Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 1, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival



Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of the moon till 5:19 PM on September 1, 2015. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of the moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

How is September 1, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious after 1:30 PM.

Nakshatra – Uttarabhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 11:38 AM on September 1. Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Mangala GouriVrat. Kajari Teej. Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat - Moon rise time is at 8:55 PM. Fulkajali Vrat and Bol Choth in Gujarat. Satudi Teej.

Kali Yuga Year – 5117

Vikram Samvant 2072 – Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Manmathanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1937 – Shravan Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Manmathanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1937 – Shravan Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in Maharashtra and Goa. (It is Shravan Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi till 1:24 PM on September 1. Then onward it is Shravan Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi.)  This time is only applicable in western parts of India.

Vikram Samvant 2071 - Shravan Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in Gujarat. (It is Shravan Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi till 1:24 PM on September 1. Then onward it is Shravan Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi.)  This time is only applicable in western parts of India.

15th day of Aavani Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Manmatha Year)
16th day of Chinga Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1191)
14th day of Bhadra Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1422)

Bad Period on September 1, 2015
Rahukalam – 3:35 PM to 5:09 PM
Yamagandam – 9:18 AM to 10:52 AM
Gulikai – 12:26 PM to 2:01 PM
Durmuhurtham – 8:40 AM to 9:31 AM
Durmuhurtham – 11:18 PM on Sept 1 to 12:03 AM on Sept 2
Varjyam – 6:01 PM to 7:27 PM

Panchak (bad) – entire day

Good Time on September 1, 2015
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:03 PM to 12:51 PM
Amirta Kalam – 2:58 AM to 4:23 AM
Sarvartha Siddhi Yog – sunrise to 11:38 AM
Amrita Siddhi Yog – not present
Dwipushkar Yog – not present
Tripushkar Yog – not present

Yog – Shoola (Bad) till 5:50 AM. Then onward it is Ganda (Bad).

Karana – Vanija (good) till 3:05 AM. Then onward it is Vishti or Bhadra (bad) till 1:24 PM. Then onward it is Bava (good) till 11:48 PM. Then onward it is Balava (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.

Pishachamukteshwar Mahadev – About Pishach Mmukteshwar form of Shiva



Pishachamukteshwar Mahadev is a form of Shiva worshipped in Ujjain. He is one of the 84 Mahadev in Ujjain. As per belief, Pishach Mmukteshwar helps in fear of ghosts and other similar fearful beings. The popular belief is that offering prayers and worship to this form of Shiva will help in overcoming fear of all forms. It is believed that people offering prayers here will never have shortage of wealth. They also get happiness from children.



Pishach Mmukteshwar Mahadev Temple is located at Ramghat on the banks of Shipra River in Ujjain. The temple is part of the Parikrama of Shiva Temples in the holy city.

Pishachamukteshwar is the 68th form of Shiva worshipped in Ujjain and it is also the 68th Shiva temple visited during the parikarama of Mahadev temples in Ujjain.

It must be noted here that Shiva is associated with burial lands. He resides there. He is also believed to be the master of goblins, ghosts and other such beings.

Story of Pishachamukteshwar Mahadev

During Kali Yuga, there lived a man named Soma. He was rich but also ignorant. He insulted gods, did not offer prayers and performed all forms of Adharmic activities. He used to perform violent deeds. He had a painful death and was born in the form of a fearful ghost (pishach).

In this birth, he started terrifying people and killing them.

Once he met a pious man who always followed Dharma. However, when he attempted to scare and kill him, he saw a powerful being protecting him.

He started to run away.

Then the pious man inquired as to why he was running away.

The pishach told him about a powerful being protecting him.

Then the pious man learned from the ghost about his previous life.

The pious man then felt pity for the pishach and asked him to go to Mahakal Van (Ujjain) and offer prayers there.

The fearful ghost then performed holy dip in Shipra River and offered prayers to the Shivling south of Durudheshwar Shivling as directed by the pious man.

With the blessing of Mahadev, the ghost got free of his fearful form and escaped from Pishach Yoni.

It is believed that those who offer prayers to Pishachmukteshwar will have a happy old life and no trouble during death.

Shiva as Kapali – The Story



Shiva as Kapali, or Kapala, is one with a begging bowl made of human skull. The story of Shiva as Kapali is mentioned in the Mahabharata. Legend has it that the Kapala that Shiva has in his hands is the fifth head of Brahma. Symbolically it is holding the inflated ego in our hands – a constant reminder that we are just a bubble.

The story in the Mahabharata states that once there was a dispute between Vishnu and Brahma as to who was the greatest. Shiva appeared in the form of an endless column of fire and asked them to find the source of the brilliance. Whoever finds it is the greatest.

Brahma went up and Vishnu went down to find the source. Vishnu soon realized that it is impossible to find the source and returned. Brahma on his way up found a Ketaki flower and asked the flower about its origin and it said it was coming from the origin of the brilliance but had started its journey millions of years before. Brahma did not try to go further up to find the source, instead took the flower with him as witness.

Brahma soon reached near Vishnu and announced that He had reached the origin of brilliance. Shiva got angry over this lie and immediately cut off the fifth head of Brahma.

Brahma cursed Shiva to roam over earth with human skull. Shiva in return cursed that Brahma will not be worshipped by people.

Another Story

One story states that once Shiva took the form of Bhairava and cut off the fifth head of Brahma for being arrogant about His creation. Brahma had no remorse about the suffering that living beings had on earth.

But soon Shiva felt remorse and for redemption of the sin, Brahma asked Shiva to become a wandering ascetic (Bhikshatan) and beg for food in a skull. He will only get redemption when Vishnu will advice him on how he could atone for his sin.

In the beginning, Shiva did not get permission to meet Vishnu at Vaikunta so He wandered all around the world.

Finally Shiva got opportunity to enter Vaikunta and Vishnu advised him to go to Banaras (Kashi or Varanasi) and do ritual bath in Ganges to be purified of the sin.

About Raja Veda Kavya Patasala – Vedic School – at Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu



Raja Veda Kavya Patasala is a four century old Vedic School at Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. It was founded in 1542 by Sri Govinda Deekshitar, a famous statesman and Chief Minister for the Nayak kings of Thanjavur.

For details contact (0435)2401789, 2425948 and 2423777. Email: rajavedapatasala@ gmail.com.
The Hindu reports 
The three sects – Smartha, Vaishnava and Madhwa – are covered without any discrimination at the Patasala. In 1972, under the guidance of Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati, a society called Advaitha Vidyacharya Maharaja Saheb Sri Govinda Deekshitar Punya Smarana Samithi was formed and registered. 
“It was founded by Govinda Deekshitar and nurtured by Mahaswamigal. Not a surprise that this institution for the Vedas has been flourishing for the past 470 years, a miracle of sorts,” says Krishnamoorthy, administrator, when contacted for his views in the context of the landmark. 
“As many as 150 students are enrolled in this residential school, where English, math and science are also taught,” he informs. Some of them sat for the ESLC exams conducted by the Government and passed creditably. A few chose to write the tenth standard and got through with merit. 

Hindu Festivals in September 2015 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in Sept 2015



Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in September 2015 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days in Sept 2015 are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

September 1, 2015 –Kajari Teej Vrat
September 1, 2015 – Angarak Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat as it is on Tuesday
September 4 – Hal Sashti – Baldev Sashti
September 5 – Janmashtami (Sri Krishna Jayanti)
September 5 – Janeshwar Maharaj Jayanti
September 6 – Dahi Handi and Gopalkala in Maharashtra

Attachment is the strongest block to realization – Neem Karoli Baba



Love is the strongest medicine. It is more powerful than electricity.

If you want to see God, kill desires. Desires are in the mind. When you have a desire for something, don't act on it and it will go away.

Total truth is necessary. You must live by what you say.

Lust, Greed, Anger, Attachment - These are all paths to hell.

Attachment is the strongest block to realization.

The best service you can do is to keep your thoughts on God. Keep God in mind every minute.

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Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 31, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival



Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, August 31, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of the moon till 7:47 PM on August 31. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of the moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

How is August 31, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.

Nakshatra – Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 11:19 AM on August 31. Then onward it is Uttarabhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi till 7:44 AM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shravan SomvarVrat in western and southern parts of India

Kali Yuga Year – 5117

Vikram Samvant 2072 – Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Manmathanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1937 – Shravan Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Manmathanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1937 – Shravan Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in Maharashtra and Goa. (It is Shravan Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi till 4:50 PM on August 31. Then onward it is Shravan Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi.)  This time is only applicable in western parts of India.

Vikram Samvant 2071 - Shravan Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in Gujarat. (It is Shravan Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi till 4:50 PM on August 31. Then onward it is Shravan Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi.)  This time is only applicable in western parts of India.

14th day of Aavani Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Manmatha Year)
15th day of Chinga Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1191)
13th day of Bhadra Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1422)

Bad Period on August 31, 2015
Rahukalam – 7:44 AM to 9:18 AM
Yamagandam – 10:52 AM to 12:27 PM
Gulikai – 2:01 PM to 6:35 PM
Durmuhurtham – 12:52 PM to 1:42 PM
Durmuhurtham – 3:23 PM to 4:13 PM
Varjyam – 6:27 PM to 7:52 PM

Panchak (bad) – entire day

Good Time on August 31, 2015
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:03 PM to 12:51 PM
Amirta Kalam – 2:52 AM to 4:16 AM
Sarvartha Siddhi Yog – not present
Amrita Siddhi Yog – not present
Dwipushkar Yog – not present
Tripushkar Yog – not present

Yog – Dhriti (Bad) till 9:50 AM. Then onward it is Shoola (Bad).

Karana – Taitila (good) till 6:37 AM. Then onward it is Garaja (good) till 4:50 PM. Then onward it is Vanija (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.