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Ashwini Nakshatra 2012 date and time – Aswini or Ashwathy Nakshatram dates in 2012

Ashwini Nakshatra, also read as Awini or Ashwathy, is the first Nakshatram among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are the time and date of Ashwini Nakshatra in all months in 2012. As per Hindu astrology Ashwini Nakshatra, or birth star, falls under Mesha Rashi or Aries. Mangal is the Lord of the Rasi. The lucky color of Ashwini is Blood red. The astrological predictions of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Mesha Raasi. Here are the dates of Ashwini Nakshatra in 2012:

Hindu Festival Dates in February 2010 – Download February calendar in PDF format

The Hindu Festival dates in February 2010 are those observed in Falgun month in North India as per traditional Hindu calendar. The corresponding period in other regions is the Magh Krishna Paksha and Falguna Shukla Paksh. In Tamil Nadu, the corresponding period is Thai and Maasi months. Here are the important Hindu festivals in February 2010. You can download it in pdf format from the below link.

Significance of Kamandalu – Symbolism of Coconut Shell Bowl of Hindu Gods and Saints

Kamandalu is a coconut shell bowl held by Lord Brahma and several other deities in Hindu pantheon. The Kamandalu holds water. Symbolically Kamandalu in Lord Brahma’s hands suggest that water is life and is the physical element that caused the whole creation to exist.
The coconut shell bowl or Kamandalu is also used by saints to carry water from the holy rivers, which are then used for pujas and rituals.
Earlier the Kamandalu was made using coconut shell but nowadays the Kamandalu is available in copper, silver and other metals.
Kamandalu is mainly associated with Brahma as he is the Hindu god associated with creation. Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are not depicted with a Kamandalu in their usual form.
Nowadays several other deities like Lord Vishwakarma and some Goddesses are also depicted with Kamandalu. In some cases Kamandalu symbolizes a holy person or a person who is undergoing tapas or austerity. The main symbolism associated with Kamandalu is that of water and it is related to c…

Buy Online Hindu Wall Calendar 2010 with Pictures of Hindu Gods and Goddess

Calendar with photos of Hindu Gods and Goddess is one of the most popular calendars in India. Hindus all around the world look forward to having one these calendars at home. Amazon is offering a 2010 Calendar with pictures of Hindu Gods and Goddess and is available online for sale. These are not free downloadable calendars but are priced and will be shipped.This Calendar is from Mandala Publishing. Art is by award-winning artists Indra Sharma and B.G. Sharma. The calendar has images gods from Hindu Pantheon. Size Closed:12" x 12" Size Opened:12" x 24". Online price of this calendar is $12.59 and is available at Amazon - Hindu Gods & Goddesses 2010 Wall CalendarYou may also like to readHindu Calendar 2010 with important festival dates for free download

Online Amavasi Day Calculator – Software to Find the Exact Time of Amavasya in Your City

Amavasi day, Tithi and Time in India will not be same as that of United States and that of Singapore. Each country has a different time for Amavasi. The difference will be of few hours mostly. To calculate the Amavasya time in your city you need to know the following facts – 1) time difference from India and your present residing country. 2) You need to know the sunrise and sunset time in your country.This Amavasi calculator and software is provided by Sri Ahobila Mutt. You can calculate the Amavasi time in your city here at the official website of Sri Ahobila Mutt.You may also like to readAmavasi Dates in 2010

Surya Grahan in 2010 in India – Solar Eclipse Dates in January and July 2010

Surya Grahan, or Solar eclipse, is of great significance in Hinduism and Hindus perform special pujas and rituals on Suryagrahanam days.In 2010 there are two Surya Grahans. Here are the Surya Grahan Dates in 2010 in IndiaThe first Surya Grahan is on January 15, 2010 – this is an Annular Solar EclipseThis partial Surya Grahan will be taking place mainly in South India from 11:25:32 to 15:15:13. The greatest phase of eclipse will be at 13:30:40. The eclipse begins in Africa and will be visible in parts of Africa, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Burma and parts of China.In India, the eclipse will be maximum visible in Southern Kerala and Tamil Nadu. (You will get more details of the Surya Grahan here.)Purna Surya Grahan – Total Solar Eclipse – July 11, 2010This Purna Surya Grahan will be taking place in the Southern Hemisphere and will not be visible in most parts of the world. It will be visible only in some islands in South Pacific and southern most part of South America.This Grahan i…

Thyagaraja Aradhana – Thiruvaiyaru Festival

Thyagaraja Aradhana is dedicated to Saint Thyagaraja, the greatest saint composer of Carnatic music. It is held at Thiruvaiyaru near Thanjavur and is also therefore known as Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhanai. The festival is observed on the fifth day during the Krishna paksha or waning phase of moon in the Telugu month of Paush or Pushya.

On the Thyagaraja Aradhana festival day, hundreds of Carnatic musicians pay their homage to the Saint Thyagaraja by rendering his ‘pancharathna kritis’ in chorus at his samadhi at Thiruvaiyaru. Another highlight on the day is the Unchavruthi Bhajan.

Sri Thyagaraja attained Samadhi on the Pushya Bagula Panchami day or the fifth day after full moon in Paush masam.

Vaikunda Ekadasi at Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in 2015

Vaikunta Ekadasi Festival in 2015 is celebrated for 21 days in the Tamil Month Margazhi (December – January) at the famous Srirangam SriRanganathaTemple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In 2015, Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival at SriRanganathaTemple begins on December 11. Vaikunda Ekadasi Fasting and Sorga Vasal opening is on December 21, 2015 at 04.15 AM.

The Vaikunta Ekadasi festival at Srirangam Sri Ranganatha temple is divided into ten days of Pagal pathu and ten days of rapathu or Irappatthu.

The ten days of Pagal pathu or Pagalpatthu begins on December 11, 2015 and ends on December 20 with Mohini Alankaram.

The ten days of ra pathu or Irappatthu begins on December 22, 2015 after the Vaikunda Ekadasi or Sorga Vasal Ekadasi. Irappathu ends on January 1, 2016. Nammalwar Moksham is on December 31, 2015.

On the Vaikunta Ekadasi day, Lord Ranganatha (Vishnu) comes out through the Paramapada Vasal and arrives at Thirumamani Mandapam (in the thousand pillared hall). Lord Rangaraja then leads his …

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