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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.

Five Trees in the garden of Indra

Thiruvalluvar Day

Tiruvalluvar Day marks the birth anniversary of the immortal Tamil Poet-Saint Thiruvalluvar. He is the author of Kural or Thirukural, a poetic composition of great antiquity in Tamil Literature which can be termed as a treatise on the art of living a happy and peaceful life. In 2019, the date of Thiruvalluvar Day is January 15.

It is believed that Thiruvalluvar wrote the Thirukural in the second century AD but there are also some scholars who believe that it was written in first century BC.

Thiruvalluvar in Thirukural diagnoses the intricacies of human nature and one will be captivated by his thorough knowledge of human psychology. Many of his insights on human mind are yet to be studied by modern psychology. His advices on various topics are sagacious and practical and are relevant in all times. Each new generation is attracted to his teachings in the Thirukural as it is not hampered by prejudice or dogma of any kind.

The birth anniversary of Saint Thiruvalluvar is observed on the …

Pushya Masam 2018 - 2019 – Pushya Month 2018 Dates

Pushya Masam is a highly auspicious month for Vaishnava devotees. Pushya Masam 2018 - 2019 begins on January 6, 2019 and ends on February 4, 2019. Other festival dates in Pushya month 2018 – 2019 are given in detail below.
Sankatahara Chavithi dedicated to Vinayaka in Poush Masa in 2019 is on  January 24, 2019 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:57 PM – Indian Standard Time.
Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Pushya Month are: Putrada Ekadasi  – January 17 Shattila Ekadasi – January 31
Purnima in Pushya Masam Paush Pournima or Full moon day is on January 21. The Purnima begins at 2:19 PM on January 20 to 10:46 AM on January 21. Purnima Vrat is on January 20, 2019. Shakambari Purnima is on January 21. Shakambari Jayanti is observed on January 21. Magh Snan begins on the day.
Amavasi in Pushya Masam Pausha Masa Amavasya or No moon day is on February 4, 2019. The Amavasi begins on at 11:52 PM on Feb 3 to 2:33 AM on February 5, 2019. Amavas Vrat is on February 4. Mauni Amavas and Thai Amavasya are on F…

Four Female Attendants of Goddess Lakshmi

As per Lakshmi Tantra, Goddess Lakshmi has four female attendants. They are Lavanya, Subhaga, Saubhagya and Saumanasy.

All four attendants have four arms. They are beautiful and have the color of the inside of a lotus. In their hands, they carry branch of the amalaka tree, lotus, pitcher and a lotus banner.

The four companions are seated in lotus posture and they gaze at the face of Goddess Lakshmi. The Bija Mantra associated with Lavanya is om lam tam lavanyaya namah. The mantra associated with Subhaga is om lam tam Subhagaya namah. The mantra associated with Samriddhi is om lam tam Samriddhiya namah. The mantra associated with Vibhuti is om lam tam Vibhutiya namah.

Rourkela Vaishno Devi Temple Timings

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

Fourteen Failings of Ruler as per Ramayana

The fourteen failings of Ruler as per Ramayana are:

Lack of discrimination in companionship
Gratification of senses
Disregard of counsel
Consultation with those who advocate what is ill advised.
Failure to carry out what has been decided.
Disclosure of council received
Omission of sacred practice in the early morning
Desire to enter into combat with all thy foes at the same time.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 12, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, January 12, 2017 (Today) – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 5:38 PM on January 12. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 12, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara orThiruvathira Nakshatra till 3:38 AM on January 12. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 3:17 AM on January 12. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 8:48 PM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mithuna Rashi till 7:47 PM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat…