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New Penang Murugan Hindu Temple in Malaysia – The Biggest Muruga Temple Outside India

WaterfallHilltopHinduTemple at Penang in Malaysia is believed to be the biggest MuruganTemple outside India. The temple is also known as ArulmiguBalaThandayuthapaniTemple or Arulmigu Sri Balathandayuthabani Kovil. The temple was opened to public on June 29, 2012 after Mahakumbhabhishakam ceremony.
The temple is located above the old temple which was built in 1850. It was an important temple for Indian workers. The old small temple used to attract 700,000 people during Thaipusam festival. Space crunch and increasing number of devotees led to the construction the new elaborate MuruganTemple.

Some facts about the new ArulmiguBalaThandayuthapaniTemple
The temple is inspired by the Chola and Pallava temple in Tamil Nadu.
The entire temple work was done by artisans from South India.
The entire temple sits on a 70,000 sq ft land.
Six pillars in the temple represents the six major Muruga Temples in Tamil Nadu - Aru Padai Veedu
A highlight of the temple is a seven-storey 21.6m-tall gopuram.

Story of Origin of Diamond in Hinduism

Story of origin of diamond is mentioned in the Uttara Khanda of Padma Purana. Diamond mining is responsible for numerous wars and killings and interestingly the story of origin of diamonds in Hinduism is based on ignorance of a demon.

Legend has it that Bala, the son of Demon Mayasura, attained supernatural powers through magic. He started encouraging all sort of immortality. He used magical powers to win over women.
Humans and Devas sought the help of Indra, the king of Devas. Several wars were fought between them and Indra was always defeated.
Once Indra and his army were completely routed and Indra was made a prisoner by Bala.
An imprisoned Indra learned that Bala had a weakness to flattery. Soon Indra started praising Bala. He praised the demon with songs and crowned him with all glory.
Indra completely enamored Bala with his flattery. Soon Bala asked Indra to ask whatever he wanted.
Indra asked for the physical body of Bala. Without thinking, Bala kneeled before Indra who use…

Live Telecast of Pandharpur Yatra Vitthal Abhishekam 2012

Pandarpur Yatra is on June 30, 2012. The yatra which began 21 days ago from Dehu and Alandi will culminate on June 30 on Ashadi Ekadasi day. The main rituals associated with Pandarpur Yatra will be live teleacast on Bhakti TV from Pandharpur Vitthal Rukmini Mandir in Maharashtra.
The Live Telecast will be available at 8:00 AM (IST) on 30th June, 2012.
The live telecast is provided by Yuppy TV.
Please note that you will need latest necessary plugins or latest chrome or firefox browser to view the channel without any hassle.
Link – Live Telecast of Pandharpur Yatra

Chinmaya Vanaprastha Sansthan – Making Life of Old People Purposeful and Happy

Chinmaya Vanaprastha Sansthan (CVS) is a unique attempt by Chinmaya Mission to provide remarkable strength in retirement, comfort and security to old people. Chinmaya Vanaprastha Sansthan Mission The Central Chinmaya Vanaprastha Sansthan (CCVS) is administered by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, the apex body of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, with the purpose of assisting and training householders and near-retirees (vanaprasthis) to make a smoother and easier transition from life in grahastha ashram to life in vanaprastha ashram. In accordance with the four stages taught in the Vedas, when a householder enters his later years or nears retirement, it is most beneficial for him to withdraw from the stresses and pressures of a materialistic lifestyle to spend more time seeking and finding inner peace. To live with a more holistic vision of harmony and serenity is to slowly withdraw from the world and dive deeper into one's inner spiritual bliss. CCVS strives to improve the quality and s…

The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet – Swami Sivananda

Thinking of disease constantly will intensify it. Feel always ‘I am healthy in body and mind.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet. Swami Sivananda
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