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Brahma Sarovar at Kurukshetra in Haryana

A sacred lake, Brahma Sarovar at Kurukshetra in Haryana is believed to be spot from where Brahma created living beings on earth. It is also and important bathing spot during Surya Grahan, or Solar Eclipse. Brahma Sarovar is around 1 km from Kurukshetra Railway Station.
There are two islands in Brahma Sarovar. There are numerous temples on the islands and there is holy tirth known as Chitrakupam on one of the islands.

SarveshwarMahadevTemple, Birla Gita Mandir and Baba Sharwannath’s Temple are located here.
Thousands of people take holy dip in the sarovar on the Amavasya day – no moon day – in Hindu lunar calendar. It is believed that bathing on Amavasya day will help in redemption of sins.
Brahma Sarovar also attracts thousands of devotees during Gita Jayanti day. Special aarti and satsangs are held during the period.
Related Holy Bath in Brahma Sarover in Kurukshetra during Surya Grahan

Swami Kriyananda – Pearls of Wisdom

The sex instinct is a holy force, not something to be ashamed of. But being one of the strongest impulses in human nature it can overtake our finer emotions and drain the energy. So enjoy in moderation and let the act be one of love and bliss.
If you want to work in harmony with others, let them have their own space to come around in their own way, and in their own time.
Ego by itself cannot get out of delusion; it is already infected by the disease it wants to cure. To overcome ego, get rid of separateness.
Swami Kriyananda
Related Swami Kriyananda Thoughts on Meditation

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 10, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 10, 2011 – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is purnima Tithitill 7:27 PM on December 10, 2011. After 7:27 PM it is Krishna Paksha pratipada or first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 6:30 PM on December 10. Then onwards it is Marigasira or Makayiram or Mrigashirsham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishaba Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Purnima. Dattatreya Jayanti. Purna Chandra Grahan or Total Lunar Eclipse - 6:16 PM on December 10 to 9:48 PM on December 10, 2011. (IST)
Margashirsh Purnima or the full moon day in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Margashirsh Purnima or the full moon day in Margashirsh month in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Prades…

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