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Pandupol Balaji History - Timings - Pandupol Hanuman Temple In Alwar In Rajasthan

Pandupol Hanuman Temple is a very popular shrine dedicated to Hindu God Hanuman and is located at Pandupol which is around 35 km from Alwar Railway Station in Rajasthan. The popular temple is also known as Pandupol Balaji.  It is believed that Pandupol, a very beautiful place, was visited by Pandavas during their exile period. Pandupol Temple History This Hanuman Temple was founded by Sant Nirbhaya Das Ji and is believed to be more 5000 years old. A simple temple without any major architectural temple attracts thousands of devotees. The unique feature of the murti worshipped here is that it is in reclining position. Main Offering at Pandupol Hanuman Temple – Dal, Bhati and Churma are offered at the temple. Pandupol Hanuman Temple – Darshan Timing – Opening and Closing Time The temple is open from 5:00 AM in the morning. Closing time is at 10:00 PM. Important festivals in Pandupol Hanuman ji Mandir are: Hanuman Jayanti (March/April) Ramna

Different Uses Of Kusha - Darbha Grass In Hindu Religion

The most important use of Darbha Grass in Hinduism is to make pavithram. Other than this Darbha is also used in several other important rituals in Hindu Religion. It is also known as The plant is known as Darbai in Tamil, Dabh in Hindi and Kusha in Sanskrit. It is known as cotton wool grass in English. Asana or seat for doing Vedic karmas is prepared using Darbha Grass. It serves as a connecting link between husband and wife during a ritual when they do sankalpa (take a resolve to do the karma). The wife touches her husband with darbha grass. At the time of temple consecration (kumbabishekam) the kalasa is connected to the idol and the tower with a rope made of darbha grass (Nadisandama). Darbha is believed to protect food prepared during an eclipse. Darbha is a must in all homas (in places like Paristheeriya, paatra sadhana, ayaamita, aajya samskara, etc.) Along with the mango leaves and coconut, a koorcham made of darbha is also placed in the kalasa where avahan

Chemical in Saffron Tilak On Forehead Can Cause Damage to Eye

Saffron-colored or Vermilion tilak (Tika) is applied on the forehead by many Hindus daily. Most the vermilion color available in market contains toxic elements including high level of lead and various other chemicals. Constant use of such chemical colors can cause chemical conjunctivitis. DNA reports  Doctors said there is lack of awareness among people about the dangers of applying too much vermillion. “Some people apply it from the nose to the end of the forehead. However, the saffron-coloured vermillion can cause damage to the eyes, especially to those who apply it regularly,” said Dr Ragini Parekh, head of ophthalmology department at JJ hospital.  She said the vermillion at times contains toxic elements and those enter the eyes when one washes the face. It can lead to problems such as chemical conjunctivitis. “We see more women patients than men with this problem,” Dr Parekh said.  Dr TP Lahane, senior ophthalmologist and dean of Sir JJ group of hospitals, said the problem

Goddess Bhargavi - Story - Mantra - Sadhana

Goddess Bhargavi is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi as per certain Puranas and scholars. Another school of thought states that she is an avatar of Goddess Parvati.  Goddess Bhargavi Story Legend has it that Rishis (Saints) who were rich in knowledge were unable to satisfy their material needs. To live in the world they needed to create wealth. To help the Rishis, Sage Bhrigu created Bhrigu Samhita – which contained art of prediction, palmistry, vastu shastra etc. He asked the Rishis to do prediction future and take fee for it. Since Sage Bhrigu provided wealth to them, the Rishis concluded that Goddess Lakshmi was his daughter and called the Goddess Bhargavi – one who was conceived by Sage Bhrigu. Another legend has it that Goddess Bhargavi was an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. She was the daughter of Sage Bhrigu and wife Khyati. In this form she wed Shiva as Chandrashekhara. Goddess Bhargavi Mantra ॐ ह्रीं भार्गवी नमः Om hreem Bhargavi Namah Chant the mantr

Bangle On The Hands Of Hindu Gods – Maharakandi

A single bangle worn by Hindu Gods is known as Maharakandi. Hindu women wear colorful bangles made of glass, gold and other metals as it is auspicious and symbolically represents positive aspects of life like love, marriage, marital bliss, joy, prosperity and mental peace. It is not just women but Hindu Gods also used to wear bangles during the Vedic period and also during the period of Ramayana and Mahabharata. All the principal characters in the two epics – Mahabharata and Ramayana – wore bangles. A single bangle was worn by them and it was known as Maharakandi. Bhagvan Sri Ram and Sri Krishna are seen wearing a single bangle. The idea of men wearing bangle was dropped in the medieval period. In modern times, women alone wear bangles in Hindu tradition. It must be noted here that Shiva uses snakes as bangles.  Related Bangles in Hinduism – Importance and Symbolism

Minjar Mela 2023 – Chamba Minjar Mela in 2023 in Himachal Pradesh

Minjar Mela is a famous festival in Chamba in Himachal Pradesh. Minjar means ‘tassels’ and Mela means ‘fair’. During the festival people sacrifice Minja in the Ravi River to drive away the evil spirits and pray for their prosperity. Minjar Mela 2023 date is July 30. Religious rituals during the fair is observed for a better harvest of corn and paddy during the next harvest season. The festival is observed on the last Sunday in July and lasts for a week. The main attraction of the festival is a huge fair, folk dances and other folk programs. Minjar Mela Story – Whey Minjar Mela is Held? Legend has it that the Ravi River used to flow between Champavati Temple and Hari Rai Temple in Chamba. People found it difficult to visit both the temple together. Then Raja of Himachal Pradesh asked a saint to make the temples easily accessible to people. The saint then performed a yajna at the Champavati Temple . Several sadhus participated in the yajna whic