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Kalpeshwar Temple Dedicated to Shiva – Kalpeshwar Trek in Panch Kedar Yatra

At KalpeshwarTemple in Uttarakhand, Hindu God Shiva is worshipped as Jateshwar. The matted locks or hair of Shiva is worshipped in this temple which is part of the Panch Kedar Yatra. Kalpeshwar is the last visited shrine during the pilgrimage to five temples of Shiva in the Kedarkhand region. This is a cave temple. The trek to Kalpeshwar is steep from Helang, which is around 102 km from Rudraprayag.KalpeshwarTemple has the naturally appeared swayambhu jata or hair of Shiva in the shape of a protruding rock. In the temple premises there is a small stream which emerges out of a rock and water collects in a rocky depression to form the Amrit Kund or Nectar pond. This temple in Panch Kedar yatra is open throughout the year, unlike other temples which are closed during hard winter season (November to March).Legend has it that Indra worshipped Shiva here after he lost Indralok or heaven due to a curse of Sage Durvasa. Indra regained his position soon with the blessing of Shiva.The route to …

Bengali Bhadra Month in 2018 – Bhadrapad Mash in Bangala Calendar in 2018

Bhadra month, or Bhadrapad Mash, is the fifth month in a traditional Bengali calendar. In 2018, Bhadra Month in Bangala Calendar begins on August 18, 2018 and ends on September 17. The current year as per Bengali calendar is 1425.
Some of the auspicious days in the Bengali Bhadra Month in 2018 include - Jhulan Yatra - August 21 - August 25Raksha Bandhan - August 26Janmashtami - September 2Ganesh Chaturthi - September 13Bishwakarma Puja - September 17 Purnima day in Bhadra month in 2017 is on August 26

The Amabashya in Bhadrapad Mash is on September 9

The two Ekadashis in the month are on August 22 and September 6

Next month in Bengali Calendar is the Ashain Month.

Teachings from Amrita Bindu Upanishad

Cows are of different colors. But the milk from all the cows is the same color – white. So too, the intelligent one should regard knowledge as the milk and the sources of such knowledge as the cows. Like the butter hidden in milk, the Pure Consciousness resides in every being. That ought to be constantly churned out by the churning rod of the mind. Taking hold of the rope of knowledge, one should bring out, like fire, the Supreme Brahman. (the rope is used create fire from Arani Mantha for lighting fire in Vedic ceremonies.) Being the one, the universal Soul is present in all beings. Though one, it is seen as many, like the moon’s reflection in water. You may also like to read Amrita Bindu Upanishad Quotes