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Budha Amarnath Yatra to Budha Amarnath Temple in Jammu and Kashmir

Budha Amarnath Yatra is annually held in Shravan month to the famous Swami Budha Amarnath Ji Temple dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The temple is around 25 km northeast of Poonch town in Jammu and Kashmir. The yatra begins on the 3rd of the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month. The important rituals are performed on Shravan Purnima day. In 2017, Budha Amarnath Yatra is from August July 26 to August 9, 2017.
BudhaAmarnathTemple is famous for a naturally formed white Shivling. The main temple is carved into a single rock.
The temple is located on the confluence of rivers Nallah Gagri and Pulsta Nadi. Four holy springs also rise near the temple and devotees perform holy bath in the springs.
The chhari mubarak journey to the temple begins three days before Raksha Bandhan from Dashnami Akhara Poonch.

Bala and Athibala Mantra in the Ramayana

Bala and Athibala are two mantras mentioned in the Ramayana.  It is mentioned in the Balakanda of the Valmiki Ramayan. The mantras were given to Sri Ram and Lakshman by Vishwamitra Rishi while he was taking the two brothers to defend his yajna from Rakshasas (demons). It is believed that one who meditates on Bala and Athibala Mantras will not feel hunger, thirst and tiredness. No one will be able to defeat them in fights.
Although this mantra is mentioned in the Ramayan, it is not originally from the epic. The Bala and Athibala mantra is found in the Savitri Upanishad.
In Valmiki Ramayana the mantra is mentioned in the Balakanda – Sarga 22. But the mantra is not given in written format – it is mentioned that Sage Vishwamitra gave it to Sri Ram and Lakshman. The glory of it is also said in the chapter.
Although Bala and Athibala Mantra are two mantras – they are considered as one and are chanted together.
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Ganesh Idol Moulds to Make Clay Eco-friendly Ganesh Murti for Vinayaka Chaturthi Festival – Where to Buy in Mumbai

A difficulty faced by many Hindus who want to make eco-friendly clay Ganesh idol for Ganesh Chaturthi is the lack of moulds. As Vinayaka Chaturthi festival approaches sometime we get moulds on streets. Mumbai-based Aniruddha Upasana Kendra (AUK) provides moulds of various types of Ganesh idols to the devotees interested in preparing eco-friendly idols.
The contact address is 2nd Floor, Happy Home, Plot No 551,
TPS III, 8th Road, Behind Khar Telephone Exchange,
Old Khar, Khar (W)
Mumbai 400 052,
Maharashtra, India

Kalash Dasami

Kalash Dasami is a ritual observed in Shravan month in western parts of India, especially by some communities in Maharashtra. Kalash Dasami 2017 date is August 2. It is observed on the Sravan Shukla Paksha Dashami or the 10th day of the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month.
The rituals are associated with offering prayers to the Kalash – a pot atop with a coconut.
Kalasha symbolically represents creation. The vacant pot, symbolizes earth, and the water filled symbolizes the primordial water from which life began on earth. Life began in water and nothing can exist in this world without water.

Bhaja Govindam Teachings

Give up the desire that you should get a lot of money. Fill up your desireless mind with good thoughts. Be satisfied in your mind with the wealth that comes along with your karma.

The water drop playing on a lotus petal has an extremely uncertain existence; so also is life ever unstable. Understand, the very world is consumed by disease and conceit, and is riddle with pangs.
Seeing the seductive female form do not fall a prey to frenzied delusion. The form is only a modification of flesh and fat. Think well thus in your mind again and again.
As long as you have the ability to earn money, so long will your dependents be attached to you. After that, when you live with an infirm body no one would even speak to you a word. Bhaja Govindam of Adi Shankaracharya

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 2, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Tritiya or third day of the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya till 6:26 PM on August 2, 2011. After 6:26 PM it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day of the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Magha or Magham Nakshatra till 5:00 AM on August 2, 2011. Afterwards it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Mangala Gouri Vrat. Madhu Srava Tritiya, Hariyali Teej.
Shravan Shukla Paksha Tritiya or the third day of the bright phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Shravan Month begins in these regions.
Shravan Shukla Paksha Tritiya or the third day of the light phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab…