It is working fine in Chrome and other browsers

Madhabdev Tithi

Madhabdev Tithi is dedicated to one of the most popular Vaishnava Saints in Assam, who is known as Mahapurush. Saint-poet and author Madhavdeva composed Nam ghoxa and Bhakti Ratnavali – two of the important spiritual works in Assam. Madhabdev Tithi 2017 date is August 22.
One of the most important philosophical teachings of Madhabdev was that prevention is better than cure – avoid getting entangled in fleeting pleasure. Aim for the Supreme Truth.
He was the disciple of Sankardev. Madhabdev’s meeting with Sankaradev is termed as a mystic event and a turning point in the spiritual and religious history of Assam. Mahapurush Madhabdev is credited with propagating and improving on the basic ideas and Vaishnavite principles propounded by Sankardev.
Madhabdev religiously carried forward his guru’ s legacy, establishing several satras (monasteries) that have served as the foundation of moderate thoughts and beliefs for centuries in Northeast India. With the blessing of his guru, Madhabdev t…

Today – July 18, 2011 – First Shravan Somvar Vrat in North India – Monday Fasting

Today – July 18, 2011 – is the first Shravan Somvar Vrat. Mondays in the Hindi month of Shravan is dedicated to Shiva and Hindus in North India observe Shravan Somvar Vrat. In this month, Shivling is bathed with holy water from River Ganga. Fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset on all Mondays in the month.
Note – Shravan month began on July 16, 2011 only in North India.
In Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Goa Shravan begins only on July 31, 2011.
Read more How to observe Shravan Somvar Vrat? Importance of Shravan Mahina How to do Shivling Puja at home?

Dr S Radhakrishnan – Pearls of Wisdom

People show more regard for the dead than for the living.
Meditation is the way to self knowledge.
Age or youth is not a matter of chronology. We are as young or as old as we feel. What we think about ourselves is what matters.
Our life carries within it a record that time cannot blur or death erase.
Prophecy is insight. It is vision. It is anticipating. Dr S Radhakrishnan

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 18, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 18, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Tritiya or third day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya till 12:28 PM on July 18. After 12:28 PM it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day of the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatra till 12:12 PM. Afterwards it is Shatabhishak or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat. Shravan Somvar Vrat in North India.
Ashada Krishna Paksha Tritiya or third day of the dark phase of moon in Ashad month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
Shravan Krishna Paksha Tritiya or third day of the dark phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Utt…