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The Story – Why Lord Ganesh Has a Broken Tusk?

Lord Ganesha has only one tusk and the second tusk is a broken one. There are two popular stories that explain why Lord Ganesh has a broken tusk. One story is associated with Lord Muruga or Kartik, Lord Ganesha’s brother. The other story is associated with the writing of the Mahabharata.
Legend has it that once Lord Kartik was writing Stri Purusha Lakshana – the attributes of a female and male. Lord Kartik purposefully did not invoke Ganesha before writing the treatise. Lord Brahma had specifically mentioned to Lord Kartik to begin only after invoking Lord Ganesh. And it is also a common practice in Hindu religion by beginning any new event after invoking Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha who came to know about this had an argument with Lord Kartik. Soon a fight ensued between them and in the tussle Ganesha’s one tusk was broken.
Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu soon appeared on the scene and stopped the fight between the brothers.
Lord Vishnu asked Kartik to give back the broken tusk to Ganesha.…

Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple Timings – Opening Closing Pooja Time and Details at Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Temple

Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is located at Neyyattinkara in Trivandrum in Kerala. The shrine is around 20 km from Trivandrum town. Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Temple Timings with detail opening and closing time is given below. Please note that the pooja and darshan time will extended or curtailed during important rituals. The shrine will remain closed during Grahanam or Eclipse.

Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple Timings

Morning Darshan and Puja Time 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Evening Darshan and Puja Time 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Shravan Nakshatra Date and Time in 2017 – Sravana Birth Star dates and timing in 2017 – Sravanam

Shravan Nakshatram, also known as Shravana or Sravanam or Thiruonam, is the 22nd Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Shravan Nakshatra date and time in 2017. The astrological prediction of the birth star Shravana as per Moon Sign is that of Makara Raasi. Lord Shani or Saturn is the lord of Makara Rashi. The color of Shravan is light blue.

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

Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India


January 1, 2017 Time is from 2:18 PM on December 31 to 3:22 PM on January 1, 2017.
January 28, 2017 Time is from 10:00 PM on January 27 to 10:56 PM on January 28, 2017.
February 24 and February 25, 2017 Time is from 5:26 AM on February 24 to 6:28 AM on February 25.
March 24, 2017 Time is from 12:53 PM on March 23 to 2:01 PM on March 24.
April 20, 2017 Time is from 8:23 PM on April 19 to 9:39 PM on April 21.
May 17, 2017 Time is from 3:55 AM on May 17 to 5:18 AM on May 18.
June 14, 2017 Time is from 11:28 AM on June 13 to 12:57 PM…

Vastoshpati – Vedic God

Vastoshpati is a Vedic deity and is mentioned in the Rig Veda. He is the protector of dwellings or houses. He is also worshipped for escaping from diseases. Vastoshpati is also one among the numerous names of Brahma.

Vastoshpati means ‘god of the dwelling.’ He is worshipped before entering into a new house. He blesses people with peace and prosperity.

Vastoshpati is also mentioned in the Atharva Veda.
He is also invoked for getting protection from animals, demons and other beings that are enemies of human beings and their dwellings.

Uttarashada Nakshatra Date and Time in 2017 – Uttara Shada Birth Star dates and timing in 2017

Uttarashada Nakshatra 2017 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Uttara Shada Birth Star, also known as Uttiradam, is the 21st Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Uttarashada Nakshatra dates and timing in 2017. The astrological prediction of the birth star as per Moon Sign is that of Dhanu Rashi and Makara Rasi. The first quarter of Uttarashada is in Dhanus or Sagittarius Zodiac and the next three quarters are in Makara or Capricorn Zodiac. Jupiter or Guru is the Lord of Dhanu Raasi. Lord Shani or Saturn is the lord of Makara Rashi. The color of Uttara Shada is copper.

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

Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India


January 27, 2017 Time is from 8:35 PM on January 26 to 10:00 PM on January 27, 2017.

February 23, 2017 Time is from 3:55 AM on February 23 to 5:26 AM on February 24.

March 23, 2017 Time is from 11:16 AM on March 22 to 12:53 PM on March 23.

April 19, 2017 T…

Kode Mokkulu Ritual at Sri Rajarajeswara Swamy Temple in Vemulawada in Karimnagar District

Kode Mokkulu ritual is offering of ox to Shiva at the famous SriRajarajeswaraSwamyTemple in Vemulawada in Karimnagar District in Telangana. Devotees offer ox to Rajarajeswara Swamy to express their gratitude to Him for fulfilling their desires. Farmers also offer ‘kode mokkulu’ if they have a bumper yield in a particular season. Ox is offered to the Lord as it is the vehicle of Mahadev Shiva.  Deccan Chronicle reports
Devotees who want to offer the ox can purchase tickets priced at either Rs 100 (for normal darshan) or Rs 216 (for Seeghra darshan) and then perform the ritual.
A laddu is given as prasadam for those offering ‘kode mokku’.
In addition, around 200 oxen are offered by the farming community every month. A few of them are used for the ritual. The remaining oxen are donated to Gosamarakshana Fede-ration, a Warangal-based voluntary organisation, which, in turn, distributes it to the poor farmers free of cost.
A total of 2,500 oxen were given to farmers in the district by the vo…

Talakaveri Temple Timings – Opening Closing Pooja Time and Details at Talakaveri Temple in Karnataka

Talakaveri Temple is located at the source of Cauvery River. The shrine is around 5 km from Bhagamandala. Talakaveri Temple Timings with detail opening and closing time is given below. Please note that the pooja and darshan time will extended or curtailed during important rituals. The shrine will remain closed during Grahan or Eclipse.

Daily Timing is from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The shrine is open throughout the day. Darshan is allowed at all time except during small intervals when there are important pujas.

Mahabhisheka in the morning hours is at 7:00 AM Mangalarathi is at 5:45 PM
Devotees are not allowed in the vicinity after 6:00 PM in the evening.

Please note that at Bhagamandala there is a popular Shiva Temple. The timing of this temple is different.

Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple Timings

Morning hours - 6:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Evening hours - 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM


You are supreme joy and you are eternal bliss – Dada J P Vaswani

God has made us in His image. He is perfect bliss. As His image, are we not also happiness personified? Tat Twam Asi? That art Thou! You are supreme joy and you are eternal bliss. It is only when you forget this that you lose your happiness. You forget your true nature. You forget that you are an aspect of the Divine. It is this lack of self-knowledge, this avidya that makes you unhappy.

With an unhappy mind, how can you look for happiness? How can you hope to find it outside, when your inside is dark and clouded?

Unfortunately, most of us are engaged in searching the entire world over for happiness and fulfillment. If we search until our last breath, we are not going to find happiness out there somewhere. We cannot wish for it; we cannot buy it; nobody can hand it over to us on a platter. It is a very personal feeling – and it must come from within.

– Dada J P Vaswani
Source – Say No To Negatives by J.P. Vaswani

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 4, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:14 AM on May 4. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 4, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date after 11:50 AM.
Nakshatra – Uttara Bhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 12:56 PM on May 4. Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttara Bhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 4:00 PM on May 4. Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh V…