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Go Lakshmi – Cow Goddess

Go Lakshmi, or Gau Lakshmi, is the cow goddess form associated with Goddess Lakshmi. In this form, Lakshmi nourishes all living beings. There is a popular story in Puranas which associates Goddess Lakshmi with cow and cow dung.
Legend has it that once the Devas wanted to test the greatness of Goddess Lakshmi – as it was believed that prosperity happens wherever Goddess Lakshmi resides. So Devas asked Goddess Lakshmi to reside in cow dung.
When Goddess Lakshmi resided in cow dung, people realized its importance and started using it as fuel, manure and for plastering homes.
In many regions, Hindus make image of Goddess Lakshmi out of manure and worship it.

Virtual Tour of Parthasarathy Temple in Chennai, Tamil Nadu – View Pictures in 360 degrees

ParthasarathyTemple located at Triplicane in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to Sri Krishna. A very popular temple with a desire fulfilling devotee, the temple is also noted for its architecture, sculptors and gopurams. The temple also has shrines of numerous other deities apart from Sri Krishna as Parthasarathy. Dinamalar newspaper has created a virtual tour of temple. You can watch the pictures in 360 degrees. There is also a narration in English regarding the elements in the picture.


There are total five high quality images.
Link - Virtual Tour of ParthasarathyTemple

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Vaikunta Ekadasi at Sri Parthasarathi Swamy Temple in Triplicane Chennai

Kaivalya Navaneetam quotes

He who has forgotten his true nature is alternately born and dies, turning round and round in the unceasing wheel of time, like a feather caught up in a whirlwind, until he realized the true nature of the Self. If he comes to see the individual self and its substratum, the Overself, then he becomes the substratum, i.e., Brahman, and escapes rebirths.

The whole universe is as unreal as water in a mirage… do not forget the Self at any moment.
Siddhis are simply for display and nothing more. They do not make for liberation.
There can be no happiness in the state of disturbance caused by passions.
Kaivalya Navaneetam – An Ancient Tamil Classic By Tandavaraya Swami

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 26, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 26, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:06 AM on July 26. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:46 PM. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Navami or the ninth day during waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 7:58 AM on July 26, 2012. Then onwards it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Shravan Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Shravan Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in …