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Unique Temple-Mosque at Girimath at Kamathagi Village in Bagalkot in Karnataka

This inspiring report in the Deccan Herald talks about a temple-mosque – for six days in a week the holy spot is a temple and on Friday it is a mosque. The holy structure is in the form of a mosque and has murtis of Hindu Gods Shiva, Nandi and Ganesha and paintings of saints like Marula Shankara Devaru. Girimath is managed by Hucheshwar Mutt. The most popular festival is a car festival dedicated to Ganesha. This unique holy structure is located inside Girimath at Kamathagi Village in Bagalkot in Karnataka. Deccan Herald reports The five-century old mosque functions as a temple for six days in a week, transforming itself into a mosque on the seventh day. Barring Fridays when Muslims pray in it, Hindus have a free run of the mosque as a temple. The structure was constructed by Ibrahim Adil Shah II, the Bahmani Sultan known for his efforts to foster communal harmony among people of all religion. “Ibrahim Adil Shah II, who ruled between 1556 and 1627, formed certain rules for worship over her…

Kannada Ashwayuja Masam 2018 – Ashwina Month in 2018 in Karnataka

Ashwin Masam is the seventh month in a traditional Hindu Kannada calendar followed in Karnataka. Kannada Ashwayuja Masam 2018 is from October 10 to November 7. Popular festivals in a Hindu calendar year like Navratri, Vijaya Dasami, Dasara, Kojagari Vrata, Naraka Chaturadasi and Diwali are observed in this month. Other auspicious days include Govatsa Dwadasi, Yama Tarpanam and Kedara Gauri Vrata

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Ashwayuja  Masa are:  
Pradosh – October 22 - Som Pradosh
Pradosh – November 3 - Soma Pradosh
Ekadasi Fasting dates in Ashwayuja  Masam are: Pashankusha Ekadasi – October 20 Rama Ekadasi – November 3
Sankashtahara Chathurthi Vrata dedicated to Ganesha is on October 27, Saturday – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:22 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Kannada Ashiwn Month 2018 Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Kannada Ashwin 2018 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from October 10 to October 24. Kannada Ashvina Masam 2018 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from October 25 t…

Swami Sukhabodhananda Motivational Quotes

If one interprets difficulties as pain one experiences them as pain. If one interprets difficulties as opportunities to grow, one will experience a great power within. When God gives us problems, it is to humble us and not to tumble us. Fear of loss exists in one who has not seen the joy of what one has. Contentment in life does not depend on great wealth but in living wisely. The future is an illusion and the past a history. To be alive and grateful to the present is wise contentment. Swami Sukhabodhananda