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October 2014 Bengali Annaprashan Dates – First Rice Eating Ceremony Dates and time for Baby in October 2014

Bengali Annaprashan Dates and time in October 2014 based on Bengali Calendar and Panchika. Annaprashan is the first rice eating ceremony of a baby. Bengali Hindu calendar is different from the calendars followed in other regions in India especially in North India. Annaprashan dates in West Bengal in October 2014 is given below. This Panchang and calendar dates are to give an idea.
There are no Annaprashan dates marked in October 2014 in most Bengali calendars and Panchika.
A local astrologer might be able to find a very rare auspicious period in October 2014; especially a short period of time on a day.  The entire day might not be good but a short time he might be able to locate.

Story of Rama Nama on the Stones Used To Build the Bridge to Lanka in the Ramayana

Ram Sethu is the bridge built by the Vanara Sena (Monkey Army) for Sri Ram to crossover to Lanka to rescue Sita from Ravana. The stones used to build the bridge floats on water. The stones also had Rama Nama written over them. The story how Rama Nama came to be written on the stone is associated with Hanuman.

The building of the bridge occurs in the ninth chapter of the Yuddha Kanda of the Ramayana.

According to the instructions from Nala and Nila, the monkeys in the army hurried to collect the materials needed for the bridge. As promised by the God of the Seas, the stones did not sink. The stones were floating like logs.

But the stones did not fall in line to form a bridge instead they dispersed in the waters. Nala tried hard to keep the stones together to form a bridge but all his attempts failed.

The Vanara Sena found it impossible to join the stones together.

Then Hanuman proposed to write ‘Ra’ one stone and ‘ma’ on another stone.

As Rama Nama is the greatest of all mantras, the s…

Sringeri Mutt Tamil Durmukhi Nama Panchangam 2016 – 2017

Current year as per Tamil Calendar is Jaya and the Sringeri Mutt has released the Tamil Jaya Panchangam for April 2016 to April 2017. The Panchangam is available for free online and can also be downloaded for free in pdf format.
Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham at Sringeri was first of the four important mutts established by Adi Shankaracharya. Here Adi Shankara invoked the Divinity of Knowledge, Goddess Sharada and consecrated an icon of the Goddess. Thus the Peetham He founded at Sringeri in South India for fostering the Vedas and the sacred tradition of Sanatana Dharma came to be known as the Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham.
You can find the Sringeri Mutt Tamil Jaya Panchangam here at the official website
Please note that you will need pdf reader installed to access the Tamil Panchangam.

May 2014 Bengali Annaprashan Dates – First Rice Eating Ceremony Dates and time for Baby in May 2014

Bengali Annaprashan Dates and time in May 2014 based on Bengali Calendar and Panchika. Annaprashan is the first rice eating ceremony of baby. Bengali Hindu calendar is different from the calendars followed in other regions in India especially in North India. Annaprashan dates in West Bengal in May 2014 is given below. This Panchang and calendar dates are to give an idea.
Annaprashan dates are and that is May 1, 2, 12 and May 30.
A local astrologer might be able to find an auspicious period on other days in May 2014; especially a short period of time on a day.  The entire day might not be good but a short time he might be able to locate.

Hindu Calendar June 2014 with Tithi in pdf – Download Hindu Calendar June 2014 for free

Hindu Calendar June 2014 with Tithi in pdf for free download is based on Calendars followed in North India – Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. A month in this Hindu calendar begins after Purnima and ends on Purnima. All important festivals and fasting in June 2014 dates are marked in the calendar.
Link – Download Hindu Calendar June 2014 with Tithi

The calendar is uploaded in Google Drive and is shared with all people. You don’t need permission to open the link.

Nine Characteristics of Lord Rama

On the occasion of Ram Navami, the website of Shri Shirdi Sai Samaj, Malayasia, has posted a thought provoking article on the nine characteristics of Lord Rama.
The number nine holds a special place in Hindu religion – nine forms of Durga and Navratri celebration, the nine planets, and the nine ways of Bhakti (navavidha Bhakti). Similarly, many Hindu devotees fast for nine days – from the first day of Chaitra to Ramnavami. Keeping the nine days or Ramanavami in mind the article takes a look at the nine important characteristics of Lord Ram. 1) Popularity
2) Bravery
3) Kindness
4) Justice
5) Obedience
6) Intelligence
7) Patience
8) Universal Love
9) Being Dutiful The article explores each nine characteristics of Lord Ram in detail. Lord Ram’s teaches us that physical beauty wanes with time, money is soon spent, fame is soon forgotten but generous deeds, great character and boundless compassion endure for all time. His wish to do good for the people, even at personal suffering endeared him…

August 2014 Bengali Annaprashan Dates – First Rice Eating Ceremony Dates and time for Baby in August 2014

Bengali Annaprashan Dates and time in August 2014 based on Bengali Calendar and Panchika. Annaprashan is the first rice eating ceremony of baby. Bengali Hindu calendar is different from the calendars followed in other regions in India especially in North India. Annaprashan dates in West Bengal in August 2014 is given below. This Panchang and calendar dates are to give an idea.
There are no Annaprashan dates marked in August 2014 in most Bengali calendars and Panchika.
A local astrologer might be able to find a very rare auspicious period in August 2014; especially a short period of time on a day.  The entire day might not be good but a short time he might be able to locate.

Significance of Ram Navami

Ram Navami celebrates the birth of Lord Ram. It falls on the ninth day of the Chaitra month. Ram Navami and the 8 days before it are together known as Ram Navratri. In 2017, Ram Navami is on April 5. The Chaitra Navratri ends on the day.

In some places, the festival begins on the first day of the Chaitra month and a continuous recital of the Ramayana takes place. Some devotees undertake fasting during this period.

On the Ram Navami day, Lord Vishnu temples are decorated and the image of Lord Ram is richly adorned. Shlokas from the ‘Ramacharitamanas’ are recited. It is believed that Lord Ram was born at midday and therefore special prayers are held in temples during this time.

Many devotees undertake a fast on this day and confine to their homes reading the Ramayana. They avoid food prepared with onion, turmeric, ginger and garlic on this day and confine their diet to milk, fruits and curd. Special pujas are organized at homes. Puranas and religious texts like ‘Ramachandrika’ detail…

Who is Sri Ram? – Mata Sita Explains to Hanuman in Shri Rama Hridaya

Rama is God. He is the personified and visible Brahman (The all-pervading ultimate reality).

He is peerless.
He is the reservoir of Sat (real and perpetual existence), Chit (consciousness) and Ananda (bliss).
He is attributeless.
He is the Absolute Truth.
He is imperceptible by the mind or the senses.
He is the repository of joy.
Calm, uncontaminated, changeless, beyond the Maya, omnipresent and self effulgent is He.
He is the Changeless One, The Soul of all.
Shri Rama Hridaya is a discourse between Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is part of the Bala Kanda of Adhyatma Ramayana.

Ramcharitmanas Teachings

There are three evils most formidable of all – lust, anger and greed. In an instant they distract the mind of hermits who are the very repositories of wisdom. The weapons of greed are desire and hypocrisy, of lust nothing but woman; while anger’s weapon is harsh speech – so declare the great sages after deep thought.
Anger, lust, greed, pride and delusion, all these get eliminated through Sri Rama’s grace. He who wins the favor of that divine player is never deluded by His jugglery.
I (Bhagvan Sri Ram) always take care of those who worship Me with undivided faith, even as a mother guards her child. If an infant child runs to catch hold of fire or a snake, the mother holds it aside. When, however, her son has grown up she love him no doubt, but not as before. The wise are like My grown up sons, while humble devotees are like My infant children. A devotee depends on Me, while the former (wise man) depends on his own strength; and both have to face enemies like lust and anger. Pondering…

Today is Sri Ramnavami – April 8, 2014 – Ram Navami Festival

Today – April 8, 2014 – is Sri Ramnavami, the birthday of Bhagavan Sri Ram, and it falls on the ninth day (Navami) of Waxing Phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Chait or Chaitra (March – April) as per traditional Hindu calendar. Sri Ram, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is known as Maryada Purushottam and he incarnated to annihilate Ravana and fellow demons and restore dharma.
On the Ramnavami day, Hindus observe an upvaas or fast. A puja is performed in the afternoon as it is believed that Sri Ram was born at noon.
Read more about Ramnavami
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 8, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 8, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:01 AM on April 8. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham or Pooyam Nakshatra till 9:59 AM. Then onward it is Pushya or Pooyam or Poosam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 3:21 AM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ram Navami. Chaitra Navratri ends.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and…

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