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Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple Fair and Festival at Dehradun on Shivratri

TapkeshwarMahadevTemple is dedicated to Shiva and the fair and festival held here during Shivratri is highly auspicious. Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple Mela 2018 date is February 13. The temple is around 6 km from Dehradun city center and is located in Ghari area. The Mahashivratri day in phalgun month attracts thousands of devotees.

TapkeshwarMahadevTemple is located on the banks of a river and the highlight of the temple is that water falls drop by drop atom the Shivling in the temple from a rock crevice.
During Mahashivratri there is night long jagran at the temple. Special pujas and bhajans are held on the occasion.

Mahishasuramardini Stotram Text in Hindi with English Meaning in pdf

Mahishasuramardini Stotram is one of the most popular bhajans dedicated to Goddess Durga and is believed to have been composed by Adi Shankaracharya. It begins with the lines Aigiri Nandini. This particular pdf format of the Mahishasuramardini Stotram Text contains the verses in Hindi with English meaning of each stanza. The English translation is done by S N Shastri.

Link - Mahishasuramardini Stotram Text and English Meaning

As long as a man feels that God is there, he is ignorant. But he attains knowledge when he feels that God is here – Sri Ramakrishna

What man wants is already within him but he still wanders here and there searching for it.

Ananda, or perfect bliss within, is one of the signs of God-vision. The waves roll on the surface of the ocean, but the deep expanse of water lies unruffled beneath.
When Divine bliss is attained a person becomes quite intoxicated with it; even without drinking wine, he looks like one fully drunk.
As long as a man feels that God is there, he is ignorant. But he attains knowledge when he feels that God is here.
Related Sri Ramakrishna Thoughts on Pride

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 4, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Dwadashi orthe twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi tithi till 2:41 AM on February 4, 2012. Then onwards it is Dwadashi tithi. Dwadashi tithi ends at 3:40 AM on February 6. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 11:11 AM on February 4, 2012. Then onwards it is Ardra or Thiruvathirai Nakshatram
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Bhishma Dwadashi.Varaha Dwadashi
Magh Shukla Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Magh Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the light phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarak…

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