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Harivasaram period during Ekadasi

Ekadasi fasting is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of a lunar fortnight as per traditional Hindu calendar. A specific period during Ekadasi fasting is considered highly auspicious and this is the Harivasaram period and is strictly followed by many Hindus in South India. The timing of Harivasaram is based on Tithi in Hindu calendar.
The last one quarter of Ekadasi tithi (11th day) and the first one quarter of Dwadasi tithi (12th day) is known as Harivasaram. Those people strictly following Harivasaram can see it marked in their local Panchangs.
A complete fast is observed during the period – not even water is taken by devotees.

Chennai Sabarimala Train Spiritual Package Tour 2011 -2012 – Indian Railways Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Package Tour

Rail Tourism India, the tourism arm of the Indian Railways, has launched a special package for pilgrims to the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala during Mandala Makaravilakku season in 2011-2012 from Chennai on train. The package is available on November 21 and 24, December 1, 5, 15, 19 and December 22, 2011. And also on January 5, 2012. The four day and three-night package includes confirmed accommodation on train, food and road transport and accommodation.
You can board the train from Chennai, Arkkonam and Katpadi Junction.
Single occupancy rate is Rs 1890/- 
You can book the tickets online and find more about the Chennai – Sabarimala Package here at the official website of Rail Tourism India.

Sivashankar Baba Thoughts

Start the Day with Love Spend the Day with Love Fill the Day with Love End the Day with Love This is the way to God
If you gain God and lose everything else, What is that you have lost? If you lose God and gain everything else, What is that you have gained?
The happiness or sorrow that you feel, stems from you. When you visit a temple, it is your own visualization of your inner emotions that makes you assume God is smiling at you or frowning at you. God is not a physical entity. If you have mastered the art of being happy all the while, you will be in eternal contentment. Then you will feel an abundant flow, an overwhelming sense of love for God Sivashankar Baba

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 28, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 28, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi till 9:23 PM on October 28, 2011. After 9:23 PM it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatra till 7:38 PM on October 28, 2011. Afterwards it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 3:01 PM. Afterwards it is Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Bhai Dooj. Yam Dwitiya. Chitragupta Puja. Skanda Sashti Day 2.
Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the light phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Pu…