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Goddess Alamelu

Goddess Alamelu is the consort of Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) – one of the most popular forms of Vishnu worshipped in Hinduism. One of the important temples dedicated to Alamelu is located at Tiruchanur in Andhra Pradesh. The TiruchanurTemple is about 5 km from Tirupati.

There are two schools of thought regarding Goddess Alamelu. One school of thought firmly believes that Alamelu is same as Padmavati, the consort of Venkateswara. Thus she is the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.
Another school of thought believes that Alamelu and Goddess Padmavati are different. Thus in certain temples associated with Balaji, Goddess Alamelu and Padmavati are consorts of Venkateswara. The BalajiTemple at Jamalpuram in Khammam District has both Alamelu and Padmavati as two distinct consorts.
Goddess Alamelu is also known as Alamelu Manga.

How to apply for Amarnath Yatra in 2013?

Devotees can apply for Amarnath Yatra from March 18, 2013. Below are the details for applying for the yatra in 2013. The annual Amarnath Yatra to the renowned cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir attracts thousands of people. The cave shrine is noted for the formation of a natural Shiva Lingam. The natural ‘ice lingam’ is formed by the ice droplets from the rooftop of the vast cave.

Amarnath Yatra in 2013 will commence from June 28, 2013 and will end on August 21, 2013.


All Indian citizens aged between 13 and 75 can participate in the Amarnath Yatra in 2013.
You need to apply through prescribed form to banks (Registration centers) deputed for the purpose by the Amarnath Yatra Shrine Board. There is a provision to select the individual Yatra dates in the application form.
You will also need to submit separate compulsory health certificate.
Yatra Application form - You can find the application form for the Amarnath Yatra here at the official website of the Amarnath Shrine – ApplicationForm f…

Mirage looks like water similarly an enemy can look like a friend – Chanakya

From the crow one should learn five things: sex in secrecy, secret action, catch in time, unruffled behavior and distrust of everyone.
Just as a pigeon which has live on the holy fig tree is a source of constant danger to the silk cotton tree, so a person who has come after living with the enemy is a source of constant danger.
The mirage looks like water. An enemy can look like a friend.
The enemy can be defeated by a combination of good people. Chanakya

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 28, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 28, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 1:11 AM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 11:44 PM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 2:24 AM on February 28. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Magh Krishna Paksha Tritiya or the third day during dark phase of moon in the Magh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Tritiya or the third day during dark phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars foll…