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Dwarka Sri Krishna Temple Timing – Darshan Time at Dwaraka Sri Krishna Temple – Opening and Closing Time

Dwarka SriKrishnaTemple is one of the most popular temples dedicated to Sri Krishna and is officially known as the DwarkadhishTemple. The daily DwarakaTemple darshan timing in detail is given below. Please note that the opening and closing time will be different during festivals. Also the temple remains during Grahan (lunar and solar eclipse) in India.
Morning Darshan Time
The temple opens at 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM.
Darshan is stopped for Abhishek Snan for 45 minutes
Darshan begins again at 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Darshan is stopped for Snan Bhog for 15 minutes
Darshan begins again at 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Darshan is stopped for Arati Bhog for 15 minutes
Darshan begins again at 10:45 AM to 11:25 AM
Temple then closes briefly
Noon Darshan
The temple opens at 12:25 PM – 1:00 PM.
The temple then closes for few hours
Evening Darshan
The temple is open from 5:00 PM to 9:40 PM.
There will be four breaks of 20 minutes (no darshan) during the period.

Story of Trimbakeshwar Jyothirlinga Temple Dedicated to Shiva

Trimbakeshwar is one among the 12 Jyothirlinga Temples in India. The 12 shrines are dedicated to Shiva. Story of Trimbakeshwar Jyothirlinga Temple is associated with Sage Gautama.
Legend has it that Gautama Rishi, one of the Sapta Rishis, was living with his wife Ahalya on the BrahmagiriMountain in the Sahyadri hills. Once there was a famine here for 24 years in the region.
Rishi Gautama then propitiated Varuna, who blessed him with pit with an unlimited supply of water at Trimbakeshwar.
With the water, Gautama Rishi was able to grow grains and vegetables. He thus fed other sages and people of the region. The people of the entire region considered the Sage to be the holiest. This resulted in jealousy and some Rishis of a neighboring region decided to disgrace the Sage.
One day they set loose a cow in field of the Sage. The Sage tried to drive away the cow using holy Dharba grass. The cow suddenly died and the Rishis from the neighboring region accused Sage Gautama of killing the co…

Ardhanarishvara – The Story of Shiva Parvati as Ardhanarishwara

One of the most amazing forms of Shiva and Parvati is that of the Ardhanarishvara – half-man and half-woman. It is laced with symbolism. There are also numerous stories associated with the appearance of Ardhanarishvara. One of the most popular stories is the one associated with Sage Bhringi disrespecting Goddess Parvati by worshipping only Shiva.

Sage Bhringi was a great devotee of Shiva but he refused to accept Mata Parvati as a Goddess. He never offered prayers to Mata Parvati and this infuriated her as she was the Shakti – the female energy. The sage performed circumambulation of Shiva daily but ignored Parvati.

Despite Her protests, Sage Bhringi continued to worship only Shiva. To teach the arrogant Sage a lesson, she abandoned him. The Sage had not realized that Goddess Parvati is also Annapurna – the one who nourishes all living beings.

The sage deprived of Mother’s support became weak and thin. Soon he could not even stand.

The benign Shiva could not abandon his ardent devotee…

Shiva Purana Audio – Download Shiv Puran Audio in mp3 for free

Shiva Purana contains the stories and incidents associated with Hindu God Shiva. Ved Puran website is now offering the mp3 audio version of Shiv Puran for download.  The files are large in size and are in zip format. There are three separate files to download.  Each file is size is 432 MB; 452 MB and 293 MB.
The file download locations are:
First 1 – 100 chapters (the files are in zip format)
Second 101 – 200 chapters
Third 201 to 261 chapters
You can listen to the chapters before downloading here listen to Shiv Puran online inHindi in mp3 format

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 26, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 26, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:51 PM on February 26. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 2:11 AM. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 7:46 PM. Then onward it is Makar Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting in western parts of India – Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Falgun month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh…

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