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Bhavani Utpatti or Jayanti – Birth of Goddess Bhavani

Goddess Bhavani is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. A ritual known as Bhavani Utpatti is observed during the Chaitra Navratri. Bhavani Utpatti 2018 date is March 25. Goddess Bhavani, popularly referred as Maa Bhavani, is a powerful form of Goddess Durga. She is also the patron deity of many families.

The popular belief associated with Goddess Bhavani indicates that she made her appearance on the Ashtami (eighth day) during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Chaitra month. This coincides with the Chaitra Navratri and the Basanti Puja.

Special pujas and rituals are held on the day in sacred spots associated with Maa Bhavani. Some people also observe a fast on the day.

Goddess Bhavani is one of the most fiercest form of Goddess Durga. She appeared in this form in the battle against Mahishasura.

It is also believed that Mother Goddess appeared in the form of Bhavani and blessed Sri Ram and Hanuman before the epic battle in the Ramayana to rescue Mata Sita.

Two popular temples d…

Badami Rulers

Badami is today famous for its cave temples and Hindu sculptures. Badami was the capital of western Chalukyans. It is a prehistoric site and was also known as Badavi and Vatapi. Here is a brief look at the Hindu and Mulsim rulers of Badami.

Ptolemy had referred to Badami as Badiamaioi.

Badami was an important center for Chalukyas starting from 5th century. The fort of Badami was built by Chalukya Pulakeshi I in 543 CE.

The Badami caves were excavated between the 6th and 8th century CE.

The Jambulinga Temple was built in 699 CE.

After the Chalukyas, Badami was  ruled by

Pallavas (8th century)


Later Chalukyas and

Vijayanagara Kings

This marks the end of the Hindu rulers for a long period.
Badami was then ruled by
Adil Shahis
Svanaur Nawabs
They were overpowered by Hindu Marathas.
Then under the British Rule it was included in the Bombay Presidency.
After the reorganization of states in India, it became a part of Karnataka State.

Bad karma is not realizing our true self

When an external factor affects our peace, we must disassociate from those factors. But we do not do it because secretly we enjoy them. We want to be part of it, even after clearly know that it is doing no good to our life. For few minutes of pleasure or fame, we tolerate this external factor. When we are not ready to disassociate, we lose the right to complain. We want the crown to be on the head and then we also want to complain about its weight. Develop courage, fortitude and determination to throw out all those people, relations, thoughts, ideas and beliefs is doing only harm to us. Be wedded to stimulating and inspiring things that takes us more towards peace and prosperity.
Happiness and misery are our creations. Do not blame God for our bad decisions and thoughts. We all need someone to blame. And the best suited one for the job is God. We start business, job or relationship after doing prayers and puja etc. The decision is ours but  we believe God is implementing it for us an…

Hindu Calendar Today – April 2, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, today, on Sunday, April 2, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:11 PM on April 2. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:52 PM on April 3. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 2, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 6:33 AM on April 2. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram till 4:14 AM on April 3.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Rohini Nakshatra till 2:54 AM on April 2. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram till 1:14 AM on April 3.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 5:45 PM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat…