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Maha Pradosh – What is Mahapradosh?

Maha Pradosh is a rare occurrence of the Pradosham, or Pradsha Vrata, dedicated to Lord Shiva falling on a Saturday during the waning phase of moon in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. The Pradosh period – the twilight period – on the 13th day during Krishna Paksha (waning phase of period) is considered highly auspicious for worshiping Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Fasting from sunrise to sunset is the main ritual on the day for Shiva devotees.
The prayers and rituals for Pradosh begin around 1.5 hours before sunset and end one hour after sunset.
Special pujas are performed in Shiva temples during the period. It is said that Lord Shiva and Parvati are in a happy mood during Pradosham period and are easily pleased.
Pradosh falling on Saturday is known as Shani Pradosh. But the Pradosh falling during Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is not defined a particular name but is also considered auspicious by many.

Valentine’s Day Hindu God Sri Krishna Temple in Tamil Nadu

A unique Hindu temple of Sri Krishna dedicated to the concept of Valentine’s Day will be consecrated in April 2010 at Sholingur in Vellore District in Tamil Nadu (140 km from Chennai). The unique temple which tries to amalgamate the ideas of Saint Valentine and Hindu God Krishna – both synonymous with love – is being built by R. Jaganaath, a former food and beverages manager and the author of a book on cocktails. The temple will have murtis of Lord Krishna, Radha and a cow licking Krishna’s feet.The Telegraph Calcutta ReportsJaganaath says St Valentine and Krishna make the perfect mix.'In Hindu mythology, Krishna is the only god who is synonymous with love. During various phases in his life, he was loved by mothers, girls, the Yadavs and virtually by every character in the Mahabharat even though he sided with the Pandavas,' he said.The temple will measure just 36sqft but will have a 12ft-high tower, decked out with a flute and a sadari (image of Vishnu’s feet).'We have or…

Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat Katha – Story Associated with Vijaya Ekadasi

Vijaya Ekadashi is observed during waning phase of moon (Krishna Paksha) in January/February. There is a popular story of Vijaya Ekadasi which is associated with Lord Ram’s search for Mata Sita. Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat Katha is listened to by those people observing the fast.After finding out from Hanuman that Mata Sita was at Lanka, Lord Ram, Lakshman and others started to think about an ideal way to cross the ocean and reach Lanka. But crossing the ocean was a near impossible task for them as only Hanuman could fly across the mighty ocean.Then Lakshman came up with the idea that there is an ashram of a famous Sage named Bakadalabhya nearby, he is believed to have had darshan of Lord Brahma, and he will be surely able to guide us.

Osho – Food for Thought

The child never dies in anyone. It is not that the child dies when you grow, the child remains. Everything that you have been is still within you, and will remain within you until your very last breath. But society is always afraid of non-serious people. Non-serious people will not be ambitious for money, or political power; they would rather enjoy existence. But enjoying existence cannot bring you prestige, cannot make you powerful, cannot fulfill your ego; and the whole world of man revolves around the idea of the ego.Playfulness is against your ego—you can try it and see. Just play with children, and you will find your ego is disappearing, you will find that you have become a child again. It is not only true about you, it is true about everyone.Osho