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Harihar Temple at Visnagar in Mehsana in Gujarat

Harihar is an important deity worshipped in Hinduism and it is a union of Hindu Gods Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara) as a single murti (idol). Harihar Temples are very rare. There is one temple dedicated to Harihar at Visnagar in Mehsana District in North Gujarat in India. The temple is around 600 years old.
The murti at the VisnagarHariharTemple is made from black stone and is tall. The left side of the murti is Vishnu and the right side is of Shiva.
The murti has four hands and the left side hands hold Chakra – popular symbol of Vishnu.
The right side hand holds Trishul – symbol of Shiva.
Visnagar is about 18 KM from Mehsana.
You may also like to read Harihar – Vishnu and Shiva Harihar at Badrana in Udaipur in Rajasthan

Ganga Mahotsava and Dev Deepawali at Varanasi – Adding more pollution to Ganga

Ganga Mahotsava and Dev Deepawali observed annually from Kartik Shukla Ekadasi to the Karik Purnima day as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2017, Ganga Mahotsava and Dev Deepawali are from October 31 to November 4, 2017. The heritage and culture of Varanasi is highlighted during the festival. Many people believe that the festival is doing nothing to highlight the core issue in the region – pollution in Ganga. Times of India reports
"Definitely it is good to celebrate city's uniqueness, but not at the cost of the Ganga's health. It has been experienced that the pollution level of the Ganga increases after every such festival when people turn up in large number on its banks. And it happens just due to lack of vision," said BD Tripathi, noted environmentalist of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and member of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA). "What organisers want to showcase for tourists through this festival a pollution ridden r…

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in December 2011

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in December 2011 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also take help through the comment section on good dates for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc.
December 6, 2011 – Mokshada Ekadasi December 6 – Gita Jayanti December 7 – Pradosh Vrat December 9 – Karthigai Deepam December 9 – Trikartika in Kerala December 10 – Purnima – Full moon day December 10 – Dattatreya Jayanti December 10 – Total Lunar Eclipse – Purna Chandra Grahan December 11 – Paush month begins in calendars followed in North India. December 14 – Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat December 16 – Dhanu Sankranti December 16 – Kharmas begins in North India December 17 – Dhanu Masam begins in Malayalam Calendars December 17 – Margazhi Masam begins in Tamil Calendars December 21 – Saphala Ekadasi Vrat December 21 …

He who has a pure mind sees everything as pure – Mother Sarada Devi

Always to discriminate. Try to realize that the outside object which is attracting your mind is impermanent, and turn your attention to God.
Don't relax your spiritual practice simply because you do not get His vision. Does an angler catch a big carp every day the moment he sits with the rod? He has to wait and wait, and many times he is disappointed.
The mantra purified the body. Man becomes pure by repeating the name of God. So repeat His name always. If you do good action, that will counteract your past evil actions. Past sins can be counteracted by meditation, japa, and spiritual thought. God is one's very own. The more intensely a person practices spiritual disciplines, the more quickly he attains to god.
He who has a pure mind sees everything as pure. Mother Sarada Devi
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 4, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 4, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Navami or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi till 2:30 PM on November 4, 2011. After 2:30 PM it is Shukla Paksha Dasami. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatra till 5:30 PM on November 4, 2011. Afterwards it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rasi till 4:46 AM. Afterwards it is Kumbha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Awala Navami. Akshaya Navami. Khushmanda Navami.
Kartik Shukla Paksha Navami or the ninth day during the light phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kartik Shukla Paksha Navami or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, …

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