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Eklingji Temple – History – Eklingji Temple Timings – About Eklingji Mandir in Udaipur

Eklingji Temple at Udaipur in Rajasthan is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The temple is located at Kailashpuri around 17 km from Udaipur. The sprawling area is believed to have 108 temples. Eklingji to Nathdwara is around 32 km. Certain sections of the temple complex are closed to visitors. It must be noted here that it is a personal temple of rulers of Mewar and it is even today managed by them. Eklingji Temple Timings Morning Temple Timings 4:30 AM to 7:00 AM 10:30 AM to 1:30 AM Evening Temple Timings 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Five-faced Shivling of Eklingji The black granite Shivling worshipped in Eklingji temple is unique. It has five faces. West face is that of Brahma; North is of Vishnu; South is of Rudra and East is of Surya. The top portion is dedicated to Shiva as Sadashiva and his consort here is Amba. One passes through different forms of Shiva before reaching the sanctum sanctorum. Architecture of Eklingji Mandir Eklingji Mandir is famous through

Trichambaram Temple Information – Trichambaram Temple Pooja Timings

Trichambaram Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, and is located at Taliparamba in the Kannur District of Kerala, India. Trichambaram Temple Pooja Timings   Morning Time 5:30 AM to 12:00 PM noon Evening Time 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM Trichambaram Temple Dress Code Only traditional Kerala mundu is allowed for men. Men have to remove their shirt and hang it outside the shrine. Women are also allowed to wear traditional dress. The dress code is similar to the one followed in the famous Guruvayoor Temple in Kerala. About Deity Worshipped in Temple The deity worshipped in the temple is of angry of young Sri Krishna. He had just killed Kamsa, Chanura, the court wrestler, and Kuvalaya, the royal elephant. This is one of the rare temples in Kerala, in which elephants are not allowed. The utsava murti of Bhagavan is taken around by temple priests on their head. Another unique ritual is offering food to deity soon after opening the doors in the morning. All other

Story of Kuber Attracted By the Beauty of Goddess Parvati

The story of Kuber attracted by the Beauty of Goddess Parvati is found in the Mudgala Purana. Kuber, the treasurer of wealth, once visited Shiva and Maa Parvati. Kuber was bewitched by the beauty of Goddess Parvati and he gazed at Her with lustful thoughts. Goddess Parvati who realized this gave an angry look at Kuber. Lustful thoughts of Kuber turned into unfathomable fear; body of Kuber starting trembling in fear and from the trembling body appeared a demon named Lobhasura. As he was a demon, Lobhasura approached Asur Guru Shukracharya and became his student. Shukracharya initiated him in Shiva Panchakshari Mantra – Om Namah Shivaya. Lobhasura then retired to deep forest and started performing intense austerities. He took daily bath and then smeared his body with ash. He performed intense penance without taking food and water. The severe penance continued for several years. Pleased with the penance of Lobhasur, Shiva appeared before him. He was granted the boon of

How to do Lakshmi Narayan Puja at Home? – Simple Lakshmi Narayan Puja Vidhi With Mantra

Lakshmi Narayan puja is performed for attaining peace, prosperity and for wish fulfillment. Here is a simple method to perform Lakshmi Narayan puja at home along with mantra. Please note that while doing the puja what is utmost importance is cleanliness and devotion. Lakshmi Narayan Puja vidhi (procedure) and be followed and performed by both men and women. Lakshmi Narayan Pooja Mantra Om Shreem Satyalokapalakaya Namah: ॐ श्रीं   सत्यलोकपालकाय   नमः॥ Which is the ideal day to perform Lakshmi Narayan Puja at Home? Thursday Or when there is Pushya Nakshtra in a Hindu lunar month. Pushya is known as Poosam or Pooyam in regional calendars. It is doubly auspicious to perform the puja when Pushya Nakshatra falls on Thursday – the there is Guru Pushya Yoga. Murti of Lakshmi Narayan for Pooja The murti (idol, painting, photo) of Lakshmi Narayan to be used should be of Vishnu sleeping in the Ksheera Sagara (milky ocean) with Goddess Lakshmi sitting near him. Lord Bra

We All Are Arjunas - Helpless After Ignoring Our Responsibilities

When we hear any disturbing news, our mind goes through intense outrage, frustration, despair, sadness, anger and helplessness. We then raise fundamental questions about religion, society and culture. We accuse some political party or organization or religion. We discuss it with friends, on social media and in a few days, we conveniently forget about the incident. In reality, we are not bothered about what is happening. We are just being part of the crowd. If there is something, which everybody discusses, we just want to be part of it. We just do not want to be left behind. Again, we are only interested in those untoward incidents that have maximum publicity. We only react to those news which are constantly in the front page or discussed repeatedly on the TV and social media. Thousands of similar incidents goes unnoticed daily because they did not get the required TRP rating. When news comes to the front page and people start discussing it, we have film personalities and