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Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple – Kateel Temple near Mangalore – Goddess Kateel Devi Temple with contact address and phone number

KateelDurgaparameshwariTemple is dedicated to Goddess Durga, who is popularly known as Kateel Devi. KateelTemple is located near Mangalore in Karnataka. The contact address and phone number of the temple is given below. The popular belief is that Kateel Devi appeared to give redemption to River Nandini and to annihilate Demon Arunasura. The temple is located on the banks of the NandiniRiver.



Goddess appeared in the form of a bee to annihilate the demon Arunasura. She then appeared in the form of Linga to give redemption to River Nandini.
This is a very popular Shakti Shrine in the region. The subsidiary shrines include Nagas. Devotees arrange Yakshagana performance in the temple for fulfillment of a desire or as a service
The most popular festival in the temple is observed during Mesha Sankramana (Mid April) for eight days. Another important festival is the Laksha Deepotsava on Kartik Bahula Panchami day. Other important festivals include Navratri, Vasnatotsava and Naga Panchami.
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Indweller in the body of everyone is ever indestructible – Bhagavad Gita

There is no existence for the unreal, and the Real never ceases to be. Thus, the Knowers of Truth have ascertained the nature of what is real and what is unreal.
The Indweller in the body of everyone is ever indestructible, O Arjuna. Therefore you should not grieve over any living being.
That alone by which all this is pervaded is imperishable, because no one can destroy that Immutable Reality.
The Self is eternal, indestructible, but these bodies which inhabit the embodied Self are perishable.
Bhagavad Gita

Holiyamma – About Goddess Holiyamma

Holiyamma is a goddess in Hinduism. She is a village deity. It must be noted here that as per majority of the scholars, Holiyamma is one among the numerous names of Yellamma Goddess. But the term Holiyamma is widely used in Karnataka.
Her origin is similar to Goddess Yellamma.
She is mainly worshipped in rural areas. Her temples are usually found on the outskirts of a village. She is appeased sometimes by offering animals or birds.
Holiyamma is worshipped for early cure from diseases. She is also a fertility deity.

The Story of the Curse on Vishnu to Be Born on Earth Several Times

There is an interesting story in the Matsya Purana which narrates about a curse which made Hindu God Vishnu to be born on earth as incarnations or avatars and suffer pains and human emotions. Legend has it that the Devas (Demi Gods) were able to continuously defeat the Asuras (Demons) in battle. Fed up with this humiliation, the Guru of Asuras, Shukracharya went to pray to get the Mritasanjivani mantra which will make the Asuras invincible. Shukracharya asked the demons to take refuge at the Ashram of his father, Sage Bhrigu, while he was away. Devas led by Indra found out what Shukracharya was up to. So they decided to attack and finish off the demons before the sage receives Mritasanjivani mantra from Lord Shiva. When Devas reached the ashram of Sage Bhrigu, the sage was away. They thought this as the right opportunity to attack the demons. But the wife of Sage Bhrigu and mother of Shukracharya came to their rescue. She used her powers and made Indra, the king of Devas, immobile.…

Birthstone for Chothi Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Chothi Nakshatram?

Birthstone for Chothi Nakshatra is based on its ruler Rahu or Dragon’s head. The stone can protect Chothi Nakshatram born people from the negative effects of Rahu and helps in garnering the positive energy of Rahu, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Chothi Nakshatra is Hessonite. The gemstone is known as Gomedha or Gomedh or Gomedakam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Chothi Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing Gomedh will make the Chothi Nakshatram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Emerald Puja – How to do Puja of Emerald Ring with Birthstone? – Emerald Stone Puja Procedure

Emerald Puja should be performed on Wednesday. Here is a brief description on how to do puja of Emerald Ring with birthstone. Please note that procedure of the Emerald stone is just a guideline and you can be flexible while performing it.

When to do Emerald Puja?
The puja should be performed on Wednesday between 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM or 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. It is performed on Wednesday because Emerald is associated with Budha or Mercury. In Hinduism, Wednesday or Budhwar is dedicated to Budh.
Items needed while doing Emerald Puja
One Plate A kalash made of silver or steel Uncooked rice Chandan Kumkum Betel leaves Coconut Green cloth Flower garland Milk Sugar Mishri Elaichi Camphor Rose water A sweet
Emerald Stone Puja Procedure After taking bath and purifying oneself offer prayers to Ganesha. Then offer prayers to Budh.
Take the plate and spread rice over it. Take the kalash and draw three lines with three fingers. Do it five times . So that the kalash is decorated with chandan. Apply kum…

Birthstone for Swati Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Swathi Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Swati Nakshatra is based on its ruler Rahu or Dragon’s head. The stone can protect this Swathi Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Rahu and helps in garnering the positive energy of Rahu, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Swati Nakshatra is Hessonite. The gemstone is known as Gomedha or Gomedh or Gomedakam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.

Wearing the birth stone helps Swati Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing Gomedh will make the Swati Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Birthstone for Chitra Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Chitra Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Chitra Nakshatra is based on its ruler Mars or Mangal. The stone can protect this Chitra Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Mangal and helps in garnering the positive energy of Mars, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Chitra Nakshatra is Red Coral. The gemstone is known as Pavizham or Praval or Moonga in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.



Wearing the birth stone helps Chitra Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing Red Coral will make the Chitra Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Pushya Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Pushya Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Pushya Nakshatra born female is that they will be short tempered. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be highly intelligent. Other Pushya Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:



Will respect teachers.
Will be devotional
Will show courage to face new situations.
Keen interest in science and arts
Will be a good debater.
Will help relatives.
Good in handling wealth
Will have independent opinion.
Will be interested in dressing up.

Punarvasu Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Punarvasu Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Punarvasu Nakshatra born female is that they will be philanthropic. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be poetic by nature. Other Punarvasu Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:

Will be happy always – will try to put a brave face during adversity.
Will give top priority to cleanliness.
Will have respect for parents and elders.
Will have good healthy children.
Keen interest in charity and helping others.
Interest in art and music.
Will be slow in reacting to situations.
Might not make quick decisions.
Will be interested in buying new clothes.

Government plans to release new bi-metal 10 rupee coins and postal Stamps on Nabakalebara

Government of India is planning to release new bi-metal 10 rupee coins and postal Stamps on Nabakalebara festival at PuriJagannathTemple in Orissa. From the official website of Nabakalebara “We should not leave any stone unturned to popularize the mega event, which will be observed after 1996. The state government will release Rs five lakh from the Odisha State Council of Culture for publication of the special postage stamps,” said Odisha culture minister Ashok Panda.  The decision to release a special postal stamp was taken following a demand from different quarters. “The Centre has started the process of releasing stamp and postal cover on the occasion,” said a culture department officer. Recently, the postal department wrote a letter to the culture department, seeking funds to bring out the dedicated postage stamps. The Petroleum Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan held a review meeting with Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma in which Secretaries of Ministry of Culture and Tourism were…

Nirjala Ekadashi Fasting Story – Pandav Bhim Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Pandav Bhima Ekadashi, also known as Nirjala Ekadasi, falls on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha in the Jyeshta month (May – June). The story of Pandav Bhim Ekadasi is associated with Bhima, the second Pandava brother. The importance of Pandav Bhim Ekadasi is mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana.

The four Pandava brothers – Yudhisthira, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadeva – Kunti, mother of the Pandavas, and Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas, used to observe Ekadasi fasting without fail. Bhima, the second of the Pandavas, used to never fast as he could not control his hunger. He always had a guilt feeling of not observing the Ekadasi Vrat.

Once Bhima asked Veda Vyasa, who is also the grandfather of the Pandavas, to help in observing the Ekadasi Vrata. He said that Yudhishitra, his eldest brother, always asks him to observe fasting. He is ready to pray and give charity and observe all the rules but not fasting. And if there is no other way out he is ready to fast on one Ekadasi out of the 24 E…

Opening your heart to God is the most effective form of prayer – Dada J P Vaswani

Don’t be totally worried about everything that is going around you. It is my job signed, GOD.
Opening your heart to God is the most effective form of prayer.
I urge my friends never, ever to forget their daily appointment with God, as I call it – a brief, simple prayer first thing when you get up and a quiet reflective prayer before you fall asleep at night.
Keep on thanking God all the time – this is easy while one is enjoying the ride, but should also persist when the going gets tough.
Pursuit of wealth is like drinking sea water to slake one’s thirst. The more of sea water you drink, the more your thirst increases.
Dada J P Vaswani

Dharma Deva – About God Dharma

Dharma Deva is a deity in Hinduism and is prominently mentioned in the Mahabharata. This Dharma Deva was the father of Yudhishtira in the Mahabharat. He is the deity of Dharma or right conduct. He is also sometimes depicted as a person who upholds Dharma.
Vidura in the Mahabharat was a manifestation of Dharma.
Using the mantra given by Sage Durvasa, Kunti Devi invoked Dharma Deva and she was blessed with Yudhishtira.
At the end of the Mahabharata, Dharma Deva takes the form of a dog and follows the Pandavas.
As per the Puranas, Dharma Deva was the son of one of the Prajapatis. He is also believed to be the son of Brahma.
Dharma had married ten daughters of Daksha Prajapati.
His sons were Vasus, Bhanus, Maurts, Sadhyas and Vishvadevas.
The two famous Rishis Nara and Narayana are also his sons.
It must be noted here that Dharma Deva and Yama are two different deities.

Birthstone for Atham Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Atham Nakshatram?

Birthstone for Atham Nakshatra is based on its ruler Chandra or moon god. The stone can protect this Atham Nakshatram born people from the negative effects of Chandra and helps in garnering the positive energy of moon god, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Atham Nakshatra is White pearl. The gemstone is known as Muthu or Pavizham in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.

Wearing the birth stone helps Atham Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing White Peral will make the Atham Nakshatram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Pearl Puja – How to do Puja of Pearl Ring Birthstone? – Gemstone Pearl Puja Procedure

Pearl Puja should be performed on Monday. Here is a brief description on how to do puja of Pearl Ring with birthstone. Please note that procedure of the Gemstone Pearl is just a guideline and you can be flexible while performing it.

When to do Pearl Puja?
The puja should be performed on Monday between 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM or 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. It is performed on Monday because Pearl is associated with Chandra or Moon God. In Hinduism, Monday or Somvar is dedicated to Chandra and Shiva.
Items needed while doing Pearl Puja Two Thali or two plates Kalash – a small copper pot Rice Curd Jasmine or white flowers Lamp Chandan Kumkum Picture of Shiva and Goddess Parvati Milk Kheer or a white color sweet
Gemstone Pearl Puja Procedure After taking bath and purifying oneself offer prayers to Ganesha. Then offer prayers to Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Chandra moon god.
Pour curd in the kalash and put the Pearl or pearl ornament or pearl ring in it. Apply chandan and kumkum to the kalash Take a plate …

Birthstone for Hasta Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Hastam Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Hasta Nakshatra is based on its ruler Chandra or moon god. The stone can protect this Hastam Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Chandra and helps in garnering the positive energy of moon god, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Hasta Nakshatra is White pearl. The gemstone is known as Muthu or Pavizham in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.



Wearing the birth stone helps Hasta Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing White Peral will make the Hastam Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Ruby Stone Puja – How to do Puja of Ruby Birthstone? – Gemstone Ruby Ring Puja Procedure

Ruby stone puja should be performed on Sunday. Here is a brief description on how to do puja of ruby birthstone. Please note that procedure of the Gemstone Ruby Ring is just a guideline and you can be flexible while performing it.

When to do Ruby Stone Puja?
The puja should be performed on Sunday between 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM or 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. It is performed on Sunday because Ruby is associated with Surya or Sun God. In Hinduism, Sunday or Ravivar is dedicated to Surya.
Items needed while doing Ruby Stone Puja
Red cloth preferably silk Wheat Dhoop sticks Lamp with five wicks Chandan Kumkum Yellow flowers Rava Upma cooked – it is the Prasad A piece of jaggery
Gemstone Ruby Puja Procedure After taking bath and purifying oneself offer prayers to Ganesha. Then offer prayers to Surya. Spread the cloth before image or murti of Surya and put wheat on it. Wash the Ruby stone or ornament having ruby stone. Apply chandan, kum kum and place it on the red cloth Light lamp with five wicks and pe…

Birthstone for Uthiram Nakshatram – Which is the gem stone for Uthram Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Uthiram Nakshatram is based on its ruler Surya or Sun God. The stone can protect this Uthram Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Surya and helps in garnering the positive energy of sun god, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Uthiram Nakshatra is Ruby. The gemstone is known as Manikyam or Manik in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.



Wearing the birth stone helps Uthram Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing Ruby will make the Uthiram Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Birthstone for Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Uttara Phalguni Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra is based on its ruler Surya or Sun God. The stone can protect this Uttara Phalguni Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Surya and helps in garnering the positive energy of sun god, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra is Ruby. The gemstone is known as Manikyam or  Manik in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.



Wearing the birth stone helps Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing Ruby will make the Uttara Phalguni Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Birthstone for December Born Male and Female – Gem Stone for December Month

Each person born in a particular month has a birthstone or gem stone dedicated to them. For male and female born in December month, the birthstone is Turquoise. Wearing Turquoise stone is lucky for both girls and boys born in the month. Turquoise is known as Firoza in Hindi and other regional languages in India.
You can also wear Firoza during date, engagement and other functions.


Wearing the stone in ring or chain for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for December Born.

For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear Turquoise.

Lucky Color for December Born – Which is the lucky color for December born people?

Which is the lucky color for December born people? The lucky color for December born male and female is Sky Blue. Wearing Sky Blue color dress and stones like Turquoise are good for December born men and women.
You can also wear dress with shades of sky blue during date, engagement and other functions.



Wearing sky blue color dress for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for December Born.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear stones like Turquoise.

Ardra Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Arudra Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Ardra Nakshatra born female is that they will be fickle minded. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be of strict nature. Other Arudra Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:



Will have long life.
Will easily find the fault of others.
Will be proud.
Will make good friends especially those in power and high positions.
Will be honored and rewarded for excellence.
Might lie purposefully
Will be talkative
Might face trouble in married life.

Mrigasira Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Mrigashirsha Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Mrigasira Nakshatra born female is that they will be energetic and enthusiastic. Another important character of the birth star is that they will have constant mood swings and change in opinions. Other Mrigashirsha Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:



Will be beautiful with good figure.
Will be smart in handling money and wealth.
Will talk sweetly.
Will win over people easily.
Will be of peaceful nature.
Will follow rules and regulations.
Will have good and healthy children.
Might commit mistakes knowingly.
Will make lot of enemies.
Will like to travel a lot.

Shahji Temple at Vrindavan – Tede Khambe Wala Mandir

Dedicated to Bhagvan Sri Krishna, ShahjiTemple at Loi Bazaar in Vrindavan is popularly known as Tede Khambe Wala Mandir meaning ‘temple with spiral pillars.’ The temple is known as ShahjiTemple as it was built in 1876 by two wealthy jewelers from Lucknow named Shah Kundan Lal and Shah Fundan Lal.



The main murti worshipped in the temple is that of Radha and Krishna. The murtis the main sanctum sanctorum are too small and therefore they are popularly known as Chote Radha Raman. There is also a murti of Goddess Ganga in the shrine.
The temple is famous for its exquisite and beautiful architecture. The entire temple is made of Italian marble. There are 12 pillars made of white marble in the temple.
The faces of the two brothers who built the temple are engraved on the floor. This is because the two brothers believed the entire Brij Bhoomi to be a temple. They wanted their faces to be covered with the holy sand when devotees invariably stepped on them.
There is a room in the temple compl…

Shirdi Sai Mandir at Wardha Road in Nagpur – Shirdi Sai Baba Temple at Wardha Road in Nagpur

Shirdi Sai Mandir at Wardha Road in Nagpur is a popular shrine dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra. The SaiBabaTemple is located located in Vivekanand Nagar facing Wardha Road in Nagpur. Devotees believe that the temple is blessed by Sai Baba.



The small temple attracts thousands of devotees daily. During Thursdays and special days associated with Shirdi Sai Baba more 20,000 devotees visit the temple.
The temple has a life size murti of Shirdi Sai Baba in sitting posture.
One can perform various pujas here. People observing Thursday fasting dedicated to Sai Baba make it a point to visit the shrine.

Birthstone for Pooram Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Pooram Nakshatram?

Birthstone for Pooram Nakshatra is based on its ruler Venus or Shukra. The stone can protect this Pooram Nakshatram born people from the negative effects of Shukra and helps in garnering the positive energy of Shukra, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Pooram Nakshatra is Diamond. The gemstone is known as Heera or Vajram in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.



Wearing the birth stone helps Pooram Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. People will also be spiritually inclined after wearing it.
It is also believed that wearing Heera will make the Pooram Nakshatram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Bahinabai – A Maratha Bhakti Saint – She Was a Devotee of Sant Tukaram Maharaj

Bahinabai was a great Bhakti Saint during the 17th century in Maharashtra. Bahina or Bahini is a Varkari female-saint. She was born in an orthodox Brahmin family and was already married when she became a follower of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. Her devotional verses are famous and are also translated into English.
Her husband and family were initially furious of her following Sant Tukaram Maharaj as he was from low caste and also not from the traditional spiritual learning. But later her husband realized his mistake and accepted her decision.
Her poems describe her disillusionment with life, difficulties in the path of devotion and her attainment of inner joy with the help of Sant Tukaram Maharaj.
She described the problems faced by high-caste women – like no right to listen or read the Vedas, not allowed to chant Gayatri mantra or Om, not allowed to listen or participate in philosophical conversations etc.
It was through the teaching of Sant Tukaram Maharaj (who was not bodily present) tha…

Gemstone for Weight Loss – Best Gemstone Used for Weight Loss – Jewelry for Weight Loss

The one gemstone that can assure weight loss is Red coral. It is one of the best gemstone used successfully by many people to shed weight. Ring jewelry with red coral stone is considered ideal for the purpose.


Why Red Coral Gemstone is best for Weight Loss?
Because it helps in good health and long life. Good health means you will have a good weight. Plus it is well known that wearing red coral help in having a good physical health.

The stone also helps in attracting other people.

Birthstone for Purva Phalguni Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Purva Phalguni Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Purva Phalguni Nakshatra is based on its ruler Venus or Shukra. The stone can protect this Purva Phalguni Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Shukra and helps in garnering the positive energy of Shukra, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Purva Phalguni Nakshatra is Diamond. The gemstone is known as Heera or Vajram in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.

Wearing the birth stone helps Purva Phalguni Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. People will also be spiritually inclined after wearing it.
It is also believed that wearing Heera will make the Purva Phalguni Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Birthstone for Magha Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Magha Natchathiram or Makam Nakshatram?

Birthstone for Magha Nakshatra is based on its ruler Ketu. The stone can protect this Magha Natchathiram or Makam Nakshatram born people from the negative effects of Ketu and helps in garnering the positive energy of Ketu, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Magha Nakshatra is Cat’s eye. The gemstone is known as Lahsuniya or Vaiduryam or Sutramani in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.

Wearing the birth stone helps Magha Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. People will also be spiritually inclined after wearing it.
It is also believed that wearing the Lahsuniya stone will make the Magha Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Birthstone for November Born Male and Female – Gem Stone for November Month

Each person born in a particular month has a birthstone or gem stone dedicated to them. For male and female born in November month, the birthstone is Topaz. Wearing Topaz stone is lucky for both girls and boys born in the month. Topaz is known as Pitammani or Pushp Raag in Hindi and other regional languages in India.



An alternative stone November month born people can wear is Citrine. Citrine is known as Sunela in Hindi and other regional languages in India.
You can also wear Pitammani during date, engagement and other functions.
Wearing the stone in ring or chain for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for November Born.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear Topaz.

Lucky Color for November Born – Which is the lucky color for November born people?

Which is the lucky color for November born people? The lucky color for November born male and female is Yellow. Wearing yellow color dress and stones like Topaz are good for November born men and women.
You can also wear dress with shades of yellow during date, engagement and other functions.



Wearing yellow color dress for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for November Born.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear stones like topaz or citrine.

Rohini Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Rohini Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Rohini Nakshatra born female is that they will have leadership qualities. Another important character of the birth star is that they will have constant difference of opinion with their mother.Other Rohini Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:



They will be proud.
Will be firm in decision and thinking.
Good character.
No bad habits
Will behave pleasantly and in decent manner with others.
Will be orthodox and traditional.
Will be steadfast in their marriage vows.
Will become happy and sorrow quickly.

Kartika Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Kartika Birth Star Born Female Character

The most important characteristics of Kartika Nakshatra born Female is that they will be truthful. They will have good health and will be beautiful. Another important character is that is that they will be intelligent and keen in studies. Other Kartika Nakshatra Female Characteristics are:



Will be good in cooking.
They will win the praise of  others.
Loveable nature.
Good strength.
Some of will have short temper.
Might not be keen in following rules and regulations.
They will stay away from siblings due to misunderstandings.
Will be unduly worried about the future of children.
Might not be thankful.

Sandalwood scent heals wounds and could help in curing diseases

Sandalwood paste is an essential part of all Hindu pujas. It is applied on the body by Hindu devotees. Now it has been discovered that sandalwood scent heals wounds and could help in curing numerous other diseases. Mother Nature Network reports  Research has found that skin cells react positively when exposed to the sandalwood smell, which could have applications in curing diseases. Research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology found that people have about 350 olfactory receptors in their noses but these receptors also are present in sperm, the prostate, kidneys and intestines. The study showed that when those skin receptors were near the scent of synthetic sandalwood, they became active and prompted cell proliferation and migration. Exposing these extraordinary receptors, called OR2AT4, to sandalwood may be the key to healing many diseases including cancer, study author Dr. Hanns Hatt said. “I feel a mission to convince my colleagues, and especially clinicians, that …

Om Narayanaya Nama – It importance from Narayana Upanishad

Let ‘OM’ be first said, then nama and afterwards Narayanaya.
‘Om’ is one syllable
‘Nama’ is two syllables and
‘Narayanaya’ five syllables.
Thus ‘Om Narayanaya Nama’ is that eight syllable invocation, from the repetition of which are obtained: long life, wealth, and progeny; and finally, immortality, by participating in the bliss ineffable of god.
The syllable OM is composed of the letters, ‘a’, ‘u’, and ‘m’, and he who repeats these letters thus joined together shall be delivered from the miseries of transitory existence.
Hence Om Narayanaya Nama is that invocation, which whoever repeats, he shall ascend to Vaikunta.

Budh Beej Mantra in Hindi – The Benefits of Budh Beej Mantra

Budh Beej mantra is a powerful prayer dedicated to Budh – Mercury – on fo the Navgrahas in Hindu astrology and belief. The benefit of the mantra is that it helps in garnering all the positive aspects of Budh. Budh Beej Mantra text in Hindi is given below.
The mantra is to be chanted 4,000 times as per Astrologers and jyothish text.

It is believed that Budh can help in attaining peace, prosperity and health. It also helps children in education. Good for those looking for job.

Budh Beej Mantra in Hindi text



Telankhedi Hanuman Temple near Nagpur – Telankhedi Hanuman Mandir

As the name indicates, HanumanTempleTemple is dedicated to Hindu God Hanuman and it is located at Telangkhedi near Nagpur in Maharashtra. A popular ShivaTemple is also located nearby. The temple is around 6 km from Nagpur city center. This famous HanumanTemple in Nagpur is located on the banks of TelankhediLake.



It is believed that Lord Ram during his exile period rested at the spot where the HanumanTemple is located.
TelankhediHanumanTemple attracts hundreds of devotees daily6. The number of devotees visiting the temple swell manifold on Tuesdays and Saturdays and during Hanuman Jayanti (April).
The murti worshipped in the temple is red in color. It is a wish fulfilling Hanuman murti.
Numerous other shrines dedicated to various gods in Hindu pantheon can be found near the shrine.

Telankhedi Shiv Temple near Nagpur – Telangkhedi Temple

As the name indicates, TelankhediShivTemple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and it is located at Telangkhedi near Nagpur in Maharashtra. A popular HanumanTemple is also located nearby. The temple is around 6 km from Nagpur city center. A popular lake in the region is located nearby.



TelankhediShivTemple attracts thousands of Shiva devotees in a month. The number of devotees visiting the temple swell manifold during Mahashivratri (February/March).
At the entrance of the small but ornate temple is a very beautiful sculpture of Nandi, the bull of Shiva.
This is a very ancient temple and one can find numerous other small shrines in the vicinity of the temple which are dedicated to other deities in the Hindu pantheon.

Birthstone for Ayiliyam Nakshatram – Which is the gem stone for Ayiliyam Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Ayiliyam Nakshatra is based on its ruler Mercury or Budh. The stone can protect this Ayiliyam Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Budh and helps in garnering the positive energy of Mercury, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Ayiliyam Nakshatra is Emerald. The gemstone is known as Panna or Marathakam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.



Wearing the birth stone helps Ayiliyam Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It also bestows fortune and rewards.
It is also believed that wearing the Panna stone will make the Ayiliyam Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.
An alternative stone the Nakshatra born people can wear is Chrysoprase.

Rajasuya Sacrifice – About Rajasuya Yaga

Rajasuya sacrifice is a yaga associated with Hindu religion and it is performed by a King to attain moksha or liberation. One of the most popular Rajasuya Yaga was performed by King Yudhishtira in Mahabharata. The main offering in this yajna is the juice of the plant soma.
The sacrifice is mentioned in Taittriya Samhita, Taittriya Brahmana and in Kalpa Sutras. It takes around three years to complete the Rajasuya Yaga.
A single Rajasuya Yaga consists of several soma yajnas, pashu yajnas and Ishti (oblation of butter and fruits etc). The four months stay in a place is also part of the sacrifice.
The five important aspects of the yajna are Pavitra Soma Yajna, Abhishchaniya Soma Yajna (which also includes Dasapeya), Keshavapaniya Soma Yajna, Vyusi Dwirara Soma Yajna and Kshatrasya Dhriti Soma Yajna.
The Rajasuya Yajna performer goes around in a chariot in ceremonial procession and he is addressed as Thou art a Brahmin – four times. A game of dice is also organized during the yajna.
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Birthstone for Ashlesha Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Aslesha Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Ashlesha Nakshatra is based on its ruler Mercury or Budh. The stone can protect this Aslesha Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Budh and helps in garnering the positive energy of Mercury, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Ashlesha Nakshatra is Emerald. The gemstone is known as Panna or Marathakam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.


Wearing the birth stone helps Ashlesha Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It also bestows fortune and rewards.
It is also believed that wearing the Panna stone will make the Aslesha Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.
An alternative stone the Nakshatra born people can wear is Chrysoprase.

Story of Goddess Varahi

Goddess Varahi is one of the seven mother goddesses or Sapta Matrikas. She incarnated to restore Dharma on earth, which was threatened by a demon named Pandasura. Legend has it that Pandasura performed severe penance for several years for Shiva and asked him for the boon of immortality. But Shiva said that all that is born on earth has to undergo transformation. So Pandasura asked the boon that he should be killed only by a woman who was not born of another woman. Shiva granted this boon.

With the help of the powerful boon, Pandasura started performing all adharmic activities on earth. Fed up with this, human and devas approached Shiva for a solution. He directed them to Goddess Shakti as only a woman could annihilate Pandasura.

Goddess Shakti promised to help them. She then took the form of Goddess Varahi – a unique form with the face of boar and the body of a woman.

She then fought Pandasura along with Ganesha and annihilated him. Goddess Varahi thus restored the dharma that was thr…

Birthstone for Pooyam Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Pooyam Nakshatram?

Birthstone for Pooyam Nakshatra is based on its ruler Saturn or Shani. The stone can protect this Pooyam Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Shani and helps in garnering the positive energy of Saturn, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Pooyam Nakshatram is Blue Sapphire. The gemstone is known as Neelam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.



Wearing the birth stone helps Pooyam Nakshatram people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. People will also be spiritually inclined after wearing it.
It is also believed that wearing the Neelam stone will make the Pooyam Nakshatram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.
An alternative stone the Nakshatra born people can wear is Lapis Lazuli.

Birthstone for Pushya Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Pushyami Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Pushya Nakshatra is based on its ruler Saturn or Shani. The stone can protect this Pushyami Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Shani and helps in garnering the positive energy of Saturn, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Pushya Nakshatra is Blue Sapphire. The gemstone is known as Neelam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.



Wearing the birth stone helps Pushya Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. People will also be spiritually inclined after wearing it.
It is also believed that wearing the Neelam stone will make the Pushyami Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

An alternative stone the Nakshatra people can wear is Lapis Lazuli.

Birthstone for October Born Male and Female – Gem Stone for October Month

Each person born in a particular month has a birthstone or gem stone dedicated to them. For male and female born in October month, the birthstone is Opal or Tourmaline. Wearing Opal stone is lucky for both girls and boys born in the month. Opal is known as Upala or Sagar Raj in Hindi and other regional languages in India.



An alternative stone October month born people can wear is Tourmaline.
You can also wear Tourmaline during date, engagement and other functions.
Wearing the stone in ring or chain for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for October Born.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear Opal.

Lucky Color for October Born – Which is the lucky color for October born people?

Which is the lucky color for October born people? The lucky color for October born male and female is Variegated – a variety of colors. Wearing mixed color dress and stones like Opal are good for October born men and women.

You can also wear dress with shades of different colors during date, engagement and other functions.
Wearing mixed color dress for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for October Born.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear stones like opal.

Bharani Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Bharani Birth Star Born Female Character

The most important characteristics of the female born in Bharani Nakshatra are that they will be spiritual and will show lot of interest in religious matters. Another key character of women born in Bharani birth star is that they will be of loving nature.



Good intelligence and will be courageous.
Will be of great help to siblings.
Will get love and affection of brothers.
Will show interest in sports and music.
Will be romantic.
Interest in sex related matters.
Will have healthy children.
Will have a long life.
Will not take a firm decision in many matters.
Will be lethargic.
Will behave rudely at times.

Ashwini Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Ashwini Birth Star Born Female Character

Ashwini Nakshatra is the first birth star or Nakshatra in Hindu astrology. Below are the important Ashwini Nakshatra female characteristics. Females born in the birth star will have good character. They will be very intelligent.

Will show good courage in the face of difficulties.
Will get the respect of family members.
Will have a kind heart and loving mind.
Will be beautiful and will bring luck.
Women will also be blessed with good and healthy children.
The Nakshatra born people will give importance to cleanliness.
Will be alert and will show good capability in handling various kind of matters.
The birth star born people will prefer liquid food.
The Ashwini Nakshatra born people might get offended easily. Some will have uncontrollable anger.
Will  not like unwanted advices and too much control.

Information – Official Website of Nabakalebara Festival in Puri Jagannath Temple

The Government of Odisha has created an official website exclusively dedicated to the Nabakalebara Festival in PuriJagannathTemple. The website contains numerous information including the latest news on Nabakalebara, the important rituals, festival dates etc. Information regarding various Nabakalebara mobile apps and who to install them are also mentioned. The website is regularly updated with factoids and articles by scholars.
You can visit the official Nabakalebara website here.

Unfinished work and unsubdued enemies are like unextinguished sparks of fire – Thirukural

Whatever else you do not reign in, reign in your tongue, for an  unbridled tongue will utter foolish things and will lead you to misery.
All the desires of a man will be fulfilled on the instant if from this heart he banishes anger.
Gifts to the poor alone can be classified as gifts. All other gifts are of the nature of expecting something in return.
Unfinished work and unsubdued enemies are like unextinguished sparks of fire. They will grow over time and overwhelm you.

Do with deliberation those things which require detailed consideration and for which enough time is available. For those things that require prompt action, don’t waste a lot of time in deliberation. Thirukural

Sati Ansuya Mata Paradsinga Photos – Pictures of Sati Ansuya Mata of Paradsinga near Nagpur in Maharashtra

Sati Ansuya Mata of Paradsinga was great saint in the Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra. She performed numerous miracles during her lifetime. Below are her photos. The pictures were provided by the Sansthan of Sati Ansuya Mata Paradsinga near Nagpur in Maharashtra.







Sati Ansuya Mata Mandir at Paradsinga Village near Nagpur in Maharashtra – Sati Ansuya Temple at Paradsinga

Sati Ansuya Mata Mandir is a popular religious place at ParadsingaVillage near Nagpur in Maharashtra. The temple is dedicated to Sati Ansuya Mata a popular female saint – who lived during the 19th century. She was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra. She performed numerous miracles during her lifetime.
Sati Ansuya Mata was born on 5th May, 1926 and she left her physical body on 10 January, 1997. During her stay on earth she helped the needy and poor, she cured the illness of many people, she brought water to dried wells, she showed the correct path to her devotees…innumerable are her miracles.
Sati Ansuya Mata Mandir is the place where Sati Ansuya Mata left her physical body.
The temple complex is divided into three parts – Dhuni, Dhyan Mandir and Samadhi Mandir.
Dhuni Mandir is where one can see an eternal flame which is burning continuously. Udi, the sacred ash of the fire, is considered very powerful and pious and it is distributed among devotees.

Dhyan Mandir is…

Kunwara Bhivsen Temple at Nagpur in Maharashtra – Kunwara Bhimsen Mandir

KunwaraBhivsenTemple at Navegaon near Nagpur in Maharashtra is dedicated to Kunwara Bhimsen, a deity worshipped by Gonds, Other tribals and Hindus in the region. Kunwara Bhimsen is believed to be a manifestation of Mahadev Shiva. He is also the fourth Dharma Guru of the Gond Tribe.
Kunwara Bhimsen Mandir is located atop hill and is surrounded by small hills with forts. The murti worshipped in the temple is smeared with kumkum and is red in color.



There is a shallow well nearby which is always filled with water.
The most important fair and festival is observe on Chaitra Krishna Paksha Panchami or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon as per traditional Hindu Lunar Calendar followed in Maharashtra.
It is the birth anniversary of Kunwara Bhimsen.
Those people who have had their wishes fulfilled offer prayers on the day. Music, dance, animal sacrifice and huge fair are part of the festivities.

Hatkeshwar Mahadev – About Hatkeshwar Form of Shiva

Hatkeshwar Mahadev is one of the manifestations of Hindu God Shiva. Hatkeshwar is the patron deity of the Nagar community in India. There is an interesting story that explains the appearance of Shiva as Hatkeshwar Mahadev.
After death of Sati, Shiva lost his interest in worldly life and started roaming around in inept state. He roamed naked all around the world and once he walked into an ashram of a group of sages. Shiva who looked like a naked yogi garnered attention of all the people. The wives of the sages were attracted to Shiva and the husbands noticed lust in their wives eyes for Shiva.

The sages considered this naked yogi as a distraction and cursed him. They cursed that the naked yogi become impotent. This caused great upheaval in nature as Shakti cannot reproduce without Shiva. All creation came to a standstill. There were no births and only there was death all around.
Finally, Brahma asked Shiva for a solution. He said that when he is worshipped in Shivalinga form the worl…