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Thrayambika – About Hindu Goddess Trayambika

Thrayambika is a unique form of Hindu Mother Goddess and in this form she is worshipped as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. The presiding deity of the famous Kollur SriMookambikaTemple in Karnataka is Goddess Trayambika. Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya installed this unique murti of Mother Goddess in all her forms.
Goddess Trayambika form is widely worshipped during the Navratri festival. The Goddess Saraswati form of Trayambika is believed to bless devotees with knowledge. Children are initiated into the world of letters on the Vijaya Dasami day.
Amba or Ambika is one of the popular names of Goddess Shakti. Thrya means three. Here she is the mother who blesses her children with knowledge (Goddess Saraswati) and wealth (Goddess Lakshmi). As Durga she punishes those follow the path of Adharma.

Download Sanskrit Nursery Rhymes and Stories in pdf – Tupkavitaah and Rijurohitam by Jagannatha

Tupkavitaah (Nursery Rhymes) and Rijurohitam (Small Stories) in Sanskrit was written by Jagannatha from Mysore. He has asked hindu-blog.com to share it with readers. You can download the Nursery Rhymes and Stories in pdf below.

Link - Tupkavitaah (Nursery Rhymes) (right click and use save link as option) Link - Rijurohitam (Small Stories) (right click and use save link as option)

You can contact the author in his mail id and phone number (found in the pdf text). He is interested in publishing Tupkavitaah and Rijurohitam in interesting formats – DVD, Digital, Book etc.

Jitiya Vrat September 2011 date

Jitiya is observed for the wellbeing of their children by mothers in North India, especially in Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The Vrat is observed on the eighth day in the waning phase of the Ashwin Month. Jitiya Vrat 2011 date is September 20. Jitiya, a red and yellow thread, is worn by mothers who undertake this vrat. The fasting also known as Jivitputrika.
Jitiya Vrat is not dedicated to any particular deity. The sole aim of the Vrat is the long life of children. After early morning bath and prayers, mothers start the fast and do not take any food during the whole day.
Related Story of Jitiya Fasting Nahai Khai Ritual during Jitiya Vrat Paaran Ritual or the last day of Jitiya Fasting

Sage Patanjali Thoughts

Meditation is an unbroken flow of awareness toward the object of concentration.
Non-attachment is self mastery: it is freedom from desire for what is seen or heard.
Aversion is a form of bondage. We are tied to what we hate or fear. That is why, in our lives, the same problem, the same danger or difficulty, will present itself over and over again in various prospects, as long as we continue to resist or run away from it instead of examining and solving it. Sage Patanjali
Related Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – Teachings

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 25, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 25, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi or eleventh day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi Tithi till 1:10 PM on August 25, 2011. After 1:10 PM on August 25, 2011 it is Dwadashi Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 3:09 PM on August 25, 2011. Afterwards it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting
Shravan Krishna Paksha Ekadasi or the eleventh day of the dark phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Ekadashi or the eleventh day of the dark phase of moon in Bhadra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmi…