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Bhauma – About God Bhauma in Hindu Religion

Bhauma or Mangal or Mars is a popular deity in Hindu Religion and is one among the Navgrahas. He is also known as Angarak. Bhauma is represented as either seated on a goat or on a throne or on a golden chariot drawn by eight horses.
The color of Bhauma is red – it should be like fire.
This planetary deity has four arms. One of the right hands is in Varada or Abhaya posture. The other arms carry weapon Shakti, Gada and Shoola.
Flowers offered are red in color.  Cloth offered is also red in color.
The Pradosh observed on Tuesday or Mangalwar is known as Bhauma Pradosh. The belief is that those having trouble in horoscope related to Mangal Grah will get relief by observing Pradosh Vrat dedicated to Shiva on the day.

Bada Ganapati Temple in Ujjain Receives Rakhi during Raksha Bandhan

Devotees sent Rakhi from India and around the world to Bada Ganapati worshipped in the famous Bada Ganapati Temple in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. The belief is that Shiva and Goddess Parvati are the father and mother of the universe and their son Ganesha is the brother of all women.
Devotees sent huge number of Rakhis which are tied on the murti of Ganesha worshipped in the temple. Some devotees also offer rakhis made of gold and silver.

One of the Biggest Ganesh Murti (idol) worshipped in a temple is found at Bada Ganapati Temple.

Jayageeshyeshwar Shiva – Story of Jayageeshyeshwar Shivling

Story of Jayageeshyeshwar Shiva is associated with a sage named Jayageesh. Jayageeshyeshwar Shivling is located in Varanasi, India. Legend has it that once Shiva left Kashi and did not appear for very long period. Jayageesh Rishi performed intense austerities to bring back Shiva to Kashi.
Pleased with the devotion and austerities of Jayageesh Rishi, Shiva returned to Kashi.
On returning to Kashi, Shiva asked Nandi to carry a lotus flower to the Rishi. Saint Jayageesh had become very thin due to the intense austerities. He could not even walk properly.
As soon as Nandi touched the Sage with lotus flower, he became very active. He found new vigor and walked along with Nandi to the abode of Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
When he reached the abode of Shiva, he started singing in praise of Shiva and composed numerous mantras.
Shiva was pleased with devotion and granted Sage Jayageesh a boon.
As boon, Jayageesh Rishi asked Shiva to be present in the Shivling that he installed and worshipped t…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 21, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 21, 2013 (Today) – Purnima Tithi and Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or full moon day and first day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon till 7:30 AM on August 21. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 12:54 PM. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rasi till 1:32 AM. Then onward it is Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –  Raksha Bandhan in some parts of North India. Purnima. Gayatri Japam Ritual.
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Shravan Purnima Tithi and Bhadrapad Krishna Pratipada Tithi or full moon day in Shravan month and first day of the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar …