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Amareswara Temple at Raichur in Karnataka

AmareswaraTemple, dedicated to Hindu God Shiva, is located at Gudagunte near Raichur in Karnataka. There are numerous legends regarding the appearance of Shiva was Amareswara – two important stories – one is that of Mahiravana (maternal uncle of Ravana) getting a Shivling from Shiva for his sister’s worship. But he places the Shivling at the present site of the temple and is unable to remove it. Another story has it that Shiva appeared as a young boy to help a devoted couple. After helping the couple, Shiva disappeared at the present site of the temple.

The most important festival at the AmareswaraTemple is held during the Holi Purnima day.
The deity is the family deity of thousands of people in the region.
Amaragunda a holy tank is found near the temple.
Lingsugur is the nearest town to AmareswaraTemple and is at a distance of about 18 Kms from the temple. Devara Bhoopura cross bus stand is located on Bidar-Srirangapattana (SH-19) highway at a distance of about 3.5 Kms from the templ…

Vaishno Devi Aarti Timings

VaishnoDeviTemple is located at Katra in Jammu and Kashmir and is visited annually by more than 5 million devotees. Detail Vaishno Devi Aarti Timing is given below. The temple is located on the folds Trikuta - a three-peaked mountain. The murti of Goddess Vaishnodevi is in the form of three natural rock formations. 

Vaishno Devi Aarti Timings
Vaishno Devi Aarti is held two times in a day. The first aarti is held in the morning and the second in the evening.
The exact timing of the aarti is based on the sunrise and sunset time in Katra.
The morning aarti is held just before sunrise.
The evening aarti is held just after the sunset.
The exact timing of Aarti changes every day depending on the sunrise and sunset time in Katra.
During the Aarti devotees are not allowed to take darshan. The aarti period is nearly two hours.

Mansa Devi Temple Timings – Opening and Closing of Mansa Devi Temple

ManasaDeviTemple, near Panchkula in Haryana, is a popular ShaktiTemple in North India. Detail temple timings of the Mansa Devi shrine located near Chandigarh are given below. The opening and closing time of the temple change during summer and winter.

MansaDeviTemple Timings:
4:00 AM to 10:00 PM in the summer season (March to October)
5:00 AM to 9:00 PM in the winter (November to February)

Hitopadesha Sayings

Fortune is with the man who exerts himself. They are weak men who declare fate as the sole cause for all misfortunes.

As the potter forms the lump of clay into whatever shape he likes even so may a man regulate his own actions.
From covetousness proceed ill nature and of ill nature is born stubbornness; from stubbornness is created a delusion of reason, and that delusion is the cause of sin.
Fortitude in adversity, and moderation in prosperity; eloquence in the senate, and courage in the field; great glory in renown, and labor in study; are the natural perfection of great minds. Hitopadesha

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 17, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:22 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatra till 7:07 PM on March 17. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Phalgun Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, …