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Story of Goddess Kamakshi Worshipped in Kanchipuram

At Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, Mother Goddess Shakti appears as Goddess Kamakshi. She is worshipped here as an incarnation of Goddess Parashakti. Her story is associated with her wish to marry Lord Shiva. Legend has it that Goddess Kamakshi came to Kanchipuram and sat under the shade of a mango tree. Here she offered prayers to a Shivling made of sand. Through her austerities and devotion she was able to please Shiva who promised to marry her. Goddess Kamakshi sits in padmasana posture in Kanchipuram. It said that Goddess Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati reside in her eyes. Did You know? Kamakshi Devi of Kanchipuram is one of the Dasa Mahavidyas. She is considered as the Tripura Sundari form part of Dasa Mahavidyas. Near the door of the sanctum sanctorum of the temple there exists the Kamakoti Yantra  or Sri Chakram. The Sri Chakram has the images of eight forms of Goddess Lakshmi. The eight goddesses are Adya Lakshmi, Vidya Lakshmi, Santan Lakshmi, Saubhagya Lakshm

Pushya Masam 2022 - 2023 – Pushya Month 2022 Dates

Pushya Masam is a highly auspicious month for Vaishnava devotees. Pushya Masam 2022 - 2023 begins on December 24, 2022 and ends on January 21, 2023. Other festival dates in Pushya month 2022 – 2023 are given in detail below. Sankatahara Chavithi dedicated to Vinayaka in Pushya Masa in 2023 is on  January 10, 2023 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:57 PM – Indian Standard Time. Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Pushya Month are: Putrada Ekadasi  – January 2 (Vaikunta Ekadashi) Shattila Ekadasi – January 18 Purnima in Pushya Masam Pushya Purnima or Full moon day is on January 6.  The Purnima begins at 2:14 AM on January 6 to 4:38 AM on January 7.  Purnima Vrat is on January 6, 2023.  Shakambari Purnima is on January 6.  Shakambari Jayanti is observed on January 6.  Magh Snan begins on the day. Amavasya in Pushya Masam Pushya Masa Amavasya or No moon day is on January 21, 2023.  The Amavasi begins on at 6:18 AM on Jan 21 to 2:23 AM on Jan 22, 2023. Amavasya Vrat i

Rourkela Vaishno Devi Temple Timings - Information on Maa Vaishno Devi Mandir at Rourkela

Rourkela Vaishno Devi Temple is located atop a hill and is quite similar in architecture to the famous Vaishno Devi Mandir in Jammu. Rourkela Vaishno Devi Temple timings in detail is given below. Darshan and opening and closing time may vary during festivals and other important dates. Rourkela Vaishno Devi Temple Morning Darshan Time 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM Evening Darshan Time 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM Vaishno Devi Temple at Rourkela in Odisha is a replica of the famous Vaishno Devi Mandir in Jammu. The temple is located atop the Durgapur Hill. One has to climb more than 700 steps to reach the mandir. The shrine is at 15 min walking distance from Rourkla Railway Station. The temple is built atop the hill and part of the shrine is inside a cave. It is white in color and one can see the tower or gopuram from a distance. The main shrine is inside a cave which is lit up. The main offering here include red cloths, flowers and other puja items. Atop the hill there is also