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Vishnu Represents Which among Five Elements in Panchayatana form of Worship

Panchayatana form of worship introduced by Adi Shankaracharya has assigned one element to one of the five deities in Hinduism. Vishnu is the embodiment of Aakasha Mahabhuta (ether or space). The five elements are ether/space, air, fire, water and earth. The five deities in Panchayatana form of worship are Vishnu, Mother Goddess, Ganesha, Surya and Shiva.

In this concept, the five deities are worshipped in the form of sacred stones found in five holy rivers.
Bhagavan Vishnu the embodiment of Aakasha Mahabhuta is worshipped with Saligrama found in the Gandaki River in Nepal.

Temple with ponds in the shape of Conch – Wheel – Mace – Lotus – attributes of Vishnu

Narahari Parvatha Sadashiva Temple, located atop Narahari Hill in Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, is dedicated to Mahadeva Shiva but the temple also has four unique water bodies or small ponds. These small ponds are in the shape of Shanka (Conch), Chakra (Wheel), Gada (Mace) and Padma (Lotus). These are important attributes of Bhagavan Vishnu.


Taking holy dip in the four ponds in the temple is considered highly meritorious. There is rush of devotees for holy dip on Mondays in Kartik Month (November – December) as per traditional lunar calendar in Karnataka.


Legend has it Nara and Hari forms of Bhagavan Vishnu did penance on the hill.

There is no purifier in this world like knowledge – Bhagavad Gita

Mankind comes to Me from many roads, and by whatever road they approach Me I welcome them, because all roads lead to Me.

There is no purifier in this world like knowledge. He who is himself perfected in Yoga finds it in the Self in time.

As the blazing fire reduces fuel to ashes, O Arjuna, so does the fire of knowledge reduce all actions to ashes.

Actions do not taint Me, nor have I any desire for the fruits of actions. He who knows Me thus is not bound by his actions.
Whose undertakings are all devoid of desires and purposes, and whose actions have been burnt by the Fire of knowledge, him the wise call sage.
 – Bhagavad Gita

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 10, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, June 10, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:19 AM on June 10. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 10, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 11:24 AM on June 10. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 8:05 AM on June 10. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 11:24 AM. Then onward it is Simha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Karka Rashi till 8:05 AM. Then onward it is Simha Rashi.
Festivals, …