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Kagbeni in Nepal – Hansa Tirtha for performing Shradh and Tarpan to the Dead

Kagbeni is located on the way to the famous MuktinathTemple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Nepal. Jhong KholaRiver flowing down from Muktinath joins the KaliGandakiRiver at Kagbeni. 
Performing Shradh, Tarpan and other rituals dedicated dead ancestors, parents and relatives here is considered highly meritorious. The place is also known as Hansa Tirtha.
Legend has it that once people were making offerings to Lord Shiva during a Shivratri here. Suddenly a crow swooped down to pick up in its beak some of the offerings. Another crow chased the first to get a share and both tumbled into the confluence of the JhongKholaRiver and KaliGandakiRiver and emerged as swans (Hansa). Thus the Tirtha got the name Hansa Tirtha.
There is a popular belief in Hindu culture that the dead arrive to take the share of the offerings made to them in the form of crows. This is a widespread belief in among many Hindu communities.
The pitru paksha fortnight (September – October) is the ideal period chosen to perfor…

Kailasanathar Temple Pictures – Online Virtual Tour of Kailasanatha Temple at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu

KailasanatharTemple is an 8th century temple dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is loacated at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. The highlight of the temple is the numerous sculptures of Shiva as Nataraja – especially those on the Vimana or dome of the temple. Now to attract more visitors and to give an idea of the Kailasanatha Temple, Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation and Department of Tourism and website is providing an online virtual tour of the temple. In the online virtual tour you can get a 360 degree panoramic view of the temple. There are 15 breath taking pictures of the temple by A. Suresh Babu of view360.
You can view the Virtual Tour of Kailasanathar Temple here at

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Aadi Kritigai 2017 date – Aadi Krittika in 2017

Aadi Kritigai is dedicated to Lord Muruga or Kartik and is observed on the Krittika Nakshatra day in the Tamil month Aadi. Aadi Kritigai 2017 date is August 15. The day is of great significance in temples dedicated to Muruga who is also known as Skanda, Shanmukha and Subrahmanya.

Krithika Nakshathram day is considered highly auspicious to worship Muruga and especially when the Kritigai star day in the month Aadi. Lord Muruga Temples in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, South Africa and Singapore have special rituals and poojas on the day.

The popular belief is that Muruga was born as six different babies and it was Goddess Parvati who joined the Six to create the powerful Kartik, who is the commander of the army of the Devas. But before conjoining the six different babies were looked after six mothers – the six Karthigai stars. Hence the importance of the day.

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Ganesh Baba Quotes

Wise men don't love wise men, wise men love fools.God is the supreme shopkeeper, his market is infinite.In Tantra, if one is a meat eater, we give him so much meat he will ask for dal and chapati.Polar switchback: when you reach the highest point of positivity you'll swing back immediately into negativity.Don't count time if you want to evolve; if you count time you will revolve.Ganesh Baba(1895 – 1987)