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How To Reach Jwalamukhi Temple in Himachal Pradesh?

One of the prominent Shakti Temples, Jwalamukhi Temple is located in Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh. To reach the temple the ideal option is road. There are buses from important towns in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi to Jwalamukhi.

Jwalamukhi is located on National Highway 88 (Shimla to Kangra). The temple is around ½ km walk from the Bus Station. From Shimla take the Highway to Kangra.

Jwalamukhi Temple is around 205 KM from Shimla.
Distances from other important places: Delhi  475 Km. 
Chandigarh  200 Km. 
Manali 200 Km. 
Pathankot  120 Km. 
Dharamshala  60 Km. 
Hoshiarpur 85 Km. 
Jammu 300 Km. 
Nearest airport is Gaggal Airport and is around 50 km from the temple.

Nearest Railway Station is Pathankot Railway Station.

Sage Parasara Jayanti

Sage Parasara, father of Sage Veda Vyasa, is a Vedic Rishi. Parasara Jayanti observed on the Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Pratipada is believed to be the day when Sage Parasara was born. Sage Parasara Jayanti 2018 date is April 16.

Parashara was a wandering Sanyasi and was the grandson of Sage Vashista and the son of Shakti Maharishi.
Several verses in the Rig Veda is believed to have been authored by the Sage. A code of laws for Kali Yuga known as Parasara Smriti is authored by Him.
The main speaker in the Vishnu Purana is also Sage Parashara.

Story of Hanuman on Arjuna’s Flag in the Mahabharata War

In the epic battle of Kurukshetra in Mahabharata, Hanuman appeared on Arjuna’s flag – the flag that was hoisted on the chariot of Arjuna and Sri Krishna. The story associated with Hanuman on Arjuna’s flag is very interesting as it teaches Arjun an important lesson that one should not be arrogant.

Before the Kurukshetra war, Arjuna went to the Himalayas to offer prayers to Shiva (Kiratarjuniya – Story of Kirata). On the way Arjuna met Hanuman and during the conversation, Arjuna wanted to know how great an archer was Sri Ram.

Hanuman said that Sri Ram was the greatest archer.

Arjuna then wanted to know if Sri Ram was a great archer why he took the help of Vanaras in building the bridge across the sea. He should have accomplished it with his arrows. Arjuna also added that he could easily build a bridge with his arrows.

Hanuman understood the arrogance of Arjuna and thought it would lead to his downfall in the Mahabharata war. Therefore, Hanuman decided to teach Arjuna a lesson.

Hanuman t…

Listen to Shiv Puran online in Hindi in mp3 Audio format

Shiv Puran is one of the most popular Puranas in Hindu Tradition and narrates the important incidents associated with Hindu God Shiva. Now you can listen to Shiv
Puran in Hindi online for free. The audio is in mp3 format. Each chapter is in a separate audio file. There is no download option.

Link – Listento Shiv Puran online in Hindi in mp3 format

Thought is really the response of memory and without memory there is no thought – J Krishnamurti

It seems to me that without understanding the way our minds work, one cannot understand and resolve the very complex problems of living...The mind is the only instrument we have, the instrument with which we think, we act, we have our being...
The mind is divided into the conscious and the unconscious. If we do not like to use these two words, we might use the terms, superficial and hidden...
 We are made to believe in certain ideas from childhood, we are conditioned by dogmas, by beliefs, by theories. Each one of us is conditioned by various influences, and from that conditioning, from those limited and unconscious influences, our thoughts spring...Thought obviously springs from the background of memory, of tradition. Our minds are conditioned, held, tethered to dogma.
Thought is really the response of memory and without memory there is no thought, no thinking....
Related Jiddu Krishnamurti on Meditation