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Navalai Devi – Information about Mother Goddess Navalai Devi

Navalai Devi is a form of Mother Goddess Shakti worshipped in Maharashtra. She is Grama Devata or village deity. She is also the patron Goddess of several communities. There is no proper authentic information regarding her origin.

Navalai Devi is worshipped in murti form. She is depicted either is standing or sitting position. Sometimes devotees only get to view her head. She is depicted with two or four arms. She holds various weapons.

Festivals associated with her vary from region to region. Numerous different type of rituals are dedicated to her.

In some regions there is palkhi dedicated to her.
She is worshipped for early cure from diseases, for good rains and farm yield, for defeating enemies and for fulfillment of desires.

Seven Lakes in Ujjain – Location and Unique Offerings Made at the Seven Holy Spots

There are seven holy lakes (water bodies or ponds) in Ujjain. Unique offerings are made here. The seven lakes are:
Rudra SagarPushkar SagarKshir SagarGovardhan SagarVishnu SagarPurushottam SagarRatnakar Sagar Rudra Sagar is located between Harsiddhi and Mahakaleshwar temples. The main offerings here are salt and idols of Nandi.
Pushkar Sagar is located north of Sakhipur at Nalia Bakhal. The offerings here are yellow cloth and chana ki dal.

Kshir Sagar is located near Yogeshwar Tekri on Nai Sarak. Offerings here include milk, utensils and gold.

Govardhan Sagar is located at nikas chowraka. Offerings here include butter, sugar cakes, pot filled with molasses and red cloth.

Vishnu Sagar is located between Ram Janardan Mandir and Sandipani Ashram. Offerings here are idols of Vishnu, panchapatra, tarbhana and achmani.

Purushottam Saga is located between Idgah and Purushottam temple near Indira Nagar colony. Offering here is Malpua put in a chalni.
Ratnakar Sagar is located at Undasa Villa…

Bhagvad Gita on the Qualities of Men

Splendor, forgiveness, fortitude, cleanliness, absence of malice and absence of pride; these are the qualities of those endowed with divine virtues, O Arjuna.

Fearlessness, purity of heart, perseverance in the yoga of knowledge, charity, sense restraint, sacrifice, study of scriptures, austerity, honesty are the transcendental qualities belonging to godly men.
Hypocrisy, arrogance, pride, anger, harshness and ignorance, these are the marks of those who are born with demonic qualities.

Bhagavad Gita

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase till 6:19 AM on August 9. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 9, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day. Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 11:06 AM on August 9. Then onward it is Swati or Chothi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 11:06 AM on August 9. Then onward it is Swati or Chothi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5118
Vikram…

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