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Choti Kashi Shiva Mandir at Gola Goraknath – Shiva Temple near Lakhimpur Kheri

The most popular ShivaTemple at Gola Gorakmath, which is around 60 km from Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, is known as Choti Kashi. The name of the temple itself gives an idea of its importance in the region. The origin of the Gola Goraknath Choti Kashi temple is associated with demon king Ravana of Ramayana. Story of Choti Kashi Shiva Mandir at Gola Goraknath Legend has it that Ravana performed intense penance and pleased with his devotion Shiva appeared before him. Ravan asked Shiva to reside in Lanka. Shiva agreed and gave a Shivling which had his presence. But Shiva put the condition that the Shivling should not be kept on the ground.
While returning from Kailash, Ravana had strong urge to urinate and he gave the Shivling to a shepherd to hold it. But when Ravana returned he did not see the shepherd and the Shivling was fixed on the ground.
Ravana tried to remove it but he could not. In the attempt to remove the Shivling, the upper part of the Shivling was damaged by his thumb.…

Truth should be the very breath of our life – Mahatma Gandhi

The word satya (Truth) is derived from Sat which means ‘being’. Nothing is or exists in reality except Truth. That is why Sat (Truth) is perhaps the most important name of God. On deeper thinking, it will be realized that Sat is the only correct and fully sign fact name for God.
And where there is Truth, there is also is knowledge which is true. Where there is no Truth, there can be no true knowledge. That is why the word Chit (knowledge) is associated with the name of God. And where there is true knowledge, there is always bliss (Ananda). Devotion to this Truth is the sole justification for our existence.
All our activities should be centered on Truth. Generally speaking, observation of the law of Truth is understood merely to mean that we must speak the Truth. But there should be truth in thought, truth in speech, and truth in action. To the man who has realized this truth in its fullness, nothing else remains to be known, because all knowledge necessary is included in it.  
Truth …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 20, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, July 20, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithior the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:49 PM on July 20. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 8:41 AM. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Shravan Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan 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 Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the nint…