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Current Year in Hindu Calendar – What is the Current Year in Hindu Calendar?

What is the current year in Hindu calendar? This is a tricky question as there are more than 7 important calendars in India. Large number of Hindus follow the Vikram Samvat calendar Hindi Calendar and in it the current year is 2073 – this calendar is followed in North India.
Another important calendar is the Saka calendar that is followed in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka as per it the current year is 1938.
Current year as per Hindu calendar followed in Bengal and Assam is 1423.
Current year in calendar followed in Kerala is 1191.
You can get more details about the current year in this article.

Story of Shiva Trapping Ganga in His Hair for Thousand Years and Killing Her Pride

King Bhagiratha performed severe austerities and got the boon from Brahma to bring Ganga on to earth to help his ancestors attain moksha. But Brahma told Bhagiratha that Earth did not have the capacity to tolerate the fall of Ganga. Only Shiva could hold the fall of Ganga.
King Bhagiratha then performed tapas and pleased Shiva. Mahadev Shiva told the king that he was ready to hold the fall of Ganga on to earth.
Ganga was not happy with Shiva saying that he would hold her fall on to earth.
Ganga became very large in size and came down with unimaginable force. She wanted take Shiva to the Patala (underground) with her mighty fall.
Sensing the attitude of Ganga, Shiva decided to teach her a lesson.
As soon as Ganga fell on his head, Shiva engulfed her in his hair. Her idea of pushing Shiva down to the netherworld failed and she was trapped in the matted locks of Shiva. She could not find her way out and for thousands of years she roamed around in the matted locks of Shiva.
Finally, Shiva…

Godh Bharai Dates in March 2014 – Hindu Baby Shower Good Dates in March 2014

Godh Bharai Dates in March 2014 is based on Hindu calendar and Panchang. Godh Bharai is the Hindu baby shower and is one of the auspicious occasions. Below are the good dates in March 2014 for performing this important ritual.
Godh Bharai Dates in March 2014
March 2, 2014 March 5 March 6 – Good after 11:40 AM March 9 March 10 March 11 March 14 March 18 March 20 – Good till 4:24 PM March 21 – Good till 4:26 PM March 24 March 25 March 26 – Good after 1:21 PM March 27 March 31
Dates to be avoided in March 2014 for Godh Bharai – March 1, 3, 16, 23, 28, 29 and March 30, 2014.

University Dedicated to the study of Epic Ramayan Planned in Vaishali District in Bihar

Mahavir Mandir Trust is planning to create a university dedicated to the study of epic Ramayan in Vaishali District in Bihar. Hindustan Times reports  "Apart from teaching, this unique varsity will be an advanced centre of research on the Ramayan and allied subjects. It will have a wifi campus and IT facilities," said Acharya Kishore Kunal, chairman of the Patna-based Mahavir Mandir Trust.  The trust plans specialised five-year course in astronomy, astrophysics, Hindu mythology, Vedas and Upanishads, Sanskrit and much more in a bid to preserve and promote the literature of the Ramayan in Sanskrit, Hindi, vernacular texts or the languages of South East Asian countries.  "The Valmiki Ramayan will be the main foundation of the syllabus, but other Ramayans such as Adhyatma and Anand as well as Sanskrit works like Raghuvansha of Kalidas will also be included,” Kunal said.  Ram-charit-manas of Tulsidas in Hindi and all other epics in vernacular languages like Tamil Ramayan of…

Naba Barsha or Poila Baisakh Messages and Quotes – Bengali New Year Greetings

Naba Barsha or Poila Baisakh is the New Year as per traditional calendar followed in Bengal and Bangladesh. Here is a collection of Naba Barsha or Poila Baisakh Messages and Quotes for 2014 that can be used to greet your friends and relatives. Let this Poila Baisakh give you the strength to do all that you dreamed to do during last year but didn’t dare to do.Poila Baisakh stands for new and fresh – Life is always new and fresh – Let us strive to make all days Nava Barsha.May this Poila Baisakh be a good and prosperous one for all of us.Let us welcome this Naba Barsha with great hope, eagerness and anticipation. Let us look forward to a plentiful year of joy, satisfaction, peace and prosperity.Happy Poila Baisakh! Let this be a delightful year, filled with delightful things in each of its days.This is a time of new beginnings and for the celebration of life – Happy Naba BarshaLet this Poila Baisakh bring peace and prosperity in the lives of all.Let us vow to take life in our stride thi…

If these things do no satisfy me, what then do I seek? – Sri Aurobindo

If these things do no satisfy me, what then do I seek?
I seek a light that shall be new, yet old, the oldest indeed of all lights. I seek an authority that accepting, illuminating and reconciling all human truth, shall yet reject and get rid of by explaining it all mere human error.
I seek a text and a Shastra that is not subject to interpolation, modification and replacement, that moth and white ant cannot destroy, that the earth cannot bury nor Time mutilate.
I seek an asceticism that shall give me purity and deliverance from self and from ignorance without stultifying God and His universe.
I seek a skepticism that shall question everything but shall have the patience to deny nothing that may possibly be true.
I seek a rationalism not proceeding on the untenable supposition that all the centuries of man’s history except the nineteenth (read as present century) were centuries of folly and superstition, but bent on discovering truth instead of limiting inquiry by a new dogmatism…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 6, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 6, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:53 AM on January 6. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 3:41 AM. Then onward it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 8:57 PM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Paush Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi  or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samv…

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