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Hiranyapura – The City of Demons in Hindu Scriptures

Hiranyapura is the city of demons (Asuras) in Hinduism. The city is mentioned in the Mahabharata and the Puranas. Arjuna had gone to Hiranyapura and defeated the Asuras to help Indra, the king of celestial beings. Hiranyapura means the city in the womb of the ocean.
The city is home to the Poulamas and Kalakeyas. The description of the city is found in the Yaksha Yuddha Parva.
Legend has it the Puloma and Kalka – two female demons – once performed intense austerities for several years. Pleased with their devotion and determination, Brahma gave them a boon. As the boon they asked that their son should not suffer and should be incapable of being killed by gods, rakshasas and serpent. To fulfill their desire, Brahma gave them the city of Hiranyapura – which could roam in the sky.
The trees in the city were covered with jewels. The trees were home to beautiful celestial birds.
The demons that lived in the city were always happy.
But Poulamas and Kalakeyas never respected Indra and the ot…

Sant Tukaram Beejotsav at Kanherkhed near Koergaon in Satara District

Sant Tukaram Beejotsav is annually held in Phalgun month. Special prayer meetings are held on the day at Kanherkhed Vilage near Koergaon in Satara District in Maharashtra. Sant Tukaram Beejotsav 2018 date is March 3.
Sant Tukaram Beejotsav is the disappearance day of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. Special prayer meetings and satsangs are held on the day at Jalu.
Sant Tukaram Beejotsav at Kanherkhed is yearly observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Phalguna month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sant Tukaram Beejotsav at Kherade Wangi near Kadegaon in Sangli

Sant Tukaram Beejotsav is annually held in Phalgun month. Special prayer meetings are held on the day at Kherade Wangi near Kadegaon in Sangli District in Maharashtra. Sant Tukaram Beejotsav 2018 date is March 3.
Sant Tukaram Beejotsav is the disappearance day of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. The statue of Sant Tukaram at Kherade Wangi is garlanded on the day. Special prayer meetings and satsangs are held.
Sant Tukaram Beejotsav at Kherade Wangi is yearly observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Phalguna month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Dhuloba Festival at Gharewadi near Karad – Dhuloba Temple Festival at Gharewadi Village

Dhuloba Festival is annually held in Phalgun month. It is the festival at DhulobaTemple at Gharewadi near Karad. The festival is referred as Dhuloba Janmakal. Dhuloba Festival at Gharewadi date in 2018 is on March 2.
Dhuloba is a manifestation of Hindu God Shiva.
Dhuloba Temple Festival at GharewadiVillage is yearly observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Phalguna month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Aklai Devi Yatra at Shenoli Village near Karad in Maharashtra – Shenoli Aklai Devi Temple Festival

Aklai Devi Yatra is annually held in Phalgun month. It is the festival at AklaiDeviTemple at ShenoliVillage near Karad in Maharashtra. The annual yatra or jatra attracts hundreds of people. Aklai Devi Yatra 2018 date is March 2.
ShenoliAklaiDeviTemple is located atop a hill. The temple is actually built on the side of a hill and stairs lead to the shrine. The architecture of temple is modern but the murti worshipped is very old.
Aklai Devi Yatra at Shenoli is yearly held on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Phalguna month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2015 by Government of India – Dates and Application Forms for 2015 Yatra – Apply Online

Booking and Selection Process for the annual Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2015 organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, has begun. The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2015 is open to all Indian citizens, above 18 years of age and not attained 70 years, who wish to proceed to Kailash Manasarovar in China for religious purposes. Applications are available now.
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra in Hinduism
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra conducted by the Government of India includes visit to MountKailash – the abode of Lord Shiva – and ManasarovarLake. According to Hindu scriptures, those who take a dip in the Manasarovar and complete the parikrama (circumambulate) around MountKailash are absolved of their sins and are liberated from the cycle of birth and death. They are ultimately united with Brahman (symbolically represented by MountKailash or Shiva).
Last Date of Online Application is March 31, 2015.
The Yatra in 2015 is from June 8, 2015 to September 9, 2015.
The application forms…

It is a sign of foolishness to be angry at the past - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Is there any profit in being angry at the past? A business-minded person would never do that.
It is a sign of foolishness to be angry at something that had happened in the past.
People ask me if I ever get angry. But what should I get angry at? The past that has already gone?
You get angry at something which is happening in the present. But reacting to anger with anger is foolishness. If somebody makes mistakes repeatedly, you can show anger but don’t get swayed with that.
Healthy anger is that which stays only for that much time as a line drawn on the water stays!
It does not mean you should not show anger when someone is wrong, but it is unintelligent to flow away with that. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 12, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, February 12, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 4:14 PM on February 12. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 12:51 PM. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 6:40 AM. Then onward it is Vrishchika Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sita Ashtami
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Phalgun Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during waning phase of moon in Phalgun month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kas…

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