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Mangaladevi Temple at Mangalore in Karnataka

MangaladeviTemple is dedicated to Goddess Mangala Devi – a manifestation of Mother Goddess. The temple is located around 2 km from city center in Mangalore in Karnataka. The murti that is worshipped in the temple is Swayambhu and there is a linga representing Shiva and Shakti and Dharapatra. A Nagaraja Shrine is located in the premises.

Legend has it that Sages named Machhendranatha and Gorakanatha once visited the place and told the king of the region, Kundavarma, that the region was blessed with Goddess Mangaladevi and she is present here.
The sages asked the king to dig a particular spot. Shivling and Dharapatra, symbolizing Mangaladevi, were recovered from the spot.
Parashurama, the fifth incarnation of Bhagavan Vishnu, had consecrated the original temple.
King Kundavarma built a grand temple here in the 10th century on the advice of the sages.
The temple attained special significance as Mother Magaladevi fulfills the wishes of women. Women who worship the Goddess observing Manga…

Biggest Ganesh Idol during 2012 Ganesh Chaturthi at Vizag – Tallest Clay Murti – 86-ft Dondaparthy Ganesha in Vishakapatanam in Andhra Pradesh

The tallest and biggest Ganesh idol during Ganesh Chaturthi 2012 is the 86-ft Dondaparthy Ganesha in Vishakapatanam in Andhra Pradesh. Last year also a Ganesh murti at Vizag was the tallest. The unique aspect of this huge Vinayaka murti is that is made of clay and other eco-friendly products. Ganesha is depicted in the form of Sri Krishna playing the flute.

Times of India reports The Dondaparthy Ganesh, this time in Krishna avatar playing flute, isn't going to give up the title of being the tallest idol any time soon, claim the organisers. Appal Raju of the organising committee said that it took them a month to prepare the gigantic idol. "Artistes from Kharagpur toiled hard to give finishing touches to the idol. It's going to be the biggest crowd puller in the city, drawing 50,000-70,000 enthusiasts. We will also auction the Ganesha prasadam (108-kg laddu) for charity," he said.
Deccan Chronicle reports Organizers of the Dontaparthi Ganesha have opted for a clay idol …

G S B Seva Mandal Ganapati 2012 Photo – Golden Ganesh at King Circle in Mumbai in 2012 during Ganesh Chaturthi

GSB Seva Sadan Mandal is an organization founded by the Gowd Saraswat Brahmin community from Karnataka and the G S B Ganapati is popularly known as Golden Ganesha of Mumbai Ganesh Chaturthi Puja. G S B Ganapati 2012 is the 58th year of Ganeshotsava celebrations of the GSB Seva Mandal at King Circle in Wadala (Matunga), Mumbai.

GSB Seva Mandal Ganesha is adorned with more than 60 kgs of gold and 250 kgs of silver and is undoubtedly the costliest Ganesha in Mumbai. It is also among the tallest Ganapati idols in Mumbai.
The crown of the Matunga Ganesha is made out of 22 kilograms of gold. Gold adorns the ears, feet, hands and trunk of the idol. Apart from this there are gold flowers, embroidery, necklace, a cobra and throne with lions on either side.
You can get puja details of G S B Seva Mandal Ganapatihere at the official website.
Related  Lalbaugcha Raja 2012 in Mumbai

Today – September 19, 2012 – is Ganesh Chaturthi

Today – September 19, 2012 – is Ganesh Chaturthi. Also known as Ganeshotsav or Vinayak Chaturthi or Ganpati Utsav, is the birthday of Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God and one of the most popular festivals in Hindu religion. Every year as per traditional Hindu calendar on the fourth day of the waxing phase of moon, or Shukla Paksha Chaturthi, in Bhadrapad month, Ganesha comes to the home of his devotees. He brings auspiciousness, hope, success and happiness to all homes. During his brief stay He removes all obstacles. While returning He takes with him all problems and unhappiness. 
Millions of murtis of Ganesha that is consecrated at homes and across public pandals during Ganeshotsav represent hope in adversity. Ganesha provides the strength to overcome obstacles. And due to this aspect he is called ‘Vigneshwara.’ He is worshiped first in all prayers.
The festival ends on September 29, 2012 with Ganesh Visarjan.

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Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 19, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 19, 2012 – Shukla Paksha ChaturthiTithi or the fourth day of waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:38 AM on September 19. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 12:48 AM. Then onward it is Swati or Chothi Nakshatram till 11:19 PM. Then onwards it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ganesh Chaturti – Ganapati Festival 2012 begins
Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha ChaturthiTithi or the fourth day of waxing phase of moon inBhadrapad month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha ChaturthiTithi or the fourth day of waxing phase of moon inBhadrapad month in calen…