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Grih Pravesh – House Warming – in Adhika Mahina – Extra Month

Adhik Mahina is an extra month added to Hindu lunar calendars followed in North India, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka once in 2.5 years. Grih Pravesh or House warming is not performed in Adhik Mahina.

Apart from moving in new house, there are several other rituals that are not performed in Adhika Mahina.

They are Chaula, Upanayana, Samavartana, Vivaha, Purchase of new items (House, Gold etc), Nutana Vrata Arambha, Vrata Udyapana, Shantis like Shashti Poorti Shanti, Tirtha Yatra, Moorti Pratishtapana etc.

Gujarati Hindu Calendar Extra Month in 2012 – Adhika Bhadrapad in Gujarat Calendar

In the traditional Hindu Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat, there is an Adhik Bhadrapad Month in 2012. Gujarati Adhik Bhadrapada Masa 2012 is from August 18 to September 16. The extra month is dedicated to Sri Krishna and is also known as Purushottam Masa. This extra month is a unique feature in Hindu lunar calendars which happens mostly once in 2.5 years.

Gujarati Adhik Bhadrapad Masa 2012 Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Adhik Bhadrapad Masa Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from August 18 to August 31. Adhik Bhadrapad Masa Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 1 to September 16, 2012
Adhika Bhadrapad Month Ekadasi Kamala Ekadasi – August 27 Kamala Ekadasi – September 12
Pradosh Vrat August 29 – Pradosh September 13 – Pradosh
Sankatahara Chavithi monthly fasting dedicated to Ganesha is on September 4, Tuesday – Angarak Yog – Moonrise is at 9:08 PM – Indian standard time.
Gujarati Adhik Bhadrapad Masa Purnima Adhik Bhadrapad Pournami or Full moon day is on Au…

Path to Enjoy Freedom Once And For All from Delusion and Grief – Swami Sivananda

You are not this perishable body; you are not this deluded mind; you are not this puny thing which you call ‘I’. No. You are the immortal, eternal, all-blissful Atman or Brahman the Infinite, whose essential nature is Sat-Chit-Ananda (existence, knowledge, bliss-absolute). Therefore, arise, awake and realize the Self. That is the goal of your life.
All that exists is nothing but your own Self. Direct realization of this Truth will free you at once from all delusion and grief. That is the goal of life.
Don’t you like to enjoy freedom once and for all from delusion and grief? You can very easily reach the goal. God is all-merciful. In a thousand ways He comes to you to teach you and to lead you towards the goal of life.
He comes to you as soul-awakening experiences. What do you see around you? Janma (birth), Mrityu (death), Jara, (old age), Vyadhi (disease) and Dukkha (misery). These exist to remind you of the nature of the mundane life and to goad you to lead the divine life so that y…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 5, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 5, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the dark phase of moon till 6:45 AM on August 5. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Note in calendars followed in Maharashtra and Gujarat it is Chaturthi Tithi.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 11:30 PM on August 5, 2012. Then onwards it is Uttarashada or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 5:16 PM. Then onwards it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat. Kajali Teej or Satudi Teej in North India (except in Madhya Pradesh where it was marked on August 4).
Shravan Krishna Paksha Tritiya or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followe…

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