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Ardra Nakshatra Colour – Which is the Lucky Color of Ardra Nakshatra?

Ardra Nakshatra is the sixth among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. The lucky color associated with Ardra Nakshatra is green. As per Hindu astrology a particular type of color is dedicated to a certain Nakshatra which is lucky for the birth star.
Ardra Nakshatra is housed in Mithuna Rashi or Gemini Zodiac.
Wearing green color dress for interviews and other competitions are lucky for those people born in this Nakshatra.
The colors to be completely avoided are deep blue and ash color.

Samayapuram Temple Timing – Puja and Opening and Closing Time of Samayapuram Mariamman Temple

SamayapuramMariammanTemple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman. The opening and closing time of SamayapuramMariammanTemple differs from other temples slightly. The detail temple timing is given below: Samayapuram Temple Timing is from: Morning hour darshan time: 5:00 AM. to 11:00 AM
Evening hour darshan time: 4:00 PM. to 9:00 PM
The various puja times are: Ushaad Kaalam - 6.00 AM

Kaala Santhi -   8:00 AM

Uchi Kaalam -   12:00 PM

Saaya Ratchai - 6:00 PM

Thanga Theru – 7:00 PM
Saaya Ratchai 2nd puja – 8:00 PM

Jaamam – 9:00 PM

The temple timing is extended during festivals and auspicious dates. It must be also noted that during Grahan (eclipse days) the temple might remain closed for a major part of the day.

Teachings from Upadesa Saram

Actions done with an attitude of dedication to the Lord, without attachment to the result, purify the mind and are a means to attain liberation.
The results of actions are impermanent and pass off. Yet, their seeds form an ocean of Karma which becomes a barrier in the progress of a seeker.
The actions performed by the body — ritualistic puja, japa (chanting) and contemplation (inner meditation) — each is superior to the other in an ascending order.
Singing the Lord’s praises is good but better than that is loud chanting of Japa, while superior to loud chanting is soft Japa. However, best of all is silent, mental Japa.
Like an unbroken flow of oil or a stream of water; continuous meditation is better than that which is interrupted.
Upadesa Saram of Ramana Maharishi
Source – Upadesa Saram Translation by Rajiv Kapur

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 20, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 20, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Panchami and Sashti Tithi or the fifth and sixth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 6:55 AM on April 20. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 7:48 PM. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Panchami and Sashti Tithi or the fifth and sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka…

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