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Story of Origin of Solah Shringar

Solah Shringar is the sixteen love charms worn by a Hindu woman. The story of origin of Solah Shringar is associated with Rati the wife of Kamdev.

Rati was a not so beautiful girl. Men did not find her attractive. This saddened her.

She then performed intense austerities to please Goddess Lakshmi.

Pleased with the devotion of Rati, Goddess Lakshmi blessed her with Solah Shringar. Goddess Lakshmi told Rati that whoever bedecks her body with solah shringar will enchant her man and there will be prosperity in her household.
With the help of Solah Shringar, Rati became of the wife of Kamdev.

Adi Badri Temple in Chamoli District in Uttarakhand – Story and Other Interesting Facts

Adi Badri Temple is located on the Karanprayag-Ranikhet road in Chamoli District in Uttarakhand. The belief is that it was the original abode of Lord Vishnu in Badrinath form before he moved to the present Badrinath temple. A 3 feet high murti of Bhagavan Vishnu is worshipped in the temple. The shrine is around 18 km from Karanprayag.


Story of Adi Badri Temple The popular belief is that Bhagavan Vishnu resided as Badrinath at Adi Badri Temple in the first three yugas – Satya, Dwapara and Tretya Yugas. In Kali Yuga, he moved to the present Badrinath Temple.

Another legend has it that in future, the road from Joshimath to Badrinath Temple will be blocked by a mountain. When this will happen the murti of Vishnu will be shifted to Adi Badri again.

It is also believed that Bhagavad Gita was composed by Sage Vyasa here taking direct lessons from Vishnu.

There are total sixteen temples cramped into a small space (12.5 meters X 25 meters). The most important among them is the Adi Badri templ…

Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati Thoughts

In its grandest conception, the divine is beyond all distinctions.

Differences, whether they are rooted in race, class or gender is not divinely ordained.

Samanya Dharma, or common rules of conduct, apply to individuals in their relationship whether as daughters and sons, spouse or sibling – all of them are governed by rules that demand sheel and sneh, common courtesy and cleanness of conduct; seva bhav, sense of service; vinay politeness and sahanbhuti and karuna or empathy and compassion.
Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati – Shankaracharya of Puri Peetham

Hindu Calendar Today – May 12, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, May 12, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 3:46 AM on May 12. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 5:49 AM on May 13. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 12, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 6:47 PM on May 12. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 9:24 PM on May 13.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra 8:13 PM on May 12. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 11:11 PM on May 13.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and …