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What is Karinaal in Hindu Astrology? – Especially In Tamil and Malayalam Calendars

Karinaal are inauspicious Nakshatras among the 27 Nakshatrams. Another school of thought states that Karinal is based on days in a Tamil and Malayalam month. It is believed that death taking place on Karinaal is highly inauspicious. These days are avoided for certain auspicious functions. Karinaal is only followed in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala by certain communities.

If a person dies on Sravishta (Avittam), Sadhayam (Chathayam), Purvashada (Pururuttathi), Uttarashada (Uthrittathi) and Revathi then it is believed that within three years a major tragedy will happen in the person’s family. The Shradh, tarpan and other rituals should be strictly followed if a person dies in any of these Nakshatras. All rituals after death should be strictly followed. The above said Nakhshatras are also known as Vasu Panchaka Nakshatras.
Certain other schools of astrology claim that Karinaal is also present if a person dies on Triketta (Kettai), Pooram, Pooradam, Bharani, Ayiliyam, Th…

Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Aims for Green Ganesh Chaturthi in 2012 through clay murtis of Ganesha

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is planning for a nature-friendly Ganesh Chathurthi festival in 2012 by providing space and other help for clay Ganesha murtis (idols). They also plan to distribute saplings of all 21 medicinal plants that are used for the worship of Ganesha.  IBNLIVE reports GHMC commissioner MT Krishna Babu on Wednesday said the corporation would provide open spaces for manufacture, sale and distribution of clay Ganesh idols. He also promised to provide saplings of all 21 medicinal plants that are used for the worship of the elephant god through the Andhra Pradesh Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Board.  What’s more, he said the GHMC would be planting the medicinal plants in the municipal parks. Further, the civic authorities would also be supplying dyes for Ganesh idols, through sponsors, to different schools which take up idol-making.  The commissioner said nearly 12 lakh clay idols would be needed and requested the NGOs to spell out how many idols ea…

Love All Beings – Hinduism Teachings

You may love all the beings in the world and be not at all under bondage, but the moment you allow your love to be centered on any special object you are bound. If you can get rid of these loads, then only can you attain to peace and liberation. – Swami Turiyananda
Love is a consistent passion to give, not a meek persistent hope to receive. The only demand of life is the privilege to love all. – Swami Chinmayananda
The mode of living which is founded upon a total harmlessness towards all life forms or upon a minimum of such harm is the highest morality. Shantiparva – Mahabharata
If we love God, it is equal to loving everyone. It benefits everyone, because the same God dwells within everyone. Through loving Him, we love all. – Mata Amritanandamayi
In love all the contradictions of existence merge themselves and are lost. – Rabindranath Tagore
Try to treat with equal love all the people with whom you have relations. Thus the abyss between 'myself' and 'yourself' will…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 16, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 16, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the 14th day during the dark phase of moon till 9:22 PM on August 16. Then onwards it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 7:51 PM. Then onwards it is Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Shravan Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi or the 14th day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi or the 14th day during dark phase of moon inBhadrapad month in calendars followed Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and…