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Radha Shyamsundar Temple in Vrindavan

RadhaShyamsundarTemple is a very important temple in Vrindavan as the murti worshipped here is believed to have been created by Radha. Due to this reason this is one of the most sacred temples in Vrindavan. The temple is located near the RadhaDamodharTemple and Loi Bazaar in Vrindavan.
Legend has it that Radha had created the murti of Krishna worshipped in the Radha Shyamsundar Temple from her heart and had given to Shyamananda Pandita, an ardent devotee of Sri Krishna.
It was Shyamananda Pandita who installed the murti in the temple.
The temple has one of the biggest courtyards in Vrindavan and is completely open at the top. There is a murti of Vrinda Devi in the courtyard. She is the Holy Tulsi.
The sanctum sanctorum has a set of huge sandstone coloured arches in front. The sanctum sanctorum has three murtis. Two black murtis of Sri Krishna including the one installed by Shyamananda and a murti of Radha.

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Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 16, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, August 16, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:47 AM on August 16. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 4:36 PM on August 16. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Balaram Jayanti in North India
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad 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/ Shalivahan…