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Chennai Central – Bangalore – Hubli Special Trains 2012 during Navratri – Durga Puja and Diwali

Southern Railways will be running tri-weekly special trains in 2012 during Navratri, Durga Puja and Diwali between Chennai Central and Hubli via. Yesvantpur (Bangalore) to clear the extra rush of passengers.
 T.No.07314 Hubli – Chennai Central Special will leave Hubli at 8:30 PM o­n Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2.9.2012 to 30.11.2012 and arrive Chennai Central at 11:55 AM the next day.
T.No.07313 Chennai Central – Hubli Special will leave Chennai Central at 2:10 PM o­n Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 3.9.2012 to 1.12.2012 and arrive Hubli at 6:35 AM the next day. 
The composition of the trains will be 2 AC 3-tier, 6 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches.
The trains will stop at Haveri, Ranibennur, Harihar, Davangere, Birur, Arsikere, Tiptur, Tumkur, Yesvantpur (Bangalore), Banaswadi, Krishnarajapuram, Bangarapet, Jolarpettai, Katpadi and Arakkonam.
Reservation booking is open from September 1, 2012.

Hubli Ka Raja – The Biggest Ganesha Idol in Karnataka in 2012 during Ganesha Chaturthi

Hubli Ka Raja is a popular Ganesh Chaturthi idol in Hubli in Karnataka and in 2012 it will be the biggest in the state at 23-feet. Dajiban Peth Gajananotsava Samiti in Hubli conducts the Hubli Ka Raja pujas and installation during Vinayaka Chaturthi festival. This is there 37th year of the festival.
Hubli Ka Raja murti is similar to Lalbaugh Ka Raja of Mumbai and is in sitting position.
You can find pictures and know more about Hubli Ka Raja here at the facebook page.

Story of Ganesha as Vighneshwara – Lord of Obstacles

Ganesha is Vighanahara and also Vighneshwara – the one who removes obstacles and also one who creates obstacles. Ganesh is believed to have appeared as Sri Vighnesvara at Ojhar. There is a popular story which narrates how Ganesha came to be known as Vighneshwara.

Legend has it that Maharaja Abhinandana, King Hemavati, performed a great sacrifice (yajna) which had the power to overthrow Indra. Kala was deputed by Indra to destroy the yajna. Kala appeared as Vighnasura and stopped the sacrifice of the king of Hemavati but also started disrupting all other sacrifices.
This led to rise of Adharma. To vanquish Kala, saints and people approached Ganapati. To defeat Vighnasura, Ganapati was born as the son Parsva and Dipavatsala.
When Vighnasura came to know about the birth of Ganesha, he knew he could not defeat Ganesh. So he surrendered unconditionally before Ganapati.
Vighnasura asked Ganesha to take his name as his own. Ganesha agreed and gave Kala the permission that he can disrupt all…

Website of Kanchi Periva – Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal

Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal was the 68th Jagadguru in the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. When He headed the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam its popularity reached its zenith. A website titled Periva is now spreading the teachings of Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal. It contains rare photos and videos of the Saint of Kanchi.
Link - Website of Kanchi Periva

Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi September 2012 date – Tuesday Ganesh Sankashti Fasting in September 2012

When Sankashti Chaturti falls on Tuesday it is known as Angarak or Angaraki Sankashti Chaturthi and is considered highly auspicious. Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi September 2012 date is September 4, Tuesday. Moonrise time or Chandrodaya is at 09:06 PM (Time in Mumbai in India). Sankatahara Chatruti, or Sankashti Chaturthi , is a monthly fasting dedicated Lord Ganesha. It is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in a traditional Hindu month.

Angarak, or Angaraka, means fire and the name because Tuesday or Mangalwar is governed by Hindu God Mangal. Tuesday is considered highly auspicious date to pray to Ganesha in many parts of India.

It is widely believed that observing Sankashta Chaturthi will bring prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of desires. The greatness of Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. It is also detailed in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.

The concept of Angarak S…

Where is God? – A Story from Hindu Tradition

Once there lived a virtuous and learned man who was summoned by a local king. The king was unable to find answers to his questions and he wanted the man to find answers. The questions –

Where is God? Why don’t I see Him?
The king warned that if the questions were not answered correctly the man would be executed.
The man knew that it was impossible to answer these questions. So he was imprisoned.
Next day, the man’s son appeared and asked the king if he would release his father if he answered the questions. The king agreed.
The boy asked the king for a pot of milk.
He then asked the milk to be churned to butter. It was also done.
The boy then said that the two questions were now answered.
The king wanted to know how?
The boy asked the king: Where was the butter before it was churned?
The king replied: In the milk
The boy asked in which part of milk? The king answered in all of it.
The boy said then that in the same way God is within all things and pervades all things.
The king then wan…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 3, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 3, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 8:03 PM on September 3. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Uttarabhadra or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 8:13 AM. Then onwards it is Revathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Adhik Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or third day during the waning phase of moon in Adhik Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Adhik Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or third day during the waning phase of moon in Adhik Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, …