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Sri Agastheeswarar – About Shiva as Agastheeswarar

Shiva is worshipped as Sri Agastheeswarar in many temples in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Shiva is given the name Agastheeswarar and worshipped in those temples in which Sage Agastya installed the Shivling. The main Murti in some temples where Sage Agastya performed worship is also known by the name.
Legend has it that Sage Agastya had installed and worshipped 108 Shivlings in South India. In many of the 108 temples, the presiding deity Shiva is known as Sri Agastheeswarar.
Sage Agastya was an ardent devotee of Shiva and it is said that it is due to the unparalleled spiritual strength of Agastya that Shiva is worshipped in the name of the Saint.
Legend has it that once all the saints of world assembled in the Himalayas to hear Hindu God Shiva talking about the secret of the Veda and Tantra. When all the pious people were assembled in Himalayas, the earth tilted. To restore the balance of the earth, Shiva asked Sage Agastya to go south as the spiritual strength of Agastya w…

Kumbh Mela 2013 in Numbers – Facts

Kumbh Mela held once in 12 years at Allahabad (Prayag – Sangam) in India is the largest ever gathering of human beings for a single purpose in the world. So how big is Kumbh Mela 2013? Here are few numbers and facts to give an idea how big the Mela which begins on January 14, 2013 is.

Kumbha Mela 2013 is spread over 56 days.
100 million people will be participating in the Mela – India Government estimate is 10 crore.
Kumbh Nagri in Prayag (epicenter of the Mela) is spread over 58.03 square km
Total amount of business expected to be done due to Kumbh Mela is 12,000 crore rupees (120 billion rupees)

Jobs created direct and indirect during Kumbh Mela - 650,000

Law and Order 30,000 policemen are on duty during the period. There are 30 police stations. 45 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in Kumbh Nagri 120 CCTV cameras in AllahabadCity
Fire department 30 fire stations. Multi-purpose vehicle with gadgets that can evacuate people trapped in debris In case of a power failure – fire depart…

Bengali Maagh month in 2018 – Magh Mash in Bangala Calendar 2018

Maagh month is the tenth month in a traditional Bengali calendar. The previous month was the Poush Mash. As per Gregorian calendar, the Maagh month begins in Mid January and ends in Mid February. In 2018, Maagh Mash in Bangala Calendar begins on January 15 and ends on February 13, 2018.

The Aamabashya  or no moon day in month is January 16 and January 17.

Purnima or full moon day in Maagh month in 2018 is on January 31.

The Ekadashi in the month are on January 28, 2018 and February 11.
Important Festivals in Bengali Maagh month in 2017 
Sarasawthi Puja - January 22
Maagh Month Ganesh puja is on January 21

The next month in Bengali calendar is the Phalgun month.

Maasi Month 2018 in Tamil Calendar– Masi Masam in 2018 in Calendar in Tamil Nadu

Maasi month is the 11th month in a traditional calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. Maasi Month in 2018 begins on February 13 and ends on March 14. Mahashivratri is observed in Masi month in 2018 - February 13, 2018. Maasi Maham ( March 1, 2017) is another auspicious day in the month.

Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on February 26

Pournami and Amavasai Maasi Amavasai is on March 9

Pournami, or full moon day, in Maasi month is on March 5

Festival and Auspicious dates in Maasi Month 2018 Ekadasi – February 26Pradosh – February 27Ekadasi – March 13Pradosh – March 14Sashti – February 21Karadayin Nombu – March 14

Rudra Gita Quotes

Thy (God Vishnu’s) presence behind Nature cannot be seen but can be inferred. It is Thou as Time, imperceptible but irresistibly fast in movement that drives, with terrific speed, all manifested beings along their course like a terrific wind blowing away the massed clouds, and ultimately brings them to their destruction by the interaction of elements.

All the creatures of the world, steeped in lust and greed, and engrossed in thoughts on the ways and means of securing their worldly ambitions, are quickly consumed by Thee, the un-winking and watchful spirit of Time, as a hungry serpent might swallow a rat that it comes upon.
The whole world is gripped with the fear of death; but to us who know Thee, Thou are a haven free of fear.
Of all the blessings a man can receive, the highest is what is got by spiritual enlightenment. With spiritual enlightenment as the boat, man crosses the limitless ocean of samsara.
Rudra Gita