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Goddess Samanya Lakshmi – About Samanyalakshmi

Goddess Samanya Lakshmi is one of the manifestations of Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of peace, prosperity and wealth. Goddess Samanyalakshmi is always depicted as having two hands. In fact the name is exclusively used to refer to the goddess when has two hands.
It must be noted here that Goddess Lakshmi is usually depicted with four arms.
But when she appears in the normal human form, she has two hands and is known as Samanyalakshmi.
This form of the Goddess resides among devotees and provides them with peace and prosperity. She resides in places which are clean.

Hari Jayanti 2018 date

Hari Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Bhagvan Shri Swaminarayan. He was born on Chaitra 9 in Vikram Samvat 1837 (3rd April 1781 AD) on the occasion of Ram Navami. Bhagvan Swaminarayan is the central figure of Swaminarayan sect and is an incarnation of the Supreme Being. Hari Jayanti 2018 date is March 25.
On this very special day, all followers of Bhagvan Shri Swaminarayan observe Upvaas. All Swaminarayan Temples worldwide carry out the birthday aarti at 10:10 PM (the time of incarnation) and then distribute the prasad of panchamrut and pinjaari.

During his stay on earth, Bhagvan Swaminarayan enlightened millions of souls and his immortal teachings continue to inspire millions around the world. Apart from spreading the message of Sanatana Dharma, he was also indulged in eradicating numerous social vices and correcting numerous unhealthy practices which were practiced in the name of Hinduism.

Photo Tour of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple at Jamalapuram in Khammam District of Telangana.

Dedicated to Lord Balaji, SriVenkateswaraSwamyTemple at Jamalapuram in Khammam District of Telangana is popularly known as Khammam Chinna Tirupathi. The Hindu newspaper is providing a photo tour of the shrine. The temple is also famous as Sain Jabali the blessings of Venkateswara after penance here. The spot is known as Suchi Gutta.
The temple is located around 80 km from KhammanTown.

You can take the photo tour here at the Hindu

Kalbhairav Yatra at Shirshi near Shirala – Shirshi Kal Bhairav Temple Festival

Kalbhairav Yatra at Shirshi is annually observed in Phalgun month. The yatra is the main festival and fair at the ShriKalBhairavTemple at Shirshi near Shirala in Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. Shirshi Kal Bhairav Yatra 2018 date is March 9.
Hundreds of people participate in the annual festival at KalbhairavTemple.
A fair and festival is held during the period and it attracts scores of devotees from nearby villages and town. The main rituals associated with rural festivals are followed here too.
Shirshi Kal Bhairav Temple Yatra is annually observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

The mind’s true home is the natural purity and simplicity of Reality – Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

The passion for external renunciation is like a blot of lightening. It may strike at any time. It is not a reasoned choice.
Before breaking open a jackfruit, you carefully rub your hands and forearms with clear oil so that the sticky milk of the fruit cannot adhere. Apply the oil of limitless awareness, and nothing will stick.
The mind’s true home is the natural purity and simplicity of Reality. This primordial abode must never for a moment be forgotten as we carry out our multileveled responsibilities for humankind.
Conventional enjoyments are the mere surface of true enjoyment – a rough surface, which consists of egocentric gratification and personal aggrandizement. We must unequivocally see through this deceptive surface in order to enter the depth of ecstatic Divine Enjoyment. To come to the end of worldly enjoyment is to experience Divine Bliss flowing through every action, every perception.
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Where to Buy Natural Holi Colors

Holi is fast approaching and thanks to the rigorous campaign carried out by NGOs and other environment organizations there is awareness in India among general public regarding natural Holi colors. But many people are not aware from where to buy natural Holi colors. eCoexist, a Pune-based social enterprise dealing in natural and recycled products in India, is promoting a range of natural colours under the name Rang Dulaar. Natural Holi colors from eCoexist are available in select stores in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Baroda, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Goa, Ahmedabad and Aurangabad.
If you are reading this article, we believe that you must be aware of the dangers associated with chemical Holi colors. If not you can read more about the dangers here. eCoexist is currently offering Red, Yellow, Green and Black colors. eCoexist says that colours are free from any chemical content and have been made by the women of Vanastree, the MalnadForestGarden and Seed Keepers Collective in collab…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 20, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, February 20, 2015 (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 Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:56 AM on February 20. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 6:00 AM. Then onward it is Purva Bhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 10:45 PM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Phulera Dooj. Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Phalgun Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, …