Ekadashi February 2015 date – Ekadasi Monthly Fasting Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu in February 2015



Ekadashi is a monthly fasting dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of a lunar fortnight as per Hindu calendar. Ekadasi February 2015 date is February 15

February 15, 2015 Ekadashi is known as Vijaya Ekadasi.

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When power becomes a means to dominate, it becomes ugly – Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev



When power becomes a means to dominate, it becomes ugly.

Human beings are constantly hankering for dominance as they have not found any sense of deep fulfillment within themselves.

To be powerful is a possibility to create – nothing can be created without power.

Power is not just political or economic; there are various ways to be powerful – the power of love and compassion, meditation, self-absorption, surrender, and above all, the power of being human.

Weakness should not be celebrated just because power has been misused by some.

The more absent one's personality becomes, the more powerful his presence becomes. This is the essence of spiritual sadhana, that if you dissolve your personality, your life presence becomes very powerful.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

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



Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, January 31, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the light phase of moon till 12:16 AM on January 31. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 3:44 PM on January 31. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishaba Rashi till 3:23 AM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Bhishma Dwadasi

Kali Yuga Year – 5116

Vikram Samvant 2071 – Magh Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh 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 – Magh Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Goa.

Vikram Samvant 2071 – Magh Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month in Gujarat.

17th day of Thai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. (Jaya Year)
17th day of Makara Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. (Kolla Varsham 1190)
16th day of Magh Month in Calendars followed in Assam and Bengal. (Bengali Year 1421)

Bad Period on January 31, 2015
Rahukalam – 9:54 AM to 11:17 AM
Yamagandam – 2:03 PM to 3:26 PM
Gulikai – 7:08 AM to 8:31 AM
Durmuhurtham – 7:07 AM to 8:36 AM
Varjyam – 11:05 PM to 12:48 AM on February 1

Good Time on January 31, 2015
Abhijita Muhurta – 12:18 PM to 1:02 PM
Amirta Kalam – 4:44 AM to 6:25 AM

Yog – Aindra (Good Yog) till 1:32 AM. Then onward it is Vaidhriti (Bad Yog)

Karana – Bava (Good) till 10:43 AM. Then onward it is Balava (Good) till 11:17 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.

Nandana Garden in Hindu Religion – The Garden of Indra – the King of Devas



Nandana is a garden in the celestial world (devaloka) in Hindu religion. The garden is owned by Indra, the king of Devas or celestial beings. The famous Parijata tree grows in this garden. Sri Krishna had brought the tree to earth from the Nandana garden.

Those people on earth who had not killed any living beings get opportunity to live in the Nandana garden after their death. The place is also abode of those people who had total control over their senses during their lifetime on earth.

The glory of Nandana Garden is also mentioned in the Mahabharata. It is stated in the epic that the garden is for those who never begs on earth. It is also a favorite place of musicians and dancers of the celestial world. Celestial couples move about in the garden.

Nandana is also one of the names of Shiva and Vishnu. 

Stolen Ancient Murti of Lord Ram from Raghunath Temple in Kullu in Himachal Pradesh Recovered



A 17th-century murti of Bhagvan Sri Ram stolen from Raghunath Temple in Kullu in Himachal Pradesh was recovered. All the stolen valuables and murtis of Hindu deities were recovered.

Apart from the murti of Raghunath, murtis of Ganesha, Hanuman, Narasimha and Saligram Shila have been recovered.

The 17th-century idol of Lord Raghunath, made of pure gold, believed to be of the Ramayan era was stolen from Kullu town of Himachal Pradesh in December, 2014.