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Mahadev Bibaha Panchami 2017 date in Orissa

Mahadev Shiva Bibaha Panchami, also known as Shiva Vivah Panchami, is the divine wedding of Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is observed during the Shitala Sasthi festival in Orissa, especially in Sambalpur. In 2017, the date of Mahadev Vivaha Panchami is May 30.

Legend has it that Lord Shiva after the death of Goddess Sati started leading the life of an ascetic and lost interest in worldly life. Finally, the intense austerities performed by Goddess Parvati changed the mind of Shiva and he became a family man. Mahadev Vivaha Panchami celebrates the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
On the Mahadev Vivaha Panchami day, Lord Shiva, the bridegroom, arrives for the marriage ceremony to the house of Goddess Parvati along with other gods and goddesses in Hindu pantheon.
Lord Hanuman and Narasimha lead the divine procession. All the rituals that are part of normal marriage ceremony in Orissa are followed for the divine wedding.
The divine wedding is held on the fifth day during the waxin…

Rambha Vrat - Ramba Teej Vrata

Rambha Vrat, or Ramba Teej Vrata, is observed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the month of Jyeshta (May – June). Rambha Vrat 2017 date is May 28. The beauty of Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on the day. The day is also dedicated to the Apsara Rambha who had emerged from the ocean during the famous Samudra Manthana – Churning of Ocean.

In some regions, Rambha Vrat is associated with the worship of Goddess Lakshmi. She is propitiated by offering wheat, grain and flowers. The beauty aspect of the goddess is that is propitiated on the day.

Rambha, the Apsara, who symbolically represents womanly loveliness and amiability, is one of the 14 gems that came out from the ocean during Samudramanthana or Churning of Ocean. She is worshipped on the day by women of some Hindu communities.

What does Kali mean in Goddess Kali? - Meaning of Kali

Talk about Goddess Kali and we have a form of fierce women coming in our mind. But what does Kali mean? The meaning of Kali explains the entire concept of worship of this fierce goddess. Kali means one who has transcended even kala, or time.

It is impossible for human mind to understand the Supreme Truth. Goddess Kali is an attempt to understand the Supreme Truth through a ferocious form.

Related Goddess Kali Story Symbolism of Darkness associated with Goddess Kali Sri Ramakrishna on Goddess Kali Red Shoe Flower and Goddess Kali

Palakollu Shiva Temple – Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple in Andhra Pradesh

Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple, is one of the Pancharama Kshetras, and is located at Palakollu in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. Lord Shiva is worshipped here as Ksheerarama. The shrine is located around 24 km west of Bhimavaram and 100 km east of Kakinada.

The name ‘Ksheera Ramalingeswara Swamy’ because it is believed that the Shivling was discovered by Bhagavan Sri Ram. ‘Ksheera’ because the Shivling is white in color. There is another legend has it that Shiva blessed a saint and made the milky white ocean appear in the pond here.

The Shivling worshipped in the temple is white in color. Consort of Shiva here is Goddess Parvati. Nandi is as usual found infront of the sanctum sanctorum. One can have darshan of the Shivling from four sides.


Palakollu Shiva Temple Gopuram
The temple gopuram of tower is the tallest in Andhra Pradesh. It is believed to have been built during the 10th century AD. The gopuram is 120 feet high and has nine storeys.

The mandapa in the temple has…

Talk less, eat less, sleep less – Dada J P Vaswani

Talk less, eat less, sleep less. – the self mantra of Dada J P Vaswani

The paths that lead to the God are many but He is one.

Selfless service equals meditation.

The present system trains only the head. It produces sharp brains, not illuminated hearts. Education can only be complete when it trains the head, the hands (to serve) and the heart. It is the emotional quotient that leads to the sacrifice quotient, which in turn binds humanity.
The best exercise for the heart is to reach down and lift up as many as you can.
– Dada J P Vaswani

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 7, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, June 7, 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 Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:54 AM on June 7. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 7, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good day after 8:45 AM
Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhra or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 11:06 AM on June 7. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Ardra or Arudhra or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 8:46 AM on June 7. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mithuna Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Rambha Tee…

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