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Sani Peyarchi Festival Live Online from Thirunallur Shani Temple on December 21, 2011

Sani Peyarchi Festival held at the famous ThirunallurShaniTemple on December 21, 2011 can be watched live online at the Dinamalar website from morning 6:00 AM. The live webcasting includes all the important pujas and rituals held at the ThirunallurShaniTemple.

The movement of Sani from one rashi to another Rashi in Tamil Hindu astrology is known as Sani peyarachi. On the day thousands of devotees will be visiting Saneeswara Bhagavan temple at Tirunallar and special pujas and rituals will be held here. You can watch live online the pujas and other ceremonies from the TirunallarShaniTemple.
You can watch the live webcasting here – Sani PeyarchiFestival Live Online
The time of the shani transit is at 7:51 AM morning on December 21, 2011 – at this time Shani will leave Kanya Rashi (Virgo) and enter Thulam Rashi (Libra Zodiac).

Tail of Hanuman – Story of its Power and Greatness

The Tail of Hanuman was part of many important incidents in the Ramayana like the burning of Lanka. Legend has it that the power in the Tail of Hanuman is that of Goddess Parvati. When Shiva decided to take an avatar in the form of Hanuman, Goddess Parvati was worried she will become lonely. Shiva then convinced her that Hanuman will only be a partial Avatar (Amsha Avatar) and he will be present in Kailash with her.
When Shiva took the form of Hanuman, Goddess Parvati was so impressed that she wanted to be part of the Avatar. Parvati then decided to become the tail of Hanuman. This is the reason why the tail of Hanuman is so beautiful and imbued with Shakti – the power of Mother Goddess.

The tail was used by Hanuman to burn Lanka and play numerous tricks on the demons. It had the power to elongate and grow thick and thin.
The tail is so powerful that Bhima, the second of Pandava brothers, found it impossible to move.

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Story of Hanuman on Arjuna's Flag in the Mahabharata

Krishna Radha Pictures as New Year 2014 Greeting Cards

If you are planning to send unique greeting cards for 2014 New Year, then you can make use of the traditional paintings Krishna and Radha and episodes from the life of Krishna found in the IGNCA website. All you need to do is select the image you like and use the e-greetings link to send New Year greetings with your message.
You can find images more images and how to send e-greetings in this link.


Swami Nityaswarupananda Thoughts

Desiring, grieving, etc, are the modifications of the chitta, the mind-stuff, which may be likened respectively to a lake and its ripples. The depths of the lake are as it were our own true nature Self. We can only catch a glimpse of the depths when the water is calm and clear and there are no waves.
If the water is muddy or agitated, the depths will not be seen. Likewise, as long as there are mental modifications, which are possible only so long as we identify ourselves with them, we cannot see the Self and are ignorance and bondage.
But when the mind is calm and free from such modifications, we realize our true nature and thus attain liberation. Swami Nityaswarupananda
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 20, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 20, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Dasami Tithitill 10:12 AM on December 20, 2011. After 10:12 AM it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi or eleventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai Nakshatra till 3:11 PM on December 20. Then onwards it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rasi till 3:59 AM. Then onwards it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the dark phase of moon Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Paush Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, U…