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Varaha Jayanti

Varaha Jayanthi celebrates the birthday of Varaha Avatara – the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In 2017, the date of Varaha Jayanti is August 24. It is the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu and in ancient painting and sculptures, Varaha is represented with the head of a boar and the body of a man lifting the earth with his tusks.
Legend has it that Vishnu took the form of the Varaha to rescue Earth from Demon Hiranyaksha who dragged the earth to the bottom of the sea. Varaha killed the demon and raised the earth out of the water with his tusks.
Symbolically, the dragging of earth by demon Hiranyaksha is Tamas (Evil) overcoming human beings. Bloated with ego, man falls deep into misery. The only saving grace is that of self realization. When it happens we slowly move out of deep dark pit – that is symbolically represented by Varaha uplifting the earth with his tusks.

It is observed annually on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Bha…

Mrigasira Nakshatra date and time 2015 – Murg or Mrigshirsha Birth Star dates and time in 2015

Mrigasira Nakshatra 2015 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Mrigasira Birth Star, also read as Mrigshirsha or Murg, is the fifth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Mrigasira Nakshatra dates in 2015. The astrological prediction of Mrug Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Vrishaba Rashi and Mithuna Raasi. As per Hindu astrology birth star Mrigasira Nakshatra, falls under Vrishabha Rashi or Taurus Zodiac and also Mithuna Raasi or Gemini Zodiac. The first half of Mrigasira is in Vrishaba Rashi and the next half is in Mithuna Rashi. Mangal is the Lord of the first half and Mercury or Budha is the lord the next half. The lucky color of Mrigshirsha is silver grey.
January 3 and 4, 2015 Time is from 6:54 AM on January 3 to 8:01 AM on January 4
January 31, 2015 Time is from 12:37 PM on January 30 to 2:03 PM on January 31
February 27, 2015 Time is from 6:26 PM on February 26 to 7:44 PM on February 27
March 26, 2015 Time is from 1:57 AM on …

Story of the Formation of Thar Desert in the Ramayana

Thar Desert is located in the northwestern part of India. There is an incident in the Ramayana which explains the story of formation of Thar Desert. The story begins with Sri Ram, Lakshman and Vanaras trying to find a way to cross the ocean to reach Lanka.
On the advice of Vibhishana, Sri Ram meditates to invoke the lord of ocean – Sagara or Varuna. But after three days and night of meditation, there was no sign of the lord of the ocean.
Sri Ram thought that his patience and politeness is seen as a sign of weakness by Varuna. He immediately took up bow and let fly a potent arrow into the ocean. Suddenly the waves grew tall as mountains and there was confusion and commotion in the ocean.
Sri Ram then took a second arrow but Lakshman caught Sri Ram’s arm before he could release it. Lakshman was worried at plight of the ocean and creatures in it.
However, since the arrow was mounted it had to be discharged. Hanuman then advised to shoot it in the opposite direction.
Sri Ram shot the arr…

Swarna Gouri Vrata 2017 date

Swarna Gouri Vrata, also known as Gauri Habba, is observed a day before Ganesh Chaturthi puja mainly by women in Karnataka. Swarna Gowri Vrata 2017 date is August 24, Thursday. Swarna Gauri Vrata is dedicated to Goddess Gowri, popularly known as Goddess Parvati. It is observed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month mainly in Kannadiga Culture.

Hindu women observe Swarna Gouri Vrata for the well-being of their husbands and for a peaceful and prosperous life. Unmarried women observe if for getting a good husband.

Swarna means ‘gold’ and in the ritual a golden image of Goddess Parvati is worshipped along with Shivling. In many regions a clay idols of Goddess Gowri and Lord Ganesha is worshipped on this day. It is later immersed in a pond. It is believed that Goddess Parvati comes to earth to answer the prayers of married and unmarried women during Swarna Gauri Vratam. Gowri Vrat day is followed by the Ganesh Chaturthi day. Hindus believe that Lord Shiva sends Ganesha t…

Dharmar Theertham Dedicated to Yudhishtira at Rameswaram is Located after 60 years

Dharmar Theertham at Rameswaram is a sacred water body dedicated to Yudhishtira, the first of the Pandava Brothers. The Theerthams dedicated to the Pandavas and their wife Draupadi in Rameswaram had disappeared due neglect on the part of the authorities and also due to sand dunes built by strong winds. Swami Vivekananda Kendra of Ramakrishna Mission took up the hard task of finding the Theerthams and they discovered all the theerthams except the one dedicated to Yudhishtira.
Finally the Kendra was recently able to discover the Dharmar Theertham in Rameshwaram.  The Hindu reports
After it started the renovation under its Natural Resources Development Project to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Kendra stumbled upon the ‘Theerthams’ of the Pandavas and their wife Draupadi, but could not locate them. Making strenuous efforts with the help of a map given by the temple authorities and information from the aged people, Kendra workers located the ‘Theerthams’ of Bhim…

Bhagavad Gita Teachings for Leaders

Anger gives rise to delusion. Delusion corrupts the mind, and a corrupt mind destroy the power to reason properly. Defeat is imminent when the power of reasoning is lost.
You have the right over your responsibilities, and the proper actions required for it, but you don’t have the right to the rewards resulting out of it.
You should never engage in an action only for the desire of the rewards, and you should not desire inaction.
The righteous one who accepts and shares the reward of his actions is freed from sins, while he who works for self interests incur sin.
Work for the common good without selfish interests; the rewards of selfless work will take you to the supreme state.
People follow the noble ones. People follow the standards created by them. Bhagavad Gita

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 27, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the light phase of moon till 10:25 PM on August 27. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 8:42 AM on August 27. Then onward it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 3:14 PM. Then onward it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing 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 Kas…

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