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Amarnath Holy Ice Shivling Melts Completely Before Shravan Purnima in 2011

The holy Ice Shivling that formed in 2011 at the Amarnath Cave Shrine has melted completely – confirmed by Amarnath Shrine Board. The most important prayer and puja and the arrival of the Chhari Mubarak is to take place on August 13, 2011 on Shravan Purnima day. The melting of the holy Ice Shivling before the final prayer on Shravan Purnima also happened in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
This year record number of devotees had the darshan of holy ice Shivling at AmarnathCave – unofficially it is put at 700,000.
It is a miracle that the Shivling lasted this long because officially 615,000 people visited the Cave shrine in one month, starting from June 29, 2011. As per devotees, when the Holy Ice Shivling Melts at Amarnath it means Shiva has returned to Kailash Manasarovar.
The heat generated by the activity of more than half a million people is the main reason for the early melting of the Shivling. The only way to stop the early melting is to return to the original schedule of the Amarnath pilgrima…

Hindu Temple Builders – Sthapati – Traditional Temple Architects

Sthapati, traditional Hindu temple architects, are men who create the beautiful Hindu temples based on the glorious tradition of Shilpa and Vasthu. Thanks to the numerous new temples that are being built around the world, temple architects and sculptors are now popularly known as Hindu Temple Builders. They are in great demand and there is also a huge dearth of real talent. This is an attempt to create information about Sthapatis online.
Main aim is to collect contact information, addresses, website links etc.
Sri Vaidyanatha Sthapati Associates - Sri Vaidyanatha Sthapati Associates is a leading professional group in the field of Architecture and sculpture. The heritage of this Sthapati family is traced back Sthapati Kunjaramallan Rajaraja Perunthachan (11th century AD) who designed and built the great Brihadeeshwara Temple of Thanjavur.  (You can get more information about Sri Vaidyanatha Sthapati here at their official website.)
Contact information: Sri Vaidyanatha Sthapati Associates # …

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in September 2011

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in September 2011 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also take help through the comment section on good dates for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc.
September 1, 2011 – Ganesh Chaturthi – Ganeshotsav September 2 – Rishi Panchami September 3 – Muruga Sashti Fasting September 4 – Bhanu Saptami September 5 – Radha Ashtami September 5 – 16 day Mahalakhmi Vrat in North India September 8 – Ekadasi Vrat September 8 – Dol Gyaras September 9 – Thiruonam in Kerala September 9 – Pradosh Vrat

Dadi Janki Sayings

Observing what is wrong, if done with humility, can point the way to something right.
React less, respond more. As you learn to tell your mind what to do, old ways of thinking and doing will change.
Because we understand the value of money, we take care not to waste it. If we valued time, energy and positive thoughts, we would likewise economize. The result would be a life full of meaning and purpose.
Integrity is matter of considering the consequences of every action and of never being drawn mindlessly into anything. Dadi Janki

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 3, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 3, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or fourth day of the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi till 4:17 PM on August 3, 2011. After 4:17 PM it is Shukla Paksha Panchami or the fifth day of the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 4:35 AM on August 3, 2011. Afterwards it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 9:13 AM. Afterwards it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Nag Chaturthi Vrat. Durva Ganapati Vrat. Budha Puja in Western parts of India. Aadi 18 Perukku in Tamil Nadu
Shravan Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth 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 Chaturthi or the fourth day of the light phase of moon in Shra…