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Dwadasa Jyotirlinga Stotram Lyrics in Hindi in Pdf – Download Shiva Dwadasa Jyotirlinga Stotram Text

Dwadasa Jyotirlinga Stotram is a very popular prayer dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. This prayer glorifies the twelve Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Shiva. These temples are a must visit for a Shiva devotee. This important prayer is chanted during Shivratri.
It is also chanted by many Shiva devotees every morning and evening.
It is believed that those homes in which the prayer is chanted will be blessed with peace and prosperity. Homes will never be devoid of food grains.
Link - Dwadasa Jyotirlinga Stotram Lyrics in Hindi in Pdf

Difference between Goddess Chandi and Goddess Durga

Goddess Chandi and Durga are manifestations of Mother Goddess Shakti. According to Markandeya Purana, Mother Goddess Shakti took the form of Chandi and annihilated numerous demons. But what is the difference between Chandi and Durga.
Goddess Chandi is an unimaginably ferocious form of Goddess Shakti. When Goddess assumes the form to annihilate demons she is Chandi.
Goddess Durga is a benevolent form of Shakti. When Goddess assumes the form of a savior she is Durga.

It must be noted that Goddess Shakti took thousands of forms in his fight against the army of demon Mahishasura.

Saraswati Chalisa in Hindi – Download Goddess Saraswati Chalisa in Hindi in pdf

Saraswati Chalisa is a popular prayer dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. The prayer is in forty verses. The prayer is provided in pdf format below. You can save a copy of it. The prayer is chanted during morning and evening hours. It is also chanted on Vasant Panchami and during Navratri.
The prayer is highly auspicious for artists and students.
The prayer is extracted from Gurutva Jyothish magazine.
Link – Saraswati Chalisa in Hindi

Five Important Bathing Ghats on Ganga River in Varanasi

There are numerous bathing ghats or spots where devotees can take holy in the Ganga at Varanasi. But there are five important bathing Ghats at Varanasi. They are known as Panch Tirtha Ghat. The Five Main Bathing Ghats at Varanasi are: Panch Ganga Ghat Manikarnika Ghat Dasashwamedha Ghat Assi Ghat Varuna Ghat
Apart from the above said Pancha Tirtha Ghats devotees also take bath at;
Meer Ghat Man Mandir Ghat Scindia Ghat Daarbhanga Ghat
So, next time when you visit Varanasi try to find the Pancha Tirtha Ghats and take holy dip there.

Twelve Face Rudraksha – What Are the Benefits of Wearing Twelve Face Rudraksh

Twelve-Faced Rudraksha is worn by Shiva devotees to get blessings from Surya, the sun god. Rudraksh bead is associated with Shiva. It is believed that there are up to 21-faced Rudraksha. Twelve Face Rudraksha is considered rare.
The deity associated with twelve-faced Rudraksh is Surya.
It is worn by getting relief from skin related troubles.
Devotees also wear for attaining clarity of thought. It is believed to help in intelligence.
Those people who are under the influence of fear and doubts get relief after wearing the Rudraksh.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Reflections

Seekers of happiness in the world of sense objects, as result of their strife and struggle, gain their insignificant success in the field of sense enjoyments. If the same effort is applied by them in the right life of constructive living, they can come to discover their identity with the Eternal Absolute, the Self. (7.23)
The more an individual misunderstands himself to be only a mere mass of flesh, and continuously pants for self-gratification through sense indulgences, the more he moves towards suffering. (7.15)
The point of concentration is to be considered, no doubt, as the symbol of the Truth that the devotee is seeking, but it cannot in itself be the Truth. Murti (Idol) worship is only a convenience for gathering true concentration, for getting an initial momentum for the final flight into themselves, to reach the self and discover therein their own oneness with it. (7.24)

Source - Holy Gita Ready Reference - Chinmaya International Foundation - Page 166- 67

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 3, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 3, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or fourth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:41 PM on February 3. Then onward it is Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 10:24 AM. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 5:01 AM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ganesh Jayanti, Til kund, Varad Chaturthi
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Magh Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magha month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu…

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