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Balabhadra’s Chariot Description – Size – Gods on Balabhadra’s Chariot during Puri Rath Yatra

Balabhadra’s Chariot during Puri Rath Yatra is known as Taladwaja. Below is the size, description and the Gods on Balabhadra’s Chariot
The Chariot of Balabhadra is known as Taladhwaja.
Height: 13’.2m
Number of wheels: 14 (seven feet diameter) Length and breadth: 33’ x 33’
Wrappings: Red, bluish green color cloths
Total Number of wooden pieces used: 763
The chariot of Balabhadra is guarded by Vasudev.
The charioteer is Matali and the flag is named ‘Unnani.’
The horses are called Tribra, Ghora, Dirghasharma and Swornanava.
Rope used is named basuki.
Ganesha, Kartikeya, Sarvamangala, Pralambari, Hatayudha, Mrutyunjaya, Natamvara, Mukteswar, and Shesha deva are the nine presiding deities.


Shubh Muhurat in September 2013 – Auspicious days in September 2013 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang

Shubh Muhurat or auspicious days in September 2013 as per Hindu calendar is based on astrological calculations and the period of Shubh Muhurt varies from country to country and even within regions in India. The Shubh Muhurats below are based on Panchangs followed in western parts of India and is meant to give an idea regarding auspicious days in September 2013.
Shubh Muhurat September 2013 – September 2, 2013 (good till 1:28 PM), September 7, September 8, September 10 (till 8:11), September 17, September 20, September 21, September 28, September 29 (till 2:07 PM) and September 30 are good dates.

Dates to be avoided in September 2013 – September 1, 3, 4, 5, 14, 24 and September 26, 2013

Bhadrapada Month 2013 in Hindu Calendar - Bhadrapada Month Calendar in English

Bhadrapad, or Bhadra, is the sixth month a Hindu Lunar Calendar. The month is also referred as Bhaado, Bhadra and Bhadrapada. In 2013, Bhadrapad month begins on August 21 and ends on September 19 in North India. In calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Bhadrapada begins on September 6 and ends on October 4.
Bhadra Month in Bengali Calendars begins on August 19 and ends on September 18.
Sri Krishna Jayanti or Sri Krishna Janmashtami is an important festival in the Bhadrapada month in North Indian Hindu Calendar. Ganesh Chaturthi, Goga Navami, Varaha Jayanti, Rishi Panchami and Ananat Chaturdashi are the other important festivals in the month.
Ganesh Chaturthi is observed in the month - September 9, 2013.

The Mahalaya Shradhh Pitru Paksha begins on September 19, 2013.
Bhadrapad is also the second month in the Chatur Mas, four holy months in Hindu calendar.
Related Bhadrapada Mahina 2013 in North India Bhadrapad Maas 2013 in Gujarat Bhadrapada Mahina 201…

Ujjaini Mahankali Temple Bonalu 2017 at Secunderabad – Hyderabad in Telangana

Bonalu is an important annual ritual held at the famous SriUjjainiMahankaliTemple at Secunderabad in Telangana in the Telugu Month of Ashada. In 2017, Bonalu Festival at SriUjjainiMahankaliTemple is on July 9. The Ammavari Darshanam will commence at 4 am on Sunday and will go on till 2 am the next day. Rangam festival will be observed on July 10, 2017. The Rangam will take place on Monday at 9:30 AM on July 10, 2017 and the procession with the Mahankali idol atop the decorated elephant will commence at 10:30 AM. The temple will be open till 11 pm on Monday to enable devotees offer prayers. Bonalu is an important Hindu festival dedicated to Mother Goddess in the Telangana region and is a major event in Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
SriUjjainiMahankaliTemple is an important temple dedicated to Shakti worship in Telangana. The deity was installed here in the beginning of 19th century by some devotees from Ujjaini in Madhya Pradesh.
The devotees were part of an army contingent and when they…

Bhagavad Gita on Ignorance

Teachings on Ignorance from the Bhagavad Gita
The Lord takes neither the demerit not even the merit of any; knowledge is enveloped by ignorance, thereby beings are deluded. (5.15)
But to those whose ignorance is destroyed by the Knowledge of the Self, like the sun, to them Knowledge reveals the Supreme. (5.16)
Out of mere compassion for them, I, dwelling within their hearts, destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the luminous Lamp-of-Knowledge. (10.11)
Constancy in Self-knowledge, perception of the end of true knowledge --- this is declared to be "knowledge, " and what is opposed to it is "ignorance. " (13.12)

The fruit of good action, they say, is Sattvic and pure; verily, the fruit of Rajas is pain, and the fruit of Tamas is ignorance. (14.16)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 6, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 6, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:32 AM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 2:51 AM. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rasi till 4:09 PM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Ashada Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Ashada month in calendars followed in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
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