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Padmanabhaswamy Temple Timings – Trivandrum Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Opening and Closing Time

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple located at Trivandrum in Kerala is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. The temple darshan timings are from early morning hours to evening. Detail timing both morning and evening is given below. The temple is open only to Hindus and only those wearing traditional dress are allowed inside – Sari for women, Pattu Pavada for girls – For men and boys, Mundu only. Padmanabhaswamy Temple Darshan Timings: Morning Hours 3:30 AM to 5:15 AM 6:15 AM to 7:15 AM 8:15 AM to 11:15 AM 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM Padmanabhaswamy   Temple  Evening Hours Darshan Timings 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM From Deeparadhana to 7:15 PM.

Kuteti Devi Temple Mela in Uttar Kashi

Kuteti Devi Temple , dedicated to Goddess Durga, is located atop Hari Parbat in Uttarkashi. Kuteti Devi is a deity closely associated with the Maharaja of Kota in Rajasthan. Kuteti Devi Temple Mela 2023 date is April 13. The Mela is annually held on the Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Ashtami as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . Legend has it that the daughter of a Maharaja of Kota was married to a boy in the village in Uttarkashi. The princess was unhappy as she was not able to worship Goddess Kuteti. The young couple prayed to the Goddess. She once appeared in the dream of them and said that she will be ever present in Uttarkashi. As her symbol, She told them that She will find three murtis of her in a field nearby. The current temple is located at the exact spot where the murtis were found. The annual fair attracts Goddess Shakti devotees from the region. Kuteti Devi Temple is located about 2 km from Uttarkashi town center.

Muslim Practicing Yoga – Please Don’t Raise the Eyebrow

Muslim practicing yoga is news because yoga is a sin against Islam. It is blasphemous. The bigger picture is often ignored. When Yoga was first practiced there was no religion in the world. Educated modern people have forcefully thrust the idea of religion into Yoga. Yoga does not teach religion. Yoga is for the welfare of all living beings. Yoga only helps in maintaining a healthy body and healthy mind. Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) is not sectarian. All it says is that Truth is one and there are several paths to realize Truth. Teachings of Santana Dharma focus on individual’s efforts to have a peaceful and happy coexistence with nature. Yoga is a path just a path.  Shutting out Yoga just because the great minds that discovered Yoga and propagated them in modern day is associated with a particular religion is narrow mindedness. Yoga is not going to gain or lose anything if Muslims practice Yoga. But people lose a lot of good things in life by ignoring Yoga. New York Times r