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About Yoga Narasimha Form – Yoga Narasimha

One of the most popular murtis of Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu is from the Chola period and is called Yoga Narasimha. This Narasimha murti has his front arms relaxed in meditation, his rear arms bearing the chakra and conch and around his tautly crossed legs is a yogapatta or yoga strap. The yogapatta or yoga strap is widely used today by those practising Yoga.
It is believed that in the Yoga Narasimha form, Vishnu taught his ardent devotee Prahalada some yogic exercises. It is believed that those who worships the Yoga Narasimha would secure mental peace and tranquillity. This form of Narasimha is also referred as Yogananda.
This form is also one of the rare peaceful murti forms of Narasimha.
This murti also explains the divine origin of Yoga.

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Jaya Nama Samvatsara Panchangam in Kannada and Telugu March 2014 to March 2015

Jaya Nama Samvatsara begins on March 31, 2014 and ends on March 20, 2014and is the name of the current year 1936 as per traditional Panchangam and calendar followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Below you can download Jaya Nama Samvatsara Panchanga in English, Telugu and Kannada.
Link - Jaya Nama Samvatsara Panchangam in English
Link - Jaya Nama Samvatsara Panchangam in Kannada
Link - Jaya Nama Samvatsara Panchangam in Telugu

Holy Yamuna River More Polluted after Spending 6,500 crore Rupees

HolyYamunaRiver is one of holiest rivers in Hinduism and is associated with the leelas of Sri Krishna. TodayHolyYamunaRiver is more toxic than any other time in the history. This is after spending crores of rupees in cleaning up Yamuna. Read about the sad state of Yamuna River here at The Telegraph  The growth in Delhi’s population to 22 million and the rise of illegal slums has led to a great increase in human waste and rubbish, much of which is dumped in the river. More than 400 million gallons of sewage enters the river from Delhi’s drains without passing through the city’s treatment plants.  Human ashes, leather tanning chemicals, pesticides and painted religious idols all add to the toxicity.  Its black, foaming water has been compared to the Thames during the Great Stink of 1858 and has long been an embarrassment to the Indian government. More than £600 million has been spent on sewage treatment plants, toilets, waste pipes and plans have been drawn up to transform it from a lar…

Success will come to the person who practices – B K S Iyengar

Yoga practice gives us the tools for cleansing, toning, and ordering the organism into a harmonious whole.
Asana is nothing unless it leads you to the seat of your soul.
Success will come to the person who practices.
Yoga is a light which once lit never dims, better your practice brighter the flame.
Nothing can be forced; receptivity is everything.
Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.

B K S Iyengar - Renowned Yoga Guru

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Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 27, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 27, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi and Dwadasi Tithi or the eleventh and twelfth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon till 8:24 AM on March 27. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 6:53 AM. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 6:05 PM. Then onward it is Kumbha Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –  Ekadasi Fasting.
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Vikram Samvant 2070 – Chaitra Krishna Paksha Ekadasi and Dwadasi Tithi or the eleventh and twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himacha…