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Goddess Nilakanthi

Goddess Nilakanthi is one among the numerous manifestations of Goddess Durga. She is counted one among the nine durgas in the Agamas. Goddess Nilakanthi is the bestower of wealth and happiness to her devotees.
Goddess Nilakanthi is depicted as having four arms. She holds trishul, khetaka and a drinking vessel. One of her hands is in Varada pose.
There are no known temples where Goddess Nilakanthi is exclusively worshipped. She is worshipped as subsidiary deity in temples in South India.
It is also difficult to recognize Her Murti as she is considered as Durga in many temples. The name Nilakanthi will not be mentioned near the murti.

Story by Mata Amritanandamayi – What brings success in life is our ability to face any situation with equanimity

Story by Mata Amritanandamayi that explains who success in life is brought by our ability to face any situation with equanimity.

A flight to New York, scheduled to leave at 10 o’clock, was ready to take off at an airport. The passengers were feeling impatient while waiting in line to board the plane. Suddenly an announcement was made that the flight to New York was cancelled due to an aircraft malfunction. Passengers were asked to accept the inconvenience. There was a big commotion among the passengers on hearing this announcement. In the midst of this commotion, a businessman went up to the counter and lost his temper, “Do you know that I will lose millions of dollars in business if I do not get to my meeting on time tomorrow? Who will compensate for my loss? I am going to sue you and your airlines for a huge amount of money for all the losses I will incur. I will see you in court,” he thundered.

The person at the counter began explaining with humility, “Sir, excuse us.” “No, no,” …

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 13, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami and Navami Tithi or the eighth and ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:37 AM on September 13. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 4:36 AM. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishchika Rasi till 4:36 AM. Then onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Radha Ashtami
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Ashtami and Navami Tithi orthe eighth and ninth day during the waxing phase of moon  in Bhadrapad month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chha…