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Goddess Ugra Tara – About Goddess Ugratara

Goddess Ugra Tara is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is one of the name of Goddess Tara, the second of the Dasa Mahavidyas. Mother Goddess is Ugra Tara because she helps a devotee from any type of difficulty. She is the all protective Mother. Goddess Ugra Tara is offered prayers for overcoming all sorts of difficulties.   She is depicted with four hands. She holds bowl, lotus, sword (khadga) and scissors. People facing constant troubles from enemies get relief after offering prayers to this form of Goddess Shakti. She also protects all those devotees who follow the path of Dharma. She also mercilessly annihilates those that practice Adharma.

Sri Durga Lakshmaneswara Swamy Temple at Laxmaneswaram near Naraspur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Durga Lakshmaneswara Swamy Temple is located at Laxmaneswaram, which is about 3 km from Narsapur in West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine is located near the Vasista River (also known as the Vasista Godavari). The temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga. It is believed that Lakshman, brother of Bhagvan Sri Ram established the Shrine. This is a fierce form of Mother Goddess. However, she is kind to her devotees and fulfills their wishes. It is said that the Goddess do not like any commotion. She expects peace and silence. Due to this reason, there are no houses near the shrine. Tuesdays and Fridays are important days here. Annual temple festival and Navratri are the important festivals observed here.

Sri Anjaneya Swamy Vari Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Anjaneya Swamy Vari Temple is located at Narsapur in West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine is located near the Vasista River (also known as the Vasista Godavari). The temple is dedicated to Anjaneya Swamy – popularly known as Bajrang Bali or Hanuman. This is a beautiful shrine dedicated to Sri Anjaneya Swamy. The most important festivals observed in the temple are Hanuman Jayanti and Sri Ramnavami. The 41-day Hanuman deeksha or Hanuman Jayanti vratam from Chaitra Purnima to Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi attracts scores of devotees.

Sri Adikesava Embermanar Swamy Temple at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Adikesava Embermanar Swamy Temple is located at Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh. The shrine is located near the Vasista River (also known as the Vasista Godavari). The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Sri Puppala Ramanappa Naidu, a translator working for the British East India Company, constructed the temple around 300 years ago. The temple is similar in architecture to the Sriperambadur Temple at Bhootapuri in TamilNadu. So the temple is also known as Abhinava Bhootapuri. The annual temple festival (Brahmostsavam) is observed in Vaishakh month (April – May) and it attracts thousands of devotees.

Godavari Pushkaralu Importance – Spiritual and Religious Significance of Godavari Pushkaram and why it is performed?

Godavari Pushkaralu happens once in 12 years and is of great significance to Hindus around the world. It is believed that performing holy dip in Godavari River during the Pushkaram period will help in redemption of sins. It is also an highly auspicious period to perform rituals to departed souls. The spiritual and religious significance is due to the belief that during this period all Hindu Gods and saints take holy dip in Godavari and this makes the river sacred. The Pushkaram festival is performed in 12 important rivers when Jupiter enters a particular zodiac sign. Thus there are twelve pushkarams. The most important is the Godavari Pushkaram. The pushkaram lasts as long as the Jupiter remains in that particular Zodiac sign. Godavari Pushkaram happens when Jupiter enters Leo. Godavari Pushkaralu is conducted for 24 days. The first 12 days of Godavari Pushkaram is called Aadhi Pushkaram. The last 12 days of is known as Anthya pushkaram. Related Godavari Pushka

Sacred Places and Hindu Temples located at Kovvur in Andhra Pradesh

Kovvur is an important pilgrimage town with numerous sacred places and Hindu Temples in West Godavari District. The place located on the sacred banks of Godavari River. It is an important railway station on South Eastern Railway with frequent trains to Visakhapatnam (Vizag). The town is also located on the National Highway 5. Kovvur is famous as Goshpada Kshetram. Important temples, mutts and sacred places located here are Sivalayam Veerabrahmendra Swamy Temple, Gayatri Devi Temple Ramalayam Krishna Temple Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Gayatri Gosala. Sri Ramamananda Gowdiya Mutt Sri Anjaneyaswami Temple Kovvuramma Temple, Varada Gopalaswami Temple Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Sri C S B B S Swamiji Ashram Santhimatam Srinivasapuram One of the most renowned Goudiya Mutts is located in the town, opposite to the Lanchila Revu near the banks of Godavari River – Bhajans and talks on various leelas of Sri Krishna takes place here daily.

Trimbakeshwar Temple Timing – Opening and Closing – Darshan Time at Trimbakeshwar Temple at Nashik in Maharashtra

Trimbakeshwar Temple at Nashik in Maharashtra is one among the 12 Jyotirling temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Below is the opening and closing time at the shrine. Please note that the darshan timing at Trimbakeshwar Temple will be cut short or extended during important rituals. The shrine might remain closed during Grahan or eclipise. Trimbakeshwar Temple Darshan Timing The shrine is open from 5:30 AM in morning. The shrine closes at 9:00 PM in the evening. Please note that darshan will be restricted during various daily rituals, which will be based on local sunrise time.

Hanuman Temple at Siruli near Puri in Odisha – Siruli Mahavir Temple

Siruli Mahavir temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman and it is located at Siruli Village which is around 10 km off left of Siruli Crossing after Chandanpur on the Puri Bhuvaneswar National Highway . Hanuman Temple at Siruli is around 22 km from Pune and around 72 km from Bhubaneswar . The unique aspect of the temple is that the Mahvir Hanuman is always looking with his left eye on the Neel Chakra atop the Puri Jagannath Temple . Story of Siruli Mahavir Temple Legend has it that after defeating Ravana, Lord Ram had returned to Ayodhya. When all the ceremonies were over and Lord Ram was anointed as the king of Ayodhya, Hanuman set out on a pilgrimage and had visited Jagannath Temple at Puri. While returning back from Puri, he saw beautiful pond full of lotus flowers and He decided to offer His evening prayers here. Siruli Hanuman Temple is located at the spot where Hanuman offered His prayers. Architecture of the Temple The original

Sabara Srikhetra – Jagannath temple in Koraput – Observes Nabakalebara only if there are remnants of Holy Neem tree at Puri Jagannath Temple

Nabakalebara, change of murtis, worshipped in Puri Jagannath Temple is taking place in this year. Neem trees are selected and cut for making the new murtis. Sabara Srikhetra, Jagannath temple in Koraput, too observes Nabakalebara but only if there are leftover Daru (holy neem tree) of the Trinity at Puri.  The New Indian Express reports  The last Nabakalebara in Sabara Srikhetra was observed in 1971 when the remnants of the Daru used for preparing the idol of Lord Balabhadra at Puri temple were used for making all the three idols here.  Sources in the temple management said in 1969 Nabakalebara, after preparation of new idol of Lord Balabhadra at Puri temple, some timber was left. The then members of Sabara Srikhetra management urged the SJTA and Puri Gajapati Maharaj to donate the leftover Daru to make the three idols for Koraput Jagannath temple. The then SJTA agreed and the remnants of Balabhadra Daru were taken to Koraput with which the three idols were made in Sabara S

Ashwathy Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Ashwathy Birth Star Born male Character

Ashwathy Nakshatra is the first birth star or Nakshatra in Hindu astrology. Below are the important Ashwathy Nakshatra male characteristics. Males born in the birth star will be handsome. They will have luck in their favor. Will be agile and extrovert Will be humble Will have good intelligence. Will not be stable in romantic related matters. Will give importance to science and learning skills. Will be of helpful nature. Ashwathy Nakshatra born males will give importance to cleanliness.

Uthrattathi Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Uthrittathi Nakshatra Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Uthrattath Nakshatra born female is that they will have good communication skills. Another important character of the birth star is that they will never go against truth and existing laws Other Uthrittathi Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below: Will enjoy various pleasure of life. Will behave in humble and kind manner with others. Will do charity. Will be of helpful nature. Will show keen interest in health. Will be keen in amassing wealth. But will not be so keen in spending money. Will gather deep knowledge of subject in which they have interest. Will make good homemakers. Will never be proud. Will get love and respect of spouse.

Pooruruttathi Nakshatra Female Characteristics - Pooruruttathi Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Pooruruttathi Nakshatra born female is that they will never stay in a single place. They will move around. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be fearful. Other Pooruruttathi Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below: It will be difficult to understand the character of the person born in this Nakshatra. Will be interested in making friends with male members. Will get government jobs Will have a peaceful mind Will be keen on neatness Will be strict on punctuality and on doing job on time. Will have long life. Will be rich.