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Story of the Disappearance of Saraswati River in Hindu Scriptures

Story of the disappearance of Saraswati River is found in the Anushasana Parva of the Mahabharata. Varuna, the God of seas, abducted Bhadra, wife of Sage Utathya. The sage was a descendant of Sage Angiras. The Sage asked the Devas to mediate with Varuna. However, Varuna refused to give back Bhadra.

An enraged Utathya undertook severe penance and meditation. By the power of his austerities, the sage dried up the waters of the world. He then asked Saraswati River to disappear into the sands and let the land deserted by her be impure.

Without water all living beings suffered. Finally, Varuna relented and returned Bhadra.

The sage then gave relief to living beings by returning water. This also entered the suffering of Varuna.
But Saraswati River did not appear again.

Kannada Marriage Dates in 2017 – Hindu Kannada Wedding Dates in Karnataka in 2017 as Per Kannada Calendar and Panchang

Kannada Marriage Dates based on Kannada Panchang and Calendar 2017 is given below. Please note that these are wedding dates for 2017 in Karnataka and are not applicable in other parts in India. This is because the calendar followed here is Amavasyath and is different from other regions in India. A month here begins the day after no moon or Amavasya day.

Kannada Marriage Dates in 2017

January 17, 2017 – 8:00 AM to 12:34 PM January 18, 2017 – 8:10 AM to 12:34 PM January 19, 2017 – 7:55 AM to 12:35 PM January 20, 2017 – 7:45 AM to 12:35 PM January 30, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

February 1, 2017 – 10:00 AM to 12:37 PM February 2, 2017 – 9:50 AM to 12:37 PM February 3, 2017 – 9:40 AM to 12:37 PM February 6, 2017 – 9:40 AM to 12:37 PM February 13, 2017 – sunrise to 12:37 PM February 14, 2017 – 9:25 AM to 12:37 PM February 16, 2017 – 9:20 AM to 12:37 PM February 17, 2017 – 9:20 AM to 12:37 PM February 28, 2017 – 8:35 AM to 12:37 PM

March 1, 2017 – 8:00 AM to 12:38 PM March 6, 2017 – 8:15 AM…

Navgrah Mandir at Rambagh in Allahabad – Navgraha Temple in Allahabad

Navgrah Mandir at Rambagh in Allahabad is dedicated to the nine planets or grahas in Hinduism. The temple has separate murtis or idols of Som, Mangal, Budh, Brihaspati, Surya, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu. This a new temple and the construction was completed in 2012 AD.

All the nine grahas are established over a circular platform in the huge hall. All the nine murtis are depicted riding their respective vehicles.

Murti of Hanuman and Shiva are installed opposite to the Navgrahas.

A huge murti of Vishnu lying on Sheshnag with Goddess Lakshmi sitting near his feet and Brahma sitting on a lotus is also part of the temple. This is a beautiful sculpture and it has good light synchronization.

The 98 windows of the temple have paintings from the Ramayana.

The temple complex also has shrines dedicated to Khatu Shyam, Goddess Sati, Salasar Balaji, Ramjanki and Lakshman, Radhekrishna and Ganesha.

A scene from Ramayana named Panchawati is depicted in carvings on a large wall in the temple compl…

Bhaum Pradosh at Ujjain Angareshwar Temple Dedicated to Shiva

Bhaum Pradosh is observed when fortnightly Pradosh fasting falls on Tuesday in Hindu calendar. The day is of great significance at the famous AngareshwarTemple dedicated to Shiva in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.
Pradosh vrat is observed on the 13th day of during the waxing and waning phase of moon and is dedicated to Shiva.

It is believed that performing puja on the day will help those people having trouble due to the bad positioning of Angarak Grah (Mangal) in their horoscope. Shiva is said to have control over the Angaraka.
Special Maha Arati is organized on the day at AngareshwarTemple.
AngareshwarTemple is located behind the famous MangalnathTemple.
Angareshwar means one who presides over Angarak or Mangal.

I recommend shampooing the mind everyday – Dada J P Vaswani

The mind is an instrument of cognition, of knowing things, knowing the material world. The soul is a ray of God, ‘that’ which you essentially are. The mind is an instrument with which we know, with which we try to understand things. The mind is discursive, while the soul is synergic. While the soul integrates everything, the mind analyses everything.

We need the help of the mind in doing our work on the physical plane. That is why we have brought with ourselves the instrument of the mind. In your mind you have a friend who is with you 24-hours a day! You may be alone, helpless or in distress, but your mind is ever ready to help you and to guide you to overcome any situation. But it is up to you to use it in the right way.

I recommend ‘shampooing’ the mind everyday! We need to cleanse our mind, we need to unclutter our mind, which often gets filled with wrong thinking and wrong ideas. And then, the minds of so many of us are negative. We must cleanse the mind of all the dirt and nega…