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Arunay Temple at Arnai in Kurukshetra

Located at Arnai in Kurukshetra, ArunayTemple is dedicated to Shiva. But the place is sacred and holy as it is the confluence of SaraswatiRiver and ArunayRiver. The place is located around six kilometers from Pehowa.
ArunayTemple attracts thousands of devotees on Shivratri night in Phalgun month.
The temple festival and fair held during Shivratri is very famous.

Balarama Taking Giant Form to Teach Duryodhana a Lesson

Unlike Sri Krishna who always supported Pandavas, Balarama, the elder brother of Krishna, supported both Pandavas and Kauravas. But once Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kauravas, insulted the Yadavas – the clan of Balarama. The Kauravas on that day realized the true power of Balarama as he showed them his giant form and what he is capable of doing.
Balarama’s daughter Vatsala loved Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna. But Balarama fixed her marriage with Duryodhana’s son Lakshman. Sri Krishna with the help of Ghatotkacha, son of Bhima, got Vatsala and Abhimanyu married.

Virtual Interactive 3D Krishna Temple Apps on iPhone and iPad

Pray to Sri Krishna in a 3D virtual temple on your iPhone, ipad and iTouch device. This virtual interactive 3D KrishnaTemple is presented by Shoonya. You can perform puja to Sri Krishna with a mere touch with background prayers. Aarti, temple bells and soul stirring melody of flute are part of the puja.
The app is available in Apple appstore.
You can get more details about the 3D Krishna Temple Apps on iPhone and iPadhere at Shoonya.

The senses are the horses and the roads they travel are the mazes of desire – Upanishad

The senses are the horses and the roads they travel are the mazes of desire. When a man lacks discrimination and his mind is uncontrolled, his senses are unmanageable like the restive horses of a charioteer. But when a man has discrimination and his mind is controlled, his senses, like the well-broken horses of a charioteer, lightly obey the rein. (Katha Upanishad)
There are two ways, one of the worldly pleasure and the other of bliss. Of these two, those who take up the good are blessed, whole those who take to the evil, do not attain success. (Katha Upanishad)
An intelligent man should suppress his speech and his mind. (Kena Upanishad)
They who neglect their social duties for their individual life fall in darkness; and those who sacrifice their individuality for social popularity fall into greater darkness. (Isha Upanishad)
Related What do Upanishads teach us? – Edmond Holmes

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 21, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 21, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi and Dwadasi Tithi or the eleventh and twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Ekadasi Tithitill 7:50 AM on December 21, 2011. After 7:50 AM it is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi or twelfth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Note – In Marathi and Gujarati Calendars the day is only marked as Krishna Paksha Ekadasi or the eleventh day.
Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 1:30 PM on December 21. Then onwards it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Saphala Ekadasi. Ekadasi Fasting.
Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Ekadasi amd Dwadasi Tithi or the eleventh and twelfth day during the dark phase of moon Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the dark phase of moon Margashi…