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Kanipakam Temple Timings – Seva and Opening and Closing Time at Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple

KanipakamVinayakaTemple is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha and the timings of the temple are quite similar to other temples in Andhra Pradesh. The opening and closing time might be shortened during eclipse or grahan. The important Seva held in the temple include Nijaroopa Darshan.
KanipakamTemple Timings The shrine is open from 4:00 AM in the morning to 9:30 PM in the evening.
The important seva include: Suprabhatam and the bathing of the deity with water from the BinduRiver (Bindu teertha abhishekam) – from 4:00 AM to 5:00 AN
Milk abhishekam is from 5:45 AM to 6:15 AM
Special abhishekams are held at 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Nijaroopa darshan is held from 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM, 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Ganapati Homam is held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Special Modak Puja is held before 12:00 PM
Ganapati Sahasranama Archana is held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM…

Gangamma – About Goddess Gangamma Devi

Goddess Gangamma is worshipped mainly in villages in South India. Some people consider her as an incarnation of Goddess Durga. There are many villages that believe Gangamma Devi is the goddess of disguise and she is a manifestation of Yogamaya – sister of Sri Krishna who disappeared into the sky. In many villages in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, Goddess Gangamma is the sister of Lord Balaji or Venkateswara.

Legend has it that Goddess Gangamma appeared on earth to put an end to rule of a demon king. She was famous for her beauty and was considered as the most beautiful woman on earth. The demonic king of the region tried capture Gangamma and make his wife. The Gooddess used her yogic powers and assumed various forms. Thus she came to be known as the goddess of disguise.
Another legend has it that Gangamma took seven different forms including that of a small girl, virgin, eunuch and a man. But on the eighth day, the goddess got fed up with the activities of the king and too…

Shri Nrusinha Saraswati Jayanti - Narsingh Saraswati Swami Maharaj Birth Anniversary – Guru Maharaj

Shri Nrusinha Saraswati, or Narsingh Saraswati Swami Maharaj or Guru Maharaj, who is believed to be the second manifestation of Guru Dattatreya. His Jayanti or birth anniversary is annually observed in Paush month. Shri Nrusinha Saraswati Jayanti 2019 date is January 8. The day is of great importance at Karanja near Washim in Maharashtra.

Shri Nrusinha Saraswati traveled across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa and Andhra Pradesh spreading spiritual knowledge and performing miracles. Scores of devotees became his disciples and some of them became saints in future.
The Janamsthan or the birth place of the saint is located at Karanja near Washim in Maharashtra.
Shri Nrusinha Saraswati Jayanti is observed annually on the Paush Shukla Paksha Dwitiya or the second day of the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sant Gadge Baba Punyatithi

Sant Gadge Baba Punyatithi is the death anniversary of Sant Gadge Baba. It is observed in Margahirsh month. Sant Gadge Baba Punyatithi 2018 - 2019 date is January 3. Also known as Sant Gadge Maharaj, the pious soul was a Marathi saint and great social reformer who worked for the upliftment of villages in Maharashtra.
Sant Gadge Baba traveled to villages in Maharashtra and started cleaning the gutters and roads. Through this he spread the message of cleanliness and values like service to humanity and compassion.
Sant Gadge Baba Punyatithi is observed annually on the Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Trayodasi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.
Related Sant Gadge Baba Jayanti or Birth Anniversary in Phalgun Month

Shukra Ashtottara Shatanamavali in pdf – 108 names of Shukra

Shukra Ashtottara Shatanamavali is the 108 names of Shukra. You can download the prayer in pdf format for free from the below link. The prayer is chanted for propitiating Navgraha Shukra.
The prayer can be chanted daily morning and evening.
Shukra Navgraha is considered as a good and helpful planet.
LinkShukra Ashtottara Shatanamavali in pdf

Virtual Tour of Chottanikkara Temple in Kerala through Photos - View Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple Pictures in 360 Degrees

ChottanikkaraBhagavathyTemple located at Chottanikkara near Ernakulam in Kerala is one of the popular Shakti Shrines. In this virtual tour you can view four pictures of ChottanikkaraTemple from various angles. You can view the photos in 360 degrees. The virtual tour is provided by dinamalar newspaper.

Link – Virtual Tour of ChottanikkaraTemple

A true devotee sees every test as an opportunity for spiritual gain – Swami Kriyananda

Perfect self-offering is possible only in deep communion with the Lord.
No institution can determine a person’s progress on the path to perfection, for this is determined by God alone, and consists in personal self-offering to the Creator.
By working on ourselves from the superconscious level, we find that it becomes actually a blessing to discover faults in ourselves. Each one gives us the joyful opportunity to offer something more to God. He can purify us, as no amount of psychological counseling and self-analysis ever will.
Our work should be a conscious, loving service to the Lord. It should be a devotional offering to Him.
A true devotee offers up his trials bravely, even lovingly, to God. He sees every test as an opportunity for spiritual gain. Each test passed brings him an increase of inner freedom, joy, and wisdom. At last he learns to behold God’s love behind every trial. No longer do his tests, then, seem like punishment, whether karmic or divine.
Swami Kriyananda