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Pavitra Ekadashi

Pavitra Ekadasi, or Pavitropana Ekadashi, is observed during the waxing phase of the moon in Shravan or Sawan month (July – August). In 2017, the date of Pavitra Ekadashi is August 3. The importance of Pavithra Ekadashi was explained to Yudhisthira by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavisyotara Purana. Jhulan Yatra. an important festival associated with Lord Krishna, Radha and Lord Jagannath, begins on this Ekadasi day.

This Ekadasi is known as Putrada Ekadasi in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

It is widely believed that a son is born to the couple that observes Pavitra Ekadasi. There is an important story in the Puranas that indicate that Sage Lomasa advising a King to observe the Ekadasi so that he will beget a son.

Fasting on this day also washes away all the remorse and regret of sins performed. All grains are avoided on this day. Some staunch devotees stay awake during the night on the day.

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Ghanta or Bells in Hinduism – The Symbolism

Ghanta, or Bells, in Hinduism symbolizes nadabrahman or the absolute being conceived as sound. It reverberates the sound of ‘om.’

Goddess Saraswati resides in the tongue of the bell.

Brahma on the face; Rudra on the belly, and Vasuki on the stem.

The entire body of the bell signifies the divinity of time.
It is also believed that using bells carrying the insignia of Gods and Goddesses mitigates fear about birth and death.

Powerful 36 Syllable Baglamukhi Mantra

Goddess Baglamukhi Mata ji is propitiated for victory over enemies, for success in debates and for developing good speech. Below is a powerful 36 Syllable Baglamukhi Mantra.

ॐल्ह्रिमबगलामुखीसर्वदुष्टानामवाचंमुखंपदंस्तम्भयजिह्वामकीलयबुद्धिंविनाशयल्ह्रिमॐस्वाहा

How to chant Baglamukhi Mantra?
The mantra should be chanted 100, 1000, 10000 or 100,000 times.The mantra should be chanted in the morning, evening or at night.The devotee should take bath and wear yellow color dress.Goddess Bagalamukhi should be imagined in the mind. She should be offered yellow color flowers and fruits.The Bhog (Prasad or food) that is prepared should be of yellow color.To keep track of count one should use haldi mala or mala made of yellow color pearls.While chanting the mantra one should sit facing north. Benefits
Defeat of enemies.Relief from speech related troubles.Ideal for those looking to become an orator.Success in debates.

Taliparamba Sree Rajarajeswara Temple in Kannur, Kerala – Women Enter only after 8 PM

Taliparamba Sree Rajarajeswara Temple is located at Taliparamba near Kannur in Kerala and the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The highly powerful Shivling in the temple was installed by Sage Parashurama. A unique aspect of the shrine is that women enter the shrine only after 8 PM. The Shivling worshipped in the temple has the presence of both Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

People refer to the deity worshipped in the shrine as Perumthrikkovilappan, Perum-chelloorappan and Thampuran Perumthrikkovilappan.

The shrine is one of the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala.

Worship of Shiva is Very Much Different
Bilva leaf or Koovalam is not offered here.Tulsi leaf is used for puja here (a very rare offering).Rudrabhishekam is not performed here.Instead of Monday, Wednesday is the most important day here.Pradosham holds no special significance here.There is no dhaara the constant pouring of water on Shivling.There is no DwajasthambaThere is no annual festival.The deity is never taken out of the main temple.N…

There is no existence for the unreal – Gita

He by whom the world is not agitated and who cannot be agitated by the world, who is free from joy and envy, fear and anxiety — he is dear to Me. (Gita XII. 15)

For the sage wishing to attain the state of yoga, work is said to be the way. Once he has attained the state of yoga, quietude is said to be the way. (Gita VI. 3)

He is fit to attain immortality who is serene and not afflicted by the sensations, but is the same in pleasure and pain. (Gita II. 15)

There is no existence for the unreal and the real can never be non-existent. (Gita II. 16)
The bodies are perishable. But the dweller in these bodies is eternal, indestructible and impenetrable. (Gita II. 17)

Hindu Calendar Today – August 2, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:31 PM on August 2. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:32 PM on August 3.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 2, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time till 3:15 PM. Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 4:44 PM on August 2. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 7:20 PM on August 3.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 3:16 PM on August 2. Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 6:13 PM on August 3.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishicka Rashi till 7:20 PM on August 3.
In western parts of In…