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Narasimha Temple at Balapet in Bangalore – Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

LakshmiNarasimhaSwamyTemple located at Balapet in Bangalore is dedicated to Hindu God Narasimha, an incarnation of Vishnu. The murti installed at the temple is known as Shri Prasanna Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The murti is more than 3 feet in height and is made of Shaligram Stone. The murti has four hands and holds Shankh and chakra. One hand is holding Goddess Lakshmi and the other hand is in abhayahastha. Murti of Garuda is also part of the main murti.
Opening and Closing time: Morning 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location The temple is located about 1 km from the Bangalore city center (Kempe Gowda Main Bus Stand). 
The most important festival at the temple is the Narasimha Jayanti in May month.

Ganesh Sahasranamavali Prayer in pdf format – Ganesha Sahasranama

Ganesh Sahasranamavali is the 1000 names of Ganesha. The prayer is chanted during important prayers dedicated to Ganpati. This particular Ganesha Sahasranama is in pdf format and you can download it for free. The prayer is chanted daily by millions of Hindus. It is also an important prayer chanted during Ganesh Chaturthi and also during monthly Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi vrat.
Link Ganesh Sahasranamavali Prayer pdf
You will need pdf reader installed to read the prayer.

Today is Hartalika Teej Vrat – September 18, 2012

Today – September 18, 2012 – is Hartalika Teej Vrat, an important fasting and ritual performed by Hindu women. The ritual is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is observed in Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. In some places, the Vrat is a three day affair but nowadays many women only observe the Vrat on a single day. In Nepal, this Teej is of great significance and is observed for three days and ends with the Rishi Panchami pooja.
By observing the Hartalika Teej Vrat, unmarried women believe that they will get a husband like Lord Shiva. Married women believe they will be blessed with a good family life.
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