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Amareshwar Shiva – About God Amareshwar Manifestation of Shiva

Amareshwar is one among the numerous names of Shiva. Information about this form of Shiva is found in the Kashi Kandha of Skanda Purana. It is believed that the Amareshwar Shivling is a representation of the famous Amarnath Shivling. Those devotees who are unable to visit Amarnath can have of the darshan of Amareshwar Shiva and attain salvation.
The most important temple with Amareshwar Shivling is located in Varanasi. Another temple is located on the way to Ranthambhor National Park in Rajasthan.
It is believed that Nandi, the vehicle of Shiva, brought the Amareshwar Shivling to earth for devotees.
Worshipping this form of Shiva will help in removing fear of death.

As Amareshwar, Shiva is the one without death.

Treta Yuga Duration – What is the number of years of Treta Yuga?

Treta Yuga is the second of four yugas in Hinduism. The duration or number of years in Treta Yuga is calculated differently – one has to convert the years of devas into the years of the human beings.
The Duration of Treta Yuga is 1,269,000 human years.
Its duration is 3250 years of the Gods.
A year of the gods is equal to 360 years of human beings.
Thus the duration of Treta Yuga is 1.269 million years.

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Satya Yuga Duration in Hinduism

Satya Yuga Duration – What is the number of years of Satya Yuga?

Satya Yuga is the first of four yugas in Hinduism. The duration or number of years in Satya Yuga is calculated differently – one has to convert the years of devas into the years of the human beings.
The Duration of Satya Yuga is 1,728,000 human years.
Satya Yuga is the golden age.
Its duration is 4, 800 years of the Gods.
An year of the gods is equal to 360 years of human beings.
Thus the duration of Satya Yuga is 1.728 million years.

Amrit Siddhi Yoga in 2014 – Amrita Siddhi Yog Dates and Time in 2014

Amrit Siddhi Yoga is an auspicious period as per Hindu panchang and calendar, especially those followed in North India. Amrit Siddhi Yoga Dates and Time in 2014 is given below in detail for each month. Amrita Siddhi Yog occurs two or three times in a month. Amrit Siddhi Yoga is considered auspicious for all important ceremonies like house warming, opening of shops, booking of cars etc. It is also a good period for various investments. The below dates are based on Hindu Panchang and Calendar 2014 followed in India. Amrit Siddhi Yoga Dates and Time in 2014 From sunrise on January 13 to next day before sunrise From 12:33 PM on January 16 to next day before sunrise
From 11:15 AM on February 8 to next day before sunrise From sunrise to 2:50 PM on February 10 From sunrise to 10:33 PM on February 13
From 5:22 PM on March 4 to next day before sunrise From sunrise to 8:11 PM on March 8
From sunrise on April 1 to 12:59 AM on April 2 From 9:14 PM on April 13 to next day before sunrise From sun…

Sanskrit Education in Benaras Hindu University and the University of Pune

Benaras Hindu University (BHU) and the University of Pune are two the most important universities in India dedicated to Sanskrit Education. BenarasHinduUniversity is only university in India where both the traditional and modern systems of Sanskrit education exist. The Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit in the University of Pune is country’s oldest UGC centre of advanced study in Sanskrit.  Hindustan Times reports
The Faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnan (Faculty of SVDV) that grants the title of Shastri (equivalent to a BA), Acharya (equivalent to an MA) and Vidyavaridhi (equivalent to a PhD) is the traditional wing of Sanskrit Education in the BenarasHinduUniversityDepartment of Sanskrit in the Faculty of Arts which grants the routine BA, MA and PhD degrees is the modern wing of this university.
The Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit in the University of Pune also has a pronounced emphasis on a system of research that integrates the classical and contemporary aspects of the dis…

Significance of the ghee-filled coconut offered at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

One of the most important offering at the SabarimalaAyyappaTemple in Kerala is the ghee-filled coconut. The ghee taken in the coconut is poured on the idol and the coconut is thrown into the ‘homakundam’ in front of the temple.

Symbolically, the ‘ghee’ in the coconut represents the ‘soul.’ And the human body is represented by the coconut. After the arduous trek, when a devotee stands face to face with Lord Ayyappa – the ghee poured on the Lord symbolically represents the merging of the individual soul with the universal soul or the ‘Jivatma’ with ‘Paramatma.’

Finally, the empty coconut, which represents the body, is consumed by the fire in the ‘homakundam.’ Related How to do the Irumudi kettu? How to Observe Sabarimala Mandala Vratham? Five Important Temples Dedicated to Ayyappa in Kerala

A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada quotes

Since you are a living being, you must always have desires. If your desires are stopped, you become like a stone. So instead of trying to put an end to all desires, you should try to cleanse the diseased form of desire. That cleansing process is Krishna Consciousness (Bhakti).
All material activities, subtle or gross, are manifestations of various dreamlike desires. The dreamer is the factual living entity; but we say that the dream of this material world is not false – but temporary. 
Therefore the dreamer has to come to the real, eternal spiritual platform so that this flickering material dreams can be extinguished.
Pleasures and pains come and go in due course, they are not the reality. So why bother about them? If I feel pain, let me tolerate it and go about my business of serving Krishna.
Real happiness means to be relieved of suffering permanently, not for just a few moments. A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 18, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 18, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the dark phase of moon till 8:25 PM on November 18. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Krittika or Kartika Nakshatra till 12:46 PM. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 – Kartik Krishna Paksha …