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Kailasanathar Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Time at Kailasanathar Temple in Kanchipuram

Dedicated to Hindu God Shiva, KanchipuramKailasanatharTemple is a very popular Shiva Shrine in South India. The opening and closing darshan time at the temple is given below in detail. The temple timings will be extended during special rituals and festivals. Also during Grahan or eclipse in Tamil Nadu, the temple will remain close for nearly 12 hours.
KailasanatharTemple Kanchipuram Timings
Morning Darshan Time 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Evening Darshan Time 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Extended time during Shivratri (February – March). Special pujas are observed on the Pradosham day during every fortnight.

Why is Durva Grass Offered to Ganesha? – Durva Grass and Ganapati

Durva Grass is one of the most popular offering to Ganesha. You can find stalls selling Durva Grass before important Ganapati temples. But why is Durva Grass offered to Ganesha? The offering has to do with the large stomach of Ganesh and his huge appetite.
Legend says that a demon named Anala had gained several boons through years of penance. He had even got the boon of immortality. Anala was also the son of Yama, the Hindu god of death.
People could no longer tolerate the destructive activities of the demon. Therefore, saints, humans and Devas approached Ganesh for a solution. He promised to help them.
But there was no way to annihilate Anala, so Ganesh simply had to eat him alive. Now this divine act caused numerous problems like heaviness and indigestion. To get relief from this constant problem, Ganesha eats Durva Grass.
Devotees therefore provide Durva grass to Ganesha in the form of offerings.
Today Durva grass is widely used in medicines meant to cure indigestion and other sto…

Ekadasi Jagran Prayers in Gujarati – Download Ekadasi Jagran Prayers in Pdf in Gujarati

Those that keep Ekadasi fast do not seep during the night. This is known as Jagran. Prayers dedicated to Vishnu are chanted by those people who observe the all night vigil. Ekadasi Jagran Prayers in Gujarati in pdf is provided by the Bhuj Mandir. You can download it for free.
The Ekadasi Jagran is strictly followed by many Hindu devotees. But today majority of the people skip the all night vigil due to various reasons.
But those people also can chant the prayers during the evening or morning prayers.
You can download Ekadasi Jagran Prayers in Gujarati in pdf here.

Balipitha in Hindu Temples – Importance of Bali Pitha

Balipitha are black granite stones that are found around the Hindu temple or around the sanctum sanctorum. The Bali Pitha is an important aspect a Hindu temple and they represent gods and goddesses – ten dikpalas and saptamatris. ‘Bali’ means offerings and ‘pitha’ means seat (here the granite stone)
Balipithas are installed at definite points in a temple. Offerings in the form of water, flowers, sesame seeds, cooked rice, etc are placed on them daily at specific time to accompaniment of traditional musical instruments and chanting of hymns.
The ten dikpalas that are represented in Balipitha are Ishana, Brahma, Indra, Agni, Yama, Nirti, Ananta, Varuna, Vayu and Soma. They are the protectors.
The seven Saptamatris that are represented in the Bali Pitha are Brahmi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varati, Indrani and Chamunda. They are the seven mothers.
Usually the Balipitha are lotus shaped stones but this is not followed in all temples.
The height of the Bali Pitha from its bottom sh…

Vijaya Vittala Internet Radio of Madhwa Community

Vijaya Vittala is a 24X7 Internet Radio of Madhwa Community. It airs programs associated with Vaishnavite tradition sticking to the teachings of Saint Madhavacharya. Majority of the programs are aired in Kannada and Telugu. There are also programs in English. The Vijaya Vittala Internet Radio is free and is also available on mobile.
You can listen to Vijaya Vittala Internet Radio of Madhwa Community here.

Holy Gita Quotes

Actions are not attached to Me, nor have I a desire for the results of action; he who knows Me thus is not bound by actions.
I am the Self, O Gudakesha, existing in the heart of all beings. I am the beginning, the middle and also the end of all beings.
The firmness that is accompanied by unwavering concentration, and by which one controls the activities of the mind, pranas and the senses—that firmness is of sattvic nature.
Since It is without beginning and without gunas (attributes), this immutable Paramatman does not act, nor does it get affected [by anything]though dwelling in a body.
I exist, sustaining this whole universe by a portion of Myself.
Bhagavad Gita