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Goddess Subachani

Goddess Subachani is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and is worshipped mainly in the rural areas in eastern parts of India, especially in Bengal and Assam. Mother Subachani is closely associated with Goddess Durga and is propitiated to avoid calamities, distress, difficulties and worries. 
In some regions, she is associated with the Duck and is also known as the Duck Mother – this suggest that she must have been the patron deity who helped small farmers and villagers with their domesticated birds like duck etc.
Goddess Subachani is depicted as having four faces – looking four ways. She has the complexion of red lotus. She is calm and composed and holds a Kamandalu (water pot carried by Hindu saints).
She is usually worshipped on Tuesdays and Saturdays (early morning in Sundays).
There are numerous folk stories associated with her. Most stories narrate how a devotee who worshipped Goddess Subachani was able to overcome difficulties through her divine intervention.

Amar Chitra Katha Animated DVD Series – Hanuman To the Rescue – Pandavas in Exile

Amar Chitra Katha is now providing animated DVDs of popular Amar Chitra Katha Stories. They have released two DVD titles – Hanuman to the Rescue – Pandavas in Exile – as part of their Home Video Business. The series is the animated version of Amar Chitra Katha. The drawings and dialogues are of the old Amar Chitra Katha classics.The DVD series is in English and is available in Landmark, Crossword, Odyssey, Reliance Retail, Oxford, Planet M, Music World and all major stores across India. The DVD is available online at the official website of Amar Chitra Katha.

Chardham Yatra 2010 – Travel to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri Temples

Chardham Yatra comprises of pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand, India. Chardham Yatra 2010 begins on May 16, on Akshya Tritiya day – Gangotri and Yamunotri temples opens on the day. BadrinathTemple opens on May 19, 2010 and a Kedarnath Shrine on May 18, 2010. These important shrines in Hinduism remains closed for major part of the year due to snowfall (October to April). The temples usually open in the month of April for a six-month period.During the Chardham Yatra period, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) conducts spiritual tour to the important shrines in the Chardham region. Online reservation facility is also available. Helicopter Services are also available from Agastyamuni to Kedarnath and Badrinath.Gangotri, located at an altitude of 3200 meters, Yamunotri, at an altitude of 4421 meters, Badrinath, at an altitude of 3135 meters, and Kedarnath, at an altitude of 3580 meters, attract more than 2 million visitors each year from India and aro…