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Guha – Story of Guha in the Ramayana

Guha is the name of the hunter-chieftain who helps Sri Ram during his exile. His story is found in Ayodhya Khanda of Ramayana. Guha is a prime example of humility, reverence and friendship. He resided and ruled from Sringiberapura on the banks of Ganga. Bhagvan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman visited Guha during Sri Ram’s 14 year exile.
Guha received Sri Ram warmly and offered fruits and roots.
Guha and Lakshman talk during night while guarding against enemies. Both exchange their fears and Lakshman also predicts something bad will happen in Ayodhya due to Sri Ram leaving the capital.
Next day Guha ferries Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman across the Ganga.
Guha also helped Bharata who came in search of Sri Ram.
When Sri Ram returned victorious to Ayodhya from Lanka, He sent Hanuman to inform of his return and to invite Guha to Ayodhya.

Nagercoil Nagaraja Temple Timings - Puja and Opening and Closing Time of Nagercoil Nagaraja Temple

NagercoilNagarajaTemple is a unique temple dedicated to nagas or snakes or serpents. The temple opening and closing time are similar to other temples in the region. As the temple is dedicated to nagas special rituals are performing during the day time. The detail temple timing is given below:
The temple timing is extended during festivals and auspicious dates. It must be also noted that during Grahan (eclipse days) the temple might remain closed for a major part of the day.
The morning darshan time is from 4:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening Darshan time is from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Special pujas are performed during Ayiliyam or Aslesha Nakshatra.
The temple timing is extended during festivals and auspicious dates. It must be also noted that during Grahan (eclipse days) the temple might remain closed for a major part of the day.

Contact Details of Nagercoil Nagaraja Temple – Address and Phone Number of Nagercoil Nagaraja Temple

NagarajaTemple is located at Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu and is a famous temple dedicated to Nagas or Snakes in the region. The contact details including address and phone number is given below. Believed to have been built during the 10th century AD, the temple follows both Vaishnava and Shaiva tradition.
Contact Address Executive Officer Sri Nagarajaswami temple, Nagercoil – 629 001, Kanyakumari district Tamil Nadu
Phone Number 04652- 232420, 9443992216

NagarajaTemple is located in the heart of Nagercoil town and is a kilometre from the important bus station.

Parashurama Jayanti – Parasuram Jayanthi

Parashurama, or Parashuram, is the sixth incarnation of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. In 2018, the date of Parashurama Jayanti is April 18. In some calendars, it is marked on April 17. The aim of the Parasurama Avtar was to annihilate those Kshattriyas (the warrior class) that had strayed from the path of Dharma and oppressed people and destroyed Mother Nature. Parashurama Jayanti is celebrated on the day when Srihari Vishnu is believed to have arrived on earth as Parashurama – the axe wielding Rama. The day is also observed as the Akshaya Tritiya day.

It is believed that Parashurama was born as the son of Sage Jamadagni and Renuka on the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaisakha month (April – May). Exploits of Parashuram are mentioned in Mahabharat, Ramayana and the Puranas. It is said that this avatar of Vishnu killed 21 generations of Kshattriyas.

Symbolically, Parashuram represents that stage in human evolution when human beings were forest dwellers.

Parashuram is credited…

Hanuman Murti Created Using 26,500 bells – Watch the Making of the Murti

Hanuman Murti using 26,500 bells was created by Charuvi Design Labs. This awe-inspiring giant Hanuman Murti was made to promote their animated film Shri Hanuman Chalisa. The wonderful aspect of this unique creation is that when one touches the feet of hanuman the bells start chiming and the murti seems to be coming alive.
It took 48 hours to complete the murti.
You can watch the making of the Hanuman murti on Youtube.

Significance of Bells in Hinduism

All our fears are our own shadows – A Story

A thirsty dog came to a river bank. When it bent down and saw the waters of the river, another dog was seen inside the waters. He was afraid.
When he barked at the second one, the latter could be seen barking in return. The dog was very thirsty. Its thirst was so torturing. So after hesitating again and again and shaking with terror it had to jump into the river in spite of its fear.
The moment it plunged into the river, the second dog disappeared and it was not seen.
After all, the second dog was its own image – a shadow. It never existed. All our fears are our own shadows. Jump into the infinite and the duality will disappear.
SourceA Quintessence of Uddhava Gita – Swami Shantananda Puri

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 21, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 21, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 4:45 AM on April 21. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 6:17 PM. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 11:52 PM. Then onward it is Makar Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh 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/ S…