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Tamil Text Shani Prayers – Download Sani Bhagavan Mantra and Prayer in pdf for free

This prayer in pdf format is the Sani Bhagavan Mantra and it is in Tamil. This prayer is chanted by those people having bad Shan in their horoscope. Astrologers are of the opinion that chanting prayers dedicated to Shani will help in removing all bad influences of Shani. You can download it for free.
Link – Shani Prayer in Tamil in pdf 

Ulsoor Subramanya Temple in Bangalore

Sri Subramanya SwamiTemple at Ulsoor in Bangalore is a popular shrine in Karnataka dedicated to Hindu God Muruga. The popular belief is that the murti of Subrahmanya worshipped in the Ulsoor temple is the exact replica of the murti at Tirutthani, one of the holiest abodes of Muruga in Tamil Nadu. Another highlight is that the temple has separate sanctums for Valli and Devasena, the consorts of Muruga.

The main Sanctum Sanctorum of Ulsoor Subramanya Temple has a murti of Sri Subramanya Swami along with a Shatchakra.
The temple also has small shrines dedicated to Ganesha, Ardhanarishvara, Durga, Chandi Keshvara, Surya Narayana, Agasthya Rishi and Kalabhairava.
Opening and Closing time: Morning 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location The temple is located about 8 km from the Bangalore city center (Kempe Gowda Main Bus Stand). Lido theatre bus stop and Adarsha theatre bus stops are the BMTC bus stops nearest to the temple.
The most important puja in the temple is the Panchamr…

Importance of Ellu or Thilam or Til in Tarpanam Ritual dedicated to the Dead

Tarpanam is an important ritual dedicated to the dead and it is the offering of Black Til – Sesame. It is known as Ellu or Thilsam in regional languages. The tarpanam itself is also known as Thila Tarpanam in South India. But why is Til exclusively offered to the dead and is part of Shradh rituals.


Til contains fire, water and earth. Only Til has the correct combination of the three elements. Pitrus come down and enter Til during the Shradh ceremony. Pancha Bhutas which form the body is represented through Til.
If one eats Til it produces heat in the body this is Agni.
Til contains oil and this is fluid.
Black color is associated with earth.
The Pancha Bhutas are space, air, fire, water and earth.

About Official Website of Rameshwaram Temple

Dedicated to Hindu God Shiva, RamanathaswamyTemple located at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu is one of the most visited Hindu temples in the world and is noted for its architectural splendor. The official government website of Rameshwaram Temple provides important details regarding accommodation and e-puja details in both English and Tamil.
The website also has several rare photographs, videos and architectural details. E-hundi and e-donation options are also available.
Link - Official Website of RameshwaramTemple
Related Virtual Tour of Rameshwaram Temple

Essential Wisdom – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Breath and mind are linked like body and mind. Breath sorts out the imbalances in the body and the mind. It is the secret of life which we have forgotten.
Let go of all impressions…Be hollow and empty. Think fresh and feel free.
Don’t go to God as a beggar. Prayer is not necessarily asking for something. Prayer is gratefulness; a recognition of the huge tidal waves of love that God is showering on you every moment.
Leg to of all efforts, search and desires, for He can be felt only in deep peace and stillness.
Related Sayings of Sri Sri RaviShankar

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 19, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 19, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Trayodashi Tithi orthe thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day of the waning phase of moon till 8:30 AM on April 19, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or fourteenth day of the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 6:52 PM on April 19. Then onwards it is Revati Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shiv Chaturdasi Vrat.
Chaitra Krishna Paksha Trayodasi or thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Trayodashi or thirteenth day during the dark phase of moon in Vaishakh month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punj…

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