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Kedarnath Temple Opening Date in 2023 - Opening and Closing Dates in 2023 of Kedarnath Temple

Kedarnath   Temple  is part of the Char Dham Yatra in  Uttarakhand ,  India . In 2023, the opening date of  Kedarnath   Temple is April 25, 2023. The temple will close after Diwali on November 12, 2023. Chardham Yatra comprises of pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Himalayas in Uttarakhand in  India . The four holy shrines remain closed during winter season from October to April due to heavy snowfall. On April 24, 2023, the doli carrying the murti of Bhagavan Kedarnath will proceed from Omkareshwar Mandir in Ukhimath, the winter abode of Lord Shiva. During the harsh winter period, the murti is kept at the Omkareshwar Temple at Ukhimath and prayers are offered here. Kedarnath shrine is located at an altitude of 3584 m and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one among the twelve Jyotirlinga temples. Legend has it that the Pandavas after the 18-day Great Kurukshetra War in the Mahabharata felt guilty of having killed their relatives and sought the bless

Joshimath Narasimha Temple – Wrist Of Narasimha Is Getting Thinner Here At Narsingh Badri Temple

Joshimath Narasimha Temple is located on the National Highway 7 on the way to Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand. Also known as Narsingh Badri Temple, this is an ancient temple of Ugra Narasimha with the striking man-lion form of Lord Vishnu at Jyotirmath, the earlier name of Joshimath.   Of all the temples in the region, this temple is the most magnificent. Short History Of Joshimath Narasimha Temple   Carved from the Saligrama, the murti of Ugra Narasimha at the Joshimath Mandir was supposedly crafted in the 8th century AD during the reign of King Lalitaditya Yukta Pida of Kashmir. As in Badrinath, Lord Narasimha gives darshan to devotees in padmasana (sitting) posture. Devotees believe that the murti is not crafted but self manifested from the Shaligram shila. The murti is about 10 inches high and remarkably detailed, sitting in a lotus position. To the right of Narasimha we can have darshan of Mata Sita, Rama, Hanuman and Garuda. Against the left wall of the s

Hinglaj Mata Story

Hinglaj Mata is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti and her story is directly associated with the actions of Parashurama Avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that she protected Kshatriyas when Parashurama was on mission to wipe them out. Hinglaj Mata Appeared From A Part Of Forehead of Mata Sati Hinglaj is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in Hindu religion. As per scriptures, brahmarandhra – a portion above the forehead of Mother Sati had fell on earth after the infamous Daksha Yagna incident in which Sati, wife of Shiva self immolated herself while her father Daksha who insulted Lord Shiva.  A grieving Shiva wandering with the corpse of Mata Sati caused imbalance in the universe. In order to save the universe Lord Vishnu with his sudarshana chakra cut the body of Sati and wherever the parts of her body fell, they became great energy centers - a Shaktipeeth . The original Hinglaj Mata temple is situated in Balochistan on the banks of Hingula River.  Hinglaj Mata Mur

Vikalpa In Hinduism – Mental Construct

Vikalpa is one of the five varieties of fluctuations of the mind (vrittis) recognized in Yoga. Patanjali (Yogasutra I.9) has defined it as “that which issues from knowledge of words and has no corresponding object.” Vikalpa Vritti is different from both true and false knowledge, although it has some similarity to both. The phrase rajaputra (son of a king) is quite meaningful and would convey true knowledge in the presence of such a person. But the phrase vandhyaputra (son of a woman who is unable to bear children) which appears to be equally meaningful is not actually so, because we can find no such person in the world. The individual terms making this phrase are indeed quite meaningful separately, but when combined together, the whole phrase falls to indicate any object as an actual existent. Such a phrase is called a vikalpa. It means an imagination or fanciful notion. Other examples of vikalpa are sasaringa (hare’s horn), hemadri (golden mountain) and Kshirasagara (oce

Rama Gita Teachings

A collection of teachings from Rama Gita. I am the body, I am sense organs, the life breaths, I am a Brahmana, a Kshatriya, I am born, I am happy, miserable, I have lost this, gained this, all these and other functions of ordinary everyday life are due to the identification of the atma (self) with the action of the buddhi. In reality all these notions are in the buddhi, not in the self. But through ignorance they are taken to be in the Self. So long as this continues, the course of worldly life runs on. Embodied self which is taken to be subject of birth, death, and the like is not subject to any of these conditions. Free from all these, it is the limitless unborn, undecaying, all pervading Brahman itself. For one who has through not this, not this, arrived at the stage of realization of his self as the supreme self, the phenomenal world ceases to assert itself and he becomes perfectly indifferent to its joys and sorrows. By not this, not this, is meant here that the atma is

Bear in Dream – Meaning of Seeing Bear in Dream

Seeing bear in dream is considered as a positive as per those who believe in dream interpretation. In Hindu religion there is an ancient scripture known as Swapna Shastra which gives interpretation and meaning of various dreams. Meaning of Seeing Bear In Dream Bear in dream means you will be blessed with a good vacation. There will be peace and happiness in life. Seeing bear eating is a sign that you will be blessed with money or property. People who see bear being chained or in capture is a sign that you will have to show courage to get what you want. It is warning to shed lethargy and to act for what you want. Seeing bear chasing you is a sign of upcoming enemy trouble. Jealous people will be creating severe problems in your life. Seeing bear sleeping is a sign of peace in life.