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Online Live Darshan of Kashi Vishwanath Temple – Watch Live from Varanasi Shiva Temple

ShriKashiVishwanathTemple in Varanasi, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one of the most famous Hindu temples in the world. Shri Kashi Vishvanath Mandir authorities have now made arrangements for online live darshan of the Shivling worshipped in the VaranasiKashiViswanathTemple.
Note: The live darshan can only be seen through the Internet Explorer Browser. The live streaming does not support Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers. The live darshan is on the Windows Media Player and you will need it to have enabled in your browser. Usually this option is automatically enabled in most browsers.Please note that the online live darshan of the Shivling at KashiVishwanathTemple will be obstructed by devotees present there and therefore you will need tons of patience to have a proper glimpse. The live streaming depends on the speed of your internet connection.The online live darshan is only available when the temple is open. Link – Watch Live Online Darshan of KashiVishwanathTemple

Teachings from Katha Upanishad - Knowledge and Thoughts from Kathopanishad

Katha Upanishad, also known as Kathakopanishad, contains the famous conversation between young Nachiketas and Yama, the god of death. Here are few teachings from the Katha Upanishad.
What is the value of wealth or life, as there are impermanent? So long as death is in power we cannot enjoy wealth or life for the fear of death destroys the zest for living. Teach me self knowledge which is beyond the power of death (I.1.27)
Both the good and the pleasant approach a man. The wise man, pondering over them, discriminates. The wise chooses the good in preference to the pleasant. (I.2.2)
He who is filled with selfish desires and attracted by worldly possessions becomes subject to the law of karma which leads him from birth to birth and so he is under the control of Yama. One who has not desisted from bad conduct, whose senses are not under control, whose mind is not concentrated, whose mind is not free from anxiety (about the result of concentration), cannot attain this Self.
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