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Different Names of Narmada River

Narmada River is known by several different names in Hindu Puranas. Here are some o the different names of Narmada River with its meaning.

Narmada is known as surasa as her waters (rasa) destroy sin and pollution. She is known as Kripa as she bestows favors to the world. She is known as Mahati and Reva due to her swift flow. Narmada is known as Karabha because she radiates happiness. She is known as Vipapa – one without sin.
Vishalya as she is healer of wounds.

Kigga Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Pooja Time – Darshan at Sringeri Kigga Temple

Kigga Temple, located near Sringeri in Karnataka, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva and Sage Rishyashringa is worshipped in the combined form here and the shrine is also known as Rishyashringeshwara Swamy Temple. Kigga Temple Timings are given below. Please note that the darshan timing will be extended during festivals and important rituals. The opening and closing time will be curtailed when there is grahan or eclipse.

Kigga Temple Morning Timings

5:30 AM to 8:30 AM 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM Evening Timings 4:30 PM to 8:15 PM
The shrine is open for 24 hours on Shivratri and on Rathotsava festival day.

Tarkulha Devi Mandir in Gorakhpur – Uttar Pradesh

Tarkulha Devi gets the name from the tad, or palm trees, found in the region. Tarkulha Devi Mandir is a very popular Shakti Temple in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. Legend has it that the murti worshipped in the temple belonged to Shaheed Bhandu Singh, who was hanged for participating in the revolt of 1857 against the British rule in India.

The shrine of Goddess Tarkulha Devi is east facing. There is a pindi form and murti form of Tarkulha Devi in the sanctum sanctorum.

The marble murti form of Goddess is 4 feet in height. She is covered with chunari and flowers. Only the face of Mother is visible. She wears a crown.

Bells of different size can be found in front of the temple.

Goat sacrifices are still made in the shrine.
The most important festival in the shrine is the Chaitra Navratri, thousands of people visit the temple to participate in the month long mela.

The world would be a much poorer thing if one creed absorbed the rest – Dr S Radhakrishnan

We cannot have religious unity and peace so long as we assert that we are in possession of the light and all others are groping in the darkness.
When two or three different systems claim that they contain the revelation of the very core and center of truth and the acceptance of it is the exclusive pathway to heaven, conflicts are inevitable. In such conflicts, one religion will not allow others to steal a march over it, and no one can gain ascendancy until the world is reduced to dust and ashes.
The Hindu solution to the problem is to seek the unity of religion not in a creed but in a common quest.
The world would be a much poorer thing if one creed absorbed the rest. God wills a rich harmony and not a colorless uniformity.
– Dr S Radhakrishnan

Source - The Hindu View of Life