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Online Virtual Tour of Kollur Mookambika Temple

MookambikaTemple located at Kollur in Udupi District of Karnataka is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Mother Goddess. Now Mathurbhumi, a Kerala-based newspaper, is providing an online virtual tour of KollurMookambikaTemple. In the virtual tour you can view a 360 degree panoramic view of the temple. The images used are of high quality.
You can view the Virtual Tour of Kollur Mookambika Temple here


Note: Virtual Tour might not be compatible with Internet Explorer 6 or other older versions of the browser.

On Challenges faced by Hindu Americans

The Hindu population in the United States is estimated to be between 1.5 million and 2 million people and they come from different parts of the world. Hindu religion is different from the majority religions practiced in United States – Hinduism gives importance to the personal quest of an individual to know the supreme truth, it is not a missionary religion and never practices conversion, it never brings religion to public policy issues and above all it is not monolithic and believes that God exists in all animate and inanimate.The Challenges faced by Hindu AmericansHinduism is the least understood among American religious traditions as the path it follows is different from most world religions - multiplicity of divine names and forms.Transmitting Hindu faith to younger generation in a Christian dominated society.Language to be used in temples during prayers and services.Aggressive conversion campaigns by various Christian organizations.Lack of unity. Micheal Paulson, winner of Pulitz…

Saraswati Puja during Navratri Puja

The last three days of the nine-day Navratri festival is observed as Saraswati Puja by many Hindu communities especially in western and southern parts of India. Goddess Saraswathi, the Hindu Goddess of Knowledge and Learning, is worshipped during the period. Saraswati Puja 2018 during Navratri begins on October 17 and ends on September 19 in most places especially in South India.
Different Hindu communities have different method of propitiating and worshipping Goddess Saraswati during Navratri.
In western parts of India especially in Maharashtra the rituals begin with Saraswati Avahan (October 14, 2018), Saraswati Pradan Puja (October 15, 2018) and Saraswati Balidan Puja  and Saraswati Visarjan (October 17, 2018).
In Kerala, the important Saraswati Puja is held on the last day of Navratri and on the Vijaya Dasami day. On the last day of Navratri all books are kept for Puja and is taken after proper rituals and worship on the next day which is observed as Vidyarambham day (October 1…

Daksha Smriti Quotes

If someone takes a bath with all the sand/soap and Ganges water during one’s whole life but not having an internal purification, then one cannot get Moksha or liberation. – Thus an internal purification is utmost important. God exists everywhere and inside everyone. Then why one should have a feeling of envy, hatred, anger, delusion/ignorance, greed etc towards anybody. When there is wind blowing the water does not stay still even for a second. Our mind is just like that. It will keep changing every second. Never trust it. Samadhi is that inner state wherein after renouncing craving / aversion towards fleeting material objects one steadies the mind and thus attains soul force.Daksha Smriti