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Veerabhadra Temple Festival at Virbhadra near Rishikesh

VeerabhadraTemple, dedicated to Shiva, is an ancient temple located at VirbhadraTown near Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. The annual temple festival and fair is held on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi day. Veerabhadra Temple Festival 2018 date is February 14. The mela coincides with the Mahashivratri festival.

The town and the temple are named after Virabhadra, who was created by Shiva in anger after he heard about the news of the death of Sati.
Shiva is a ferocious form is worshipped in the temple.
Night long jagran and special pujas are held on the occasion.

Download Book Titled – Puranas in the Light of Modern Science in pdf for free

Puranas in the light of modern Science is a book written by K. Narayanaswami Aiyar and the second edition of the book was published in 1916. The book is currently available for free download in pdf format at the website of the Central Archaeology Library in New Delhi. The book explores the scientific basis to the Puranas.
Link – You can download the book here from ASI website - Puranas in the light of modern Science (please note that in the link click on the pdf view to download the book)

On the need to control the mind – Katha Upanishad Teachings

He who is without discrimination and whose mind is always uncontrolled – the mind of such a person is unmanageable like the vicious horses of a driver.
The body that is at the command of the Mind sans Buddhi simply follows the dictates of the mind.
The mind which is nothing but the desires, fears, accumulated prejudices has nothing to offer to the Supreme Lord except what it is made of – i.e, thoughts.
No God would accept the fruits offered by the mind because, the fruits of the mind are misery and ignorance, and being the servant of the ego, only the self-promotion. This no God would accept.
Related Katha Upanishad – Essential Teachings Download Katha Upanishad in English in pdf

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 18, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 18, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Dwadashi orthe twelfth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi tithi till 5:53 AM on February 18, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 12:16 AM on February 18, 2012. Then onwards it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram till 11:33 PM. Then onwards it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting.
Magh Krishna Paksha Dwadashi or the 12th day during the dark phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa..
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dwadashi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pr…