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Trimbakeshwar Temple, Rishikesh – Tera Manzil Temple – 13 Story-Tall Temple

TrimbakeshwarTemple, also known as TeraManzilTemple, is a unique temple located in Rishikesh. It is a 13-story tall temple with murtis of various gods and goddesses from Hindu pantheon. It is located near the Lakshman Jhoola (Bridge).

The popular belief is that prayers offered at this temple are fulfilled. Thousands of devotees visit the shrine.


The structure is also an important landmark in Rishikesh. Devotees can have a beautiful view of Rishikesh from the temple.

Havis Meaning in Hindu Religion

Havis in Hindu tradition is the term used to refer to the materials that are offered during a Homa or Yajna. Havis materials are tossed into specifically created fire. This offering is accompanied by chanting of mantras. Agni Dev or Fire God is the one that carries the Havis to the different gods.
The usual offerings include ghee or butter. Coconut is offered during pujas dedicated to Ganesha. 
Havis is offered in simple homas performed in home. It is also offered during all important Vedic yajnas.
The sacrificial offerings are meant to please the gods and goddesses.

Tao Porchon-Lynch – She Is the Oldest Yoga Teacher at 93 – Living Inspiration

Tao Porchon-Lynch is 93 and Guinness World Records has declared her the world's oldest yoga teacher. She is a living inspiration to all those who makes silly excuses in the name of age, lack of time, enthusiasm etc.
The Telegraph writes
"I'm going to teach yoga until I can't breathe anymore then I'll just fly away to the next planet ... I just, I love yoga, it brightens my day and makes everybody smile," Porchon-Lynch said.  "My doctor when he did the hip replacement said you won't be able to do this, you won't be able to do that. I said I don't want to know what I won't be able to do because I don't believe it.  "So I sent him a photograph in lotus lifting off the ground and he called me the miracle woman. I said it's no miracle, a miracle means only to see that which is inside of you. If it's inside, I can do it."  Tao became interested in yoga when she was eight years old. She observed a group of young boys practi…

We can change the effect on our fate if we choose the right way through right action –Dada J P Vaswani

When we face whatever happens to us in a spirit of acceptance, we ward off very many negative feelings such as hatred, envy, malice and resentment. We rise above a sense of personal injustice and grow in the secure sense of Divine Universal Justice. In such a spirit and such a mood, despair and misery are kept out, and we are not overwhelmed by what happens to us.

God has given us the freedom to choose, the freedom to act. But we are responsible for the outcome of our own choices and actions. Thus every choice we make, every act we perform becomes a cause that will produce an effect. When you set in motion negative forces, you will generate negative effects. Whether we choose good or evil, we will reap the result of our choice. Thus every day, every hour, every minute of our lives, we are creating the causes that will determine our fate and our future.
Disease or good health; success or failure; poverty or wealth; all these are the effects of causes we have created in our past. Howev…