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Pushkaram in 2020 – Tungabhadra Pushkaralu in 2020

Tungabhadra Pushkaram is held once in 12 years and is conducted in Tungabhadra banks in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Tungabhadra Pushkaralu 2020 dates are from November 20 to December 1, 2020. This pushkaram is held when Jupiter enters Makara Rasi (Capricorn). The main ritual includes taking holy dip in the Tungabhadra River in various places. Tungabhadra Pushkaralu Time Period Starts at afternoon at 1:15 PM of November 20 and ends on December 1, 2020. The most important place to take bath are Hampi and Bellary in Karnataka, Mantralayam in Andhra Pradesh, Alampur in Telangana and Sangameswaram in Kurnool District in Andhra Pradesh.  A Pushkaram takes place once in 12 years when Jupitar (Brihaspati) enters a particular zodiac. There are total of 12 rivers where Pushkaram takes place. The most famous is the Godavari Pushkaram. The ritual of pushkaram is more popular in parts of Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. What do Hindus do during Tungabhadr

Joining Job On Amavasya – Effect – Good Or Bad

Amavasya, or the no moon day, in Hindu calendar is dedicated to pitr or the ancestors. Usually all auspicious activities are not held on the day. Therefore joining job on Amavasya is considered bad by astrologers. Usually no good beginnings are made on the day. Amavasya is believed to have a bad effect on thinking process too so you will not be able to make good decision on the day. Amavasya is not an inauspicious day but it is just that it is not used for auspicious functions as dead ancestors are believed to visit their family on the day. So people take rest perform pujas on the day.  Holy activities like taking bath in holy river, performing daan (donation or charity) and shradh are performed on the day. Feed animals on the day is highly meritorious. 

Baba Balak Nath Popular Story – Birth – Appearance On Earth

The story of origin, birth and appearance on earth of Baba Balak Nath, also known as Sidh Baba Balak Nath Ji, begins with Lord Shiva sharing the story of immortality (amarthv) to Shiva in the Amaranth Cave. Goddess Parvati fell asleep when Shiva was sharing the secret of immortality but a small parrot was listening to story and kept saying ‘yes’ (hmm). When the story was completely narrated to his dismay, Shiva found Goddess Parvati asleep. He looked around and realized that it was the small parrot that had listened to secret of immortality. The small parrot flew away thinking that Shiva would kill him. The parrot flew and entered the mouth of the wife of Sage Vyasa who was yawning. Shiva who followed the parrot asked it to come out. The parrot asked for a boon before it came out of the stomach of the wife of Sage Vyasa. The parrot wanted it to come out in the form of a human baby and it also demanded that all children who were born at the precise time should al

Kroda Narasimha Swamy – About Kroda Narasimha form of Lord Vishnu

Kroda Narasimha Swamy is one of the lesser known murtis of  Narasimha  Avatar of Vishnu. This is a fierce form of Narasimha with the face of a wild boar. Therefore, this form is also referred as Krodakara Narasimha Swamy or Varaha Narasimha Swamy. This Narasimha murti is in standing posture with two arms. He seen lifting a demon by his horns. Kroda Narasimha Swamy is worshipped for attaining peace and prosperity. He is also worshipped by those seeking moksha or liberation.  This form is offered prayers to overcome fears and enemies. The murti is worshipped mainly in temples in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. The most important Kroda Narasimha temple s is located in Upper Ahobilam.

Why Our Determination To Be Unattached Remains Unsuccessful?

Every day we renew our determination to be unattached. We cast our eyes back and look at the past objects of our love and attachment, and feel how every one of them made us miserable. We went down into the depths of despondency because of our “love”! We found ourselves mere slaves in the hands of others, we were dragged down and down! And we make a fresh determination: “Henceforth, I will be master of myself; henceforth, I will have control over myself.” But the time comes, and the same story once more! Again the soul is caught and cannot get out. The bird is in a net, struggling and fluttering. This is our life.’ But the time comes, and the same story once more! Again the soul is caught and cannot get out. The bird is in a net, struggling and fluttering. This is our life. Why do we end up trapped in this way? Though painfully aware of our pitiable condition, why do we not do what we know we ought to do? Why are we so tolerant of our weaknesses? Why can we not say ‘NO