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Timings at Dehu Road Ayyappa Temple – Opening and Closing Darshan Time at Dehu Road Ayyappa Temple

DehuRoadAyyappaTemple is located on the old Mumbai – Pune Road and is around 25 km from Pune after Pimpri – Chinchwad and Nigdi. The temple timings are given below in detail. Opening and closing darshan time is extended on Saturdays and other important ritual days.
Morning Darshan Timings at DehuRoadAyyappaTemple 5:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Evening Darshan Time 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Detail Temple Timing
5:00 AM - Palli Unarthal
5:30 AM - Nirmalyam - darshan of murti without alankara
5:45 AM - Abhishekam
6:00 AM - Ganapathi Homam

5:30 PM - Opening of temple
6:30 PM - Deeparadhana

On Saturday – the evening Darshan Time is up to 9:00 PM

Sri Ram is Hanuman’s Brother in Ananda Ramayana – The Story of Hanuman as Rama’s Brother

As per the Ananda Ramayana, Hanuman is Rama’s brother and is born of the same sacred sweet that made Dasaratha’s wives pregnant. Dasaratha, the king of Ayodhya, performed Putrakameshti Yaga in order to have children. The king received a sweet pudding from the Yaga and it was shared by the king among his three wives.
Vayu, the wind god, in the form of hawk, pecked a bit of the pudding from the hands of Sumitra, the youngest wife of Dasaratha.
Anjana was worshipping Shiva for many years in order to get a powerful child. Shiva was pleased with her tapasya and had told her to raise her palms to the sky and wait patiently.
The hawk dropped the sweet pudding in the hands of Anjana.
She consumed the sweet pudding and Hanuman was born to her as a result of this. Thus Hanuman is the half brother of Sri Ram according to Ananda Ramayana.

Bengali Namkaran Dates in 2015 – Naming Ceremony Dates in Bengal in 2015 as per Bengali Calendar and Panjika

Bengali Namkaran Dates in 2015 based on Bengali Calendar and Panjika. Namakaran is the naming ceremony of the newly born child. The girl or boy child is given a name on the day. Here are the Bengali Namkaran Dates in 2015 Bengali Namkaran Dates in 2015  January 2, 2015 January 5 January 7 January 12, 2015 January 16 January 21 January 23, 2015 January 26 January 30, 2015
February 9, 2015 February 11 February 16 February 23, 2015
March 2, 2015 March 6 March 12 March 16, 2015 March 18 March 26 March 30, 2015
A local astrologer might be able to find an auspicious period on other days in 2015; especially a short period of time on a day.  The entire day might not be good but a short time he might be able to locate.

The Quest – Biopic on the life of Swami Chinmayananda

Biopic titled – The Quest: Film on A Visionary’s Life and Mission – is based on the life of Swami Chinmayananda, one of the worlds most renowned and revered exponents of Vedanta and founder of Chinmaya Mission.
The timeline of the film is from the time Chinmayananda was a child till he became old.
The film is directed by RS Prasanna in associated with Chinmaya Mission. The film will be released in 2014.

From the flyer
Who was he before he became the great Swami Chinmayananda? How did this passionate, witty, outspoken freedom fighter and atheist turn into an enlightened master?  His life is a story of an unconventional seeker – a mischievous child, a rebellious youth, a revolutionary freedom fighter, a witty journalist and even a daring atheist. Watch his story unfold from the young child, Balakrishnan Menon to the mighty Swami Chinmayananda, one of the most powerful orators of Truth who ever lived – and one who would live long after his time.  ‘The Quest’ is an unbelievably inspiring …

Patalesvara Temple – a Shiva Temple inside Jagannath Temple Complex

PatalesvaraTemple, a shrine dedicated to Shiva, is located in the northern inner courtyard of the JagannathTemple complex in Puri. Pataleshvara Shiva is one of the guardian deities of the temple. The unique aspect of the temple is that it is erected 27 feet below the ground level.
A swayambhu Shivling is worshipped in the temple. It is a panchamukhi Shivling – five faced. The Shivling is installed below the Shaktipitha and therefore it is not visible outside. So the temple is known Pataleshvara – Patal meaning underground.
Built in sandstone and facing east, the temple consists of three structures – vimana, jagamohana and natamandapa.
The temple is very important from archeological point of view due to numerous inscriptions. It is equally important architecturally because of the rare underground structure and sculptures.

Chhinnamasta Mahavidya – About Goddess Chinnamasta

Chhinnamasta Mahavidya is the incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti that appeared before the Devas, or Demi Gods, who sought for a wife for Shiva. Chinnamasta is one of the Dasa Mahavidyas – the ten goddesses. Chhinnamasta means ‘She whose head is severed.’

Mahadev Shiva led an ascetic life. He saw no sense in transitory pleasures of life. Devas realized that this would create an upheaval in the universe as there will be no creation if all the living being start to follow the path of Shiva. So they prayed to Goddess Shakti to help in solving the peculiar situation.
Goddess Shakti then appeared before the Devas as Chhinnamasta. In this form, Mother Goddess was headless. She held a sword in one hand and in the other hand was her cut head. The head was drinking the blood that spurted from her cut head.
Chhinnamasta is flanked by Jaya and Vijaya. In some painting it is two women that are on both the sides of the Goddess.
She stands over Kama (God of Love) and his consort Rati. This shows …

Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Mahaswamigal of Kamakoti on Anger

Sorrow and anger are two forms of unrequited desire.
Anger is packed with more evil power than even desire.
If we think that those who are a hindrance to the gratification of our desire are inferior to us, we turn our anger against them, and if we think that they are superior, all we do is to grieve within ourselves.
Desire, anger, hatred, fear, all these appertain to the mind, not to the Self.
When his mind is slave to discontent, anger, and envy, he cannot have peace and happiness.
When we practice ahimsa, anger will naturally give way, the mind will become clear and will easily be controlled.
Truthful words that create good are the product of a mind free from desire and anger.
Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Mahaswamigal