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Kimpurushas in Hinduism

Kimpurushas are semi-divine beings or minor deities mentioned in several Hindu scriptures. Kimpurushas are a combination of human, animal and supernatural traits. They have human figures and horse’s head. In some Hindu scriptures Kimpurushas are the same as Kinnaras.
As per Mahabharata, they were the children of Pulaha Rishi. Some Puranas suggest that they were born from the limbs of Brahma.
Kimpurushas lived near the Himalayas and their leader was Druma.
As per some scriptures, they are attached to the service of Kubera, the treasurer of gods. They are also famous as celestial musicians.

Sri Visweswara Swamy Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Visweswara Swamy 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 Shiva – who is worshipped here as Visweswara Swamy.
This is a small but beautiful shrine. It follows the Shaiva tradition.
Shivratri is the most important festival observed here.
Pradosham and Mondays attract maximum devotees. Speical pujas are observed during the days.

Number of Palkis Participating in Pandarpur Yatra

Palkis, or Palanquins, are the indispensable part of Pandarpur Yatra. Footprints or Sandals of saints of a particular region are carried in the Palki. There is no exact count regarding the number of palkis taking place in the annual Pandarpur Yatra from Dehu and Alandi in Pune to Pandarpur. The most important palkis are those of Sant Jnaneshwar Maharaj from Alandi and Sant Tukaram Maharaj from Dehu.
Here are some of the important Palkis that undertake Pandarpur Yatra:
Sant Jnaneshwar Maharaj from Alandi near Pune.
Sant Tukaram Maharaj from Dehu.
Muktabai from Mehun near Bhusawal in Jalgaon District
Nrisimhav-Saraswati from Mehekar in Buldhana District
Svarupananda from Dhanegaon in District Buldhana
Seshanarayana from Amaravati
Shankara Maharaj from Mahuli in Amaravati District
Rukmini;s Palki from Kondapur
Bhuteshwara from Nagpur
Ekanatha’s Palki from Marathawada
Jnanobha Maharaj from Tuljapur
Nivrttinatha from Tryambakeshwar near Nashik
Sopandeva from Saswad near Pune
Lakshmi Naray…

Sri Someswara Swamy Vari Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Someswara 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 Shiva – who is worshipped here as Someswara Swamy. As Someswara, Shiva is the one who saved Chandra, the moon god from vanishing completely. Someshwara Shiva is also the Lord of the medicines.
This is a small but beautiful shrine. It follows the Shaiva tradition.
Shivratri is the most important festival observed here.
Pradosham and Mondays attract maximum devotees. Speical pujas are observed during the days.

Sri Madana Gopala Swamy Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Madana Gopala Swamy 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 Bhagvan Sri Krishna – who is worshipped here as Madana Gopala Swamy.

This is a small but beautiful shrine. It follows the Vaishnava tradition. 
Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the most important festival observed here.

Kondalamma Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Kondalamma 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 Kondalamma, a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti.
In the year 1970, people of the region found a murti of Goddess Kondalamma floating on the Godavari River. They took the murti, placed it on the banks of the river, and made a temporary shelter for it using palm leaves.
A week later, a cyclone hit the region. Houses and many concrete structures were damaged in the cyclone. But people soon witnessed that nothing happened to the Goddess Kondalamma’s temporary structure made using palm leaves. Not even a single palm leaf had moved from its place.
The villagers then constructed a temple for the Goddess and offered prayers. Since then there has been no damage in the village due to cyclone.
People to escape from nature’s fury worship goddess Kondalamma of Narsapur. She is also worshipped for healthy children by newlywed…

Sabara – Commentator on Mimamsa Sutra of Jaimini

Sabara, who is believed to have lived during 1st century BC, was a famous commentator on Mimamsa Sutra of Sage Jaimini. His Bhashya on Mimamsa Sutra is the most important work in this genre and all later Mimamsa literary works are based on it. Hence, Sabara is also referred as father of Mimamasa literature in Hinduism.
Sabara, a great scholar of the Vedas, states that Dharma connects men with ultimate bliss.
Sabara accepted six pramanas – pratyaksha, anumana, sabda, upamana, arthapatti, and anupalabdhi. He has explained them in his bhashya.
It would have been very difficult to understand the Mimamsa Sutra of Jaimini without the commentary of Sabara.
It is widely accepted that Sabara was the one who systematized and coordinated sutras in adhikaranas.
Period of Sabara Scholars have no one opinion regarding the period of Sabara.
1st century BCE is the period given by M.Winternitz.
The period around 57 BCE is suggested by Ganganath Jha. This is based on the evidence of a traditional shlok…

Gudem in Telangana – Hindu Temples and Sacred Places in Gudem in Adilabad District in Telangana

Gudem is located on the banks of Godavari River in Adilabad District in Telangana. There are numerous Hindu temples and sacred places located at Gudem especially near the Godavari River. Taking a holy dip and performing shradh, tarpan and pinda daan to ancestors in Godavari River at Gudem is considered highly meritorious.

Thousands of devotees take dip here during auspicious days. The spot attracts a huge crowd during the Godavari Pushkaram, which is held once in twelve years.



The most famous Hindu temple located at Gudem is the Satyanarayana Swamy Temple – dedicated to Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The temple is located atop a scenic hill.
Gudem is located in Dandepalli Mandal. Gudem is around 40 km from Mancherial.

Hindu Temples and Sacred Places in Chennur in Adilabad District in Telangana

Chennur is located on the banks of Godavari River in Adilabad District in Telangana. Here Godavari River is known as Uttaravahini as the river bends and flows towards the north.  Uttar means north. The place is famous for Vedic pundits. There are numerous Hindu temples and sacred places located here especially near the Godavari River.

Take a holy dip in Godavari River in Chennur is considered highly meritorious. Thousands of devotees take dip here during auspicious days. The spot attracts a huge crowd during the Godavari Pushkaram, which is held once in twelve years.
The most famous Hindu temple located at Chennur is the Anjaneya Swami Temple – dedicated to Hanuman.

Yalgur Temple – Hanuman Temple at Yalgur near Bijapur in Karnataka – Yalguresh Hanuman

YalgurTemple, dedicated to Hanuman, is located at Yalgur near Bijapur in Karnataka. The Hanuman worshipped here is popularly known as Yalguresh Hanuman. The shrine is around three kilometer off Nidgundi on the National Highway 13.



Story of Yalguresh Hanuman
Legend has it that Lord Ram had visited Yalgur located on the banks of KrishnaRiver during his exile period. Yalguresh means lord of seven villages. The seven villages located in the vicinity of Yalgur village do not have a Hanuman temple.
During the period of Muslim invasion, the murti worshipped in the shrine was carried away to another temple to keep it away from getting destroyed. After several years when the murti was being unpacked, the priest broke in inadvertently.
The priest was filled with remorse. During the night he had a dream in which Hanumanji appeared and asked him to bring the broken murti back to Yalgur and place it in the sanctum sanctorum. He was also directed to perform puja outside the sanctum sanctorum withou…

Baba Garibnath Temple at Muzaffarpur in Bihar

Baba Garibnath Temple is located at Purna Bazaar in Muzaffarpur in Bihar and is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The Shivling worshiped in the temple is Swayambhu, which appeared on its own. The main offering in the temple is water, milk and Bilva leaves also known as Bel Patra. There is a very popular belief that the poor get relief to their problems after worshiping here that is one reason why the temple is known as Baba Garibnath Temple.
Legend has it that the region where the present day temple is located had seven banyan trees. The person who bought the land cut five trees and while he was chopping the sixth tree blood started coming out from under the tree. A Shivling had got hit with the axe. A temple was created after the incident. The seventh banyan tree too can be found nearby.
The main temple has a dome with seven kalasha made of Ashtadhatu.
The Swayambhu Shivalinga is located 1.5 feet below the floor. The base is covered with silver and argha, an octagonal ashtadhatu coverin…

Pandharpur Yatra Live Video – Live Pandharpur Yatra 2015

There is no official exclusive website airing Pandharpur Yatra Live Video but you can watch live Pandharpur Yatra in 2015 on various news channels which have live online streaming. You can watch Pandharpur Yatra Live Video from Dehu and Alandi on July 8 and July 9, 2015. The yatra concludes on July 27, 2015.

Please note that the Live Pandharpur Yatra 2015 will be interrupted by other news programs aired by these channels. But you will be able get live streaming during important ceremonies and during starting of the yatra.

First option is you can watch it live here on TV9


Another option is abpmajha live tv

Sri Kapila Malleswara Swamy Temple at Naraspur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Kapila Malleswara Swamy Temple is located 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 Lord Shiva. It is believed that the shrine was established by Sage Kapila. The temple is believed to have been constructed between 11th and 12th century. The place is also known as Gopada Kshetra.



Apart from the Shivling in the sanctum sanctorum, the temple also has murtis of Kanaka Durga Devi, Subrahmanya, Ganesha, Surya, Dattatreya and Vaikunta Rama Swami.
A unique aspect of th temple is that the murti of Bhagvan Sri Ram is without Mata Sita. Perhaps Sri Ram might have come here after Mata Sita was kidnapped by demon king Ravana.
The ashram of Sage Kapila was located at the spot where the current temple stands. The Shivling was established by the Sage. Once a cowherd noticed one of his cow shedding milk involuntarily on a particular spot daily. On inquiry the cowherd discover…

December 2015 Bhadra Kal Tithi – Bhadra Kal Date and Time in December 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 December 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 December 2015:
12:53 AM to 1:27 PM on December 2 6:35 PM on December 5 to 7:39 AM on December 6 1:36 PM on December 9 to 2:16 AM on December 10 2:21 AM to 2:12 PM on December 15 8:48 AM to 7:41 PM on December 18 12:42 PM to 11:33 PM on December 21 5:53 AM to 5:15 PM on December 24 3:33 AM to 3:39 PM on December 27 7:08 PM on December 31 to

Vyatipata Yoga November 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 November 2016 there is Vyatipata Yoga – date and time – November 13. 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 November 2016 7:41 AM on November 13 to 4:36 AM on November 14

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.

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

Vaidhriti Yoga is a bad period based on Hindu astrology calculations. Vaidhriti Yoga November 2016 date and time is November 23. 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 12:26 AM on November 23 to 12:11 AM November 24.

The popular belief is that things performed during the period will face reversals. 
Vaidhriti Yog is similar to another inauspicious yog known as Vyatipat.

Tiruvathira Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Thiruvathira Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Thiruvathira Nakshatra born male is that they will be fickle minded. Another important character of the birth star is that they will have lot of friends. Other Tiruvathira Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:

Will have long life. Will easily find the fault of others. Will be proud. Will be honored and rewarded for excellence. Might lie purposefully Will be able to easily understand the root cause of a problem. Will make good friends especially those in power and high positions.

Makayiram Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Makayiram Birth Star Born male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Makayiram Nakshatra born male is that they will be energetic and enthusiastic. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be hard working. Other Makayiram Nakshatra male Characteristics are given below:

Will be very good in their field of activity. Will be productive and creative. Will grown in career slowly and steadily. Will be smart in handling money and wealth. Will win over people easily. Will love family and relatives. Will follow rules and regulations. Will have good and healthy children. Will show more love and care towards mother. Will be religious minded.

Krittika Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Krittika Birth Star Born Male Character

The most important characteristics of Krittika Nakshatra born male is that they will be highly energetic. They will have good health and will be handsome. Another important character is that is that they will have good strength. Other Krittika Nakshatra male Characteristics are:
Will give importance to physical health. Might take decision in haste. Will be short tempered. Will not be keen in following social customs. Might not give importance to religious values. Will not tolerate matters that hurt their pride. Will have good leadership qualities. Will become famous. Will not be of helpful nature.

Skanda Panchami

Dedicated to Lord Muruga, Skanda Panchami (Kanda Panjami) is observed on the fifth day after the Amavasi (no moon) in the month month of Ashada (June – July) in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and on the fifth day after Amavasai in Aani month in Tamil calendar. In 2017, the date of Skanda Panchami is June 28.

Lord Muruga is also known as Lord Kartik, Kartikeya and Subrahamaniya. The day after Skanda Panchami is observed as Kumar Shasti (Kumara Sashti) in certain parts of India and Nepal. In such regions, the belief is that Lord Muruga appeared on the day.

The world is full of misery to an ignorant man and full of bliss to a wise man – Yoga Vasishta

Even though bondage does not really exist, it becomes strong through desire for worldly enjoyments; when this desire subsides bondage becomes weak.
Like waves rising up from the ocean the unstable mind rises out of the vast and stable expanse of the Supreme Self.
The world is full of misery to an ignorant man and full of bliss to a wise man.
The bliss of a man of discrimination, who has rejected samsara and discarded all mental concepts, constantly increases.
Like clouds which suddenly appear in a clear sky and as suddenly dissolve, the entire universe (appears) in the Self and (dissolves in it). Yoga Vasishta

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 8, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 5:30 PM on July 8. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 8, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
Nakshatra – Uttarabhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 7:23 PM on July 8. Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Adhik Ashada Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Extra Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgar…

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