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Goddess Bahuchara

Goddess Bahuchara is worshipped mainly in Gujarat who desire to have children and also by Hijras, Eunuchs and Gays. What her name, Bahuchara, means is a mystery. Some scholars are of the view that her name means many-behaviors – this because her devotees come from all cross section of the society. She is also the patron goddess of Hijras – men who feel they are women. Goddess Bahuchara is usually depicted as having four arms. One of her arms holds a sword, one holds a trishul, one a book and one is in blessing posture. She is beautifully adorned jewelries. Her Vahana or vehicle is a rooster. Legend has it that the Goddess had once turned a woman into a man to help her be the husband of a woman to whom she was accidentally married. There are numerous stories associated with her and many of them involve her changing the sexes of people out of mercy or out of anger. Hijras who castrate themselves are known to pray to her for easy recovery.

Bengali Phalgun Month in 2018 – Falguna Month in Bangala Calendar in 2018

Phalgun month is the 11th month in a traditional Bengali calendar. The previous month was the Maagh Mash. As per Gregorian calendar, the Falguna month begins in Mid February and ends in Mid March. In 2018, Phalgun Month in Bangala Calendar begins on February 14 and ends on March 15, 2018. The current year in Bengali Calendar is 1424

Purnima or full moon day in Phalgun month in 2018 is on March 1.

The Aamabashya or no moon day in Falguna Mash is on February 15, 2018

The two Ekadashis in the month are on February 26 and March 13, 2018.
Other important and auspicious days in Falguna Month include Shivratri - February 13Dol Purnima - March 1Holi - March 2 The next month in Bengali calendar is the Chaitra month and is the last month in a Bengali Year.

Shivaratri Festival Live Online – Live Webcasting of Mahashivratri

Isha Foundation of Sadhguru is offering live online telecast of the Shivaratri celebrations on February 13, 2018 from IshaYogaCenter near Coimbatore. The live online audio webcast is free and to view live online video webcasting you need to register online and also contribute for the expense of live telecasting. 
You can find more details about the Isha Foundation Shivaratri Festival Live Online here.
You may also like to read Live online Darshan from KashiVishwanathTemple

Shivaratri Quotes and Thoughts – Swami Chidanand Saraswati

Shivaratri is one of the holiest nights of the year. It is the night dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva is the one who destroys that which is old and impure, in order to make room for a new creation of that which is pure and divine. Lord Shiva annihilates our egos, our attachments and our ignorance.
Many fear Lord Shiva’s destructive capacity, and yet it is destruction for the purpose of regeneration. Without death, life cannot begin anew. Without the annihilation of old habits, attachments and ego, we cannot progress toward the goal of God realization.
The night of Shivratri is especially auspicious for winning the battle within ourselves – the battle between the Gods and the Demons, between right and wrong, between poison and nectar, between death and immortality. Let us use our puja, our prayers, our meditations on this night to pray for the divine intervention that within ourselves the good might vanquish the evil, that the nectar within us might emerge, rather t…