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Importance of Shiva Tandava Stotram

Shiva Tandava Stotram is an important prayer dedicated to God Shiva. Ravana, the demon king in the Ramayana, is believed to have composed the Stotra. The hymn glorifies Shiva as the Supreme Brahman.

Ravana was arrogant with his powers. So to impress Shiva, He once attempted to lift the Kailash Mountain. Shiva to quell the arrogance of Ravana simply placed his toe on the mountain. Ravana’s fingers were crushed in the attempt and he could not remove it from under the HolyMountain.
To remove his fingers and escape from the pain and impending death, Ravana sang the Shiva Tandava Stotram.
Pleased with the Stotram, Shiva saved Ravana and blessed him with the Chandrahas, a powerful weapon.
It is also stated that Ravana who was an ardent devotee of Shiva used to sing the Stotram daily to the accompaniment of Ravanahatha, a bowed fiddle that he had made.

Live Darshan from Shri Ganesh Mandir Khajrana in Indore

Shri Ganesh Mandir Khajrana in Indore is dedicated to Lord Ganapati. The temple is now offering online live darshan at its official website. The live streaming is available when the temple is open. Shri Ganesh Mandir Khajrana is one of the most famous Ganesh temples in Madhya Pradesh and is famous for one the largest Ganesh murtis worshipped in a temple.

Link - Live Darshan from Shri Ganesh Mandir Khajrana 

Direct link to the live darshan

Note - Please note that a message stating live darshan is restricted will be shown in the beginning. Please wait for a minute and the darshan will start.

Note1 - Had difficult in viewing on firefox browser.

Essential Nature of Bondage Is Nothing Other Than Desire – Sage Ashtavakra

The essential nature of bondage is nothing other than desire, and its elimination is known as liberation. It is simply by not being attached to changing things that the everlasting joy of attainment is reached.
Oh, how wonderful! I am awareness itself! No Less.
If one thinks of oneself as free, one is free, and if one thinks of oneself as bound, one is bound. Here this saying is true “Thinking makes it so.”
One who has finally learned that it is in the nature of objects to come and go without ceasing, rests in detachment and is no longer subject to suffering.
Sage Ashtavakra  

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 27, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 27, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 1:50 AM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 2:24 AM on February 27. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 8:33 AM. Then onward it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Magh Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during dark phase of moon in the Magh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during dark phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pr…