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Famous Snake Temples in India

Snake temples, or Naga Shrines, are found mainly in South India. Here again exclusive Nagaraja Temples are few. Majority of the shrines are either dedicated to Shiva or Subrahmanya (Kartik) but the naga worship is more famous. Here are few famous Snake Temples in India.


MannarasalaTemple at Haripad in Kerala This temple is exclusively dedicated to Nagas. The main murti worshipped in the temple is Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. The temple has small forest cover and ponds. The inner premises of the shrine give the feeling of ancient sacred grooves dedicated to Nagas. (You can learn more about the temple here at the official website)
Bhujang Naga Temple, Gujarat Bhujia Fort is located on the outskirts of Bhuj in Gujarat. Legend has it that, the fort is dedicated to the last Naga Clan Bhujanga, who attained martyrdom. In memory of his great sacrifice a temple was built on the Bhujiya hills and it is known as the Bhujang Naga Temple. Nag Panchami fair in Shravan month attracts huge crowd. Curren…

Uttaradi Mutt Panchanga 2019 - 2020 pdf Download – Vikari Nama Samvatsara 1941 Panchangam

Shri Uttaradi Math, the seat of Jagadguru Sri Madhvacharya, provides yearly Panchangam in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, and Sanskrit. The Panchanga for the year 2019 – 2020 pdf (Vikari Nama Samvatsara 1941) has been released by Uttaradi Mutt. These Panchangas are sought by devotees around the world. You can download them for free in pdf format. The 2019 – 2020 Panchanga is from April 5, 2019 to March 24, 2020.

You can get details about all the Panchanga published by Uttaradi Mutt here at the official website.
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22 March 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 22 March 2019 – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 4:59 AM on March 22. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 3:10 AM on March 23. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on March 22, 2019, as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 12:36 PM on March 22. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 11:39 AM on March 23. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Hasta or Atham Nakshatra till 11:06 AM on March …

Quotes And Teachings On Knowledge In Hinduism

A collection of quotes and teachings on knowledge in Hinduism. The collection contains quotes of Saints and from folklore. Teachings on knowledge are also from important scriptures in Hindu religion.

Cannot be snatched away by thief,
Cannot be snatched away by king,
Cannot be divided among brothers.
Not heavy either
If spent daily, it always keeps growing.
The wealth of knowledge is the precious of wealth of all.
Through knowledge, one obtains humbleness. Through humbleness comes eligibility.
Once eligible comes wealth.
Wealth can be utilized to perform good deeds (dharma). Good deeds lead to happiness
Knowledge and Royalty cannot be weighed together
King is worshiped in his own land where as a learned man is worshiped everywhere.

The raft of knowledge ferries the worst sinner to safety. (Bhagavad Gita)

Ignorance is the knowledge of many things – the knowledge of diversity without the knowledge of unity or of the One God. The conviction that God is in all objects – that there is unit…

Dhulivandan In Maharashtra

Dhulivandan is an important festival in Maharashtra and it coincides with the Holi festival. In 2019, the date of Dhulivandan is March 21. It is celebrated on the day after Holika Dahan in Phalguna month. The festival is of great importance to farmers and agriculturalists. The ashes of Holika burned on the previous night and soil are worshipped by the farmers for a good harvest.

Dhulivandan is observed in Maharashtra when the rest of the country plays Rang Holi. Nowadays, Dhulivandan in its strict traditional sense is limited to rural areas. In cities most people play Holi with colors on the day.

There is a popular belief that Lord Shiva opened his third eye burned down Kamadeva to ashes on the day.


Shiva Burning Kamdev a Great SacrificeKamdev was chosen to kindle the feeling of love in Lord Shiva who had entered into a deep meditation after the death of Goddess Sati. Kamdev knew that Lord Shiva was endowed with a fiery sight and disturbing him from his meditation is inviting death. …

Sun Rays Fall Directly on the Murti Worshipped at Sri Veda Narayanaswami Temple near Tirupati

Every year on 25th, 26th and 27th of March, the sun's rays fall on the main murti worshipped at the Sri Veda Narayanaswami Temple at Nagalapuram near Tirupati between 1800 hrs and 1815 hrs. On the first day, the rays fall on the feet, on the second - on the chest and on the third on the forehead. The temple is located on the Chennai – Tirupati Highway and is around 81 km from Chennai and 70 km from Tirupati. The shrine is dedicated to the Matsya Avatar Murti of Vishnu.

Story
Legend has it that Surya, sun god, pays his respects to Lord Vishnu by shedding his rays on Him and warming Vedanarayana Swami who had to fight a long battle with Somakasura in the cold waters of the ocean to retrieve the Vedas.
Architectural Wonder
This holy event has been happening in spite of the fact that the distance between first prakaram and the sanctum sanctorum is more than 600 yards and has many structures in between. It is yet another example of the architectural wonder of ancient Hindu world. The …

Rang Panchami 2019 during Holi

Rang Panchami Holi festival is observed on the fifth day (Panchami) during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month (February – March). Rang Panchami 2019 date is March 25. The corresponding period in North Indian calendar is the fifth day during Chaitra Krishna paksha.

The festival is a continuation of the Holi festival and is observed mainly in rural areas in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and some parts of North India. The festival is observed five days after Holi Dhuleti.


Rang Panchami is essentially a rural festival. Special significance is given to the festival by the farming community.

Please note that some people refer to Holi festival also as Rang Panchami.

Yadu in Hindu Scriptures – Story of King Yadu

Yadu was the progenitor of the race to which Sri Krishna belonged. The Yadavas descended from Yadu. Yadu was the eldest son of Yayati and Devayani, daughter of Shukracharya. Yaduvamsa or Yadukula belongs to the lunar race.

The eldest son of Yadu was Sahasrajit. The ninth generation from him was Kartavirya Arjuna.

Krostu was Yadu’s second son. Vrishni, Madhu and Sattvata were some of the well-known descendents of Yadu lineage through Krostu.
Since Lord Krishna was a descendant of this branch of the family, he was known as Yadava, Varshneya, Madhava and Sattvata.

Manusa Lake – Story of Manusa Lake in Hinduism

Manusa is a lake mentioned in the Rig Veda, Aitareya Brahmana and the Mahabharata. The story of Manusa Lake is found in the Mahabharata.

Legend has it that some black antelopes were struck by the arrows of a hunter. They got into the lake and emerged from the water as human beings – Manusa.

The modern village of Manas, 5 km west of Kaithal in Haryana is identified with the lake. The village has a large area under water.

As per Rig Veda, Bharata princess kindled sacrificial fire on the banks of sacred rivers and Lake Manusa.
Manusa Lake is considered as a Tirth, or sacred pilgrimage spot, in the Mahabharata, Vamana and Padma Puranas.

21 March 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 21 March 2019 – Purnima Tithi and Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the full moon day and first day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 7:03 AM on March 21. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 4:59 AM on March 22. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on March 21, 2019, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time.
Nakshatra – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 1:53 PM on March 21. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 12:36 PM on March 22. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 1:34 PM on March 21. Th…