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Why Ganga is known as Trilokapathagamini?

Trilokapathagamini is one among the numerous names of Ganga. Trilokapathagamini means flowing in three worlds. Ganga crossed over from heaven to earth and then to the underworld or patala. Thus, she flowed in the three worlds.
Ganga flowed in the heavens and King Sagara and his seven generations performed intense austerities and tapas to bring Ganga down to earth. King Bhagirath, great grandson of King Sagara, succeeded in attaining the boon to bring Ganga down to earth.
As the torrential flow of Ganga could destroy the earth, Shiva caught the river on his matted locks before releasing her to flow on earth (you can read the story here).
Ganga then followed King Bhagirath from mountains to plains to the sea. From there, Ganga River reached the nether regions or Patala where she became the liberating waters for the sons of Sagara.

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Story of King Bhagirath bringing Ganga down to earth

Garhmukteshwar Ganga Fair – Garh Ganga Fair 2017 date

Garhmukteshwar Ganga Fair, also known as Garh Ganga Fari, is held in Kartik Month. Garhmukteshwar is located on the banks of Ganga and is an important holy place in Hinduism. Garh Ganga Fair 2017 date is November 4.
More 600,000 people take holy dip at Garh Ganga on Kartik Purnima.
There are four temples dedicated to Goddess Ganga at Garhmukteshwar. Another popular shrine here is the Mukteshwar Mahadeva dedicated to Shiva.
It is believed that taking holy in Ganga here will help in sin redemption and in attaining Moksha or liberation.
The spot is an important sacred location for performing Shradh and Tarpan dedicated to dead ancestors.
Garhmukteshwar is located 32 km east of Hapur and 65 km east of Ghaziabad.
Gadho-ka-Mela is also part of Garh Ganga Fair. In the fair, more than 50,000 horses, donkeys and ass are sold in the fair.

Karnaprayag and Karna of Mahabharata

Karnaprayag in Chamoli District in Uttarakhand is associated with Karna of Mahabharata. The popular belief is that Karna offered his daily prayers to Surya Bhagavan, Sun God in Hinduism, at Karnaprayag. Legend has it that after Karna’s death in the Mahabharata war, Sri Krishna cremated Karna at Karnaprayag.

Karnaprayg is the confluence of Alakananda River and Pindar River.
There is a small temple dedicated to Karna here. There is also a murti of Sri Krishna.
Karnaprayag was earlier known as Skanda Prayag.
The relationship between Sri Krishna and Karna in the Mahabharata is unique. Sri Krishna always knew about the birth of Karna and his predicament. Krishna had a soft corner for Karna. Similarly, Karna also knew that Sri Krishna was an avatar of Srihari Vishnu.
When Karna was lying wounded in the Mahabharata war, Sri Krishna approaches him. Karna only makes a single request that he should be cremated at a spot where no cremation has taken place.
Sri Krishna fulfils this last wish of …

Agnihotra – What is Agnihotra in Hinduism?

Agnihotra in Hinduism is an ancient fire sacrifice or yajna dedicated to Agni, the Hindu fire god. In the Agnihotra ritual a small fire is made with dried cow-dung cakes. Some grains of rice and ghee (clarified unsalted butter) are offered into the fire exactly at sunrise and sunset to the accompaniment of two simple mantras.
As per the Mahabharata, it is the best Vedic yajna.
There is also an internal Agnihotra yajna which is known as prana agnihotra – it is internal purification through prana or breath.
Performing the yajna is considered highly meritorious and it is believed that it leads to a life in Pritiyana – the realm of ancestors.
Related Cow Dung and Ghee can fight pollution – Agnihotra Practitioners

Swami Dayananda Saraswati Passes Away – Founder of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam

Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a disciple of Swami Chinmayanada and founder of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam passed away on September 23, 2015. He was 85. He was an eminent teacher of Vedanta and an erudite scholar in Sanskrit. He has been teaching Vedanta for nearly five decades and has spoken in many prestigious universities around the world.



Swami Dayananda Saraswati designed and taught six resident in-depth Vedanta courses, each spanning 30 to 36 months and three more have been conducted with his guidance. The graduates from these courses are now acharyas, teaching around the world.

He set up the Acharya Sabha to take up the challenges Hinduism faced in India. All India Movement (AIM) for Seva founded by him brings medical, educational, nutritional and infrastructure assistance to villagers in the remote areas of India.

The Ashrams founded by Swamiji in India are the Arsha Vidya Pitham in Rishikesh, the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam at Coimbatore and the Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam at Nagpur. In the Uni…

Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din – Death Anniversary of Sri Pant Maharaj Balekundri

Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din or Punyadin is observed in Shravan month. It is the death anniversary of Shri Pant Maharaj and is of importance at Balekundri in Belgaum District in Karnataka. Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din 2017 date is October 8.

Pant Maharaj was a great saint in the Avadhut Sampradaya or Shree Datta Sampradaya.

The pious soul was believed to be an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya.

He spread the teachings of Santana Dharma through bhajan and preaching. He had thousands of followers.
Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din is observed on Ashwin Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.

Jagdamba Devi Yatra at Pande near Karmala in Solapur – Jagdamba Devi Temple Fair and Festival

Jagdamba Devi Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Jagdamba Devi Temple at Pande near Karmala in Solapur. This is an important shrine in this part of Maharashtra. Jagdamba Devi Yatra 2017 date is October 5.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important Shakti shrine in the region. People from nearby villages and town arrive to participate in the important rituals and festivities.
Jagdamba Devi Yatra is annually held on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Halsiddhanath Utsav at Kurli near Chikodi in Belgaum – Kurli Halsidhanath Temple Fair and Festival

Kurli Halsiddhanath Utsav is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Halsiddhanath Temple at Kurli village near Chikodi in Belgaum. This is an important shrine with historical importance in northern Karnataka. Halsidhanath utsav 2017 date is October 5.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important shrine in the region. People from nearby town and villages participate in the festival.
Kurli Halsidhanath Yatra is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Halsiddhanath Yatra at Appachiwadi in Belgaum – Appachiwadi Halsiddhanath Temple fair and festival

Halsiddhanath Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Halsiddhanath Temple at Appachiwadi in Belgaum. This is an important shrine with historical importance in northern Karnataka. Halsiddhanath Yatra 2017 date is October 5.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important shrine in the region. People from nearby town and villages participate in the festival.
Halsiddhanath Yatra is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav at Rahimatpur in Satara – Rokadeshwar Temple Festival and Fair

Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav is held in Ashwin month. It is the most important fair and festival at Rokadeshwar Hanuman Temple at Rahimatpur in Satara. This is an important shrine in this region. Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav 2017 date is October 5.

Hundreds of people from nearby villages and towns arrive at the shrine to participate in the various rituals and festivities.
Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Vrishabha Rashifal 2016 – Vrishabh Rashifal for 2016

As per Vrishabha Rashifal, 2016 will be a fairly good year. Good year in career matters. You will start learning new things. Bad habits. Tension in family life. Vrishabha Rashifal for 2016 is given in detail below. January, March, June, August, September and December 2016 are good. July and October will be neither good nor bad. February, April, May, July and November 2016 are bad.

Job - Improvement in job related matters. Those looking for new job will get one in this year with the help of friends or relatives. You will get a job through a talent you have. Those having a career will take up studies for betterment of career – you will learn new technology.  Those looking for job abroad will be lucky in this matter. Those having career of business related to agriculture will have a good year.

Money - Financially it will be a good year with wealth from various sources. Luck in lottery, games and stocks. You will become stingy this year but will not hesitate in spending wealth on charity. …

Vagjaidevi Yatra at Dhamani in Satara – Vagjaidevi Temple Fair and Festival

Vagjaidevi Devi Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Vagjaidevi Temple at Dhamani in Satara. This is an important shrine in this part of Maharashtra. Vagjaidevi Yatra 2017 date is October 5.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important Shakti shrine in the region.

Vagjaidevi Yatra is annually held on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Birdev Yatra at Salpe near Phaltan – Birdev Temple Fair and Festival

Birdev Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Shri Birdev Temple at Salpe near Phaltan. This is an important shrine in this region. Birdev Yatra Yatra 2017 date is October 5.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees. People from nearby towns and villages arrive at the shrine to participate in the various rituals and festivities.
Birdev Yatra is annually held on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Madheshawari Devi Yatra at Madha in Solapur – Madheshwari Temple Fair and Festival

Madheshawari Devi Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Madheshwari Temple at Madha in Solapur. This is an important shrine with historical importance. Madheshwari Devi Yatra 2017 date is October 5.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important Shakti shrine in the region.
Madheshawari Devi Yatra is annually held on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Digital Exhibition and Book on Evolution of Durga Puja by Kolkata Lalit Kala Akademi

Kolkata Lalit Kala Akademi is attempting to understand the changes that have taken place in Durga Puja ritual during the past few decades. The various changes that have happened are being documented and will be presented during Durga Puja 2015 in the form of digital exhibition and a book. Times of India reports  Experts from various fields have worked extensively for the project that has been funded by the Union ministry of culture. "We are planning to capture the changes it has undergone particularly during the post-Independence days," said Debdutta Gupta who is coordinating the project.

Akademi's regional secretary Monoj Sarkar said they will showcase how the transition took place from Durga Puja being a family affair to a public art platform. The art forms gaining public acceptance turned out to be a major concern for Akademi as idols, pandals and the overall decoration have changed through the decades. "Contemporary art and folk art converged in the past few dec…

Kannada Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Kannada Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Kannada language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.


Mesha Rashifal 2016 – Mesh Rashiphal for 2016

As per Rashifal 2016, people born in Mesha Rashi will have both good and bad. Career improvement. Health will of a great concern. Laziness might cause damage. Desire fulfillment. Enemies will cause damage. Mesha Rashifal 2016 is given in detail below. February, April, July, August and October 2016 are good period for Mesh as per Rashiphal. January, March and December 2016 will see ups and downs. May, June, September and November 2016 are tough periods.
Job - There will be progress, salary increase, promotion and transfer for Mesha Rashi. Those looking for new job will get one. Sudden reversal in career for some – but you can overcome with your hard work and intelligence. Those who are self employed will see progress.
Money - Wealth will be acquired from property or farmland. You will buy new vehicle. You will invest in metals like silver or gold. Loans will be approved. Luck in stocks, lottery, games, chit fund etc. Avoid getting trapped in spurious advertisements. This will result in …

Hindi Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Hindi Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Hindi language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.


Telugu Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Telugu Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Telugu language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Tamil Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Tamil Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Tamil language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.


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

There are many couples who look for good dates for giving birth of baby. These are the good dates for giving birth in October 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 October 2016

October 2 is good only till 3:20 PM
October 3 good after 4:30 PM October 5 good only after 3:20 PM October 6 good till 11:25 AM October 10 October 11 October 12 good till 9:45 AM
October 13 is good till 5:55 PM October 14 is good after 4:30 PM
October 15 is good till 1:10 PM October 19 good after 10:10 AM October 20 October 22 October 23 good till 7:55 PM October 27 is good only till 3:50 PM October 30 October 31 is good only after 11:55 AM
Bad dates in October 2016 – October 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28, and October 29.

December 2017 Engagement – Good date for engagement in December 2017

Engagement is one of the most important ceremonies before marriage. Here are the good dates for engagement in December 2017. The entire day is auspicious for the purpose. Please note that the dates are based on Hindu calendar and Panchang.

Good date for engagement in December 2017

December 2 good date till 12:05 PM
December 3 good date after 11:10 AM December 4 December 5
December 6 it is good after 10:20 AM December 8 it is good till 9:05 AM
December 9 it is good date after 2:10 PM December 10 December 11
December 12 it is good date till 1:40 PM December 13 December 14 December 19 December 20
December 21
December 22 it is good date till 9:10 AM December 24
December 26 is good after 2:50 PM December 27 December 28
December 29 is good till 11:10 AM December 31

Please note that there is Kharmas after December 14, 2017 in North India. If you are following Kharmas then the dates after December 14 are not applicable. Kharmas is not followed in Southern, western and eastern parts of India.

All forms are made of the same components – Nisargadatta Maharaj

The nature of consciousness has to be understood. This consciousness can arise only in the physical body, and the physical body is the essence of the five elements. It is because of the association with the physical body that there is suffering.
We will be totally free from the impact of pain and unhappiness, if they understand that pain and unhappiness can only result from the consciousness which has identified itself with the physical body and suffers as an individual.
All forms are made of the same components. So where is the question of the individual?
When the body dies, the life force leaves and mingles with the air, and the consciousness mingles with the universal consciousness. I am essentially nothing identifiable in this consciousness, being only its witness. And, what I am in the absolute sense, it is not possible to convey in any words.
Source – The Experience Of Nothingness by Nisargadatta Maharaj
Related Sri Nisargadatta – Words of Wisdom

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 24, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, September 24, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:11 PM on September 24, 2015. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 24, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is good and auspicious day till 11:00 AM
Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthradam Nakshatra till 2:33 AM on September 24. Then onward it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting. Dol Gyaras
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkha…

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