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Goddess Masani Amman – Story and History of Goddess Masani Amman

Goddess Masani Amman is a popular deity worshipped in certain regions in South India. Story and history of Goddess Masani Amman is one of repression. Legend has it that during the Sangam Era, a cruel ruler named Nannan ruled over Anaimalai which was then known as Nannanur.

The ruler had large mango plantation and had appointed guards to protect them. He had proclaimed that he would kill any person who trespassed into the mango plantation.
A young woman was once bathing in the River Aliyar and happened to see a mango floating in the water. She grabbed it. This was noticed by the guards who took her into custody and produced before the king.
The father of the young girl offered to give the king a golden mango. But the king did not relent. The father then offered an image made of gold equal to the weight of her daughter by way of compensation together with 81 elephants. This also was not acceptable to the ruler.
The king ordered her to be beheaded.
People of the region who came to know…

Chhattisgarh Lunar Eclipse Time on January 31, 2018 – Chandra Grahan time in Raipur on January 31, 2018

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Chhattisgarh on January 31, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Raipur, Bhilai, Raigarh and other towns from 5:18 PM on January 31 to 8:41 PM on January 31, 2018 – as per Indian standard time.
The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.
Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.
Detail Timing of Total Lunar Eclipse in Chhattisgarh Eclipse begins 5:18 PM on January 31Mid Eclipse is at 7:00 PM on January 31Eclipse ends at 8:41 PM on January 31

Virtual Tour of Dakor Temple through Photos – 360 degree view of Dakor Temple pictures

Virtual Tour of Dakor Temple is provided by the Gujarat Pavitra Yatra Dham website. You cann view the photos of the temple in 360 degrees. Dakor temple is dedicated Bhagvan Sri Krishna. He is worshiped as Ranchhodji here. There are two beautiful pictures of the temple.

You can take the virtual tour of Dakor Temple here. 

You can have the view of Dakor Gomati Ghat here. 

Baba Vishwanath Mandir – Shiva Temple at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh

Baba Vishwanath Mandir is dedicated to Shiva and is located at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The temple is famous for its philanthropic activities. Earlier there was a school located in the premises. Now there is a medical facility. The temple also has a hearse service of the poor.
The main Shivling worshipped in the temple is covered with silver. There is also a silver hooded Snake that provides canopy to the Shivling. The main sanctum also has murtis of Ganesha, Kartik and Goddess Parvati.
There are also murtis of Durga, Sri Ram, Lakshman, Sita and Hanuman in the temple. The Shani Dev murti in the temple attracts many devotees on Saturdays. There is also a special area dedicated to Radha and Krishna.
Navratri, Shivratri and Sri Krishna Janmashtami are the important festivals observed here.