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Goddess Lalita – About Hindu Goddess Lalitha

Lalita is one among the numerous forms of Mother Goddess Shakti. Lalitha is also one of the names of Goddess Sarasvati. She is a kind, calm and serene form of Mother Goddess Shakti. The most important prayer dedicated to Goddess Shakti is known as Lalitha Sahasranama.

As per scriptures, Goddess Lalita is depicted in a standing posture, with four arms. The left arms hold mirror and conch and right arms hold fruit and a box containing beauty product for eyes.
Agni Purana mentions that when Goddess Parvati is wearing a crown and holding beads she is referred to as Lalitha.
It must be noted that certain schools of thought give the name Lalitha Devi to the form of Mother Goddess that went into battle against demon Bhandasura.

Kedarnath Temple Covered in Mud and Slush due to Torrential Rain in June 2013

The famous KedarnathTemple in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand bore the brunt of torrential rain on June 17, 2013 and was covered in mud and slush. A portion of the Kedarnath temple compound was washed away but news reports states that no damages were reported to the structure itself.  Ram Bada area, a busy spot near the temple, has been completely submerged and was not visible from rescue choppers. 
There is no clue regarding the number of deaths. Some reports suggest that there was a stampede in the temple when water started rising.

Chardham Yatra to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri remains suspended.

KedarnathTemple, part of the Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand, is one among the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Shiva in India. Located at an altitude of 11, 760 feet, the temple is more than thousand years old and was consecrated by Adi Shankaracharya.
Hindu Blog View Unchecked commercialization of the place, encroachment of riverbed, greediness, loot and no concern and…

Out of purity and silence comes the word of power – Swami Vivekananda

My ideal indeed can be put into a few words and that is: to preach unto mankind their divinity and how to make it manifest in every movement of life.
Those who give themselves up to the Lord do more for the world than all the so-called workers. One man who has purified himself thoroughly accomplishes more than a regiment of preachers. Out of purity and silence comes the word of power.
He who has realized the Atman becomes a storehouse of great power. From him as the centre a spiritual force emanates, working within a certain radius; people who come within this circle become inspired with his ideas and are overwhelmed by them. Thus without much religious striving they derive benefit from the spiritual experience of an illumined person. This is called grace.
The elephant passing through the marketplace is always beset by curs (barking dogs), but he cares not. He goes straight on his own way. So it is always, when a great soul appears there will be numbers to bark after him. Swami Viveka…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 19, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 19, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:31 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 9:10 AM. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Nirjala Ekadasi Smarta marked in most calendars today – Fasting for devotees is tomorrow on June 20.
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa a…

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