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Tiruvannamalai Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Time in Arunachaleswarar Temple at Thiruvannamalai

TiruvannamalaiTemple is dedicated to Shiva as Arunachaleswarar. Tiruvannamalai Temple Timings in detail is given below. The opening and closing time may vary depending on festival and auspicious days. During grahan (eclipse) period too temple might have change in darshan time. TiruvannamalaiTemple Timings Opening time in morning is at 5:30 AM The temple closes in the noon at 11:30 AM
Opening time in the evening is at 5:00 PM The temple closes at night at 9:00 PM
Time of the six important pujas in the temple: Ukshakala Pooja – 5:30 AM Kala Shanthi Pooja – 8:30 AM Uchikala Pooja – 11:30 AM Sayaratchai Pooja – 5:30 PM Irandam Kala Pooja – 7:30 PM Arthajama Pooja – 9:00 PM

Chintpurni Temple – Chinnamastika Temple at Chintpurni in Himachal Pradesh

ChintpurniTemple is dedicated to Goddess Chinnamastika Devi and is located at Chintpurni in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is located at an altitude of 940 meter atop the topmost mountain in the Sola Singhi Dhar in Una District. The temple is around 4 km from Bharwai village. Bharwai is located on the Hoshiarpur – DharmashalaVillage.
The murti of Chintpurni Devi in the temple is covered by flowers and red color clothes. The only visible part is the two eyes.
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Chinnamastika – the popular name of Chintpurni. She is propitiated by devotees to attain self realization. She is depicted as holding her own severed head. The severed head and two yoginis are depicted as drinking the blood that is spurting out.
Symbolically, the depiction of Chinnamastika suggests the non attachment of body and the self realization of the Supreme Self which is beyond the body.  Legend of ChintpurniTempleTemple It is widely believed that Pandit Mai Dass, an ardent devotee of Goddes…

Choth Mata Mandir - Choth Mata Temple at Barwada Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan

Choth Mata Mandir is located at Choth ka Barwada in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Choth Mata. ChothMataTemple also houses a murti of Hindu God Ganesh. The mandir in Barwada atop a hill is located around 180 km from Jaipur. The temple is located around 25 km from Sawai Madhopur.
The original temple is believed to have been built in 1394 AD. Shri Bhim Singhji Chauhan the ruler of the region had a dream of Goddess Choth Mataji and she guided him to build a temple in the region. He then built a temple on the highest mountain of the AravaliRanges. Later a murti of Ganesha was installed in the vicinity of the temple.
The Goddess Choth Mataji murti worshipped in the temple sits on a lion. The murti is made of white marble. There is also a murti of Bhairava in the sanctum sanctorum.
One has to climb nearly 700 steps to reach the temple. The double storied temple has a verandah and is typical Rajasthani Mandir.
The most important festivals in the temples are…

Suvachanani – Teachings from Hindu Holy Books

It is not a home without a lady, with a lady a house is called a home.
The procrastinator perishes.
Violence should be defeated with peace.
Non-violence is the greatest righteousness.
You cannot cure fools. Brains are not injected.

For able people nothing is too difficult. For industrious people nothing is inaccessible. For the learned people no land is foreign land. For agreeable nobody is a foreigner.

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 13, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the light phase of moon till 1:36 PM on October 13. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 7:38 AM. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Navratri ninth day. Durga Puja Navami. Mahanavami. Vijayadasami. Dasara.
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi orthe ninth day during the waxing 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.