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Ekadanta Ganapati

Ekadanta Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. This form of Ganesh is believed to bless students and help them in concentrating in their efforts. Ekadanta means one with a single tusk. Ekadanta Ganapathi mantra is Lambodaram Shyamatanum Ganesham Kutaramakshastraja moordhavagaatram Saladukkam dantamadhaha Karabhyam Vameteraabhyam cha dadhaanameede
Ekadanta Ganapati is blue colored and has four hands. The hands hold axe, Rudraksha, sweet and the broken tusk.
A symbolism attached with Ekadanta Ganapati states that those who work hard will be blessed with sweet by this form of Ganesha – meaning they will be successful in their endeavor.
This form of Ganesha is worshipped for attaining inner strength and to overcome lust. Meditating on this form helps in attaining peace.

Magadi Ranganathaswamy Temple - Thirumale or Laksmi Ranganatha Khsetra Near Bangalore

MagadiRanganathaswamyTemple, popularly known as Thirumale or Lakshmi Ranganatha kshetra, is located near Magadi town in Karnataka and is dedicated to Rangantha form of Vishnu. The murti at this 12th century temple is in standing posture and is 3 feet tall. Legend has it that Sage Mandavya and Sage Vasishta installed the murti of Magadi Ranganatha. The temple is around 6 km from Magadi and around 45 km from Bangalore. Soumya Narayan Achari writes about this temple in Deccan Herald
The beautiful gopuras were built by Vijayanagar emperor Krishnadevaraya in the 16th century and later renovated by King Jayachamaraja Wodeyar of Mysore. There are structures inside the sanctum sanctorum which were also built by the Cholas and later renovated.The idol is about three feet tall, one hand in a mudra, which suggests that the deity fulfills all the wishes of people who pray to him here, according to local belief. There are sub shrines dedicated to Rama, Sita, Anjaneya and Venugopala Krishna. Behind…

Sri Tembe Swami Jayanti - Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati Tembe Swami Maharaj

Sri Tembe Swami Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Sri Tembe Swami. Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati Tembe Swami Maharaj was a modern Hindu saint who revived the ancient Dattatreya tradition in Maharashtra during the 19th century. Sri Tembe Swami Jayanti 2017 date is on August 12.
The Jayanti celebrations are annually held on the Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi in Shravan month – fifth day during the waning phase of moon.
In nutshell the teaching of Sri Tembe Swami is that the primary objective of human life is to obtain liberation (from the recurring cycles of birth and death). To this end, one should carry out one’s religious obligations as ordained by the scriptures, consistent with his Varna and Ashram.
To attain the objective liberation he advocated study (Shravan), contemplation (Manan) and meditation (Nididhyasan) of Vedanta (conclusion of Vedas). He also laid on emphasis on taking lessons from detached and realized persons.

Chanakya Quotes

Persons of a particular type can be found out only by those of the same type.
That learning is called learning, from which a person learns righteousness and capacity to earn to live in society.
Opportunity comes to a man only once. It will not come a second time.
Success and failure are common on all paths
Power alters the mind. Chanakya
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 8, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 8, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Dasami or tenth day of the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami tithi from 4:26 AM on August 8, 2011. Before 4:26 AM it is Shukla Paksha Navami or the ninth day of the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 6:27 PM on August 8, 2011. Afterwards it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shravan Somvar Vrat
Shravan Shukla Paksha Dasami or the tenth day of the bright phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Shravan Shukla Paksha Dasami or the tenth day of the light phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Ori…