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Ulta Rath 2017 Date – end of Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra - Ulto Rath Yatra

Ulta Rath, popularly known as Bahuda Yatra or Ulto Rath, is the return journey of the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra chariots from the GundichaTemple after eight days. Ulta Rath 2017 date is July 3. This marks the end of the Jagannath Rath Yatra.

During the Ulto Rath yatra, the chariots of Lord JagannathBalabhadraSubhadra make a stop at the MausimaTemple.

Mausima temple is dedicated to the aunt of Lord Jagannath and three deities are offered ‘poda pitha’, a special sweet made of rice, coconut, lentils and jaggery.

You can find more details of Ulta Rath in this article – Bahuda Yatra.

Story of Dhishrindra – Son of Agni

Story of Dhishrindra is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. Legend has it that Agni, the fire god in Hinduism, performed severe penance to win Lord Shiva’s favor. Pleased with Agni’s penance, Shiva appeared before him. As boon, Agni requested that Narmada and sixteen of her tributaries should become his wives and bear him children. The boon was granted.

The son of Agni and Narmada was known as Dhishrindra. He was brave and handsome.

During one of the conflicts between Devas and Asuras, Bhagavan Vishnu asked Dhishrindra to fight on behalf of gods.

Dhishrindra fought valiantly and sustained severe wounds but finally he vanquished the Asuras.
After the battle, Narmada gathered her wounded son into her waters and restored his health by healing his wounds and rejuvenating him.

The Hugging Saint – Symbolism in the Hugs and Kisses of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Meeting with the hugging saint, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, is referred as ‘Darshan.’ There is deep symbolism attached to the hugs and kisses. Darshan refers to Mata’s motherly embrace.

Mata herself spoke about the darshan

“Amma’s hugs and kisses should not be considered ordinary. When Amma embraces or kisses someone, it is a process of purification and inner healing. Amma is transmitting a part of her pure, vital energy into her children. It also allows them to experience, true unconditional love. When Amma holds someone, it can help to awaken the dormant spiritual energy within them, which will eventually take them to the ultimate goal of Self Realization.
Source – Secret Of Inner Peace By Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri, Amma, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Sense of Separateness Is an Illusion Created By Ignorance – Swami Sivananda

The sense of separateness is a colossal fetter. Kill this sense of separateness through Brahma Bhavana, by developing Advaitic unity of consciousness and by means of selfless service. This sense of separateness is an illusion created by ignorance or Maya.

He who ignores his own pleasures and comforts and tries to help others always is really an advanced student in the path of spirituality. He carries the master-key to unlock the realms of spiritual bliss.

You must be able to think quickly and act promptly with unerring precision and profound concentration in times of emergencies. You must take care to see that you are not rash and impetuous. You must be cool and collected.

Balance of mind brings about real lasting happiness to a disciplined man. It is not a commodity which can be purchased on the market. It is indeed a rare gift which can only be attained by protracted selfless service with Atma Bhavana, equal vision, controlled Indriyas and self-restraint, by developing virtues such…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 12, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 6:50 PM on July 12. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 12, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date after 6:25 AM. Nakshatra – Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 1:36 AM on July 12. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithira or Chitirai Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 12:55 AM on July 12. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithira or Chitirai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 2:50 PM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Raj…

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