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Hindu God Brahma – Facts

Hindu God Brahma is one of the Trimurtis – Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh (Shiva) – in Hindu tradition. He discharges the function of creation and therefore is known as the creator. Brahma was the first to appear from the Supreme Truth. Symbolically this is represented by Him appearing from the navel of Vishnu.

Brahma appeared from a lotus stem emerging from the navel of Vishnu. He was then assigned the task of creation.
Brahma had self doubt. He found himself not capable to this gigantic task.
The Supreme Truth instilled confidence in Brahma by asking Him to practice austerities. He then achieved the confidence and skill for creation.
Brahma has four faces and is seated on a lotus with the Vedas and a rosary in His hands. His vehicle is the Swan.
The most popular BrahmaTemple is located at Pushkar in Rajasthan.
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Amarnath Yatra Cost in 2012

Amarnath Yatra involves trekking and staying overnight in tents. Laborers and ponys are used by Amarnath Yatris in the journey. Shri Amarnathji Shrine board has released the rates and various charges for the journey in 2012. Yatra Registration began on May 7, 2012. Yatra duration in 2012 is from June 25 to August 2. Below is the Amarnath Yatra Cost in 2012: 
Baltal to HolyCave and back – Laborers – Rs 1650/-
Baltal to HolyCave and back – Riding on Pony – Rs. 2700/-
Baltal to HolyCave and back – Riding on Dandies – Rs.  7800/-
Baltal to Brarimarg (one side) – Laborers – Rs. 700/-

Swami Satyananda Saraswati Thoughts

Sri Krishna tells Arjuna that a man has to face life, accept it and fight at every step. Those people who expect everything in life to be comfortable and to their liking will always suffer difficulties. Accept life in whatever way it comes to you. Try to get the best out of it by way of a philosophy, understanding or through wisdom. Every man is working to fulfil his own great ambitions and desires. If they are fulfilled he is happy, but at the same time afraid, because maybe next time they will be lost to him. If his desires remain unfulfilled he is completely broken. Herein begin the problems of life whether mental, psychological or emotional.
This is the eternal battle which you have to face and fight, which everybody is fighting from birth up to death. These Five and Hundred Brothers symbolize the two great conflicting forces in every individual. In order for the individual to progress, conflict is necessary. Without these opposing forces you cannot evolve. Comfort and pleasure a…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 8, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 8, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi orthe third day of the waning phase of moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 4:34 AM on May 8, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 2:57 AM on May 8, 2012. Then onwards it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day of the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa
Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day of the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Him…