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Pehowa Teerth Mela

Pehowa Teerth Mela is annually held at Pehowa near Kurukshetra in Haryana. A small pond here is believed to be River Saraswati which has gone underground. Pehowa Teerth Mela 2018 date is March 16. It is observed on the Chaitra Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi day as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.

The fair attracts thousands of people. The belief is that people who met their death in accidents or were killed get moksha if Shradh is performed here.
A temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswati is located here. Legend has it that King Prithu performed Shradh here for his father. The holiness of this tirth is mentioned in Puranas.

Hanuman Swallowing Chandra or the Moon, the Story

Hanuman jumping towards sun, thinking it to be a fruit is a well known story. There is another story associated Hanuman swallowing Chandra, or the moon. Hanuman was forced to hide the moon in the mouth during the Ramayana war.

During the war in the Ramayana, Sri Ram, Lakshman and large number of soldiers of the Vanara army were rendered insensible by the Brahmastra used by Indrajit, son of Ravana. To bring back Sri Ram, Lakshman and the army into consciousness a certain herb named Mrita Sanjivani had to be brought from the Himalayas. This had to be done before the next moonrise.
Hanuman was deputed to bring the herb. But on reaching the hill, Hanuman was confused as to which was the correct herb. So Hanuman immediately lifted the whole hill and flew towards Lanka.
When Hanuman was passing over Ayodhya, Bharata, brother of Sri Ram, happened to see Hanuman. Bharata thought it was some demon moving over the sky and brought Hanuman down with an arrow.
But on realizing his mistake, Bharath…

Live Darshan from Mahavir Mandir in Patna in Bihar – Online Darshan from Hanuman Temple

Mahavir Mandir in Patna in Bihar is one of the most popular Hanuman temples in India. The Bihar Mahavir Mandir Trust is now offering online live darshan. To watch the live darshan all you need is a window media player installed. Thousands of devotees visit the temple daily and it is believed that the darshan of Mahavir Hanuman helps in fulfilling all the wishes.
Link - Live Darshan from Mahavir Mandir in Patna (In the link page click on the image to have the live darshan.)

Patience is the strength which man needs – Sathya Sai Baba

Those who seek bliss in the Atman should not run after the joys of sense objects.
Just as a body has no breath is useless and begins to rot and stink, similarly life without the Truth is useless and becomes the stinking abode of strife and grief.
Believe that there is nothing greater than the Truth, nothing more precious, nothing sweeter, and nothing more lasting.
First give up the evil tendency to feel envious at the prosperity of others and the desire to harm them. Be happy that others are happy! Sympathize with those who are in adversity and wish for their prosperity. That is the means of cultivating love for God.
Related Searching one’s own imperfections and making attempts to ridof them is the important spiritual practice – Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sourcebook titled – Sathya Sai Baba – the Christ of our Days.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 6, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 6, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi orthe thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day till 6:09 PM on March 6, 2012. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi or the fourteenth day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 9:15 PM on March 6, 2012. Then onwards it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 9:15 PM. Then onwards it is Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat in all regions except North India.
Phalgun Shukla Paksha Trayodasi or the 13th day during the light phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Shukla Paksha Trayodasi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Ma…