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Live Darshan of Tulja Bhavani – Online Darshan from Tuljabhavani Temple in Tuljapur in Maharashtra

TuljaBhavaniTemple is one of the 51 Shaktipeetahs dedicated to Goddess Shakti. Goddess Tulja Bhavani is worshiped as Ambabai, Jagadamba, Tukai, Bhagwati and Durga in western parts of India. Now the famous TuljabhavaniTemple in Maharashtra is offering live darshan of the principal deity worshipped in the temple.

You can have the live darshan here at the official website of TuljaBhavaniTemple.

ShriTuljaBhavaniTemple located at Tuljapur in Osmanabad District in Maharashtra is one of the most important Goddess Shakti Temples in western part of India. Tulja Bhavani was the family deity of Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj and also of thousands of families in Maharashtra and neighboring states.

Rauravam Hell in Hinduism

Details regarding Hells in Hinduism are found in the Puranas especially the Garuda Purana. Rauravam Hell is mainly used to punish those people who have persecuted other living beings. In the Rauravam Hell, people are bound with ropes by attendants of Yama and thrown into the hell where they are bitten by snakes.

When such people are thrown in the Rauravam Hell, people whom they had tormented or cheated on earth assume the shape of snakes.

This concept of heaven and hell in Hindu tradition is based on Puranas. Such stories and incidents in Puranas are meant to keep human beings disciplined on earth.
Upanishads state that hell and heaven are on earth and lucky are those who realize the true self and attain bliss here.

Kannada Panchangam 2016 - Download Kannada Panchanga in pdf - Durmukhanama Samvatsara 2016

Kannada Panchangam 2016 is provided by the Sringeri Mutt. This Kannada Panchanga begins on April 8, 2016 and ends on March 28, 2017. The Panchanga is in PDF format and you can download it for free. This is the Durmukhanama Samvatsara Panchangam.

This particular Panchangam is useful for those people following the Kannada calendars. A month in this Panchangam is calculated from Pratipada after Amavasi (the day after no moon or new moon) to next Amavasi.
Download - The Kannada Panchangam can be downloaded in PDF format here

Saraswati Temples in Kerala

Here is a list of popular Saraswati Temples in Kerala, India. Goddess Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of wisdom, knowledge, intelligence and learning.

Panachikadu Saraswati Temple Panachikadu Saraswati Temple is located near Kottayam. The temple is known as Souther Mookambika. The main deity in the temple is Vishnu. Goddess Saraswati is worshipped in a separate sanctum. She is worshipped here in the form of Mookambika.

Chottanikara Temple Mother Goddess is worshipped in three forms in this popular temple. She is worshipped as Goddess Saraswati in the morning, as Lakshmi in noon and as Durga in the evening.

Varkala Shivagiri Sharada Temple This temple was consecrated by Sri Narayana Guru. Goddess sits on a white lotus here. The temple is located at Varkala Shivagiri.

Kumaranalloor Devi Temple Mother Goddess is worshipped in five forms here. She is worshipped as Goddess Saraswati in the early morning hours. Kumaranalloor is located near Kottayam.

Vadakum Paravur (North Paravur) Sri Mookambik…

Swami Vivekananda on the True Sacrifice of a Bhakta

In this evanescent world, where everything is falling to pieces, we have to make the highest use of what time we have,’ says the Bhakta; and really the highest use of life is to hold it at the service of all beings.

 It is the horrible body-idea that breeds all the selfishness in the world, just this one delusion that we are wholly the body we own, and that we must by all possible means try our very best to preserve and to please it.

If you know that you are positively other than your body, you have then none to fight with or struggle against; you are dead to all ideas of selfishness.

So the Bhakta declares that we have to hold ourselves as if we are altogether dead to all the things of the world; and that is indeed self-surrender. Let things come as they may.

The perfected Bhakta’s idea must be never to will and work for himself.

‘Lord, they build high temples in Your name; they make large gifts in Your name; I am poor; I have nothing; so I take this body of mine and place it at Y…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 25, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the dark phase of moon till 8:22 PM on March 25. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 25, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date.
Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatra till 11:14 PM on March 25. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatra the entire day on March 25 and till 1:10 AM on March 26. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 9:55 AM on March 25. Then onward it is Tula Rashi
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, G…