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Temples in Uttar Pradesh Visited by Ashwathama of Mahabharata

Several temples in Uttar Pradesh narrate tales of the spotting of Ashwathama of Mahabharata. Famous among them are a Kali Temple in Etawah, Baba Liloti Nath Mandir in Lakhimpur Kheri and Khereshwar Mandir near Kanpur.

Ashwathama, the son of Drona and a great warrior in the Mahabharata, is one among the seven Chiranjeevis (without death) mentioned in the Puranas – as a result of curse by Sri Krishna he still alive and roams on earth with a body full of oozing warts. If he is alive, then he will be more than 5000 years old.

Ashwathama at Kali Temple in Etawah It is believed that he visits a Kali Temple near Etawah in Uttar Pradesh daily to offer prayers. Located on the banks of Yamuna River, this Goddess Kali temple is around 5 km from Etawah. The people of the region believe that Ashwathama arrives here in an invisible form and offers first worship daily. The Shivling is always offered water before opening of the usual temple by some unknown force.
Mother Goddess Kali of this temple i…

Parashuram Jayanti 2018 Date – Parshuram Jayanthi 2018

Parashuram Jayanti is the day when Hindu God Parasurama appeared on earth. He is the sixth incarnation of Srihari Vishnu. Parshuram Jayanti 2018 date is April 17 as per calendars followed in western part of India. In other regions, it is marked on April 18. Parashu means axe and the name means – the axe wielding Rama. The sole aim of the Parasurama Avtar was to annihilate those Kshattriyas (the warrior class) that had strayed from the path of Dharma and oppressed people and destroyed Mother Nature. He restored Dharma on earth.

He was born as the son of Sage Jamadagni and Renuka on the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaisakha month (April – May).
Exploits of Lord Parashurama are mentioned in Mahabharat, Ramayana and the Puranas. It is said that he killed 21 generations of Kshattriyas – the ruling class.

This incarnation of Vishnu is associated with the origin of numerous temples in South India.

Symbolically, Parashuram represents that stage in human evolution when human…

Time to take bath as per Hindu Scriptures

The ideal time to take bath as per Hindu scriptures is during the morning hours – especially before sunrise. One should not take bath after taking food.

As per Hindu scriptures, one should first pour water on the head and then on the body. It is said that pouring water on the head and then on the body helps in removing heat present in the body through the legs.

Taking bath before sunrise is considered ideal. Mixing water with black sesame (til) and taking bath with it helps in alleviating bad luck. Taking bath in the early morning hours helps in keeping away bad luck, alakshmi and other evils.

Taking bath in room temperature water removes tiredness and tension. It helps in getting a pleasant mood.

Chanting mantras while taking bath is meritorious.

Different types Snan mentioned in Hindu Scriptures

Brahma Snan – Taking bath between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM in the morning is referred as Brahma Snan. One should chant mantra like ‘om namah shivaya’ or ‘om namo narayana’ or other mantras while …

Watch Thrissur Pooram 2017 Live Online on May 5

There is no news about any official website on the internet providing live webcasting of Thrissur Pooram 2017. But most of television channels in Kerala will be telecasting live the Thrissur Pooram on May 5, 2017. So the best option is to look for the live streaming of television channels. Referred as the Mother of all Poorams, Thrissur Pooram is annually observed in the Malayalam month of Medam (April – May). Poorams are festivals held in Hindu temples in Kerala and the highlights being caparisoned elephants and Panchavadyam – a classical performance of five musical instruments (know more about Thrissur Pooram in this article).

You can watch pooram live here on the Youtube Channel

Television Channels Which might Show Pooram Live Online

You can watch Asianet News live here. This channel usually shows Thrissur Pooram live.
Another good option is to watch Mathurbhumi News Live it also telecasts the live proceeding of Pooram.

Another good option is Janam TV.

Newspapers with Thrissur Poora…

Lead your life with divine thoughts – Sathya Sai Baba

People think that they enjoy sense objects. But in fact, objects enjoy them. Indulging in pleasures of the senses turns people into weaklings.

Worldly enjoyments are not permanent.

You may have worldly enjoyments but you should always have God as your aim and goal of life.
Lead your life with divine thoughts. When you live like that, you achieve victory in all of life’s endeavors.
– Sathya Sai Baba

You cannot understand anything without developing faith – Sathya Sai Baba
Unless you give up, you cannot acquire – that is the rule of life

Hindu Calendar Today – April 25, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:45 PM on April 25. Then onward it isAmavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 5:44 PM on April 26. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 25, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Revati Nakshatra till 8:49 PM on April 25. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram till 7:32 PM on April 26.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttarabhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 12:05 AM on April 25. Then onward it is Revati Nakshatra till 9:55 PM on April 25. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram till 7:20 PM on April 26.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 8:49 PM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.
In wester…