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Sarangpur Hanuman Temple near Nizamabad in Telangana

Sarangpur Hanuman Temple is located near Nizamabad in Telangana. The shrine is dedicated to Hanuman, the greatest devotee of Bhagavan Sri Ram. Sarangpur Hanuman temple is around 8 km from Nizamabad.
Samarta Ramadas, Guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, laid the foundation stone of the shrine.



The Hanuman Temple is spread over a total of 1400 acres land and the temple is situated atop a rocky hill.
The murti of Hanuman is carved out of a large rock atop the hill. The shrine is built around the murti of Hanuman.

Adasa Temple – Adasa Ganapati Mandir near Nagpur

AdasaTemple is located at AdasaVillage, which is around 43 km northwest of Nagpur on Saoner- Kalmeshwar road in Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to Ganesha and is popularly known as Adasa Ganapati Mandir. It is one of the one of the eight Ashta-Vinayaks in Vidarbha.
The main murti of Ganesh worshipped in the temple is 12 feet tall and 7 feet wide. It is a swayambhu murti or one which appeared on its own.

The temple is spread over 10 hectares of land and there are nearly 20 temples in the AdasaTemple property.
The temple is located on an open ground with breath taking views.



Nearby atop a hill is a popular temple dedicated to Shiva – it has three swayambhu shivlings.

The temple attracts thousands of devotees during Ganesh Jayanti, Ganesh Chaturthi and Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat.

Special pujas and rituals are held in the temple. Adasa Ganapati is a wish fulfilling Ganesha.

Rajasthan Solar Eclipse Time on March 9, 2016 – Surya Grahan time in Jaipur – Jodhpur on March 9, 2016

The Solar Eclipse taking place in India on March 9, 2016 will be a partial eclipse in all places in Rajasthan. The Surya Grahan will be visible in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Jaisalmer, Sikar, Sirohi, Pali, Banswara, Baran, Barmer, Bikaner and other towns from 5:07 AM to 6:50 AM on March 9, 2016 – as per Indian standard time.

The grahan takes place during the early morning hours.

Detail Timing of Partial Solar Eclipse in Rajasthan Eclipse begins 5:07 AM on March 9, 2016 early morning Mid Eclipse is at 6:40 AM Eclipse ends at 6:50 AM

Uttar Pradesh Solar Eclipse Time on March 9, 2016 – Surya Grahan time Grahan time in Lucknow - Allahabad on March 9, 2016

The Solar Eclipse taking place in India on March 9, 2016 will be a partial eclipse in all places in Uttar Pradesh. The Surya Grahan will be visible in Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Noida, Allahabadand other towns from 5:07 AM to 6:50 AM on March 9, 2016 – as per Indian standard time.

The grahan takes place during the early morning hours.

Detail Timing of Partial Solar Eclipse in Uttar Pradesh

Eclipse begins 5:07 AM on March 9, 2016 early morning Mid Eclipse is at 6:40 AM Eclipse ends at 6:50 AM

Thiruvanvandoor Temple Festival – Utsavam at Thiruvanvandoor Vishnu Temple near Cherthala

Thiruvanvandoor Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it is located around 7 km from Chengannur in Alappuzha District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Thiruvanvandoor Vishnu Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is March 1.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, are performed as part of the festival.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Velorvattom Temple Festival – Utsavam at Velorvattom Mahadeva Temple near Cherthala

Velorvattom Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is located near Cherthala in Alappuzha District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Velorvattom Mahadeva Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is March 1. Arattu will be observed on March 8, 2016.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, are performed as part of the festival. Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Vamanapuram Anakudy Temple Annual Festival

Vamanapuram Anakudy Temple is dedicated to the Vamana manifestation of Vishnu and is located at Vamanapuram in Thiruvananthapuram District in Kerala. The annual festival or utsavam is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Vamanapuram Anakudy Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is February 28. The festival ends with arattu on March 6, 2016.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, are performed as part of the festival. Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Amrit Siddhi Yoga February 2017 date and time – Amrut Siddha Yoga

Amrit Siddhi Yoga, also referred as Amrut Siddha Yoga, is an auspicious period as per Hindu panchang and calendar. It is especially followed in North India. In February 2017, Amrit Siddhi Yog time and dates are February 6 and February 9. Amrit Siddhi Yoga is considered auspicious for all important ceremonies like house warming, opening of shops, booking of cars etc. Amrut Siddhi Yog occurs three or four times in a month.

Amrit Siddhi Yog date and time in Feb 2017

February 6, 2017 - 2:47 PM on Feb 6 to before sunrise on Feb 7

February 9 - 10:40 AM on February 9 to before sunrise on Feb 10.

Significance of Thaipusam

Thaipusam, like most Hindu festivals, celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is believed that Goddess Parvati gave the ‘Vel’ (lance) to Lord Muruga on the Thaipusam day to vanquish the Asura (demon) army. Thaipusam is observed on the Pusam star in the Tamil month of ‘Thai’ (January – February).

Lord Muruga, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, is also known as Skanda and Subrahamaniyan. He defeated Tarakasuran and other demons using the ‘vel.’ This is why most images of Lord Muruga have him carrying the powerful ‘vel.’
Thaipusam is mainly celebrated in the Tamil speaking world. In India, it is celebrated in the Southern State of Tamil Nadu and in parts of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Thaipusam celebration at the BatuCaves in Malaysia has become world famous. It is also celebrated with much fervor in Singapore.
Devotees carry Kavadi to Murugan temples on this day. Nowadays, Thaipusam celebrations garner international attraction for the body piercing with vel (lance) by devot…

Aluva Shiva Temple – Aluva Manappuram Shiva Temple in Kerala

A unique shrine located on the banks of Periyar River in Kerala, Aluva Shiva Temple is one of the 108 Shiva Temples in Kerala. The Swayambu Shivling worshipped here is not enshrined in a sanctum sanctorum. There is only a temporary structure. Aluva Manappuram Shiva Temple is located around 18 from Ernakulam North Railway Station.


It is believed that there used to be a temple located here which was built by Lord Parashuram. This shrine was destroyed by a flood. Later Vilwamangalam Swamiyar built a temple which was also destroyed by a flood. After this, it was decided that it is divine wish that there should be no shrine built here.
In certain years, the entire temporary shrine gets submerged in water. This is known as natural Arattu – bathing of the deity.


The naturally formed Shivling worshipped here is small and faces east. There is also a murti of Nandi in front of the Shrine.

The main festival observed in the shrine is the Aluva Sivarathri.
It is considered highly meritorious to …

Old Grudges Spoil the Present

Present is what matters. The old baggage of past we carry is a burden and it stinks and pollutes our present.

Flowers evolve into tasty fruits. People who have done bad to us in the past might have changed now. Avoid typecasting. People change with time.

The habit of keeping old grudges in mind affects our mental and physical health. We also knowingly or unknowingly pass it to our children and next generation in the family.
When we constantly discuss our bad past and bitterness, children get influenced by them and ignore the present. Such children keep grudges in mind and get alienated.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 24, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, January 24, 2016 (Today) – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 6:53 AM on January 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 24, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 8:40 PM on January 24. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Purnima. Magh Snan begins. Thaipusam
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Paush Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Paush month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Manmathanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1937 – Paush Purnima Tithi…