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Varadaraja – About Varadaraja Manifestation of Hindu God Vishnu

Varadaraja is one among the different manifestation of Hindu God Vishnu and this form is widely worshipped in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Legend has it that Brahma conducted a yajna at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu and at the end of the yajna Vishnu appeared and gave a boon. As He gave boon and blessings here, Vishnu came to be known as Varadaraja – one who grants boons.
Varadaraja is also known as Perarulalan, Devadhirajan, Deva Perumal and Varadarajan.
The most popular temple dedicated to this manifestation of the Vishnu is the VaradarajaTemple at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. Here the murti of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu is in standing posture and faces west.
Consort of Varadaraja is Perundevi Thayar (Goddess Lakshmi).
Brahma, Aadi Sesha, Sage Brigu, Sage Narada and Gajendra are usually worshipped in temples dedicated to Varadaraja Perumal.

Live Darshan from Harsiddhi Mata Temple in Ujjain

HarsiddhiMataTemple in Ujjain is a popular shrine dedicated to Harsiddhi Mataji. The temple is now offering live darshan. The live streaming is available from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily.
Harsidhhi Mata is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is more closely associated with Goddess Amba. Legend has it that Sri Krishna offered prayers to Harsidhhi Mata and asked for help in defeating Jarasandha. This is a benign and kind form of Goddess Shakti.

You can watch the live darshan here – Ujjain Harsiddhi Mata Live Darshan

Phagu Dasami 2018 Date

Phagu Dasami marks the beginning of the Dol Purnima Holi festival in Orissa. Phagu Dasami 2018 Date is February 25. It is observed six days before the Purnima day (full moon day) in Falgun month as per traditional Oriya calendar. Dol Purnima, also known as Dolyatra or Doljatra, is the Holi festival in Orissa and is observed for more than 10 days. Dol Poornima is on March 1.

The festival celebrates the eternal love of Lord Krishna and Radha. From Phagu Dasami to Dol Purnima, the murtis of Lord Krishna and Radha are placed in swing and worshipped. The six-day festival is held in homes, temples and by spiritual organizations.

The highlight of the festival is the smearing of the idols of Krishna and Radha with ‘abir’ or ‘gulal’ (colored powder).

The festival in some regions extends for more days and then it ends on the Panchu Dola day.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 6, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 6, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:54 AM on March 6. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 5:46 PM. Then onward it is Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi till 11:59 PM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sashti Fasting
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Phalgun Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Falgun month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsa…