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Radha Shyamsundar Temple in Vrindavan

RadhaShyamsundarTemple is a very important temple in Vrindavan as the murti worshipped here is believed to have been created by Radha. Due to this reason this is one of the most sacred temples in Vrindavan. The temple is located near the RadhaDamodharTemple and Loi Bazaar in Vrindavan.
Legend has it that Radha had created the murti of Krishna worshipped in the Radha Shyamsundar Temple from her heart and had given to Shyamananda Pandita, an ardent devotee of Sri Krishna.
It was Shyamananda Pandita who installed the murti in the temple.
The temple has one of the biggest courtyards in Vrindavan and is completely open at the top. There is a murti of Vrinda Devi in the courtyard. She is the Holy Tulsi.
The sanctum sanctorum has a set of huge sandstone coloured arches in front. The sanctum sanctorum has three murtis. Two black murtis of Sri Krishna including the one installed by Shyamananda and a murti of Radha.

Sri Krishna Janmashtami and Radha Ashtami are the two important festivals in t…

On Euthanasia – Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

The work of medical science is to support health and well being, not stretch life without considering the suffering and purposelessness of one’s existence.
When our time is up, stretching one’s life to a point of ridiculousness and misery, doesn’t speak well of us.
But from Samadhi to euthanasia is a huge drop in human aspiration.
Death isn’t a sudden happening but an inevitable end.
In this culture (Sanatana Dharma) we always planned, prepared for a conscious exit.
Four stages of life included this. Vanaprastha meant when one feels they are done with the purpose of life, they walked into a forest to let go of the body.
We must bring back this awareness.
As one has the right to determine the course of life, one has the right to determine one’s exit.
But euthanasia is dangerous terrain. Let there be enough safeguards before we allow this by law. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 16, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, August 16, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:47 AM on August 16. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 4:36 PM on August 16. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Balaram Jayanti in North India
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth 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, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahan…

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