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About Hindu God Mangeshi – Story Shri Manguesh Form of Shiva

Lord Shiva is worshipped as Shri Manguesh at the famous Mangeshi Temple at Ponda, Goa. The story of Shri Manguesh begins with a game of dice played between Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Legend has it that Shiva once lost in a game of dice to Goddess Parvati. In a fit of rage, Shiva left Kailash and took refuge in the jungles in Ponda.

When Goddess Parvati came looking for him, he decided to play a prank and turned himself into a tiger to frighten her.

A sacred Goddess Parvati called out – Trahi Mam Girisha – O Lord of Mountains Save Me.

Shiva immediately left the form of tiger, took his original form, and consoled Goddess Parvati. Since then Shiva is also known as Mam Girisha.

Mam Girisha overtime became ‘Manguesh.’

Years later devotees discovered a Shivling here and the temple came to be known as Manguesh.

Story of Origin of Kavad Yatra

Kavad Yatra, annually observed in Shravan month, is going to the Ganga River and bringing Ganga water back home to bathe the Shivling in house or nearby temple. There are numerous stories regarding the origin of Kavad Yatra. The most important story is associated with Samudra Manthan.

Parashuram The popular belief is that Parashuram performed the first Kavad Yatra to perform Jalabhishek in Shravan month. Parashuram, the fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu, was a devotee of Shiva.

Shravan Kumar in Treta Yug Shravan Kumar is the young man who exhibited unparalleled parental devotion in the epic Ramayan by carrying his blind parents on his shoulders. He carried his parents on a Kavad to Haridwar to have holy dip in the Ganga. The Kavad Yatra from interior village in North India to Haridwar started after this divine incident.

Samudra Manthan During the Samudra Manthan, churning of ocean episode in the Puranas, Halahala poison threatened to destroy the world. Shiva drank the poison to save the unive…

Being happy and content is punya – Morari Bapu

Living without expectation from anyone is punya (merit).

Living with devotion to and with thoughts of the scriptures and of God is punya.

Being happy and content is punya.
A flower blooms in quietude; man’s inner self also blossoms in solitude. Each one of us should find our own space and solitude.
Morari Bapu

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Hindu Calendar Today – July 10, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Monday, July 10, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 10:21 AM on July 10. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 11:25 AM on July 11.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 10, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time after 11:05 AM. Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 6:58 PM on July 10. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatram till 8:32 PM on July 11.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 7:09 PM on July 10. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatram till 9:11 PM on July 11.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gu…