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Chinnamasta Devi Jayanti 2017 Date

Chinnamasta Devi Jayanti is believed to be the day when Goddess Shakti appeared in the Goddess Chinnamasta form. Chinnmasta Jayanti 2017 date is May 9. It is observed on the Chaturdashi (14th day) during the Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month by some Hindu communities.

Chinnamasta is the sixth Goddess in the Dasamaha Vidya or the ten mother goddesses. She is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti.
A popular image of Goddess Chinnmasta is that of her offering her own head as food to one of her devotees.
Legend has it that once Goddess Parvati went to take bath and her attendants, Jaya and Vijaya, were asked to guard her. Goddess Parvati was so much engrossed in her bath that she lost count of time.
After sometime Jaya and Vijaya kept demanding for food and the merciful Goddess offered herself as food.
Chinnamasta is associated with the Veena and the NavagrahaRahu.
Please note that the day is also observed as Narasimha Jayanti by Vishnu devotees.

Books on Hanuman – Top Five Good Books on Hindu God Hanuman

Hindu God Hanuman is the embodiment of devotion, strength, wisdom and humility. He gives hope and confidence to devotees to aim for Moksha. There are thousands of books on Hanuman. Here is a collection of five good books on Hanuman that is a must read for students and devotees of Hanuman.
Valmiki Ramayan 
Ramayana needs not introduction and remains the authentic source for information on Hanuman. Available online for free.  Hanuman An Introduction – Devdutt Pattanaik
An ideal choice for common man to understand the important aspects of Hanuman. Lot of illustrations. Good for children and adults.
Hanuman – art, mythology and folklore – K. C. Aryan and Subhashini Aryan
An exclusive study that covers the important aspects of Hanuman. Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey - Philip Lutgendorf
Exhaustive study but certain chapters are scholarly in nature and is critical in nature. Good for students and researchers. Hanuman in art culture thought and literature – Shanti Lal…

Online Live Darshan of Hanuman Temple – Live Streaming from Salangpur Hanuman Temple

SalangpurHanumanTemple at Ahmedabad in Gujarat is a popular HanumanTemple. The temple is offering online live darshan during puja period. To watch the live darshan you will need windows media player installed. In the temple the murti of Hanuman is shown as trampling on Panvati – a form that symbolically represents all the bad astrological influences. The belief is that darshan of Salangpur Hanuman helps in solving astrology related problems.
Note – The live darshan seems to be available only on Internet Explorer. There was difficulty with firefox, chrome and opera.
Link - Online Live Darshan from Salangpur Hanuman Temple

Related Live Darshan from Mahavir Hanuman Mandir in Patna in Bihar

Today – April 6, 2012 – is Hanuman Jayanti

Today is Hanuman Jayanti – April 6, 2012 – the birthday of Sri Hanuman and it is observed on the full moon day in the month of Chaitra in many parts of India. In Hinduism, Hanuman is the perfect manifestation of devotion, humility, discipline, strength and selfless service. He is the one who has conquered the senses and ego. He is the ideal living being.

Read more about Hanuman Jayanti dates observed in a Hindu Calendar
Related Hanuman Quiz – A quiz on Hindu God Hanuman What to do on Hanuman Jayanti? How to observe Hanuman Jayanti fasting?

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 6, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 6, 2012 – Purnima Tithi orthe full moon day Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the light phase of the moon till 3:26 AM on April 6, 2012. Then onwards it is Purnima Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 2:41 AM on April 6. Then onwards it is Hasta or Atham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Hanuman Jayanti. Purnima Vrat. Purnima. Vaishakh Snan begins in North India.
Chaitra Purnima or full moon day in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Chaitra Purnima or full moon day in Chaitra month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
24th day of Panguni Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 24th …

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