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Goddess Kirti

Goddess Kirti is a manifestation of Goddess Lakshmi. She is actually the manifestation of Narayani as per Lakshmi Tantra. She is thus the consort of Vishnu or Narayana.

Legend has it that Goddess Narayani divided herself into four – Lakshmi, Kirti, Jaya and Maya. Goddess Kirti bestows fame on her devotees.

Goddess Kirti resembles Goddess Lakshmi in her garb and ornaments, except that sometimes her complexion is fair like the kunda flower or campaka flower. Kunda flower is a variety of white jasmine. Champaka flower color is golden yellow.

The twenty-syllable mantra associated with her form is Om hrim krim traim namah sadoditanandavigrahayai hrim krim svaha.
Her anga-mantra is
kram tam krim tam krum tam krim tam kraim tam kraum tam.

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Vrishabha Rasi Color – Vrishabh Rashi Lucky Colour

There are two colors that are dedicated to Vrishabha Rasi and they are the lucky colour associated with the Rashi. The Vrishabh Rashi lucky colours are White and Silver. Wearing white color dress and wearing silver ornaments are good for this rashi people, especially while going for new job or interview.
Please note that in some regions and communities have a different color for the Rashi like other shades of silver or white. (In some regions cream is also associated with the Rashi.
Wearing white and silver color dress for competitions, exams etc are lucky for the Rashi people.

For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear white color stones like pearl etc. 
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Papamochini Ekadasi - Meaning and Importance of Papamochani Ekadashi

Papamochani Ekadasi is observed during the waning phase of moon in the month of March – April. In 2018, the date of Papamochini Ekadasi is March 13. It is believed that observing this Ekadasi will help in the redemption of sins. Ekadasi fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in traditional Hindu calendar.

The importance of Papamochani  Ekadasi was mentioned to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavishyottara Purana. Legend has it that an Apsara named Manju Ghosha lured Sage Medhavi into married life. After several years, the Apasara wanted to return back to Devaloka but this was objected by the Sage. But the Apsara was unwilling to listen to the sage and in anger he cursed the Apsara and turned her into a witch. The sage told her that she will be relieved of the curse by observing this particular ekadasi fasting.

The sage too felt that he too had committed sins by falling into the trap of the Apsara and he …

Adukathu Bhagavathy Temple in Kasargod District in Kerala – Adukkath Bhagavathy Temple

Adukathu Bhagavathy Temple, located around 32 km east of Kasargod, in Kerala is dedicated to Mahishasura Mardini form of Goddess Durga. The Adukkath Bhagavathy temple is unique for two reasons one raw buffalo milk offering and another for the turtles in the nearby pond (amakulam).

The main offering to Goddess Mahishasuramardini is raw buffalo milk.


Turtles in Adukathu Bhagavathy Temple Pond The temple pond is full of turtles and is known as Amakulam. During summer, the pond dries up and the turtles too disappear. But they reappear when the pond is full after the monsoon rains.
Rice offering is made to the turtles for cure of skin diseases.
Subsidiary deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Saraswati.

The most important festivals in the temple is Saraswati Puja during Navratri in September/October.

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Love is the sacred link to bring lives of men together – Thirukkural

He who controls his five senses becomes very powerful.

Avoid greed, ire, envy and harsh words of haughtiness. That is the right conduct of man on earth. Piety is righteousness.

Through righteous conduct man gains wealth and fame on earth.

Deeds performed with clean mind are known as righteousness.

Love is the sacred link to bring lives of men together.

Sweet words are like sweet fruits whoever knows their taste will never use haughty words.
– Thirukkural

Hindu Calendar Today – March 21, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, today, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:32 AM on March 21. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:06 AM on March 22.  All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 21, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and Auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 9:12 AM on March 21. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram till 11:16 AM on March 22.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 11:51 AM on March 21. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram till 2:07 PM on March 22.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Ra…