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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 MoreshwarTemple: Morgaon
Located along the banks of KarhaRiver 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.
ChintamaniVinayakTemple: Theur
ChintamaniGaneshTemple is located in Theur in Pune District. It is believed that Lord Ganesha took the form of Chintamani to get back the…

Tamil New Year Date and Time in Singapore and Malaysia in 2012

In 2012, Tamil New Year Date in Singapore and Malaysia as per panchangs and calendars followed in various times zones in the region is on April 14. There is a confusion regarding dates as in India, New Year is observed on April 13. Tamil New Year, Puthandu, is observed on the first day of Tamil month Chithirai, the first month as per traditional Tamil Calendar. Chithirai Month starting time in various time zones in the region is given below:

Chithirai month begins in Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur – at 9:50 PM on April 13, 2012. In Singapore, the time is at 9:50 PM on April 13, 2012. So the new year is observed on April 14, 2012.
In India, Tamil New Year day is observed on April 13.
Tamil New Year is based on the Solar Calendar followed in Tamil Culture. It is observed in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and in other parts of world with Tamil Population.
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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 ChandiTemple begins at the GauriShankarTemple.

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 GitamUniversity 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 SilverJubileeGovernmentCollege, 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 nuclear science existed in an…