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Akshaya Tadige 2018

Akshaya Tadige 2018 falls on the third day after new moon in the Hindu month of Vaishakha as per traditional Kannada Hindu calendar followed in Karnataka. Tadige means the third day of a fortnight. In 2018, the date of Akshaya Tadige is April 18. The word Akshaya means ‘that which never diminishes’ and the day is ideal for beginning new ventures as it is believed that all investments on this day appreciates.

The festival is widely observed as Akshaya Tritiya.
The Pujas Vishnu is worshipped on the day. People also conduct Lakshmi and Kubera puja.
Astrology and Investment As per Hindu astrology, every moment on the Akshaya Tadigeday is auspicious and there is no need to look for a ‘muhurat’ on the day. It is believed that the sun and the moon are most radiant and best placed on the day. Therefore it is one of the most popular dates in Hindu calendar for marriages, for beginning new ventures, for investing and for purchasing valuables like gold and diamond.
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Goddess Durga Aarti in Hindi in pdf – Durga Aarti Text in Hindi

This Goddess Durga Aarti in Hindi in pdf starts with the lines Jai Ambe Gauri Maiyya… It is a very popular prayer dedicated to Mother Goddess and is chanted morning and evening. It is also a popular prayer during the Chaitra Navaratri and Sharan Navratri.
Chanting this prayer is highly beneficial as it helps in improving concentration and helps in increasing confidence level.
Link – Goddess Durga Aarti in pdf

Vettakkorumakan – Son of Shiva and Goddess Parvati Worshipped in Kerala

Vettakkorumakan is a very popular deity worshiped mainly in northern parts of Kerala. Vettakkorumakan is the son of Shiva and Goddess Parvati – born when Shiva took the Kiratamurti form to test determination and perseverance of Arjuna in the Mahabharata.

Legend has it that Shiva and Goddess Parvati appeared before Arjuna as forest dwellers. Arjuna was blessed by Shiva with the Pashupata Astra. Shiva and Parvati then resided in the forest in the form of forest dwellers and Vettakkorumakan was born during this period.
Vettakkorumakan is also known as Kirata Sunu. The deity holds bow and arrow in one hand and the other hand holds a traditional Kerala weapon known as Churika – a short sword. The body tone is deep blue. He has a beard and wears yellow dress.
It must be noted that there is a wrong belief among many devotees that Vettakkorumakan is Shiva himself. Some people believe Vettakkorumakan to be Sastha.

Durga Ashtakam Prayer Text in Hindi – Durgashtakam Prayer in pdf format

Durga Ashtakam Mantra is dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga. You can download the Durgashtakam prayer in pdf format. The prayer helps a devotee to attain peace, prosperity and wealth. Durga Ashtakam can be chanted by men and women and the mantra text in Hindi is given below. The mantra can be chanted on all days. It is widely chanted during Navratri festival and other important dates associated with Goddess Durga.

Durga Ashtakam is a rare mantra which is believed to help in improving concentration and self realization.
The Hindi text of the mantra can be downloaded in pdf format here.

Bangaru Tirupati Temple Timings

Bangaru Tirupati Temple Timings is given in detail below. BangaruTirupatiTemple is dedicated to Balaji and is also known as ShreeVenkataramanaSwamyTemple. The temple timings are:

BangaruTirupatiTemple Daily Opening and Closing Time:
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
During Brahmothsava 4:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Dhanurmasa (mid December to mid January)
4:00 AM to 7:00 PM 

Contact Address: Executive Officer (Peshkar),
Bangaru Thirupathi,
Bangarpet Taluk,
Kolar District.
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Online Live Darshan Omkareshwar Temple in Madhya Pradesh

OmkareshwarTemple located in Madhya Pradesh is dedicated to Mahadev Shiva and it is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples. The temple management is currently offering live darshan online. The OmkareshwarTemple live web streaming is available when the temple is open.
OmkareshwarTemple is located on the MandhataIsland which is surrounded by the NarmadaRiver.
Link – You can have live darshan of Omkareshwar Jyotrilinga here at the official website.

Our prime error is that happiness depends upon objects – Swami Chidananda

Desire and want which arise from the prime delusion, destroy all peace of mind. In a mind devoid of peace how can there be happiness?

It is in a calm tranquil state of mind alone that happiness arises, for essentially true happiness is your inward spiritual state.
Only when there is pace and serenity in the mind and intellect, the inner happiness makes itself felt.
The robber of your peace and serenity is the sense of want and desire which arise out of your prime error that happiness depends upon objects.
Swami Chidananda Saraswati (1916 – 2008) was the president of the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh – associated with the Swami Sivananda Ashram