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Kal Bhairav Jayanti 2017 date – What to do on Kaal Bhairav Jayanti?

Kal Bhairav Jayanti is dedicated to Lord Shiva and on this day he is worshipped as Kaal Bhairav – the God of  Time – Kala means ‘time’ and ‘Bhairava’ the manifestation of Shiva. Kal Bhairav Jayanti 2017 date is November 10. It is observed on the eighth day during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in the month of Margasheersh in North Indian calendars. The corresponding period in other regional calendars is Kartik Krishna Paksha Ashtami.
Legend has it that Lord Shiva appeared as Kal Bhairav cut the fifth head of Lord Brahma on this day and performed penance. In this form Shiva is believed to punish the sinners.
Kal Bhairav’s vehicle is a black dog and in some places dogs are fed on the day.
Lord Shiva devotees take morning bath and perform special pujas and homas.
Dead ancestors are also remembered on the day and pujas are performed for them.
Staunch Shiva devotees do not sleep on the day and read or listen to stories of Mahakaleshwar.
Related How to do puja on Kal Bhairav Jayan…

Bangalore Hanuman Temple – Yelahanka Hanuman - Bagilu Anjaneya Temple

Yelahanka Bagilu Anjaneya temple is a very popular Hanuman Temple in Bangalore and is located in the Yelahanka locality. It is believed that Hanuman appeared as a Brahmachari or celibate in the dream of Shri Kempegowda the founder of Bangalore and blessed him in his conquests and pointed towards his presence under a Banyan Tree at Yelahanka. The Hanuman temple is situated in the Mysore Bank circle of Bangalore city.

It is believed that Bangalore city was formed with the blessings of Yelahanka Bagilu Anjaneya.
Apart from the murti of Hanuman, the temple also has murtis of Sindhur Anjaneya Swamy, Shri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy, Goddess Lakshmi and Garuda with Amrita Kalasha.
Bangalore Hanuman Temple is located at the center of the city, next to Mysore Bank (SBM) which is located at a distance of about one km from Kempegowda (KSRTC) Main Bus Stand.
The most important festival in the temple is observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Saptami day or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in …

Sant Rohidas Punyatithi

Sant Rohidas was an ardent devotee of Lord Vitthal and his Punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in Margashirsh month. Sant Rohidas Punyatithi 2017 date is November 26.
Sant Rohidas was a cobbler (charmakar) by profession. He used to constantly meditate on Lord Vitthal, a manifestation of Bhagvan Sri Krishna. He used to chant bhajans dedicated to the deity.
Legend has it that once Bhagvan Vitthal appeared before Sant Rohidas to help in making 1000 shoes. He had to prepare 1000 shoes on a short notice from the king of the region. He had looked all around for help but got none.
It is said that Vitthal then zappeared as a young boy and asked Sant Rohidas to keep singing bhajans while he made the shoes.
Sant Rohidas was surprised to see the speed of the young boy. He continued singing bhajans and all shoes were prepared in one night.
Next morning the young boy told that he will return after taking bath.
Sant Rohidas took the shoes to the king who was pleased with the work.…

Story of Nanda - the foster father of Sri Krishna

Nanda was the foster father of Sri Krishna and he was the leader of the cowherds. As per the story in the Bhagavad Purana, Nanda Maharaj in his previous birth was one of the eight vasus. Due to a curse he was born as a cowherd.
Brahma had given the boon to Nanda that he will be liberated and return to his original abode when he will be born as a cowherd and would take care of the ninth avatar of Bhagvan Vishnu.
According to Shiva Purana, Nanda in one of his previous birth was a cowherd and was an ardent devotee of Shiva. Pleased with his devotion, Shiva provided him with the opportunity to look after Sri Krishna.

Gulab Maharaj Punyatithi at Paratwada near Amravati – Gulab Maharaj

Gulab Maharaj was a popular saint of modern era in Maharashtra. The death anniversary or Punyatithi is an important event at the Samadhi Stal of the great saint at Paratwada near Amravati in Maharashtra. Gulab Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is December 7. It is annually observed in Margashirsh month. The day is of great significance Paratwada near Amravati.
Hundreds of devotees arrive on the day at the Samadhi of Gulabo Maharaj to offer prayers. Special religious meetings are organized on the day.
Gulab Maharaj death anniversary is observed on the Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsha month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Varanasi Annapurna Temple Darshan Timing – Opening and Closing Time at Annapurna Devi Temple at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh

Dedicated to Goddess Annapurna Dev, VaranasiAnnapurnaTemple is located adjacent to the world famous KashiVishwanathTemple in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The darshan time at the temple is given in detail below. The opening and closing time of temple is extended on Dhanteras and Annakut day. The temple will be closed for long period when there is eclipse or grahan.
VaranasiAnnapurnaTemple Darshan Timing The shrine is open from 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM without break
Aarti Tings are 12:00 PM, 8:30 PM and 10:00 PM
Devotees are offered free food in the afternoon as part of the Annadanam rituals in the temple.
Related Read more about Varanasi Annapurna Temple

Managudi Mass Temple Festival Conducted by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

Managudi Mass Temple Festival is organized by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) in temples across the four southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.  Deccan Chronicle reports
“The primary motto of this programme is to restore the prime position of temples which have been the centres of socio-cultural life since ages in our country with the participation of the public. So far, we have successfully organized five programmes and we are set to celebrate the sixth one on the auspicious occasion of Karthika Pournami on November 6, 2014. This year, we will be also distributing “Holy Flags” to all the temples as a part of this mass programme”, the JEO added.  The arrangements for the sixth phase ‘Managudi’ got off to a ceremonious start with the preparation of the sacred Akshathas (holy rice) in Tirupati on Sunday. TTD JEO Pola Bhaskar formally launched the programme at the Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad office located at Old Huzur Office after a special p…

Know the Infinite within and give up all vain words – Swami Saradananda Thoughts

Know the Infinite within and give up all vain words.
The fathers of the Vedanta proclaim that its principles underlie all the different religions that exist on the face of the earth and all that will come in the future. The goal which the Vedanta points at is the goal towards which all religions, all society, all humanity are rushing, either consciously or unconsciously, through the process of evolution. The goal being the same in all religions, the Vedanta has no quarrel with any.
The Vedanta philosophy condemns nobody. What if a man be an atheist or an agnostic? The question is, is he sincere, and is he ready to sacrifice himself for the good of others and for the truth that he has known? The Vedanta says there is no fear for him.
To sing the glory of the Lord in the company of devotees is a means to devotion, if the right mood and proper atmosphere is kept up. But along with singing you should also spend time in repetition of His Name in silence.
Swami Saradanandaa direct discip…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 5, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi and Chaturdashi Tithi or the thirteenth and fourteenth day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth during waxing phase of moon till 6:23 AM on November 5. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra till 4:43 PM on November 5. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 4:43 PM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Vaikunta Chaturdashi.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Kartik Shukla Paksha Trayodasi and Chaturdashi Tithi or the thirteenth and fourteenth day during waxing phase of moon in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Utt…