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Uttarayani Mela at Gangoli Rameshwar Temple in Uttarakhand

GangoliRameshwarTemple in Uttarakhand is dedicated to Shiva and the mela held here during Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan is very famous. In 2018, Uttarayani Mela at GangoliRameshwarTemple is on January 14.

The mela is of great importance to the people in the Kumaon region.  Gangoli Rameshwar temple is located in Pithoragarh district. A highlight of the festival is the trade that takes place between people from the hills and the plains. Numerous rare items are traded during the fair including healthy ponies. 
Another important festival at the temple is observed on the Chaitra Purnima day.
Another popular Uttarayani Mela is held at Bageshwar in Uttarakhand.

Ambalpady Temple Timings - Ambalpady Mahakali Temple in Udupi Timings

AmbalpadyTemple in Udupi in Karnataka is dedicated to Sri Janardana and SriMahakaliTemple. Ambalpady Mahakali Temple temple timings of this popular KaliTemple in Udupi region is given below.

Ambalpady TempleOpening and Closing Time:  5:30 AM to 12:30 PM
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fridays and during Navratri the temple is open for longer hours - 5:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
TempleAddress Sri Janardana and SriMahakaliTemple,
Ambalapady,
Udupi District,
Pin - 576103.
The temple is located around 2 km from Udupi KSRTC Bus Station.

Black Buffalo – Vehicle of Yama

The vehicle or Vahana that is associated with Yama, the Hindu God of Death, is the black buffalo. All images of Yama show Him riding the black buffalo. The name of the Buffalo is Paundraka.

Legend has it that Paundraka was born from the thighs of Rudra form of Shiva. It is as quick as the mind. Paundraka is a He Buffalo. The black color represents the unknown world that a person goes after death.
There is a belief that Buffalo is one of the most senseless animals. Just like the buffalo, death arrives to us senselessly – and takes our life without looking at age, status, religion or any other social parameters.

Vedic Odyssey Hindu Spiritual Tours in India for Foreigners

Vedic Odyssey is a project by Dandapani, Hindu priest and meditation teacher, based in New York City. He conducts spiritual adventures (spiritual tours to holy places associated with Hinduism) for people interested in getting a first hand knowledge of Hindu culture to India. Currently he has two interesting spiritual trips lined up in January 2012 and February 2012.

The first trip includes 10 mile walk around sacred Arunachala hill in Tiruvannamalai, meditation at Virupaksha cave at Ramana Ashram, Visit to Chidambaram and Rameshwaram. You can get details of this trip here - South India and Malaysia ,Jan-Feb 2012

The second South Indian Spiritual and Culinary Adventure is set to begin on the 19th February in Mahabalipuram, South India and conclude on the 28th February 2012 in Chennai, South India. The journey includes: Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Swamimalai, Darasuram, Thanjavur, Chettinad district, Pillaiyapatti, Madurai and Chennai. You can get details of this trip he…

Mundan Muhurat in 2013 - Chudakarm Sanskar date and time in 2013

Chudakarm Sanskar, or Mundan ceremony, is the auspicious ritual in which a child’s head is shaved for the first time. Below are the auspicious dates – Mundan Muhurat – in 2013. The ceremony is performed for the long life of the child.

January 18, 2013 January 23, 2013 January 24, 2013
February 1, 2013 February 14, 2013
February 15, 2013

May 13, 2013
May 15, 2013
May 22, 2013
July 10, 2013
July 15, 2013

Osho Thoughts on Maya

Drop your desires to know the real meaning of life.
Whatsoever meaning we give to life, we give it to life. If you want to know the real meaning of life, then you have to drop giving all meanings to it.
Your desires are giving meanings to life and they are attempting to define the indefinable.
And if you remain clouded with your desires, whatsoever you know is nothing but your own dreaming.
That is why we say that this life, this so – called life lived through desires, is maya, it is a magical thing. You create it, you are the magician. It is your maya, your magic.
Related Osho on Sri Krishna

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 5, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 5, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi till 8:35 AM on January 5, 2012. Afterwards it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or 12th day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatra till the full day and till 12:13 AM on January 6, 2012.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi till 4:28 AM. Then onwards it is Vrishabha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting. Vaikunta Ekadasi in South India. Putrada Ekadasi.Mukkoti Ekadasi.
Poush Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the light phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Paush Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Utt…