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Jyotirling Temple Darshan Tour from Indian Railways

Rail Tourism Division of Indian Railways is offering special Darshan Tour package to 11 of the 12 Jyotirling Temples in India dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The special package tour begins at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh on September 17, 2011. The tour will cover the following temples Ujjain (Mahakaleshwar) - Omkareshwar - Somnath- Dwarka (Nageshwar) - Nasik(Trayambakeshwar) - Pune (Bhimashankar) - Aurangabad (Ghrishneswar) - Parli Vaijnath - Kurnool (Mallikarjun at Shree Salem) -  Tirupati – Rameshwaram – Madurai – Puri - Jashidih (Baijanath) - Varanasi (Vishwanath)
The Package Tariff is 9240/- per person. The tour begins on September 17, 2011 and ends on October 4, 2011.
You can get more details about the Jyotirling Temple Darshan Tour and book tickets online here at the official website of Rail Tourism India.

Soubhagyavati Shradh

Soubhagyavati Shradh is observed on the ninth day of the Pitru Paksha fortnight and is dedicated to women who did not die as a widow. It is observed during the waning phase of moon (Krishna Paksha) in Ashwin month. Soubhagyavati Shradh 2017 date is September 14. Soubhagya Vati Shradh rituals and rites are strictly followed for women who died when their husbands were alive.
In some regions, the no rituals are performed on the day. Instead food or meal is offered to the married woman’s soul. Some people also feed a Sumangali (married women) on the day.
Soubhagyavati rituals vary from region to region and from community to community. But in all regions on the day, Shradh is performed for one's mother or any other woman in the family, who did not die a widow.
In the rituals, instead of deities, demigods known as dhurilochan whose eyes remain half closed are invoked. Dhuri means smoke and lochan means eyes; their eyes remain half closed due to smoke.

Mind is unsteady and difficult to curb but it can be controlled through practice and dispassion – Bhagawad Gita

Pitiful are those who are attached to their action’s fruits. The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the action alone. When his mind has become serene by the practice of meditation, he sees the Self through the self and rests in the Self, rejoicing.
You are only to perform your duty without an eye on their fruits.
When a man finds delight within himself and feels inner joy and contentment in himself, there is nothing more to be done.
The mind is, without a doubt, unsteady and difficult to curb, but it can be controlled through practice and dispassion. Bhagawad Gita
You may also like to read How can the mind be brought under control? 

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 12, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 12, 2011 – Purnima Tithi or full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Purnima Tithi till 1:39 PM on September 12, 2011. After 1:39 PM on September 12 it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada or the first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shatabhishak or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 4:29 AM on September 12, 2011. Afterwards it is Purva Bhadrapada or Puruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –  Purnima or full moon day. Bhadra Poonam at Ambaji Temple in Gujarat. Pitru Paksha Purnima. Uma Maheshwara Vratam.
Bhadrapad Purnima or full moon day in Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Bhadrapad Purnima or full moon day in Bhadra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Ch…