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Ekambaranathar Temple Timings at Kanchipuram – Opening and Closing Time of Kanchipuram Ekambaranathar Temple

EkambaranatharTemple at Kanchipuram is a very popular Shiva shrine in the region and equally famous is a 3500 year old mango tree. The temple timings are given below in detail. The opening and closing time at KanchipuramEkambaranatharTemple is extended during festival days especially during Painguni Uthiram.
EkambaranatharTemple Timings
Morning Time 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Evening Darshan Time 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The important pujas are held at 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM and at 12:00 PM
The important evening pujas are at 6:00 PM

Story of Origin of Bhutamata

Story of origin of Bhutamata is found in the Bhavishya Purana. Sri Krishna narrates the story. Legend has it that one day Goddess Parvati was in conversation with Shiva. She was so involved in the conversation that living beings on earth began to suffer as there was no one to nourish them. Then suddenly a Goddess appeared from the body of Goddess Parvati and this was Bhutamata.
She is today worshipped under numerous names.
You can find murtis of her in villages and towns under an old tree. People regularly offer water, flowers, diya, and prasad.
It is believed that she blesses her devotees with children, food, cattle, good health and protects children against diseases.

New Archeological Evidence Suggest Tantric Worship in South India more 2100 years ago

Kondapur Region in Medak District in Telangana in India was believed to be a Buddhist site. But new excavations conduction in the region suggests that Tantric worship was practiced here from the 3rd century BC to 3rd Century AD. The region was then under the Satavahana Kings. Digital Journal writes “Even though Satavahana kings were under the control of King Ashoka, who embraced Buddhism, they have also patronised Vedic religion,” said G. Maheswari, the Superintending Archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Chennai Circle.  “A kaolin (lime and clay) image of a Brahmin, probably the Raja Guru, with a thick sacred thread, embracing the king, goes to show the status enjoyed by Brahmin priests. Presence of ‘pancha mathas’ and images of ‘Lajja Gowri’ clearly proves it is a Tantric cult site, where the goddess of fertility was worshipped,” said Ms. Maheswari.  Ms. Maheshwari also pointed to the presence of Images of nude women adorned with jewels, as proof of the worship …

Puri Jagannath Temple Calendar 2014 – 2015 in Odia – Puri Jagannath Temple Festival Calendar 2014 – 2015

Several rituals, fasting and festivals are held every year at the world famous PuriJagannathTemple in Orissa. The temple administration is now providing Puri Jagannath Temple Calendar 2014 – 2015 in Odia with dates of all important festivals, rituals and fasting. The calendar is in odia or oriya the official language of the State of Orissa in India.
You can download the Puri Jagannath Temple Calendar 2014 –2015 in Odia here.

Today – May 28, 2014 – is Shani Jayanti – Shani Amavasya

Shani Jayanti, or Shani Amavasya, is believed to be the day when Lord Shani, one of the Navagrahas made its appearance on Earth. In 2014, the date of Shani Jayanti is May 28, Wednesday. Shani is feared by those people who believe and follow astrology, as Shanaishchara has the capacity to create malefic influence on the horoscope and thus in their life.
People observe special prayers on the day in Navgraha temples or in temples exclusively dedicated to Shani Bhagvan.
It must be noted that there are numerous crooks in the guise of astrologers, pandits and pujaris who take undue advantage of innocent people on such occasions. They put the blame for all misfortune on Shani and try to conduct expensive pujas etc. Beware of such crooks.
To overcome the fear of Shan all you need to do is offer prayers to Hanumanji.
Read more about Shani Jayanti

Today – May 28, 2014 – is Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat

Today – May 28, 2014 – is Vat Savitri Vat. Vat Savitri fasting is observed by married women for the well being of their husbands in certain parts of India. The fast is based on Savitri Satyavan legend in the Mahabharata. The Vrat is observed during the Amavasya (no moon day) in the month of Jyeshtha and is more popular in North India.
The ritual is known as Sabitri Brata in Orissa and Bengal.
In western parts of India the same ritual is observed 15 days later on Purnima day and is known as Vat Purnima.
You can find more details about Vat Savitri Vrat in this article.