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Venkateshwara Ashtothram in pdf – Venkateshwara Ashtothram Prayer in English

One of the popular prayers dedicated to Venkateshwara is the chanting of the Venkateshwara Ashtothram. Below is Venkateshwara Ashtothram lyrics in English in pdf format. You can download the file and save it for future use.
Chanting the Venkateshwara Ashtothram daily is considered highly auspicious. The mantra is chanted on all days by devotees.
Link Venkateshwara Ashtothram in pdf

Ilavrta Varsha Region in Jambudvipa in Hindu Scriptures

Jambudvipa is the name of one of the seven islands on earth mentioned in Hindu scriptures. It is named after Jambun or rose apple tree. Jambudvipa is interpreted either roughly as the northern hemisphere or the region in Asia with India and adjacent regions and islands. Some scholars are of the view that Jambudvipa is a heavenly place and not on earth.
As per Bhagavad Purana, Jambudvipa is divided into nine regions. Of these only Bharata Varsha is inhabited by human beings. The rest of the eight regions are occupied by celestial beings or by saints and pious persons.
One of the eight regions is known as Ilavrat Varsha and it is occupied by Siddhas, Charanas, Gandharvas. The celestial beings that live here have the power to become smaller than the smallest and bigger than the biggest. The gardens and lakes in the region are the play ground of the celestial beings and their wives. The region is also frequented by Shiva and Parvati.
The people who take birth on Bharatavarsha are divided…

Chaitanyagiri Maharaj Saptah at Ranjani near Kavathe Mahankal

Chaitanyagiri Maharaj Saptah is yearly observed in Phalgun month. The week long gathering is dedicated to Chaitanyagiri Maharaj and is organized at Ranjani near Kavathe Mahankal in Maharashtra. Chaitanyagiri Maharaj Saptah 2018 date is March 7.
Hundreds of devotees participate in this important event at RanjaniVillage.
Chaitanyagiri Maharaj Saptah is observed from Phalgun Krishna Paksha Sashti or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Mhasoba Dev Yatra at Bevanur near Jath in Sangli District

Mhasoba Dev Yatra is annually observed in Phalgun month. It is the fair and festival at MhasobaDevTemple at Bevanur near Jath in Sangli District in Maharashtra. Mhasoba Dev Yatra 2018 date is March 7.
This annaul festival attracts scores of devotees from nearby villages. Mhasoba Dev shrine is the ancient temple in the village.
Mhasoba Dev Yatra is annually observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Sashti or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Kalikamata Yatra at Dharpudi near Khattav in Satara District

Kalikamata Yatra is annually observed in Phalgun month. It is the fair and festival at KalikamataTemple at Dharpudi near Khattav in Satara District. Arjuneshwar Dev Yatra 2018 date is March 6.
This annaul festival attracts scores of devotees from nearby villages. Kalikamata is the ancient temple in the village. Kalikamata is the Gramdevata or the village deity of Dharpudi.
She is a powerful deity and is worshipped for peace and prosperity.
Kalikamata Yatra is annually observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Sashti or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Arjuneshwar Dev Yatra at Arjunwad near Shirol in Kolhapur District

Arjuneshwar Dev Yatra is annually observed in Phalgun month. It is the fair and festival at ArjuneshwarDevTemple at Arjunwad near Shirol in Kolhapur District. Arjuneshwar Dev Yatra 2018 date is March 6.
This yearly festival attracts scores of devotees from nearby villages.
Arjuneshwar Dev Yatra is annually observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Panchami or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Bhairavnath Bagad Yatra at Bavdhan in Wai near Satara - Bhairavnath Temple Festival and Fair at Bavdhan

Bhairavnath Bagad Yatra is annually observed in the Rang Panchami in Phalgun month. It is the most important and famous annual festival at BhairavnathTemple at Bavdhan near Wai in Maharashtra. Bhairavnath Bagad Yatra 2018 date is March 6.
The festival is noted for devotee hanging from a hook from a high post. The person who agrees to dangle from the hook performs a fast for 5 days. He stays in a temple and on the Bagad day eats only Neem leaves and does not drink a single drop of water. The Bagad ritual has a history for more than 800 years.
This annual agrarian festival attracts hundreds of devotees.
Bhairavnath Bagad Yatra is annually observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Panchami or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra

Yashwant Baba Punyatithi at Mayani near Khatav in Satara District

Yashwant Baba Punyatithi is annually observed in Phalgun month. It is the death anniversary of pious soul Yashwant Baba. The day is of significance at Mayani near Khatav in Satara District. Yashwant Baba Punyatithi 2018 date is March 6.
Yashwant Baba led a simple life and taught people the value of humility and simplicity. He spread the message of harmony and truth.
Hundreds of people attend various programs organized on the day at Mayani near Khatav in Satara District in Maharashtra. The Samadhi or the final resting place of the saint is located here.
Yashwant Baba Punyatithi is observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Panchami or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sughanda Devi Yatra at Soundatti near Belgaum in Karnataka – Sughanda Devi Temple Fair and Festival

Sughanda Devi Yatra is annually held on the Rang Panchami day in Phalgun month. It is one of the most important fair and festival at the SughandaDeviTemple at Soundatti near Belgaum in Karnataka. Sughanda Devi Yatra 2018 date is March 6.
Sughanda Devi is believed to be Satyavati, grand mother of Vidur, Dhrithirashtra and Pandu, of Mahabharata.
The annual fair and festival attracts thousands of people to the temple.
Sughanda Devi Yatra is observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Panchami or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.

Mobile App to help Godavari Pushkaram Devotees

Godavari Pushkaram, which is held once n 12 years, will be held in 2015 from July 14 to July 25 is expected to attract more than a million devotees. A mobile app to help Godavari Pushkaram 2015 devotees was released recently. The mobile application is created by G Krishna Chaitanya of Sri Prakash Engineering College.  The New Indian Express
The app will provide details of 42 important temples, 24 tourist spots along with hotels,  bathing ghats, roads, hospitals, cinema halls, timings of buses, flights, trains, phone numbers, emergency services, cultural and spirtitual  programmes, etc. The App has been designed in the name of Satya Andriod Developers. The details can be had through Google Play Site freely, by a click on GMP.You find the Mobile App here on Google Play

Swami Vivekananda Thoughts on Shradha

I would not translate this word Shradha to you it would be a mistake; it is a wonderful word to understand, and much depends on it; we will see how it works, for immediately we find Nachiketa (the little boy who went to the abode of Yama – the God of death) telling himself, ‘I am superior to many, I am inferior to few, but nowhere am I the last, I can also do something.’ And this boldness increased and the boy wanted to solve the problem which was in his mind, the problem of death. The solution could only be got by going to the house of Death, and the boy went. There he was, brave Nachiketa, waiting at the house of Death for three days, and you know how he obtained what he desired. What we want is this Shraddha.
The . . . qualification required is Shraddha, faith. One must have tremendous faith in religion and God. . . . A great sage once told me that not one in twenty millions in this world believed in God.
I asked him why, and he told me, ‘Suppose there is a thief in this room, an…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 19, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, February 19, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 6:08 AM on February 19. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 7:40 AM. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Phalgun Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing 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 Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Phalgun Shukla Paksha Pratipad…

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