Disappointment can come only to those who make appointments with the future – Swami Chinmayananda

All weaknesses are transmuted into strengths when the right spiritual values are accepted and the seeker takes the daring resolve to live the spiritual quest.

Ego is just a bundle of thoughts consisting of the memories of the past and hopes and expectations for the future.

Be openly happy in the joy of others. Be sincerely sympathetic in others sorrows.

Disappointment can come only to those who make appointments with the future.

Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be lit.

The Principle is simple - You can never solve a problem as long as you are in the problem. Get out of it!
Swami Chinmayananda


Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 26, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, October 26, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during waxing phase of moon till 2:59 AM on October 26. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatra till 5:47 AM on October 26. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Skanda Sashti third day

Kali Yuga Year – 5116

Vikram Samvant 2071 – Kartik Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during waxing phase of moon in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Kartik Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during waxing phase of moon in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Goa

Vikram Samvant 2071 – Kartik Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during waxing phase of moon in Gujarat.

9th day of Aipassi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Jaya Year)
9th day of Thulam Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1190)
8th day of Kartik Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1421)

Bad Period on October 26, 2014
Rahukalam – 4:27 PM to 5:52 PM
Yamagandam – 12:11 PM to 1:36 PM
Gulikai – 3:01 PM to 4:27 PM
Durmuhurtham – 4:21 PM to 5:07 PM
Varjyam – 9:27 AM to 11:03 AM

Good Time on October 26, 2014
Abhijita Muhurta – 11:48 AM to 12:33 PM
Amirta Kalam – 7:04 PM to 8:40 PM

Yog – Aayushman (Good Yog) till 2:28 AM. Then onward it is Saubhagya (Good Yog).

Karana – Kaulava (Good) till 3:39 AM. Then onward it is Taitila (Good) till 3:25 PM. Then onward it is Garaja (Good).

Rest all hours that are not part of Bad Period are Good time. When bad period overlaps into good period, that much time of bad period should be eliminated from good period.


Thiruchendur Murugan Temple – One of the Six Shrines of Muruga in the Arupadaiveedu Temples in Tamil Nadu

Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is the only Arupadaiveedu Temple that is located on a beach – the Bay of Bengal. The popular belief is that Murugan vanquished the demon Soorapadman here. The Sooramaharam ritual held on the sixth day of Skanda Sashti attracts thousands of devotees to the temple.



Legend has it that Demon Soorapadman became invincible with boons from Shiva. He soon became terror for all celestial and earthly beings. Muruga was then born to annihilate the demon. He accomplished the mission at the spot where the present day Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is located.

Muruga here is worshipped as Senthilandavar or Subramaniaswamy. Legend has it that after He annihilated the demon, Murugan wished to worship Shiva. Mayan, the divine architect, built the temple. The murti of Murga in the temple is seen in the posture of worshiping Shiva in the sanctum sanctorum.

The utsava murti or processional deity of Muruga is flanked by his consorts Valli and Devasena.



Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is more than 2000 years old and is built in granite. The nine-tiered gopuram, 137 feet high, is an architectural marvel.

Another highlight of the temple is the 124 carved pillars in the Shanmugavilasa Mandapam.

You can hear the sound of ‘Om’ from a hole in the wall opposite to the temple flagstaff.

A unique well near the beach known as Nazhi Kinaru has sweet water.

Panchalingam shrine can be accessed from the temple by walking through a short tunnel.

The most important festival is the Skanda Sashti festival observed for six days after Diwali. The most important ritual is the Soorasamharam on the sixth day. Thirukalyanam is observed on the next day.


Material desire is undoubtedly the cause of the greatest unhappiness – Uddhava Gita

One who has transcended material good and evil automatically acts in accordance with religious injunctions and avoids forbidden activities. The self realized person does this spontaneously, like an innocent child, and not because he is thinking in terms of material good and evil.

One who is the kind well-wisher of all living beings, who is peaceful and firmly fixed in knowledge and realization, sees Me within all things.  Such a person never again falls down into the cycle of birth and death.

Generally those human beings who can expertly analyze the actual situation of the material world are able to raise themselves beyond the inauspicious life of gross material gratification.

Just as a fish, incited by the desire to enjoy his tongue, is fatally trapped on the fisherman’s hook, similarly, a foolish person is bewildered by the extremely disturbing urges of the tongue and thus is ruined.

Material desire is undoubtedly the cause of the greatest unhappiness, and freedom from such desire is the cause of the greatest happiness.


Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 25, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, October 25, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during waxing phase of moon till 3:06 AM on October 25. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 5:20 AM on October 25. Then onward it is Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 11:40 PM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Bhai Dooj – celebrating the relationship of brother and sister
Bhai Tika – Last of day of Tihar Festival in Nepal
Chitragupta Puja – Rituals dedicated to Chitragupta – one who keeps accounts of good and bad deeds on earth.
Yama Dwitiya – dedicated to Yama
Vishwakarma Puja – Dedicated to Vishwakarma the divine architect of the universe

Skanda Sashti - Second day

Kali Yuga Year – 5116

Vikram Samvant 2071 – Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during waxing phase of moon in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during waxing phase of moon in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Goa

Vikram Samvant 2071 – Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during waxing phase of moon in Gujarat.

8th day of Aipassi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Jaya Year)
8th day of Thulam Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1190)
7th day of Kartik Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1421)

Bad Period on October 25, 2014
Rahukalam – 9:20 AM to 10:45 AM
Yamagandam – 1:36 PM to 3:02 PM
Gulikai – 6:29 AM to 7:54 AM
Durmuhurtham – 6:29 AM to 8:00 AM
Varjyam – 10:41 AM to 12:19 AM

Good Time on October 25, 2014
Abhijita Muhurta – 11:48 AM to 12:33 PM
Amirta Kalam – 8:28 PM to 10:06 PM

Yog – Priti (Good Yog) till 3:42 AM. Then onward it is Aayushman (Good Yog).

Karana – Bava (Good) till 3:48 AM. Then onward it is Balava (Good) till 3:47 PM. Then onward it is Kaulava (Good).

Rest all hours that are not part of Bad Period are Good time. When bad period overlaps into good period, that much time of bad period should be eliminated from good period.