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Goddess Dasha Maa

Goddess Dasha Maa is an incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti and is mainly worshipped in Gujarat. A ten days vrat dedicated to Dasha Maa is observed in the month of Shravan.

Dasha Maa is one who betters the living condition. People offer worship to her for peace and prosperity in life. Worshipping her is considered highly meritorious. Dasha Maa is worshipped along with Nagbai Maa and Momai Maa.
Murtis of Goddess Dasha Maa are prepared specially during Dasha Maa vrat.
Dasha Maa Vrat is observed after Holi festival in Rajasthan.

Avudayar Temple Pictures - Virtual Tour of Avudayar Temple at Aranthangi in Tamil Nadu

Dedicated to Shiva, AvudayarTemple is located at Aranthangi in the Pudukkottai District of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Tourism has created a virtual tour of the temple. You can view high quality pictures of AvudayarTemple in 360 degrees.
A unique aspect of the temple is that there is no murti worshipped in the temple. There is only a pedestal of Shivling in the Sanctum Sanctorum. This is based on the core Hindu teaching that murti worship is the first step in the path of self realization. Once ignorance is removed, the devotee drops the murti and moves into the next step of realization.


Link Avudayar Temple Pictures – Virtual Tour

All sorrow comes from fear, from nothing else – Sage Ashtavakra

Stillness. All things arise, suffer, change, and pass away. This is their nature. When you know this, nothing perturbs you, nothing hurts your, you become still.

It is easy. Sooner or later fortune or misfortune may befall you. When you know this, you desire nothing, you grieve for nothing. Subduing the senses, you are happy; whatever you do brings joy or sorrow, life or death. When you know this, you may act freely, without attachment.
What is there to accomplish? All sorrow comes from fear, from nothing else. When you know this, you become free of it, and desire melts away. You become happy and still; the world with all its wonders is nothing. When you know this, desire melts away, for you are awareness itself. When you know in your heart that there is nothing, you are still.
Related Egoism is bondage and egolessness is liberation – Ashtavakra Samhita Teachings

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 22, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 22, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the light phase of moon till 10:00 PM. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 3:25 AM on June 22, 2012. Then onwards it is Pushya or Pooyam or Poosam Nakshatram
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Ashada Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Ashada Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi  or the third day during the light phase of moon in Ashada month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakh…