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Urdhva Ganapati Form of Ganesha

Urdhva Ganapati is counted among the 32 forms of Ganesha. It is believed that this form will help a devotee from all sorts of difficulties by giving refuge in his feet.

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http://www.hindu-blog.com/2011/06/urdhva-ganapati-form-of-ganesha.html
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Story of Sri Krishna and Banasur

Banasur was the son of pious king Mahabali (who was pushed to netherworld by Vamana Avatar of Vishnu). He ruled from the city of Sonitapura.

To become invincible, Banasur performed severe penance dedicated to Shiva. After several years, Shiva appeared before his devotee and offered him two boons

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http://www.hindu-blog.com/2013/08/story-of-sri-krishna-and-banasur.html
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Eight Qualities Associated with the name Shiva

The word ‘Shiva’ has eight qualities attached to it. They are:

Auspiciousness
Bliss
Final beatitude
Good fortune
Welfare
Well Being
Prosperity
Happiness

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http://www.hindu-blog.com/2014/06/eight-qualities-associated-with-name.html
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Story of Ganesha as Vakratunda and Matsaryasura

Vakratunda is one among the numerous names of Ganesha and it means ‘one with a twisted trunk.’ As per Mudgala Purana, Ganesh took the form of Vakratunda to annihilate demon Matsaryasura. The demon symbolically represents envy, jealousy and rivalry.

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http://www.hindu-blog.com/2012/11/story-of-ganesha-as-vakratunda-and.html
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Today is Dattatreya Jayanti - December 6

Dattatreya Jayanti is observed to celebrate the manifestation of Guru Dattatreya, the Trimurti Avatar – the united and single incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Sri Dattatreya remained an Avadutha throughout his life – a sage who remains in pure nature. 

Dattatreya narrated the secrets of Vedanta to Lord Subrahmanya and this teaching later came to be known as Avadhuta Gita.

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http://www.hindu-blog.com/2009/11/datta-jayanti-2009.html
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Today – Karthigai Deeepam in Tamil Nadu and Thrikartika in Kerala – December 5

Karthigai Deeepam is the festival of lights in Tamil Nadu and it is observed on the full moon day (or a day earlier) in the month of Karthigai (November-December). The main event on the day is the lighting of traditional oil lamps in the evening after sunset. The famous Tiruvannamalai Bharani Deepam at the Arunachaleswarar Temple is held on the day.

On the same day Thrikartika is observed in Kerala and the houses, streets and temples are well lit with traditional oil lamps. 

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http://www.hindu-blog.com/2009/11/karthigai-deepam-2009-date-kartika.html
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Triyambake, Goddess Durga with Three Eyes

Goddess Durga is sometimes depicted as having three eyes. When she is depicted with three eyes she is referred as Triyambake. The three yes of Goddess Durga is similar to Shiva – the third eye represents fire – symbolically knowledge that consumes ignorance.

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http://www.hindu-blog.com/2012/01/triyambake-goddess-durga-with-three.html
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Today is Gita Jayanti – December 2, 2014 – Bhagavad Gita Jayanthi

Gita Jayanti falls on the Ekadashi day of Shukla Paksha (11th day of the bright half) of the Margashirsha month (November-December) in traditional Hindi Lunar calendar. It is believed that the discussion between Sri Krishna and Arjuna took place on the day and which later became popular as the Bhagavad Gita.

The greatest quality of Bhagavad Gita is that it prompts you to think, it prompts you to take decision, and it prompts you to look at life differently and refreshingly and all this without surrendering your individuality. 

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http://www.hindu-blog.com/2009/11/gita-jayanti-2009-date-bhagavad-geeta.html
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Top 5 Tallest Hanuman Murtis (Idols or Statues) in the World

Devotees of Hanuman around the world have created some huge murtis of Hanuman.

Here is a list of top five
Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami at Paritala near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh in India – 135 feet (41 m)

Hanuman Murti at Jakhu Hills in Shimla Himachal Pradesh in India - 108 feet (33 meter)

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http://www.hindu-blog.com/2011/09/top-5-tallest-hanuman-murtis-idols-or.html
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Yoga Nidra of Lord Vishnu – the cosmic sleep in Hindu Scriptures

In Hinduism, the cosmic dissolution (Mahapralaya) takes place when the cosmos goes beyond redemption due to destruction of Dharma ( as in the present period which is characterized by lack of moral and ethical values). This is not an end but a positive change or death before rebirth. This cycle is repeated endless times.

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http://www.hindu-blog.com/2009/02/yoga-nidra-of-lord-vishnu-cosmic-sleep.html
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