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Sarala Devi – Information about Goddess Sarala Devi Worshipped in Orissa

Sarala Devi is a manifestation of Goddess Durga (Mother Goddess Shakti) and she is mainly worshipped in Orissa and eastern parts of India. Goddess Sarala Devi is the goddess of knowledge and wisdom. She also amalgamates the Shiva and Vishnu traditions in Orissa.
The most famous temple of Goddess Sarala Devi is located at Jhankad in Orissa. Here she is worshipped in three different forms including the Mahishasura Mardini form.
Legend has it that it was with her blessings that a small farmer named Sidheshwar Parida, became Sarala Das the author of Mahabharata in Oriya language.
The goddess is also known as Jhankad Vasini Sharada, Maa Sarola and Maa Sarala.

Yama Dwitiya 2017 date – Yam Dvitiya

Yama Dwitiya is observed on the first day of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Kartik month and is one of the last celebrations during Diwali. Yama Dwitiya 2017 date is October 21. Yam Dvitiya is associated with Lord Yama, the Hindu god of Death, visiting his sister Yami and is a symbol of love between brothers and sisters.

Yama Dwitiya is also known as Bhai Dhooj or Bhau Bij or Bhai Beej and Bhai Teeka.

Legend has it that Lord Yama, the Hindu God of Death, visited his sister, Yami, on the first day of the Shukla Paksha in Kartik month after Diwali.

Yami welcomed her brother with garlands and by applying the auspicious tilak or Tika on his forehead. Then the brother and sister exchanged gifts. Yami also served Yamraj his favorite dishes. They also exchanged gifts.

Yamraj who was overwhelmed by the love of his sister is believed to have said to Yami that who receives Tilak or Tika from his sister will have to never suffer hell.

Since then Yama Dwitiya is observed as a sym…

Virtual Tour of Vadapalani Murugan Temple – View Pictures of Vadapalani Murugan Temple in 360 degrees

VadapalaniMuruganTemple is dedicated to Muruga. This popular Murugan temple in Chennai is noted for its architecture and gopurams. Dinamalar newspaper has created an online virtual tour of VdapalaniMuruganTemple through high quality pictures and you can view them in 360 degrees. The photos of the various parts of the temple are accompanied by audio in English.

LinkVirtual Tour of Vadapalani Murugan Temple

Faith in a higher power helps us to control our mind and thoughts – Mata Amritanandamayi

First, the human mind should be harmonized, then harmony of Nature will spontaneously take place.
Intellect and reasoning are necessary, but we should not let them eat up our heart.
What if the seed egoistically feels: “I don’t want to bow down to this earth. I am the tree. I needn’t go beneath this dirty soil.”
Anything lost can be found again – except for time. Understanding this, we should live every moment with awareness.
Faith in a higher power helps us to control our mind and thoughts.

We must put forth effort, but we must also pray for grace; that is the deciding factor.  Mata Amritanandamayi 

Pushyami Nakshatra Tarabalam – Good Tarabalam for Pushya Birth Star Born People

Pushyami Nakshatra (birth star) born people will have good Tarabalam generally with following Nakshatra born people: Pushya Tarabalam is used for looking marriage compatibility, business partnership and other deals.
Pushyami Good Nakshatra Tarabalam with:
Bharani Nakshatra Mrigasira Arudra Punarvasu Aslesha Purvaphalguni Nakshatra Chitra Swati Vishakha Jyeshta Purvashada Nakshatra
Dhanishta Shatabhisha Purvabhadra 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.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 17, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, October 17, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 4:31 PM on October 17. 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 – Pushya or Pusam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 3:05 PM on October 17. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Diwali Pushya Nakshatra till 3:05 PM. Tula Sankranti.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Kartik Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.