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Symbolic Meaning of the Three Lines on Forehead of Hindus Drawn using Holy Ash

The three lines on forehead of Hindus drawn using holy ash is known as Vibhuti. The three lines have deep symbolic meaning attached to it. The three lines made of holy ash are usually worn by Shaiva devotees.
The three lines symbolically represent the three forms of Shiva. The upper line represents Maheshwara; the middle line represents Sadashiva and the lower line represents Mahadeva.
The three lines represent self, inner self and the supreme self. Upper line represents atman (self); middle line represents antarikshaloka (inner self) and the lower line represents Paramatman (Supreme Self).
The three lines symbolize the three house hold fires ever to be burning. The upper line is grahapatyagni; the middle line is dakhinagni and the lower line is ahavaniyagni.
The three lines represent the three measures of Pranava, OM (A, U, M). The upper line represents A; the middle line represents U and the lower line represents M.
The three lines also symbolize the three gunas. The upper line is …

Deepavali dates in Malaysia in 2017 – Diwali Dates in Malaysia in 2017 - Deepawali

Deepavali or Diwali is the most popular festival associated with Hindu religion and one of the popular Hindu festivals in Malaysia. Deepavali 2017 date in Malaysia is on October 18. Lakshmi Puja is on October 19, 2017. Diwali literally means ‘an array of lamps’ and symbolizes the removal of spiritual darkness and the ushering in of knowledge capable of realizing Brahman (That) – the Supreme Being present in all living and non-living.
In Tamil Culture, Deepavali is the day in which Sri Krishna annihilated demon Narakasura. It is observed on the fourteenth day of waxing phase of Aswhin month or Aswhin Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi.
Note – Diwali in Tamil Culture is observed a day before Amavasya or the Diwali day in North India.
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Shubh Muhurat in March 2014 – Auspicious days in March 2014 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang

Shubh Muhurat or auspicious days in March 2014 as per 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 March 2014.
Shubh Muhurat March 2014 –
March 2, 2014 March 5 March 6 – Shubh after 11:40 AM March 9 March 10 March 11 March 12 – Shubh after 3:10 PM March 14 March 15 March 18 March 19 – Shubh till 12:01 PM March 20 – Shubh till 4:24 PM March 21 – Shubh till 4:26 PM March 22 – Shubh till 4:01 PM March 24 March 25 March 26 – Shubh after 1:21 PM March 27 March 31
Dates to be avoided in March 2014 – March 1, 3, 16, 23, 28, 29 and March 30, 2014.

Shubh Muhurat in April 2014 – Auspicious days in April 2014 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang

Shubh Muhurat or auspicious days in April 2014 as per 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 April 2014.
Shubh Muhurat April 2014 –
April 2 April 4 April 5 April 6 April 8 April 9 April 12 April 13 April 15 April 16 April 22 April 23 April 24 till 8:44 PM April 25 April 30 after 9:19 AM
Dates to be avoided in April 2014 – April 1, 3, 17, 19, 20, 27, 28 and April 29, 2014

Mithuna Rasi Color – Mithun Rashi Lucky Colour

There are two colors that are dedicated to Mithuna Rasi and they are the lucky colour associated with the Rashi based on Moon astrology. The Mithun Rashi lucky colours are Green, Parrot Green and light green. Wearing green color dress and wearing green color stones are good for this rashi people, especially while going for new job or interview.
Please note that in some regions and communities have a different color for Mithuna Rashi like other shades of green.
Wearing green color dress for competitions, exams etc are lucky for Mithun Rashi people.
You can wear green color precious stones for financial solutions, freedom from debt, to attain wealth etc.

Swami Vivekananda on the Spiritual Importance of OM

Is there any material sound of which all other sounds must be manifestations, one which is the most natural sound? Om (Aum) is such a sound, the basis of all sounds.
The first letter, A, is the root sound, the key, pronounced without touching any part of the tongue or palate; M represents the last sound in the series, being produced by the closed lips, and the U rolls from the very root to the end of the sounding board of the mouth.
Thus, Om represents the whole phenomena of sound-producing. . . . It denotes the whole range and possibility of all the words that can be made. Apart from these speculations, we see that around this word Om are centered all the different religious ideas in India; all the various religious ideas of the Vedas have gathered themselves round this word Om. . .  [this] word has been retained at every stage of religious growth in India, and it has been manipulated to mean all the various ideas about God.
Monists, dualists, monodualists, separatists, and even …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 28, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 28, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the dark phase of moon till 5:05 PM on October 28. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 7:46 PM. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 7:46 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Kartik Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month 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 – …

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