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Ambhora Temple - Shiva Temple at Ambhora near Nagpur

Chaitanyesvara Temple , popularly known as Ambhora Temple , is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is located at Ambhora which is around 74 km east of Nagpur city. The shrine is also known as Harinath Temple . The small but beautiful temple is noted for a red spiral structure and swayambhu Shivling. The shrine is located in a scenic spot. The temple attracts maximum devotees during Shivratri. During Shravan month devotees queue up to perform water and milk abhishekam on the Shivling. The most auspicious day in the shrine is Monday. Located nearby is the Samadhi sthal of Har Har Swami, a popular saint in the famous Bhakti Tradition in Maharashtra .

Karya Siddhi Hanuman Puja

An important puja dedicated to Hindu God Hanuman, Karya Siddhi Hanuman puja is performed for wish fulfillment. In this puja Hanuman is idealized as one who fulfills desires. The puja is usually performed in certain Hanuman temples in India , United States and other countries. Karya Siddhi Hanuman instills courage in a devotee to overcome obstacles. He blesses a devotee to overcome sorrows and problems. Certain temples that perform this puja claim that Karya Siddhi Hanuman puja is a powerful ritual performed to fulfill the most difficult things pending in life since long. The person is relieved of all afflictions be it spiritual, mental or material. Karya Siddhi Hanuman Mantra is believed to be highly powerful. Chanting of it is considered highly meritorious.

Panchanga Namaskar – How to perform Panch-Anga Namaskaram?

Panchanga Namaskar, or Panch-Anga Namaskaram, is a mode worshipping the deity in a Hindu Temple . This form of worship is mainly advised for women. Panch means five and anga here refers to body parts. The Panchanga are Knees, palms, forehead, folded hands and one-pointed mind. Standing on knees one touches forehead on the ground with the support of the palms. After this standing on knees one prays to the deity with folded hands (namaskaram) and one-pointed mind. It is believed that this form of namaskaram helps in strengthening the womb of women. While on knees and offering prayers, the eyes are closed tightly and folded hands are held above the head.

Pancha Devi – Five forms of Hindu Mother Goddess

The concept of Pancha Devi, or five forms of Mother Goddess, is more popular in Hindu culture in South India , especially in Kerala and parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Mother Goddess is worshipped as Adi Parashakti in this concept. When the desire for creation aroused in the Supreme Truth, it divided into Prakrti and Purusha. The Prakrti then divided into five forms for the process of creation. The five forms are Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Savitri and Radha. This concept is based on the belief that all the female forms in the universe are the different manifestations of Prakrti who is worshipped as the Mother Goddess. Durga is the consort of Hindu God Shiva. She is the mother of Ganesha. She takes various forms to protect her devotees. Lakshmi is the consort of Vishnu and is associated with prosperity and wealth. Saraswati is associated with intelligence. Savitri is associated with auspiciousness and is associated with the Tejas in all creation.

Bhagavad Gita in Marathi in mp3 audio for free download

This Bhagavad Gita mp3 audio in Marathi is provided by the Yatharth Geeta website. Each 18 chapter of the Bhagavad Gita is divided into different mp3 files. The translation and explanation in Marathi is provided by Shri Paramahansji Maharaj. The size of the files vary from 20 MB to 44 MB. You will have to download several files to get the complete Bhagavad Gita with commentary in Marathi. Each chapter is divided into two separate files. All eighteen chapters are available for download. You can download  Bhagavad Gita MP3 in Marathi here at yatharth geeta.