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Baba Baidyanath Temple Darshan Time – Deoghar Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple opening and closing Timings

BabaBaidyanathTemple, dedicated to God Shiva, is one of the Jyotirlinga Temples in India. The daily darshan time at DeogharBabaBaidyanathDhamTemple is given in detail below. Please note that the opening and closing time of the temple will be extended during Shravan month and also during important rituals and festivals. BaidyanathTemple Timings Morning Darshan Timings is from 4 AM to 3:30 PM
Evening Darshan Time is from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In the morning the main priest performs a 16-step puja and later devotees start performing puja and pouring water over the Shivling.
In the evening shringar puja is performed by the priest. Devotees then perform the puja.

Indra Govinda Puja in Orissa

Indra Govinda Puja is dedicated to the famous incident of Sri Krishna lifting GovardanMountain and humbling Indra’s pride. Indra Govinda Puja 2017 date in Orissa is September 6.
Indra was worshipped by people for rains. Indra was arrogant and punished the people with flood if the offering were inadequate. Krishna thought Govardhan hill which was stopping the clouds and providing rains should be worshipped and not an arrogant Indra. Krishna asked people to stop worshipping Indra and offer pujas to Govardhan hill.
A furious Indra, created non-stop rain over Braj and flooded the entire region. The downpour continued for days. This was a challenge to Krishnafrom Indra. 
Krishna as usual met the challenge with a smile. Krishna lifted Govardhan hill with his little finger and provided shelter to humans and animals. 
Indra Govinda Puja is observed in memory of this divine event.
Indra Govinda Puja in Orissa is observed on full moon day in Bhadrapad month.

Lokpal Puja in Bhadrapad Month

Lokpal puja is observed in Bhadrapad month and is dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. It is an important ritual in Varanasi. Lokpal puja 2017 date is August 20.
Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu is Lokpal – the sustainer of earth or one who looks after all living beings on earth – protector.
Shiva and Goddess Parvati reside at Lokpal as per some scriptures associated with Varanasi.
Lokpal puja is observed on the Chaturdasi day in Bhadrapad month – the 14th day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month.

Gotriratri Vrat – Go Triratri Vrata

Gotriratri Vrat, or Go Triratri Vrata, is dedicated to Gau or cow. It is observed in Bhadrapad month in North India. The same vrat is observed in Ashwin month in Gujarat. Go Triratri Vrata 2017 date is September 4 to September 6.
The three day vrat is dedicated to cow worship. Special care is taken of cattle during the period.
Gotriratri Vrat is observed from Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Trayodasi to Purnima – from the 13th day of the waxing phase of moon to full moon day.

Matki Phod Leela in Barsana

Matki Phod Leela in Barsana is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is performed in the Barsana region in Vrindavan – Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Matki Phod Leela 2017 date is September 4.
The festival is observed in Barsana on Bhadrpad Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi – the 13th day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month.
The main festival involves breaking of color pots.

Agnishwara Shiva – Story of Shiva as Agniswara

Shiva appeared as Agnishwara to rescue a young boy. The young boy was an ardent devotee of Shiva but was destined to die at the young age of 12. The story has it that Shiva appeared in the form Agniswara and rescued the boy.
Legend has it that Sage Visvanara and Suchismati who lived in the city of Dharmapura, on the banks of Narmada, prayed to Lord Shiva for an intelligent child. Shiva blessed them and a son was born to the couple who was named Grahapati.
When the boy was in his 11th year, Sage Narada informed the sage and his wife that some injury will happen to the boy and it would be in the form of fire.
The parents were worried but the young boy comforted them and told them that he will offer prayers to Shiva who will rescue him from any doom.
The boy then went to Kashi and offered prayers daily after taking bath in the Manikaran Ghat. He worshipped a Shivling on the ghats for a year.
When the time foretold by Sage Narada arrived, Indra appeared before the boy and told him to as…

2014 July – Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious days in July 2014

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in July 2014– based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also find good dates in July 2014 for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc in various other posts in the blog.
July 3, 2014 – Muruga Sashti Fasting – Kumar Sashti July 4 – Vivaswat Saptami July 4 – Aani Uthiram in Tamil Culture July 8 – Ekadasi fasting in many regions in North India July 8 – Gauri Vrat begins in Gujarat July 9 – Ashadi Ekadasi – Pandarpur Yatra – Deva Sayani Ekadasi

Hindu Auspicious Days in October 2014 – Good Dates in October 2014 in Hindu Calendar

Hindu auspicious days are looked for buying selling and various other purposes. October 2014 Hindu auspicious dates given below are based on India Standard Time. The auspicious dates in October 2014 are good for house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home, registration, birth, visiting, first visit etc Hindu Auspicious Days in October 2014 October 2, 2014 October 3 October 5 October 6 October 8 October 9 October 10, 2014 October 13 October 15 October 16 October 17 October 19, 2014 October 20 October 21 October 24 October 29, 2014
Bad or Not Auspicious - Dates to be avoided in October 2014 –October 1, 4, 11, 12, 22, 25, 26 and October 27.

Malaysia – Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015 Time in Malaysia– Chandra Grahanam Timing in April 4

A Total lunar eclipse, Chandra Grahanam, taking place on April 4, 2015 and it will be visible in Kuala Lumpur and other places in Malaysia. The time of the eclipse in Malaysia is from 4:15 PM to 7:34 PM on April 4, 2015. This is a total lunar eclipse and takes place in Hasta Nakshatra and in Kanya Rashi. Detail Lunar Eclipse Time in Malaysia on April 4, 2015 Eclipse starts at 6:16 PM Total Lunar Eclipse starts at 7:58 PM Total Lunar Eclipse ends at 8:03 PM Eclipse ends at 9:45 PM.
You are a Hindu you need to follow this Chandra Grahan if you are living in Malaysia. All rules, fasting and rituals should be followed
Please note that pregnant woman need not worry about this Lunar Eclipse. Please keep cool and remain calm. There is nothing to worry.

Virtual Tour of Angkor Wat Temple – View Pictures of Angkor Wat Temple in 360 Degrees Via Google Street View

Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia needs no introduction, as it is one of the largest temples in the world with some breathtaking sculptures and temples. Google Street View is now providing a virtual tour of Angkor Wat Temple. You can view pictures in 360 degrees of all the important temple structures and sculptures in the temple. Each photograph comes with an explanation.
The Star Malaysia Reports  The Angkor Archaeological Park contains the remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, dating from the 9th to the 15th century.  To create the project Google used a new innovation called “Trekker”.  Fifteen digital cameras are attached by a long pole to a backpack, and each one records a 75 million mega pixel photo every two and a half seconds.  By walking around the Angkor Wat temple complex, they are able to photograph areas that Google’s Street View cars cannot reach.

You can view pictures of Angkor Wat temple in 360 degreesvia Google street view here

All material knowledge is only adding fuel to fire – Swami Vivekananda

We think that we are little minds, that we are little bodies; it is the mother of all selfishness. As soon as I think that I am a little body, I want to preserve it, to protect it, to keep it nice, at the expense of other bodies; then you and I become separate.
As soon as this idea of separation comes, it opens the door to all mischief and leads to all misery.
This is the utility that if a very small fractional part of human beings living today can put aside the idea of selfishness, narrowness, and littleness, this earth will become a paradise tomorrow; but with machines and improvements of material knowledge only, it will never be.
These only increase misery, as oil poured on fire increase the flame all the more.
Without the knowledge of the Spirit, all material knowledge is only adding fuel to fire, only giving into the hands of selfish man one more instrument to take what belongs to others, to live upon the life of others, instead of giving up his life for them.
Swami Vivekanan…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 30, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, June 30, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithior the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:34 PM on June 30. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithior the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Pooyam or Poosam Nakshatra till 10:37 AM. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Ashada Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada 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 – Ashada Shukla Paksha Tritiya…