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Vaidyanath Ashtakam Text in pdf in Hindi – Vaidyanatha Ashtakam Prayers Lyrics in Hindi

Vaidyanath Ashtakam prayer is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. In the lyrics of the prayer Shiva is glorified as the god of the physicians. Shiva as Vaidyanath is the supreme physician. You can download the prayer text in Hindi in pdf format.
The prayer is chanted for attaining good health.
It is also chanted on Shivratri and Pradosh days.
Link Vaidyanath Ashtakam Text in pdf in Hindi

May 2014 Hindu Marriage Dates – Vivah Muhurat Dates in May Month in 2014

These are the Hindu marriages dates for May 2014 for various regions in India based on Hindu Panchang and calendar in the respective regions. You must be aware that marriage dates are based on calendars followed in various regions and there is no uniformity. Below are the marriage dates in western and northern parts of India in May 2014.
May 1, 2, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19, 24, 25 and May 30 good dates in western parts of India.
In North India, Good wedding dates in May 2014 are May 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29 and May 30.

Ashtamangala or Eight Auspicious symbols in Hinduism

The term ‘Mangala’ means auspicious and ‘Ashta’ means eight auspicious – thus Ashtamangala refers to eight auspicious symbols. These eight symbols are associated with good fortune in Hinduism.
The eight symbols are – Parasol – A handheld collapsible sunshade. A pair of golden fish. A treasure vase. Lotus Right turning conch Srivatsa (endless knot) Banner of victory Wheel of Dharma.
These symbols were associated with royalty and were present during the coronation of a king.

March 2014 Hindu Marriage Dates – Vivah Dates in March Month in 2014

These are the Hindu marriages dates for March 2014 for various regions in India. You must be aware that marriage dates are based on calendars followed in various regions. Below are the marriage dates in western and northern parts of India.
March 4, 5, 7, 9, 14, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 and March 27 are good dates in western parts of India.
In North India, Good wedding dates in 2014 are March 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and March 9. After this there is Holashtak and Kharmas so there are no marriage dates.

Shiv Panchakshar Stotra in Hindi in pdf – Download Shiv Panchakshar Mantra Text

Shiv Panchakshar Stotra glorifies various attributes of Hindu God Shiva. The mantra is widely chanted by Hindus during the worship of Shiva. It is also an important Stotra during festivals and auspicious days dedicated to Mahadev. You can read mantra in Hindi below. You can also download a copy and save it in pdf format.
Shiv Panchakshar Stotra is chanted during Shivratri festival. It is also chanted on the 14th day during the waning phase of moon and also Pradosh fasting day.
This mantra is chanted daily morning and evening in the Shravan month.
You can download the prayer here – Shiv Panchakshar Stotra in Hindi in pdf

Get Free E-book on Somayagam

If you wish to learn about Somayagam – basic information about the important rituals held during this Vedic Yajna – then this e-book on Somayagam will be of great help. It gives a basic idea of the yajna.
You can download e-book on Somayaga here.
You need to visit the Somayaga website and the register an email address. Then a link will be send to the email address confirming the mail and you can download the e-book from the page.
Excerpts from the book
What is Somayaga?
Somayaga is a highly spiritual and effective ritual performed as prescribed in the Vedas. This lasts for six days. SOMA juice is used as the main oblation – hence the name SomaYaga. Remember that Soma is known as the king of medicinal herbs.
How and when did Yaga start?
Scholars hold that Yajnas have a history of over 5000 years in India. The earliest mention of Soma and Soma Yāgas are to be found in the Rig Veda – which is the oldest of the Vedas. Thus there is no doubt that Soma Yajnyas are as old as Indian Vedic hi…

Love can never be tiring or boring – Mata Amritanandamayi

Stop identifying with the world created by your mind, and a new world will open up before you.
When difficult circumstances arise in life don’t run away in fear, rather kindle the love within and try to overcome them.
If you fall, get up and try again with enthusiasm. Consider that the fall was meant to make you more alert.
Love can never be tiring or boring. It keeps filling your heart with more and more energy.
Mata Amritanandamayi

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 5, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 5, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:32 PM on February 5. Then onward it is Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra till 9:34 AM. Then onward it is Ashwini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 9:34 AM. Then onward it is Mesha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Muruga Sashti Fasting - Sheetala Sashti - 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Magh Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magha 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 …

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