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Vidurashwatha Temple Address and Contact Number – Timing

VidurashwathaTemple is a famous temple dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The temple is also famous as a NagaTemple (Snake Worship). This temple is visited for pariharam associated with Naga Doshas. The detail timing, address and contact number of VidurashwathaTemple is given below.



Detail opening and closing time: Usual daily temple timing: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Special days and during Jathra and festivals Timing:
6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Contact Address: ShreeVidurashwathaNarayanaswamyTemple,
Vidurashwatha,
Gowribidanur Taluk,
Chikkaballapur District.
Pin – 56120
Contact Telephone number: 91-8155-288143
Nearest Railway Station: Vidurashwatha Railway Station – 2 KM Gowribidanur Railway Station – 9 KM Hindupur Railway Station – 17 KM

Video by BBC - the house in which Swami Vivekananda Stayed in New York– Which is a Shrine Now

A video by BBC shows the home in which Swami Vivekananda stayed in New York during his famous visit to the United States in the 19th century. The short video also contains interview with people who are currently taking care of the home and spreading the teachings of Swami Vivekananda.
The video length is 2:20 minutes
You can view the Video here in BBC 

Today - January 12, 2013 - is the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

Today January 12, 2013 is the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as per English calendar or the Gregorian calendar. Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863. This year is the 150 birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Based on traditional Hindu lunar calendar, Swami Vivekananda's birthday falls on the Paush Krishna Saptami, the 7th day after the full moon day in the Hindu month of Paush. This is observed as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti and it is on February 3, 2013.

Saints associated with Sanatana Dharma never sought blind followers. Their sole aim was to initiate a discussion on a particular topic. They wanted each individual to arrive at a conclusion through a healthy debate. They wanted each individual to realize his/her potential. Swami Vivekananda was one such modern saint who kindled the passion of enquiry in the mind of people.
The ideal way or remember or honor a saint is by understanding his/her teachings. Swami Vivekananda has given his valuable opinion on several topics…

Swami Vivekananda on His Mother – The love which my mother gave to me has made me what I am

Today - January 12, 2013 - is the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.

Swami Vivekananda said this about Bhuvaneswari Devi, His mother

…always suffering, always loving . . . The love which my mother gave to me has made me what I am and I owe a debt to her that I can never repay . . . I know that before I was born, my mother would fast and pray and do hundreds of things which I could not even do for five minutes. She did that for two years. I believe that whatever religious culture I have, I owe to that. It was consciously that my mother brought me into the world to be what I am. Whatever little good impulse I have was given to me by my mother, and consciously, not unconsciously.
Source – Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda 9 202-3 We need to learn to respect the unfathomable pain and struggle our mothers, sisters, wives and of other millions of women. They never advertise their struggle or pain. We owe to them what we are today and what we will be tomorrow. We are here because of women. (hin…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 12, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 12, 2013 – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 1:22 AM January 12, 2013. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:44 PM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 10:31 PM on January 12. Then onward it is Shravan or Sravanam or Thiruonam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 5:29 AM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Birthday of Swami Vivekananda as per Gregorian Calendar. Paush month begins in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Paush Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, …

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