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Mangalvari Chaturthi 2016 date and time

Mangalvari Chaturthi happens when Chaturti tithi falls on Mangalvar or Tuesday. Chaturthi is the fourth day of a fortnight as per traditional Hindu calendar. Mangalvari Chaturthi 2016 date and time is May 10. The popular belief is that prayers done on the day are highly meritorious and rewarding.

Prayers on the day are dedicated to Ganesha.

Sri Ram Stuti in Hindi – Text in pdf Format

Sri Ram Stuti is a popular prayer dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram. The prayer extols the glory of the Maryadapurushottam Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu. This is a pdf version of the prayer in Hindi. There are a couple of versions of Sri Ram Stuti. This particular one is one of the most popular versions. Chanting this prayer is highly meritorious and helps in attaining peace and prosperity.
Link - Sri Ram Stuti in Hindi in pdf.

Hindu Quotes on Food

In Hinduism, food is worshiped as Goddess Annapurna. As per Hindu religion, at Kashi, while Lord Shiva grants Moskha, Goddess Parvati as Annapurna makes sure that food is available to all living beings.

From earth, herbs from herbs, food; from food, seed, and from seed, human beings. We thus consist of the essence of food. (Taittiriya Upanishad)
The food we daily take has its effect on our psychology and character. It may be satvik, good and strengthening to the spirit; or destructive of serenity, passion-producing, rajasik; or wholly bad causing deterioration of mind and intellect and increasing inertia, tamasik. (BhagavadGita, Chapter VII – 8 to 10)
Mother Annapurna, you who are eternally complete, you, the very life of Shiva, Give me food so I can sustain my body to achieve supreme knowledge. (Adi Shankaracharya)
Food and the eater that is the extent of the whole world. (Brahadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.6)

The purer the food, the better the mettle; the purer the mettle, the better the m…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 31, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 31, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi orthe eighth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the light phase of the moon till 8:34 AM on March 31, 2012. Then onwards it is Navami Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Ardra or Thiruvathira or Arudara.Nakshatra till 2:58 AM on March 31. Then onwards it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 10:05 PM. Then onwards it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Chaitra Navratri eighth day. Durga Ashtami. Ashokashtami. Annapurna Puja. Chaitra Ashtami.
Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ashtami or eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day during the light phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delh…

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