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Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple Darshan Time – Opening and Closing Timings at Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple near Mysore

HimavadGopalaswamyTemple is a popular temple dedicated to Hindu God Sri Krishna in Gundlupet Taluk in Chamarajanagar District. The opening and closing timings in the temple is given below in detail. Please note that the HimavadGopalaswamyTemple darshan time is different from other temples in Mysore region and Karnataka. HimavadGopalaswamyTemple Darshan Timings Morning Darshan Time 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Evening Darshan Time 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Detailed Himavad Gopalaswamy TempleTiming
Temple door opens at 9:00 AM Suprabatham Puja – 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Morning Pujas - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM All people Darshan - 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM Temple door closes from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Afternoon Darshan from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Andal Temple Timings – Srivilliputhur Andal Temple opening and closing timings

SrivilliputhurAndalTemple is dedicated to Goddess Andal – a manifestation of Goddess Lakshmi. AndalTemple timings in detail is given below. The opening and closing time will be extended during festivals especially Painguni Uthiram festival. You will see major changes in the temple timings during grahan or eclipse. Andal Temple Timings Morning Darshan Time is from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM Evening Darshan Time is from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Detail puja timings at SrivilliputhurAndalTemple:6:30 AM – Vishwaroopam 8:30 AM – Kala Sanathi 12:00 PM – Noon Puja 1:00 PM – Closing of Sanctum Sanctorum 4:00 PM – Opening of Sanctum Sanctorum 6:00 PM – Evening Puja 8:00 PM – Athalam 9:00 PM - Aravanai

Shiva as Kalarimurti

Shiva as Kalarimurti is associated with Him attacking Kala, the god of death. Kala is popularly known as Yama. The story of the manifestation of Kalarimurti is associated with Shiva appearing to save his ardent devotee Markandeya.
Legend has it that Sage Mrikandu was long without a son. He offered prayers for an offspring. Brahma appeared before him and asked whether he would like a large number of foolish children or only one intelligent child but with a short span of 16 years of life.
The Rishi chose the latter and Markandeya was born to him. Markandeya was an intelligent boy and soon he came to know about his short lifespan.
He performed intense austerities to overcome Yama and when his time on earth was up, he was intensely absorbed in worshipping of Shiva. The attendants of Yama who arrived to capture Markandeya could not carry the soul of young Markandeya.
Then, Yama himself arrived to capture the soul of Markandeya. When he was getting ready to take the soul, Shiva burst out o…

How many km is Amarnath Yatra Trek?

The Amarnath Yatra trek is about 44 km from trek from Pahalgam. The trek from Baltal to AmarnathCave is around 15 KM. The detail kilometer of the trek is given below. Pahalgam to AmarnathCave Trek KM. The trek from Pahalgam to Chandanwari base camp is around 16 km. From Chandanwari to Pissu Top is around 4 KM. From Pissu Top to Sheshnag is around 9 km. From Sheshnag to Mahagunstop is around 5 KM From Mahagunstop to Sangam is around 6 KM. From Sangam to AmarnathCave is around 3 KM Baltal to AmarnathCave Trek KM. Baltal to Domil is around 2 KM Domail to Barari is around 5 KM Barari to Sangam is around 4 KM Sangam to AmarnathCave is around 3 KM

Devotees Can No Longer Climb the Puri Jagannath Raths (Chariots) during Rath Yatra

Till last year devotees could climb the three Rathas (chariots) in the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. But from this year (2014) onwards devotees will not be allowed to climb the chariots. The decision was taken by the PuriJagannathTemple committee and Puri Shankaracharya. The Telegraph reports Orissa High Court today asked the Jagannath temple administration to abide by the Puri Shankaracharya’s opinion that devotees cannot climb the chariots and touch the deities during the annual rath yatra in Puri.  The temple managing committee had taken the decision on the basis of the opinion of the Shankaracharya that “none other than the sevaks (who perform rituals or seva-puja on the chariots during ratha yatra) — the Shankaracharya and the Gajapati Maharaja — are authorised to climb on to the chariots”.  The state government had on June 11 decided that devotees will not be allowed atop the chariots on the rath yatra day, during bahuda yatra (the return journey of the chariots) and suna vesha (go…

Neela Madhava form of Jagannath

Neela Madhava is a term used to refer to Lord Jagannath worshipped at the famous PuriJagannathTemple. It is believed that an aboriginal tribe of the region worshipped Jagannath in this form. This form is also known as Madala – which means a torso without hand or leg. This is how the murti of Jagannath is still seen.
The cave in which the Neela Madhava was worshipped was located in one of the remote caves of the Neelagiri mountains.
It is believed that King Indradyummna and his minister Vidyapati discovered it. But image disappeared on spotting it by outsiders. The King is then believed to have recreated it at Puri.

On Fear – Suta Muni Talks to Mother Goddess Devi

Suta Muni asks —“Mother, from where does fear come? Where is it seated in me?”
Devi says —“If you have tamasic guna or the quality of inertia equivalent even to a grain of mustard, it generates a vibrational field of fear which is equivalent to the circumference of 1008 banyan trees within us. This tamasic quality is sitting in the region of your heart where your feelings are born.”
Suta Muni asks — “How do we know this mother?”
So, the divine mother says — “When somebody scares or startles you, doesn’t your heart begin to beat very fast with shock?”
So, where is fear? It is in our heart. After we come out of the shock, we let out a forceful sigh. Then the fear generated by the shock leaves our body through the sigh.
Devi tells Suta Muni—“If you do japa (chanting) with your right ring finger touching the region of your spiritual heart (two fingers width to the right of our chest centre), fear is pushed out. Remove fear. Don’t allow it to affect you. It kills your hope and confiden…