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Madmaheshwar Temple dedicated to Hindu God Shiva – A Temple in Panch Kedar Yatra

MadmaheshwarTemple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is located in MansunaVillage in Uttarakhand which is around 20-km Trek from Uniana. Also known as MadhyamaheshwarTemple, this is the fourth temple in the Panch Kedar Pilgrimage and is located at an altitude of 3289 m. It is believed that the torso including the navel of the bull form of Shiva appeared at Madmaheshwar. In a calendar year, the temple is only open from May to October. The temple remains closed during the winter period and the murti is shifted to Ukhimath and worshipped there during the harsh winter. The temple remains covered in snow during the period.
The temple is believed to have been built by the Pandavas. They had reached the Garhwal Himalayas to seek pardon from Shiva for the killings they had during the Mahabharata war. But Shiva was not ready to pardon and took the form of a bull to hide from Pandavas. But when Pandavas detected the disguise, Shiva thrust himself into the ground and the body parts reemerged …

Lord Shiva Gets Letters from Devotees at Chitai Temple in Almora

Innumerable are the ways in which a Hindu devotee approaches God. At ChitaiTemple in Almora in Uttarakhand, devotees write letters to Golu Devata or Lord Golu, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The letters are hung in the temple premises. And when the wishes mentioned in the letters are fulfilled, devotees return to hang bells in the temple. And thousands of bells that are hung around the ChitaiTemple stands testimony to the fact that wishes indeed get fulfilled by praying at the temple.

ChitaiTemple in Almora is also known as Neleya Pant temple. The presiding deity in the temple is known as Golu or Gaur Bhairav (Shiva) and is popular deity in this region. He is also known as the Justice God – as he is believed to provide justice to devotees with devotion. Thousands of bells that are hung around the temple and beautiful surroundings give an awe-inspiring charm to the place. Daily India reports ‘He is known to be the God of justice. People from different parts of India and abroad come he…

Dattatreya and Kartavirya Arjuna

There is a popular belief that the Kartavirya Arjuna had thousand arms due to the blessing of Lord Dattatreya. Kartaviryarjuna wanted to obtain supernatural powers. He took the advice of Sage Garga for getting his desire fulfilled.

Sage Garga asked Kartavirya Arjuna to offer prayers to Lord Dattatreya, who was an incarnation of the Trimurti.

Therefore, Kartavlryarjuna and his wife went Narmada River and took bath in the river and did penance to please Dattatreya.

Lord Dattatreya was in intense meditation in a nearby place. Pleased with the penance of the king, Dattatreya asked him what boon he wanted.

Kartaviryarjuna asked for thousand arms. Dattatreya granted his wishes.

This story is found in the Brahma Purana.

Related Thousand Hands of Sahasrarjuna

Hindu Auspicious Days in April 2017 – Good Dates in April 2017 in Hindu Calendar

Hindu auspicious days are looked for buying selling and various other purposes. April 2017 Hindu auspicious dates given below are based on India Standard Time. The auspicious dates in April 2017 are good for house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home, registration, birth, visiting, first visit etc.

Hindu Auspicious Days in April 2017

April 1 April 2
April 3 till 1:00 PM April 4 April 5 April 6
April 7 after 9:00 AM April 8 April 9
April 10 good till 10:20 AM
April 11 April 12 April 13 is good till 8:00 AM April 16 is good after 4:40 PM April 17
April 18 is good after 1:40 PM April 19 April 20
April 21 till 4:55 PM April 22 April 23 April 27 is good till 4:25 PM
April 28 April 30
Bad dates or dates that should be avoided in April 2017 are – April 14, 15, 18, 24, 25, 26 and April 29.

Please note that there is Kharmas till April 14, 2017 in North India. If you are following Kharmas then the dates upto April 14 are not applicable. Kharmas is not followed i…

Magha Nakshatra date and time 2017 – Magham Birth Star dates in 2017

Magha Nakshatra 2017 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Magha Nakshatram, also known as Magh or Makam or Magham in South India, is the tenth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Magha Nakshatra dates in 2017. The astrological prediction of Magha Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Simha Rashi (Leo Zodiac). Surya or Sun is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Magha is Ivory or Cream.

Magha Nakshatra date and time in 2017

Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India

January 15, 2017 Time is from 1:10 AM on January 15 to 1:14 AM on January 16, 2017.
February 12, 2017 Time is from 8:52 AM on February 11 to 8:51 AM on February 12.
March 11, 2017 Time is from 4:41 PM on March 10 to 4:33 PM on March 11.
April 7, 2017 Time is from 12:35 AM on April 7 to 12:21 AM on April 8
May 5, 2017 Time is from 8:29 AM on May 4 to 8:11 AM on May 5.
June 1, 2017 Time is from 4:32 PM on May 31 to 4:07 PM on June 1.
June 28, 2017 Time is from 12:35 AM on June 28 …

Ashlesha Nakshatra date and time 2017 – Aslesha Birth Dates in 2017

Ashlesha Nakshatra 2017 time and dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Ashlesha Birth Dates, also known as Aslesha or Ayilyam in South India, is the ninth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Ashlesha Nakshatra date in 2017. The astrological prediction of Aslesha Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Kataka or Karka Rashi. Chandra or moon is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Ashlesha is black – red.

Ashlesha Nakshatra Days as per Indian Standard Time (IST) in 2017

Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India


January 14, 2017 Time is from 1:32 AM on January 14 to 1:10 AM on January 15, 2017.
February 11, 2017 Time is from 9:22 AM on February 10 to 8:52 AM on February 11.
March 10, 2017 Time is from 5:16 PM on March 9 to 4:41 PM on March 10.
April 6, 2017 Time is from 1:03 AM on April 6 to 12:35 AM on April 7
May 4, 2017 Time is from 9:13 AM on May 3 to 8:29 AM on May 4.
May 31, 2017 Time is from 5:19 PM on May 30 to 4:32 PM on May 31.
June 2…

Akshaya Tritiya Shradh – Importance of Shradh Performed on Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya is one of the Kalpadi Tithi and it marks the beginning of Krita Era. Shradh and Tarpan performed on the day are highly meritorious and everlasting. Making donations on the day on earth to poor people is equal to offering to the deceased ancestor’s souls. The importance of Akshaya Tritiya Shradh is mentioned in the Garuda Puran.
If donations are made on the day the soul of the ancestors will not be tormented by the lieutenants of Lord Yama.
Things that can be donated as part of Akshaya Tritiya Shradh include uncooked food, water pot, umbrella, footwear and fan.

Hari Bol Hari Bol Bhajan Lyrics

Hari Bol Hari Bol is very popular bhajan dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. It is chanted for attaining peace and prosperity. The prayer can be chanted whenever performing prayers to Lord Krishna. The lyrics of the Bhajan in English is given below:

Hari Bol, Hari Bol, Hari Hari Bol (2 times all lines)
Mukund Madhav Govind Bol
Keshav Madhav Govind Bol
Mukund Madhav Hari Hari Bol

Vasudeva Sutam Devam in Hindi

Vasudeva Sutam Devam is very popular bhajan dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The lyrics of the Bhajan in Hindi is given below: It is chanted for attaining peace and prosperity. The prayer can be chanted whenever performing prayers to Lord Krishna.



The meaning of this Mantra is given in English below:

My salutation to Lord Krishna, the son of Vasudeva,
the Destroyer of Kansa and Chanura,
the Supreme Bliss of Devaki,
the Teacher of the Universe.

Vasudeva Sutam Devam Bhajan Lyrics

Vasudeva Sutam Devam is very popular bhajan dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. It is chanted for attaining peace and prosperity. The prayer can be chanted whenever performing prayers to Lord Krishna. The lyrics of the Bhajan in English is given below:
Vasudeva Sutam Devam
Kansa Chanura Mardanam
Devaki Paramanandam
Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum

Anjaneya Veera Hanumantha Sura Bhajan Lyrics

Anjaneya Veera Hanumantha Sura is very popular bhajan dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is chanted for attaining peace and prosperity. The prayer can be chanted whenever performing prayers to Anjaneya or Hanuman. The lyrics of the Bhajan in English is given below:

Anjaneya Vira Hanumant Sura (2 times)
Vayu Kumara Vanara Vira Anjaneya Vira Hanumant Sura
Vayu Kumara Vanara Vira
Shri Ram Duta Jaya Hanumanta
Jai Jai Sita Ram ki Jai Bolo Hanuman ki
Jai Bolo Hanuman ki
Jai Jai Sita Ram ki Jai Bolo Hanuman ki
Ram Lakshman Janaki Jai Bolo Hanuman ki
Jai Bolo Hanuman ki
Jai Jai Sita Ram ki Jai Bolo Hanuman ki
Anjaneya Vira .....

Ignorance is the mother of all the evil and all the misery we see – Swami Vivekananda

Life is and must be accompanied by evil. A little evil is the source of life. The little wickedness that is in the world is very good. For, when the balance is regained, the world will end, because sameness and destruction are one. When this world goes, good and evil go with it. When we transcend this world, we get rid of both good and evil, and have bliss.
The miseries of the world cannot be cured by physical help only. Until man’s nature changes, these physical needs will always arise, and miseries will always be felt, and no amount of physical help will cure them completely. The only solution of this problem is to make mankind pure. Ignorance is the mother of all the evil and all the misery we see. Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated, then alone will misery cease in the world, not before.
– Swami Vivekananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 28, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, April 28, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 4:46 PM on April 28. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 28, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 5:21 PM on April 28. Then onward it is Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 9:03 PM on April 28. Then onward it is Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 11:20 PM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Dhanu Rashi.

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