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Sakshi Gopal – Story of Sakshi Gopala Manifestation of Sri Krishna

Sakshi Gopal Temple is dedicated to Sri Krishna and is located about 16 km from Puri. Sakshi means ‘witness’; and in the story of the Sakshi Gopala manifestation, Sri Krishna is the witness. Legend has it that a rich old man was on a pilgrimage with his young caretaker. While on the pilgrimage, the old man promised the young man that he will give his daughter in marriage to him.
After the successful completion of the pilgrimage, the old man did not keep his promise.
The young man complained to the village council. The council asked him to produce his witness.
The old man had made the promise at the GopalaKrishnaTemple at Vrindavan.
So the young man went again to Vrindavan and prayed to Sri Krishna to be his witness.
Sri Krishna agreed to be his witness but on one condition. He will follow the young man as Gopala Krishna to his village but the young man should not turn back to see whether He is following him or not.
However when the young man reached the village of Phulalasi, near Pur…

Virtual Tour of Batu Caves – View Pictures of Batu Caves and Temple in 360 degree

BatuCaves is one of the holiest places associated with Hindus in Malaysia. The biggest of the caves here houses a temple dedicated to Hindu God Muruga or Karthikeya or Subrahmaniya. You can now view the pictures of BatuCaves in 360 degrees in the virtual tour created by

LinkVirtual Tour of BatuCaves

Knowledge of Upanishads

How can the multiplicity of life delude the one who sees its unity? – Isha Upanishad
Om is the primordial throb of the universe. It is the sound form of Consciousness. - Maitri Upanishad
There is something beyond our mind which abides in silence within our mind. It is the supreme mystery beyond thought. – Maitri Upanishad
As pure water poured into pure water becomes the very same, so does the Self of the illumined become one with the Godhead. – Katha Upanishad
You are what your deep, driving desire is. – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
The world is the river of God, Flowing from him and flowing back to him. – Shvetashvatara Upanishad

What does Upanishad mean? – Meaning of the term Upanishads
Chandogya Upanishad on Highest Knowledge

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 3, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 3, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:51 PM on April 3. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 1:16 AM. Then onward it is Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 7:31 AM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana…