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Goddess Ugra Tara – About Goddess Ugratara

Goddess Ugra Tara is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is one of the name of Goddess Tara, the second of the Dasa Mahavidyas. Mother Goddess is Ugra Tara because she helps a devotee from any type of difficulty. She is the all protective Mother.
Goddess Ugra Tara is offered prayers for overcoming all sorts of difficulties.  
She is depicted with four hands. She holds bowl, lotus, sword (khadga) and scissors.
People facing constant troubles from enemies get relief after offering prayers to this form of Goddess Shakti.
She also protects all those devotees who follow the path of Dharma. She also mercilessly annihilates those that practice Adharma.

Ramayana Masam – Reading of Epic Ramayan in Kerala in Karkidakam Month

Ramayana Masam in Kerala is observed in the Malayalam month Karkidakam (July – August). On all days in the month, the Epic Ramayana is read in traditional Hindu houses, by Hindu organizations and in temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In 2017, the Ramayana Masam begins on July 17 and ends on August 16. The reading of the Ramayan begins on the first day of the month and is completely read by last day of the month.
The famous Malayalam Version of the Ramayana titled Adhyatma Ramayanam Kilippattu written by Thunchath Ezhuthachan is the one recited in the month. After lighting the evening lamp, people sit before nilavilakku (traditional Kerala lamp) and recite the Adhyatma Ramayanam. The reading of the epic is managed in such a way that the reading ends on the last day in the Karkidakam Month.
The Karkidakam month is the last month in the Malayalam calendar. The monsoon is at its peak in this month; and during olden days majority of the people in Kerala depended on agriculture. Due to hea…

Ahmedabad Rath Yatra 2017 date – Jagannath Ratha Yatra in Gujarat in 2017

The State of Gujarat in India conducts Jagannath Rath Yatra similar to the world famous Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra and the most popular is the Ahmedabad Rath Yatra. In 2017, the date of Rath Yatra in Gujarat is June 25. The Rathas used in the Rath Yatra are small in size compared to the huge Rathas in Puri. In Gujarat, Rath Yatra is also held in many cities and towns like Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Surat and Porbandar.

The Rath Yatras in various cities, towns and villages in Gujarat take place on the same day when the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra takes place. Three small chariots with the idols of Lord Jagannath (Krishna), Balarama (Balabhadra) and Subhadra are pulled by the devotees through the cities, towns and villages. Thousands of devotees throng the streets on the day to have a ‘darshan’ of the deities.


The Ahmedabad Rath Yatra has a history of more 130 years. The procession begins from the Jagannath temple in Jamalpur locality in Ahmedabad city and passes through a 14 km …

Sri Durga Lakshmaneswara Swamy Temple at Laxmaneswaram near Naraspur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Durga Lakshmaneswara Swamy Temple is located at Laxmaneswaram, which is about 3 km from Narsapur in West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine is located near the Vasista River (also known as the Vasista Godavari). The temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga. It is believed that Lakshman, brother of Bhagvan Sri Ram established the Shrine.

This is a fierce form of Mother Goddess. However, she is kind to her devotees and fulfills their wishes. It is said that the Goddess do not like any commotion. She expects peace and silence. Due to this reason, there are no houses near the shrine.

Tuesdays and Fridays are important days here.
Annual temple festival and Navratri are the important festivals observed here.

Sri Anjaneya Swamy Vari Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Anjaneya Swamy Vari Temple is located at Narsapur in West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine is located near the Vasista River (also known as the Vasista Godavari). The temple is dedicated to Anjaneya Swamy – popularly known as Bajrang Bali or Hanuman.

This is a beautiful shrine dedicated to Sri Anjaneya Swamy.

The most important festivals observed in the temple are Hanuman Jayanti and Sri Ramnavami.
The 41-day Hanuman deeksha or Hanuman Jayanti vratam from Chaitra Purnima to Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi attracts scores of devotees.

Sri Adikesava Embermanar Swamy Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Adikesava Embermanar Swamy Temple is located at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine is located near the Vasista River (also known as the Vasista Godavari). The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Sri Puppala Ramanappa Naidu, a translator working for the British East India Company, constructed the temple around 300 years ago. The temple is similar in architecture to the Sriperambadur Temple at Bhootapuri in TamilNadu. So the temple is also known as Abhinava Bhootapuri.
The annual temple festival (Brahmostsavam) is observed in Vaishakh month (April – May) and it attracts thousands of devotees.

Godavari Pushkaralu Importance – Spiritual and Religious Significance of Godavari Pushkaram and why it is performed?

Godavari Pushkaralu happens once in 12 years and is of great significance to Hindus around the world. It is believed that performing holy dip in GodavariRiver during the Pushkaram period will help in redemption of sins. It is also an highly auspicious period to perform rituals to departed souls. The spiritual and religious significance is due to the belief that during this period all Hindu Gods and saints take holy dip in Godavari and this makes the river sacred.
The Pushkaram festival is performed in 12 important rivers when Jupiter enters a particular zodiac sign. Thus there are twelve pushkarams. The most important is the Godavari Pushkaram. The pushkaram lasts as long as the Jupiter remains in that particular Zodiac sign.
Godavari Pushkaram happens when Jupiter enters Leo.
Godavari Pushkaralu is conducted for 24 days. The first 12 days of Godavari Pushkaram is called Aadhi Pushkaram.
The last 12 days of is known as Anthya pushkaram.

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Godavari Pushkaralu 2015

Sacred Places and Hindu Temples located at Kovvur in Andhra Pradesh

Kovvur is an important pilgrimage town with numerous sacred places and Hindu Temples in West Godavari District. The place located on the sacred banks of Godavari River. It is an important railway station on South Eastern Railway with frequent trains to Visakhapatnam (Vizag). The town is also located on the National Highway 5.



Kovvur is famous as Goshpada Kshetram.
Important temples, mutts and sacred places located here are Sivalayam Veerabrahmendra Swamy Temple, Gayatri Devi Temple Ramalayam Krishna Temple Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Gayatri Gosala. Sri Ramamananda Gowdiya Mutt Sri Anjaneyaswami Temple Kovvuramma Temple, Varada Gopalaswami Temple Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Sri C S B B S Swamiji Ashram Santhimatam Srinivasapuram

One of the most renowned Goudiya Mutts is located in the town, opposite to the Lanchila Revu near the banks of Godavari River – Bhajans and talks on various leelas of Sri Krishna takes place here daily.

Trimbakeshwar Temple Timing – Opening and Closing – Darshan Time at Trimbakeshwar Temple at Nashik in Maharashtra

Trimbakeshwar Temple at Nashik in Maharashtra is one among the 12 Jyotirling temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Below is the opening and closing time at the shrine. Please note that the darshan timing at Trimbakeshwar Temple will be cut short or extended during important rituals. The shrine might remain closed during Grahan or eclipise.

Trimbakeshwar Temple Darshan Timing The shrine is open from 5:30 AM in morning. The shrine closes at 9:00 PM in the evening.
Please note that darshan will be restricted during various daily rituals, which will be based on local sunrise time.

Hanuman Temple at Siruli near Puri in Odisha – Siruli Mahavir Temple

Siruli Mahavir temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman and it is located at SiruliVillage which is around 10 km off left of Siruli Crossing after Chandanpur on the Puri Bhuvaneswar National Highway. HanumanTemple at Siruli is around 22 km from Pune and around 72 km from Bhubaneswar. The unique aspect of the temple is that the Mahvir Hanuman is always looking with his left eye on the Neel Chakra atop the Puri Jagannath Temple.


Story of SiruliMahavirTemple
Legend has it that after defeating Ravana, Lord Ram had returned to Ayodhya. When all the ceremonies were over and Lord Ram was anointed as the king of Ayodhya, Hanuman set out on a pilgrimage and had visited JagannathTemple at Puri. While returning back from Puri, he saw beautiful pond full of lotus flowers and He decided to offer His evening prayers here. SiruliHanumanTemple is located at the spot where Hanuman offered His prayers.
Architecture of the Temple
The original murti of Mahavir Hanuman worshipped in the templ…

Sabara Srikhetra – Jagannath temple in Koraput – Observes Nabakalebara only if there are remnants of Holy Neem tree at Puri Jagannath Temple

Nabakalebara, change of murtis, worshipped in PuriJagannathTemple is taking place in this year. Neem trees are selected and cut for making the new murtis. Sabara Srikhetra, Jagannath temple in Koraput, too observes Nabakalebara but only if there are leftover Daru (holy neem tree) of the Trinity at Puri.  The New Indian Express reports  The last Nabakalebara in Sabara Srikhetra was observed in 1971 when the remnants of the Daru used for preparing the idol of Lord Balabhadra at Puri temple were used for making all the three idols here.  Sources in the temple management said in 1969 Nabakalebara, after preparation of new idol of Lord Balabhadra at Puri temple, some timber was left. The then members of Sabara Srikhetra management urged the SJTA and Puri Gajapati Maharaj to donate the leftover Daru to make the three idols for Koraput Jagannath temple. The then SJTA agreed and the remnants of Balabhadra Daru were taken to Koraput with which the three idols were made in Sabara Srikhetra in 1…

November 2015 Bhadra Kal Tithi – Bhadra Kal Date and Time in November 2015

Bhadra Kal is a certain period (around 12 hours) in a Tithi as per Hindu astrology and calendar. It is considered a bad period. Below is the Bhadra Kal date and time in month of November 2015. Bhadra Kaal time is considered inauspicious for journey. No events are held during the period. Hindu also do not start new venture during the period. The time of Bhadra Kal is different in calendars and panchangs followed in western parts of India.
Bhadra Kal Tithi date and time based on North India Panchang and Calendar in November 2015:
9:18 AM to 9:20 PM on November 2 11:49 PM on Nov 5 to 12:36 PM on November 6:43 PM on November 9 to 7:43 AM on Nov 10 12:56 PM on November 15 to 12:48 AM on November 16 9:38 PM on November 18 to 8:42 AM on November 19 2:28 AM to 1:07 PM on November 22 6:17 PM on November 24 to 5:17 AM on Nov 25 12:56 PM on November 28 to 12:30 AM on November 29

Ashwathy Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Ashwathy Birth Star Born male Character

Ashwathy Nakshatra is the first birth star or Nakshatra in Hindu astrology. Below are the important Ashwathy Nakshatra male characteristics. Males born in the birth star will be handsome. They will have luck in their favor.

Will be agile and extrovert Will be humble Will have good intelligence. Will not be stable in romantic related matters. Will give importance to science and learning skills. Will be of helpful nature. Ashwathy Nakshatra born males will give importance to cleanliness.

Vyatipata Yoga October 2016 Date and Time

Vyatipata Yoga, also known as Vyatipat Yog, is an inauspicious period in Tithi or day as per Hindu calendar and Panchang. It is bad for new beginnings etc. In October 2016 there is Vyatipata Yoga – date and time – October 18 and 19. All good activities are avoided during the period. The time period of Vyatipat is known as a period of calamity.
Detail time of Vyatipata Yoga in October 2016 6:31 PM on October 18 to 3:25 PM on October 19
The popular belief is that things performed during the period will face reversals.
Those people who were born during the Vyatipata Yoga period might face difficulties in life as per Hindu astrology. The solution is to offer prayers to Ganesha.

Good date for giving birth in June 2016 – Auspicious dates for birth of baby in June 2016

There are many couples who look for good dates for giving birth of baby. These are the good dates for giving birth in June 2016. Please note that the auspicious date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations. So consider this only just as a guide.
Good dates for birth of baby in June 2016
June 1 June 2 good till 6:40 PM June 6 good till 10:15 AM June 7 after 8:45 AM
June 8 good till 11:55 AM June 12 good only after 2:00 PM June 15 good till 8:40 PM June 16 good after 10:00 AM June 18 June 22 good after 8:30 AM June 24 June 25 June 27 good after 8:10 AM June 28
Not Auspicious Dates in June 2016 – June 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 29 and June 30

Uthrattathi Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Uthrittathi Nakshatra Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Uthrattath Nakshatra born female is that they will have good communication skills. Another important character of the birth star is that they will never go against truth and existing laws Other Uthrittathi Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:

Will enjoy various pleasure of life. Will behave in humble and kind manner with others. Will do charity. Will be of helpful nature. Will show keen interest in health. Will be keen in amassing wealth. But will not be so keen in spending money. Will gather deep knowledge of subject in which they have interest. Will make good homemakers. Will never be proud. Will get love and respect of spouse.

Pooruruttathi Nakshatra Female Characteristics - Pooruruttathi Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Pooruruttathi Nakshatra born female is that they will never stay in a single place. They will move around. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be fearful. Other Pooruruttathi Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:

It will be difficult to understand the character of the person born in this Nakshatra. Will be interested in making friends with male members. Will get government jobs Will have a peaceful mind Will be keen on neatness Will be strict on punctuality and on doing job on time. Will have long life. Will be rich.

Vaidhriti Yoga October 2016 Date and Time - Vaidhriti Yog October 2016

Vaidhriti Yoga is a bad period based on Hindu astrology calculations. Vaidhriti Yoga October 2016 date and time is October 2 and 3; October 27 and 28. Detail time is as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar and panchang followed in North India is given below. It occurs in certain months in a Hindu calendar and is based complex astrological calculations.
Time is from 3:34 PM on October 2 to 4:24 PM October 3

Time is from 7:51 PM on October 27 to 8:25 PM October 28
The popular belief is that things performed during the period will face reversals. 
Vaidhriti Yog is similar to another inauspicious yog known as Vyatipat.

Love is the very basis of Hinduism – Swami Chinmayananda

To a sincere devotee, nothing is impossible. Mere devotion alone is not sufficient. Devotion to the Lord must be ever dancing in our heart, and our hands and legs must sweat in work, our head (intellect) must think well, and thus, holding on to Him in love, let us use all the faculties and powers he has so lovingly given us. Then no one can fail. No one will lose. None can come to sorrow.
Love is the very basis of Hinduism. If you know how to love, you are a great Hindu. All great people have become great because of their love for others. They gained greatness because they learnt to love.
Since love is the heart of Hinduism, we, as children of this mighty culture, must also know that is love, and learn to love all others in this wide world. The Lord is the sheer embodiment of love. If we understand what love is, and teach ourselves to love all, we have served our Lord Sri Parameshwara. There is no puja greater than that, no tapas more effective. Therefore, children, Love! Love!! Love…

Hanuman Chalisa pdf in Hindi – Download Hanuman Chalisa in pdf in Hindi for Free

Hanuman Chalisa, composed by Goswami Tulsidas, is the most popular prayer (bhajans) dedicated to Hanuman. Below is the link to Hanuman Chalisa pdf in Hindi text. You can download it for free. It is uploaded into google documents. There is no authorization required for downloading. It is aboslutely free. For easy download you need to be logged into gmail or any other google product.
Link - Hanuman Chalisa pdf

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 7, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:59 PM on July 7. 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.
How is July 7, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day till 2:00 PM
Nakshatra – Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 9:03 PM on July 7. Then onward it is Uttarabhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi till 3:28 PM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
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