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108 Feet Ganesha - Biggest Ganesh Idol during 2016 Ganesh Chaturthi at Vizag – Tallest Ganesha in 2016 in Vishakapatanam in Andhra Pradesh

The tallest and biggest Ganesh idol during Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 is the nearly 108 feet and is located at MVP colony in Vizag. Another tall idol is the 86-ft Gajuwaka Ganesha in Vishakapatanam in Andhra Pradesh. Last year also this Ganesh murti at Vizag was the tallest. It is located at Lanka Grounds in Gajuwaka in Vishakapatnam.

Jateswar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Jateshwar Form of Shiva – 28th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Jateshwar 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 Jateshwar Mahadev will get sin redemption.

The temple dedicated to Jateshwar Mahadev is located at Gayakotha in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with a king named Vir Dhanva.

Jateshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 28th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.



Story of Jateshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

There lived a king named Vir Dhanva. He had no control over his temper. Once during a hunting expedition, he killed five deer. But the deer were actually the sons of a saint who were playing in the getup of deer. King was saddened and angry at the incident. He then went to the ashram of Devrat Rishi. Here he had an argument the Rishi and did not like the sage giving him advice. In anger, he killed the sage.

The king then roamed in the forest and lost his way. He wa…

Mogili Temple – Sri Mogileswara Swamy Temple Dedicated to Shiva at Mogili in Chittoor District

Mogili Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known as Sri Mogileswara Swamy Temple. It is located at Mogili Village on the Mumbai – Chennai Highway and is around 22 west of Chittoor town. The temple was constructed by pepper merchants and it belongs to the 10th century AD.


Lord Shiva is worshipped in the linga form in the sanctum sanctorum. Mother Goddess Shakti is worshipped here as Kamakshi.
The temple also has murtis of Chandeswara, Dakshinamurti, Virabhadra, Ganapati, Bhairava, Kumara, Goddess Parvati, Vishnu, Umasahita Chandrasekhara murti, Mahishasuramardini, Brahma and Surya.

Mogili Temple is unique because of the fact that it is entirely in the chola style and does not contain any structural additions of the Vijayanagara period.

The portrait sculptures on the pillars in the mukhamandapa are good specimens of the folk art of the period.

The murti of Veerabhadra in the temple is unique as it seen along with Daksha Prajapati with goat head.
This ancient temple is a must visit…

Highest Education Makes Our Life in Harmony With All Existence – Rabindranath Tagore

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.

There is only one history – the history of man. All national histories are merely chapters in the larger one.

Man will have to exert all his power of love and clarity of vision to make another great moral adjustment that will comprehend the whole world of men and not merely the fractional groups of nationality. The call has come to every individual in the present age to prepare himself and his surrounding for this dawn of new era, when man shall discover his soul in the spiritual unity of all human being.
Our needs are always in a hurry. They rush and hustle, they are rude and unceremonious; they have no surplus of leisure, no patience for anything else but fulfillment of purpose.
– Rabindranath Tagore

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 5, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, September 5, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 6:26 PM on September 5. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 5, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 6:23 PM on September 5. Then onward it is Swati or Chothi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 7:40 PM on September 5. Then onward it is Swati or Chothi Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 5:10 AM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Kan…