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Uttarabhadrapada Nakshatra dates and time 2013 – Utharabhadra or Uttiratadhi Nakshatram date in 2013

Uttarabhadrapada Nakshatram, also known as Uttarabhadra or Uttiratadhi in South India, is the 26th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Uttarabhadrapada Nakshatra dates and time in 2013. The astrological prediction of the birth star Uttarabhadra as per Moon Sign is that of Meena Rasi or Pisces Zodiac. Guru or Jupiter is the Lord of Pisces. The color of Uttarabhadrapada is purple.

Uttarabhadrapada Nakshatra Days in 2013 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)
January 17, 2013 Time is from 8:45 PM on January 16 to 9:26 PM on January 17
February 13, 2013 Time is from 4:26 AM on February 13 to 5:00 AM on February 14
March 13, 2013 Time is from 12:05 PM on March 12 to 12:31 PM on March 13
April 9, 2013 Time is from 7:44 PM on April 8 to 8:04 PM on April 9
May 6, 2013 Time is from 3:31 AM on May 6 to 3:46 AM on May 7
June 3, 2013 Time is from 11:29 AM on June 2 to 11:38 AM on June 3
June 30, 2013 Time is from 7:27 PM on June 29 to 7:29 PM on June 30
July 27, 2013 Time is from 3:29 AM on …

Grahan 2013 in India – Eclipse dates in 2013

Grahan 2013 dates based on Hindu calendar – India Standard Time. There are two partial solar eclipses - Surya Grahan - in 2013. There are three lunar eclipses – Chandra Grahan – in 2013. Only the Chandra Grahan on April 25/26 is visible in India. Detail dates of all grahan are given below:

Chandra Grahan on April 26, 2013 is visible in India. The eclipse begins on the night of April 25 in Australia but is visible in India only on the early hours of April 26. (You can get more details of this Chandra Grahan here.)

Surya Grahan on May 20, 2013 is not visible in India

Chandra Grahan on May 25, 2013 is not visible in India.

Chandra Grahan on October 18, 2013 is not visible in India.

Surya Grahan on November 3, 2013 is not visible in India


Origin of the Name Prayag and the Holiness of Prayag

Prayag located at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati is one of the most important sacred places in Hinduism. The holiness of the place is due to the meeting of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. The place gets the name Prayag after God Brahma performed a yajna here to purify the atmosphere after he created the Universe. Prayag thus means ‘the place of purification.’

Prayag has got six ghats – Holy bathing spots. Two ghats are located on Ganga and another two ghats on Yamuna and two at the confluence of these rivers.
Numerous holy spots and temples are spread across Prayag. They include:
Dhirrttya KuliyaMadhu kuliyaNiranjan TirthaNiranjan TirthaShrir MochanParsuram TirthaGaughatKapil TirthaIndeshwarShivaTempleTarkeshwar KundTarkeshwar KundDasashwamedh Ghat at DaraganjLakshmi TirthaMahadevi TirthaUrvashi TirthaUrvashi KundAgnikar or Arail - Someshwar Mahadev (Som Tirtha)Twelve Madho temples

Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra dates and time 2013 – Poorvabhadra or Pooratadhi Nakshatram date in 2013

Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra 2013 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Also known as, Poorvabhadra or Pooratadhi in South India, it is the 25th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra dates in 2013. The astrological prediction of the birth star Poorvabhadra as per Moon Sign is that of Kumbha Rashi or Aquarius Zodiac and Meena Rasi or Pisces Zodiac. The first three quarter of Poorvabhadra is in Kumbha Raasi and the last quarter is in Meena Rashi. Lord Shani or Saturn is the Lord of Kumbha Raasi. Guru or Jupiter is the lord of Pisces. The color of Poorvabhadrapada is blue green.

Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra dates and time 2013 based on India Standard Time
January 16, 2013 Time is from 8:32 PM on January 15 to 8:45 PM on January 16
February 12, 2013 Time is from 4:22 AM on February 12 to 4:26 AM on February 13
March 12, 2013 Time is from 12:06 PM on March 11 to 12:05 PM on March 12
April 8, 2013 Time is from 7:52 PM on April 7 to 7…

Dhanishta Nakshatra 2013 date and time – Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatram in dates in 2013

Dhanishta Nakshatram, also known as Dhanishtha or Avittam in South India, is the 23rd Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Dhanishta or Sravishta Nakshatra dates in 2013. The astrological prediction of the birth star Dhanishtha as per Moon Sign is that of Makara Raasi and Kumbha Rashi. The first two quarter of Dhanishta is in Makara or Capricorn Zodiac and the last two quarters are in Kumbha or Aquarius Zodiac. Lord Shani or Saturn is the Lord of Makara Rashi and Kumbha Raasi. The color of Dhanishta is silver grey.

Dhanishta Nakshatra Days in 2013 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)
January 14, 2013 Time is from 9:30 PM on January 13 to 8:49 PM on January 14
February 10, 2013 Time is from 5:30 AM on February 10 to 4:41 AM on February 11
March 10, 2013 Time is from 1:25 PM on March 9 to 12:36 PM on March 10
April 6, 2013 Time is from 9:20 PM on April 5 to 8:27 PM on April 6
May 3, 2013 Time is from 5:22 AM on May 3 to 4:24 AM on May 4
May 31, 2013 Time is from 1:33 PM on May 30 t…

Children Aspiring to Become Naga Sadhus Will be Ordained During Kumbh Mela 2013

Shri Panchyati Akhara Naya Udaseen is the only Akhara that ordains children as Naga Sadhus before the age of 14. Children not immediately ordained as Naga Sadhus – they are allowed to live with their Gurus so they can get first hand information about a life of Naga Sadhu. The children can then decide to stay or return home. After the children are ordained as nagas, they are given proper education, be it in traditional Vedic or Sanskrit schools or modern schools run by the akhara.
Hindustan Times reports  Hundreds of children aspiring to become naga sadhus will be ordained Bal Naga Sadhus of Shri Panchyati Akhara Naya Udaseen in the Kumbh Mela. The centuries-old tradition also gives ordained kids important designations such as mahant, kothari, and bhandari.  The training of these teenaged naga sadhus begins under the watchful eyes of their revered guru. By the time they become adults, they are adept at handling these roles efficiently. Currently, there are over 350 child naga sadhus in…

The Significance and Meaning of Narayana – By Sri Tridandi Chinna Srimannarayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji

Narayana is the Supreme Being – this is what is explained in the Bhagavad Gita. In the 10th and the 11th chapters of the Bhagavad Gita, the Lord clearly says that He is present in each and every object and is responsible for its survival. There is no being or object without Him. He is present in and is the cause of support for every atom that exists. Thus He is in everything, not just in heaven or space.
Arjuna was scared upon seeing the universal form of the Lord. He could see neither the beginning nor the end of it. In the 10th and the 11th chapters, the Lord clearly explains how He is in everything and everything is within Him.
These two chapters explain the meaning of the word NARAYANA.
RA in Sanskrit means that which perishes; NARA means that which never perishes – but only changes its name, color, place or form. NARA means all such objects (to explain the plurality, the word NARA becomes Naara.
AYANA means support –from within and outside. Support to what? The answer follows…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 10, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 10, 2013 – 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 Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:46 AM January 10, 2013. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note – In calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra it is only marked Krishna Paksha Trayodasi and Chaturdasi Tithi or the thirteenth and fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 2:58 AM on January 10. Then onward it is Moolam or Moola Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 2:58 AM. Then onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the dark phase of moon in Margashirsh month in …