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Mrigasira Nakshatra 2012 time and dates – Murg or Mrigshirsha Nakshatram in 2012

Mrigasira Nakshatram, also read as Mrigshirsha or Murg, is the fifth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Mrigasira Nakshatra dates and time in 2012. The astrological prediction of Mrug Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Vrishaba Rashi and Mithuna Raasi. As per Hindu astrology birth star Mrigasira Nakshatra, falls under Vrishabha Rashi or Taurus Zodiac and also Mithuna Raasi or Gemini Zodiac. The first half of Mrigasira is in Vrishaba Rashi and the next half is in Mithuna Rashi. Mangal is the Lord of the first half and Mercury or Budha is the lord the next half. The lucky color of Mrigshirsha is silver grey.

Gangasagar Mela 2011 – Ganga Sagar Fair Dates 2011 during Makar Sankranti

Gangasagar Mela, or Ganga Sagar Fair, is the annual gathering of Hindus during Makar Sankranti in Magh Month (January) at SagarIsland or Sagardwip in West Bengal, India. Gangasagar Mela 2011 date is January 15. The Mela begins on January 12 and ends on January 15, 2011. Hindu pilgrims arrive in thousands from across the country and from around the world to take dip in the sacred waters of River Ganga before Ganga merge in the Bay of Bengal.
The Mela is usually a three day affair. Hindu devotees take holy dip at the auspicious time on Makar Sankranti day and offer prayers to Lord Surya (sun god). After taking a dip, devotees offer water to Surya and it is believed that this washes the sins away. After the rituals, pilgrims visit the KapilmuniTemple situated nearby. Accommodation is provided in tents on the Island.

Tulsi Mala – Rosaries Made using Tulsi or Basil Plant

Tulsi Mala, or Tulsi Rosary, is made using the Basil Plant. Tulsi is a sacred plant associated with Lord Vishnu, Sri Krishna and Goddess Lakshmi. Mala made from Tulsi plant is said to have medicinal values. It is also believed that the place where Tulsi mala is kept remains pure.Tulsi Mala is worn by Ayyappa devotees when they are undertaking the Vratam to visit SabarimalaAyyappaTemple in Kerala and have darshan of Lord Ayyappa. The Ayyappa mala is worn during the entire period of vratam and is only removed after returning home back from Sabarimala.Wearing of Tulsi Mala is believed to help in curing diseases like fever etc. It is also said that a devotee who wears Tulsi mala develops mental peace and strong devotion.Small balls are made using Tulsi plant and this is used to make the Tulsi mala and rosaries which devotees wear.Some people also offer Tulsi mala to Lord Krishna. Tulsi Mala is also made using leaves and stems and this is usually offered to Lord Vishnu or Lord Krishna.You …

Amavasya 2010 Dates – No moon dates in 2010 – Download Amavasya 2010 Calendar

Amavasya 2010 is the no moon day as per Hindu traditional lunar calendar in 2010. Amavasya 2010 dates are detailed below along with a Pdf format for download. Amavasya is the darkest day in the Hindu lunar month and it is also the last day in a month in the traditional Hindu religious calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The day is considered apt for performing Shradh for dead parents and other relatives. Some Hindus observe a fast on the day. (Please note that in some regions Amavasya might start a day early and overlap into the next day based on the below dates). Amavasya dates in 2010 based on Indian Standard Time (IST)January 15, 2010 – Mauni Amavasya (In some regions Amavasi begins on January 14)February 13, 2010 – Shani Amavasya (February 14, 2010 is also marked as Amavasi in many calendars).
March 15, 2010 – Somavati AmavasyaApril 14, 2010 – AmavasyaMay 14, 2010 – Amavasya June 12, 2010 – Shani Amavasya (The Amavasi begins on June 11, 2010 at…

Avatar The Movie – Similarities with Hindu Teachings and symbols and concepts in Hinduism

In the Hollywood movie Avatar, it is not just the term ‘Avatar’ that is associated with Hinduism. The core concept of Hinduism is that all animate and inanimate are the result of a single energy source, which is Brahman or God. All the plants, animals, human beings rise and fall in this single energy source. This formless and indefinable is given form by humans and worshipped as God. One of the important themes of Avatar is based on this core concept of Hinduism which was taught first time more than 5000 years ago. In the movie, the Na'vis are able to physically connect to animals and plants. And they believe that they are just a part of the whole which includes all animate and inanimate present on their planet Pandora. This concept is explained beautifully and there is a magical scene in which the Tree is connected to the human body and this body is connected to all the Na’vis through holding their hands each other. Another striking aspect is the use of the color blue. Hindu Gods…

Rohini Nakshatra 2012 date and time

Rohini Nakshatram is the fourth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Rohini Nakshatra dates and time in 2012. The astrological prediction of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Vrishaba Rashi. Venus or Shukra is the Lord of this birth star. The lucky color of Rohini star is white. Rohini Nakshatra Days as per Indian Standard Time (IST)

Sankrant 2013 date – Makar Sankranth

Sankrant, or Makar Sankranth, is the popular Makar Sankranti festival observed in different parts of India in mid-January. Sankrant 2013 date is January 14 - Punya Kal is on January 15. Calendars have marked Makar Snakranti beginning of January 14. Sankrant is the term used for Makar Sankranti in North India and the festival is also known as Kicheri.

On Sankrant day, the most important ritual is taking bath at Sangam in Prayag (Allahabad). The day is an important bathing day during Magh Snan.

Another highlight of the Sankrant festival is the sharing of laddus made of Gur and Til (Sesame seeds). In some parts of North India, the festival is also known as Til Sankranti.

Quotes from Aditya Hridayam

Aditya Hridayam is dedicated to Lord Surya, or the Sun God in HinduismHail to the dispeller of darkness, the destroyer of cold, the exterminator of foes, the one whose extent is immeasurable, the destroyer of the ungrateful, the god who is the ruler of lights!Hail to you, possessing the luster of refined gold, the dispeller of ignorance, the architect of the universe, the uprooter of darkness, splendor incarnate, the onlooker of the world!The aforesaid Lord alone actually destroys, brings into existence and sustains all that has come into being. He radiates heat by his rays and sends showers.Planted in created beings, he remains awake when they have fallen asleep. Nay, he himself is the act of pouring oblations into the sacred fire as well as the fruit attained by those who pour such oblations.Nay, he comprises the gods as well as the sacrifices as also the fruit of sacrifices. Again, he is the Supreme Controller of activities which are found in all living beings.RelatedEnglish Transl…

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