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Calendar in Hindi 2017 – Download Hindi Language Calendar 2017 for free - Hindi Calendar 2017

The Hindi calendar 2017 is provided by the website ashram. It has marked all the important festivals and tithi in the Hindi language. The 2017 Hindi calendar is not in pdf format but in picture format. You can save it each month for your personal use.
You can find Hindi language calendar 2017 here at the official website of Ashram.

Story of Shukracharya and Jayanti, daughter of Indra

There is a story in the Puranas which state that Jayanti, the daughter of Indra, became wife of Shukracharya for 10 years. Shukracharya was the priest and teacher of Asuras or demons. Once Devas defeated the Asuras. To acquire more powers, Shukracharya performed intense austerities to please Shiva.

When the penance of Shukracharya became severe, Indra was worried and wanted to break it. Indra thought that Guru Shukra would acquire new powers, which will make Asuras powerful.

Indra asked his daughter Jayanti to become the servant of Shukra and to break his penance somehow or other.

Jayanti did not like her father’s intention; but she also did not want to disobey her father so she followed his orders.

She went to Kailasa, became the attendant of Shukra, and stayed with him. She served him without any complaints. She maintained her chastity and did not disturb the Guru in anyway.

She spoke only words, which would be pleasing and helpful to him.

This continued for several years. Lord Sh…

Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple Timings – Nelluvaya Temple Pooja Timings with Opening – Closing and Darshan Time

Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple is located at Nelluvaya in Thrissur District in Kerala. The shrine is around 21 km from Thrissur town. Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple Timings with detail opening and closing time is given below. Please note that the pooja and darshan time will extended or curtailed during important rituals. The shrine will remain closed during Grahanam or Eclipse.

Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple Timings

Morning Darshan and Puja Time 5:00 AM - Temple opens
6:00 AM – Usha pooja
8:00 AM - Pandeeradi pooja
10:30 AM - Uchapooja

Temple will be closed from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Evening Darshan and Puja Time 5:00 PM - Temple opens for evening poojas
6:00 PM - Deeparadhana
7:30 PM - Athazha Pooja
8:00 PM - Temple closes

Andal Neerattotsavam – A Festival Dedicated to Andal in Dhanrumasa at Tirupati Balaji Temple

Andal Neerattotsavam is a unique festival dedicated to Goddess Andal, or Godadevi, in Dhanrumasa at the famous Tirupati Balaji Temple. The festival begins seven days before the Bhogi festival in Dhanurmasam. In 2019, Andal Neerattotsavam begins on January 6, 2018.

On all days during the period (starting from January 6), Andal is performed special pujas in the morning at the Sri Govindarajaswami Temple. After the puja, Andal is taken out on a palanquin procession from Sri Govindarajaswami Temple. She moves through the mada streets and settles down at the Neeratta mandapam at Ramachandra Teertham.

At the Neeratta Mandapam, Abhishekam, Nivedanam, Saattumora and Asthanam are conducted as per customs to Godadevai. She remains there till evening. Later the deity is being adorned with flowers and carried back in a palanquin to Sri Govindarajaswami temple.

The Neerattotsavam is being performed for seven days.
On the eighth day i.e. on the Bhogi day, Andal along with Lord Krishna, ascends the…

Kadammanitta Padayani – Kadammanitta Devi Temple Patayani Festival

The ten-day long Patayani festival observed in Kadammanitta Devi Temple attracts thousands of Padayani enthusiasts. The festival is organized annually from the first of Medam month to the 10th of Malayalam Medam month. Kadammanitta Devi Temple Patayani Festival 2017 date is April 14 to 23. Valiya Padayani is observed on Medam 8 and in 2017 it is on April 21.

Kanijramala Kolam and Oorali Padayani are the main attractions here.
Padayani, also referred as Padeni, is performed in honor of Goddess Bhadrakali in important Devi Temples in Central Kerala.
Kadammanitta Devi Temple is located around 5 km from Pathanamthitta.

Khatu Shyam Mandir in Jharia at Dhanbad, Bihar – Dhanbad Khatu Shyam Temple

Khatu Shyam Mandir is located at Jharia and in Dhanbad and the shrine is dedicated to Khatu Shyam, also known as Barbareek, is the grandson of Bhima in the Mahabharata. He willingly gave his head in charity to Lord Krishna before the Mahabharata war. Dhanbad Khatu Shyam Temple is maintained by the Marwari community and is one of the important temples dedicated to the deity outside Rajasthan.
The main murti of Khatu Shyam worshiped in the temple is north facing and it sits on a silver throne. Shringar of the murti is performed using an 11-meter long cloth.

The sanctum sanctorum is 8 by 10 feet and the height of the dome is 30 feet. The sanctum sanctorum also has a silver horse, the vehicle of Khatu Shyam.

108 types of bhoga are offered to the murti. Ekadasi and Dwadasi in the Phalgun month are considered highly meritorious. Dasami nishan yatra – spiritual journey using flags is held on Phalgun Dasami. These flags are then offered to the deity.

The temple, puja and decoration of the mu…

Bhagavad Gita – Karma Vairagya Yoga Teachings

He who is devoted to the path of action and is pure in soul, who is master of his self and has conquered the senses, who realizes the Self as the Self in all beings, though acting,he is not touched by taint of action.

The man who is united with the Divine, the knower of Truth, thinks, “I do nothing at all.” For in seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, eating, moving, sleeping, breathing, speaking, giving, seizing, opening and closing the eyes, he holds that only the senses move among the objects of the senses.

He who acts, abandoning attachment, surrendering all actions to God, is untouched by sin, even as a lotus leaf by water.
The yogis abandoning attachment, perform action only for the purification of their souls.
Bhagavad Gita – Karma Vairagya Yoga