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Badami Banashankari Temple Contact Address – Postal Address of Banashankari Temple at Badami

BanashankariTemple at Cholachagudda in Badami in Karnataka is dedicated to Goddess Vanashankari or Banashankari. Detailed contact address of the temple along with postal address is given below. The Mother Goddess is the family deity of many families in the region.
BadamiBanashankariTemple Contact Address
Salakari Poojar Shri Kshetra Banashankari Devasthan, Cholachagudda, Badami, Bagalkot District, Karnataka-587201 India.
The temple is located around 5 km from Badami on the banks of MalaprabhaRiver.

Varaha Avatar Story and its Symbolism and Meaning

Varaha Avatar is the third avatar of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. The story has an important symbolism and meaning. Legend has it that Demon Hiranyaksha had pushed the Mother Earth down into oceans and Lord Vishnu appeared as Varaha, the boar avatar, to rescue it. Hiranyaksha means the golden-eyed and he was the son of Sage Kashyapa and Diti.
Demon Hiranyaksha was the king of Asusras. He attained immense strength and vanquished devas or demi gods from heaven. As per the stories in the Puranas, Hiranyaksha then started troubling saints, humans and Devas.
Finally, he decided to drag and throw the earth into the ocean. When he did it Mother Earth gave a huge cry and Vishnu appeared in the form of Varaha and fought and killed Hiranyaksha and restored Mother Earth.

The above story is found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. Another story associated with Varaha Avatar is found in Vishnu Purana. It is associated with creation.
Symbolically, the dragging of earth by demon Hiranyaksha is Tamas (Evil)…

How Lakshman Could Survive Without Sleep During the Exile Period in the Ramayana?

During the exile period in the Ramayana when Bhagvan Sri Ram and Mata Sita slept, Lakshman stayed awake watching over. He never slept. One night when he was keeping watch over Sri Ram and Sita, a luminous light appeared before him. It was Nidhra, the Goddess of Sleep.

She came to warn Lakshman that he would not be able to stay awake during the entire exile period as no living being can survive without sleep.

Lakshman then wanted the blessing of the goddess to survive the exile period without sleeping.

Goddess Nidhra then told Lakshman that he could survive without sleeping if someone else could sleep all the sleep that he needed.

Lakshman then told the Goddess that his wife, Urmila, would surely sleep for him.

Goddess Nidhra then went Ayodhya and asked Urmila whether she would be able to help her husband.

Urmila readily agreed and took Lakshman’s share of sleep. Thus, Lakshman could survive without sleep during the exile period in the Ramayana.

Beauty Spot or Mole on the Middle of Chest - Til on Middle of Chest Meaning and Importance – Is it Bad or Good?

Til, or beauty spot or mole, on the middle of the chest is interpreted as good in Hinduism. But then what does it mean? Is there any symbolic meaning to til on the middle of chest? Also please note that the position of the beauty spot have no real significance in many Hindu cultures.
As per some Hindu cultures, the person who has til or mole on the middle of the chest will have a prosperous life. There will be happiness. The person will achieve success through hard work and dedication.
Please note that these inferences are not based on Hindu scriptures. These are purely regional and community based.
You should not blindly believe in such things.

Shravan Nakshatra Colour – Which is the Lucky Color of Shravan Nakshatra?

Shravan Nakshatra is the 22nd among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. The lucky colors for people born in the Nakshatra Shravan are Blue, ash and black. As per Hindu astrology a particular type of color is dedicated to a certain Nakshatra which is lucky for the birth star.
Shravan Nakshatra is housed in Makar Rashi or Capricorn Zodiac.
Wearing blue or ash or black color or shades of blue or ash or black color dress for interviews and other competitions are lucky for those people born in this Nakshatra.
The colors to be completely avoided are deep yellow and orange.

Sand Which Turns Color during Uttarayana and Dakshinayana at the Nagaraja Swami Temple in Nagercoil

Nagaraja SwamiTemple in Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu is a popular Naga or SnakeTemple in this region. The sand or clay around the Nagaraja Murti is unique as it changes its color during the Uttarayan and Dakshinayana. Uttarayana is the journey of the sun northward and Dakshinayana is the journey of the sun southwards.
The sand or clay around the main murti in temple is black when the Dakshinayana takes place (mid July to mid December). The color of sand or clay changes to white during Uttarayana (mid December to July).
This sand is given to devotees as Prasad and they wear it on the forehead.
The presiding deity in the temple is Nagaraja – five headed cobra.

Commitment can take you across all obstacles – Sri Sri Ravishankar

If we maintain purity in the heart, clarity in the mind comes and action becomes more harmonious.
Commitment is about stretching your capabilities. Commitment can take you across all obstacles.
It is not people who hurt you. It is your own mind & vulnerability and your own emotions that entangle you and make you feel hurt.
In less wisdom we see others' mistake as big and own as small. In little more wisdom we see others' mistake as small and own as big those with true wisdom see mistakes as neither mine nor others. It is just a happening.

Don't waste today for what happened yesterday. Wake up and say, "I have the valor and the courage to overcome this." Sri Sri Ravishankar

Chandra Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi and English – Chandra Graha Mantra

Chandra Gayatri Mantra is a popular prayer dedicated to Chandra or moon god. This prayer is chanted for getting the blessings of Chandra Graha – one of the Navgrahas. The Chandra Gayatri Mantra is given in English and Hindi in text format below. You can download and save it in picture format by using the right click.
By chanting the Chandra Gayatri mantra a devotee will get the courage to face life. The mantra is also chanted for attaining and peace and progress. It is also chanted for curing skin diseases. It is also chanted for a tension free life. Those suffering from various types of mental illness can also chant the mantra for relief.
Chandra Gayatri Mantra in Hindi

Chandra Graha Mantra Text in English


Seeing Green Vegetables in Dreams Meaning in Hindu Religion – Seeing Vegetable and Green leaves in dreams

Seeing green and leafy vegetables in dream is considered good as per those who believe in dream interpretation. In Hindu religion there is an ancient scripture known as Swapna Shastra which gives interpretation and meaning of various dreams.
It is believed that those who see vegetables, green leaves and other such items will soon achieve peace, progress and prosperity. Such people will also have the opportunity for new work.
Please note that one should not give too much importance to such things.
Majority of the dreams have no meaning as they are just extension of important events that took place on a day. People see mainly dreams related to matters that touched them during the course of a day.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 20, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithior the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 12:29 PM on May 20. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithior the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 12:52 AM. Then onward it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatram till 11:10 PM. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth 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…