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Hanuman with Five Faces – Panchmukhi Hanuman

Panch Mukhi Hanuman is the form of Hanuman in which he has five faces. This is the Virata Rupa of Hanuman – a gigantic form that is beyond imagination of human mind. There are two forms of Panchmukhi Hanuman – in one all the five heads are that of Hanuman. In another form – only one head is of Hanuman and the other heads are that of Hayagriva, Narasimha, Varaha and Garuda.

As Hayagriva, Narasimha and Varaha are incarnations of Vishnu, Panchmukhi Hanuman is a combined avatar of Vishnu and Hanuman.

The five-faced Hanuman is widely believed to be Tantric representation of Hanuman as he is the perfect Siddha.

A story associated with Panchamukhi Hanuman states that Hanuman took this form to save Sri Ram and Lakshman who were captured by Mahiravan and Ahiravana during the Ram-Ravan war. The demons took them the netherworld and kept confusing the brothers with their black magic. Hanuman fought a fierce battle with the demons but was not able to defeat them. The only way to defeat Mahiravan a…

Maharshi Vitthal Ramji Shinde Punyatithi

Maharshi Vitthal Ramji Shinde was one of the most important social and religious reformers in Maharashtra. His Punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed on January 2. Vitthal Ramji Shinde fought against the practice of untouchability.
He worked for the equality of all human beings and for the unity of the depressed class.
For him religion meant getting personally and emotionally involved in the service of God.
He was also an active member of the Prarthana Samaj.
In 1917 he succeeded in getting the Indian National Congress to pass a resolution condemning the practice of untouchability.
He established a night school for children of the untouchables in Pune in 1905. He also established a depressed class mission the next year in Mumbai.

Bahiram – About Hindu God Bahiram

Bahiram is closely associated with Hindu God Shiva and is widely worshipped in the Amravati region in Maharashtra. One belief is that Bahiram is a corrupt form of Bhairav. The deity is also believed to be the guardian deity of the betel leaf gardens. Bahiram is also associated with the Khandoba worship in Maharshtra.
The most popular temple dedicated to Bahiram is located near Karanja-Baheram around 20 km from Achalpur. The temple is located atop a hill, locally known as, Bahiram hill, and is around 3 km from Karanja-Baheram.
The murti (idol) worshipped in the temple is Swayambhu, appeared on its own. The murti is 6 feet high and 8 feet to 10 feet in width.
Bahiram is the kul devata, or family deity, of many families in Maharashtra. Barias of Maharashtra annually go on pilgrimage to temples dedicated to Bahiram.
The main offerings to the deity include sindhoor, butter, coconut, lowers, red lead and parched rice.
Prayers are offered to Bahiram by couples for healthy children. The deit…

Malayalam Calendar 2002 Online – Download Kerala Calendar year 2002 in jpeg format

Malayalam Calendar 2002 followed in Kerala is provided by the Deepika Newspaper. The 2002 year Malayalam calendar contains important festivals in Kerala and uses Malayalam language to mention Nakshatram and festival details. This Kerala calendar of 2002 of Deepika is not in pdf format but in jpeg format. But you can save the webpage or image format and use it.
You can visit the newspaper website and download it here - Deepika MalayalamCalendar 2002.
You can try this to use the main calendar link. (in this select the 2002 calendar for viewing)

Crowd-sourced animation movie in Sanskrit

Punyakoti, which explores man-animal conflicts, will be the first crowd-sourced animation movie in Sanskrit.
Produced by Puppetica Media, an India based media house, Punyakoti will be the world's first full length animated movie in Sanskrit. The movie will be crowd funded and crowd animated by studios/schools across the world. The movie will also feature a unique musical experiment by the legendary music composer Sri Ilaiyaraaja.
The movie is based on a Kannada folk song that narrates the story of a confrontation between a cow and a tiger.
You can find more about the movie and contribute to it here – Punyakoti – A Sanskrit Animation Movie

Anticipating troubles leads to unnecessary worry – J P Vaswani

Anticipating troubles leads to unnecessary worry. We are told that worry is derived from two different Anglo Saxon roots which mean, “harm” and “wolf.” True, worry is harmful and it bites and tears us even as a wolf mauls a lamb.
A little worry or anxiety can be helpful, for it keeps us on the alert, and prepares us for action. But excessive worry has the opposite effect – it paralyses the will and makes us unfit for action. It clouds our vision and distracts the thinking process.
We have all been endowed with sufficient strength. God has blessed us with the means and resources to tackle our life each day. God does not dwell in the Heavens above, He is here in the heart within you. He gives you the strength to face the troubles that you may have to face on any given day.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 24, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, November 24, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:56 PM on November 24. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 1:06 PM on November 24. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 1:06 PM. Then onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi orthe second day during the waxing phase of moon in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Sa…