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A Short Video on Kamakhya Temple – Shaktipeetah in Guwahati in Assam

KamakhyaTemple is one of the most popular Shakti Temples in India - Here she is worshipped as a natural crevice in a rock that symbolizes the ‘Yoni’ (female genitalia or vagina). The temple is structured like a beehive shikhara with sculptured panels and images of Hindu deities. This short video on KamakhyaTemple gives a brief introduction of the temple – its importance and architecture. KamakhyaTemple is one among the 51 Hindu Shaktipeetahs.

You may also like to read Ambubasi Festival – The Tantric Shakti Fertility Festival at KamakhyaTempleAssam About Goddess Kamakhya

Eknath Easwaran Thoughts on Mantra

A mantra is a powerful spiritual formula, which when repeated silently in the mind, has the capacity to transform consciousness. There is nothing magical about this. It is simply a matter of practice. The mantra is a short, powerful spiritual formula for the highest power that we can conceive of – whether we call it God, or the ultimate reality, or the Self within. Whatever name we use, with the mantra we are calling up what is best and deepest in ourselves. Once you have chosen your mantra, do not change it. If you do, you will be like a person digging shallow holes in many places, you will never go deep enough to find water. A mantra is most effective when repeated silently in the mind. Eknath Easwaran Source – The Mantram Handbook

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 9, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 9, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksa Sashti – sixth day of the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi from 1:27 AM on April 9 up to 1:17 AM on April 10.  All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 11:49 pm on April 9, 2011. Afterwards it is Ardra or Thiruvathirai or Arudara Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign– Vrishaba Rasi till 11:24 AM. Afterwards it is Mithun Rasi Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sixth day of Chaitra Navratri. Muruga Sashti Fasting. Chaitra Shukla Sashti or sixth day of the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Chaitra Shukla Shasti or sixth day of the waxing phase of moon in Chait month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu …