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Hyderabad Sabarimala Special Trains in 2012 – 2013 – Hyderabad – Secunderabad – Ernakulam – Chengannur – Kollam Special Sabarimala Train Dates

South Central Railways will run Sabarimala special trains in December 2012 – January 2013 from Hyderabad and Secunderabad to Kollam via Ernakulam and Chengannur. Dates are given in detail below with train numbers. The train will have stops at Secunderabad, Kazipet, Warangal, Mahbubabad, Dornakal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Tenali, Nidubrolu, Bapatla, Chirala, o­ngole, Kavali, Nellore, Gudur, Venkatagiri, Sri Kalahasti and Renigunta. Reservations for the trains will open on November 24, 2012.

Train No.07109/07110 Hyderabad-Kollam-Hyderabad Sabarimalai Special (via. Kazipet, Renigunta) (24 services):
Train No. 07109 Hyderabad-Kollam special train will depart Hyderabad at 15:55 hrs on 12th, 15th, 18th, 23rd, December 2012 and 4th, 5th,7th, 8th,11th, 12th, 14th and 15th January 2013 and arrive Kollam at 22 15 hrs the next day.
In the return direction, Train No. 07110 Kollam-Hyderabad Sabarimalai special train will depart Kollam at 00 15 hrs o­n 14th, 17th, 20th, 25th December 2012, 6th, 7th, 9th…

Importance of Ganesh Murti (Idol) Made of Emerald or Panna Stone

Many Hindus believe that worshipping Ganesh Murti (idol) made of emerald or panna stone is highly auspicious and meritorious. This is based on the belief is that Ganesha rules Budh Grah (Mercury). As pert Hindu astrology, wisdom, intelligence and education are governed by Budh Grah. By worshipping emerald murti of Ganesh, Budh becomes benign and blesses the devotee. It also helps in reducing any bad phase associated with Budh Grah.

Budh Graha, Mercury, is one among the navgrahas, nine planets, as per Hindu tradition. The movement of Budh Grah in a horoscope is very important in Hindu astrology.
People who are associated with selling and making of Panna Stone Ganesh murti are of the opinion that worship of it helps in business and investments as it provides the right wisdom. Children who regularly offer prayers to Emerald stone murti develop good intelligence and perform well in their studies.
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Murti is a good help in improving concentration and focus. Daily prayers a…

Video – Story of Kotikaran – Upanishad Ganga Serial on Moksha, the Human Goal in Hinduism

Story of Kotikaran explains about Moksha – the Human Goal – in Hinduism. Upanishad Ganga Series, created by Chinmaya Mission and directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, through this story explains the concept of Moksha in a simple way. You can watch the story of Kotikaran on Youtube in the 12th episode of Upanishad Ganga.

Link - Upanishad Ganga – 12th Episode – Story of Kotikaran

Valuable Lessons from Sant Kabir

Give up the pride of clan and caste and devote yourself entirely to God. Give up your faults (lust, anger, greed etc.); don’t be an enemy to anyone. This is the basic principle of the saints.
Keep your critic close to you give him shelter in your courtyard; without soap and water he will clean your character.
The whole world is poor; no one is rich; only the one who has the wealth of God’s name is rich.
If you speak with knowledge speech is priceless. Weigh it in the scales of the heart before it comes till your lips.
A verbal abuse is one, but responding to it will cause many more. Do not respond to an abuse and keep it isolated. Sant Kabir
Related You will know who is a saint or thief as soon as he talks –Sant Kabirdas

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 23, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 23, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:56 AM on November 23, 2012. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon (light phase of moon). All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Purva Bhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 5:14 AM on November 23, 2012. Then onward it is Uttara Bhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign –  Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kartik Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Kartik Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the light phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, U…