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Bharani Nakshatra date and time 2015 – Barani Birth Star Dates in 2015

Bharani Nakshatra 2015 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Bharani Birth Star, also read as Barani, is the second Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. As per Hindu astrology Bharani Nakshatra, or birth star, falls under Mesha Rashi or Aries. Mangal is the Lord of the Rasi. The lucky color of Bharani is Blood red. The astrological predictions of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign are that of Mesha Raasi. Here are the dates of Bharani Nakshatra in 2015 as per India Standard Time:
January 1, 2015 From 7:54 AM on December 31, 2014  to 5:42 AM on January 1, 2015

January 28, 2015 Time is from 11:11 AM on January 27 to 11:08 AM on January 28
February 24, 2015 Time is from 6:36 PM on February 23 to 5:49 PM on February 24
March 23, 2015 Time is from 4:24 AM on March 23 to 2:52 AM on March 24, 2015
April 20, 2015 Time is from 3:09 PM on April 19 to 1:17 PM on April 20, 2015
May 17, 2015 Time is from 12:53 AM on May 17 to 11:14 PM on May 17
June 14, 2015 Tim…

How to make Ganesh idols at home?

If you are looking to be creative and eco-friendly this Ganesh Chaturthi, then you can make Ganesh idols at home. Ganesh idols can be made at home using clay, paper, wood, flowers and vegetables. If you are buying a Ganesh idol, please opt for an environment friendly Ganesha.

How to make clay Ganesha? Materials needed: Clay, paints, coil, aluminum foil, paint brushes, sandpaper, putty or glue and clothes. Mix the clay. You can get clay from riverbeds or buy it from stationary stores. While mixing the clay and using it, make sure that your hand is slightly wet. Make a skeleton – round face, hands, body and leg – using the coil or copper wire. Next create Ganesha by adding clay to each body part on the coil skeleton.First create the body and large stomach by filling that part of the coil with clay.Next create the head.Next create the trunk and stick it at the center of the head.Next fill the coil ears with clay. Create small balls of clay and flatten them like ears.Next fill the coil h…

Pradosh Vrat September 2017 - Monthly Shiva Pradosha Vrat Dates in September 2017

Pradosh is a highly auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva on the 13th day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. The date of Pradosh in September 2017 are September 3, 2017 and September 17, 2017. Shiva devotees undertake a fasting from sunrise to sunset on the Pradosh day. The Pradosha puja is performed during the twilight period. 
Pradosh as the name indicates is a period just before sunset and after sunset. The period is between 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset.
Some people only observe fasting on anyone Pradosh day in a month. There are staunch Shiva devotees who observe fast on the both the days in a month.
Special pujas are performed in Shiva temples during the period. It is said that Lord Shiva and Parvati are in a happy mood during Pradosh period and they shower blessings on devotees.

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Sri Ramakrishna Teaches on Ripe and Unripe Ego

Sri Ramakrishna teaches: ‘I said to Keshab, “You must renounce your ego.”
Keshab replied, “If I do, how can I keep my organization together?”
“I said to him: ‘How slow you are to understand! I am not asking you to renounce the “ripe ego”, the ego that makes a man feel he is a servant of God or His devotee.
Give up the “unripe ego”, the ego that creates attachment to “woman and gold”.
The ego that makes a man feel he is God’s servant, His child, is the “ripe ego”. It doesn’t harm one.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 23, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, August 23, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:46 PM on August 23. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Pooyam or Poosam Nakshatra the entire day on August 23 and till 1:07 AM on August 24.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad 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…

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