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Dvimukha Ganapati

Dvimukha Ganapati is a unique form of Ganesha with two heads. This form is one among the 32 forms of Ganesh. This form blesses a devotee with long life. Dvimukha Ganapati mantra is Svadanta pashangkusha ratnapatram Karairadadhanah harineelagaatrah! Raktaanshuko Ratnakireeta moulih bhootyai Sadaa mey dvimukho ganeshaha!! The twin headed Dvimukha Ganapati has four arms. They hold noose, goad, broken tusk and a pot of gems. The body color is blue-green.
Meditation on this form helps in attaining peace. Devotees are also blessed with prosperity and long life.
The famous BadrinathTemple in Uttarakhand has Dvimukha Ganapati murti as a subsidiary deity.

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Modern Vedas and Lagging Science - Vedic Knowledge Scores Over Science

This article is written by the author of blog Only Hinduism. The thoughts and ideas are of the author and not of hindu-blog.com
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Dadi Janki Thoughts

The ability to live according to your values, in an unwavering way, depends on how well you have understood your spiritual identity. Cultivating that inner state of dignity is the basis of spiritual power and it is this power that is most needed in the world today.
If you have honestly realised your mistake, but your mind continues to go over and over it, to no avail, consider this a sign that you are now in need of forgiving yourself.
Be merciful and forgive your own self…and with love, forget the things of the past and move forward. Then you will be able to have real feelings of mercy and love for others. This is the way to truly be of help to others. Dadi Janki
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 10, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 10, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi from 2:41 AM on October 10, 2011 up to 4:24 AM on October 11. Before 2:41 AM on Oct 10, it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purva Bhadrapada or Puruttathi Nakshatra till 1:50 PM on October 10, 2011. Afterwards it is Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 7:19 AM. Then onwards it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi or fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi or fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashvin month in calendars followed in Delhi…

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