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Freedom from desire is total happiness

Freedom from desire is total happiness.

Whatever is done by a human being is prompted by some desire.

Desires are not satiated by their fulfillment; the more one tries to satisfy them, the more they grow. Attempts to fulfill a desire give rise to more desires.

The more desires a person has, the more agitated his or her mind will be.
It is impossible to give up all our desires. Therefore, we must have proper discrimination. We must not be driven by desires. Instead, we must be the master and take proper control over which desires need to be fulfilled and in such a manner that they do not give rise to new desires.

Wise words from various scriptures on desire.

Hindu Calendar Today – June 28, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or fifth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:09 AMon June 28. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:53 PMon June 28. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:02 PMon June 29. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 28, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 12:35 AM on June 28. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram till 12:04 AM on June 29.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 7:17 PM on June 28. Then onward it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatram till 7:23 PM on June 29.
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Hera Panchami 2017 Date – Goddess Lakshmi Visiting Jagannath at Gundicha Temple - Hora Panchami 2017

Hera Panchami is a unique ritual held during the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. It is observed at the GundichaTemple. Hera Panchami 2017 date is June 28. Hera or Hora means to ‘see’ and Panchami means the ‘fifth day’ – on Hera Panchami day Goddess Lakshmi travels to the GundichaTemple to see Lord Jagannath. The visit of Goddess Lakshmi takes place five days after the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra.
Hera Panchami is a domestic affair of the divine couple - Vishnu and Lakshmi.

During the Puri Rath Yatra, the chariots (Ratha) carrying Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are pulled from the PuriJagannathTemple to the GundichaTemple, here the deities visit their aunt.
The popular belief is that Lord Jagannath had promised his wife Goddess Lakshmi that He will return the next day. But Lord Jagannath does not return the next day. Goddess Lakshmi waits and waits and finally on the fifth day she goes to GundichaTemple on a palanquin and sees the Ratha of Lord Jagannath outside GundichaTemple.
The …

Dying in Kashi in Hinduism – Spiritual and Religious Importance of Dying in Kashi

Kashi, also known as Benares or Varanasi, is the city where people attain moksha. There is immense spiritual and religious importance of dying in Kashi. The main belief is that Kashi is the city of Shiva and he will not allow any devotee to suffer after death. Therefore, whoever dies in Benares escapes from the cycle of birth and death. Religious Importance of Dying in Kashi
Shiva is the ruler of Kashi and Yamraj or other gods do not have any power here.Shiva chants the name ‘Ram’ in the ear of the dead.With the blessing of Shiva and Ram mantra, all living beings that die in Kashi attain moksha and they do not have another birth. They merge in the Supreme Truth – permanent escape from the cycle of birth and death. Shiva Chanting the Name Ram in the Dying Person’s Ear There is a strong belief that when a person is about die in Kashi, Shiva chants the name ‘Ram’ in his ears. And it is due to the chanting of the mantra that the person attains moksha.

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