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Chaitra Month 2015: Chaitra Masam, Chait Maas dates in 2015

Here are Chaitra Month 2015 dates. Chaitra month or Chait Mahina is the first month in Hindu calendar or Hindu Panchang. In 2015, Chaitra month starts on March 6 and end on April 4 as per North Indian Hindu calendar followed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal, Uttaranchal, and Chhattisgarh. As per the calendars followed […]

Chaiti Chhath 2015, Chath Puja in Chaitra Month

Chaithi Chhath is observed during Chaitra month just after Nav Varsh in Bihar, Jharkhand, and some other North Central regions of India. This festival is celebrated for 4 days similar to that of Chhath Puja in Kartik month. Chaiti Chhath 2015 date is March 23, March 24, March 25 and March 26. The first day […]

Annavaram Temple Contact details (Phone Numbers)

Here is the list of Annavaram Temple Contact details (Phone Numbers).. Annavaram Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Temple is the only temple in the world, solely dedicated to Lord Satyanarayana Swamy. Phone Numbers of Different Sections of Annavaram Temple.. Name of the Section – Phone Number 1. Main Temple 08868-239104 2. Nitya Pooja 239108 3. Varthams […]

Accommodation at Annavaram Temple

Here is the information on Accommodation at Annavaram Temple – choultry list, guest houses list, number of rooms in each guest house, amount for each room, etc… Devastanam administration has taken all measures for the piligram’s comfortable stay on the Ratnagiri. Visitors will be offered diffrent kinds of accomodation ranging from Normal rooms to A.C […]

Hindus dismayed at Catholic Church silence on disciplining priest who linked yoga to Satan

Hindus, who urged disciplining of a Northern Ireland Catholic priest who reportedly linked yoga to Satan, are disheartened over the Church’s silence on the issue. Father Reverend Roland Colhoun, a priest at Waterside Parish of Roman Catholic Diocese of Derry in Northern Ireland, as reported by Derry Journal, “warned parishioners against taking part in yoga” […]

Ashtalakshmi (Astalaxmi): Eight aspects of Goddess Lakshmi


Ashtalakshmi (Astalaxmi) are the eight forms or aspects of Goddess Lakshmi. Ashtalakshmi represent the eight sources of wealth. In some scriptures and stotras, list of Lakshmi aspects is included 12 Lakshmi Goddesses. Ashtalakshmi Puja or worship of Ashtalakshmi is considered as highly meritorious vratam for Hindu women. Adi Lakshmi – Adi Lakshmi is the first form of […]

Dakshinamurti Mahatmya, Significance of Lord Dakshinamurthi

Lord Dakshinamurthy

Dakshinamurti Mahatmya, Significance of Lord Dakshinamurthi, what is the importance of Dakshinamurthi? In Sanskrit, Dakshinamurti means ‘one who is facing south’. It is the form of Lord Shiva. It is believed that this form is the personification of Lord Shiva, where he represents knowledge, understanding and ultimate awareness. He is worshipped as the Lord of […]

Lingodbhavamurti, Lord Shiva’s iconic form

Lingodbhavamurti form of Lord Shiva

Lingodbhavamurti is an iconic representation of Lord Shiva. It can be said that this is the basis of Shiva Linga Worship. It is being worshipped as the central deity in all the Shaivite temples. According to the Legend, there exists a story which depicts the origin of Linga. This Story is found in the epics […]

Importance of Surya Puja (Surya Bhagavan’s worship)

Surya Puja

What is the importance of Surya Puja (Surya Bhagavan’s worship)? Here is the detailed explanation about the significance of Surya Pujan… Once, while describing about the importance of Surya’s worship to Vaishampayan, Sage Vyasa narrated the following tale – There lived a king named Bhadreshwar. He ruled over Madhyadesh. Once his left hand was infected […]

Story of Ganga Avataran, How Ganga River descended on Earth

Mata Ganga Devi

The story of Ganga Avataranam, origin of River Ganga (Maata Ganga Devi) is mentioned in Puranas and many other ancient Hindu Scriptures. The legend is associated with Lord Shiva, King Bhagiratha and Jahnu Maharshi. The story goes like this… When King Sagara of the suryavamsa decided to perform the ashvamedha yagna, his courtiers discovered the […]

Story of Chyavana Muni, Sukanya

Story of Chyavana Muni, Sukanya is mentioned in several Puranas.. The story of Chyavana Muni and Sukanya goes like this.. Vaivaswata Manu’s another son Saryati gave birth to Sukanya. The latter when she came of age visited a forest once along with her companions and playfully prierced into a bush while amused about what she […]

References of Lord Narasimha in Puranas, Vedas

Narasimha Swamy in Puranas, Vedas

Lord Narasimha is known popularly known as the ‘Great Protector’.  Narasimha is a significant avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. He is one of Hinduism’s most famous deities. He is been worshiped by Hindu devotees over a millennium throughout India and abroad. There is strong evidence for these in the temples that are largely dedicated […]

Story of Mani Malla (Demons – Malla, Mani)

Story of Mani Malla, Demons – Malla, Mani. Why a battle/war between Lord Shiva and Mani Malla brothers happened? Long ago there lived two powerful demons named Mani and Malla. They had acquired power through penance, and had become very proud. Mani and Malla were brothers, and both had gathered a large army of demons. They […]

Donations for Nitya Annadanam at Vemulawada Temple

Here is the list of scheme for Nitya Annadanam donations at Vemulawada Temple. The category of donations are categorized under Sadharana Sabhyatvam, Poshaka, Maharaja Poshaka and Ubhayadatha. Devasthanam with a view to providing free and wholesome food to the poor devotees launched Nithyannadana Scheme on Vijaya Dasami day of 1990 and the scheme has become […]

Marundeeswarar Temple, Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai

Sri Marundeeswarar temple is located in the village named Tiruvanmiyur, in the district of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Marundeeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Tiripurasundari. The festival deity of this temple is Thyagarajar. The holy tree of this temple is Vanni. […]

Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

Sri Kumbeswarar temple is located in the village named Kumbakonam, in the district of Thanjavur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Kumbeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Mangalanayaki. The holy tree of this temple is Vanni. The holy water of this temple is Mahamagam, […]