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Pushan – Vedic Deity in Hindu Tradition

Pushan is a Vedic deity and was of great importance in the Vedic period. Pushan is described in the Vedas as the lord of all things, the guardian of all and the lord of the roads. It is also believed that He is the deity who shows light to the dead in their journey to the next world – this is mentioned in the Atharva Veda.
The term Pushan means to prosper, grow and thrive. He was also given the title – Pashupa, protector of or animals. He is also known as Vimucho napat and Vimochana.
It is mentioned in the Rig Veda that the deity protects cattle, horses, and other domestic animals. He blesses in easy weaving and smoothening the wool of sheep. He also helps in locating hidden and lost things. He guards the roads and is prayed for protection while traveling. In both Grihya and Shrauta sutras, prayers are offered to Pushan before any journey.
Pushan married daughter of Surya, the sun god. He is also a messenger of Surya and helper of Savitrs.
Pushan has a braided hair and a beard. He …

Good Dates in August 2015 for Flat – Land – Property Registration – Auspicious days in August 2015 For Registration in Hindu Calendar and Panchang

Good Dates in August 2015 for Flat – Land – Property Registration is based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in India. Majority of Hindu look for auspicious dates for flat, Villa, house, land and property registration. These are the good dates for such purpose in August 2015.
Good Dates in August 2015 for Flat – Land – Property Registration
August 1 August 2 good till 8:00 PM for property registration August 4 August 5 August 7 August 8 good till 6:00 PM for property registration August 10 August 15 August 17 August 20 August 21 August 25 August 27 August 30 August 31
Bad Dates or Days to be avoided in August 2015 for Flat – Land – Property Registration –  August 3, 12, 14, 22, 23, 24 and August 28

Yadagirigutta Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple Accommodation to Go Online

Yadagirigutta SriLakshminarasimhaSwamyTemple administration has decided to offer all sevas online including accommodation. This decision was taken after irregularities were found in room booking and allotment of rooms. The online services will be available from January 1, 2015. New Indian Express reports The temple administration of Yadagirigutta has decided to offer all sevas through online from January 1. Executive officer of the templeN Geetha said that there were allegations against some temple staff about misusing the manual allotment of rooms which could be avoided by online booking.   Speaking to newsmen on Monday, she said sitting in her office she can get the status of room allotment and details of those who booked rooms with the new system. Soon online booking of rooms would be introduced while other services like prasadam sales, seva ticket sales would be introduced in a phased manner.

Australia Hindu Calendar 2017 in pdf – Based on Time in Australia – Sydney – Brisbane – Australia Hindu Panchang 2017

Australia Hindu Calendar 2017 in pdf is presented by mypanchang. It contains all the important festivals, auspicious time etc as per Hindu Panchang 2017. The calendar is based on time in Australian cities like Sydney – Brisbane etc. It must be noted that the vrat, festival dates in India and Australia might be different many times. So if you are residing in Australia and are keen to follow the local time then the calendar will be of great help.
Please note that the calendar is purnimat – that is a Hindu month in this calendar starts after Purnima. This calendar is followed in North India.
But the festival and vrat dates are applicable in all regions.
Link – Australia Hindu Calendar 2017 in pdf

There has never been a time when you and I have not existed – Bhagavad Gita

There has never been a time when you and I have not existed, nor there would be a time when we will cease to exist. As the same person inhabits the body through childhood, youth and old age, so too at the time of death he attains another body. The wise are not deluded by these changes.
Contacts of the senses with objects produce cold and heat, pleasure and pain. They come and go and are impermanent. Bear with them.
The person who these cannot afflict, chief among men, who is the same in pleasure and pain, wise, he is fit for immortality.
That which really is cannot go out of existence, just as that which is non-existent cannot come into being. The end of this opposition of ‘is’ and ‘is not’ has been perceived by the seers of essential truths.

Know that by which all this is pervaded to be indestructible. No one can bring about the destruction of the imperishable.
(Gita Chapter 2 verse 12 to 17).

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 26, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, December 26, 2014 (Today) –Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:25 PM on December 26. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 3:00 PM on December 26. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 3:49 AM. Then onward it is Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Paush Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi orthe fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jamm…

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