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Saptashrungi Mata – About Mother Goddess Shakti Worshiped at Saptashrungi

Mother Goddess Shakti Worshiped at Saptashrungi Shaktipeetah (65 kilometers from Nashik in Maharashtra) is known as Adi Maya. It is another form of Mother Goddess Durga. Saptashrungi Mata, this fierce form of Mother Goddess Shakti, is believed to have annihilated demon Mahishasura.

The goddess worshipped at Saptashrungi Temple is also known as Brahma Swarupini as she came out of the Kamandalu of Brahma.

The Mother Goddess here is a combination of Goddess Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati.

The murti, which was hidden for millions of years, was discovered by shepherd who went in search of honey.

The murti of Goddess is seen in a niche carved in a rock. It is about 2.5 meters high with 18 arms. The arms hold various weapons given to Goddess Durga by various Gods – Vishnu’s discus, Shiva’s trident, Indra’s thunderbolt, Yama’s staff, noose of Varuna and so on.

The murti is depicted as riding on a lion.
A unique aspect of the murti of Mother Goddess is that it is slightly bent. Legen…

Sawan Shivratri 2018

Sawan Shivratri 2018 date as per Hindu calendar and panchang. Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of each month is observed by Shiva devotees as Shivratri. This falls a day or two before Amavasya or new moon day. Sawan Shivratri 2018 date is August 10 as per traditional Hindi Calendar followed in North India. The Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi day in Shravan or Sawan month is of great importance.

Millions of people visit Shiva shrines on the day in North India and special Gangajal Abhishekam is performed.

The popular Mahashivratri is observed on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in February or March. Staunch Shiva devotees observe it on all months in a year and it is known as Masa Shivratri.
In Sawan month all days are dedicated to Shiva and the important days to Shiva like Masa Shivratri and Mondays are even more auspicious. Special pujas are held in famous temples like Kashi Vishwanath and Deoghar Badrinath Dham.
People make the offering of Gangajal, bilva leaves, honey and milk. Shivling in the templ…

Peepal Leaf Offering to Hanuman with Name of Sri Ram

Some of us might have come across peepal leaf garland on Hanuman in many Hindu temples in North India. This is an important offering and people write the name ‘Sri Ram’ on the leaves with kumkum. The garland is then put on Hanuman.

Number of peepal leaves used to make the garland is 11.

The leaves are first cleaned with water.

Then the name of Sri Ram is written using chandan or kumkum.

The leaves are woven into a garland using thread.

This is then offered to Lord Hanuman.
It is believed that all forms of sufferings and unhappiness will disappear from life after making the peepal leaf garland offering which has the name of Bhagavan Sri Ram.

Remaining light is the key to happiness – Brahma Kumaris

A burdened mind may snatch some fleeting moments of pleasure, but it cannot experience true happiness. Remaining light is the key to happiness.

Creating quality thoughts brings happiness and lightness.

Any love, or happiness, given to anyone always comes back. Unfortunately, we expect it from the same person.

The quality of your thoughts and the feeling behind those thoughts have much more impact than your words.
Happiness stays in the life of the one who has faith in the self.
– Brahma Kumaris

Hindu Calendar Today – July 18, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Navami and Dashami Tithi or the ninth and tenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:42 AM on July 18. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 3:27 AM on July 19.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 18, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good time till 8:45 PM. Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 6:44 PM on July 18. Then onward it is Karthigai or Krittika or Kartika Nakshatram till 5:11 PM on July 19.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Bharani Nakshatra till 9:45 PM on July 18. Karthigai or Krittika or Kartika Nakshatram till 7:45 PM on July 19.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mesha Rashi.