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Harihar Temple at Visnagar in Mehsana in Gujarat

Harihar is an important deity worshipped in Hinduism and it is a union of Hindu Gods Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara) as a single murti (idol). Harihar Temples are very rare. There is one temple dedicated to Harihar at Visnagar in Mehsana District in North Gujarat in India. The temple is around 600 years old.
The murti at the VisnagarHariharTemple is made from black stone and is tall. The left side of the murti is Vishnu and the right side is of Shiva.
The murti has four hands and the left side hands hold Chakra – popular symbol of Vishnu.
The right side hand holds Trishul – symbol of Shiva.
Visnagar is about 18 KM from Mehsana.
You may also like to read Harihar – Vishnu and Shiva Harihar at Badrana in Udaipur in Rajasthan

Ganga Mahotsava and Dev Deepawali at Varanasi – Adding more pollution to Ganga

Ganga Mahotsava and Dev Deepawali observed annually from Kartik Shukla Ekadasi to the Karik Purnima day as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2018, Ganga Mahotsava and Dev Deepawali are from November 19 to November 23, 2018. The heritage and culture of Varanasi is highlighted during the festival. Many people believe that the festival is doing nothing to highlight the core issue in the region – pollution in Ganga. Times of India reports
"Definitely it is good to celebrate city's uniqueness, but not at the cost of the Ganga's health. It has been experienced that the pollution level of the Ganga increases after every such festival when people turn up in large number on its banks. And it happens just due to lack of vision," said BD Tripathi, noted environmentalist of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and member of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA). "What organisers want to showcase for tourists through this festival a pollution ridden…