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Sri Ramachandra Swamy Temple at Jeedical near Jangaon in Telangana

Dedicated to Lord Ram, Sri Ramachandra Swamy Temple at Jeedical near Jangaon is an ancient shrine with reference to the Ramayana epic. The shrine is located around 10 km from Jangaon. It is believed that Bhagavan Sri Ram visited the place during his search of Mata Sita.
It is believed that Sri Ram killed Demon Maricha who was in guise of a golden deer here.
Two holy ponds near the shrine is of great importance.

Inavolu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple in Telangana – Ancient Shiva Temple at Inavolu near Warangal

Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple at Inavlolu village near Warangal is an ancient Shiva temple built prior to Kakatiyas around 700 AD and developed by Kakatiya rulers. Inavolu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is located on the Warangal – Khammam Road and is around 12 KM from Warangal Town.
Shiva is worshipped here as Mallikarjuna Swamy. It is a fierce form with stern looking eyes. The murti has four hands and they hold sword, vessel of blood, Dhamaru or hourglass drum and trident or trishul. His right leg stamps on the head of demons. Golla Kethamma and Balija Medalamma are his consorts.
The Shivling worshipped in the shrine is unique and rare. Only half of the Yonipitha or panavattam is visible. The Shivling has a canopy of five-hooded snake and is covered with gold.
The temple is noted for its architectural beauty especially the Keerti Toranams.
The main festival in the temple coincides with the Bhogi and Sankranti festival in Telangana in January month. The festival ends three months later on Ug…

Sant Choodamani Maharaj Punyatithi at Degloor

Sant Choodamani Maharaj punyatithi is held in Bhadrapad month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Choodamani Maharaj. His teaching echoes the great wisdom found in the Saints who are part of Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra. Sant Choodamani Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is August 30.
Various spiritual programs are organized by the followers of the Sant at Degloor in Maharashtra.
Sant Choodamani Maharaj punyatithi is annually observed on Bhadrapad Shukla paksha navami tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ganesh Yatra at Rethare Budruk near Karad

Ganesh Yatra at Rethare Budruk is held in Bhadrapad month. It is the annual fair and festival dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha observed at Rethare Budruk near Karad in Maharashtra. The festival coincides with the yearly Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Ganesh Yatra 2017 date at Rethare Budruk is August 29.
Hundreds of people participate in the Yatra associated with Ganpati. It is widely believed that participating in the annual yatra will help in attaining the blessing of Ganesha.
Ganesh Yatra at Rethare Budruk is annually observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Maharudrabhishek at Gangadhar Swamy Mutt at Malgaon near Miraj

Maharudrabhishek at Gangadhar Swamy Mutt is held in Bhadrapad month. It is an important ritual at the spiritual place in Malgaon near Miraj. Maharudrabhishek at Gangadhar Swamy Mutt 2017 date is August 29.
Hundreds of devotees participate in this yearly ritual dedicated to Shiva. Participating in Maharudrabhishek brings peace and prosperity.
Maharudrabhishek at Gangadhar Swamy Mutt is annually observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month.

Behdabheda Philosophy in Hinduism

Behdabheda Philosophy in Hinduism states that Unity or Oneness and Multiplicity are equally real. The Absolute is one and multiple forms evolve from that. The origin of Behdabheda Philosophy can be traced to the writings of Badarayana. The philosophy highly influenced the Bhakti movement during the medieval period in India.
Two of the most famous exponents of Behdabheda Philosophy are Vallabha (1479-1531 CE), founder of the Pushtimarga devotional sect, and Chaitanya (1485-1533 CE), the founder of the Gaudiya Vaishnava sect.
Other popular teachers of ancient India associated with the philosophy are Bhaskara, Yadavaprakasa, Nimbarka and Vijnanabhikshu.

Sant Bapudas Maharaj Punyatithi at Phaltan

Sant Bapudas Maharaj Punyatithi is held in Bhadrapad month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Bapudas Maharaj, a great saint who spread the teachings of Sanatana Dharma. He is quite similar to other sants in the Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra. Sant Bapudas Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is August 27. It is of great importance at Phaltan.
Hundreds of people participate in the prayer meeting and various other spiritual activities organized on the day.
Sant Bapudas Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sharan Lingeshwar Rathotsav at Sastapur near Basavakalyan in Bidar

Sharan Lingeshwar Rathotsav is held in Bhadrapad month. It is an important festival at the Shiva temple at Sastapur near Basavakalyan in Bidar. Sharan Lingeshwar Rathotsav 2017 date is August 28. It is the chariot festival observed here.
The annual fair and festival attracts hundreds of devotees. Chariot is pulled through the village on the day.
Sharan Lingeshwar Rathotsav is observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Atmagajanan Bhadrotsav at Angapur Vandan in Satara

Atmagajanan Bhadrotsav is held in Bhadrapad month. It is the important religious festival at Angapur Vandan in Satara. Atmagajanan Bhadrotsav 2017 date is August 26.
Hundreds of people participate in this annual ritual held in Bhadra month.
Atmagajanan Bhadrotsav is observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Thirunallar Shani Temple in Karaikal

One of the most popular Shani Temples in India is located at Thirunallar near Karaikal a part of Union Territory Pondicherry. There is a misconception that this Shani Shrine, or Saturn temple, is located in Tamil Nadu. The greatness of the Thirunallur temple is attributed to the unique idol of Lord Shani as he stands blessing the devotee – abhayahastham. This is a very rare phenomenon and therefore thousands of devotees who believe they are badly affected by Shani visit the shrine to get his blessings.
Shani, or Sani, is one among the navagrahas and is believed to create problems in the life of people, especially by those people who keep close track of their horoscope and believe in astrology.

Hanuman Chalisa in Bengali in pdf – Download Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics in pdf in Bengali 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 Bengali text. You can download it for free. The Bengali lyrics is uploaded in google drive. There is no authorization required for downloading. It is absolutely free. For easy download you need to be logged into gmail or any other google product. The chalisa is created by Gita Press, Gorakhpur.
LinkHanuman Chalisa Bengali in pdf

Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics in Kannada in pdf format – Download for free

Hanuman Chalisa is one of the most popular prayers dedicated to Hindu God Hanuman. The prayer was composed by Goswami Tulsidas and chanted daily by millions of Hindus. This is a pdf version of the Hanuman Chalisa in Kannada.  This free version of the lyrics in Kannada text is provided by website Prapatti.
You can download  Hanuman Chalisa in pdf in Kannadahere.
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Govinda Damodara Stotram in Hindi in pdf – Govinda Damodara Stotram Lyrics in Hindi

Govinda Damodara Stotram is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The prayer sings the glory of Krishna. Below is the link to Govinda Damodara lyrics in Hindi in pdf format. The prayer is chanted for blessings from Krishna. Those couples who are looking to have a child also chant it. This is the short format of the prayer.
The pdf document is credited to Prapatti.

LinkGovinda Damodara Stotram in Hindi in pdf

Abhishekam with Milk Brought from outside Not to be allowed in Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi

Adulterated milk is causing problems in many temples in India. The KashiVishwanathTemple in Varanasi will not be allowing devotees to perform abhishekam on the main Shivling in the temple with milk brought from outside. The temple committee will set up a branded milk store in the temple complex for devotees to buy milk. Deccan Herald reportsTemple authorities said the management has decided that only branded milk would be allowed to be offered on the ‘Shivlinga’.  “We have decided not to allow milk procured from elsewhere to used for the purpose of offerings,” said a senior official associated with the temple management. He said that the non-branded milk sold in the open market was often adulterated. “There have been reports that chemicals and other things are mixed with the milk,” he added.  The temple management has entered into an agreement with a state sector dairy firm for sale of branded milk outside the temple. “Milk packets will be available for Rs 5 and Rs 10, the official sa…

Good Date for Travel in December 2015 – Good and Auspicious Dates for Journey in December 2015

Some Hindus look for good date for travels, especially long distance journey, foreign travel, while traveling on plane, train etc. Here are the good and auspicious dates for journey in December 2015 for travels.
December 5 December 8 December 12 December 14 December 16 December 17 December 20 December 21 December 25 December 27 December 28

Karthigai Vratam 2015 – Kartigai Vritham Dates in 2015

Karthigai Vratam is dedicated to Muruga and the Vritham is observed in a month when there is Kartigai Nakshatram is found. Karthigai Vratam 2015 dates is given below. Krittika or Karthigai is one among the 27 birth stars. Legend has it that Ganesha narrated the importance of the Vratam to Sage Narada.
Kartigai Vritham Dates in 2015 based on India Standard Time:
September 4 October 1 October 29 November 25
December 23

Only one thing has never been defiled by the tongue of mankind, and that is Brahman itself – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

In a potter’s shop there are vessels of different shapes and forms—pots, jars, dishes, plates, etc — but all are made of the same clay. So also God is one, but He is worshipped in different ages and places under different names and aspects.
God is in all humans but all humans are not in God; that is the reason they suffer.
The blessed one who has beheld the vision divine, becomes like a child – simple, open – turning his eye upon the fresh world as it is, stripped of its artificial names and formulas. Often he is intoxicated with divine love at the sight of the revelation before him. He is one with the living fountain of holiness.
Only one thing has never been defiled by the tongue of mankind, and that is Brahman itself. There are defects in every religion, but it is God who maintains them there and it is God who also removes them in time. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Related Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa on formless Brahman

Mahabharata by C Rajagopalachari in Pdf – Download Book for free

Mahabharata Retold by C Rajagopalachari is a very popular condensed version of the Epic Mahabharat. Written in simple English, the book narrates all the important incidents in the Mahabharata in nutshell. The American Gita society is offering the Mahabharata Retold by C Rajagopalachari in pdf format. You can download it for free. The version provided by American Gita Society is edited by Edited by Jay Mazo.

Link – Download Mahabharata Retold by C Rajagopalachari in pdf

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 21, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, August 21, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 6:01 AM on August 21. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 21, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 3:45 PM on August 21. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Muruga Sashti Fasting
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Shravan Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhatt…

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