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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 …

Bol Chauth 2017 date - Bahula Choth Vrata

Bol Chauth, also referred as Bahula Choth, is observed in the Shravan mahina (July – August) in Gujarat. Bol Chauth 2017 date is August 11. It is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Shravan month. The ritual is dedicated to the welfare of cattle, cows and other domesticated animals.

The ritual is primarily observed by farmers. All the members in the family observe it.

Domesticated animals are given a bath and are given fresh delicacies. Another highlight of the day is the cooking of the food in open.

You can read more about Bol Choth in this article.

Bengali Bhadra Month in 2017 – Bhadrapad Mash in Bangala Calendar in 2017

Bhadra month, or Bhadrapad Mash, is the fifth month in a traditional Bengali calendar. In 2017, Bhadra Month in Bangala Calendar begins on August 18, 2017 and ends on September 17. The current year as per Bengali calendar is 1424.
Some of the auspicious days in the Bengali Bhadra Month in 2017 include - Ganesh Chaturthi - August 25September 17 (Bishwakarma Puja) Purnima day in Bhadra month in 2017 is on Sept 6

The Amabashya in Bhadrapad Mash is on August 21

The two Ekadashis in the month are on August 18, September 2 and September 16

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