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Kali Temple, Haridwar

KaliTemple at Haridwar is dedicated to worship of Mother Goddess Shakti in the form of Goddess Kali. The temple is located on the way from Neeladhara to Chandi Devi Temple. The worship here is conducted as per Koula tradition.
In Koula tradition the symbolic image of Bindu representing Mother Goddess Shakti in the most potential form is worshipped daily. This Bindu is depicted by a dot put in Trikona (triangle).
This is a small temple. Devotees on the way to ChandiDeviTemple offer prayers here.

Narasimha Temple Videos

Temples dedicated to Narasimha Avatar are mainly found in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Most of the temples dedicated to Narasimha have Goddess Lakshmi as an important deity and temple is generally known as Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple. Here are videos of a few temples dedicated to Narasimha Avatar in South India.

Today – May 4, 2012 – is Narasimha Jayanti – Narasimha Chaturdashi

Today, May 4, 2012, is observed as Narasimha Jayanti – also known as
Narasimha Chaturdashi. Narasimha Avatar is the fourth incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu and is popularly known as ‘man-lion’ or ‘half man – half lion’ incarnation. The main aim of the Narasimha incarnation was to end the tyranny of Hiranyakashipu and restore the path of Dharma. Prahlada, the young son of Hiranyakashipu and an ardent devotee of Vishnu, paved the way for the removal of Adharma.
The avatar of Narasimha also proves that intense and self sacrificing devotion of devotees will be answered by the Supreme Truth.
It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Chaturadshi (14th day during the waxing phase of moon) in Vaishakh month.
You may also like to read Quiz on the Narasimha Avatar How to observe Narasimha Jayanti? Narasimha Avatar and Goddess Lakshmi Sharabha incarnation of Lord Shiva to subdue the anger of Narasimha Ganda Bherunada – Narasimha incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 4, 2012 – Tithi, Good Time, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 4, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi orthe thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or thirteenth day during the light phase of moon till 2:10 PM on May 4, 2012. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham Nakshatra till 9:23 AM on May 4, 2012. Then onwards it is Chitra or Chithirai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 8:38 PM. Then onwards it is Tula Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Narasimha Jayanti.Chinnamasta Jayanti. Agni Nakshatram period begins in Tamil Calendar
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Trayodasi or thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Trayodasi or thirteenth day during the light phase…