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Kartik Snan – Bathing in Holy Rivers during Hindu Month Kartik

Kartik Maas, the eighth lunar month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North, is considered highly auspicious. In 2017, Kartik Snan begins on October 6 and ends on November 4. Numerous references regarding the holiness of the month is found in various scriptures associated with Hinduism. Taking a holy dip (Bathing) in River Ganga at Prayag and Badarikashrama in the Himalayas in Kartik Mahina is considered to be a means of attaining salvation. This holy dip is known as Kaartik Snaan or Kartik Snan.

It is believed that Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Matsya (fish) to restore the Vedas in this month. The greatness of taking a bath in the holy rivers in Kartik month is mentioned in Puranas and other scriptures.

Lord Krishna has narrated about the importance of Kartik mahina to his Satyabhama.

Lord Shiva destroyed demon Tarkasur on the Purnima day in this month.

Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra dates and time 2015 – Purva Bhadra or Pooratadhi Birth Star date and timing in 2015

Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra 2015 dates and timing based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Also known as, Poorvabhadra or Pooratadhi in South India, it is the 25th Birth Star among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra dates and time in 2015. The astrological prediction of the birth star Poorvabhadra as per Moon Sign is that of Kumbha Rashi or Aquarius Zodiac and Meena Rasi or Pisces Zodiac. The first three quarter of Poorvabhadra is in Kumbha Raasi and the last quarter is in Meena Rashi. Lord Shani or Saturn is the Lord of Kumbha Raasi. Guru or Jupiter is the lord of Pisces. The color of Poorvabhadrapada is blue green.
Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra dates and time 2015 based on India Standard Time
January 24, 2015 Time is from 4:55 PM on January 23 to 2:43 PM on January 24
February 20, 2015 Time is from 3:25 AM on February 20 to 12:34 AM on February 21
March 20, 2015 Time is from 2:47 PM on March 19 to 11:51 AM on March 20
April 16, 2015 Time is from 1…

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha – The story listened while fasting on Ahoi Ashtami puja day

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat is an important fasting (upvaas) observed in North India by mothers for the well being of their children. The fasting is based on popular legend known as Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha, which is listened to before breaking the fast. Usually, the katha is listened by women when an elderly woman narrates it. Today, people also read or listen to audio using Cds or MP3.
Once there lived a woman along with her seven sons in a village, which was located near a dense forest. Diwali was fast approaching and she decided to decorate her house. For this she decided to go to the forest and gather soil.
While digging for soil near a den, she accidentally killed a lion cub. She felt remorse and sad. But as she could not do anything she took the soil and returned home.
But in a year’s time all her seven sons disappeared and they were considered dead by the villagers. People thought they might have been carried away by wild animals from the jungle.
The mother of the seven sons realized th…

Hasta Nakshatra Tarabalam – Good Tarabalam for Hasta Birth Star Born People

Kritika Nakshatra (birth star) born people will have good Tarabalam generally with following Nakshatra born people: Hasta Tarabalam is used for looking marriage compatibility, business partnership and other deals.
Rohini Good Nakshatra Tarabalam with:
Ashwini Nakshatra Bharani Krittika Nakshatra Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Magha, Purvaphalguni Nakshatra Uttaraphalguni, Chitra Nakshatra
Visakha, Moola, Purvashada Nakshatra Uttarashada, Dhanishta, Purvabhadra Nakshatra

Please note that this is only a general list. Please note that in some regions Tarabalam is calculated daily based on the day’s Nakshatra. In such cases the general list should be ignored.

Tula Sankranti – Religious Significance and Importance of Tula Sankranti

Tula Sankranti is an important day in traditional Hindu calendar and on the day sun enters the Tula Rashi (Libra Zodiac). In 2017, the date of Tula Sankranti is October 17. Sankranti time is at 2:37 AM on October 18. The day is of great significance in Orissa and Karnataka. On the Tula Sankranti day the Sun fully rests on the equator and on the day the length of day and night remain equal.
In many regions in India, on Tula Sankranti day Surya (Sun God) is worshipped. Prayers are offered to Surya and people also take dip in holy rivers.Performing Shradh for departed souls on the day is considered highly meritorious.
Tula Sankranti is known as Garbhana Sankranti and is an important festival of Orissa. Special prayers are offered to Goddess Lakshmi on the day for a good harvest.
In Karnataka, the day is celebrated as Kaveri Sankramana. On the day holy water gushes from Brahmakundike, a small concave shape hole, on the Brahmagiri Hills at Talacauvery in Kodagu. Brahmakundike is the sourc…

Diwali Gods – Hindu Gods worshipped during Deepavali

Diwali celebrates the victory of the good over evil and the restoration of Dharma. The most popular belief is that Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after 14-year exile and people lit lamps to receive him. But the most important Hindu God that is worshipped during Diwali is not only Lord Ram – there are numerous other Gods that are worshipped during Diwali. In South India, on Deepavali it is Lord Krishna that is worshipped as Lord Krishna is believed to have annihilated demon Narakasura and therefore the celebrations are also known as Narak Chaturdashi.
Numerous Gods in Hindu Pantheon are worshipped during the Diwali period in various regions and by different Hindu communities. Here is a look at some of the popular rituals and worships during Diwali.
Lord Ganesha – All pujas, rituals and celebrations in Hinduism begin with the worship of Lord Ganesh. During the Diwali too all pujas and rituals begin after the worship of Lord Ganesha.
Lord Ram – The most popular reason for observing Diwal…

Quotes from Ishvara Gita

It is Ahankar (ego) alone which, is attached to the souls of men, induces them to think that they act or suffer, or that they experience pleasure or pain.
It is Ahankar which is the root of that ignorance which leads men to consider Purusha and Prakriti to be the first causes, and to mistake the real nature of their souls.
But when they know that there is but one supreme soul, and that the soul of every man is of the same nature, immutable, passionless, and imperishable; then they become liberated from pleasure and pain, from anger and hatred, and from sin and its retribution.
Wise men, therefore, say that the supreme soul is adualistic, and that duality proceeds solely from Maya; and consequently, as the sky is not blackened by smoke, so is not the soul affected by the evil passions which arise in the mind; but as crystal shines with its own luster, so does the soul, exempt from Maya, retain its splendor unsullied.
Ishvara Gita is found in the Kurma Purana – in it Shiva teaches Sana…

Dhanishta Nakshatra Tarabalam – Good Tarabalam for Dhanishta Birth Star Born People

Dhanishta Nakshatra (birth star) born people will have good Tarabalam generally with following Nakshatra born people: Dhanishta Tarabalam is used for looking marriage compatibility, business partnership and other deals.
Dhanishta Good Nakshatra Tarabalam with:
Bharani Krittika Nakshatra Rohin Arudra Nakshatra Pushyami Purvaphalguni Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Hasta Swati Nakshatra Anuradha Nakshatra
Purvashada Uttarashada Nakshatra Sravana Shatabhisha Uttarabhadra Nakshatra
Please note that this is only a general list. Please note that in some regions Tarabalam is calculated daily based on the day’s Nakshatra. In such cases the general list should be ignored.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 12, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, October 12, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:45 AM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatra till 7:41 AM on October 12. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Kartik Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik 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 – Aswhin Krishn…