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Kshipra Ganapati

Among the 32 forms of Hindu God Ganesha, Kshipra Ganapati is the form that satisfies a devotee immediately. The belief is that Kshipra Ganapathi gives boons and blessings immediately. The Kshipra Ganapati Mantra is Dantakalpalata pasharatna kumbhanksho jvalam!! Bandhooka kamaniyabham dhyaayeth kshipraganadhipam!!

Kshipra Ganapati is depicted as having four hands. The body color is red. The hands hold goad, broken tusk, a branch of kalpa Vriksha and bunch of flowers. The trunk is shown as holding a kalash.

A major belief is that this form of Ganesha is immediate in all his actions. He grants long life, fulfills desires and provides peace and prosperity. His anger too is immediate and those following Adharma are punished quickly.

Kshipra Ganapati form is worshipped at Kannyakumari and also at JyothirMaheshwaraTemple in Srirangapattinam in Karnataka.

Thaliyil Temple Photos – Virtual Tour of Thaliyil Shiva Temple near Kottayam in Kerala

ThaliyilTemple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is located at Thazhathangadi near Kottayam in Kerala. The temple is a typical example of the Kerala style temple architecture. Leen Thobias of has created an online virtual tour of ThaliyilTemple with pictures. You can view the temple photos in 360 degree. There are total six images of the outside of the temple. Link – You can take the virtual tour of the ThaliyilShivaTemple here.

Dhumavati Jayanti 2017 date

Dhumavati Jayanti is observed in Jyeshta month in North India. It is believed to be the day when Goddess Dhumavati, an incarnation of Goddess Shakti appeared. Dhumavati Jayanti 2017 date is June 2. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Ashtami or eighth day of waxing phase of moon in the month of Jyestha. Dhumavati is the seventh Mahavidya among the 10 Mahavidyas and is a fearsome aspect of Goddess Shakti.

Goddess Dhumavati is considered as a protective deity by some Hindu communities. Tantric worshippers propitiate her for materialistic gains.

Dhumavati is associated with all things that are inauspicious. She is believed to appear during cosmic dissolution. Some scholars are of the view that she is the void that is there before creation and after destruction.

Before you hear the voice of cosmic Truth you must hear the voice of silence - Swami Rama Thoughts

Desire is the very root of all miseries. So you must become desireless by maintaining the Here and Now by constant awareness. Remember the center of consciousness within you. When you are able to lead your mind to this state of desirelessness, then it is considered to be real meditation. Those who live for the welfare of all are sustained by the Self of all. Before you hear the voice of cosmic Truth you must hear the voice of silence. Best of men is he who lives in the world, but remains above. Karma is our own making. What we experience today is the result of what we have created in our past. So, too, is our future of our own making.
Swami Rama

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 16, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 16, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi – 14th day of the waxing phase of moonin Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi till 6:51 PM on May 16, 2011. After 6:51 PM it is Purnima or full moon day. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Swati or Chothi till 8:15 PM. Afterwards it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi. Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Purnima Vrat. Narasimsha Jayanti. Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day of the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi or 14th day of the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. 2nd day of Vaigasi Masam in Tamil Calendar follow…