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BR Hills Temple Daily Opening and Closing Time in Karnataka

SriRanganathaswamyTemple located in BR Hills in Karnataka is a popular temple dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. BR Hills Temple detail time is given below. The temple is atop the hillock Biligiri Rangana Betta and is situated at a distance of 24 Km from Yelandur and 90 Km from Mysore.

BR Hills TempleTime:
Daily Opening and Closing time: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

During Dhanurmasa (December 15 to January 14)
4:00 AM to 2:00 PM
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

During Rathothsava Festival
6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Shravana Saturday (July/August)
6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Malani Purnima and Dhalo in Goa in Paush Month

Malani Purnima and Dhalo is observed in Paush Month in Goa and is dedicated to Vandevi, the forest deity. Malani Purnima 2018 date is January 2. During the festival of Dhalo, women decorate and worship the Tulsi Plant(tulsi Vrindavan – basil plant in a pedestal) as the symbolic representation of the forest goddess.

Earlier people in the region used to depend on the forest for their livelihood. The forest goddess is invoked for blessings of health and prosperity. Women worship the Goddess by singing folk songs and by performing folk dance. It is essentially nature worship – thanking the forest for protecting and providing food.
Community celebrations are held near forests or around huge trees. The sacred trees around which worship and performance take place is known as Rashtroli.

Mitra – Vedic God in Hindu Tradition

Mitra is a Vedic God mentioned in the Vedas but he is rarely worshipped today in Hinduism. He is one among the Adityas and is associated with friendship and solidarity. The name Mitra means a ‘devoted friend’ or ‘friendship.’ He is the son of Aditi. He represents the relationship between the living beings. Social morality, comradeship and rules of association are his domain.
In Vedic society, as the guardian encouraged the virtuous and pious and protected them. He also punished the sinners who did not keep their promise in the society. Code of honor important in early society was looked after by Mitra.
Legend has it that Sage Vasishta and Agastya were born to Mitra and Varuna in Urvasi. Legend has it that Mitra and Varuna placed their semen in an urn before Urvasi. From the semen was born Sage Vasishta and Agastya – the men who defined code of behavior in ancient society.
According to Bhagavad Purana, Mitra also had sons in Revathi, who represents prosperity. The three sons were Utsarga,…

Quiz on Popular Hindu Festivals

This is a quiz based on popular Hindu festivals. The only aim of the quiz is to share and learn more about Hindu festivals. Your comments and opinion and more ideas on questions are welcome.

The Quiz is embedded below:



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Tilkut Chaturti - Tilkund Chaturthi in North India

Tilkut Chaturti, or Tilkuti, is observed on the fourth day during the waning phase of moon (krishna paksha) in Magh Month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Tilkuti Chaturti 2018 date is January 4. ‘Til’ is Sesame seeds and the day is dedicated to eating of delicacies made of Til.

Tilkuti Chaturti falls during the peak winter season and it is believed that eating Til helps in keeping the body fit for the harsh winter.
The festival is of great importance in Bihar, Jharkhand and in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
The delicacy eaten on the day is made by mixing sugar or jaggery with Til.
A similar festival is observed in western parts of India especially in Maharashtra and it is known as Til Kund Chaturti and is observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Chaturthi.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Views

The ordinary man should live in the world and fulfill his duties here, striving with affectionate zeal but without attachment to self, just as a good servant takes care of a house, although he is quite aware that the house is not his. By purity and love he is to achieve liberation from his desires. But only step by step with patience and modesty.
Only undertake those actions that fall within the limits of your purified thoughts and dreams. Seek not to flatter yourself with gigantic deeds. Undertake duties as small in size as your self-surrender to God. Then as your selflessness and purity grow – and things of the Soul grow very fast — it will pierce its own way through the material world and benefit others as the Ganga sprang through the hard rocks of the Himalayas and watered thousands of miles with her beneficence.
He who has surrendered his mind, heart, and soul to God is a spiritual seeker. He who has given up lust and gold is a spiritual seeker. He looks upon women as his mother an…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 4, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 4, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi from 6:12 AM on January 4, 2012. Before 6:12 AM it is Dasami Tithi. Dasami Tithi ends at 8:35 AM on January 5. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 9:37 PM on January 4, 2012. Then onwards it is Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Poush Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the light phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Paush Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and J…

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