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Bhauma Pradosh 2017 dates

Pradosh, or Pradosha, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva and is observed on the 13th day of a lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. Bhauma Pradosh 2017 dates are given in detail below. When the Pradosh Vrata day falls on a Tuesday it is known as Bhauma Pradosh. Bhouma is another name of planet Mars or Mangal.

Bhauma Pradosh 2017 dates January 10,
May 23,
June 6,
October 3 and
October 17

Mangal or Mars is the presiding deity of Mangalwar or Tuesday. There are numerous legends in Hindu scriptures that are associated with Mangal and Shiva. It is said that Bhaum had performed intense Tapas and he was blessed with Mangal Loka by Shiva.
Shiva devotees undertake a fasting from sunrise to sunset on the Pradosh day.

Sashti Fasting Food – What can be eaten on Muruga Shasti fasting day?

Sashti fasting is dedicated to Muruga (also known as Kartikeya or Subrahmanya or Skanda). It is observed on the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. Those who observe strict Sashti fasting do not eat any food on the day. Other people eat rice offering from temple and fruits. Tea, coffee etc are avoided on the fasting day.

 Sashti fasting ritual begins on the day before Shasti – Panchami day.
Only a single meal is eaten on Panchami day. This is usually a single vegetarian meal.
On the Sashti day puja is performed in a MuruganTemple. Cooked rice which is offered in Murugan temple is consumed on the day.
Those observing partial fast eat fruits.
The fasting period is from sunrise to next day morning sunrise.
You may also like to read How to observe Sashti Fasting

Mandavi in Ramayana

In the Ramayana, Mandavi was the daughter of Kushadhvaja – brother of Janaka. She was a cousin of Mata and she was the wife Bharata, the second brother of Bhagavan Sri Ram.

When Rama was exiled, Bharata, who refused to become the king of Ayodhya. He went to Rama and returned with his Sandals.

He built a tiny Ashrama at Nandigram and remained there, worshipping Rama and doing the duty of a ruler as ordered by Rama.

Mandavi supported her husband’s decision. She too spend her time in meditation and helping her husband.
Mandavi is also the name of a river, which follows through North Karnataka and Goa.

Martand Bhairav Festival 2018 Date in at Jejuri Temple in Maharashtra

Martand Bhairav Festival is annually held in the marathi month of Maragaishra at the famous JejuriTemple near Pune in Maharashtra. Martand Bhairav Festival 2018 (date) is from December 8 to December 13. The festival begins on the Kartik Amavasi day and ends on the Champa Sashti day.

The festival is popularly known as Khandoba – Malhari Martand Bhairav Rathotsav.

Martand, or Malhari Martand, is an incarnation of Hindu God Shiva. It is believed that Martand fought demons Malla and Mani for six days and finally defeated them and restored Dharma on earth.

The festival is dedicated to this victory of Malhari Martand.

Majority of the temples dedicated to Malhari Martand form of Shiva are located in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Kaal Sarp Puja at Trimbakeshwar Temple – Kaal Sarp Yog Puja Performed at Trimbakeshwar Temple

Kaal Sarp Yoga is a very bad Yog in a person’s horoscope as per Hindu astrology. People who believe in astrology perform Kaal Sarp Puja to overcome the problems. It is highly benefitial to perform Kaal Sarp Puja in the vicinity Trimbakeshwar Temple as Shiva can remove all that is inauspicious and usher in peace and prosperity. After performing the puja one should take the blessing of Shiva at the shrine.
Please note that the Kaal Sarp Puja is not performed in the Trimbakeshwar Temple. It is performed by various pandits in their residence or at a place suggested by them. Or at a place that you suggest.
Kaal Sarp Yog happens when all navgrahas or planets or majority of navgrahas are located between Rahu and Ketu. When all the planets are located between moon's north node and the moon's south node Kal Sarp Yoga is formed. Complete Kal Sarp Yoga is formed only when half of the chart is unoccupied by planets.
The cost of the puja increases yearly. It will cost around 5000 rupees o…

Shivling Worshipped in Dholpur in Rajasthan Changes Its Color Three Times in a Day

A Shivling worshipped in a Lord Shiva Temples in Dholpur in Rajasthan changes its color three times a day. The 1,000-year-old Shivling is red in the morning, saffron during afternoon and dark at night. It is believed that the change in color is due to sunlight.
Bhagavan Shiva is worshipped here as Acchaleshwar Mahadev and the temple is located in the Chambal region of Dholpur District.

Thiruvattar Temple Darshan Timings – Opening Closing and Pooja Time at Thiruvattar Temple in Kannyakumari

Thiruvattar Temple is a huge temple dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu in Kannyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. Below is the Thiruvattar Temple timings in detail. Please note that there will be changes in the opening and closing time of the temple during important rituals and festival. The darshan time will be extended on special occasions.

Thiruvattar Temple Darshan Timings: Morning - 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM Evening – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Detail Pooja timings Usha Puja – 6:00 AM Uchikala Pooja – 11:00 AM Sayaratchai Pooja – 6:30 PM Athala Pooja – 8:00 PM

All come from one and return to one – Sri Anandamayi Ma

Once a dog came to the ashram to beg for food, Anandamayi Ma placed some food close to wooden tigers that were so realistically painted that they appear as real tigers. The dog obviously was in a quandary. He was eager to eat the food but fear of the tigers kept him from touching it. Anandamayi Ma thereupon remarked that the dog found himself in the position of most human beings who are held captive by their imaginary fears.

The one who is the eternal the atman (true self), he himself is the traveler on the path of immortality. He is all in all, He alone is.
Often Anandamayi Ma uses the analogy of water or the ocean to explain how one can have different aspects. By varying the temperature, one can turn water into ice or steam, without changing its essential nature. Similarly, stormy weather can temporarily divide an ocean into individual waves but when calm returns, the waves merge into the Ocean. All come from one and return to one.
Sri Anandamayi Ma