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Ravan is worshipped at Khonpura Village in Madhya Pradesh

Ravan, the archrival of Sri Ram in Ramayana, is considered as an embodiment of evil by majority of the people. But there are Hindu communities that worship him and consider the positive aspects of his character, especially Ravan’s deep devotion for Hindu God Shiva. The people of KhonpuraVillage in Madhya Pradesh worship a 45-foot Ravana murti, which is believed to be more than 200 years old.
The huge murti of Ravan is worshipped on the open ground of the KhonpuraVillage.
Elders in the village say that whenever the murti of Ravana was damaged – due to heavy rains or lightning – there would be something untoward happening in the village. As soon as the murti is repaired and worshipped, peace and good times return to the village.
When huge effigies of Ravan are burnt on the Dasara day in Ashwin month, the Namdev Community of KhonpuraVillage worships him.

The villagers testify that praying before the murti of Ravan helps in curing various diseases. New born children are brought before th…

Bhadrapada Masa 2018 – Telugu Bhadrapad Month in Andhra Pradesh in 2018

Bhadrapada Masa is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh. Telugu Bhadrapad Masam 2018 is from September 10 to October 9. Some of the auspicious days in the month include Vinayaka Chavithi or Ganesh Chaturthi, Swarna Gouri Vratam, Rishi Panchami, Jyeshta Devi Puja, Ananta Chaturdashi and Proshtapadi Shraddha.

Some Hindu communities perform Tarpan and Shradh for dead parents and relatives during the Mahalaya Krishna Paksha period of Bhadrapada month  (September 26 to October 9).
Telugu Bhadrapada Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha

Bhadrapada Masa Telugu calendar 2018 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from September 10 to September 25. Telugu Bhadrapad Masam 2018 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 26, 2018, to October 9, 2018. This is the Mahalya Shradh period.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Bhadrapada Masa are: Parivartini Ekadasi – September 20 Indira Ekadasi – October 5
Pradosh Fasting Dates in Bhadrapada Masa are: Shan…

Sri Krishna Jayanti Quotes – Swami Sivananda

Salutations to Narayana, the Primal Source of the world, to Hari, the singing of whose Name and the hearing of whose glories is of untold merit; salutations to Vaasudeva-Krishna, the beautiful lotus-eyed!

The unique divine-personage of the charming Lord Sri Krishna is the glorious revelation to mankind, of the Eternal Absolute, in the greatest possible degree. Krishna is the ideal of perfection for all times. Even imagination has not been able to picture a more fully comprehensive, integrated, harmonised, balanced and well-adjusted personality than that of Sri Krishna. The greatest hero, the most illumined scholar, the wisest statesman, the ablest politician, the mightiest warrior, the Lord of Yoga and the most supreme seer of the age that Krishna was, He offered himself as the humblest servant of humanity. He dedicated his whole life for the complete uplift of the world, and he got nothing for himself! He possessed nothing of his own, even the site of his house was borrowed from the V…