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Saraswati Kavach and Yantra for Performing Well in Exams

For performing well in studies and exams, Hindus take refuge in Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and arts. Sarasvati Kavach and Yantra are used by students to improve concentration and memory power. The benefits include better performance in exams.

What are Sarasvati Kavach and Yantra?
Sarasvati Kavach and Yantra are two different divine representation of Goddess Saraswati.
A Yantra is also a visual form of mantras. The power of the mantras are captured in it. It is kept in puja room.
Sarasvati Kavach as per astrologers is made during shubh muhurat (rare auspicious time period in a year). Mantras for auspiciousness are chanted and the Pran Pratishta is performed by priests. It can be worn on a part of the body.
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Sarasvati Kavach and Yantra will not perform any miracles. It will only help in improving confidence level. A student using the divine items should also work hard.

Rewasa Dham at Sikar in Rajasthan – Rewasa Temple

Rewasa Dham, a 16th century temple, is located at Sikar in Rajasthan and is dedicated to Bhagvan Sri Ram and Shri Agradeva Maharaj. It is believed that Mata Sita gave darshan to Agradeva Maharaj in the spot where the present day temple stands. The temple is associated with the Shri Ramanada Sect and numerous incidents from life of Bhagvan Sri Ram are depicted on the walls of the temple.

Opening and Closing Time of the Temple Morning Darshan Time – 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM Evening Puja Time – 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The most important festivals observed at the temple are Ramnavami, Janaki Navami, Janmashtami and Shri Agracharya Jayanti.
The temple is around 100 km from Jaipure.
Nearest Railway Station is Goria Railway Station at 4 kms.

Films and Documentaries Based Kumbh Mela

Films and documentaries based Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest gathering of human beings on earth, on the banks of Ganges are many. But rarely do the documentaries and films concentrate of the real meaning of Kumbh Mela. For many it is just a show. But some documentaries do bring out the true essence of the Kumbh Mela which happens once in twelve years. Below are links to films and documentaries based on the Mela:

Moksha ki Kamna

This film by saregama devotional is a rare genuine attempt by Indians to unravel the Kumbh Mela. It is long a film by Saregama devotional at around 1:45 mintues. You can view the video here on Youtube.


Images Of Kumbh Mela (1960) a Documentary by Bimal Roy
Rare true footages of the Mela in 1960. Black and White film. You can view the documentary here.


Kumbha Mela (1989, Michelangelo Antonioni)


Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela (2004, Maurizio Benazzo, Nick Day)
You can find numerous clippings of the video here.

Practice forgiveness and thus you will have no enemy – Ramayan

Desire, passion and the like are the enemies. Of these passion is alone capable of impeding the path of emancipation. Under its influence man kills fathers, brothers, friends and those who are attached to him.
All mental fever has its root in passion. Passion is the great cord that binds the world. Passion is the destroyer of virtue, do thou therefore relinquish passion.
Take thyself to forgiveness, thus thou shalt have no enemy. Different from the body, the organs of sense, the life breaths and the intellect, self effulgent, unchangeable is the pure formless atma (self).
So long as people do not know the self to be distinct from the body, the sense organs and the life breaths, they are trouble by worldly sorrows and are under the influence of death. Do thou therefore always contemplate in they heart upon thyself as distinct from the body.
These advices were given by Bhagvan Sri Ram to Lakshman when an angry Lakshman wanted Sri Ram to give him permission to defeat Bharata and his moth…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 18, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 18, 2013 – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:38 PM January 18, 2013. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra till 10:37 PM on January 18. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 10:37 PM. Then onward it is Mesha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkh…

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