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Vanabadrakaliamman – About Goddess Vanabadrakali Amman

Vanabadrakaliamman is worshipped mainly in certain rural temples in Tamil Nadu. She is a fierce manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. In fact, she is Goddess Kali – Devi Bhadrakali. The deity is part of the Amman worship prevalent in Tamil Nadu. The most popular legend has it that she blessed the Pandavas of the Mahabharata in the fight against seven Aravalli Sisters who were harassing people through witch craft. It was with her blessing that the Pandavas were able to overcome the sorcery and witchcraft of the evil sisters.

Another legend has it that Pagasooran, a demon, was terrorizing people in the region. They complained to Bhima, the second of the Pandavas. Pagasooran was equal in strength to the powerful Bhima. Finally with the blessing of Vanabadrakaliamman, Bhima overcame Pagasooran.
On of the most popular temples dedicated to Vanabadrakaliamman is located around 5 km from Mettupalayam near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
Vanabadrakaliamman is worshipped for early marriage and hea…

Tree to Carve Lord Balabhadra Murti for Puri Jagannath Temple Nabakalebara Found near Goddess Sarala Temple at Jagatsinghpur

The tree to carve Lord Balabhadra Murti during Nabakalebara 2015 was found near Goddess Sarala Temple at Kanak Pur in Tirtol Block in Jagatsinghpur. Along with Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshna are the four important mutis worshipped at Puri Jagannath Temple.
During the Nabakalebara ritual, new murtis are carved and they replace the existing murtis worshipped in the Puri Jagannath Temple. Odisha Diary Reports
This was informed by the Chief Administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration Suresh Mohapatra. Mohapatra said that the Banajaga Yatra team will reach Sarala on April 19 and rituals such as Ankuraropana and a three day long Yagyan  will be performed under the tree before cutting it down for Daru Bramha.

Swami Vivekananda on Sincerity and Purity of Purpose

Have you got the will to surmount mountain-high obstructions?
If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right? If your wives and children are against you, if all your money goes, your name dies, your wealth vanishes, would you still stick to it? Would you still pursue it and go on steadily towards your own goal?
As the great King Bhartrihari says, ‘Let the sages blame or let them praise; let the goddess of fortune come or let her go wherever she likes; let death come today, or let it come in hundreds of years; he indeed is the steady man who does not move one inch from the way of truth.’
 Have you got that steadfastness?. . . You need not write in the newspapers, you need not go about lecturing; your very face will shine.
If you live in a cave, your thoughts will permeate even through the rock walls, will go vibrating all over the world for hundreds of years, maybe, until they will fasten on to some brain and work out th…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 17, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, April 17, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:08 AM on April 17. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the 14th day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 17, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a bad day not good for auspicious functions.
Nakshatra – Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 8:27 PM on April 17. Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shiv Chaturdasi Vrat.
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the 14th during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punj…

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