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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…

Chariot Festival at Birmingham in United Kingdom in 2016 – Ratha Yatra at Birmingham in Britain in 2016 by ISKCON

Birmingham Ratha Yatra, or Chariot Festival, celebrates the world famous Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. It will be held on July 24, 2016 at Birmingham in Britain. The procession is similar to the Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra but all the three murtis or idols are kept in a single chariot. The festival is organized by ISKCON devotees at Birmingham in United Kingdom.
The Chariot Festival is followed by festivities with free vegetarian food, stage program, festive music, children's activities and fun for all the family.



Ratha Yatra of ISCKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is a street festival and three chariots of Lord Jagannath (Krishna), Balabhadra and Subhadra are pulled by ISCKON devotees in the festival.
Today hundreds of Jagannath Rath Yatras are held around the world. In fact all the important cities in American and Europe conduct an annual Ratha Yatra after the Puri Festival.

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.

Chariot Festival at Prague in Czech Republic in 2016 – Ratha Yatra Prague in Czech Republic in 2015 by ISKCON

Prague Ratha Yatra, or Chariot Festival, celebrates the world famous Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. It will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Prague in CzechRepublic. The procession is similar to the Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra but all the three murtis or idols are kept in a single chariot. The festival is organized by Prague ISKCON.
The Chariot Festival is followed by festivities with free vegetarian food, stage program, festive music, children's activities and fun for all the family.
Ratha Yatra of ISCKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is a street festival and three chariots of Lord Jagannath (Krishna), Balabhadra and Subhadra are pulled by ISCKON devotees in the festival.

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.

Chariot Festival at Barcelona in Spain by ISKCON – 2015 Hindu Festival Ratha Yatra at Barcelona in Spain

Ratha Yatra, Chariot festival, dedicated to Jagannath, a manifestation of Hindu God Sri Krishna will be organized at Barcelona in Spain. In 2015, the Chariot Festival Barcelona in Spain organized by ISKCON will be held on Sunday, July 5, 2015.  The procession will move through the city and will see dance and other cultural activities.
This annual festival is being organized by Barcelona ISKCON.


Today hundreds of Jagannath Rath Yatras are held around the world. In fact all the important cities in American and Europe conduct an annual Ratha Yatra after the Puri Festival.

Most of the Rath Yatras outside India are conducted by ISKCON.

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.

Chariot Festival at Munich in Germany in 2015 by ISKCON – Hindu Festival Rath Yatra in Munchen in Germany

Rath Yatra, Chariot festival, dedicated to Jagannath, a manifestation of Hindu God Sri Krishna will be organized at Munich in Germany. In 2015, the Chariot Festival at Munchen in Germany will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015.  The Ratha Yatra procession will move through the city and will include dance and other cultural activities. This annual festival is being organized by ISKCON.



Ratha Yatra of ISCKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is a street festival and three chariots of Lord Jagannath (Krishna), Balabhadra and Subhadra are pulled by ISCKON devotees in the festival.
The pulling of the chariots is accompanied by singing, chanting, drums, cymbals and dancing. The procession ends with a stage show, festival and delicious vegetarian feast.

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.

Chariot Festival at Aalborg in Denmark in 2015 – Ratha Yatra in Aalborg in Denmark in 2015 by ISKCON

Aalborg Ratha Yatra, or Chariot Festival, celebrates the world famous Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. It will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Aalborg town in Denmark. The procession is similar to the world famous Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra held in Puri in Odisha in India but all the three murtis or idols are kept in a single chariot. The festival is organized by Copenhagen ISKCON.


The Chariot Festival is followed by festivities with free vegetarian food, stage program, festive music, children's activities and fun for all the family.
Please note that the world famous Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra in 2015 is on July 18.

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.

Chariot Festival at Stockholm in Sweden in 2015 by ISKCON – Hindu Festival Rath Yatra at Stockholm in Sweden in 2015

Rath Yatra, Chariot festival, dedicated to Jagannath, a manifestation of Hindu God Sri Krishna will be organized at Stockholm in Sweden by ISKCON. In 2015, the Chariot Festival at Stockholm in Sweden will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015.  The procession will move through the city and will see dance and other cultural activities.

Today hundreds of Jagannath Rath Yatras are held around the world. In fact all the important cities in American and Europe conduct an annual Ratha Yatra after the Puri Festival held in the PuriJagannathTemple in Odisha in India.
Most of the Rath Yatras outside India are conducted by ISKCON.
Pulling the chariot and participating in the Ratha Yatra is considered highly meritorious by Jagannath devotees.

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.

Chariot Festival at Novi Sad in Serbia by ISKCON in 2015 – Hindu Festival Ratha Yatra in Novi Sad in Serbia in 2015

Ratha Yatra, Chariot festival, dedicated to Jagannath, a manifestation of Hindu God Sri Krishna will be organized at Novi Sad in Serbia by ISKCON. In 2015, the Chariot Festival at Novi Sad in Serbia will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2015.  The procession will move through the city and will include dance and other cultural activities.
Ratha Yatra is based on the world the famous Puri Jagannath Festival organized in the PuriTemple in Orissa.



Ratha Yatra of ISCKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is a street festival and three chariots of Lord Jagannath (Krishna), Balabhadra and Subhadra are pulled by ISCKON devotees in the festival.
The pulling of the chariots is accompanied by singing, chanting, drums, cymbals and dancing. The procession ends with a stage show, festival and delicious vegetarian prasadam feast.

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

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 26, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:00 PM on May 26. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 26, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 5:46 AM on May 26. Then onward it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jamm…