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Nava Durga Kavach – Navdurga Shakti Kavach

Nava Durga Kavach is based on the nine forms of Durga – Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Sidharatri. The kavach of nine goddesses combine to form the Navdurga Shakti Kavach.

It is believed that by wearing the Navdurga Kavach a person gets protection of the nine forms of the Goddess.
A person will be blessed with prosperity and wisdom after wearing the kavach.
The kavach is available in the form of a locket and can be worn around the neck.
This Navdurga Shakti Kavach is associated with Shakti cult and is very popular with Hindu communities in most parts of India.

Badrinath Accommodation – Badrinath Temple Government Tourist Home Accommodation Phone Number

Pilgrims visiting BadrinathTemple are provided accommodation by the Shri Badarinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee Rest House; government tourist guest house and in hotels. Below are the details of Badrinath Accommodation with phone numbers.

Shri Badarinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee Rest House; Phone number is 01381 222204. This rest house has 183 rooms.

GMVN Tourist Rest house Devlok Phone - 01381 222338. This rest house has 20 rooms.

GMVN Tourist Rest house. This guest house has 500 beds dormitory.

Hotel Narayan palace / Radhesyam Group. Phone number is01381 222381 has 25 rooms.

Shubh Muhurat in June 2013 – Auspicious days in June 2013 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang

Shubh Muhurat or auspicious days in June 2013 a Hindu calendar is based on astrological calculations and the period of Shubh Muhurt varies from country to country and even within regions in India. The Shubh Muhurats below are based on Panchangs followed in western parts of India and is meant to give an idea regarding auspicious days in June 2013.

Shubh Muhurat June 2013 – June 1, 4, 10, 11, 13, 18, 19, 27, 28 and 30 are good dates.
Dates to be avoided in June 2013 – June 6, 7, 8, 9, 17, 20, 21, 22 and 25.

Website Dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore's Complete Works in Bengali and English

Website dedicated to the complete literary works of Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali and English is titled Bichitra Tagore Online Variorum. The work is sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Government of India and was created by School of Cultural Texts and Records, JadavpurUniversity in collaboration with Rabindra-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati.
The website includes digital images of all available manuscripts of Tagore as also important print versions. It runs into 47,520 pages of manuscripts and 91,637 pages of printed books and journals.
The website has not included most letters, speeches, textbooks and translations (except Tagore's translations from his own Bengali).
Link – You can visit the website here

Teachings on Brahman in Upanishads

God the term we daily use is known as Brahman in Upanishads. Below are few teachings on Brahman in Upanishads

Brahman is existence, knowledge, absolute. (Taittriya Upanishad)
Brahman is in nature consciousness bliss. (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad)
Brahman is beyond sound, touch, form and taste. It is eternal, infinite, immortal and absolute. (Kathopanishad)
It is neither gross, nor subtle, nor short, nor long, nor colourful. (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad)
That which the mind cannot comprehend but without which the mind cannot contemplate upon anything at all, understand that to be Brahman. (Kenopanishad)
That which cannot be perceived with the eyes but by which the eyes are able to see, know That alone as Brahman. (Kenopanishad)
That which cannot be heard by the ear, but by which the ears are able to hear, know That as Brahman. (Kenopanishad)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 10, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 10, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 4:47 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 7:27 AM. Then onward it is Krithika or Karthigai or Karthika Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi till 1:59 PM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka1935 - Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Pratipa…