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Kumbh Mela 2019 Prayagraj Uttar Pradesh – True Meaning – Information and Importance of Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019

The Ardh Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj (also known as Prayag, Sangam and Teerthraj) begins on January 14, 2019 and culminates on March 4, 2019. Detail information regarding Kumbh Mela 2019 Prayagraj Uttar Pradesh can be read below. In importance Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019 is next to the main Kumbh Mela (2025). What is Ardh Kumbh Mela? Kumbh Mela is an important sacred holy pilgrimage in Hindu religion that takes in four important locations in India. The pilgrimage takes place once in twelve years in Prayagraj, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar. Ardh Kumbh Mela or Half-Kumbh Mela takes place in these four locations during the sixth year of the twelve-year cycle. The most important bathing ritual dates during Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019: Monday, 15 January 2019 – Makar Sankranti (1st Shahi Snan) Monday, 21 January 2019 – Paush Purnima Monday, 04 February 2019 – Mauni Amavasya (2nd Shahi Snan) Sunday, 10 February 2019 – Basant Panchami (3rd Shahi Snan) Tuesday, 19 February 2019 – Maghi Purnim

Thar Desert And Hindu Religion - Story of the Formation of Thar Desert in the Ramayana

Thar Desert is located in the northwestern part of India . There is an incident in the Ramayana which explains the story of formation of Thar Desert as per Hinduism . The story begins with Sri Ram, Lakshman and Vanaras trying to find a way to cross the ocean to reach Lanka. On the advice of Vibhishana, Sri Ram meditates to invoke the lord of ocean – Sagara or Varuna. But after three days and night of meditation, there was no sign of the lord of the ocean. Sri Ram thought that his patience and politeness is seen as a sign of weakness by Varuna. He immediately took up bow and let fly a potent arrow into the ocean. Suddenly the waves grew tall as mountains and there was confusion and commotion in the ocean. Sri Ram then took a second arrow but Lakshman caught Sri Ram’s arm before he could release it. Lakshman was worried at plight of the ocean and creatures in it. However, since the arrow was mounted it had to be discharged. Hanuman then advised to shoot it in the op

Dhanu Yatra 2022 in Odisha at Bargarh - Dhanu Jatra 2022 - 2023 Dates

Dhanu Yatra is one of the biggest open air theater festivals in the world and is held in the Pushya month (December – January) at Bargarh District in Odisha. Dhanu Yatra 2022 - 2023 will be held from December 28, 2022 to January 6, 2023. The theatrical performance is based on the stories of Lord Krishna – for the performance Bargarh and nearby places are transformed into Mathura and other places in Lord Krishna stories. Dhanu Yatra is a 11-day festival and it chronicles the birth of Krishna and his childhood Leelas, visiting Mathura and the killing of Kansa. Bargarh is converted to Mathura and Ambapalli village on the outskirts of the town is the Gopapura (Lord Krishna’s village) and the river Jira which flows in between is river Yamuna. This drama is hosted in 14 open air theaters. Time - When - Where is Dhanu Yatra Held? It is observed from Paush Shukla Paksha Sashti to Paush Purnima as per Oriya Calendar (mostly during the last week of December or first fortnight

Shakti Weapon Of Hindu Gods And Goddesses - Muruga - Durga

You might have come across Shakti weapon in the description of Hindu Gods and Goddess. Shakti is the weapon found in the hands of Kartik (Muruga), Durga and many other Goddesses. What is Shakti or which is the weapon? Shakti is the name given to spear. It consists of a metallic piece which is elliptical in shape. There are also spears which are triangle in shape. There are also those which have quadrangular shape. The metallic piece has a socket and it is fixed on a wooden handle. There are also Shakti which are completely made of metal. It is mainly found in the hand of Kartik or Muruga. But when it is associated with Muruga the popular name used is Vel. When Goddess Durga is depicted with eight or more arms she holds Shakti. Many manifestations of Mother Goddess also hold Shakti.

Paramahansa Yogananda Teachings

Paramahansa Yogananda introduced India's age-old philosophy of Yoga to the West through his Autobiography of a Yogi. Here are few teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must include as necessary the one’s own happiness, the happiness of others. When you learn to live for others, they will live for you. The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God. Faithfulness in the performance of small duties gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations that life will someday force us to make. True joy eludes the man who forsakes God, because He is Bliss Itself. There are people who depict their Creator as one who imperiously tests man with the smoke of ignorance and the fire of punishment, and who judges man’s actions with heartless scrutiny. They thus distort the