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Eight Ganesha Temples in Maharashtra

Eight Swayambhu (self made or naturally formed) forms of Hindu God Ganesha on earth is known as Ashtavinayak Temples – the eight Ganesh Temples are in Maharashtra . The Ashtavinayak temples are located in eight places mostly near Pune in  Maharashtra ,  India . The murti of Ganesha in these temples is formed on a single large stone. The eight Ganesha temples are located in Morgaon, Theur, Ranjangaon, Siddhatek, Ozhar, Lenyadri, Pali and Mahad.  Mayureshwar or  Moreshwar   Temple : Morgaon Located along the banks of  Karha   River  in Morgaon village in Pune District, Lord Ganesh is known as Mayureshwar or Moreshwar. Ganesha is here depicted as riding a peacock. It is believed that Lord Ganesha appeared in this form to destroy a demon named Sindhu.  Morgaon village is located in Baramati Taluk and is around 55 km southeast of Pune city. Chintamani   Vinayak   Temple : Theur Chintamani   Ganesh   Temple  is located in Theur in Pune District. It is believed that

Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple, Haridwar

Gaurishankar Mahadev temple, Haridwar is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is located near the famous Haridwar Chandi Devi temple. The ropeway to the Chandi Temple begins at the Gauri Shankar Temple . It is believed that numerous devotees had their wishes fulfilled after offering prayers at the Gaurishankar. The temple is small in size and attracts devotees on Pradosham, Shiv Chaturdasi days and also during Shivratri. The main offerings in the temple are flowers and coconuts.

Paper on Chemistry and Technology in Hindu Scriptures

Paper titled ‘The glimpses of chemistry and technology in Vedic literature’ was presented by K.V. Murali Krishna at national conference on emerging trends in nuclear and chemical technology, at Gitam University in Hyderabad . The paper explores the knowledge of nuclear science, chemistry and technology in the Vedas, Puranas, Mahabharata and Ramayana. K.V. Murali Krishna is a chemistry lecturer at Silver Jubilee Government College , Kurnool and he has been studying and collecting valuable scientific knowledge in Hindu scriptures for more than two decades. Deccan Chronicle reports  The Mahabharata and the Ramayana recount many examples that indicate our ancestors had knowledge of nuclear energy thousands of years ago. Hindu Scriptures, especially the Vedas, Smritis and Puranas, are storehouses of valuable technological and ethical knowledge offering breathtaking insights hidden in Sanskrit verse, says Mr Krishna’s paper.  “Though it is evident that a knowledge in nucl