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Gau Ghat in Haridwar

Gau Ghat – Haridwar – is an important bathing spot in GangaRiver in Haridwar. It is located south of Brahma Kund or Hari ki Paudi. It is believed that those taking bath here will get redemption from sin associated with the killing of a cow.
Gau Hatya is one of the greatest sins in Hinduism. ‘Go’ or cow is considered to be mother. She also symbolically represents mother earth and is believed to nourish all living beings. Those people who accidentally killed a cow visit Gau Ghat and perform holy dip.
A popular Ghat with devotees, Subhash Ghat is located nearby.
There a couple of hotels and a famous market in the vicinity of Gau Ghat.

Mangal Mangalik Yog Solution and Shanti

Mangalik Yog in a horoscope is considered to highly inauspicious especially in regard to marriage. This is strictly followed by those who believe and follow astrology and horoscope. Mangal Mangalik Yog is the result of the bad positioning of Mangal Grah. The solution or Mangal Mangalik Yog Shanti suggested in most texts is Mangala Gauri Vrat for seven Tuesdays.
The best month is to Mangala Gauri Vrat is during the Tuesdays in Shravan month and continue for another two or three Tuesdays in Bhadrapad month.
Another option is to do Mangalvar Vrat for seven Tuesdays this can be done in any month.
The mantra that is to be chanted for Shanti is Om kram kreem krom sa: Bhoumaya Namaha.
Donating food and clothes to the poor is also considered highly meritorious.
Related How to do Mangal Puja? – Worship of Hindu God Mangal Graha

Temples of India and Mythological Theme Park Planned near Alipiri in Tirumala

A theme park based on the important temples in India and Hindu stories from epics and Puranas is being planned near Alipiri in Tirumala. To be established in 38 acres the park would have Temples of India, MythologicalTheme Park, SriVenkateswaraMuseum, a three-star hotel, amphi theatre, shopping mall, cultural centre, and entertainment zone including restaurants.  The Hindu Business Line reports  Sri Vaishnovi Infra Ventures and Resorts Pvt Ltd has signed an agreement with the Tourism Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, during the CII Partnership Summit to establish the Temples of India and MythologicalTheme Park near Alipiri on the foothills of Tirumala.  The Rs 300-crore project has been designed by architect Nitish Roy.  Through the Temples of India and MythologicalTheme Park, it is proposed to display mythological themes such as “Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam” and replicas of famous temples such as Puri, Annavaram, Simhachalam, Ahobilam and Guruvayoor.

Faith is a form of hope and hope is unfulfilled unless real experience arrives – Deepak Chopra

Faith can be the cover for a mind that stubbornly holds on to God or stubbornly refuses to accept the possibility of God.
All faiths were founded on direct experience of the Divine, and their intention was to pass that experience on.
Faith is a form of hope and hope is unfulfilled unless real experience arrives.
Turn inward to find the root that faith springs from. When you find it, faith will no longer be a crutch, an excuse, or a desperate hope.
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