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Navaneetha Krishna

Navaneetha Krishna is one of the child forms of Bhagvan Sri Krishna. In this form, Child Krishna is seen as dancing with joy on having secured a ball of butter to eat. A small ball of butter is shown in the murti of Navaneetha Krishna. In some images, Sri Krishna is depicted as a crawling baby.
Navaneetha Krishnan concept is very popular in South India.
In the murti form Navaneetha Krishna stands on left leg which is slightly bent at the knee joint. The right leg is lifted up and bent inwards as in dancing.
The right holds a ball of butter in it. The left arm is stretched out.
It is also a very common sculpture and wooden toys of Navaneetha Krishna were very prominent in South India.
Prayers are offered in Navaneetha Krishnan for healthy children by couples. Prayers are also offered for early cure of illness in children. Couples without children also offer prayers to the murti.

Ramnagar Ramlila

Ramnagar is located in Varanasi and the Ramlila held here is one of the most popular Ramlilas in India.

Ramnagar Ramlila was started in 1830 by then Kashi Naresh Maharaj Udit Narayan Singh and is attended by nearly 100,000 people. The play is based on the Ramacharitmanas penned by Tulsidas.
The Ramlila at Ramnagar is noted for its lavish sets, dialogues and other accessories. There permanent structures in the main arena. Temporary structures are also added during the period.
Ramnagar is located across the Ganges from Varanasi.
Important roles are often inherited by families in the region. Local actors fill the other roles.
Ramlila in most other regions is held for 10 days during the Dasara period.

Is Rhodiola The Mrita Sanjeevani of Ramayana?

Mrita Sanjeevani of Ramayana was used to cure Lakshmana who was badly hit by a poisoned arrow. Indian scientists now claim that Rhodiola found in the high altitude mountains could be the Mrita Sanjeevani mentioned in the Ramayan.
Scientists claim that Rhodiola can regulate the immunity system and helping in adapting to challenging environmental situations like high altitude.
But what is of great interest is that it can help in people stay protected form harmful radiation especially of nuclear bombs. Digital Journal reports  Rhodiola is known as Solo in the mountainous Ladakh region, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Here, the leafy parts of the plant are used as a vegetable.  Research work from the Leh-based Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) has shown that the herb holds great potential in helping military troops cope with high altitudes, such as the Siachen glacier, which at 5400 meters (17,700 feet) is the highest battlefield on the planet, where the Indi…

All bondages and all belief systems are the creation of human mind and truth is beyond mind – Anandamurti Gurumaa

The impertinent question that begs to be asked is what’s the discriminating line between faith and blind faith? Well, when you follow others without using your wisdom, it can be called blind faith.
Normally, faith is blind because once you know a thing then there is no need to have faith, whether blind faith or just faith, since now you simply know. It is the element of mystery about a thing that calls for faith.
Once you deeply know a thing then the whole phenomenon of knowing becomes complete and total in itself, leaving no room for faith.
But when the question is about God, someone says he is a believer in God, while someone else says I believe in nothing. Either way, you are still a believer.
The day you drop all the belief-systems, even the belief of nothingness, even the belief that there is no God or the belief of God. The day this belief system is totally eradicated from the root is the day when you experience your moksha, salvation or whatever word one would want to use,…

Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra date and time in 2015 - Uttara Phalguni Birth Star date in 2015

Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra 2015 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam.  Uttara Phalguni Birth Star, also known as Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram in South India, is the eleventh Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra date in 2015. The astrological prediction of the birth star as per Moon Sign is that of Simha Rashi (Leo Zodiac). Surya or sun is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Purvaphalguni is light brown.
Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Days in 2015 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)
January 11, 2015 Time is from 10:37 PM on January 10 to 1:41 AM on January 12
February 7 and February 8, 2015 Time is from 5:22 AM on February 7 to 8:29 AM on February 8
March 7, 2015 Time is from 11:34 AM on March 6 to 2:37 PM on March 7
April 3, 2015 Time is from 5:52 PM on April 2 to 8:50 PM on April 3
April 30, 2015 Time is from 12:47 AM on April 30 to 3:46 AM on May 1, 2015
May 28, 2015 Time is from 8:24 AM on May 27 to 11:26 AM on May 28
June 24, 2…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 9, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 (Today) – Purnima Tithi and Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the full moon day and first day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 7:39 AM on September 9, 2014. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shathabisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 4:53 AM on September 9. Then onward it is Purva Bhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi till 9:43 PM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Purnima Tithi – Pitru Paksha Shradh begins. Pratipada Shradh
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Purnima Tithi and Aswhin Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the full moon day in Bhadrapad month and first day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month in North India - Delh…