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Human Pyramid Festival in India Dedicated to Sri Krishna in Mumbai – Maharashtra

The annual birthday festival celeberations of Sri Krishna is noted for the formation of human pyramid in Maharashtra especially in Mumbai. The festival is known as Dahi Handi. In 2017, date of Human Pyramid Festival is August 15.  The festival is a perfect amalgamation of sport and spirituality and provides youngsters an opportunity to be adventurous and to show team spirit and unity. Young boys and girls make human pyramids to break the earthen pot hanging high above and the attempt to break the pot is accompanied by the chanting of ‘Govinda ala re’ and by loud sounds of cymbals and drums.
The festival is also known as ‘Gopal kala’. The name comes from a dish or a mixture of yoghurt, pounded rice and jaggery, which is offered to Krishna on the day. The same mixture is placed in the Dahi Handi pot.
Legend has it that Sri Krishna was very fond of curd and butter. He and his friends used steal butter from the houses in Vrindavan. To save their curd and butter from Sri Krishna and his f…

Shakti Weapon in the Hands of Hindu Gods and Goddesses

You might have come across Shakti weapon in the description of Hindu Gods and Goddess. Shakti is the weapon found in the hands of Kartik, Durga and many other Goddesses. What is Shakti or which is the weapon?
Shakti is the name given to spear. It consists of a metallic piece which is elliptical in shape. There are also spears which are triangle in shape. There are also those which have quadrangular shape.
The metallic piece has a socket and it is fixed on a wooden handle.
There are also Shakti which are completely made of metal.
It is mainly found in the hand of Kartik or Muruga. But when it is associated with Muruga the popular name used is Vel.
When Goddess Durga is depicted with eight or more arms she holds Shakti.
Many manifestations of Mother Goddess also hold Shakti.

Rama Force – Mobile Game Based on the Epic Ramayana

Rama Force is a strategic mobile game for platforms like iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets. The game is based on the epic Ramayana and is published by Dream Games. The first three levels are free. Mid Day reports
Umang Mathur, head of marketing, Dream Games, explains why the grand narrative was chosen for the game, “The acquittal of Sita from Ravana was an adventurous task for Shri Rama. This task was achieved by the strategic formation of activities, which were goal-oriented. The concept of Ramayana was chosen because it is about Indian mythology and the whole purpose is to connect to the Ramayana in the form of a playable game.”
The full version of the game is available on Play Store

Radha Raman Temple at Vrindavan

RadhaRamanTemple at Vrindavan is dedicated to Bhagvan Sri Krishna and is one of the rare temples in Vrindavan which has original murtis or idols worshipped in the sanctum sanctorum. Most other temples have replicas as they were removed to safe locations during the attack of Aurangazeb.

Legend has it that the murti worshipped at Radha Raman Temple at Vrindavan manifested from a Shaligram to fulfill the desire of Gopala Bhatta Goswami to have a darshan of Bhagvan Sri Krishna.
Radha Raman means “one who gives pleasure to Radha.” Story of Radha Raman Murti
Legend has it that Gopala Bhatta was once bathing in the GandhakiRiver and noticed that his copper vessel was filled with 12 stones. He removed the stones and again dipped the copper vessel in the river and once again found the same set of 12 stones in the vessel. He again removes the stone and finds them again in the vessel.
He then decides to carry the stones home and that night Chaitanya Mahaprabhu comes in his dream and informs that …

Should We Trust Our Inner Voice? - Thoughts on Intuition by Hindu Blog

Many a times we were able to overcome an ugly situation by listening to our inner voice. We should always trust our intuition. Our inner voice will always be correct if we are honest and not prejudiced. It will be the best guiding force, if our mind is not corrupted by unwanted desires, anger, jealousy and greediness.
One aspect to be kept in mind is that we should not confuse between wishful desires and intuition.
Inner voice is a message from the supreme truth. But to receive it we need to achieve a state of mind. This state of mind can be achieved only by following the path of Dharma.
We need to develop a pure heart by removing the dust of ignorance. The deep dust of ignorance is hampering the reception.
It must also be remembered that the result of listening to the inner voice might not always be positive. So you need to be prepared to accept the decision of the Supreme Truth whole heartedly.
Through practice we can make intuition a constant companion. It will be a great friend…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 12, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 7:21 PM on August 12. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 8:52 PM on August 12. Then onward it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Mangala Gouri Puja in South and western parts of India.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhatt…