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Documentary film on the Tiruvannamalai Temple in Tamil Nadu

Tiruvannamalai Temple located at Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Shiva. ThiruvannamalaiArunachaleswararTemple is a massive temple and is noted for its huge gopurams, thousand pillar mandapam, sacred ponds, sculptures etc. This particular video in two parts highlights the important architectural aspects of Tiruvannamalai Temple. The documentary voice over is  in Tamil but the images are self explanatory and anyone can understand them.

Related Online Virtual Tour of Thiruvannamalai ArunachaleswararTemple – 360 Degree view of Tiruvannamalai Shiva Temple

Ayodhya Parikrama during Chaitra Month and Ramnavami

Ayodhya Parikrama is the circumbulation of important temples in Ayodhya. The parikramas are held several times a year. One of the important parikrama is held during the Chaitra month during Ramnavami. In 2018, Ayodhya Parikrama date is March 25

Pilgrims begin the journey after taking a holy dip in Sarayu River. The parikrama begins from the Nageshwarnath temple at Swargdwar Ghat. The temple is believed to have been built by Kush, son of Sri Ram. Nageshwarnath Temple is also known as Nageshwar Mahadev Temple.
Ayodhya Parikrama passes through Rama Ghat, Sita Kund, Mani Parvat, Brahma Kund and ends at Kanak Bhavan.

Abstinent run away from what they desire but they carry their desires with them – Bhagavad Gita

What you depend on, you get angry at. Thinking about sense objects will attach you to sense objects. Grow attached, and you become addicted; Thwart your addiction, it turns to anger. Be angry, and you confuse your mind; confuse your mind, you forget the lesson of experience; forget experience, you lose discrimination; lose discrimination, and you miss life’s only purpose – Bliss.

The abstinent run away from what they desire but they carry their desires with them.
Those men who practice severe austerities not enjoined by the Shastras, given to ostentation and egoism, possessed with the power of lust and attachment, torture, senseless as they are, all the organs in the body, and Me dwelling in the body within; know them to be of Asurika resolve.
Related Bhagavad Gita on why no improvement is seen even afterattending spiritual programs?

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 13, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 13, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi orthe sixth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the dark phase of the moon till 4:07 AM on March 13, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatra till 12:19 PM on March 13, 2012. Then onwards it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 6:34 AM. Then onwards it is Vrishchika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Eknath Sashti.
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Sashti or sixth day during the dark phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Chaitra Krishna Paksha Sashti or the sixth day during waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Utt…