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Hindu Prayers for Students – Download for free

Hindu Prayers for Students are those that are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. Students chant them every morning. Here are few Hindu Prayers for students and they are in mp3 format. You can download it for free.
This prayer is titled – Yaa Kundendu Tushaara Haara Dhavalaa
This prayer is titled – Saraswati Mahabhadra… – Download Saraswati Bhajan MP3
This is Saraswati Gayatri Mantra – Download Saraswati Mantra MP3
 (To download wait for a minute for the first registration page to disappear on its on and then use the free  option button - middle of page.)

Lock offering at Kali Maa Temple at Bengali Mohal in Shivala in Kanpur

KaliMaaTemple at Bengali Mohal in Shivala in Kanpur is a small temple but attracts thousands of devotees as it is widely believed that devotees who place a lock here get their wishes fulfilled. Placing a lock at the 500-year-old temple signifies that a person has 'locked his wish' at the doors of Goddess Kali. Times of India writes about this unique offering
This temple was discovered by a Bengali person, and now it is surrounded by hundreds of Bengali families.
All the rituals and puja performed at the temple are according to the Bengali tradition and culture.
Aarti, a devotee, said, "I wished for a son from 'Mata' two years back, and I had a baby boy a year back. I also locked my wish here when told by one of my neighbours about this temple. I am here with my family to perform the 'mundan' ritual of my son." Related Lord Shiva is Offered Brooms at Pataleshwar Temple in Moradabad in UP

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in November 2011

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in November 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.
November 1, 2011 – Chath Puja – Dala Chath November 1 – Soorasamharam Skanda Sashti November 2 – Chath Puja morning argh November 3 – Gopashtami November 4 – Akshaya Navami – Khushmanda Navami November 6 – Prabodini Ekadasi Vrat November 6 – Chatur Masa Vrat ends November 6 – Tulsi Vivah begins November 6 – Pandarpur Kartik Mela November 8 – Pradosh Vrat November 9 – Vaikunta Chaturdasi November 10 – Purnima or full moon day November 10 – Dev Diwali November 10 – Tripurari Purnima November 11 – Margashirsh Month/Aghan Month begins in North India calendars November 14 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat November 17 – …

B K S Iyengar – Words of Wisdom

Destiny is the accumulated actions and reactions of past lives, stored together to play their role in the present life.
When destiny strikes like lightning and is accepted, one has to anticipate the challenges without oscillating one’s mind. It has to be remembered that destiny alone is not enough. Balanced, determined efforts are necessary to build up character for progress. When destiny and efforts play together equally, they mould and change the life of that individual. If the changes are accepted then the gates of luck open for him to move towards success and embrace its achievement.
The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life. B K S Iyengar
You may also like to read B K S Iyengar Quotes

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 8, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 8, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi from 12:28 AM on October 8, 2011 up to 1:22 AM on October 9. Before 12:28 AM on Oct 8, it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 10:20 AM on October 8, 2011. Afterwards it is Shatabhishak or Chathayam or Sadayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Padmanabha Dwadasi.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or twelfth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashvin month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, …