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Sudarshana Mantra in Kannada in pdf – Sudarshan Mantra in Kannada Text

Sudarshana Mantra is a prayer dedicated to the Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu. Below is the Sudarshana Mantra in Kannada text in pdf. The prayer is chanted for overcoming fear and for defeating enemies. The document in pdf in Kannada language is provided by Sundar Kidambi of prapatti.

Link – Sudarshana Mantra in Kannada

Rankini Devi – About Goddess Rankini

Goddess Rankini is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is mainly worshipped in eastern parts of India, especially in Orissa, Jharkhand and Bengal. From ancient times, the tribes of the region worshiped her. Her shrines are mainly located in deep jungles. She is also a popular fertility deity in the region.
There is no reference of Rankini Devi in the Vedas, Puranas or Epics.



Goddess Rankini is invoked for protection. She was the guardian deity who helped people who ventured into the forest for various purposes.
Today, Goddess Rankini is worshipped like other forms of Mother Goddess. She is worshiped for wish fulfillment and for early cure of diseases. She is also worshipped by couples for good and healthy children.
The murti of Goddess Rankini is a naturally occurring stone with marks of her presence.
Even today animals are offered to her as part of sacrifice ritual.
Important temples dedicated to Rankini Devi are located in Jamshedhpur and Ghatshila.

Shakti Ganapati – One of the 32 forms of Ganesha

Shakti Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Hindu God Ganesh. This form of Ganesha is worshipped for the control of the five senses. Shakti Ganapati Mantra is Alingya deveem haritandgyashtim
parasparakshlishta katipradesham!
Sandhyarunam pashasni vahantham
bhayapaham Shakti ganeshameede

In this form Ganesha is depicted as hugging a Goddess. Some scholars are also of the view that this is a Tantric posture of Ganapati.

The color of Shakti Ganapathi is deep red like setting sun. He has four hands and holds a noose, flower garland, one hand is in blessing posture and with the fourth he hugs the goddess, who is seated on this lap.

It is believed that prayers to this form helps in controlling the sense organs, so that a devotee will concentrate on his mission and achieve it without any major trouble.

Yakshi in Hindu Religion

Talk about Yakshi and what comes to the mind is a beautiful woman who turns into a fierce being and eat men. But the concept of Yakshi is as old as the Vedas. Although they were not part of the Vedic Pantheon. Voluptuous figures of Yakshi as old as third century BC have been discovered.
Thus, she was a concept that was known to the people of Vedic era.

She was associated with trees and water and thus part of nature spirits. Her figures had massive breasts, hips and thighs but slender thighs. She was plump and irresistibly beautiful.

To show her connection with nature, she is mostly depicted as standing beneath a tree.

In many folklores, Yakshi appears in terrifying form. She uses her heavenly beauty to lure men into their deaths. It is said that Yakshi enjoy men’s sexual favors before eating them.

Yakshini is part of sculptures in temples but here she is a guardian deity protecting the sanctum sanctorum.
In modern times, Yakshi is connected with women who had unnatural death, who we…

Honaidevi Navas Utsav at Hatnur near Sangli – Hatnur Honaidevi Shravan Month Festival

Honaidevi Navas Utsav at Hatnur near Sangli is observed in Shravan month. The fair and festival is observed on all Tuesdays and Fridays of the month at Hatnur Honaidevi Temple. Honaidevi Navas Utsav in 2017 in Shravan month is from July 24 to August 21.

Honaidevi is a gram devata and She is also the kuldevata or family deity of a large number of families in the region.

People offer prayers to Mother Goddess on Tuesday s and Fridays. They offer red clothes and coconut.
Some people also opt for fasting during the period.

Kapardikeshwar Yatra at Otur near Junnar in Maharashtra

Kapardikeshwar Yatra at Otur is annually held in Shravan month. It is observed at the Kapardikeshwar temple at Otur near Junnar in Maharashtra. Kapardikeshwar Yatra at Otur 2017 dates are July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14, and August 21.



The yatra is held on all Mondays in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.
The main ritual involves pouring of water, bilva leaves and milk on the Shivling here.
Devotees arrive from early morning to observe the ritual.

Nagnath Yatra at Nagnathwadi near Lalgun in Satara District in Maharashtra

Nagnath Yatra at Nagnathwadi is annually held in Shravan month. It is observed at the Nagnath temple at Nagnathwadi near Lalgun in Satara District. Nagnath Yatra at Nagnathwadi 2017 dates are July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14, and August 21.

The yatra is held on all Mondays in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.
The shrine has equal importance to Shiva and Nag Devatas.
The main ritual involves pouring of water, bilva leaves and milk on the Shivling here.
Devotees arrive from early morning to observe the ritual.

Nandikeshwar Yatra at Khilegaon near Athani in Belgaum District

Nandikeshwar Yatra is annually held in Shravan month. It is observed at the Nandikeshwar temple at Khilegaon near Athani in Belgaum District. Nandikeshwar Yatra 2017 dates are July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14, and August 21.
The yatra is held on all Mondays in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.
The main ritual involves pouring of water, bilva leaves and milk on the Shivling here.
Devotees arrive from early morning to observe the ritual.

Guhagar Temple – Hindu Temples at Guhagar Town near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra

Guhagar Town is located around 44 km from Chiplun in Ratnagiri Distirct in Maharashtra. The town has two famous Hindu Temples. Guhagar Temple include Durga Devi Temple and Vyadeshwar temple.
Guhagar Durga Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is the family deity or Kuldaivata of Chitpavan families. There are four subsidiary shrines in the main temple complex. Thus making it a five deity temple – Panchayatan.
Vyadeshwar temple is dedicated to Shiva. It is believed that the temple is constructed at the spot where Bhagvan Shiva gave darshan to Parashuram.
Shiva is known here as Vyadeshwar because the Shivling was installed by Vyad Muni.
The temple also has subsidiary shrines dedicated to Surya, Ganesha, Parvati and Vishnu and Lakshmi. There are also murtis of Nandi, Garuda and Maruti in the temple complex.

Hanuman Kavach Lyrics in Bengali– Hanuman Kavach Prayer in Bengali in pdf

Chanting Hanuman Kavach or Anjaneya Kavach is considered highly meritorious. Below is the link to Hanuman Kavach lyrics in Bengali in pdf. It can be can be chanted on all days. The text is in Bengali language. Chanting the mantra on Hanuman Jayanti is highly meritorious.
It is highly auspicious to chant the mantra on Tuesday and Saturday.
It is chanted for gaining self confidence and for peace and prosperity.
Those facing problems related to Shani Bhagavan in life will get relief by chanting the Hanuman Kavach on Saturday.

LinkHanuman Kavach Lyrics in Bengali

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

There are many couples who look for good dates for giving birth of baby. These are the good dates for giving birth in September 2016. Please note that the good date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations.
Good dates for birth of baby in September 2016 September 2 after 12:25 PM September 3 September 4 September 6 September 8 good after 12:03 PM September 13 good after 8:00 AM September 15 September 17 September 18
September 19 good after 3:20 PM September 24 good after 2:45 PM September 25 is good only till 1:00 PM September 26 good till 3:00 PM
Bad dates in September 2016 – September 1, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and September 30

Shubh Muhurat in August 2016 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang – Shubh Mahurat August 2016

Shubh Muhurat in August 2016 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 good days in August.
Shubh Muhurat August 2016 –
August 6 Shubh till 3:00 PM August 7 August 9
August 10 Shubh Muhurat till 10:30 AM August 11 Shubh after 5:40 PM August 12 August 17 Shubh Muhurat is good till 4:05 PM August 18 August 19 August 22 August 23 Shubh Muhurat till 3:15 PM
August 25 Shubh after 12:03 PM August 26

Rig Veda Chapter X, Verse 129 on Creation

Then there was neither entity nor non-entity; there was no world, no sky, nor anything beyond it. What enveloped all? Where? For whose happiness was it? Was it water, unapproachable and profound?
Then death was not, nor immortality. There was no  means of distinguishing night and day. That One live with self-supporting power, breathing without air. There was nothing different from, or above, it.
In the beginning there was darkness hidden in darkness; all this was undistinguishable chaos. That which, being everywhere, was wrapped in indistinctness, grew into one by the great power of austerity of contemplation.
A first arose Desire, which is the primal germ of mind. Sages searching with their heart’s thought have found the kinship of the existent in the non-existent.
The spreading ray of light, was it across, below, or above? There were impregnating powers, there were mighty forces; the self-supported was below, and the energizer above.
Who knows truly, and who can here declare, whenc…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 29, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:25 PM on July 29. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 29, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day
Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 11:53 AM on July 29. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh VratJaya Parvati Vrat begins in Gujarat.
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Nija Ashada Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Harya…

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