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Famous Shiva Temple near Cuttack in Orissa

The famous ShivaTemple at Mancheswar near Cuttack in Orissa is the DhabaleswarTemple located on the island of Dhabaleswar on the MahanadiRiver. It is situated at a distance of 35 km from Cuttack via Choudwar. This Shiva temple is believed to have built in 10th and 11th century AD.

Legend has it that Shiva here and turned a black calf into a white calf to protect a thief who had taken refuge in the temple. The thief was being chased by angry villagers. The miracle saved the life of the thief and turned a new man. He confessed to what had happened to the people. From that day Shiva is here worshipped as a Dhabaleswara.

Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Shivling in the temple. There are numerous subsidiary deities in the temple. The temple is also noted for its architecture.
Devotees can use ferry to reach the temple. Another option is to use a hanging bridge.

Shoolini Devi Mantra

Shoolini Devi is a powerful manifestation of Goddess Durga. She is worshipped mainly in North and eastern parts of India. She is also described as a tantric deity. Shoolini Devi mantra is: Jwala Jwala Shoolini Dushta Grahan Humpat Swaha
Rishiis Dirgadama Rishi, Chandas Kakup Chandaha

She is worshipped for victory over enemies and to remove fear. She also blesses with peace and prosperity.
Most famous temple dedicated to Shulini Devi is located at Solan in Himachal Pradesh.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 13, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 13, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the dark phase of moon till 8:53 AM. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Uttara Bhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 9:51 AM on June 13. Then onwards it is Revathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Ashada Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Ashada month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Ori…

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