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Diwali Holidays 2013

Diwali Holidays 2013 will begin on the first week of November 2013. Schools will be closed a week earlier in India. Diwali 2013 date is November 3 as  per Hindu Calendar - India Standard Time. In 2013, the Diwali holiday dates are – Dhanteras on November 1, Diwali on November 3, Lakshmi Puja on November 3 and Bhai Dhooj on November 5.
The most popular Hindu festival Diwali literally means ‘an array of lamps.’ The festival signifies the victory of good over evil – where the good and the evil are present in us. 
Diwali holidays are the much-awaited time of the year. Filled with fun and frolic, people use the holidays to visit parents, friends and relatives. Most people also use the opportunity to go on a vacation to exotic locations as the climate is highly favourable.

Saptashloki Durga in Hindi in pdf – Saptashloki Durga Prayer Text in Hindi

Saptashloki Durga is a prayer dedicated to Goddess Durga. This Saptashloki Durga prayer text is in Hindi and you can download it for free in pdf format. Chanting this prayer is considered an easy way to please Goddess Durga. It is believed that daily chanting of prayer helps in fulfilling one’s wishes.
Link – Saptashloki Durga Text in Hindi

Durga Chalisa Hindi in pdf – Durga Chalisa Prayer Text in Hindi

Durga Chalisa is one of the most popular prayers dedicated to Goddess Durga in forty verses (Chalisa). This particular text of Durga Chalisa is in Hindi. You can download it free or read online.
Durga Chalisa explains the qualities and forms of Durga. It is considered highly meritorious to read and listen to it. The belief is that constant chanting of the prayer helps in developing confidence. It also brings in a renewed level of energy.
Link - Durga Chalisa Hindi in pdf

Kabbalamma Temple at Kabbalu near Kanakapura in Karnataka

Kabbalamma Temple located at Kabbalu near Kanakapura in Karnataka is dedicated to Goddess Kabbalamma, a popular village deity in South India. She is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The temple is located about 70 km from Bangalore.
Legend has it that Goddess Kabbalamma was in search of a place to reside and she took refuge in the village Kabbalu. She then took the permission of Basaveshwara and resided in the village. All the important first pujas are first performed to Basaveswara and then to Goddess Kabbalamma.
The temple is open from 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM.
Kabbalamma Temple is located about 25 km from Kanakapura.
Kabbalamma Temple address is Shree Kabbalamma Temple,
Kabbalu,
Kabbalu Post,
Sathnur Hobli,
Kanakapura Taluk,
Ramanagara District,
Pin - 562126.

Ashtalakshmi Temple Chennai Timings - Ashta Lakshmi Opening and Closing Time in Chennai

AshtalakshmiTemple located at Basant Nagar in Chennai is dedicated to the eight forms of Goddess Lakshmi. Detail Timings of Ashtalakshmi Temple in Chennai is given below. The beautiful temple is located on the banks of Bay of Bengal.

AshtalakshmiTemple Chennai Timings
Morning Darshan Timings - 6.00 AM to 11.00 AM Evening Darshan Timings – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ashtalakshmis worshipped in the temple are Adi Lakshmi, Dhanya Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Santana Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Vidya Lakshmi and Dhanalakshmi.
The main deity is that of Srihari Vishnu and Mahalakshmi.
Special pujas are held in the temple during Navratri, Diwali and Fridays in the months of Thai (January – February) and Aadi (July – August).

Bhagavad Gita on Hypocrisy

Teachings on Hypocrisy (insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have) in Bhagavad Gita
Hypocrisy, arrogance and self-conceit, anger, and also harshness and ignorance, belong to one who is born, O Partha, for a demoniac-Estate. (Chapter 16 verse 4)
Filled with insatiable desires, full of hypocrisy, pride and arrogance, holding evil ideas through delusion, they (the ignorant) work with impure resolves. (Chapter 16 Verse 10)
Those men who practice terrific austerities, not enjoined by the scriptures, given to hypocrisy and egoism, impelled by the force of lust and attachment . . . Senselessly torturing all the elements in the body, and Me also who dwells within the body --- you may know these to be of 'demoniacal' resolves. (Chapter 17 Verse 5 and 6)
The austerity which is practiced with the object of gaining good reception, honour and worship, and with hypocrisy, is here said to be Rajasic, unstable, and transitory. (Chapter 17 Ver…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 28, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 28, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 7:09 PM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 1:04 PM. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat. (Moonrise time is 9:38 PM)
Kali Yuga Year - 5115

Vikram Samvat 2070 - Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

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