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Original Spot Where Goddess Sati Self Immolated – Daksha Yajnashala at Kankhal, Haridwar

The spot where Daksha conducted the famous yajna, in which Sati self Immolated and Shiva created havoc, mentioned in the Puranas happened at the present DakshaMahadevTemple at Kankhal near Haridwar. The original spot where Sati gave up her life on hearing the insults showered on Shiva can still be found in the temple. It is the same spot where Veerabhadra cut off the head of Daksha, it is also the spot where Shiva Ganas created havoc, it is also the place where Shiva repented and replaced the head of Daksha with that of a goat.
There is a sculpture of Shiva carrying the body of Sati in the temple. Another highlight is a huge Banyan tree – this is a wish fulfilling tree and people tie red threads on the roots that hang down.
Near the famous Yajnashala or the original spot where Goddess Sati gave her life, there are numerous sculptors and pictures of the episode.
DakshaMahadevTemple is dedicated to Shiva. The temple was reconstructed in 1962.

Film on Adi Shankaracharya – Watch the full film Adi Shankaracharya on Youtube For Free

Adi Shankaracharya film in Sanskrit with subtitles in English presents the life of Adi Shankaracharya, his teachings and some of the most famous incidents in his life. The film was released in 1983 – directed by G V Iyer and produced by NFDC.

You can watch the Adi Shankaracharya film here for free - Film on Adi Shankaracharya
The same is embedded below:


Our own sense organs are enemies but if won over they turn to be friends – Adi Shankaracharya

Who is a slave? – He is a slave who is indulged in physical pleasure.

What is salvation? – Detachment from all physical longings is salvation.
What is the worst hell? – Longing for body is the worst hell.
What is heaven? The state of no lust is heaven.
Who are enemies? – Our own sense organs are enemies but if won over they turn to be friends.
What is the cause of pain? Affection is the cause of pain.
Related Adi Shankaracharya – Food for Thought

Today – April 26, 2012 – is Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti – Birth Anniversary of Adi Shankara

Today – April 26, 2012 – is Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti. Adi Shankara birth anniversary is observed on the 5th day during waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Vaisakh (May-June).

One of India’s greatest philosopher and saint, Adi Shankaracharya appeared at a time when there was a complete destruction of culture and morality – wrong interpretation of scriptures and evil practices made social life unbearable. There was utter chaos and confusion and Shankaracharya set the house in order with his peaceful message of Vedanta. He used the unparalled teachings in the Vedas and the Upanishads to remove darkness and usher in the divine light.
Adi Shankaracharya is also considered as an incarnation of Hindu God Shiva by many people.
The right way to honor this great saint is to study his works. A single idea of his, if adopted with sincerity can make you a better person.
Note - Although there is a difference of opinion regarding the period of Adi Shankara, his birthday is celebrat…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 26, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 26, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi orthe fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or fifth day during the light phase of moon till 8:48 PM on April 26, 2012. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Mrigashira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 9:01 AM on April 26, 2012. Then onwards it is Ardra or Arudara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti.Surdas Jayanti
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Panchami or fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Panchami or fifth day during the light phase of moon in Vaishakh month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya …

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