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Dhungri Mela 2024 in Himachal Pradesh at Hadimba Devi Temple

Dhungri Mela is annually observed during the Vrishabha Sankranti in the famous Hadimba Devi Temple in Himachal Pradesh. Dhungri Mela 2024 is from May 14 to May 16. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Hidimbi – wife of Bhima, the second of the Pandava brothers. The fair and festival is observed for three days. The main mela begins at the Dhungri ground with the arrival of palanquin of Goddess Hidimbi from the Dhungri Temple and Manu Rishi from Manu Temple in Old Manali Village. The palanquins of local deities also arrive at the ground to participate in the festival. Why is Dhungri Mela Observed? It celebrates the birthday of Goddess Hidimbi – she is the guardian deity of tribals and travelers. She protects those who venture into forests and travels through forests and mountains. Hidimbi is also the mother of Ghatothkach. Dhungri Mela  Rituals Pujas and worship of all the important deities of the region in a single place. Other deities honoring Hidimbi Devi. Animal sa

Where to Place Hanuman Photo in Home?

Placing picture, or murti (idol or statue), of Hanuman in home is considered highly beneficial. But there is a confusion regarding position or placement of Hanuman photo in house. When it comes to question of where to place the statue of Bajrang Bali at home, remember the stories from Ramayana. Hanuman is a Baal Brahmachari, or celibate, therefore his picture should not be placed in the bedroom or in a room that is used by couples for sleeping. Taking intoxicating drinks and sex should be avoided in the room in which there is a portrait of Anjaneya. The ideal place to keep the murti is puja room. Hanuman should face south. All paintings of Anjaneya and those made from metal, plastic, clay, or wood having face of Bajrang Bali should face south. Why South Facing? When we read the Ramayana we find that the adventures of Hanuman in the epic happened in South like Lanka is in south, he went in search of Mata Sita towards south, He burned Lanka in south, and the battl

Jyeshta Nakshatra – Information – Importance of Jyeshta Birth Star

Jyeshta nakshatra is the eighteenth of the twenty-seven nakshatras or birth star in Hindu astrology. The nakshatram is also known as Kettai or Triketta or Ketri. Longitude –  213°20 to 226°0 Shape – circular earring. Some imagine it to be in the form spear. All four quadrants of Jyeshta Nakshatra are in Scorpio Zodiac or Vrischika Rashi. Presiding deit y – Indra Ruling planet – Mercury (Budha) A person born in the star will be a leader. He/she will be blessed with many children. The person will also be humorous. It is a daruna nakshatra or misery causing birth start and is avoided for auspicious functions like marriage, entering a new house, grah pravesh, to start learning, and other similar beginnings. The birth star is considered ideal for performing black magic, for cheating, for use of poison and fire and for attacking enemies. Jyeshta was the birth star of Vali of Ramayana, the Vanara king who was killed by Bhagavan Sri Ram to help Sugriva. In