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Download Kannada Magha Masa 2010 Panchangam for free

This particular Panchanga in Kannada for Magha Masa or Magh Month 2010 is provided by Narahari Sumadhwa. Magha Masa 2010 as per the calendar followed in Karnataka began on January 16, 2010 and it will end on February 14, 2010. Magha Masa is the eleventh month in a traditional Hindu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.You can download the Panchanga in Kannada for Magha Masa 2010 here.

A Temple in Banda in Uttar Pradesh Dedicated to Lovers

There is a temple on the banks of the MajhaRiver at Banda in Uttar Pradesh which attracts lovers from region on Makar Sankranti day (January 14). The temple is dedicated to a Nat youth and a princess. During the fair, lovers in the region take bath in MajhaRiver and pledge before the deity that they will never separate.Sanjay Pandey writes in Deccan Herald about this unique temple‘The temple is the symbol of the tragic love story of a youth and a princess. The princess, while visiting the river once, had fallen in love with a Nath youth and wanted to marry him,’ temple priest Ghanshyam Pandit said.

When the girl’s father came to know about the affair, he tried to dissuade his daughter from the love tangle. When she did not relent, he put a tough condition before the youth, asking him to walk on a rope tied from the nearby by hills to the fort. Nath community members are experts in walking on ropes tied to two ends of poles.

The rope was too weak and gave in, just when the youth was abou…

Today is Udupi Paryaya Festival

Udupi Paryaya Festival happens once in two years and is the transfer of authority of the ‘Paryaya Peetha’ and the rights of worship and management of the famous Udupi Sri Krishna Temple and Mutt from one seer of the Ashta Mutts to another. On January 18, 2010, Shri Lakshmivarateertha Swamiji of Shirur Mutt will be taking over the next Paryaya term of Sri Krishna Mutt from the outgoing Paryaya Swamiji, Sri Sugunendrateertha of Puttige Mutt.You can get more details of Today’s Udupi Paryaya Festival in this earlier article.
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You can also learn more about Shirur Mutt and Sri Sri Laxmivara Thirtha Swamiji at the official website of Shirur Mutt.

Sri Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Thoughts

Cold water is beneficial to a thirsty man but positively harmful to one who has fever. Similarly, what is good for one may not be good for another. So each person must follow that path for which he is best suited.Do not be disheartened by the spiritual darkness over-running the world. When the sun sets and the darkness of night envelops the land, we do not stop our work saying that the sun has set. Do we not light a lamp and get on with our normal activities with the aid of that lamp? If we feel that there is an urgency, do we not walk miles together during the darkest of nights guided by the flickering light of a torch?Sri Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati (34th Pontiff of Sringeri)