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Vrishabha Sankranti – Brusha Sankranthi

Vrishabha Sankranti, or Brusha Sankranthi, is the day when the Sun enters the Taurus or Vrishabha in a traditional Vedic calendar. In 2017, the date of Vrishabha Sankranti is May 14. The Sankranti time is 2:14 AM on May 15. Vrishibha is the Sanskrit term used to refer ‘bull’, and is another name for Lord Shiva’s carrier Nandi. Vrishabha period starts on the day and continues for 30 days and the next month is Mithun Sankranti.

Vrishabha Sankranthi is known as Brusha Sankranti in Orissa and it also marks the beginning of the second month in Oriya calendar.

The day is also an auspicious days for Vishnu devotees. Special prayers are offered on the day. In some regions special rituals are held.

Angarkeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Angarakeshwar Form of Shiva – 43rd Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Angarkeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that worshipping Angarakeshwar form of Shiva will result in attaining peace and prosperity on earth.

The temple dedicated to Angarkeshwar Mahadev is located in Mangalnath temple complex. This form of Shiva is associated with Angarak or Mangal.

Angarkeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 43rd temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Angarkeshwar Mahadev of Shiva in Ujjain Legend has it that Angarak appeared from the body of Shiva. Soon after his birth, Shiva placed him on earth. But intense heat of Angarkeshwar caused great hardships to all living beings on earth.

Saints and human beings complained to Lord Brahma. He took them to Shiva.

Shiva called Angarak and asked him to be beneficial to people on earth. He asked him to go to Mahakaal Van (present day Ujjain) and merge in a Shivling the…

Krishna 108 names in Malayalam– 108 Names of Sri Krishna in Malayalam in pdf

Chanting 108 names of Sri Krishna is considered highly meritorious. Below is the link to Sri Krishna 108 Namavali in Malayalam in pdf. The names can be chanted on all days. You can also select one particular name from the list and chant daily. The text is in Malayalam language. Chanting the mantra on Sri Krishna Jayanti is highly meritorious.

It is highly auspicious to chant the mantra on Wednesday.

It is chanted for gaining self confidence and for peace and prosperity.

Those facing various problems in life will get relief by remembering the names of Sri Krishna daily.
Link – Sri Krishna 108 names in Malayalam

Krishna 108 names in English– 108 Names of Sri Krishna in English in pdf

Chanting 108 names of Sri Krishna is considered highly meritorious. Below is the link to Sri Krishna 108 Namavali in English in pdf. The names can be chanted on all days. You can also select one particular name from the list and chant daily. The text is in English language. Chanting the mantra on Sri Krishna Jayanti is highly meritorious.

It is highly auspicious to chant the mantra on Wednesday.

It is chanted for gaining self confidence and for peace and prosperity.

Those facing various problems in life will get relief by remembering the names of Sri Krishna daiy.
Link – Sri Krishna 108 names in English

Kurma Stotram in Telugu in Pdf – Kurma Avatar Stotra in Telugu

Kurma Stotram is chanted to get the blessings of Kurma – the avatar of Lord Vishnu. The prayer is for wish fulfillment and overcoming all forms of prayer. The Kurma Avatar Stotra in Telugu in pdf format is given below. The text or lyrics of the stotra in Telugu language is provided by Sundar Kidambi of prapatti. It can be chanted daily morning and evening.
Link – Telugu Kurma Stotram

Hari Mandir at Dhanbad in Jharkhand

Hari Mandir is located within Dhanbad town limits in Jharkhand. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Hari. The main murti worshipped in the temple is that of Radha Krishna and is believed to be more than 100 years old.

Apart from the ashtadhatu murti of Radhakrishna, there is a Shivling in the sanctum sanctorum.

Another murti found in the sanctum sanctorum is that of Mahaprabhu, also known as Gaurnitay.

The architecture of the main temple reflects mehraab style.

The one acre temple complex also has murtis of Lord Hanuman, Goddess Kali and Goddess Durga.

The main festival observed here are Sri Krishna Jayanti and Shivratri.
A special puja is organized on Magh Purnima day here.

Shri Banke Bihari Charan Darshan

Shri Banke Bihari Charan Darshan is an auspicious day falling on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Vaisakh month (April – May) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2018, the date Sri Banke Bihari Charan Darshan is April 18. Shri Banke Bihari Mandir is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is located in Vrindavan near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Shri Bankebihari Charan Darshan is observed on the Akshaya Tritiya day.

Banke Bihari Charan Darshan – seeing the feet of Banke Bihari – happens only on the Akshaya Tritiya day. It is the only day in the year when devotees get the darshan of the sacred lotus feet of Banke Bihari.

Thousands of devotees arrive at the BankeBihariTemple to have a rare glimpse of the feet of the idol.

On the same day evening, Lord Krishna appears before his devotees only in a dhoti (loin cloth around his waist). It is known as the Sarvang Darshan – the darshan of the whole body.

It is curious note that on Akshaya Tritiya da…

Satya, Dharma, Shanti and Prema – these form the clean elements – Sri Satya Sai Baba

Falsehood, injustice, indiscipline, cruelty, hate – these form the dirt.

Satya, Dharma, Shanti and Prema – these form the clean elements.

If you inhale the pure air of Satya, Dharma, Shanti and Prema your mind will be free from evil bacilli and you will be mentally sturdy and physically strong.
Whenever you are angry, sit quietly at some place and drink cold water. Chant the Divine Name. Then your anger will gradually subside. If your anger persists, go to a place of solitude and walk briskly for half a mile. Thus, there are many easy ways to control one’s anger…through prayer and contemplation on God, you should try to control the evil qualities in you.
– Sri Satya Sai Baba

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 9, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, May 9, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 6:29 PM on May 9. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 9, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 5:08 AM on May 9. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Rohini Nakshatra till 2:07 AM on May 9. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 4:42 PM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vrishabha Rashi till 1:03 PM. Then onward it is Mithuna…

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