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Kalighat Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Darshan Time at Kalighat Temple

Kalighat is an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Kali in Kolkata in West Bengal in India. Below is the detail Kalighat Temple Timings. It must be noted that during festival days and during important rituals there will be extend darshan. On these days the opening and closing time will not be the same as the usual days.
KalighatTemple Morning Darshan Time 5:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Kalighat TempleEvening Darshan Time 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Sandhya Aarti is from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Palash Tree Hinduism – Religious Significance of Palash Tree

Palash means having sacred leaves and is an important tree in Hinduism. As per Hindu belief, the tree originated from the fallen feathers of a falcon soaked in Somarasa – the drink and offering made to Devas in Vedas. The religious significance of the three starts with the trifoliate formation of the leaf – the middle part of the leaf represents Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu; Brahma on the left and Mahadev Shiva on the right.
Palash Tree, in scriptures, is also referred to as treasurer of the gods. In some text it symbolizes the moon as the moon shining through the flowers is a spectacular sight.
As per Hindu belief, the tree originated from the fallen feathers of a falcon soaked in Somarasa – the drink and offering made of Devas in Vedas.
In some regions the book red flowers of the Palash tree are offered to Goddess Kali. The flowers are offered instead of the blood of animals.
During Holi festival, the flowers of palash dried and mixed with dal powders are used to make colors.
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Shani Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi and English

Shani Gayatri Mantra is a powerful mantra dedicated to overcome Shani doshas – troubles in the horoscope due to the bad positioning of Shani Navgraha. Below is the Shani Gayatri Mantra text in Hindi and English. Chanting this mantra is highly beneficial to all those people who are having problems due to Sade Sati and the bad positioning of Shani the horoscope.
The mantra should be chanted on all Saturdays. Along with it a person should also visit HanumanTemple or temple with Navgrahas.
Shani Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi


Shani Gayatri Mantra Text in English


Seeing Ship in Dream – Sailing Ship in Dream – Meaning and Interpretation

Seeing ship, especially sailing ship, in dream is very common. Seeing Ship is also mentioned in Hindu texts that analyses and study dreams and pronounces its interpretation.
Seeing Ship in Dream is considered positive.
As per interpretation, such dreams suggest that the person will be traveling to foreign locations. It is an indication of improvement in career. Jobs abroad or the fulfillment of the desire to move to a new country.
It must be noted that majority of the dreams have no meaning as quite often what you see in dream is about a major incident that happened on the day.

Rahu Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi and English - Navgraha Rahu Gayatri Mantra

Rahu Gayatri Mantra is a powerful mantra ideal for those having troubles related to Rahu Navgraha in their horoscope. Below is the text of Rahu Gayatri Mantra in Hindi and English. The mantra can be chanted on all days in the evening. Chanting of it is considered highly meritorious.
The ideal way to chant mantra is to visit a temple having Navgraha murti. You can chant the mantra in the mind as many times you want.
Rahu Gayatri Mantra in Hindi

Rahu Gayatri Mantra in English


Bal Ganesha Murti Porcelain figurine from Lladro

Lladro is a world famous Spanish Company noted for high quality porcelain figurines. Lladro during the past couple of years had released idols or murtis of Hindu God Ganesha in various forms. Bal Ganesha is part of the series.
Lladro figurines are noted for its beauty, detailing and no compromise in materials used.


The Bal Ganesha murti is priced at Rupees 42,000/-
Lladro signature stores are there in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bangalore.
Most the Hindu murtis by Lladro are limited edition.

Teachings from Upanishads on Meditation on OM

He (Prajapati) meditated with regard to them (the worlds). From them, which were meditated on, issued Om. For instance, as all leaves are held together by (their) midribs, in this way all the words are joined together by Om.Om is indeed all these. Om is indeed all these.  (Chhandogya Upanishad, 2.23.3)
The intelligent know this world that is attainable by Rig mantras, the intermediate space achievable by the Yajur mantras, and that which is reached by the Sama mantras. The enlightened man attains that (threefold) world through Om alone; and through Om as an aid, he also reaches that Supreme (Reality), which is peaceful and beyond old age, death, and fear.  (Prashna Upanishad, 5.7)
That Supreme Being moves inside the heart of created beings possessing manifold forms. O Supreme, You are the sacrifice, You are the expression Vashat, You are Indra, You are Rudra, You are Brahma, You are Prajapati, You are That, You are the water in the rivers and the ocean, You are the sun, You are favor…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 16, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, May 16, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithior the second day during the waning phase of moon till 9:24 PM on May 16. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithior the third day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 6:06 AM. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta 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 Saka 1936 – Vaishakh Kr…