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Goddess Girija

Goddess Girija is one among the numerous names of Goddess Parvati. She is known as Girija as she is the daughter of the king of Mountains Himavan, who is also known as Himavat or Giri or Parvata Raja.
Legend has it that Giri, the king of the mountains, once performed intense austerities to fulfill the desire that Mother Goddess should be born as his daughter.
He performed the tapas for several years and one day went to take bath in the Padmateertha (Lake) in the Himalayas.
There he saw a very huge lotus with thousands of petals. Middle of the lotus was a new born who was happily playing.
King Giri went into the lake and took up the new born.
It was a girl child with a divine aura.
Giri showed the child to his wife Mena Devi who was ecstatic.
They adopted the child and named the baby Parvati.
Giri means hill or mountain and the daughter of King Giri came to be known as Girija.

Sringeri Mutt Kannada Manmathanama Samvatsara Panchanga 2015 – 2016

Current year as per Kannada Calendar is Manmathanama Samvatsara and the Sringeri Mutt has released the Kannada Manmathanama Samvatsara Panchanga 2015 – 2016. The Panchanga (from March 21 to April 8, 2016) is available for free online and can also be downloaded for free.
You can find the Sringeri Mutt Kannada Manmathanama Samvatsara Panchangam here at the official website.
Please note that you will need pdf reader installed to access the Kannada Panchangam.

Pichuka Vari Gantala Panchangam 2015– 2016 – Pichuka Vari Gantala Panchangam 2016

Pichuka Vari Gantala Panchangam is followed in Andhra Pradesh by many Hindu communities. This is the Telugu Panchangam for year 2015 to 2016 (March 21 to April 8, 2016). You can download the Panchangam in pdf at the BhadrachalamTemple website. You will need pdf reader installed to download the Panchangam. The Panchangam is in Telugu and contains all the important details.
Link – Pichuka Vari Gantala Panchangam

Girnar Pictures in 360 degree Panorama View – Virtual Tour of Girnar Temple in Gujarat

Temples in Girnar in Gujarat is dedicated to Jainism and Hinduism. The government of Gujarat is providing a 360 degree panorama view of the GirnarTemple. There are five breathtaking photos in the virtual tour. One picture is that of the Girnar temple and another is that of Girnar town.
Link – you can find the Virtual Tour of Girnar Temple here