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Yamaduta – Messengers of Yama at the Time of Death in Hindu Religion - Yamadutas

Yamadutas are messengers of Yama, the god of death in Hindu religion. It is believed that they arrive at the time of death of an individual on earth. Yamaduta follow orders and directions of Yama. They arrive to convey messages of Yama to mortals and to take them to his kingdom based on their deeds on earth.

When the time of an individual ends on earth, Yama sends one of his messengers to earth to take the individual to Yamaloka.

Details about Yamadutas, especially their features and weapons are mentioned in the Padma Purana.

Yamadutas are depicted with a rope and mace or club. Their faces are deformed. They have long teeth and their faces are like burning charcoal. They have huge figures. Their eyes burn like fire.
Crow is also referred as Yamaduta as it carries the food offered by relatives to dead ancestors.

Makaranetunkuzhaikkadar Temple at Thenthiruperai in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu – Sixth Nava Tirupati Temple Associated with Navgraha Shukra

Makaranetunkuzhaikkaadar Temple, also known as Nigaril Mugilvannan or Makara Nedun Kuzhaikathan, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located at Thenthiruperai in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the Nava Tirupati Temples and one among 108 Divya Desams. This is the sixth Nava Tirupathi Temple and is associated with Navagraha Shukra. The shrine is located 12 km from Srivaikuntam.


Story of Makaranetunkuzhaikkadar Temple Legend has it that once Goddess Lakshmi was upset that Lord Vishnu was spending too much time with Bhudevi. She complained to Sage Durvasa. Bhudevi did penance on the banks of Thamiraparani River at Thenthiruperai and here she found two fish shaped earrings. She offered it to Lord Vishnu and when he wore them he came to be known as  Makara Nedun Kuzhaikathan.

Another legend has it that Varuna performed penance here for insulting Guru or Brihaspati. Due to this Varuna had lost his weapons and power to create rains. Lord Vishnu gave darshan to Varuna here on Panguni P…

Rath Yatra 2017 date – Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra - Puri Rath Yatra Chariot Festival 2017 date in Puri in India

Puri Rath Yatra, the world famous chariot or car festival, at the PuriJagannathTemple in Orissa. Puri Rath Yatra 2017 date is June 25. It is celebrated on the second day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon or bright fortnight) Ashadh month as per traditional Oriya Calendar. On the day of the Ratha Yatra (car festival), chariots (Rath) carrying Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra is pulled to the nearby GundichaTemple.

The return journey of the chariots or Bahuda Jatra is on July 3, 2017.

At the world famous PuriJagannathTemple in Orissa, Lord Krishna is worshipped as ‘Jagannath’ – ‘master of the universe.’ Balabhadra is the elder brother of Lord Krishna and Subhadra is his younger sister. The making of the Rathas for the annual festival begins on the Akshaya Tritiya day. The main rituals associated with Puri Rath Yatra festival is spread over a month and several rituals, like Snana Purnima and Anasara, take place during this period.

The Snana Yatra or Snana Purnima (Bathing …

Amavasya August 2017 Date and Time – No Moon Day in Hindu Calendar in August 2017

Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In August 2017, Amavasya date is Monday, August 21. Time – Amavas begins at 2:10 AM on August 21 and ends at 11:59 PM on August 21, 2016. The Amavasya Vrat is on August 21. Snan, dhan, Shradh and Tarpan are performed on August 21. The Amavasya is known as Somvati Amavasya as it falls on Monday.

Pola, Pithori and Kushgrahini Amavasya are on August 21.
As per traditional North Indian calendar the August 21 Amavasya is of the Bhadrapad month. In other regions it is the Shravan Amavasya.
Amavasya is the darkest day in a traditional Hindu month and is considered both auspicious and inauspicious by different Hindu communities.
There are many Hindus who undertake a fast on Amavasi. Some devotees only take a single meal on the day.
Shravan month ends in traditional calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on August 21.

The way to God is through intuition – Paramahansa Yogananda

When mental restlessness is stilled and the consciousness is interiorized, in touch with the soul, the God-revealing intuitive faculty is awakened.

Don't try to know God first; love God first. Then He will tell you everything.

God as Spirit, the Absolute, beyond form, qualities, manifestations, cannot be perceived, but only experienced by the supreme realization of Spirit and soul union.

The way to God is not through the intellect, but through intuition. Spirituality is measured by what you experience intuitively, from the communion of your soul with God.
– Paramahansa Yogananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 6, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:20 PM on July 6. 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 July 6, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date till 4:50 PM. Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 6:33 PM on July 6. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 4:59 PM on July 6. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Puri …

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