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Story of Queen Kalavati and the Greatness of Shiva Panchakshari Mantra

Kalavati was the daughter of king of Kashi and she was spirituality inclined from childhood. The greatness of Shiva Panchakshari Mantra (Om Namah Shivaya) is explained through the life of Kalavati in the Shiva Purana.

Kalavati performed intense austerities. She was dedicated to the poor and needy. She led a pious and pure life. Impressed with her deeds, Sage Durvasa granted her the knowledge of Shiva Panchakshara Mantra.
After several years, the beautiful woman married Dasartha, King of Mathura. But the king could not approach Kalavati as he felt intense heat whenever he approached her.
The king told about this dilemma to Kalavati. She then informed him that the Shiva Panchakshari Mantra is protecting her from sinners.
To redeem the king from all his sins, Kalavati took him to Sage Garga. The holy saint asked the king to take bath in KalindiRiver.  When the king came out of the river, it is said that his sins flew away in the form of tiny birds.
The king was then able to approach Que…

Basavanagudi Anjayaneya Temple – Basavanagudi Hanuman Temple near Bangalore

BasavanagudiAnjayaneyaTemple, also known as Shri Karanji Anjaneya Swamy temple, is dedicated to Hanuman and is located in the busy area of Basavanagudi in Bangalore. The unique feature of the murti worshipped in the shrine is that it is of 18 feet and is carved out of single rock. The murti is more than 500 years old.

The murti at BasavanagudiAnjayaneyaTemple has extended his right leg forward and folded his both hands. In the folded hands there is choodamani.

BasavanagudiAnjayaneyaTemple Timings: 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Special days and festival days
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location – The temple is around 6 km from Kempegowda bus station. Ramakrishna Ashrama Bus stop, Gandhi Bazaar Bus stop and Gandhi Bazaar Taxi Stand Bus Stops are BMTC Bus Stops which are located in a radius of about one Km from the temple.
The most important offerings in the temple are Sahasranama, Panchamrutha Abhisheka, Pongal and Vahana Puja.

Vijaya Nama Samvatsara begins on April 11, 2013 – Vijayanama Year 1935

Vijaya Nama Samvatsara is the name of the Hindu lunar year which is from April 11, 2013 to March 30, 2014. Vijayanama is followed in calendars and Panchangams used in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. In Marathi, Kannada and Telugu Calendars the Shalivahan Saka Year 1935 begins on April 11, 2013.

Note - the current year in Tamil Nadu which begins on Chithirai 1 (April 14, 2013) is also known as Vijaya.

Vijaya Nama is the Sanskrit name of the current year. There are sixty years in a cycle. The present is Vijay Nama and is followed by Jaya Nama. The previous year was Nandhana.
Each year has lot of specialties and these are mentioned in the respective Panchangas. The predictions – whether Vijaya Nama is good or bad – is mentioned during the Panchanga Sravana which takes place on the Ugadi day.

Videos – Maharishi Channel 3 Online – Dedicated to Sharing News about Success of Vedic Programs

Maharishi Channel associated with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has got several dedicated video channels that spread the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Transcendental Meditation programme. Maharishi Channel 3 which is available online for free is dedicated to sharing news about success of various vedic programs conducted in several fields by people associated with Transcendental Meditation.

You can view Maharishi Channel 3 Online here for free.
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Kenopanishad Quotes

The eye does not go there, nor speech, nor mind. We do no know That. We do know how to instruct one about It. It is distinct from the known and above the unknown.

What speech cannot reveal but what reveals speech, know That alone as Brahman
What one cannot feel with the mind, but because of which they say that the mind feels know That alone as Brahman.
What cannot be seen by the eye but by which the eyes are able to see know That alone as Brahman.
He understands Brahman who comprehends It not; and understands It not who feel he has comprehended It.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 9, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 9, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:19 PM. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day.

Nakshatra – Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 8:04 PM.  Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Chaitra Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the 14th day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.