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Goddess Kalyani

Goddess Kalyani is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. This is one of the kind and caring form of Goddess Durga. In this form she is the embodiment of beauty and love.

Gods and Saints use the term to define Goddess Kalyani when she is in her peaceful form. In this form she exists among devotees who follow Dharma.
Goddess Kalyani form is also associated with fertility.
Kalyani is also one of the important names of Mother Goddess and is part of 108 and 1008 names of Goddess Shakti.

Dress Code in place at Talacauvery Temple, the Origin of Kaveri River in Karnataka

Bhagamandala-TalacauveryTemple management committee has decided to enforce dress code at the TalacauveryTemple, the origin of KaveriRiver in Karnataka. People wearing non-traditional dress will not be permitted inside the temple. Those who arrive unaware of new rule will be offered dhoti or shawl on rent at the two counters opened by the temple committee.
Times of Indiareports  One staffer and six guards have been deputed at each counter to check on the attire of tourists and pilgrims. Anyone who refuses to adhere to a "presentable and decorous" dress code will be asked to cover themselves with the shawl or dhoti.  "Out intention is to ensure visitors are modestly dressed," said temple committee president Appachattolanda Manu Muthappa on the rationale behind the move. "Sometimes visitors come wearing Bermudas, sleeveless tops or are skimpily dressed and that's not acceptable in a place of worship," said Muthappa.  The dress code was formally put in pla…

Fear will continue to exist as long as our minds remain impure – Swami Tejomayananda

When a person has concentration, but no mental purity, he or she can obtain great powers. But without purity of mind and nobility of thoughts that power will only be used for the destruction of himself and others.
All the scientific discoveries of the modern age, instead of helping to make our lives more happy and wonderful, are now becoming a curse for us, because science has fallen into the hands of people with perverted and crooked minds.
Consequently, although our life has become much more comfortable, there is still so much fear and insecurity not knowing when and where someone will blast a nuclear bomb.
Fear will continue to exist as long as our minds remain impure, for the money, power and other sources of strength that we acquire will be utilized for our own destruction.
Swami  Tejoymayananda
(Source – Vibhishana Geeta by Swami Tejomayananda)

Today – October 22, 2012 – is Durga Ashtami

Today – October 22, 2012 – is Durga Ashtami – the third day of Durga Puja celebrations and the eighth day of the Navratri festival. A fast is undertaken on the day many devotees. Other important rituals on the day include Astra Puja, Sandhya Puja and also Kumari Puja. The day is also known as Virashtami and Maha Ashtami.
Legend has it that Goddess Kali appeared from the forehead of Goddess Durga to kill Chanda and Munda and Rakthabhija on the Ashtami day. On the day 64 Yoginis and Ashtanayikas – the eight consorts – of Durga are also worshipped.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 22, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 22, 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 seventh day of waxing phase of moon till 2:15 AM on October 22. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or eighth day of waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 12:12 AM. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram till 10:21 PM. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rasi till 5:44 AM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Navratri eighth day. Durga Puja Ashtami Rituals.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi  or the eighth day during the light…