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Udupi Sri Krishna Wallpapers

Below are Udupi Sri Krishna wallpapers based on the murti that is worshipped in the famous Udupi SriKrishnaTemple in Karnataka. The Wallpapers of the black stone murti of Sri Krishna are captivating.

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Lakshmi Mantra in Hindi – Download Goddess Lakshmi Mantra in Hindi Text

Lakshmi mantra is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth, peace, prosperity and auspiciousness. Lakshmi Mantra in Hindi give below contains eight mantras. You can download it them for free. Just right click and save the file.
The popular belief is that chanting of the Goddess Lakshmi mantra helps in the creation of wealth. The place where she resides will never be poor.

The mantra is chanted daily and during special occasions like Diwali Lakshmi Puja, Varalakshmi Puja etc

Chaturanga Sena Formation – Four fold Division of Army in ancient Hindu Tradition

Chaturanga Sena is the four fold division of army in ancient Hindu tradition. Chaturanga Sena consisted of chariots (ratha), elephants (gaja) and horses and infantry. This formation was widely used in wars in ancient India. It must be noted that in important wars mentioned in epics and Puranas, instead of Chaturanga Sena, Sadanga or six fold army fought wars many times.
Chariots that were part of the formation were normally driven by horses. In rare instances mules and bulls also were used for the purpose. The banner of the country was flown on the top of the chariots.
War elephants used to march head of the army and were used for clearing obstacles in the path of the army. Infantry used to be crushed by the rampaging elephants.
Cavalry was the third division of the Chaturanga Sena formation. Thousands of horses participated in each war and played an important role in the victory of the country.
Foot soldiers or infantry formed the fourth division of the army. They used weapons such…

Which Goddess is worshipped during Navratri?

Navratri is dedicated to various manifestations of Mother Goddess Shakti. But which Goddess is worshipped during Navratri? During Navratri Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati are worshipped. Nine forms of Durga known as Navadurga are worshipped on nine days in most regions in India.
The nine forms are Goddess Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Siddhadhatri.
In some regions, the first three days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Durga, next three to Lakshmi and the last three to Saraswati.
Goddess Saraswati is worshipped mainly in western and southern parts of India during Navrati.
The main theme of Navratri in all regions is the annihilation of demon Mahishasura by Goddess Durga. Various forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped on the eighth and ninth day of Navratri. This includes the ferocious forms of Goddess Chamunda and Goddess Kali.
On the ninth day small children are worshipped in a ritual known as Kanya Puj…

Siddhivinayak Tuesday Timings – Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai Tuesday Darshan Timings – Opening and Closing Time on Tuesday

On TuesdayMumbaiSiddhivinayakTemple opening and closing time is extended as Tuesday is dedicated to Ganesha. Detail darshan timings for Tuesday is given below:
The Temple opens at 3:15 AM on Tuesday The Temple closes at 12:30 AM on Wednesday
Temple is open from 3:15 AM to next day 12:30 AM (Wednesday early hours) Siddhivinayak Tuesday TimingsShree Darshan - The early morning darshan: 3.15 a.m. to 4.45 a.m. Kakad Aarti - The early morning prayer: 5.00 a.m. to 5.30 a.m. Shree Darshan - morning at 5.30 a. m. to afternoon 12.15 p.m. Naivedhya - afternoon at 12.15 p.m. to afternoon 12.30 p.m. Shree Darshan - afternoon at 12.30 p.m. to night 8.45 p.m. Aarti - Night Prayer :Night at 9.30 p.m. to night 10.00 p.m.
Shejaarti - The last Aarti of the day before bedtime : night 12.30 a. m. (The temple doors remain closed after shejaarti)

Hanuman and Lakshman Murti Porcelain figurine from Lladro – Limited Edition Hanuman and Lakshman Idol

Hanuman and Lakshman Murti in porcelain is from Lladro, a Spanish firm noted for high quality porcelain figurine. They are releasing a Limited Edition idol of Hanuman and Lakshman Murti during 2013. Hanuman and Lakshman Murti murtis are two separate pieces. Lladro has not mentioned a price of 360,000. It is a limited edition and only 1800 pieces are available.
Hanuman and Lakshman Murti is part of the scene – Ram Darbar – and  includes Ram and Sita which were released in 2011.
Lakshman is shown with his most outstanding attributes: helmet, bow and arrows. Hanuman has been depicted with a helmet as corresponds to his divine origin and in a posture of worshipping Rama.
Lladro had earlier released highly quality limited edition porcelain figurines like Goddess LakshmiRadha Krishna and Lord Krishna.
You may also like to read Shiva as Nataraja from Lladro Limited Edition New Ganesha Idols from Lladro – Dancing, Mridangam, Bansuri and Veena Ganesha

October 2013 – Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in October 2013

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in October 2013– based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also take help through the comment section on good dates for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc.

October 2, 2013 – Pradosh Vrat October 3 – Monthly Shivratri Vrat October 4 – Amavasya October 4, 2013 – Mahalaya Sarva Pitru Shradh Amavasya October 5 – Navratri Begins
October 5– Ashwin month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh
October 9 – Lalitha Panchami October 10 – Sashti Fasting – Durga Puja Shasti October 11 – Durga Puja Saptami, Saraswati Avahan October 12, 2013 – Durga Ashtami, Saraswati Puja, Mahanisha Puja October 13 – Mahanavami, Saraswati Visarjan – Navratri ends October 13 – Vijayadasami, Dasara October 13 – Shirdi Saibaba Punyatithi
October 14 – …

Live in the world like an ant – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Live in the world like an ant. The world contains a mixture of truth and untruth, sugar and sand. Be an ant and take the sugar.
Again, the world is a mixture of milk and water, the bliss of God-Consciousness and the pleasure of sense-enjoyment. Be a swan and drink the milk, leaving the water aside.
Live in the world like a waterfowl. The water clings to the bird, but the bird shakes it off.
Live in the world like a mudfish. The fish lives in the mud, but its skin is always bright and shiny.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

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Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 1, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 1, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the dark phase of moon till 3:20 AM on October 1. Then onward it is Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 12:37 PM. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 12:37 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pitru Paksha Shradh period – Dwadasi Shradh.
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Ashwin Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi orthe twelfth day during the dark phase of moon in Ashwin month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
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