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Bal Hanuman Temple in Delhi – Bala Hanuman Mandir in Delhi

Bal Hanuman Temple in Delhi is located on Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi near Connaught Place, Jantar Mandir. The temple is believed to have existed during the period of Pandavas when Delhi was known as Indraprastha. The murti worshipped in the Bala Hanuman Mandir is swayambhuhu – not human made but which appeared on its own.
The face of murti of Hanuman worshipped in the temple that of a Balak or young child. Thus he is popularly known as Bal Hanuman.
The murti faces south and therefore only one eye is seen. Mace is in his left hand. Right hand rests on chest. The murti is adorned with flowers and a chentura.
The main entrance door of the Bal Hanuman Temple is embossed with artwork depicting scenes from the Ramayana. Ramacharitamanas of Tulsidas is painted on the roof of the main mandap in the temple complex. Sundarkand is engraved in marble slabs in the main mandap.
Another unique aspect of the Bala Hanuman Temple in Delhi is that there is a crescent moon in the Vimana instead o…

Kapaleeshwar Temple at Nashik in Maharashtra – A Rare Shiva Temple without Nandi

Kapaleeshwar Temple is located at Ramkund in Nashik in Maharashtra. This is a very rare temple dedicated to Lord Shiva as there is no murti of Nandi facing the Shivling in the temple.
Legend has it that Shiva roamed around the earth after cutting off the fifth head of Shiva. He was looking for redemption of sin he commited by cutting the fifth head of Brahma.


It is said that at Ramkund, Nandi advised Shiva to have a holy dip in the Godavari River for redemption of sin.  
Shiva attained redemption from sin.

Pleased with this act, Lord Shiva took Nandi as one of his gurus and so there is no murti of Nandi outside the Kapaleshwar Temple at Ramkund.
One has to climb a few steep steps to reach the shrine. In the sanctum sanctorum, there is an ancient Shivling.

Demon King Ravana of Ramayana Belongs to the Lineage of Lord Brahma

Many people might not be aware that Ravana, the demon king in the Ramayana, belongs to the lineage of Brahma, the God of creation as per Hinduism.
Brahma had six mind born sons. They are Marichi Angiras Atri Pulahan Pulastyan Kritu
Pulastyan had a son named Vishrawas.
Vishrawas married Kaikasi and they had three sons and a daughter.

The sons were Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Vibhishana. The daughter was named Shoorpanaka. Thus it is stated in many Puranas that demons belong to the lineage of Brahma.
Thus the variation of Gunas - Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas - results in one being good or bad.

Shubh Muhurat in December 2015 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang – Shubh Mahurat December 2015

Shubh Muhurat or auspicious days in December 2015 as per Hindu calendar is based on astrological calculations and the period of Shubh Mahurat varies from country to country and even within regions in India. The Shubh Muhurats below are based on Panchangs followed in India and is meant to give an idea regarding auspicious days in December.
Shubh Muhurat December 2015 –
December 1 December 3 December 4 December 5 Shubh Muhurat till 6:20 PM December 6 shubh muhurat after 8:00 PM December 7 December 8 shubh muhurat till 1:00 PM December 13 December 14 December 15 shubh muhurat after 2:00 PM December 16 shubh muhurat till 2:00 PM December 17 December 20 December 21 shubh muhurat till 2:00 PM December 25 December 26 December 27 shubh muhurat till 3:00 PM December 28 shubh muhurat after 3:00 PM
December 29

Gnana Saraswati Temple at Musheerabad in Hyderabad - Secunderabad

Gnana Saraswati Temple is a modern temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of art, learning and knowledge. The shrine is located at Musheerabad in Hyderabad. The exact address of the temple is opposite to Gandhi hospital Krishna Nagar Colony in Musheerabad in Secunderabad. The temple is famous for Aksharabhyasam – initiation of children into the world of learning and letters.



Every year during Vasant Panchami and Navarati thousands of children are initiated into the world of knowledge and learning at the temple.
Special pujas for education of children are performed in the temple.
People also keep notebooks, pencils and other study materials of their children at the feet of goddess for taking her blessings.
The Shrine is open from 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM and from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
The temple hosts numerous spiritual programs and music programs especially in the auditorium near the temple complex.
Temple Address Gnana Saraswati Temple Opp. Gandhi Hospital, Krishna Nagar…

Trimbakeshwar Temple History – Story of Trimbakeshwar Temple

Located near the source of Godavari River, Trimbakeshwar Temple is one among the 12 Jyotirling temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The history of Trimbakeshwar Temple is associated with Sage Gautama. The story begins with the sage committing a sin by accidentally killing a cow.

For redemption of sin, Sage Gautama performed intense austerity to appease Shiva on Brahmagiri Hill at Trimbakeshwar. After several years, Shiva was pleased with the devotion, piety and determination of Sage Gautama. Shiva then appeared before Sage Gautama.


For redemption of sin, Shiva brought down Ganga River to the south of Vindhyas. Ganga River is known as Godavari as Sage Gautama brought it down.
A Shivling appeared at the place where Shiva appeared and blessed Sage Gautama.
The Trimbakeshwar Temple is located at this spot.

Gnana Saraswati Temple at Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Gnana Saraswati Temple is located at SVN nagar near Ring Road in Vizianagaram and is a temple exclusively dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess learning and knowledge. This is a modern temple and was established in 2006. The temple is famous for Aksharabhyasam – initiation of children into the world of learning and letters. The temple is around 2 KM from Vizianagaram Railway Station and Bus Station.



Every year during Vasant Panchami and Navarati thousands of children are initiated into the world of knowledge and learning at the temple.
Special pujas for education of children are performed in the temple.
People also keep notebooks, pencils and other study materials of their children at the feet of goddess for taking her blessings.
The Shrine is open from 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM and from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Story - Hanuman and Goddess Shyama – Khir Bhawani

The story of Khir Bhawani (Goddess Shyama) and Hanuman is found in some versions of Ramayana. Legend has it that Ravana to increase his powers propitiated Shiva by doing intense austerities. To gain more strength, Shiva asked Ravana to appease Goddess Shyama, an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. 
Ravana offers intense austerities for several years and Goddess Shyama agrees to reside at Lanka. With the presence of Goddess Shyama, Ravana becomes more powerful.
Goddess Shyama resides at Lanka with thousands of nagas. Ravana defeats all his enemies and conquers heaven during this period. There was no one as powerful as Ravana.

The demon king then kidnaps Mata Sita
But Goddess Shyama disagrees to Ravana kidnapping Mata Sita.
When Sri Ram arrives at Lanka to rescue Mata Sita, Goddess Shyama decides to abandon Lanka.
She requests the help of Hanuman to carry her and nagas from the Island.
Hanuman carries Goddess Shyama and nagas on his back and reaches the Himalayas. He finds a huge marshy ar…

Walking to Tirupati Balaji Temple from Chennai – Pilgrimage on foot to Tirumala

Walking to Tirupati Balaji Temple from Chennai is organized annually by Tirumayilai Sri Anjaneyar Bhakta Jana Sabha. The pilgrimage on foot to Tirumala is being organized for past 15 years by the Sabha. The team will walk from Chennai to the Tirupati temple.

In 2015, the group will leave Chennai on July 18, 8 AM, after puja and annadanam at the Luz Anjaneya Temple. For details call 9444394045.

Godh Bharai Dates in January 2016 – Hindu Baby Shower Good Dates in January 2016

Godh Bharai Dates in January 2016 is based on Hindu calendar and Panchang. Godh Bharai is the Hindu baby shower and is one of the auspicious occasions. Below are the good dates in January 2016 for performing this important ritual.

January 1 after 8:30 AM
January 2
January 3 January 4 till 4:00 PM
January 10 after 9:45 AM January 11
January 17 till 11:50 PM
January 20 after 10:45 AM January 21 good till 8:15 PM January 25 January 28
January 29
January 30 good till 5:05 PM January 31
Dates to be avoided in January 2016 for Godh Bharai –  January 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, and January 27

Please note that there is Kharmas till January 15, 2016 in North India. If you are following Kharmas then the dates before January 15 are not applicable. Kharmas is not followed in Southern, western and eastern parts of India.

Uthradam Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Uthradam Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Uttarashada Nakshatra born Male is that they will be always trying to attain new heights. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be punctual. Other Uttara Shada Nakshatra Male Characteristics are given below:

Will be humorous. Will have lot of enemies Will be unhappy many times Will travel a lot Will be proud. Will be scholars. Will show kindness to those who are suffering. Will become famous. Will maintain high standard of cleanliness.

Pooradam Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Pooradam Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Pooradam Nakshatra born Male is that they will be openhearted. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be of forgiving nature. Other Pooradam Nakshatra Male Characteristics are given below:

Will have strong and good friendship Will have good intelligence. Will be respected by relatives. Will have good children. Will get a spouse as per desire Will be honored of hard work Will be overcome by emotions easily. Will be interested in all sorts of enjoyment. Might face difficulty in marriage.

Dada J P Vaswani On Three different types of people

Can anyone of us say with absolute certainty: Nothing binds me. I am absolutely free? Each and every one of us is bound by the fetters of Karma. Our ancient scriptures tell us of three different types of people: Nityamutka, mukta and badha.
The nityamuktas are those blessed souls who are not subject to the law of karma. It effects can no longer touch them; for they have attained the Lotus Feet of the Lord; they are the ever-free, the eternally free, who are above and beyond the cycle of bird and re-birth, above and beyond karma.
The muktas are the liberated or emancipated souls; those who, through the grace of god or the grace of their guru, have succeeded in liberating themselves from the bondage of karma.

The third type, badhas, are bound souls like us who are still bound by the toils of their own karma. Many of us, alas, are still in a state of ignorance about our own condition. Dada J P Vaswani

Use of Mangal Yantra

Mangal Yantra is associated with Mangal Grah. It is considered highly meritorious to have it at home or office. The most important use of Mangal yantra is that it will help in solving debt related issues. Uses of Mangal Yantra are given below:

Disputes regarding property will be settled. Disputes regarding wealth and money will be settled in your favor. Increase in profit Mangali people will get married quickly by offering prayers to Mangal Yantra. Helps in overcoming debts. Solution to paying loans easily.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 14, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 6:42 AM on July 14. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 14, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day
Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Mrigasheersham or Makayiram Nakshatra till 1:40 PM on July 14. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 1:39 AM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shiv Chaturdasi Vrat. Godavari Pushkaram begins. Nashik Kumbha Mela Flag Hoisting.
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Adhik Ashada Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning p…

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