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Kedarnath Accommodation – Kedarnath Temple Government Tourist Home Accommodation Phone Number

Pilgrims visiting KedarnathTemple are provided accommodation by the Shri Badarinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee Rest House; government tourist guest house and in hotels. Below are the details of Kedarnath Accommodation with phone numbers.

Shri Badarinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee Rest House; Phone number is 01364 – 263231/267228. This rest house has 22 rooms.
GMVN Tourist Rest house Phone - 01364 227228.
Punjab and Sindh Awas 01364 227202/267230. This place has 33 rooms
Marwada House. Phone number is 01364 261156. This place has 22 rooms.
Himachal House. Phone number is 01364 227211 /261105. This place has 25 rooms.

Goddess Pochamma

Goddess Pochamma is widely worshipped in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. She is the Mother who protects people from all kinds of diseases; she protects their wealth and she saves them from enemies. Goddess Pochamma temples are found in most villages in Telangana and she is a guardian deity.
The most important festival associated with Goddess Pochamma is the Bonalu festival which is observed in the month of Ashada (July – August).
There are no restrictions to the offerings that can be made to Pochamma. She accepts anything that the devotee offers.
Most of the temples of Pochamma are without priests. A person can approach the deity personally and offer prayers.

Badrinath Altitude

Badrinath Altitude usually does not create altitude sickness for most people. But the Badrinath temple is located at an altitude of 3133 m or 10278 feet above sea level and it is prone to altitude sickness. Altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness occurs above 2, 400 meter or 8000 feet. Those with history of altitude sickness or first time travelers to mountainous regions should take the advice of a doctor.

BadrinathTemple is surrounded by two mountains – Nar and Narayan. Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu is worshipped here in the meditating posture.
The temple is located on the banks of AlakandaRiver and is visited from May to November. The temple remains closed during the winter season - November to April.

Badrinath Temple is part of the Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand.

Nijaroopa Darshan at Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy at Simhachalam - Chandana Visarjana at Simhachalam Temple

Nijaroopa Darshan, also known as Chandana Visarjana, is annually held on the Vaishaka Shukla Paksha Tritiya at SriVarahaLakshmiNarasimhaSwamyTemple in Simhachalam in Andhra Pradesh. The ritual is held on the Akshaya Tritiya Day. In 2017, Nijaroopa Darshan is on April 28.

The main murti at the Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is covered in sandalwood paste throughout the year. On Vaishaka Shukla Paksha Tritiya – third day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishaka month – the old sandalwood paste is removed and a new coat is applied. Devotees get to have the darshan of the murti without sandalwood paste covering on the day.
Thousands of devotees visit the temple on the day to have a darshan of Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.
Legend has it that the original Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy at Simhachalam was built by Prahlada. After the end of Satya Yuga, the temple remained neglected. In the next yuga, Pururava of the Lunar Dynasty who was flying in his aerial chariot was pu…

Brahmotsavam Festival in Vaikasi Month at Varadharaja Temple in Kanchipuram

Brahmotsavam Festival held in the Tamil Vaikasi Month at the VaradharajaTemple in Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu attracts thousands of devotees. The most important dates during the 10-day festival are the Garuda Seva on the 3rd day and the Car Festival or Rathotsavam on the 7th day. 
Garuda Seva celebrated on the third day of the Vaikasi Vishaka festival attracts thousands of devotees.  On  the auspicious day Bhagavan Varadharaja  leaves  the  temple  on   Garuda Vahanam (Mount)  at  4:00 AM  in the  early morning returns to the temple at noon after giving darshan to devotees.
Garuda Seva is a popular ritual in Vishnu temples in South India. In it Vishnu rides atop Garuda, His Vehicle and gives darshan to devotees.
Car Festival or Rathotsavam on the 7th day held on the 7th day of the Brahmotsavam festival is the pulling of the cart of Varadharaja Perumal.

Narasimha Chaturdashi 2017 date

Narasimha Chaturdashi 2016 based on Hindu calendar and Panchang. It is believed to be the day when Hindu God Vishnu appeared in the form of Narasimha (half man – half lion) to save Prahlad from demon Hiranyakasipu and restore Dharma. Narasimha Chaturdashi 2017 date is May 9. Narasimha is the fourth of the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. The day is also popularly known as Narasimha Jayanti.

According to Puranas, Lord Vishnu appeared as Narasimha on the Chaturdashi day or the 14th day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Vaishakh (April – May).

Devotees fast on Narasimha Chaturdashi day and visit Vishnu temples. People also give alms on the day and perform Annadhanam (donate food to poor). It is believed that those people who observe Narasimha Chaturdashi Vrata will reach the ‘Vaikunta’ – abode of Vishnu.

Jada Bharata Quotes

Jada Bharata Quotes from Bhagavad Purana
The real ‘I’ in me has absolutely no connection with this so-called body of mine: and insults to this body or injustices heaped on this body do not affect ‘me’ in the least.
The words are meaningless considering that ‘I’ am formless and the qualification ‘big’ and ‘small,’ ‘lean’ and ‘fat’ do not apply to it. These words are for describing the body, the home of the ‘Atman’ and ‘not the Atman.’
Fatness or leanness, disease of the mind and the body, hunger, thirst, fear, quarrelsomeness, desire, old age, sleep, lust, avarice, pain: all these affect one who thinks that he has a body and not men who knows the Truth about myself. This body is short-lived, limited, while ‘I’ am endless, eternal.
Story of Jada Bharata and his teachings can be found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 14, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 14, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon 12:07 PM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 5:13 PM. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing 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.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka1935 - Vaishakh Shukla …

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