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Santan Kameshwari Mantra

Santan Kameshwari Mantra is part of Shakti Upasana practiced by certain Hindu communities. It is believed that chanting this mantra is meritorious for those women who are unable to become mother. The practitioners of this mantra believe that through propitiating Goddess Shakti, women will become pregnant and beget healthy children.
The Dhyan mantra is Bhaje kameshwari devi shivake roopsannibham Vratanushtan matrene aashu santan vardinim
The mantra that is to be chanted
Aum kleem aim hreem Shreem namo bhagavati santankameshwari Garbhavirodh Nirasya nirasya samyak sheekr santanmupadyyopadya swaha Shri kameshwari yee aparnamastu
Below is the mantra in Hindi

Astronomical Importance of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

GaviGangadhareshwaraTemple, located near Bangalore in Karnataka, is a famous cave temple dedicated to Shiva and annually during Makar Sankranti, the sun's rays pass through a window and touch the Shivalinga murti worshipped in the temple.  S.K. Aruni writes on the astronomical significance of the Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple in the Hindu  This temple was formed by the natural boulders of hillocks and faces the south-west direction. The courtyard is wide and has large-sized monolithic sculptures placed in certain alignments. Shiva's symbols, the Trishula and the Damaru, are placed on the southern edge of the courtyard.  There are two large circular discs placed parallel to each other known as Suryapana and Chandrapana, with a diameter of 2 m each. Since these are circular and face the east and west, they are identified as symbols of the sun and the moon. It is believed that such discs are not found in any other temple in Karnataka or south India.  According to scientists, the su…

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in March 2012

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in March 2012– based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also take help through the comment section on good dates for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc.

March 1, 2012 – Holashtak begins in North India March 3 – Phagu Dasami in Orissa March 4 – Ekadasi fasting – Amalaki March 5 – Pradosh Vrat in North India.
March 6 - Pradosh in all other regions. March 7 – Purnima Vrat March 7 – Holika Dahan March 7 – Masi Magam in Tamil Nadu March 7 – Attukal Pongala March 8 – Holi play with colors March 8 – Purnima

You will know who is a saint or thief as soon as he talks – Sant Kabirdas

Whoever has good character is the greatest of all. He is the mine of all jewels; the wealth of the three worlds is merged in good character.

Use your own strength, stop placing hope in others. When the river flows through your own backyard, how can you die of thirst?
Simply discard all thoughts of imaginary things and stand firm in that which you are.
You will know who is a saint or thief as soon as he talks. The character within comes out by the road of the mouth.
Related Sant Kabir Das Quotes

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 3, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 3, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi orthe eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami tithi till 1:29 AM on February 3, 2012. Then onwards it is Ekadasi tithi. Ekadasi ends at 2:41 AM on February 4. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 9:24 AM on February 3, 2012. Then onwards it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rasi till 10:17 PM. Then onwards it is Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting. Jaya EkadasiBhishma Ekadashi
Magh Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Magh Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the light phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Har…

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