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Story of Goddess Lajjagauri and Lotus Head

Goddess Lajjagauri is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is depicted as a headless woman. Sometimes her head is replaced with lotus flower. Lajjagauri means shy mother goddess.

There are numerous stories associated with Lajja Gauri and Lord Shiva. Majority of the stories are folktales and are not found in Hindu scriptures.

This particular folktale is from Karnataka.

Once Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati were making love inside a cave.

A group of sages entered the cave to take the blessings of the divine couple.

Shiva ignored the sages and continued with his lovemaking.

The angry sage cursed him to be worshipped in the form of Shivling.

Goddess Parvati was embarrassed by the sudden intrusion and she covered her face with a lotus.

From that day onward she came to be known as Lajjagauri.
She is associated with fertility. She is also part of tantric worship.

Chitra Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Chitra birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Chitra Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Chitra Nakshatra Born People is Bengal Quince or Bel or Aegle marmelos.



Hindi name of the Chitra Nakshatra Tree is Bel Telugu name is Sandiliyamu Malayalam name is Vilvam - Koovalam Tamil Name is Vilvam Kannada name is Bilvapatre In Marathi it is known as Maredu Bengali name is Bel
Chitra Nakshatra born people should plant the Bengal Quince. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Bhattarika Temple – Goddess Bhattarika Temple in Odisha

Bhattarika Temple is located around 105 km from Cuttack in Odisha. The shrine is located on the banks of Mahandi River. Maa Bhattarika is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The temple is famous as a Shakti Sthal.


Legend has it that Goddess Bhattarika appeared to help Parashuram in his battle against Sahasrarjuna.  The most important festivals observed here are Akshaya Tritiya, Pana Sankranti, Dasara and Durga Puja.

The temple is engulfed by water when Mahanadi is in her full spate.

The murti of Maa Bhattarika is then moved to a nearby small cave.

There is a murti of Parashuram in yoga posture in the temple.
There is also an Ashta Lakshmi Temple in the vicinity.

Be diluted in the Supreme Spirit – Sri Ramakrishna

Be diluted in the Supreme Spirit.

Adopt adequate means for the end you seek to attain. You cannot get butter by crying yourself hoarse saying ‘there is butter in the milk.’ If we wish to make butter, turn the milk into its curds and churn it well, and then you will get butter. So if you seek to see God, practice devotional exercises and then you will see God.

Meditate on god within your own mind.

Pray to god in any way you like. He is sure to hear you, for He can hear even the steps of an ant.
There is a pearl in the deep sea, but one must hazard all perils to get it. So is the Lord in this world.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 3, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, February 3, 2017 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:15 AM on February 3. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:07 PM on Feb 3. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 3, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day. Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 7:41 PM on February 3. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 8:02 PM on February 3. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujar…

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