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Telangana Tourism Development Corporation Launches Bonalu Temple Tours

Telangana Tourism Development Corporation has launched Bonalu Tours in June – July 2014. Bonalu will be the TelanganaState festival and will be observed on all Sundays in the Ashada Month (June 29, July 6, July 13 and July 20). It is observed in important temples in the region like the Sri Jagabamba Mahankali temple, Golkonda, Ujjain Mahankali Temple and Lal Darwaza.
Telangana Tourism Development Corporation Bonalu tours will be conducted on June 29, July 13 and July 20. The tours will be conducted from 10 AM to 2 PM with visits to Golconda Fort, Lal Darwaza and the Taramati Baradari cultural complex.
The tour starts in Secunderabad at 10 AM on Sundays with pick-up points at Tourism Plaza, Begumpet at 10.15 AM and Tank Bund at 10.30 AM and returning at 8 pm at Yatri Nivas. The tariff for adults is Rs 500 and child Rs 450.
The darshan and special entry tickets at temples should be borne by the pilgrims.
Contact Details of the Tour can be had on 9848007028 and toll-free No. 1800 425 …

Teej 2015 - Festival of Teej in 2015

Teej celebrates the union of the divine couple Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In a year, there are three Teej festivals – Hariyali (August 17, 2015), Kajari (September 1) and Hartalika Teej (September 16, 2015). In Nepal Teej is observed for three days starting from September 15 to September 17, 2015). According to Hindu mythology, on the third day after the new moon in the month of Shravan (July – August) Goddess Parvati united with Lord Shiva. The Teej festival is mainly celebrated in Rajasthan and in certain areas of North India. In Rajasthan, the festival heralds the arrival of long waited monsoon season and therefore it is also known as ‘Sawan Festival’ and ‘Hariyali Teej.’ Hartalika Teej is an important ritual in Nepal and it is observed for three days and ends with Rishi Panchami.
Teej is mainly celebrated by the women and they pray for a happy and married life. Unmarried women pray for a good husband. Goddess Parvati and Shiva are worshipped during Teej festival. In some pla…

Goddess Danteshwari

Goddess Danteshwari is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti and is worshipped in the famous DanteswariTemple at Dhantebada in Chhattisgarh. She is worshipped widely in the Bastar region in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
People belief is that Goddess Danteshwari temple is located in the spot in which the tooth of G0ddess Sati fell after her body was cut into pieces by Vishnu to bring back Shiva into the world. Shiva was roaming around the world with the body of Goddess Sati who committed self immolation due to the insults hurled at Shiva by her father Daksha prajapati. This was causing great imbalance in the universe and to protect the universe the body was cut into various pieces. DanteshwartiTemple is located where the tooth of the Goddess fell.
Another legend has it that King Annamdeva was a staunch devotee of Mother Goddess Shakti. She helped in his battles. The Goddess had set the condition that the king should never look back and should move forward in his endeavors by lis…

Lakshmi Kund Snan and Mela in Varanasi

Lakshmi Kund Snan and Mela is annually held in the Bhadrapad month in Varanasi. Lakshmi Kund Snan in 2017 begins on August 29. The mela (fair) is for 16 days. During the period an important 16-day Goddess Lakshmi puja is held in the region.
Laxmi Kund is a pond located in Kashi and is of great religious importance. There is Goddess Lakshmi temple located hear the pond.
The fair that is held at Lakshmi Kund is known as Sorahaiya Ka Mela and is dedicated to the potters of the region. You will get to see and buy numerous pottery items during the period.
Legend has it that 64 yoginis were given the duty of the preservation and protection of various ponds in the region by Shiva. Mayuri yogini is the guardian deity of the Lakshmi Kund.
The Lakshmi Kund Snan comes to end on the Jitiya fasting date.

Swami Haridas Jayanti

Swami Haridas was a great classical musician and spiritual composer and poet and the found of the HaridasiSchool of mysticism. Swami Haridas Jayanti is the birth anniversary of this great and pious soul and is observed in the Bhadrapad month. Swami Haridas Jayanti 2017 date is August 29.
Swami Haridas is credited with numerous devotional musical compositions in the Dhurpad style of music. He was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition and he spread Bhakti or devotion through devotional songs dedicated to Sri Krishna and Radha Rani.
He had numerous disciples and Mia Tansen was one of them. It is said that Akbar himself disguised as a servant arrived at the home of Swami Haridas to listen to the great musician.
Swami Haridas Jayanti is widely observed in North India, especially in Vrindavan.
Swami Haridas Jayanti is annually observed on the Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi – the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar fol…

Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ram Jayanti at Varanasi

Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ram, also known as Bhagwan Ramji or Avadoot Bhagvan Ram, was a great saint in the Aghori Tradition. Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ram Jayanti is observed in the Bhadrapad month. Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ram Jayanti 2017 date is August 28. It is an important event at Varanasi (Kashi).
A saint in the Aghori tradition, Bhagwan Ramji fought against many social evils including inequality, dowry and pomp and show in weddings.
He worked tirelessly for the upliftment of the poor and the downtrodden. Along with philanthropic activities he also indulged in deep meditation. Thousands of people used to arrive to listen to his words.
Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ram Jayanti is annually observed on the Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi – the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India.

Sri Mahaloba Yatra at Doda B in Nashik in Maharashtra

Sri Mahaloba Yatra is an annual journey, festival and fair observed at Doda B village in Nashik in Maharashtra. The yatra is annually held in the Shravan month. Sri Mahaloba Yatra 2017 date is August 7.
Mahaloba is worshipped in numerous towns and rural regions in Maharashtra. The deity is also the family god of numerous families in Maharashtra.
Thousands of people participate in this annual pilgrimage.
Sri Mahaloba Yatra is annually observed on the Shravan Purnima tithi – the full moon day in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sant Lahanuji Maharaj Punyatithi at Takharkhed in Wardha

Sant Lahanuji Maharaj (1895 – 1971) was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition in central India especially in Maharashtra. His punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in the Shravan month. Sant Brahanpur Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is August 7. It is an important event at Takharkhed in Wardha and in many regions in Maharashtra
Sant Lahanuji Maharaj taught the equality of all people. He gave advice and darshan to people from all walks of life.
The punyatithi is annually observed on the Shravan Purnima tithi – the full moon day in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sant Brahanpur Maharaj Punyatithi at Madgaon in Wardha

Sant Brahanpur Maharaj was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition in central India especially in Maharashtra. His punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in the Shravan month. Sant Brahanpur Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is August 2. It is an important event at Madgaon in Wardha.
Sant Brahanpur Maharaj taught the equality of all people through Bhakti. He stuck to the basic and universal teachings of Sanatana Dharma.
The punyatithi is annually observed on the Shravan Shukla Paksha Dasami tithi – the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Narayan Maharaj Punyatithi at Padmatirtha near Washim

Narayan Maharaj was a sadguru – Hindu spiritual master who lived in Maharashtra. His death anniversary of punyatithi is annually held in Shravan month. Narayan Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is August 1. It is an important occasion at Padmatirtha at Washim in Maharashtra.
Narayan Maharaj Shrine in Washim is an important pilgrim place for people who believe in the teachings of the Guru. His Samadhi is located here. The shrine is located below the ground and there is also a temple dedicated to Guru Dattatreya.
Narayan Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on the Shravan Shukla Paksha Navami – the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Kuwait – Lunar Eclipse September 28, 2015 Time in Kuwait – Chandra Grahan Timing in Kuwait in September 2015

A Total lunar eclipse, Chandra Grahan, taking place on September 28, 2015 in India will be visible in Kuwait city and other places in Kuwait during early morning hours. The time of the eclipse in Kuwait is  4:07 AM to 7:27 AM on September 28, 2015. This is a Total Lunar Eclipse.
You don’t need to follow this Chandra Grahan if you are living in Kuwait as it is during moonset and is not visible.
Please note that pregnant woman need not worry about this Lunar Eclipse. Please keep cool and remain calm. There is nothing to worry.
You may also like to read Pregnant Women and Lunar Eclipse as per Hindu Tradition
Story of Lunar Eclipse in Hindu Religion

Know Amarnath Yatra Weather Updates Live Online

India meteorological department is bringing Amarnath Yatra weather updates live online. The website has yatra route advisory, route map, current observations and seven day forecast.
Amarnath Yatra to the famous cave shrine housing the unique holy Ice Shiva Lingam is held two month before Shravan Purnima. The yatra involves hazardous trek to inhospitable weather.
The AmarnathCave shrine is noted for the formation of the natural ice Linga – formed by the dropping of ice lets from the rooftop of the vast cave. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva.
You can find weather updates here at the official website of Delhi India Meteorological Department.

Lord Jagannath Murti or Idol – an unburned part of the body of Sri Krishna Cremated by Pandavas

There is a widespread belief that the murti of Jagannath worshipped in the PuriJagannathTemple is nothing but the unburned part of the body of Sri Krishna which is believed to have been cremated by the Pandavas. There are numerous versions to this story.
One legend has it that the wood that was floating in the sea that King Indradyumna found and which became the murti at the JagannathTemple was the body of Sri Krishna.
Another legend has it that the body of Sri Krishna after he left earth was cremated by the Pandavas. But his heart remained intact. The heart was then given to the sea god. Jara Sabar, the hunter who mistakenly hit Sri Krishna with arrow thinking it was a deer, was watching the cremation.
He was in deep pain as he had not intended to hurt Sri Krishna. He jumped into the sea and tried to recover the heart. When he found the heart, it had turned into a bluestone. This was worshipped by him in a cave.
Centuries, later when King Indradyumna forcibly tried to take away th…

To show infinity a pure master removes numerous curtains – Sant Kabir

Listen, I see the world is mad. If I tell the truth they rush to beat me, if I lie they trust me.
If you want the truth, I will tell you the truth: Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.
I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty. You don’t grasp the fact that what is most alive of all is inside your own house;and you walk from one holy city to the next with a confused look! Kabir will tell you the truth: go wherever you like, if you can’t find where your soul is hidden, for you the world will never be real!”
There is none closer that the pure master, no one more generous than a learned person; none more helpful than the Lord, and no caste better than that of the worshippers.
The importance of the pure master is endless, he helped in countless ways; he took off numerous curtains from the eyes, and he showed the infinity.
Sant Kabir

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 27, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, June 27, 2014 (Today) – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithior the no moon day till 12:21 PM on June 27. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithior the first day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 3:46 AM. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya. Halharini Amavas
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Ashada Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Ashada 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/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Jyeshta Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Jyeshta month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh,Maharashtra and Goa.
Vikram S…

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