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Ice Shivling Made Out of Thin Air at Mankameshwar Paradeshwar Mahadev Temple in Valetva Village Near Ahmedabad

A three-foot Shivling made of thin air at Mankameshwar Paradeshwar Mahadev Temple in Valetva Village Near Ahmedabad is attracting both devotees and science enthusiasts. The Shivling has a diameter of 40 cm and can withstand an open environment as long as it is a soundproof environment. The temple is being seen as a replica of Amarnath Shivling by devotees. Times of India reports
The technology uses liquid nitrogen and ice and has been developed by Shreelal Jha of the department of physics at Sardar Patel University. Praful Patel (58), who was in the real estate business in London, says the shivling can stay in its frozen form for a long period.  "I have used an air-conditioning compressor for freezing the shivling uniformly. It attracts moisture from air and makes a uniform layer of white ice (translucent ice) on the ice shivling," says Jha.  "The settled ice is controlled from becoming transparent (hard ice) because if ice becomes transparent it will not look like Amarn…

What are the rules For Hartalika Teej fasting? - Hartalika Teej Vrat Rules

The rules for Hartalika Teej fasting is based on community and family tradition. Below are the important Hartalika Teej Vrat rules.

The fasting begins at sunrise.

The person fasting performs daily morning activities like bathing etc before sunrise.

It is a complete fast with some people not even drinking water.

The Hartalika Teej fast ends with the evening puja.

On the Hartalika Vrat day, the idol or picture or painting of Goddess Parvati is decorated with fresh clothes and a pandal (small puja house) is made from banana bark and leaves. Today, most people prefer to observe the vrat in their usual pooja rooms and do not bother to create a pandal.

A Shivling made from clay is placed along with Goddess Parvati.

Listening or reading stories of Goddess Parvati and Shiva is considered auspicious. Most people read the Hartalika Teej Vrat Katha.

Women dress up beautifully on the day by applying mehndi.

Green is the most preferred color.

Women form groups and involve in singing and playin…

It is easy to fall, but to climb up again takes time and effort – Swami Chinmayananda

A serious scare is always worth more to a teenager than any amount of advice.
It is easy to fall, but to climb up again takes time and effort.
Divine life is the product of patient activity in the right direction.
Everybody can make mistakes but few discover the courage to do the right thing when they discover their mistake.

The fall is not bad in itself, but to rise up each time you fall needs heroism. Swami Chinmayananda