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Bhadarapada Ambaji Mela

Bhadarapada Ambaji Mela is helod on the Purnima, or Poonam day, in the month of Bhadrapada or Bhadra is of great importance at the Ambaji Temple in Gujarat.  Bhadarapada Ambaji Mela 2017 date is on September 6. 
AmbajiTemple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths (Temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti). A 4-day Mela is organized during the full moon day (Poornima) period in Bhadarapada month (August – September).
More than a million people travel to the AmbajiTemple on the day, majority of them on foot, carrying religious flags.
It is believed that the heart of Goddess Sati fell here, when her body was cut into pieces by Lord Vishnu to stop the intense tapas of Lord Shiva after Sati’s death.
There is no murti (idol) in the temple and Goddess Ambika is represented by a triangular Vishwa Yantra, inscribed with figures and the syllable ‘Shree’ in the center.

You can read more about Gujarat Ambaji Temple and about Bhadarvi Poonam Festival in this article.

Bhagavad Gita on Egoism

Teachings from Gita on Egoism

All actions are performed, in all cases, merely by the Gunas (Qualities-in-Nature). He, whose mind is deluded by egoism, thinks "I am the doer. (3.27)
He who hates no creature, who is friendly and compassionate to all, who is free from attachment and egoism, balanced in pleasure and pain, and forgiving… Ever content, steady in meditation, self-controlled, possessed of firm conviction, with mind and intellect dedicated to Me, he, My devotee, is dear to me. (12.13 – 14)
Indifference to the objects of the sense, and also absence of egoism is knowledge (13.9)
Given to egoism, power, haughtiness, lust and anger, these malicious people hate Me in their own bodies, and in those of others. (16.18)
Having abandoned egoism, power, arrogance, desire, anger and aggrandisement, and freed from the notion of 'mine, ' and so peaceful --- he is fit to become Brahman. (18.53)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 13, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 13, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:24 PM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Pooram or Purvaphalguni Nakshatra till 5:18 PM. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi 11:26 PM. Then onward it is Kanya Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Ashada Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth 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 Samvatsar/ Sh…