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Bagalamukhi Jayanti 2018 date

Bagalamukhi Jayanti is believed to be the day when Goddess Baglamukhi appeared on earth. It is observed on the Shukla Ashtami or eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month. Bagalamukhi Jayanti 2018 date is April 23. The Goddess is an avatar of Mother Goddess Shakti and is also one of the Dasa Mahavidyas.

Legend has it that the Goddess appeared to protect Dharma which was challenged by an Asura named Madan. The Goddess defeated him and pulled his tongue. The demon then prayed for forgiveness. Symbolically, this suggests that the greatest threat to Dharma is from unwanted speech.

Shakti temples in western and northern parts of India observe special rituals on the day.

About Goddess Baglamkuhi

Why is Hanuman the Greatest God of Kali Yuga?

He is Sankat Mochan – one who relieves all the troubles of his devotees. Hanuman worship is on the rise and more and more people are visiting his shrines in the Kali Yuga. There are many reasons as to why Hanuman is the greatest god of Kali Yuga.

All Navgrahas are indebted to Him All the Navgrahas and nakshatras are indebted to him. He has the blessings of them all. Therefore, those devotees who are having trouble in horoscope related to grahas and nakshatras get relief after offering prayers to Hanuman. The best example is the long queue that we see on Tuesdays and Saturdays in Hanuman temples. Those facing trouble due to the bad positioning of Shani in their horoscope get immediate relief after worshipping Hanuman on Saturday. Similarly, those having trouble due to Mangal Grah get relief by offering prayers on Tuesday.

He is Lord of Air He is Pavan Putra – son of wind. Life on earth depends on air and thus he is one who has the capacity to alleviate ailments. Hanuman is worshiped by …

Chennimalai Murugan Temple near Perundurai in Erode, Tamil Nadu

Chennimalai Murugan Temple is located around 3 km from Perundurai and is around 26 km from Erode in Tamil Nadu. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Muruga. The original shrine was built more than 3000 years ago.

Legend has it that a black cow used to shed milk on a particular spot daily. The owner of the cow grew suspicious and got the place dug up. They discovered 5ft murti of Lord Muruga. It was later installed in a nearby hill.

The upper portion of the murti is smooth and the lower portion is rough. When attempts were made to smooth the lower portion, it is said that blood appeared on the murti.

Legend has it that a king who was suffering due to the killing of innocent people got relief after offering prayers at the shrine. Saint Saravana Munivar wrote about the greatness of the place and it is believed that Lord Muruga appeared before him and blessed him here.

A uniqueness of the shrine is that Puja is first offered here to Muruga and then to Lord Ganesha. In all other shrines, the f…

TTD Tamil Panchangam 2017 in pdf – Venkateswara Temple Tamil Panchanga by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams – Tirupati Balaji Temple Panchangam 2017 – 2018 in Tamil

TTD Tamil Panchangam is one of the most popular Tamil Panchangams and is published by the Balaji Temple. TTD Tamil Panchangam 2017 – 2018 is currently available online in pdf format at Venkateswara Temple website. You can now download or read online the TTD Panchangam from March 2017 to March 2018 for free. It is published by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the administrative body that looks after the Tirupati Balaji Temple.
Link - TTD Tamil Panchangam 2017 – 2018 in pdf.
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The highest form of grace is silence – Swami Chinmayananda

The highest form of grace is silence.
You have two eyes but one vision. The eyes are two but the light that emanates from them both is one – vision.
A man firmly established in wisdom is tranquil and his equipoise is never broken even when he is investing his entire energy in the world outside for the service of mankind.
When you are sensitive enough, giving minimum unhappiness to others, whatever you do will be morally good.

Daily prayer and meditation are all wonderful therapeutic agencies in building up peace and happiness within an individual. The daily practice of meditation, at least in its early stages, is one of the most effective springboards for developing clear and precise thinking. 
A sincere meditator in his early days of struggles at his seat learns to concentrate. A mind held at concentration brings into view the deeper thoughts which were till then hidden from it, due to its own fluctuations. Great ideas are conceived only by alert mind held steady in this meditative …

Hindu Calendar Today – May 1, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Monday, May 1, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Panchami and Sashti Tithi or the fifth and sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:53 AM on May 1. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:33 AM on May 2. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 1, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good day. Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 11:35 AM on May 1. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram till 10:16 AM on May 2.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram till 6:37 AM on May 1. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram till 5:16 AM on May 2.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and …