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Mantra of Ek Mukhi Rudraksha – Mantra to Be Chanted while wearing and praying to One-Faced Rudraksh

Worn for attaining wealth, Ek Mukhi Rudraksha or one-faced Rudraksh in round form is very rare. The mantra to be chanted while wearing Ek Mukhi Rudraksha is given below in Hindi and English. Today majority of people wear it for attaining the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.
Ek Mukhi Rudraksha Mantra in Hindi

One-Faced Rudraksh Mantra in English

Om Aim Hum ohm Ai Om

Kanchipuram Kamakshi Amman Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Time at Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram

Dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi, KanchipuramKamakshiAmmanTemple is a very popular Shakti Shrine in India. The opening and closing darshan time at the temple is given below in detail. The temple timings will be extended during special rituals and festivals. Also during Grahan or eclipse in Tamil Nadu, the temple will remain close for nearly 12 hours.
KamakshiAmmanTemple Kanchipuram Timings
Opening Time – Morning Darshan Time 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening Darshan Time 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Extended time during Navratri Festival (September – October)

Kapaleeswarar Temple Panguni Festival 2016 - Chariot Festival - Arupathu Moovar Peruvizha

KapaleeswararTemple is located at Mylapore in Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The most important festival observed in the temple is the Panguni Festival. In 2016, Panguni Festival is from March 15 to March 25. The chariot festival will be held on March 21, 2016. Arupathu Moovar Peruvizha is on March 22. Thirukalyanam is scheduled for March 23, 2016.
The festival is also famous for the annual musical concerts held during the period.
Flag hoisting is marked on March 16, 2016. Lord will be carried on Sun chariot in the morning of March 17. On the same day evening he will be carried on Chandra Chariot On March 18, 2016 it is the Adikara Nandi – Dedicated to Nandi vehicle of Shiva. On March 19 the lord will appear on Naga Vehicle. On the same day Ambal will ride on Kamadhenu Vahana. On March 20, 2016, Lord will appear on Rishabha Vahana. On March 21, 2016, Lord will appear on Yaanai Vahana. Chariot Festival is on March 21, 2016. The Arupathu Moovar Peruvizha is marked on March 22, 2016

Tripada Murti Form of Shiva

Tripada Murti is a unique murti form of Shiva with Bhagvan Vishnu and Brahma emerging from him – from the thigh of Shiva. In this form, Shiva stands on single leg. You can see Brahma and Vishnu emerging from the thigh of Shiva. You can also see the legs of Brahma and Vishnu. The murti is referred as Tripada murti only when the leg of Vishnu is visible.
Brahma emerges from the right side of Shiva and Vishnu emerges from the left side.
Tripada Murti form of Shiva is closely associated with Tantric worship. This murti is found mainly in South India, Orissa, Rajasthan and Nepal.
Symbolically, this murti reminds devotees about the single source from which all animate and inanimate are born, rests and returns.

Which is the third avatar of Lord Vishnu? – Third Avatar or Incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu

Third avatar of Vishnu happened to rescue Mother Earth who was pushed down by demon Hiranyaksha. This incarnation was to help restore Mother Earth. As per Hindu scriptures the third Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu is the Varaha Avatar – which is referred as the boar incarnation. The story of Varaha avatar is one that symbolically narrates how ignorance can overcome human beings and push them down to the dark.
Story of Varaha Avatar is found in the Vishnu Purana and Varaha Purana.
Related Varaha Avatar Story

Gadidam Venkateswara Temple

GadidamVenkateswaraTemple is dedicated Bhagvan Vishnu and is located at DevaragudipalliVillage near BagepalliTown in Karnataka. Legend has it that the temple was constructed by King Janamejaya for washing away the sins caused by killing of snakes in the Sarpayaga in the Mahabharata.
The temple was later renovated by the Chola and Vijayanagara kings.
The original name of the temple is Sri Bhooneeladevi sahita GadidamPrasannaVenkateswaraTemple. It is also known as ShriLakshmiVenkataramanaSwamyTemple.
After the Mahabharata period, the temple was forgotten and the murti remained covered by an anthill. Thousand years later a Chola king had a dream about the murti and he discovered the murti and installed it. Today the Prasanna Venkateswara murti is flanked by Goddess Bhudevi and Goddess Nila Devi.
Nearby the temple flows the ChitravatiRiver and the Gadidam mountains are to the south of the temple. The huge temple complex also houses the murits of Saptamatrikas.
Daily Opening and closing ti…

Shortage of Wood to build the three Chariots for Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra

There is acute shortage of big logs of wood required for the construction of three chariots for Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. The shortage is because fresh wood is used every year to build the chariot. So is it necessary to cut fresh wood every year to build the chariots? Can’t the wood be reused?


Mid Day reports  "We require at least 42 big logs for making of Tumba (the middle of the wheels). But, so far the state government could supply only 28 pieces of logs of required dimension," said an official after the meeting.  Sources said that about 13,000 cubic feet of wood worth Rs 60 lakh is required every year for construction of three temple size chariots. 
Therefore, about 1,000 trees of 862 species need to be cut annually for construction of Lord's chariots.  Though the environmentalists had earlier raised voice against cutting of large number of trees for making chariots every year, crores of Jagannath devotees have demanded continuance of the tradition of celebrating th…

Spirituality is receptivity, the ability to accept all experiences of life without reacting to them – Mata Amritanandamayi

The wealth that parents really need to impart to their children is culture and proper values.
Progress can be slow and gradual. Continue putting in effort with patience, enthusiasm and faith.
Whether you are a family man or a monk, the most important is how you look at life and its experiences.
In today’s world, people’s thirst for outer success is becoming unhealthy and is causing us to lose our sense of fair judgment.

Spirituality is receptivity, the ability to accept all experiences of life without reacting to them. Mata Amritanandamayi

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 19, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, May 19, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithior the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:57 PM on May 19. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithior the sixth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 2:27 AM. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 7:48 AM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivah…

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