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Goddess Bandi Devi

Goddess Bandi Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti and information about her is found in the Kashi Khand of the Skanda Purana. She is worshipped in murti form in a temple in Varanasi located near the Dasaswamedh Ghat. Bandi Path is a popular prayer dedicated to the Goddess.
The popular belief is that offering prayers to Goddess Bandi will help childless couples in getting children. She also blesses devotees with prosperity.
She is known as the giver of children and protector from hardships.
Tuesday is the day associated with Goddess Bandi Devi.

It must be noted that in prayers associated with Goddess Bandi she is equated with Goddess Durga. 
Her story is similar to that of Goddess Durga fighting various demons that ends with the annihilation of Mahishasura.

Video – Yogi vs Bhogi - Scientific Spiritual solutions to corruption, female foeticide and AIDS

Yogi vs Bhogi is a 3 film DVD along with 7 bhajans and booklet. The film is based on the teachings of Yogi Protoplasm has been made through Vandana Khaitan. The film is like a dialogue between Yogi and Bhogi. The Yogi in the film presents scientific spiritual solutions to 3 burning issues- corruption, female foeticide and AIDS. 

You can find know more about Yogi vs Bhogi here.

Lessons from Bhagavad Gita

Heat and cold, and pleasure and pain arise from the contact of sense organs. They come and go, being impermanent. Bear with them patiently. (Bhagavad Gita, 2.14)
He who is able to withstand even while alive the agitation caused by lust and anger — he is the self-controlled one and he is the happy man. (Bhagavad Gita, 5.23)
One should uplift one’s lower self by the higher self. One should not demean or downgrade oneself. For the self is verily one’s friend and one’s enemy. (Bhagavad Gita, 6.5)
To him who has conquered his lower self by his higher self, the self acts like a friend. But to him who has not conquered his lower self, the self is always hostile and functions like an enemy. (Gita, 6.6)

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 13, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:10 AM on December 13. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 6:03 PM. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting – Mokshada Ekadasi - Gita Jayanti
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing 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 – Margashirsh…