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Hindu Marriage Act Amended By Government of India for Easy Divorce

Hindu Marriage Act 1955 and Special Marriage Act 1954 were amended by the Government of India on June 10, 2010, Thursday to avoid unwanted complications and delay in divorce in case of irretrievable differences. The amendment would make parting of ways less bitter as there won’t be much washing of linen in public.Before the amendment breakdown of marriage was not a ground for divorce. The amendment will now enable couples to get divorce if one of them refuses to live with the other and will not work towards reconciliation, and the court is convinced that there is no hope of the two leading a normal matrimonial life.Some experts are of the view that the amendment will only benefit men and financially independent women. Those women living in rural areas might suffer a great deal through the amendment. Kirti Singh says in Times of IndiaKirti Singh, former Law Commission member described the amendment as "disastrous" if it came without adequate safeguards. "The amendment sh…

Vanagauri Shashti – Vana Gowri Vratam

Vanagauri Shashti, also known as Vana Gowri Vratam, is observed on the sixth day of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Jyeshtha (May – June) as per traditional Hindu calendar. In 2017, the date of Vanagauri Shashti is May 31. The popular belief is that those who observe the Vana Gowri Vratam will be blessed with children.

The ritual is also observed for the welfare of children by mothers. Vanagauri Shashti is limited to certain Hindu communities especially in South India.

The day is observed as Aranya Sashti in many regions of India.

Kannada Jyeshta Masa 2017 – Jyeshtha Month in 2017 in Hindu Kannada Calendar

Jyeshta Masam is the third month in a traditional Hindu Kannada calendar followed in Karnataka. Kannada Jyeshta Masa 2017 is from May 26 to June 24. Ganga Dashara, Rambha Vrata, Nirjala Ekadasi and Vata Savitri Puja are some of the auspicious days in the month.

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Jyeshta Masa are:
June 6 - Pradosh Vrat
June 21 - Prdosh Vrat

Ekadasi Fasting dates in Jyeshta Masam are: Nirjala Ekadasi – June 5
Yogini Ekadasi - June 20

Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi Monthly Vrat is on June 13 – Moonrise is at 9:36 PM – Indian standard time.

Kannada Jyeshta Month 2017 Shukla Paksh and Krishna Paksha Kannada Jyeshta Masa 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from May 26, 2017 to June 8. Kannada Jyeshta Masam 2017 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from June 9, 2017 to June 24, 2017

Purnima in Kannada Jyeshta Month Jyeshta Purnima or Full moon day is on June 9, 2017. The Purnima begins at 4:16 PM on June 8 and ends at 6:39 PM on June 9. Purnima Vrat is on June 8. Vat Purnima Vrat…

About Hindus Worshipping Idols – Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati

Many people say that Hindus worship idols. I would like to differ with that kind of a description. We do not worship idols; we worship Ishvara, which is the Godhead. The Godhead, Ishvara, has essentially no form. Isvhara is formless, and not limited in time and space. Hence Ishvara can manifest in the framework of time/space as any form and every form. But the human mind being what it is, functions within the framework of space and time.It can therefore relate to forms and names alone. And hence at least in the beginning of religiosity and also spirituality, the human being needs a form to relate to Ishvara. And he can choose any form because there is no superiority of one form over another. Since every form is the manifestation of the formless Lord, the choice is left to the devotee.The devotee can choose any one of the myriad of forms available. He can then worship or relate to Isvara, he can propitiate the Godhead through that form.When the devotee offers a flower to an idol, it ap…

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