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Importance of Horses in Pandharpur Yatra

Horses are an indispensable part of the annual Pandarpur Yatra in Maharashtra. The Yatra which begins at Dehu and Alandi near Pune goes to the PandarpurTemple to have darshan of Shri Vithal – a manifestation of Sri Krishna.
The entire procession of Pandarpur Yatra which is followed by nearly 500,000 pilgrims is led by a horseman holding a banner. The horse routinely dances in a rhythmic manner.
The first horseman is followed by a white horse which is not ridden. No one rides it. The belief is that the horse is mounted by Saint Jnaneshwar.
The horseman also plays a vital role in the famous ringan ceremony (gol ringan) performed by Warkaris (pilgrims) on a particular day. The two horses move round in circles in the ringan ceremony.

Chaturthi 2013 – 2014 dates

Chaturthi is the fourth day during a fortnight as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Chaturthi 2013 – 2014 dates based on Panchang is given below. The day is dedicated to Ganesha. The Chaturthi falling during the waning phase of moon or dark phase of moon is known as Sanakshti Chaturthi or Santakahara Chaturthi and is dedicated to Ganesha. A fast is observed on the day from sunrise to the sighting of moon.
The Chaturthi falling during the waxing phase of moon is known as Ganesh Chaturthi. The Chaturthi in Bhadrapad month is observed as Vinayaka Chaturthi – 10 day Ganesh festival.
Chaturthi 2013 dates
July 12, 2013 – Friday – Ganesh Chaturthi July 25, 2013 – Thursday – Sankashti Chaturthi
August 10 – Saturday – Ganesh Chaturthi August 24 – Saturday – Sankashti Chaturthi
September 9 – Monday – Ganesh Chaturthi – 10-day Ganesh Festival Begins September 22 – Sunday – Sankashti Chaturthi
October 8 – Tuesday – Ganesh Chaturthi October 22 – Tuesday – Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi
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Importance of Valmiki Jayanti - Significance of the Birth Anniversary of Sage Valmiki

Valmiki Jayanthi, or Balmiki Jayanti, celebrates the birthday of Adi Kavi Maharishi Valmiki. It falls on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindi month of Ashwina.  In 2017, the date of Valmiki Jayanti is October 5. Sage Valmiki is the author of epic Ramayana and is one of the greatest saints of the ancient world who through his life and teachings prompted people to think and react against social inequalities. The day is of great
significance in North India and it is also known as Pargat Diwas.

There are numerous theories regarding Valmiki’s birth and about his spiritual transformation. There is no end to such debates. For a true devotee, what matters more is the teachings of Sage Valmiki and the unparalleled teachings of this great sage rises above all unnecessary noises created by intellectuals.

Numerous functions are organized on the day in India and other parts of the world. Special prayers, Shobha Yatras, meetings and distribution of free food are some of the important events on …

Brahma Vaivarta Purana in Hindi – Read Brahma Vaivarta Purana Online

Brahma Vaivarta Purana is one of the most important Puranas. It contains valuable information on Ganesha and Krishna. It also details regarding the origin of various goddesses. Now the Ved Puran website is offering the entire Brahma Vaivarta Purana in Hindi online. It is not in pdf format. So you can only read it online.

Link – Read Brahma Vaivarta Purana in Hindi online

Shravana Masa 2017 – Telugu Sravana Masam in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in 2017 - Shravan Month

Shravana Masam is the fifth month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Telugu Sravana Masam 2017 is from July 24 to August 21.  Some of the auspicious days in the month include Mangala Gauri Vratam, Naga Panchami, Varalakshmi Puja, Rig and Yajur Vedi Upkarma and Sri Krishna Jayanti.

Update - Shravan Mahina in North India is from - July 10 to August 7 (all details about Shravan in North India.)

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Shravan Month is August 12 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:55 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Telugu Shravana Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Shravana Masa Telugu calendar 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from July 24 to August 21 Telugu Shravana Masam 2017 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from August 8 to August 21, 2017.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Shravana Masam are: Putrada Ekadasi – August 3 Aja Ekadasi – August 18
Pradosh Fasting Dates in Shravana Masam are: Pradosh …

Self praise is no recommendation – Chanakya

Whosoever is of reverse character, whoever has not his organs of sense under his control, will soon perish, even if he possesses the whole earth.
Success depends on how well a person can enforce control over lust, anger, greed, vanity, haughtiness and over joy.
Self praise is no recommendation.
Many tiny beings, when combined, vanquish even a big enemy. The collective strength of the infinitesimal straws prevents even the fierce rainwater from passing through them.
A mere trickle of the tiny drops of water can fill the pitcher. The same way we must keep on collecting knowledge, Dharma and money.  Chanakya

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 3, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 3, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 3:25 AM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 10:36 PM. Then onward it is Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatram
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Ashada Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Ashada month in calendars followed in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 - Jy…

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