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Story of Kapal Mochan

Kapal Mochan, a holy place in Hindu religion, is located at Yamunanagar District in Haryana and taking a holy dip in the pond here is considered highly meritorious. It is believed that the water in the tank is filled by the SaraswatiRiver. The story of Kapal Mochan is very interesting as it explains the holiness of the place and also how the place got the name.
Bhagvan Sri Ram during his exile period annihilated numerous demons in the Dandaka forest. The arrows used by Sri Ram were so powerful that it took the demons to different corners of the earth. Some of the demons could not tolerate the intense heat produced by the arrows and what remained then were mere skeletons of demons.
On such skull of a fierce demon flew to a far of place and fell on the foot of Sage Mahodara. The skull got stuck on the foot of the stage and he could not remove it.
Sage Mahodara then visited numerous holy places with the skull attached to his foot. Finally he arrived at Ausanas Tirtha. It was located on …

Live Darshan from Swaminarayan Mandir at Kalupur in Ahmedabad – Live Telecast of Daily Puja

Swaminarayan Mandir at Kalupur in Ahmedabad Gujarat is one of the earliest temples associated with the Swaminarayan Sect. Ahmedabad Swaminarayan Mandir is offering live darshan on all days. The live telecast is only available during the daily puja period.
You can get live darshan from the Swaminarayan Mandir here.
You can have the Narnarayandev Darshan here.
Please note that both the live darshan are available only during the puja time.
Related Live Telecast of Puja from Swaminarayan Mandir in Bhuj

Sant Kabir Musings

A hero does not show his back on the battlefield; He who does so  is no hero.
It takes a fierce, gruelling battle to fight out the defilements like lust, anger, pride, greed etc.
When these enemies are vanquished, truthfulness, virtuosity, contentment etc begin to reign supreme.
Only a valiant warrior can sustain this battle, says Kabir Sahab, the cowards run away.
Wherever I go I circumambulate Him, all I do or achieve is His service.
When I lie down or sleep I lie prostrate at His feet, I worship no other god.
All that I utter is His name and hear is His praise or chanting, all that I partake of is His worship.
I treat home and desert alike, I have done away with all the notions of duality.
I shut not my eyes, plug not my ears, do not mortify myself a bit.
I behold Him with my eyes open and smile, and see His beauty all around.
As I got hooked to the quintessential word, all the vile desires have fled me.
Whether I rise or sit down, every moment am I connected to Him, so int…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 2, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 2, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the 13th day during the light phase of moon till 4:37 AM. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the 14 day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note – in calendars followed in Maharashtra and Gujarat it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi and Chaturdashi Tithi.
Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 5:49 PM on July 2, 2012. Then onwards it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 5:49 PM. Then onwards it is Dhanu Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shirdi Sai Baba Utsav begins at Shirdi.
Ashada Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the 14th day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Ashada Shukla Paksha Trayodasi and Chaturda…