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Bangaru Tirupati – Bangaru Tirupathi Temple at Guttahalli in Karnataka

Bangaru Tirupati, also known as ShriVenkataramanaSwamyTemple, is located at Guttahalli in Karnataka and is dedicated to Lord Balaji. This VenkateswaraTemple is one of the 108 Tirupathis in India. The temple is located around 25 km from Kolar and 100 km from Bangalore. The temple is visited by devotees who are unable to visit TirumalaTirupatiBalajiTemple.

The legend associated with the Bangaru Thirupathi temple suggests that the place of temple is where Bhrgu Rishi performed penance and intense austerities. Bhrgu Rishi had kicked Vishnu in anger and Goddess Lakshmi had left Vishnu for tolerating the insult of Bhrgu Rishi.
Bhrigu Rishi who later repented his action performed austerities at Bangaru Tiruapti. Srihari Vishnu is worshipped here as Ekanta Srinivasa – one without consort Lakshmi.
The murti of Bajaji is viewed through a small window and is called netra darshana. The belief is that darshan of lord through this small window helps in attaining moksha.
The Brahmotsava (important…

Aani Masam 2017 – Tamil Aani Month in 2017 in Tamil Calendar

Aani Masam is the third month in a traditional Tamil calendar. In 2016, Aani Month begins on June 15, 2017 and ends on July 15. The most important and auspicious day in the month is the Aani Uthiram (June 30, 2017).
Ekadasi dates in Aani Masam are on June 20 and July 4

Shiva Pradosham dates are on June 21 and July 6.

Sashti Muruga Fasting is on June 29.

Aani Pournami or full moon day is on July 9

Aani Ammavasi is on June 24.

Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on July 12. (Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi)

The next month in Tamil Calendar is the Aadi Month.

Teachings on Self Control from Gita

Teachings on Self Control from Bhagavad Gita
Serenity of mind, good-heartedness, silence, self-control, purity of nature --- these together are called the mental austerity. (17.16)
Undoubtedly, O mighty-armed one, the mind is difficult to control and is restless; but, by practice, O Son of Kunti, and by dispassion, it is restrained. (6.35)
From whatever cause the restless and the unsteady mind wanders away, from that let him restrain it, and bring it back under the control of the Self alone. (6.26)
The turbulent senses, O son of Kunti, do violently carry away the mind of a wise-man, though he be striving (to control them) . (2.60)
Having restrained them all, he should sit steadfast, intent on Me; his Wisdom is steady, whose senses are under control. (2.61)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 11, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 11, 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 Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon 6:16 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Krithika or Karthigai or Karthika Nakshatra till 9:34 AM. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – 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 Pratipada Ti…