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Lunar Eclipse June 2012 in Malaysia – Time of Chandra Grahan June 4, 2012

Partial lunar eclipse, Ardha Chandra Grahanam, will take place in Malaysia on June 4, 2012. The eclipse begins on the evening of June 4, 2014 and will be visible in Malaysia after mid eclipse. The time of the Grahan or eclipse in Malaysia on June 4, 2012 is from 5:00 PM to 7:06 PM on June 4.

Partial Lunar Eclipse June 2012 Time in Malaysia Eclipse begins at 5:00 PM on June 4, 2012 – Not Visible Mid Eclipse at 6:03 PM on June 4 – Not Visible Eclipse ends at 7:06 AM on June 4 – Visible

Daksha Mahadev Temple – Haridwar

DakshaMahadevTemple, Haridwar is located at south Kankhal in Haridwar. The temple is located around 4 km from the center of Haridwar town. Legend has it that Daksha Prajapati, father of Sati Devi performed yagya at this place. Daksha Prajapati did not invite Shiva and Sati went to ask for the reason and was insulted. Sati self immolated in the Yagya Kund. Shiva Ganas created havoc at the spot and Daksha was killed. Shiva later brought Daksha to life by placing a head of goat.
The spot attracts thousands of Shiva devotees daily. The temple is also an important gathering spot during Shivratri. The present temple was built by Queen Dhankaur in 1810 AD and rebuilt in 1962.
There is a beautiful sculpture of Shiva carrying Sati’s body in the compound. Another important sacred spot is a peepal tree.
Other nearby important spots includes DasaMahavidyaTemple, GangaTemple, Daksha Ghat and NileshwarMahadevTemple.

Watch fourth, fifth and sixth Episodes of Upanishad Ganga Serial Online on Youtube

The fourth, fifth and sixth episodes of Upanishad Ganga Serial, aired on Doordarshan (DD1) on Sunday, is currently available online on Youtube. You can watch it for free.
Upanishad Ganga is a brilliant adaptation of the teachings in Upanishads. Simple. Thought provoking. Easy to understand. Upanishad Ganga is a classic. Generations to come will be thankful to the makers of this serial.

Sincerity of conviction and purity of motive will surely gain the day – Swami Vivekananda

Everything that has selfishness for its basis, competition for its right hand, and enjoyment as its goal, must die sooner or later.
What good is it if we acknowledge in our prayers that God is the Father of us all, and in our daily lives do not treat every man as our brother?
Sincerity of conviction and purity of motive will surely gain the day.
The cause of all miseries we have in the world is that men foolishly think pleasure to be the ideal to strive for.
Related Swami Vivekananda Thoughts – For a better present and future

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 12, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 12, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi orthe seventh day of the waning phase of moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 8:04 PM on May 12, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatra till 10:18 PM on May 12, 2012. Then onwards it is Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day of the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa
Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day of the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryan…

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