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Story of Mahaprasad at Puri Jagannath Temple

Mahaprasad is the holy food that is offered at the PuriJagannathTemple in Orissa. The food which is ‘prasad’ becomes Mahaprasad after it is offered to Goddess Bimala. Here is the story of the Mahaprasad offered at the PuriJagannathTemple.
Bhagvan Sri Ram after returning to Ayodhya from exile praised the Tyaga (sacrifice) of Urmila, wife of Lakshman. He praised her for the supreme sacrifice – fourteen years she spent without her husband. He praised her for her steadfast devotion. He praised her for upholding moral values and for not creating tantrums. 
Bhagvan Sri Ram wanted to install a throne for Urmila in Ayodhya. He wanted her to sit with Him, Mata Sita and Lakshman in the Palace.
A humble Urmila with folded hands told Sri Ram that she had no desire for any throne and she only be given the opportunity to serve Him.
Moved by the piety and modesty of Urmila, Bhagvan asked her to ask any boon she wanted.
Urmila stunned everyone when she asked as boon that she should not be worshipped…

The True Thought – Quotes from Hindu Scriptures

Those who do not know this entire world as consciousness in reality see it as material and drift in the ocean of delusion. (Vishnu Purana, 1.4.40)

This is to be attained through the mind indeed, there is no diversity here whatsoever; he who sees as though there is difference here, goes from death to death. (Katha Upanishad, 2.1.11)
The individual soul, considering itself and the Controller as different, revolves in this great wheel of Brahman that is the sustenance of all and the place of dissolution of all. When (one’s Self is) adored (as identified) with him (God), (then) thereby one attains immortality. (Shvetashvatara Upanishad, 1.6)
If the heart’s knot of ignorance is totally destroyed, what natural cause can there be for inducing such a man to selfish action — the man who is averse to sense-pleasure? (Vivekachudamani, 423)

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 9, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:27 PM. 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 – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 10:38 AM. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi till 3:59 AM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Ashada Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month in calendars followed in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Sa…