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Veerabhadra Maharaj Punyatithi at Varvad near Mehkar in Buldhana

Veerabhadra Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Paush month. It is the death anniversary of Veerabhadra Maharaj – a saint in the Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra. Veerabhadra Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is January 12. The day is of importance at Varvad near Mehkar in Buldhana in Maharashtra.
The sacred spot associated with Veerabhadra Maharaj at Varvad near Mehkar in Buldhana. Hundreds of followers attend the satsang and other ceremonies on the day.
VeerabhadraMaharaj Punyatithi is observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Vaidhriti Yoga June 2016 Date and Time - Vaidhriti Yog June 2016

Vaidhriti Yoga is a bad period based on Hindu astrology calculations. Vaidhriti Yoga June 2015 date and time is from 6:50 AM on June 23 to 5:30 AM on June 24 as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar and panchang followed in North India. It occurs in certain months in a Hindu calendar and is based complex astrological calculations.
The popular belief is that things performed during the period will face reversals. 
Vaidhriti Yog is similar to another inauspicious yog known as Vyatipat.

Brahmachari Maharaj Punyatithi at Rewasa in Amravati

Brahmachari Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Paush month. It is the death anniversary of Brahmachari Maharaj – a pious soul who spread true teachings of Truth and Love. Brahmachari Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is January 11. The day is of importance at Rewasa in Amravati in Maharashtra.
Brahmachari Maharaj sacred place is located at Rewasa in Amravati. Hundreds of followers attend the satsang and other ceremonies on the day.
Brahmachari Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

In Hinduism God is All Pervasive – Then why is God Worshipped in Numerous Forms – Murtis or Idols

The concept of God in Hinduism is different from other religions as God is all pervasive and only that exists. Then a question arises why God is worshipped in numerous forms especially in Murti or idol forms. The answer to this question is found in the Vaikhanasa Agama an important Hindu holy scripture.
Vaikhanasa Agama states that God is beyond measure and cannot be worshipped in his infinity even by the celestial beings or devas. Even the most powerful sages find it difficult to fathom his infinite form. Hence the need for forms – murtis or idols. The infinite takes a finite form as per the desire of his devotee.
God in Hinduism referred as Brahman or Parabrahman or Supreme Truth cannot be defined. It is beyond imagination. God and devotee all are part of that Supreme Truth.
But this concept is not digestible for majority of human beings. They need a form to talk to convey their sadness, ask for help, share their joy…
So the infinite appears as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Durga, Ganesh…

Mattu Pongal 2018 Date – Bull Festival on the Third Day of Pongal in Tamil Nadu

Pongal is a four day festival in Tamil Nadu and the third day is dedicated to Mattu (Ox, cow and other domesticated animals). Mattu Pongal 2018 date is January 15. Mattu Pongal is today famous in Tamil Nadu and in India for the bull fight known Jallikettu or Manji Virattu.

Mattu Pongal is a sort of thanksgiving to cattle, which provides milk, organic manure, and which draws the plough. The rural economy in India depends hugely on domesticated animals like ox, cow and goat. Cattle are welcomed at home on the day and worshipped and are offered sweets and other eatables. Those homes having a cow or ox give them a thorough bath and are beautifully decorated with specially colored ropes, bells and shawls on the day. The horns are polished and painted. The cattle are taken to the temple. A Mangala arati is performed for the cattle.

But today sadly, Mattu Pongal is noted for the Jallikettu, a sort of wrestling match between man and bull, in rural Tamil Nandu. This is a cruel sport but is als…

Ravi Yog February 2015 time and date

Ravi Yog is a specific time period in Hindu lunar month and is a good time for important ceremonies. February 2015 Ravi Yog time and dates are given below: It is stated that Ravi Yog annihilates the bad timings. All bad Muhurtas are overcome during Ravi Yoga.
3:53 PM on February 1 to 6:04 PM on February 2 2:03 PM on February 10 to 4:06 PM on February 11 10:03 PM on February 21 to 8:01 PM February 22 6:36 PM on February 23 to 5:50 PM on February 24 6:27 PM on February 26 to 7:45 PM on February 27
This auspicious time for new beginnings and buying is followed in North India and western parts of India. The popular belief is that Ravi Yog nullifies all the bad muhurtas.

Good date in May 2015 for Joining Job – Starting Work Auspicious Dates and Time in May 2015

There are certain auspicious or good date and time for joining job or starting work in May 2015 as per Hindu calendar and panchang. You should avoid Rahu Kalam (which is there daily) while joining new job in May 2015. The dates are based on India Standard Time.
Good dates in May 2015 for Joining Job
May 1 May 2 May 8 May 9 May 11 May 12 May 14 May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 31
Bad dates in May 2015 – You should avoid these dates for Joining Job – May 3, 4, 5, 10, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and May 29.

Persian Ramayana Manuscript at Raza Library in Rampur in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh

The 300-old Persian manuscript of Ramayan at Raza Library in Rampur in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh was written by famous scholar Sumair Chand in Persian in 1715 AD during the reign of Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar. The Ramayan was written in gold and precious stones were used in illustration. Times of India reports  The Persian Ramayan starts with the Arabic Islamic verse 'Bismilla-e-rehman-e-rahim' (In the name of Allah, the most beneficent, the most merciful), like other Islamic religious books, including the holy Quran. In the 19th century, during the period of Nawab Yusuf Ali Khan of Rampur state, this 300-year-old Ramyan was brought to the Raza Library.  Professor, SM Azizuddin Husain, director of the library, told TOI: "During the revolt of 1857 against the British, the English Army captured and ransacked Delhi and Lucknow libraries and looted the precious manuscripts. Rampur nawabs were great patrons of valuable manuscripts and they had purchased these manuscripts, inc…

Concentration is the mother of untold wealth, both material and spiritual – Swami Ramakrishnananda

Whatever progress and success humanity has achieved ever since the creation of the world is all due to the concentration of the mind.
The leaders of our civilization during the early ages were men who were really Yogis. Every invention, every new discovery is purely the outcome of concentration.
A poet, a philosopher, a scientist, a warrior — all these have to be Yogis in the first place; then alone can they turn out to be great. Although these may not style themselves Yogis, they are actually so. A rose called by any their name will not be the less sweet for that. You should all be good Yogis, and then alone can you be ideal among mankind.
In whatever station of life you may be, if you can concentrate your mind, you are sure to be best in that field. When such is the case, is it not the duty of all to struggle hard to attain this mental concentration?
Concentration is the mother of untold wealth, both material and spiritual.   Swami Ramakrishnananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 7, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 11:55 AM on January 7. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam or Pushyami Nakshatra till 12:39 PM on January 7. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Magh Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Magh 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 Sak…