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Attukal Pongala Live in 2017 – Watch Online Live Webcasting from Attukal Temple Trivandrum in 2017

Attukal Pongala Festival 2017 will be aired live online from 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 11,2017. You can watch it online for free. Guinness World Records have certified it as the largest annual gathering of women in the world in which more than 2 million women participate.

Time of live webcasting by the temple website:
Attukal Pongala - March 11, 2017 – Morning 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM Noon and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
You need to have the Unreal Media Player 5 plugin installed in your browser to view the Pongala live.
Link – View Attukal Pongala Live here.
You can also watch the live telecast here.

Live online on Janam TV
Live online at Asianet News Channel.

Gold Shivling – Merits of Worshipping Golden Shivling

Shivling made of gold is worshipped in homes and in temples and sacred places. The merits of worshiping Golden Shivling are mentioned in the Shiva Purana. The popular belief is that by offering prayers to golden Shivling one will be blessed with wealth. It is also worshipped for attaining good harvest.
It is also believed that the worship of Shivling made from gold will help in prosperity through attaining hidden treasure. Another merit is that the house will be blessed with constant supply of food grains.
The Shivling for the purpose should be made using pure gold – 24 carat. Imitations and those made using mixing of several metals are considered inferior.
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The material used to make Shivling does not matter. What matters is devotion and the urge to realize truth. Single minded focus on your work will lead you to success. Worship of Shivling helps in attaining single minded focus.

February 2014 – Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in February 2014

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in February 2014 – 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 in February 2014 for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc.
February 2, 2014 – Tilkund Chaturthi February 3, 2014 – Sri Ganesh Jayanti – Varad Chaturthi February 4 – Vasant Panchami – Saraswati Puja February 5 – Muruga Sashti Fasting - Shitala Sashti in Bengal February 6 – Ratha Saptami February 8 – Bhishma Ashtami February 10 – Ekadasi Fasting – Jaya Ekadasi February 11 – Bhishma Dwadashi February 12, 2014  – Pradosh Vrat fasting February 12, 2014  – Vishwakarma Jayanti in western parts of India February 13 – Guru Pushya Amrut in some calendars February 13 – Kumbha Masam begins in Malayalam calendar in Kerala February 13 – Maasi Masam bei…

Teachings from Book – God Lived with Them

Vedanta says that a knower of Brahman becomes fearless. Fear originates from duality. Because an illumined soul experiences the non-dual Brahman, he can never fear anyone.
After attaining Supreme Knowledge one cannot commit any evil deed. How can one who has realized God or attained knowledge through discrimination, renunciation, love, devotion, and purity, do mischief? Therefore, after attaining non-dual knowledge whatever a person does, it must be good.
Worldly means are of no avail to one who wants to attain the knowledge of God.
Bliss is inherent in human beings; therefore they cannot bear pain, for it is foreign to their true nature. However, grief plays a very important role in life. It makes people understand the impermanency of the world.
God Lived with Them: Life Stories of Sixteen Monastic Disciples of Ramakrishna - By Swami Chetanananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 1, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 1, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or second day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:25 AM on February 1. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:16 PM on Feb 1. Then onward it is Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatra till 1:11 PM. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 1:59 AM. Then onward it is Kumbha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Magh Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Magha month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Prades…

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