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Tekdi Mandir Nagpur – Tekdi Ganpati Temple in Nagpur in Maharashtra

Dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha, Tekdi Mandir in Nagpur is a very popular shrine in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. The TekdiGanpatiTemple is located atop a hill and is near Nagpur Railway Station. Meaning of the term Tekdi in Marathis is ‘a hill.’
The temple is more 250 years old and was constructed by the Bhonsle Kings.

Tekdi Mandir is famous for a monolithic red color swayambhu murti (that which appeared on its own) of Ganpati. The murti is adorned with a mukt or crown.
The temple also has murtis of Goddess Lakshmi, Hanuman, Kal Bhairav, Radha Krishna and Mahadev Shiva.
The small temple attracts thousands of devotees daily. The numbers increase manifold during Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganesh Jayanti, Tuesdays and during Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi days.

Nimishambha Temple in Ganjam near Sriranapatna in Mandya District in Karnataka

Nimishambha Temple is located on the banks of Cauvery River at Ganjam Village in Mandya District in Karnataka. The temple is around 2.5 km from Srirangapatna. This a Shivapanchayathan Temple. It has murtis dedicated to – Sri Nimishambhadevi with Sreechakra, Sri Moukthikeshwara Swamy, Sri Lakshminarayana Swamy, Hanuman, Surya and Ganapati.

Raja Wodeyar of Mysore constructed the temple during the latter half of the 16th century. The temple is around 19 km from Mysore city and around 128 km from Bangalore.
Story of Nimishambha Temple Sri Nimishambha Devi is Goddess Parvati. Legend has it that once Shiva decided to conduct a yajna for the welfare of the living beings in the universe.
Shiva took the form of Sri Moukthikeshwara Swamy to conduct the yajna. He was also known as Mukthaka Rishi.

Demons Janu and Sumandala were against the yajna as they thought it would destroy their rule on earth.

The demons send armies after armies to destroy the yajna but Shiva defeated them all. Armed with …

Ganesh Jayanti 2018 date in Magh Month in Maharashtra – Shri Ganesh Jayanti in January - February

Ganesh Jayanti is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha in Magh month (January – February). Ganesh Jayanti 2018 date is January 21. The day is believed to be the birthday of Lord Ganesh in many parts of Maharashtra. The festival is also known as Til Kund Chaturthi.

Ganesh Jayanti is observed on the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Magh month.

An image of Ganesha is made from Turmeric powder or Sindhoor powder and it is worshipped. The idol is immersed in water on the fourth day. Food prepared from Til (sesame) is consumed on the day.

Ganesh Jayanti is a minor festival and should not be confused with the famous Vinayaka Chaturthi festival held in Bhadrapad month - August/September.

Interestingly, Ganesh Jayanti is also referred as winter Vinayak Chaturthi.

Best way to measure a man’s worth is in crisis

Acceptance and understanding helps in having healthy relationships.

Replace greed with gratitude. Be happy for what we have and what we are.

Best way to measure a man’s worth is in crisis.

Every day strive to do our very best. Then go and have a good rest.

Never do that you do not love. You will never be giving your hundred percent. It reduces efficiency, creates tension and bad result.
Give without expectation. Only such charity reaps peace.


Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 22, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, January 22, 2017 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:44 PM on January 22. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 22, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 11:21 AM on January 22. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 11:03 AM on January 22. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 5:05 AM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is…