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Katipalla Ganesha Temple – Mahaganapathi Temple at Katipalla near Mangalore – Shri Ganeshapura Temple Timing and Contact Address with Phone Number

MahaganapathiTemple, also known as ShriGaneshapuraTemple, is located at Katipalla near Mangalore in Karnataka. As the name indicates the temple is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha. KatipallaGaneshaTemple is around 25 km north of Mangalore. Temple timings, contact address and phone number is given in detail below:
The Ganesha worshipped in the temple is famous as Siddi Vinayaka, as it is believed that desires are fulfilled and prayers go never unanswered.
The temple was constructed in 1988. The temple also houses Murtis of Durga Parameshwari, Uma Maheshwari, Chamundeshwari, Nagas and Navgrahas.
The most important festival in the temple is the Vinayaka Chaturthi. Other festivals include Jathra Mahostva, Shri Chakra Pooja, Navratri, etc.
KatipallaGaneshaTemple Timings Morning 5:30 AM to 12:30 PM Evening 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
KatipallaGaneshaTemple Contact Address ShriKshethraGaneshpura
Katipalla, Mangalore – 575030.
Dakshina Kannada Distric KarnatakaState.
Phone : 0824…

Purvaphalguni Nakashatra Tarabalam – Good Tarabalam for Purva Phalguni Birth Star Born People

Purvaphalguni Nakashatra (birth star) born people will have good Tarabalam generally with following Nakshatra born people: Purva Phalguni Tarabalam is used for looking marriage compatibility, business partnership and other deals.
Ashwini Kritika Nakshatra Mrigasira Pusam or Pushya or Pushyami Aslesha Nakshatra Magha, Uttaraphalguni Chitra, Anuradha Nakshatra,
Jyeshta Nakshatra Moola, Uttarashada Nakshatra Dhanishta, Uttarabhadra Revati Nakshatra
Please note that this is only a general list. Please note that in some regions Tarabalam is calculated daily based on the day’s Nakshatra. In such cases the general list should be ignored.

Nandaneshwara Temple at Panambur near Mangalore in Karnataka

Located around 12 km from Mangalore in Karnataka, NandaneshwaraTemple at Panambur is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. The temple is located on National Highway 66 and is 12 km from Mangalore on the road to Udupi. NandaneshwaraTemple timings and contact address and number is given below:

The temple was constructed in the 13th century by a local ruler named Nandana Hegde.
The temple has separate shrines for Shiva, Ganesha, Kantheri Dhoomavathi, Kodamanithayya and other deities. Nagas are located on south west corner of the temple.
The most important festival is observed January – February for nearly 10 days. The annual car festival is observed during the period. Huge chariots which are lavishly decorated are pulled during the festival.
Nandaneshwara Temple Timings
Morning hours – 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening hours – 5:00 PM to 08:30PM
Shri Nandaneshwara Temple Contact Details
Beach Road,
Mangalore - 575 010
Tel : 0824-2408331

Bharani Nakashatra Tarabalam – Good Tarabalam for Bharani Birth Star Born People

Bharani Nakashatra (birth star) born people will have good Tarabalam generally with following Nakshatra born people: Bharani Tarabalam is used for looking marriage compatibility, business partnership and other deals.
Ashwini Nakshatra Kritika Nakshatra Mrigasira Nakshatra Pusam or Pushya or Pushyami Nakshatra Aslesha, Magha, Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Chitra, Anuradha Nakshatra,
Jyeshta, Moola, Uttarashada, Dhanishta, Uttarabhadra Nakshatra, Revati
Please note that this is only a general list. Please note that in some regions Tarabalam is calculated daily based on the day’s Nakshatra. In such cases the general list should be ignored.

Story of Jambavan and Vamana Avatar

Jambavan is the wise bear who is part of the Vanara army led by Sugriva and Hanuman. Jambavan is also a chiranjeevi, one who has no death. The story of Jambavan and Vamana Avatar of Bhagvan Vishnu is found in the Puranas. It narrates who Jambavan lost all his strength.
When Bhagvan Vishnu appeared as Sri Ram, Jambavan was very old. In Ramayana he symbolizes wisdom and patience.
It is said that Jambavan had witnessed the Vamana Avatar of Vishnu. He saw Vishnu pushing asura-king Bali to Patala or the netherworld.
Vamana, the dwarf, turned into Trivikrama, the unimaginable size and measured the three worlds in two steps. Jambavan who was very strong then. When he witnessed this divine event, he wanted to go around Trivikrama.
While doing the circumambulation he accidentally crashed into the Trivikrama form and got injured. Due to this injury he lost all his strength.
It is believed that Jambavan was earlier as powerful as Hanuman and could do all the divine leelas of Hanuman.

Naraka Chaturdashi 2017 date

Naraka Chaurdasi is observed during Diwali celebrations in South India. It celebrates the victory of Lord Krishna over Demon Naraka (Narakasura or Narakasuran) and also the legend behind Deepavali celebrations in South India. Naraka Chaturdashi 2017 date is October 18. Deepavali in Tamil Nadu will be observed on October 18.

In 2017, Lakshmi puja is offered the next day October 19. Diwali in North India is also on October 19.

Narak Chaurdashi is observed on the 14th day of Ashwin month as per Hindu traditional calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The corresponding month in Tamil Nadu is Puratassi.

The reason for celebrating Diwali in North India is based on the return of Lord Ram from exile to Ayodhya. But in South India the legend is of Krishna defeating demon Naraka with the help of Satyabhama.

It must be noted that usually Narak Chaurdashi falls a day before Diwali in North India. 
You find more details about Narak Chaturdashi and the story in this earlier article.

Diwali 2014 in Tamil Nadu and South India - Deepavali in 2014 in Tamil Nadu

Diwali, known as Deepavali, in South India is celebrated a day before the Diwali day in North India. The difference of dates is primarily due to the variations in the regional calendars. In 2014, the date of Deepavali in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and in some parts of Andhra Pradesh is on October 22. In North India, Diwali is on October 23.
In Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh, Deepavali is celebrated to commemorate the killing of the demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna. This is observed on Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi mostly a day before Diwali in North India.
In Kerala, Deepavali is a low-key affair and is believed to be the day Lord Ram returned from exile. 
In Karnataka, the day after Deepavali is observed as Bali Paadyami to mark the day of King Bali's return to his subject once a year.
There may be difference in date and reason for Deepavali but the central theme – good wins over evil, remains the same.
The major differences in Diwali celebrations in South I…

Uttarashada Nakshatra Date and Time in 2015 – Utharashadha Birth Star dates and timing in 2015 - Uttara Shada

Uttarashada Nakshatra 2015 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Uttarashadha Birth Star, also known as Uttiradam, is the 21st Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Uttarashadha Nakshatra dates and timing in 2015. The astrological prediction of the birth star Uttarashada as per Moon Sign is that of Dhanu Rashi and Makara Rasi. The first quarter ofUttarashada is in Dhanus or Sagittarius Zodiac and the next three quarters are in Makara or Capricorn Zodiac. Jupiter or Guru is the Lord of Dhanu Raasi. Lord Shani or Saturn is the lord of Makara Rashi. The color of Uttarashadha is copper.
Uttarashadha Nakshatra Days in 2015 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)
January 20, 2015 Time is from 3:36 AM on January 20 to 12:59 AM on January 21
February 17, 2015 Time is from 2:40 PM on February 16 to 12:15 PM on February 17
March 16, 2015 Time is from 12:10 AM on March 16 to 10:29 PM on March 16
April 13, 2015 Time is from 7:10 AM on April 12 to 6:13 AM …

New Experiments Reveal There is Life after Death

The largest ever medical study into near-death and out-of-body experiences has discovered that awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down completely. There is life after death. Hinduism always believed that the physical body perishes but not the soul. The New Indian Express reports  Scientists at the University of Southampton spent four years examining more than 2,000 people who suffered cardiac arrests at 15 hospitals in the UK, US and Austria. They found that nearly 40 per cent of those who survived described some kind of "awareness" during the time when they were clinically dead before their hearts were restarted.  One man even recalled leaving his body entirely and watching his resuscitation from the corner of the room.  Despite being unconscious and "dead" for three minutes the 57-year-old social worker from Southampton, recounted the actions of the nursing staff in detail and described the sound of the machines.  "We know the brain can'…

Overcoming the fear of future

Sometimes we are overpowered by the unknown fear – that something bad is going to happen. This fear is about the immediate future. This fear is the result of deep attachment to materialistic things – money, career, relationship or social status…
The unknown fear often causes many problems in the present. We become insecure – this results in us becoming irritant or moody. Quite often we become angry and this spoils our present and relationships.
Realize that the external circumstance that is the cause for fear is in future. It is created by our mind. We are being overcautious. Always remember worrying about future in the present is not going to be of any help. We have no control over the future so it is better to go doing our job rather that sitting and brooding over something that is just our imagination.
Irrational fears should be discussed with spouse, parents or friends. They might have better things to suggest.
If the fear is so overpowering, then only option is distraction. Star…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 8, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (Today) – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 4:24 PM. 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 – Uttara Bhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 9:56 AM on October 8. Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Purnima. Chandra Grahan (2:45 PM to 6:04 PM in India)
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Aswhin Purnima Tithi or thefull moon day in Ashwin 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 – Aswhin Purnima Tithi or thefull moon day in Ashwin month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Mah…