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Amarnath Yatra Health Certificate Form 2018 – Download the New Form for 2018 Yatra for Free

Amarnath Yatra Health Certificate Form 2018 is different from the previous years. The new form can be downloaded for free from the official yatra website. Due to the rise in causalities every year, authorities have decided to make medical certificate a must. The compulsory health certificate should be submitted at the time of registration. Amarnath Yatra 2018 begins on June 28.
Every person seeking registration to undertake the yatra must furnish a health certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP).
The separate compulsory health certificate form can be downloaded here - Medical Fitness Certificate form 2018. (click on the link). 

List of doctors and institutions that can issue the health certificate can be found here. - List of doctors and institutions authorised to issue health certificate.
The application form is in pdf format and you will need pdf reader installed in your computer to take print out of it.

What is Jaya Tithi in Hindu Astrology?

There are six different types of Tithi in Hindu astrology. Jaya Tithi is one among them. Tritiya, Ashtami are Trayodasi tithis. They are considered generally bad tithis.

The tithis are avoided in some regions as they are considered inauspicious.

Jaya Tithi is chosen for propitiating various forms of Mother Goddess.
Food donation and helping people during the period will help in redemption.

Shivratri Puja – How to do Mahashivaratri Puja?

Shivaratri, or Mahashivratri, is the night of Shiva and one of the most auspicious days dedicated to Lord Shiva. The day and night is for devotion and prayer to Siva. Maha Shivratri is the day when prayers and worship are given more importance. There is no fun or merrymaking as in other Hindu festivals. Here is a simple method to perform Shivratri Puja. Always remember that the origin of Shivratri is traced to a hunter who was an ardent Shiva Bhakta and in a critical situation he unknowingly washed a Shivalingam with his tears and unknowingly offered Bilva leaves. So what is important is devotion and not complicated rituals. Requirements for Shivratri Puja An image, picture or idol of Shiva. Or a Shivalingam.Bilva Leaves WaterOther normal puja items like lamp etc Prayers for Shivratri You can chant any one or more of the prayers dedicated to Lord Shiva or simply chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya.’ (You can find details about Shivratri Prayers and Mantras here) Fasting on Shivratri Most people fast…

Karikkakom Temple Timings – Opening Closing Pooja Time and Details at Karikkakom Chamundi Temple

Karikkakom Chamundi Temple is located near Thiruvanthapuram in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Chamundi. Karikkakom Temple Timings with detail opening and closing time is given below. Please note that the pooja and darshan time will extended or curtailed during important rituals. The shrine will remain closed during Grahan or Eclipse.

Karikkakom Temple Morning Pooja Timings
5:00 AM to 11:50 AM

Karikkakom Chamundi Temple Evening Darshan Timings
4:30 PM to 8:10 PM
Deeparadhana is at 6:30 PM.
The most important days in a week are Tuesday and Friday. Special rituals are observed on Tuesday and Friday.

Karikkakom Pongala 2018 date in Thiruvananthapuram – Karikkakom Chamundi Temple Pongala

Karikkakom Pongala is observed at the Sri Chamundi Temple located in Thiruvananthapuram. The annual Pongala festival in the temple is observed on the Makam Nakshatram in Meenam month. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Chamundi form of Goddess Shakti. Karikkakom Pongala 2018 date is March 28. The shrine is located off the NH47 bypass road and is around 7 km from Trivandrum town.

Without any persuasion or advertisement, women from all walks of life assemble in the Indian southern city of Trivandrum in Kerala on the day. There only aim is peace and prosperity with the blessings of Karikkathu Amma. Thousands of women cooking for the Mother Goddess - who as Annapurna is the provider of food for all living beings - is a sort of thanksgiving for keeping her children nourished.

Religious fervor, discipline, gratitude and the desire to help each other on the day by the people of the region is praiseworthy.

Pongala ritual comprises of preparing ‘prasad’ for the deity outside the shrine. Women…

Arattupuzha Pooram 2018 date – Arattupuzha Sastha or Ayyappa Temple Pooram Festival

Arattupuzha Pooram is the annual festival observed at the Sastha or Ayyappa Temple Temple at Arattupuzha Thrissur District in Kerala. The famous pooram festival in the shrine is observed in Meenam month. Arattupuzha Pooram 2018 date is March 29. The shrine is around 16 km south of Thrissur town. The festival begins on March 23, 2018. The important festival is observed on the Pooram Nakshatram day in Meenam month.

Utsava murtis Gods and Goddess worshipped in the nearby temples visit Lord Sastha on the Arattupuzha pooram day.

The highlights the seven-day festival are caparisoned elephants {with muthukkudas (sequined, glittering umbrellas) and venchamarams (white whisks)}, melam and fireworks. The most important days are the final two days.

The melam observed in the temple is known as Sasthavinte Melam. Traditional music - Panchavadyam, Pacharimelam and Pandimelam – are part of the festivities.

The utsava murti worshipped in the temple is taken around atop a caparisoned elephant, whic…

Simhastha Meaning – Simbhasth Kumbh Meaning

Simhastha is the term used to refer to the Kumbha Mela taking place at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. The meaning of Simhastha is associated with the time of the Kumbh Mela and Simha Rashi. Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv takes place when Surya (Hindu sun god) is in the Aries Zodiac (Mesha Rashi) and Jupiter (Brahaspati) is in the Leo Zodiac (Simha Rashi) when it takes place.

Hindu Teaching is Simple and Therefore We Fail to Understand It

The real reason why we fail to understand the true teachings of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) is because it is simple. This simple teaching is – Everything is Supreme Truth (God). We have allergy to simple things. So, we have transformed this simple teaching into complicated rituals and even more complicated philosophy. We have created complicated Gods and we sit and solve the complication daily.

All Hindu scriptures and all Gurus are sharing the same thought. They might be saying it in a different way but the essence is same – all animate and inanimate is Supreme Truth.

When this is teaching is understood and cemented in our mind all our problems are solved.

We can deal with any challenge that the life throws at us. We will not be bothered about success and failure. We will not be overpowered by attachment, disappointments and desires. Anger will not shake us up.

A person who has understood this teaching will wake up every day and do his/her karma without bothering about success or fa…