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Special Trains for Durga Puja 2017 by Indian Railways

Indian Railways has announced special trains for Durga Puja festival in 2017. The Special Durga Puja trains 2017 are from Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Howrah, Delhi, Haridwar, New Jalpaiguri, Jaipur, Sealdah, Kathgodam, MaldaTown.
This article is to provide some basic information on the special trains Durga Puja as found in press release of Indian Railway. Please use the train numbers to find the current information.Time and date mentioned is as per Indian standard time.
You can find all the special trains announced during Durga Puja 2017 here at the official website of Indian Railways dedicated to special trains.

Singapore – Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015 Time in Singapore– Chandra Grahan Timing in April 2015

A Total lunar eclipse, Chandra Grahan, taking place on April 4, 2015 in India and it will be visible in Singapore city and other places in Singapore. The time of the eclipse in Singapore is from 6:16 PM to 9:45 PM. This is a minor partial eclipse and takes place in Hasta Nakshatra and in Kanya Rashi. Detail Lunar Eclipse Time in Singapore on October 8, 2014 Eclipse starts at 6:16 PM Total Lunar Eclipse starts at 7:58 PM Total Lunar Eclipse ends at 8:03 PM

Eclipse ends at 9:45 PM.
You need to follow this Chandra Grahan if you are a Hindu living in Singapore. If you do fasting and other rituals then you should do it.
Please note that pregnant woman need not worry about this Lunar Eclipse. Please keep cool and remain calm. There is nothing to worry.
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Varahi Navratri

Varahi Navratri as as some communities dedicate the pujas during the period to Goddess Varahi. Varahi Navratri 2017 (dates) is from June 24, 2017 and ends on July 2, 2017. This Navratri is also known as Ashada Navratri as it is observed in the Ashad month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. This particular Navratri is mainly observed in North India and is for nine days from the first day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashada Mahina.

This nine-day worship is also known by the names of Gupt Navratri and Gayatri Navaratri. Goddess Varaha, one of the seven Matrikas of Devi Mahatmya, is worshipped during the period.

The most important event during the nine-day period is community worship of the nine forms of Durga or Shakti. Women in a locality gather in a household during evening and worship Mother Goddess.

In Himachal Pradesh, Guhya Navratri is observed during the period. Non-vegetarian food is avoided during the period.

The most important Navratri is t…

Abakash Besha of Jagannath – Picture of Early Morning Form of Jagannath at Puri Jagannath Temple

Abakash Besha is the first form in which a devotee can have darshan of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra at the PuriJagannathTemple. Below is the picture of this early morning form of the murtis worshipped in the temple.

On each day early in the morning the deities are adorned with this minimalist vesha for the divine ablutions. The deities are only covered in two pieces of cloth known as ‘Tadap’ and ‘Uttariya’


Wisdom From Ancient Hindu Sayings

Disease, sorrow, suffering, bondage, alienation — all these are the fruits of the tree of ‘sin against oneself’ reaped by embodied souls.
Virtuous men who are always bent on doing good to others never allow their souls to be contorted even when harm is done to them. The sandalwood tree only imparts fragrance to the edge of the axe that cuts it down.
Time is cooking all beings in the cauldron of great delusion using the sun as fire and days and nights as fuel, stirring them with the ladles of months and seasons—this is the news.
There is no better well-wisher in this world than the critic. [Through criticism] he takes away one’s sins (papam) and in exchange gives his merits (punyam) to the person he criticizes.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 28, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, June 28, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithior the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:48 PM on June 28. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithior the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatra till 5:45 AM. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Ashada Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada 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 – Ashada Sh…

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