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Amaravati Temple Timings - Amaralingeswara Swamy Temple Darshan Time in Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati Temple is located around 20 km from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Amaralingeswara Swamy Temple Timings is given in detail below. Please note that there will be change in opening and closing and pooja time during festivals and other important rituals. There will be change in darshan time during grahanam or eclipse.

Amaralingeswara Swamy Temple Timings

Morning Opening and Closing Time 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM Evening Opening and Closing Time 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lotus from Vishnu’s Navel and Brahma on it – the origin and story

One of the most popular images in Hinduism is that of a lotus sprouting from the navel of Vishnu with Brahma seated on the lotus. After the great deluge, Srihari Vishnu alone floats atop a banyan leaf. Jagadamba (Goddess Shakti) appears before the Vatapatrasayi Vishnu and reminds him that it is time for the next cycle of creation. Then from the navel of Vishnu appears a lotus with Brahma atop it.
Brahma then pays his respect to Jagadamba and Vishnu and begins the next cycle of creation. Brahma then created the Saptarishis and Prajapatis. All living beings were then created.
This version is mainly mentioned in the Devi Bhagavatam.
There are numerous versions regarding the origin of life on earth in Hindu Puranas. This is one among them.

Maha Ganapati

Maha Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. Worship of this form of Ganapathy is highly meritorious and a devotee is blessed with happiness, intellect and prosperity. Maha Ganapati mantra is
Hasteemdranana minduchuda marunachayam trinetram rasah
Dashilishtam priyaya sa padmakaraya svankashtayah santatam
Beejapoora gadekshu karmuka laschhakrabja pashotapala
Vreehagra svavishaana ratna kalasham hastaih vahantam bhaje

This is a unique form of Ganesha as He has a third eye and crescent moon on his head just like Shiva.

Maha Ganapati has 10 hands. His consort sits on his left lap. The ten hands hold lily flower, mango, broken tusk, conch, wheel, arrow, noose, paddy bunch, jewel pot and sugarcane.

This form of Ganesha is believed to bless a devotee with glory and prosperity.

When we see and accept our faults, we take the path to bliss

The only power we have is over our mind. We do not have control over outside things. Sadly, we have surrendered this only power and are slaves of the mind. Control the mind and we will find our strength.

Mind plays innumerable tricks on us. Learning to dodge these tricks and reaching the goal post is self-realization.

Before trying to know others we need to be aware of ourselves.

When we see and accept our faults, we take the path to bliss.
Instead of fighting with others, we should fight with our mind and get it disciplined.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 6, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, February 6, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:45 PM on February 6. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 6, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good and auspicious date.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 6:15 PM on February 6. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Magh Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, P…