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Ucchista Ganapati

Ucchista Ganapati is a very rare form of Ganesha and is also included in the 32 forms of Ganapathy. This form of Ganesh is worshipped for protection and also for getting control over the five senses. Ucchishta Ganapati Mantra is Neelabja dadaimee veena shali gujaksha sutrakam Dadahduchishta namamya ganeshah paadu mechakah! Ucchishta Ganapati depicted in deep blue color. He has six hands and holds a pomegranate fruit, veena, flower, paddy, Rudraksha mala and noose. A Goddess sits on his left lap. One of the most popular temples dedicated to Ucchista Ganapati is the famous Ucchi Pillayar koil or Thayumanaswamy koil at Tiruchi in Tamil Nadu. The popular belief is that propitiating this form Ganesha will help in control of the five senses and which in return will help in attaining peace and prosperity.

Words of inspiration – Swami Chinmayananda

Work without faith and prayer without sincerity are like artificial flowers without fragrance. Time never stops; it is fleeting. The now alone is the only auspicious occasion to initiate our new plans. Delays are always dangerous, useless, barren. Today is the only day to attempt any great and worthy purpose. Opportunity comes to all of us; the diligent catch hold of it; the foolish let it pass. Therefore let us be smart and awake to recognize our opportunity to serve, and while it is within our reach, let us seize and make it yield to us the results we demand. Tomorrow, we will be what we are now, plus what and how we have faced life’s challenges today. Swami Chinmayananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 2, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 2, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi – 14th day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day of the waning phase of moon till 10:04 AM. Afterwards it is Amavasya or No moon day. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Ashvini or Ashwathy Nakshatra the full day. Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shradh Amavasya. Somavati Amavasi. Chaitra Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. 19th day of Chithirai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 19th day of Meda Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. 18th day of Bais…