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Balipratipada 2017 date

Balipratipada is observed after Diwali and is dedicated to King Bali. Balipratipada 2017 date is October 20 and is observed mainly in Karnataka and Maharashtra. Popular belief is that King Bali who was pushed to underworld by Lord Vishnu during his Vamana Avatar gets and an opportunity to rule the world for a day and it is the Balipratipada day.

Balipratipada is observed on the first day of the Kartik month. The festival is also popularly known as Bali Padyami.

On Balipratipada day, people remember King Bali and pray for the return of prosperity that existed during his rule. Exchanging gifts on this day is a major highlight.

You can find the story associated with Balipratipada and more details about the festival in this earlier article.

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

Punarvasu Nakshatra (birth star) born people will have good Tarabalam generally with following Nakshatra born people: Punarvasu Tarabalam is used for looking marriage compatibility, business partnership and other deals.
Punarvasu Good Nakshatra Tarabalam with:
Ashwini Nakshatra Rohini Mrigasira Ardra Pushyami Magha Hasta Nakshatra Chitra Swati Anuradha Moola Sravana
Dhanishta 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.

Kunti in Mahabharata – Mother of Karna and Pandavas

In the Mahabharata, Kunti is the mother of Karna and Yudhishtira, Bhim and Arjuna among the Pandavas. Kunti was also the sister of Vasudeva, father of Sri Krishna.
Kunti was the daughter of King Shurasena and her original name was Pritha. But she was adopted by King Kuntibhoja, cousin of Shurasena. Thus she got the name Kunti.
Legend has it that she had once taken care of Sage Durvasa. Impressed by her devotion and service, the sage had given her a secret mantra with which she could invoke any of the Devas.
Young Kunti was impatient and wanted to test the mantra. So before her marriage she invoked Surya, the sun god, and Karna was born. Fearing shame and social ostracisation, she floated the baby in a basket on the river.
Later, she married Pandu, the King of Hastinapura. Due to a curse, Pandu could not have children of his own and therefore she used the mantra to give birth to Yudhishtira (through Dharma or Yama), Bhim (through Vayu) and Arjuna (through Indra).
She also gave the m…

Paper Rangoli for Diwali – Rangoli Made Using Colorful Paper

The concept of paper rangoli for Diwali is new. It involves making of Rangoli designs using colorful paper. 


Mid – Day reports about this new concept
Ahmedabad-based paper artist Vaishali Parikh is showcasing her collection of artworks and paper rangolis in Mumbai.
These paper rangolis can be placed on the floor, as a decorative element for ceremonies or celebrations. The rangolis are hand-cut and assembled from layers of paper; they are light and portable as well. Related
Pictures of Traditional Rangoli Designs for Diwali and Lakshmi Puja Simple Diwali Rangoli – Ideas and Photos of Rangolis 

Gurupushyamrut Yoga

Gurupushyamrut, or Guru Pushyamrit yoga, is the day when Pushya Nakshatra falls on a Thursday. In 2017, Gurupushyamrut yog is on February 9, March 9, November 9 and December 7.

Gurupushyamrut yog day is considered highly auspicious to pray to Goddess Lakshmi and seek her blessings. In Hindu astrological terms there is amrut or amrti yoga on the day and it is ideal to buy gold, make investments and start new businesses.

The day is also known as Guru Pushya Nakshatra. Usually, Gurupushyamrut yoga – the coinciding of Pushya Nakshatra and Thursday (Guruvar) – occurs twice or thrice a year. The day is preferred by individuals and Hindu families to invest in gold in North India.

Today the day is also widely used to make several types of purchases including land, property, silver, electronic items, vehicles etc.

You can get detail times of Guru Pushya Yoga in 2017 here.

Related Significance of Pushya Nakshatra

You are free when the mind is strong and the heart is pure – Paramahamsa Yogananda

Practice meditation. You will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.
The love between the soul and spirit is the perfect love, the love we are all seeking. When you meditate, love grows.
You naturally love those who are dear to you and you must learn to give that kind of love to the whole world.
When the mind is strong and the heart is pure, you are free.
Learn to be secretly happy within your heart in spite of all circumstances.
Paramahamsa Yogananda

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

Vishaka Nakshatra (birth star) born people will have good Tarabalam generally with following Nakshatra born people: Vishaka Tarabalam is used for looking marriage compatibility, business partnership and other deals.
Vishaka Good Nakshatra Tarabalam with:
Ashwini Rohini Mrigasira Nakshatra Ardra Pushyami Magha Hasta Chitra Swati Anuradha Nakshatra Moola Sravana
Dhanishta Nakshatra Shatabhisha Uttarabhadra
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 16, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, October 16, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:42 PM on October 16. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 12:47 PM on October 16. Then onward it is Pushya or Pooyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 6:17 AM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Guru Pushya Amrut Yog after 12:47 PM till next day before sunrise. Diwali Pushya Nakshtra good date for buying gold, jewellery, account books and other costly items.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Kartik Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month in North India - …

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