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

TungnathTemple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is located in Uttarakhand and is around a 3-hour trek from Chopata, which is on the road between Badrinath and Kedarnath. Tungnath shrine is the second temple in the Panch Kedar Pilgrimage and is located at an altitude of 12,000 ft the highest among the Panch Kedar temples but is the easiest to trek. It is believed that the legs of the bull form of Shiva appeared at Tungnath. The naturally formed ‘arm’ or Swayambhu Bhuja of Shiva is worshipped here.The glory of the Tungnath temple is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. Shiva tells Parvati that whoever has darshan and seeks the blessings at Tungnath attains spiritual salva­tion irrespective of where he dies. Another legend states that Vishnu got his Sudarshan Chakra after meditating here.Like the other Panch Kedar temples, Tungnath was also built by the Pandavas.In a calendar year, the Tungnath temple is only open from April to October. The temple remains closed during the winter period an…

Go Green Ganesha - G3 Campaign in Mumbai from Oh! Wonderful Emotions and Friends Dreamz

Go Green Ganesha - G3 is a Social and Environmental non - Profit cause initiated by Oh! Wonderful Emotions and Friends Dreamz to save our Mother Nature Earth, Marine life and Environment by adopting Go Green Eco friendly Ganesha Idols as an environment saving alternative of Plaster of Paris’s (PoP) harmful Ganesha Idols during Ganesha Chaturthi. This year the organization is trying to make G3 huge event in Mumbai. Apart from creating awareness the Oh! Wonderful Emotions website is a one stop to learn and buy different types of eco-friendly Ganesh murtis which includes clay, alum (fitkari), coconut shells, paper mache and supari. You can buy Ganesh murtis made from clay, alum and paper mache from the organization for a nature friendly Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Find more information about Oh! Wonderful Emotions here at the official website.

Dattatreya Teachings on Equanimity

Remaining contented in mind, I enjoy what is ordained by fate, and I wear linen garments or silks, or deerskin or rags or any other fabric that is offered to me.Sometimes I sleep on the bare ground; sometimes on grass or on a heap of leaves or on a slab of stone or in ashes; sometimes I lie inside a mansion on a rich bed over a precious bedstead as desired by God.Sometimes I take a bath with my body anointed with fragrant pigments. I put on rich garments and wear garlands and ornaments. Sometimes I ride in a chariot or on an elephant or on a horse and sometimes I wander stark-naked like an evil spirit.I neither revile nor praise people who are of diverse nature. I pray for their welfare and bless them with their union with the Alimighty Sri Hari Vishnu.DattatreyaYou may also like to readGuru Sri Dattatreya Teachings – The twenty four Gurus of Dattatreya