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Shubh Muhurat Dates in August 2013 – Auspicious days in August 2013 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang

Shubh Muhurat or auspicious days in August 2013 a Hindu calendar is based on astrological calculations and the period of Shubh Muhurt varies from country to country and even within regions in India. The Shubh Muhurats below are based on Panchangs followed in western parts of India and is meant to give an idea regarding auspicious days in August 2013.
Shubh Muhurat August 2013 – August 2, 3, 8, 13, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26 and August 30 are good dates.
Dates to be avoided in August 2013 – August 4, 5, 6, 12, 14, 16, 21 and August 27, 2013.

How to perform Annaprashan Ceremony? – How to do first rice eating ceremony of baby?

Annaprashan is the first rice eating ceremony of a child in Hinduism. How the annaprashan ceremony is performed varies from region to region. Here is a brief account of how to do first rice eating ceremony of baby in Hindu religion based on the text History of Dharmashastras.
Annaprashan is one of the most important samskaras and is performed after jatakarma (neo-natal ceremony) and namakarana (naming ceremony).
It is performed after the sixth month of birth – the first solid food is given on this day.
The ritual is performed for male child in even months after birth and for girl child in odd months after birth. This is not strictly followed in most regions.
The ideal date to perform the ceremony is the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th and 13th day of the waxing phase of moon in a fortnight – the Shukla Paksha or days after Amavasya or new moon.
The Annaprashan ceremony is performed by father or mother or by an elderly member in the family. Please note that Mother can perform this ceremony. …

Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai to Help Dialysis Patients

Siddhivinayak Temple Trust in Mumbai has decided to set up a dialysis centre near the Prabhadevi temple to help dialysis patients. The current rate of a single dialysis in Mumbai ranges from 1200 rupees to 1500 rupees. SiddhivinayakTemple is planning to do the dialysis for 250 rupees.
DNA reports The temple has tied up with an NGO, Shri Veera Desai Jain Sangh, which runs a similar dialysis centre in Andheri, to get its 22-bed centre put together. The NGO, which has a budget of Rs3 crore, will also appoint the health experts needed to run the centre.  “We will charge patients the minimum fee. The rest of the expenses will be borne by the temple and us,” explains Chetan Vora, trustee of the NGO. The Sangh and the temple administration have signed a memorandum of understanding to have the centre up and running by July.

Pradosham June 2017 dates – Shiva Pradosham in June 2017

Pradosham is a monthly fasting and is observed on the 13th day of a fortnight in a Hindu calendar and is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. June 2017 Pradosham dates are June 6 (Tuesday) and June 21 (Wednesday). Pradosham occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning (Krishna Paksha) and waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon.

The Pradosham period is in the evening from 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset. The fast which began at sunrise is broken during the period.
Most devotees make it a point to be present at a Shiva temple or offer prayers at home.

You may also like to read How to observe Pradosh Vrat? Story of Pradosh Fasting

Bhagavad Gita on Fearlessness

Teachings on Fearlessness  from Bhagavad Gita

Serene-minded, fearless, firm in the vow of Brahmacharya, having controlled the mind, thinking on Me and balanced, let him sit, having Me as the Supreme Goal. (6.14)
Intellect, wisdom, non-delusion, forgiveness, truth, self-restraint, calmness, happiness, pain, birth or death, fear and also fearlessness…non-injury, equanimity, contentment, austerity, beneficence, fame, infamy --- all these different kinds of "qualities-of-beings" arise from Me alone. (10.4-5)
Fearlessness belongs to one born of Divine Estate (16.1)
That which knows the paths of work and renunciation, what ought to be done and what ought not to be done, fear and fearlessness, bondage and liberation, that "understanding" is Sattwic (pure) , O Partha. (18.30)
He by whom the world is not agitated (affected) , and who cannot be agitated by the world, who is freed from joy, envy, fear, and anxiety --- he is dear to me. (12.15)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 24, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 24, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:38 AM. Then onward it is Purnima or Full moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 12:03 AM. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram till 10:47 PM. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 5:05 PM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Purnima Vrat
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Ja…

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