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Ladoo Gopal

Ladoo Gopal is the child form of Sri Krishna and is used for worshipping at homes. It is also widely used for worship during the Janmashtami celebrations. This form of Hindu God Krishna is also referred as lalo and natkhat Ladoo Gopal. The Bhakti, or devotion, that is shown by a devotee while worshipping Ladoo Gopal is like that of taking care of a new born baby. Here Sri Krishna is the new born for the devotee and he/she showers unconditional love on Him, which takes the devotee to a state of mind which is beyond explanation.

A way of expressing devotion to Ladoo Gopal is by dressing him up with fine clothes. People find immense Ananda in dressing up and taking care of Gopal Krishna.

Connecting to the Supreme Truth by worshipping and performing puja for Ladoo Gopal has no parallel in the world. The Supreme Being incarnates as a Child for the devotee to express his love and devotion.

Story of Indra in Ravana’s Prison in Lanka

As per Uttara Ramayana, Indra was once captured and kept in a prison in Lanka for a year by Ravana. The story begins with Meghananda, son of Ravana, defeating Indra and capturing him.

After a fierce battle, Indra was defeated by Meghanada. He took Indra to Lanka as a prisoner. Ravana chained Indra's hands and feet and tied him to his flagstaff. Later he was put in prison.

Devas, celestial beings, approached Brahma and asked his help for releasing Indra. Brahma went to Lanka and secured the release of Indra. Brahma also gave Meghananda the title Indrajit – one who had victory over Indra.
Indra had committed adultery with Ahalya, Sage Gautama's wife. The sage had then cursed Indra that he would spend a year in prison, chained by an enemy. His life in Ravana's prison in Lanka was due to this curse.

Agalpady Durga Parameshwari Temple in Kasargod in Kerala

Agalpady Durga Parameshwari Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga, is located around 22 km east of Kasargod in Kerala. Mother Goddess Shakti is worshipped here as Goddess Annapurneshwari and Lord Shiva is worshiped here as Gadhadhari or the wielder of mace or club.

The architecture of the shrine is typical Kerala – Malabar style architecture. The flag post is an important aspect of the shrine.
A school functions within the temple complex.

Hindu Calendar Today – March 10, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, March 10, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 8:22 PM on March 10. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:39 PM on March 11. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 10, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good date. Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 4:41 PM on March 10. Then onward it is Magha or Magham Nakshatram till 4:33 PM on March 11.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 4:58 PM on March 10. Then onward it is Magha or Magham Nakshatram till 5:07 PM on March 11.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 4:41 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharas…