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Remains of one of the Biggest Ancient Hindu Temples in Bali Island in Indonesia Discovered

Construction workers who were digging for drainage discovered remains of the one of the biggest ancient temples in Denspasar in BaliIsland in Indonesia. The ancient temple believed to have been built in 14th century is located near a Hindu learning center on Jalan Trengguli in East Denpasar. The excavation is in progress to there are currently no good photos of the temple.
Jakarta Globe writes The Denpasar Archeology Agency took over the excavation and have uncovered an 11-meter-long structure. “We will continue the excavation until [the whole structure is revealed],” said Wayan Suantika, an official with the agency. Suantika told reporters that, judging by the square structure’s similarity to ancient temples found in East Java, it likely dates back to the 14th Century. “The strengthener layers in between the stone plates were another characteristic usually found in 13th or 14th Century [structures],” he said.BaliIsland is home to most of the Hindus in Indonesia.

Sivajnanadeepika Teachings

The body is called the temple of God.

Rare are the jnanis, while innumerable are the ritualists.
It is quite certain that one can never become a Brahmin by wearing the sacred thread, or by keeping the tuft of hair.
Fake teachers make false distinction between punya and paapam and confuse devotees.

Today – October 29, 2012 – is Kojagari Lakshmi Puja and Vrat

Today – October 29, 2012 – is Kojagari Lakshmi Puja and it is observed on the Purnima (full moon day) after Durga Puja. Kojagari Vrat is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and is observed in Bengal, Orissa, and other parts of eastern India and also in some regions in western India.

It is believed that on Kojagari Poornima night in Aashin month (Ashwin Mahina), Goddess Lakshmi visits the homes of devotees and blesses them. Therefore special Laksmi Puja is held in the evening on the day in homes.
On the day women draw Alpana or Alpona patterns (something similar to Rangoli) at homes. Most preferred Alpana is that of Goddess Lakshmi’s feet.
Small clay murtis of Goddess Lakshmi are installed in many households on the day and prayers are offered. Special vegetarian dishes, fruits and sweets are offered to Goddess Lakshmi on the day.
You may also like to read Kojagari Lakshmi Puja Story - Kojagari Laxmi Puja Vrat Katha