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Significance of Vat Savitri Puja

Vat Savitri Puja or Vat Savithri vrat is an auspicious day in Hinduism when married women observe fast and pray for their husband's health and longevity. The fasting is named after Savitri, who brought back her husband from the clutches of Yama (death). One of the important rituals of the day is tying threads on Vat (banyan) tree. In 2016, the date of Vat Savitri Purnima puja is on June 19. Those observing it on Amavasi day it is on June 4, 2016 - Vat Amavasi.

The fasting is observed for three days and begins two days prior to purnima or amavasi in the Hindu month of Jyeshtha (June – July).

The fasting takes its name from Vat Vriksha (Banyan Tree) and Savitri. The Banayan Tree is symbolically represented as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The root of Vat Vriksha is Brahma, the stem is Vishnu and the upper part is Shiva. On the puja day, the Banyan tree also symbolically represents Savitri and the incident mentioned in the Mahabharata.

Legend has it that Princess Savitri, the daughte…

Knowledge from Vedas

Put this salt in a glass of water and come back later.
The son did as he was told.
Taste the water from the top, the middle, and the bottom. How does it taste?
It tastes salty at the top, the middle and the bottom.
You cannot perceive salt in water.
Likewise, you don’t perceive the One Reality which exists in your own body, but it is truly there. That subtle essence—that is Reality! That is the Soul! And you are that.’

Chamarajeshwara Swamy Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Time at Chamarajeshwara Swamy Temple at Chamarajanagar District

ChamarajeshwaraSwamyTemple is dedicated to Shiva and is located in the Chamarajanagar District in Karnataka. Below is the opening and closing time at the temple. Please note that the timing will be extended during festivals, jathras and special occasions. There will be also restrictions in darshan during eclipse or grahan.
ChamarajeshwaraSwamyTemple Timings
Morning Darshan Time - 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM Evening Darshan Time - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Daily Abhisheka Timings Morning at 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM Evening at 6:00 PM
The most important Jathra or festival in the temple is held in the month of June – July (Ashada Month)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 24, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, May 24, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithior the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 3:24 AM on May 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithior the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 5:39 PM. Then onward it is Revati Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta 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 1936 – Vaishakh Krishna …

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