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Papanasini Dwadasi

Papanasini Dwadasi is observed when Pushya Nakshatra falls on the Dwadasi Tithi in Hindu lunar calendar during the waxing phase of moon. It is then also known as Jaya Dwadasi, Sukrata Dwadasi and also Pushya Nakshatra Yukt Mahadwadashi.
Such a combination is a very rare occurrence in a year in a Hindu Lunar Calendar.
The popular belief is that observing Papanasini Dwadasi is equal to observing 1000 ekadasis.
Papanasini Dwadasi is dedicated to Vishnu.

Angalamman – Hindu Goddess Angala Amman

Angalamman is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati. This manifestation of Mother Goddess is more popular in South India. This is a fierce form of Goddess Shakti and she is also a guardian deity in many villages. It is stated that Goddess Parvati took the form of Angala Amman to help Shiva rid of the Kapala that was following Him after He cut off the fifth head of Brahma.

Legend has it that Shiva took the form of Bhairava and cut off the fifth head of Brahma for being arrogant about His creation. Brahma had no remorse about the suffering that living beings had on earth.
But soon Shiva felt remorse and for redemption of the sin, Brahma asked Shiva to become a wandering ascetic (Bhikshatan) and beg for food in a skull.
As per the story of Angalamman, the fifth head started following Shiva. The head made his home in the arm of Shiva and started eating whatever Shiva received from begging.
Goddess Parvati decided to put an end to the Kapala. On advice of Vishnu, she prepared food for Shiva…

Huligemma Devi Temple in Karnataka

HuligemmaDeviTemple is located at Huligi near Hospet in Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti – Huligemma is an incarnation of Goddess Renuka Devi. The popular belief is that she appeared at Huligi before two of her ardent devotees name Nagajogi and Basavajogi.
Special pujas are held in the temple on Tuesdays, Fridays, Full moon day and on Amavasya day.
The most important festival is held from the first day to the 11th day of the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month (April – May).
HuligemmaDeviTemple Timing: The temple is open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

HuligemmaDeviTemple is around 15 km from Hospet; 25 km from Koppal and 75 km from Bellary.
Nearest railway stations are Huligi and Hospet.

Jharokha Darshan Planned at Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Currently a devotee can enter the sanctum sanctorum of the KashiVishwanathTemple and even touch the Shivling. But the number of devotees visiting the KashiVishwanathTemple have increased manifold and not all devotees are able to have a darshan in a day. So the temple management is planning to introduce Jharokha Darshan - allowing darshan of Shivling only from outside the doors of sanctum sanctorum.
Times of Indiareports  'Jharokha Darshan' of Kashi Vishwanath Temple (KVT) is emerging as the only solution to ensure that all the pilgrims queuing up for hours get an opportunity to pay obeisance to Lord Vishwanath.  If the KVT trust and administration would give consent to this proposal, it can be introduced on the occasion of Mahashivratri falling on March 10. "We have not finalised this decision as the issue is sensitive and concerns to faith, hence consent of authorities concerned is a must," said SSP AK Mishra. "Keeping the size and condition of sanctum sanctoru…

Vimala Thakar Quotes

To take a journey of a thousand miles, you have to begin with the first step from the place where you stand; the romantic description of the journey and the things the body sees on the way and the description of the scenery are of no use unless you lift your foot and take the first step.
Friendship inspires and enriches the life of those who come together…
Humility is the eternal fountain of energy.
You are the prison-house, you are the prisoner and you are the one who imprisons yourself…
Relationship is a mirror into which your inner being gets reflected…
Vimala Thakar (1921 – 2009) – Spiritual Teacher

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 7, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 7, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:13 AM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 4:01 PM on March 7. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 9:40 PM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti.
Magh Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during dark phase of moon in the Magh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during dark phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya P…