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Vrishabh Pujan – Vrishabha Puja on Shravan Amavasi in Maharashtra

Vrishabh Pujan is dedicated to bull and ox and is observed mainly in Maharashtra and surrounding regions on the Shravan Amavasi (no moon day in Sawan month). Vrishabh Pujan 2017 date is August 21. Farmers pay respect to bullocks on Vrishabha Puja day as cattle is their main source of livelihood.

The day before Vrishabh Pujan Amavasi, the rope tied on the ox is removed and changed and turmeric paste and oil is applied to the body of cows, ox and bullocks.

On the Vrishabh Pujan day, cattle are bathed and special food prepared like Puran Poli, Kichadi and Bajari are provided to them.

The animals are also adorned with various ornaments and clothes. Their horns are given a fresh coat of paint.

The bull is also worshipped on the day and villagers in large numbers gather to pay their respect. The animals are taken around the village in processions accompanied by music.

Many farmers also start the next farming season on the day.

The day is popularly known as Bail Pola.

Vishakha Nakshatra Dates and Time in 2014 – Visakha Nakshatram date in 2014

Vishakha Nakshatra 2014 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Vishakha Birth Star, also known as Visakha, is the 16th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Vishakha Nakshatra date in 2014. The astrological prediction of the birth star Vishakha as per Moon Sign is that of Thula Rashi and Vrischika Rasi. The first three quarters of Vishaka is in Tula (Libra Zodiac) and the last quarter is in Vrischika (Scorpio Zodiac). Venus or Shukra is the Lord of Thula and Mars or Mangal is the lord of Vrischika. The color of Vishakha is Golden.

Vishakha Nakshatra Days in 2014 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)

January 25, 2014 11:56 PM on January 24 to 11:20 PM on January 25
February 22, 2014 From 7:46 AM on February 21 to 7:10 AM on February 22
March 21, 2014 From 3:28 PM on March 20 to 3:03 PM on March 21
April 17, 2014 From 11:12 PM on April 16 to 10:54 PM on April 17
May 15, 2014 From 7:01 AM on May 14 to 6:48 AM on May 15
June 11, 2014 From 3:01 PM on June …

Swati Nakshatra 2014 date and time – Swathi Birth Star dates in 2014

Swati Nakshatra 2014 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Swati Birth Star, also known as Swathi in South India, is the 15th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Swati Nakshatra dates in 2014. The astrological prediction of the birth star Swati as per Moon Sign is that of Tula Rashi (Libra Zodiac). Venus or Shukra is the Lord of Thula. The color of Swati is black.

Swati Nakshatra Days in 2014 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)

January 24, 2014 From 12:05 AM on January 24 to 11:56 PM on January 24
February 21, 2014 From 7:49 AM on February 20 to 7:46 AM on February 21
March 20, 2014 From 3:25 PM on March 19 to 3:28 PM on March 20
April 16, 2014 From 11:03 PM on April 15 to 11:12 PM on April 16
May 14, 2014 From 6:46 AM on May 13 to 7:01 AM on May 14
June 10, 2014 From 2:39 PM on June 9 to 3:01 PM on June 10
July 7, 2014 From 10:28 PM on July 6 to 10:57 PM on July 7
August 4, 2014 From 6:12 AM on August 3 to 6:47 AM on August 4
August 31, 2014 Fro…

Chitra Nakshatra 2014 date and time – Chittirai Birth Star dates in 2014

Chitra Nakshatra 2014 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Chitra Birth Star, also known as Chittirai in South India, is the 14th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Chitra Nakshatra dates in 2014. The astrological prediction of the birth star Chitra as per Moon Sign is that of Kanya Raasi (Virgo Zodiac) and Thula Rashi (Libra Zodiac). The first half of Chitra Kanya Rashi and the next half is on Tula Rasi. Budha or Mercury is the Lord of the Kanya Raasi and Venus or Shukra the Lord of Tula. The color of Chitra is black.

Chitra Nakshatra Days in 2014 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)

January 23, 2014 From 11:47 PM on January 22 to 12:05 AM on January 24
February 20, 2014 From 7:24 AM on February 19 to 7:49 AM on February 20
March 19, 2014 From 2:55 PM on March 18 to 3:25 PM on March 19
April 15, 2014 From 10:25 PM on April 14 to 11:03 PM on April 15
May 13, 2014 From 5:59 AM on May 12 to 6:46 AM on May 13
June 9, 2014 From 1:47 PM on June 8 to…

Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra Postage Stamps by India Post

Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra is a pilgrimage held every 12 years through the hills of Chamoli District in Uttarakhand in India. A commemorative stamp on the yatra and first day cover was launched by India Post.
Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra in 2013 was originally scheduled to be organised from August 29 but was cancelled in view of the massive damage caused by the June 2013 calamity along its route.

Nanda Devi Raj Jaat Yatra is a festival that stretches for three weeks. It is primarily a religious pilgrimage spanning for 280 kilometres. Murti of Goddess Nanda Devi is carried along the route by devotees.

Brahma Upanishad Quotes

The enlightened one should discard the external thread putting it off with the sacred tuft of hair on the head; the Supreme Brahman as the all-pervading one is the thread, and he should put this on.
Jnana is the greatest purifier – Jnana, that is the best as such. Those who have this Jnana for their tufted hair are as non-different from it as is fire from its flame. This wise one is (really) said to be a Shikhi (or wearer of the tufted hair), while others are mere growers of hair (on the head).
The One Lord (self-effulgent) in all beings remaining hidden, all-pervading and the Self of all beings, controlling and watching over all works (good or bad), living in all creatures and the Witness (i.e. neither the doer of any acts nor the enjoyer), the Supreme Intelligence, the One without a second, having no attributes.
The one Intelligent (active) Being among the many inactive, He who makes the many from what is one – the wise men who find out this Self, theirs is the eternal peace, not o…

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 3, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or thirteenth day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasii Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:35 PM on September 3. 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.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Pusam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 3:24 AM. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or 13th day of the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad 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 …

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