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Uttarayan

Uttarayan is one of the most important Hindu festivals observed in Gujarat and Maharashtra. The festival is popularly known throughout India as Makar Sankranti. The festival is dedicated to Lord Surya. Gujarat, the festival is today synonymous with the Kite festival. In 2018, the date of Uttarayan is January 14. 
Uttarayan is the day when the Sun leaves Dhanus and enters the Makar rashi or the Capricorn. This marks the beginning of Uttarayan Punyakalam, a period of six months which is considered highly auspicious. It is believed to be the day time of the Devas. Uttarayan also signals the onset of spring throughout the northern hemisphere.
People in Maharashtra and Gujarat make sesame balls and ‘gur’ and distribute it among neighbors, relatives and friends. In Gujarat, grain from the recent harvest is used to cook ‘khichdo’ – a special Uttarayan dish.
An International Kite Festival is organized in Gujarat on Uttarayan. People gather on rooftops and terraces to fly kites on this day.

Shubh Muhurat in December 2014 – Auspicious days and time in December 2014 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang

Shubh Muhurat or auspicious days and time in December 2014 as per Hindu calendar are 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 December 2014. Shubh Muhurat December 2014 – December 1 December 3 December 4 December 7 December 8 December 9 December 10 December 14 December 15 December 16 December 24 December 26 December 27 Shubh till 12:22 PM December 29 December 30 December 31
Note – Days after December 14 are not good in North India as these regions follow Kharmas
Dates to be avoided in December 2014 – December 2, 5, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 23, and December 28, 2014.

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

Godh Bharai Dates in June 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 June 2014 for performing this important ritual. Godh Bharai Dates in June 2014 June 2, 2014 June 3 June 4 June 6 June 7 Shubh till 4:45 PM June 10 Shubh till 5:13 PM June 13 Shubh after 12:48 PM June 15 June 19 June 23, 2014 June 20 June 21 June 28 June 29 and June 30, 2014
Dates to be avoided in June 2014 for Godh Bharai – June 5, 12, 14, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26 and June 27, 2014

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

Godh Bharai Dates in July 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 July 2014 for performing this important ritual. Godh Bharai Dates in July 2014 July 2 July 3 July 4 July 7 Good till 4:46 PM July 10 Good till 5:18 PM July 13 Good after 12:51 PM July 15 July 19 July 23 July 20 July 21 July 28 July 29 and July 30, 2014
Dates to be avoided in July 2014 for Godh Bharai – July 5, 12, 14, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26 and July 27, 2014

Meen Rashi February 2014 – Meena Rasi – Pisces Horoscope in February 2014

In February 2014, Meen Rashi, or Pisces Horoscope, will participate in auspicious events. Children will progress. Some unexpected expenditure. In February 2014, good auspicious dates for Meena Rasi, or Pisces Zodiac, are February 3, 8, 15, 18, 24 and February 28, 2014.
Career – It will be a fairly good month in career matters. Those looking for new jobs will be lucky. You can expect help from different quarters. Good month to change jobs but be cautious. It is a good month for lawyers. Those working in government related services might face some tense moments. Avoid taking risk in career related matters.
Money – You can expect some additional income source this month. Some of you might face unexpected expenditure. Loans will be approved. There will be tendency to buy things that are beyond your means. Investment made in this month will give good returns. Avoid greediness as it might cause some damage.
Relationships – You will meet someone dear after a very long time. Married couples …

Swami Protoplasm Teachings

Everyone is made up of cells and protoplasm. It is unavoidable truth that we all share the same family – that of a protoplasm. Through the discovery of protoplasm, scientists are corroborating the Vedantic principle that there is one Atman in all beings – the same that is in you is also in the weakest and strongest of human beings, animals, reptiles and birds. I do not see myself as separate from any of these.
Everything around us is protoplasm. What protoplasm is to science, Brahman is to Rishis. Consciousness is beyond definition. The wonderstruck rishis after intense Tapasya saw before them a vast source of creation that was endless, most compassionate and immensely blissful – that was the only Truth.

They exclaimed – that which pervades the entire unbroken form of the circle of creation, moving and unmoving to that beautiful and benevolent Guru through whom that state was revealed to me – salutations.  Swami Protoplasm - You can read more about Swamiji here

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 13, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 13, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:37 AM on January 13. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 5:36 AM. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 6:30 PM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Bhogi Pongal in South India. Lohidi. Som Pradosh Vrat. Dhanu Mas ends.
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Vikram Samvant 2070 – Paush Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi  or the thirteenth 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, Utt…