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Ambaji Temple Address in Gujarat – Contact Number/Telephone Number at Ambaji Temple

AmbajiTemple located in Gujarat is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti – Goddess Amba. Below are the contact details of the temple with Telephone number and email id.

Address Trust Reg. No. A-497 (B. K.), Ambaji , Pin : 385110 , Dist : Banaskantha Gujarat (India).
Telephone 0091-02749- 262136 / 264536 / 262930 / 262636
Email id - info@ambajitemple.in

Sadhu with Occult Power – Story Told By Sri Ramakrishna

Sadhu with occult power is a story told by Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Once upon a time a sadhu acquired great occult powers. He was confused about his powers.  But he was a good man and had some austerities to his credit. To help him one day God, disguised as a holy man, came to him and said, ‘Revered sir, I have heard that you have great occult powers.’
The sadhu received the Holy Man cordially and offered him a seat. Just then an elephant passed by.
The Lord, in the disguise of the holy man, said to the sadhu, ‘Revered sir, can you kill this elephant if you like?’ The sadhu said, ‘Yes, it is possible.’ So saying, he took a pinch of dust, muttered some mantras over it, and threw it at the elephant. The beast struggled awhile in pain and then dropped dead.
The Lord said: ‘What power you have! You have killed the elephant!’ The sadhu laughed.
Again the Lord spoke: ‘Now can you revive the elephant?’ ‘That too is possible’, replied the sadhu. He threw another pinch of charmed dust at…

Today – February 17, 2013 – is Ratha Saptami

Today – February 17, 2013 – is the Shukla Paksha Saptami or seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month and is observed as Rath Saptami and Surya Jayanti. This Saptami is dedicated to Hindu God Surya, the sun god in Hinduism. In 2013, it is highly auspicious as Ratha Saptami falls on Sunday.  Sunday or Ravivar is dedicated to Surya.
Hindu God Surya riding seven horses is worshipped on the day. The popular belief is that earth’s inclination towards the sun is the steepest on the day. Special bathing rituals with leaves like Erukku are observed in some regions today keeping in mind the curative powers of sun's rays.
The day is of great importance at TirupatiBalajiTemple where Lord Venkateswara is carried in procession on numerous Vahanas.
You can read about Ratha Saptami in this article.
Related How to observe Rath Saptami Puja? Ratha Saptami Mantra Ratha Saptami Katha – Story of Ratha Saptami

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 17, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 17, 2013 (Today) – 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 1:35 PM on February 17. 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– Bharani Nakshatra till 9:37 AM on February 17. Then onward it is Kritika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi till 4:13 PM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Rata Saptami.
Magh Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moonin Magh month calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Magh Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Ut…