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Bengali Annaprashan Dates in August 2012 – First Rice Eating Ceremony Dates for Baby in August 2012

Annaprashan is the first rice eating ceremony of baby. Bengali Hindu calendar is different from the calendars followed in other regions in India especially in North India. There are no good Annaprashan dates in West Bengal in August 2012. This Panchang and calendar dates are to give an idea.
A Local astrologer might be able to find an auspicious period during August 2012; especially a short period of time on a day.  The entire day might not be good but a short time will be good on a given day for the ceremony.

Vishnu Ghat – Haridwar

Vishnu Ghat, Haridwar is an important bathing spot at Haridwar on the banks of GangaRiver. Legend has it that God Vishnu mediated here. Another legend has Srihari Vishnu took holy dip at this Ghat. The bathing Ghat is around 500 meter from the famous Har Ki Pauri. It is also near the Ramghat.
Hundreds of people take holy dip at Vishnu Ghat. Bathing here is highly meritorious and is believed to help in attaining Moksha.
Vishnu Ghat is located in the heart of Haridwar city and there are numerous hotels nearby. The place is also famous for its unique markets.

Panchabootha Lingam - Shiva Worshipped as Five Elements

Panchabhootha Lingam is the combined name referring to the Shivlings in five ancient temples in India where Hindu God Shiva is represented in the form of five elements – earth, water, fire, air and ether (aksasha or sky or space). In these five temples, linga or lingam which symbolically represents Shiva is in the form of elements.


Panchabootha Lingam is five important Shiva Temples in South India.
Earth – EkambaranathaTemple or EkambareswararTemple in Kanchipuram – Shivalingam here is the element earth. The Shiva Lingam here is believed to have been created by Goddess Parvati from sand or earth.
Water – JambukeshwarTemple or ThiruvanaikavalShivaTemple in Srirangam – Jambukeshwara represents the element water. The deity is found under a Jambu tree over a small river. The small stream engulfs the idol during the rainy season.
Fire – ArunachaleswaraTemple or AnnamalaiyarTemple at Thiruvannamalai – Arunachaleswara or Shiva represents the element fire here. Shiva here is in the form of Ling…

Elephanta Caves Video

ElephantaCaves located in Raigad District in Maharashtra is carved out of solid rock in 6th century AD. The caves are 11 km north-east of the Apollo Bandar, Mumbai. Archeological survey of India has created a short video explaining the importance of the caves and the sculptures. The important sculptures are Trimurti Sadashiva Shiva, Ardhanarisvara, Parvati, Andhakasuravada murti, cosmic dance of Nataraja, Kalyanasundara murti, Gangadhara murti, Ravana shaking Kailasa, Siva as Lakulisa and a panel depicting Saptamatrikas.

Link - Elephanta Caves Video


Pure love makes you feel as light as a flower – Mata Amritanandamayi

First, the human mind should be harmonized, then harmony of Nature will spontaneously take place.
When you correct your inner vision through spiritual practices, the already – waiting light of pure knowledge will dawn from within.
Pure love makes you feel as light as a flower. You won’t feel any heaviness or burden. Ego creates the burden.
Patience is needed for success. If we sow a seed and then regularly dig it up to see if it has germinated, it will never grow.
Related Mata Amritanandamayi Devi Quotes

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 30, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 30, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi orthe ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or ninth day during the light phase of moon till 8:56 PM on April 30, 2012. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 12:42 PM on April 30, 2012. Then onwards it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kark Rashi till 12:42 PM. Then onwards it is Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sita Navami.
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Navami or ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Navami or ninth day during the light phase of moon in Vaishakh month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana…

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