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Rameshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Rameshwar Form of Shiva – 29th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Rameshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that those worshipping Rameshwar Mahadev will get relief from all forms of sin.

The temple dedicated to Rameshwar Mahadev is located near the Sati Darwaja in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with Parashuram, the sixth avatar of Vishnu.

Rameshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 29th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Rameshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain Parashuram went around the world and annihilated thousands of kings who followed Adharma. Finally, when he took rest and he wanted to know how to wash away the sins he had committed of unknowingly killing innocent people during his campaign to get rid of Adharma.

Indra, the king of Devas, asked him to distribute the punya that he will receive after having darshan of Shiva to get rid of the sin.

Parashuram then went to Mahakaal …

Ekadashi September 2017 dates – Monthly Fasting for Vishnu in September 2017

Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu, Ekadashi Vrat is observed on the eleventh day of a fortnight in a Hindu lunar calendar. Ekadashi dates in September 2017 – September 2 and September 16. Fasting from sunrise to next day morning sunrise is generally observed by many Hindus. Some observe the fast from the start time of Ekadasi Tithi and break the fast at the beginning of Dwadasi Tithi.

The Ekadasi on September 2 is known as Parivartini Ekadasi. In some regions It is also known as Jaljhulni Ekadasi.

The September 16, 2017 Ekadasi is known as Indira Ekadasi.
The preparation for Ekadashi fasting begins on the Dasami day – the day before Ekadasi. On the Ekadasi day, devotees observe complete fast. The day is meant for hearing religious discourses and performing pujas.
There are also devotees who do not observe total fast. They avoid grains especially rice and consume fruits, nuts and milk.

The fasting comes to an end on the Dwadashi day with the consuming of food cooked in one’s house.

Bhedaghat Yogini Temple – 64 Yogini Temple at Bhedaghat in Madhya Pradesh

Bhedaghat Yogini Temple is located on the banks of Narmada River at Bhedaghat in Madhya Pradesh. The shrine is dedicated to yoginis and is around 5 km from Jabalpur. There are usually 64 yoginis but at Bhedaghat there are 81 Yoginis. This is the largest known Yogini Temple in the world. The concept of 81 Yoginis is based Mattottara Tantra – a medieval tantric text from Nepal.

The temple is in a dilapidated condition. The original murtis of yoginis belonged to the 10th century AD. They were mostly seated on animal mounts placed over inscribed pedestals and were heavily bejeweled.

Of the nine main matrikas, seven can be identified (Brahmi, Maheshwari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrani and Chandika ; two are missing (Chamunda and Mahalakshmi) and Kaumari of this group is traced to a nearby place called Mandla.
Among the 81 Matrikas only 49 have been identified. Notable among them are Mahishasuramardini, Kamada and Sarvatomukhi.

Knowledge of oneness is virtue – Swami Vivekananda

Doing good to others is virtue (Dharma); injuring others is sin.

Strength and manliness are virtue; weakness and cowardice are sin.

Independence is virtue; dependence is sin.

Loving others is virtue; hating others is sin.

Faith in God and in one’s own Self is virtue; doubt is sin.

Knowledge of oneness is virtue; seeing diversity is sin.

The different scriptures only show the means of attaining virtue.
— Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works, 5:419

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 29, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, August 29, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:58 PM on August 29. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 29, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 10:39 AM on August 29. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 9:03 AM on August 29. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 4:48 AM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it i…

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