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Janmashtami 2018 Live Streaming - Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations 2018 Live Online From Dwarka Temple in Gujarat

Sri Krishna Janmashtami festival held at the famous Dwarka Temple in Gujarat will be available live online on September 3, 2018. The special Sri Krishna Jayanti live streaming and web casting will be available live from 11.30 PM IST on – September 3, 2018.

The live webcasting is by the Dwarkadish Devsthan Samiti.
The main celebrations that will be telecast live online will be the Sri Krishna Janmahotsav Aarti.
You can view the live webcast here at the official website of the Dwarka Temple.

You can also view in this link - Live Krishna Janmashtami

Why is Sri Krishna Jayanti celebrated on two different days?

Sri Krishna Jayanti or Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on two different days in year. In simple words, Lord Krishna has two birthdays. In 2018, Sri Krishna Jayanti or Sri Krishna Janmashtami is on September 2 and September 3. The birthday of Sri Krishna on August 15 is also referred occasionally as Vaishnava Sri Krishna Jayanti. Many Hindu sects in South, West and East India will be celebrating Sri Krishna Jayanti on September 2. Most of North on September 3.

According to traditional Hindu astrology, Lord Krishna was born when the moon entered the house of Vrishabha (Taurus) at the Rohini Nakshatram (star) on the eight day (Ashtami) of the second fortnight of the month of Sravana (this corresponds to the month of Bhadrapada Krishnapaksha in North India). All these conditions have to match to celebrate Sri Krishna Jayanti but most of the time these conditions never match in the calendars of various Hindu sects.

So the different sections in Hinduism have adopted their own standa…

Chavaneshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Chavaneshwar Form of Shiva – 30th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Chavaneshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that those worshipping Chavaneshwar Mahadev will have all their sins washed away.

The temple dedicated to Chavaneshwar Mahadev is located near the Idgah in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated King Shayathi.

Chavaneshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 30th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Chavaneshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

Rishi Chyawan performed intense austerities on a riverbank in a forest. He lost all count of time. His body was covered with mud. Anthill grew all around him. Only visible part of his body was his eyes. Sukanya, the daughter of King Shayathi, reached the spot one day.

She was fascinated by the two shining stones on the anthill. It was actually the eyes of Rishi Chyawan.

Sukanya tried to remove it using a sharp twig. This blinded the Rishi. He curse…

Tripureswari Temple at Udaipur in Tripura

Tripureswari Temple is located at Udaipur in Tripura and is a one of the 51 Shaktipeetahs in India. The main murti worshipped in temple is that of Goddess Kali in Sodasi form (sixteen year old). It is made of reddish black stone - Kastik Pathar. The temple is mentioned in the Kalika Purana.

The temple is also known as Kurmapitha. The popular belief is that left foot of Goddess Sati fell here after the infamous Daksha Yajna incident mentioned in the Puranas.
Apart from the main murti, there is a small murti in the temple known as Chotto Maa. This murti was earlier taken along with during hunting expeditions.

The most important date in the temple is the Diwali Amavasya day.

The holy pond in the temple is known as Kalyan Sagar – it is home to rare fishes and tortoises.
The temple is a popular center of Shakt Worship in Tripura. Sorashi Kali Mata is the third Mahavidya.

Sankashti Chaturthi September 2017 date – Sankat Nivaran Chaturthi in September 2017

Sankashti Chaturti, also known as Sankat Nivaran Chaturthi, is an auspicious day dedicated to Sri Ganesha in a traditional Hindu lunar month. September 2017 date of Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata is September 9 (Saturday) in Maharashtra and other parts of India. The Chandrodaya or moonrise time is 9:04 PM on September 9, 2017. It falls during the waning phase of the moon – fourth day after the full moon.

This is the Sankashti Chaturthi after 12-day Ganesh Festival. Certain Sarvajanik Ganesh Chaturthi puja ends on the day. Some homes and sarvajanik or public celebrations end on the day with Ganesh immersion.

Fasting on Sankashti Chaturthi begins at sunrise and ends after evening puja or after sighting the moon. Ganesh Temples conduct special pujas on the day.

It is widely believed by Ganesha devotees that observing Sankashti Chaturthi will bring material progress, happiness and fulfillment of desires.

The importance of Sankashti Chaturthi vrat was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira,…

Happiness is essentially an inner quality – Dada J P Vaswani

No matter who you are, not matter what circumstance you are placed in, you must realize that happiness is your birthright. You are entitled to happiness, and there are no conditions to fulfill, no strings attached.

Happiness does not depend on outer things. Happiness is essentially an inner quality! Happiness is your birthright! But happiness must come from within you.
You cannot depend on another person to make you happy or ‘give’ you happiness. This will place a tremendous strain on both of you. On the other hand, if you are truly happy inside yourself and allow the other person to feel the same, then both of you are truly bringing happiness to each other – without any expectations, with any pre-conditions, without any anticipations.
– Dada J P Vaswani