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Onam Special Trains 2012 from Chennai to Kerala – Onam Festival Trains to Trivandrum Ernakulam and Shornur via Palakkad

Southern Railway of Indian Railways has announced special trains for Onam festival in 2012 from Chennai to Ernakulam, Kollam, Kochu Veli in Kerala and also to Mangalore. In Kerala, these trains will have stops at Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Kayankulam, Kollam, Kuttipuram, Tirur, Kozhikkode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad and Kasaragod. Onam is the harvest of Kerala and in 2012, Thiruonam is on August 29.

Advance reservation for the trains will start on August 19, 2012
Chennai Central – Kochuveli – Chennai Central Superfast specials (via. Coimbatore):
T.No.06081 Chennai Central – Kochuveli Superfast Special will leave Chennai Central at 20.45 hrs. o­n 29.8.2012 and arrive Kochuveli at12.40 hrs. the next day.
T.No.06082 Kochuveli – Chennai Central Superfast Special will leave Kochuveli at 17.00 hrs. o­n 30.8.2012 and arrive Chennai Central at 09.40 hrs. the next day.
The composition of the trains will be 14 AC 3-tier c…

Vasudha Lakshmi

Vasudha Lakshmi is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. She is the Mother Earth and bears living beings. She is patient, strong and wish fulfilling. When people become greedy, she revokes her blessing and the earth becomes barren. She also shows her fury through earthquakes and volcanoes.

Vasudha Lakshmi is also known as Bhu Devi and Dharini.
She also takes the form of cow and takes help from Vishnu. He takes numerous incarnations to guard and protect Bhoodevi.
In some images of Vasudha Lakshmi she is flanked by Vasudeva (Krishna) and Baladeva. This image of Her is known as Ekanamsa. Vasudeva is a herdsman and Baladeva is a farmer. She provides all living beings with food.

Official Website of Naina Devi Temple at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh

NainaDeviTemple at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh is a popular temple dedicated to the Naina Devi manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The administration of the NainaDeviTemple has created an official website with all important details including a link to live darshan which is currently inactive.
The website provides a short history of the temple. Darshan details and there is also facility to make e-donation.
Link - Official Website of NainaDeviTemple

Sri M Sayings

Bhakti or devotion cannot be understood by intellect alone. Bhakti goes where the intellect cannot reach. It is something the heart accesses. Everything in life cannot be rationalized or put into structures. When we understand this something thing will happen.

It took ten chapters for Sri Krishna to speak of Bhakti to Arjuna. So Bhakti is not so easy to practice or understand. It is only when you feel true and sincere Bhakti you can hope to experience the divine.
Who is a good devotee? One who wishes everyone well; he is the good devotee. The one who can see the divine in every other being is the good devotee.
Sri M, as he is popularly known, is a social activist, educationist and a crusader for inter-religious harmony with a deep knowledge of world religions.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 17, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 17, 2012 – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithi or no moon day till 9:14 PM on August 17. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 8:19 PM. Then onwards it is Magha or Magham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rasi till 8:19 PM. Then onwards it is Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya. Pitori Amavasya, Pola. Chingam 1 in Kerala.
Shravan Amavasya or the no moon day in Shravan month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Bhadrapad Amavasya or the no moon dayBhadrapad month in calendars followed Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
1st day of Aavani Masam in Tamil C…