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Virodhinama Telugu Panchangam 2009 – 2010 of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

Virodhinama Telugu Panchangam for the year 2009 – 2010 was released by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTDs) on March 14, 2009. The hard copy of the Virodhinama Telugu Panchangam was released on the day and is available in TTD offices. The soft copy in PDF file is yet to be uploaded on the Tirumala Tirupati Temple official website. As part of the Ugadi celebrations at TirupatiTemple, Panchanga Sravanam and Asthanam will be conducted from 0700hrs to 0900hrs on March 27, 2009.The soft copy of the Virodhinama Telugu Panchangam 2009 – 2010 will uploaded mostly on March 27 or the next day. (Last year it was uploaded the day after Ugadi celebrations.) You can keep checking the official website of the Temple to get the latest Telugu Panchangam.
Update:Virodhinama Telugu Panchangam for the year 2009 – 2010 is currently available on the official website of Tirumala Tirupati Temple.

Hanuman – The Boy Warrior – A Game on PlayStation2

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has launched the first Indian Game on PlayStation2 titled Hanuman – The Boy Warrior. The game is based on the adventures of Bal Hanuman (Lord Hanuman’s childhood adventures). For a player, the ultimate objective in Hanuman – The Boy Warrior games is to ‘free’ the Sun God and kill as many demons as possible or to banish them back to the underworld.The game is launched by London-based Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and is developed by Aurona Technologies.About the Game from the official websiteThis game is a growing up story of Lord Hanuman, where he starts as a powerless being and regains his powers through the game. Through out the game Hanuman (Player) meets Sadhus (Sages) and learns more about Hanuman and his powers. One day, he realizes that he (Bal Hanuman) himself is Hanuman. From there on he starts regaining his powers, one by one. He finally gets his Gadhaa (mace) which is his primary weapon. Through his Gadhaa he gains the a…

Ashokashtami – Ashok Astami

Ashokastami, or Ashok Ashtami, is an important annual festival dedicated to Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva, in eastern parts of India, especially in Orissa. In 2018, the date of Ashokashtami is March 25. It is celebrated on the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in the Chaitra month (March – April). It is believed that Lord Ram performed Ashokashtami rituals for defeating Ravana. Ashokashtami is an important observance at the famous LingarajTemple in Bhubaneswar in Orissa.

Legend has it that Lord Ram was unable to annihilate Ravana as he was being protected by Goddess Shakti. On the advice from the wise Bibhishana, Lord Ram performed rituals dedicated to Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva for seven days and he was blessed on the eighth day. With the blessings of Goddess Shakti, Lord Ram was able to vanquish Ravana.

It is believed that Lord Ram took out a procession of Goddess Shakti and Shiva on the eighth day. The term Ashoka means – the one that is devoid of sorrow and Ashtami m…