Aadi 18 Perukku in 2014

Aadi 18 Perukku as the name indicates is observed on the 18th day of the Tamil Month Aadi (mid July to mid August). Aadi 18 Perukku 2014 date is August 3. The Aadi month in Tamil Nadu falls during the monsoon season and the festival is essentially a thanksgiving to monsoon rains which fills the rivers – the lifeline of farmers. As it is celebrated on the 18th day, Aadi Perukku is also known as Pathinettam Perukku.

Aadi 18 Perukku is observed mainly by people residing along the Kaver River bank. ‘Perukku’ means rising – indicating the rising water in rivers. The festival is essentially a form of Nature worship and thanksgiving to Mother Nature.

On the day, family and friends get together and pray for uninterrupted supply of water and a good harvest in the coming season. Special food is prepared on the day and is shared with friends and relatives. Some people go on a picnic to the Kaveri riverbank.

In some communities on Aadi Perukku day, the son-in-law is invited and is presented new clothes by parents.



Noli Nom Vrat 2014 Date in Shravan Month in Gujarat

Noli Nom Vrat is observed in Shravan month in Gujarat and the vrat is mainly performed by childless couples. Noli Nom 2014 date is August 5. It is observed on the ninth day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Gujarati Sawan month. The story that is listened to during Noli Nom Vrat is quite similar to the Sheetala Satam Vrat observed later in the same month.

On the Noli Nom day, the husband and wife fast from morning to evening. At night they take food together.

The Vrat is continued annually on the same day till the couple gets a child.


Jageshwar Temple – Shiva Temple at Jageshwar near Almora in Uttarakhand

Jageshwar Mandir is dedicated to Shiva and is located at Jageshwar near Almora in Uttarakhand. Jageshwar is a cluster of nearly 125 temples and is located around 36km northeast of Almora town. Some scholars are of the view that this is a Jyotirlinga Temple and it is the Nageshwar Jyotirlinga.


Jageshwar Temple is surrounded by very old deodar trees. The temple is believed to have been constructed by the Chand rulers between 8th and 16th century.

The main temple is dedicated to Jageshwar – locally known as Nagesh Daruka Bane, meaning Shiva resides where there is a jungle of Deodar.

There is a popular belief that one can offer prayers to Deodar tree here which is equal to offering prayers to Shiva.

The main Shivling in the temple complex is Swayambhu – of divine origin. There is a wedge between it. Thus it is believed that the Shivling represents both Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The Shivling is also referred as Ardharishwara.

Nandi and Bhringi are the two dwarpalakas of the temple.

There is a Ganesha temple, Hanuman Temple, Navgrah Temple, Ma Pushti Devi Shrine, Mahamrityunjaya Shrine, Kedarnath Temple and Bhatuk Bhairav Shrine in the complex.

Shravan month and Mahashivratri attracts thousands of devotees to the temple.


Whatever your job, do it as well as possible – Paramhansa Yogananda

Be in love with your present work but strive always to advance.

Never go to bed at night until you have convinced your mind that this world is God’s dream.

Magnetism is the power by which you draw things to yourself. Magnetism of every kind originates in the Infinite Spirit.

By developing your concentration and creativity, you can learn to love any kind of work and succeed in any field.

Whatever your job, do it as well as possible.

The stages of success are the following:
(1) Choosing a vocation that suits you.
(2) Performing your work with attention, interest, and love.
(3) Developing unfailing patience and ongoing interest.
Paramhansa Yogananda


Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 2, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, August 2, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:35 PM on August 2. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 5:04 AM on August 2. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 5:38 PM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Muruga Sashti Fasting

Kali Yuga Year – 5116

Vikram Samvant 2071 – Shravan Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day of the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month 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 – Shravan Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day of the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Goa

Vikram Samvant 2070 – Shravan Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day of the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in Gujarat.

17th day of Aadi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Jaya Year)
17th day of Karkidaka Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1189)
16th day of Shravan Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1421)

Bad Period on August 2, 2014
Rahukalam – 9:15 AM to 10:55 AM
Yamagandam – 2:10 PM to 3:48 PM
Gulikai – 5:58 AM to 7:38 AM
Durmuhurtham – 5:59 AM to 7:44 AM
Varjyam – 4:40 PM to 6:23 PM

Good Time on August 2, 2014
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:09 PM to 12:57 PM
Amirta Kalam – 1:28 AM to 3:15 AM

Yog – Siddha (Good Yog) till 9:50 AM. Then onward it is Sadhya (Good Yog).

Karana – Kaulava (Good) till 4:35 AM. Then onward it is Taitila (Good) till 5:16 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.