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Guruvayur Temple Darshan Timings

Sri   Krishna   Temple   at Guruvayur in Thrissur District, Kerala, is renowned in the Hindu world for the unique idol murti of Krishna – Krishna  is known here as Unnikrishna or Balakrishna. The darshan timings in the Guruvayur temple are as follows: The temple opens daily at 3 AM. The temple closes for a brief period from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The temple closes at night at 9:15 PM. (Timings changes on special occasions). Morning Puja   Nirmalyam - 3:00 AM to 3:30 AM  Oilabhishekam, Vakacharthu, Sankhabhishekam – 3:20 AM to 3:30 AM Malar Nivedyam, Alankaram – 3:30 AM to 4:15 AM Usha Nivedyam – 4:15 AM to 4:30 AM Ethirettu pooja followed by Usha pooja – 4:30 AM to 6:15 AM Seeveli,Palabhishekam,Navakabhishekam, Pantheeradi Nivedyam, and Pooja -7:15 AM to 9:00 AM Ucha pooja (the noon pooja) – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Evening Puja Seeveli – 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM Deeparadhana – 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM  Athazha pooja Nivedyam – 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM 

Bhadrakali Temple at Kurukshetra – Shri Devi Koop

Bhadrakali Temple , also known as Shri Devi Koop, is one among the 51 shaktipeetahs. It is believed that the right heel of Goddess Sati fell here. It is believed that before the Kurukshetra War in the Mahabharata, Pandavas took blessings at this Bhadrakali Temple . The temple is located on the Jhansa Road and is north of Thanesar Town . It is also believed that mundan sanskar – hair removing ceremony – of Sri Krishna and Balram was performed at the Bhadrakali Temple . Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated to Shiva is located nearby.

Guru Sangamam - Confederation of Indigenous Spiritual Movements

Guru Sangaman literally means a confluence of Gurus. This is a confederation of indigenous spiritual movements of India – an initiative by the present heads of the ancient spiritual lineages of the country to present the various hues and colors of Indian spirituality on a common platform. The first meeting of the confederation has been fixed on 12th April 2012, between 11:00 am and 4:30 pm in New Delhi. Objectives of Guru Sangamam To create a common non-religious, non-political platform for all spiritual movements having their origin in the sacred land of India and which are focused towards spiritual liberation of an individual, irrespective of one's caste, creed, belief or ritual. To nurture the fundamental longing in a human being to seek the truth about the nature of one's existence. To educate the world about the universal nature of India's spirituality To collectively work towards presenting India as the "Spiritual Capital of the World," in a