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Story – Bhakti is Greater Than Wealth

Worship of God in mind is always better than worshiping through show of wealth and pomp. We make spirituality and worship an event by loud music and numerous other embellishments. But true Bhakti is in realizing the God inside us. Once a king wanted to show his devotion to Vishnu for this he built an ornate temple and fixed the date for the consecration (Kumbhabhishekam ceremony) of the temple.

Advertisements about the greatness of the temple were announced in all nook and corner of the kingdom. There was huge preparation for the inauguration – dancers, priests, musicians from all over the kingdom and neighboring kingdoms arrived to participate in the event.
The night before the Kumbhabhishekam of the temple, the king had a dream and in it Vishnu appeared and said that a poor potter has built a small temple and he is going to dedicate it to Me tomorrow. Vishnu said that he cannot disappoint his ardent devotee – the potter. The potter was a great bhakta and he always thought about Vis…

Tripushkar Yog February 2017 date and time

Tripushkar Yog is associated with Hindu astrology. Purchase of property, gold, vehicle on the day is considered highly auspicious. Tripushkar Yoga February 2017 dates are February 18 and February 28. Detail time is given below: The yog is a combination of particular day, Nakshatra and tithi as per Hindu astrology and lunar calendar.

Tripushkar Yoga February 2017
February 18 - sunrise to 11:23 AM
February 28 - sunrise to 7:05 AM
In some regions, the belief is that death or accidents happen the day, there will be more such incidents soon.
There is a belief that investments made on the day will increase three times.

Punarvasu Nakshatra Dates and Time in 2013 – Punarpoosam or Punirtham Nakshatram dates in 2013

Punarvasu Nakshatra 2013 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Punarvasu Nakshatram, also known as Punarpoosam in South India, is the seventh Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Punarvasu Nakshatra dates in 2013. The astrological prediction of Punarvasu Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Mithuna Raasi and Kataka Rashi. As per Hindu astrology birth star Punarvasu Nakshatra, falls under Mithuna Raasi or Gemini Zodiac and also Kataka Rasi or Cancer Zodiac. The first ¾ part of Punarvasu is in Mithuna Rashi and the last quarter is in Kataka Rashi. Mercury or Budha is the Lord of the birth star of the first three quarters. Chandra or moon is the Lord of the last quarter. The lucky color of Ardra is grey or Lead.

Punarvasu Nakshatra Days in 2013 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)
January 26, 2013 Time is from 12:26 AM on January 25 to 2:38 PM on January 26
February 22, 2013 Time is from 7:41 PM on February 21 to 9:55 PM on February 22
March …

Ardra Nakshatra 2013 dates and time – Arudara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatram Dates in 2013

Ardra Nakshatra 2013 date and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Ardra Nakshatram, also known as Arudara or Thiruvathirai in South India, is the sixth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Ardra Nakshatra dates in 2013. The astrological prediction of Ardra Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Mithuna Raasi or Gemini Zodiac. Mercury or Budha is the Lord of the birth star. The lucky color of Ardra is green.

Ardra Nakshatra Days in 2013 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)
January 25, 2013 Time is from 9:57 AM on January 24 to 12:26 AM on January 25
February 21, 2013 Time is from 5:10 PM on February 20 to 7:41 PM on February 21
March 20, 2013 Time is from 12:15 AM on March 20 to 2:49 AM on March 21
April 17, 2013 Time is from 7:23 AM on April 16 to 9:56 AM on April 17
May 14, 2013 Time is from 2:36 PM on May 13 to 5:13 PM on May 14
June 10, 2013 Time is from 10:02 PM on June 9 to 12:38 AM on June 11
July 7 and 8 Time is from 5:25 AM on July 7 to 8:0…

Kumbh Mela 2013 Photos

This particular photo tour consists of photos taken during Kumbh Mela 2013 at Prayag – Sangam (Allahabad). Below are photo links to collection of Kumbh Mela photos. The page will be updated as more collections are published online.

Link - Kumbh Mela 2013 photos by Indian Express
Link - Kumbha Mela 2013 photos by Hindustan Times

Link - Kumbh Gathering in 2013

Related Photo Tour of Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2010

Sri Ranganatha Yatheendra Maha Desikan Thoughts

Untouchability is unacceptable. Only those who do not perform their duties with sincerity and commitment are untouchables. Caste has no role here.

This is Kaliyuga. My views may not have takers. Not only the politicians, but most of the people are committing mistakes. But there is hope if there is repentance.
Ego is the cause of all caste and religious conflicts.
Adherence to dharma and performing one’s duties will bring about the change.
Discipline is essential for the development of tolerance, a vital ingredient for harmony.
You can achieve anything with kindness and love. On the other hand, enmity begets enmity. If you need friendship and fraternity, you have to tolerate, adjust and unite. The policy of give-and-take is a must for the peaceful life.
Sri Ranganatha Yatheendra Maha Desikan – 46th pontiff of Sri Ahobila Mutt
Source – interview published in The Hindu.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 11, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 11, 2013 – Amavasya Tithi in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 3:27 AM January 11, 2013. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Moolam or Moola Nakshatra till 1:20 AM on January 11. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram till 11:49 PM. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya Vrat
Margashirsh Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Paush Amavasya Tithi or no moon day in Paush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
27th day of Margazhi Ma…