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Immersion of Ashes of the Dead at Asthi Kund at Ramkund in Godavari River in Nashik

Immersion of the ashes of the dead after funeral rituals in the asthi kund adjacent to Ramkund in GodavariRiver at Nashik in Maharashtra is considered as one of the rituals that gives peace to the soul of the dead in Hinduism.

The holy Asthi Kund at Nashki is a small pond, 3X3 feet, adjacent to the Ramkund. It is believed that the Asthi Kund is more than 100 feet deep and has natural springs and the mortal remains that are immersed along with the ashes are dissolved here.
Ramkund is considered to be holy because GodavariRiver turns to the right in 90 degrees at this place. It is also believed that Sri Ram used to take bath at Ramkund during his exile.
Hindu tradition also states that a drop of nectar from the pot which was being carried by Garuda after the Gods had won it from the demons during Sagar Manthan (churning of the ocean) had fallen at Ramkund. This is another reason why the place is very sacred.
The tradition of immersing the ashes in the asthi kund, is being followed sinc…

Purmandal Mela and Festival in Jammu and Kashmir

Purmandal Temples are dedicated to Shiva and the annual mela and festival is held during Phalgun Krishna Paksha Trayodasi and Chaturdasi and coincides with the Shivratri. Purmandal Temple Mela 2018 date is February 12 and February 13.  Also known as Choti Kashi, there are numerous temples dedicated to Shiva in this region including the famous ones at nearby Utterbani.

The area is famous for numerous temples dedicated to Shiva, the popular of them being RanbireshwarTemple, PanjbhaktarTemple and Peer Khoh.
Purmandal Mela celebrates the wedding of Shiva and Parvati. The fair attracts thousands of Shiva devotees.
The ancient temples of Purmandal are located on the banks of the DevakRiver. The temples were part of the Shaivaite tradition in Kashmir. Many Kashmiri Pandits from India and abroad make it to be a part of the mela.
PurmandalTemple is 40 km from Jammu.

Even destiny can be changed if one takes refuge in God – Mother Sarada Devi

One should not hurt others even by words. One must not speak even an unpleasant thought unnecessarily. By indulging in rude words, one's nature becomes coarse. One's sensibility is lost if one has not control over one's speech.

Even the injunctions of destiny are canceled if one takes refuge in God. Destiny strikes off with her own hands what she had written about such a person.
One's love of God depends entirely upon one's inner feelings. Love of God is the essential thing.
Our essential point is love. It is through love, alone, that the spiritual family of Sri Ramakrishna has grown and developed.
The goal of life is to realize God and to be always immersed in His thought.
Related For peace of mind do not find fault with others rather seeyour own faults – Mother Sarada Devi