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Watch Krishna: History or Myth documentary online – which proves the Existence of Sri Krishna

Krishna: History or Myth is a unique documentary which claims that it proves the existence of Krishna and shows the scientific proof of Mahabharata with exact year of Kurukshetra war. The documentary goes deep into both scientific knowledge and religious belief. Manish Pandit, a UK-based nuclear medicine physician, has produced and directed ‘Krishna: History or Myth.’ The documentary begins with a brief introduction of Hinduism and talks by ISKCON followers who compares his life with that of other religious prophets and their experiences. You can watch Krishna: History or Myth here at the official website of Saraswati Films. 

Thanks to one of our readers who forwarded us this link.

Uma Maheshwara Vratam 2017 Date – Umamaheshwara Vrata in Karnataka

Uma Maheshwara Vratam, also known as Uma Maheshvara Vrata, is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati and is observed on the 14th day or on the full moon day in the Bhadrapad month as per traditional Kannada calendar. In the Tamil Calendar, it is observed in the Puratassi month. In 2017, Uma Maheshvara Vratam as per Kannada calendar is on September 6.
A murti of Uma and Maheshwara (Shiva and Parvati) made of metal is worshipped on the day. The devotee observes a fast during the day and eats only after sunset on the day.
It is believed that the desires of the devotee will be fulfilled, if he observes the Uma Maheshwara Vratam.

Earlier, the Vrata was observed for 12 years on the full moon day in the Bhadrapad month. On the final year the metal murti of Uma and Maheshwara was donated to a Shiva temple.
Nowadays as per Tamil calendar, Uma Maheshwara Vratam is observed in Puratassi month. The Vrata can be observed on the Ashtami (eight day during waxing phase of moon), or Chaturdasi (14th day dur…

Amla Ekadasi in Orissa

Amla Ekadasi is observed during the Bhadrapad month in Orissa. Amla Ekadashi 2016 date is August 28. It is observed during the waning phase of moon or Krishna Paksha in Bhadra month. This Ekadasi is mainly observed in the Jagannath temples in Orissa.
In other parts of India, this Ekadasi is observed as Aja Ekadasi.
A similar Ekadasi, named Amalaki Ekadasi is observed in North and Western parts of India in Phalgun month (February - March).
Usual rules associated with Ekadasi fasting is observed on the day. Devotees visit Jagannath Temples to get blessings and attend the special rituals held on the day.

Gokulashtami Quotes from Swami Chidananda Saraswati – Symbolism in the birth of Sri Krishna

Sri Krishna was born in the darkness of night, born into the locked confines of a jail cell where His mother and father were being held prisoner. However, at the moment of His birth, all the guards fell asleep, the chains were broken, and the barred doors gently opened.

There is a beautiful message here, even from the first moment of the life of Sri Krishna: we may be living in the darkness of midnight; we may be bound and chained by so many attachments, temptations, angers, grudges, pains and by the binding force of maya. We may feel ourselves locked into the prison of our own bodies, the prison of duality. However, as soon as Krishna takes birth in our hearts, all darkness fades, all chains are broken and all prison doors open freely. Wherever Krishna is, there are no locks. Also, we can see that the door to Krishna – from any direction, inside or outside – is always open. The only lock is the lock of our own ignorance, our own illusions. As soon as that ignorance is dispelled, as …