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Good date in January 2016 for Joining Job – Starting Work Auspicious Dates and Time in January 2016

There are certain auspicious or good date and time for joining job or starting work in January 2016 as per Hindu calendar and panchang. You should avoid Rahu Kalam (which is there daily) while joining new job in January 2016. The dates are based on India Standard Time.
Good dates in January 2016 for Joining Job
January 1 after 8:30 AM
January 2
January 3 January 4 till 4:00 PM
January 10 after 9:45 AM January 11
January 17 till 11:50 PM
January 20 after 10:45 AM January 21 good till 8:15 PM January 25 January 28
January 29
January 30 good till 5:05 PM January 31
Bad dates in January 2016 – You should avoid these dates for Joining Job –   January 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, and January 27

Please note that there is Kharmas till January 15, 2016 in North India. If you are following Kharmas then the dates before January 15 are not applicable. Kharmas is not followed in Southern, western and eastern parts of India.

Mal Maas 2015

Mal Maas, also known as Adhik Maas, is the extra month added to a Hindu lunar calendar once in 32 months to make the lunar calendar similar to the solar calendar. Mal Maas 2015 is from June 17 to July 16. Astronomically Mal Maas is known as Intercalary month.
Please note that in some regions Kharmas is also referred as Mal Maas - December 16, 2015 to January 14, 2016. (You can read about Kharmas here).

The month is known as Mal Maas (waste month) as the sun did not enter any rashis during Mal Maas and people considered it inauspicious and hence referred to it as waste.

Legend has it that Mal Maas did not like it being referred as waste and complained to Vishnu, who renamed the month as Purushottam Maas. The Mal Maas is thus dedicated to Sri Krishna and is considered ideal for all sort of Spiritual activities.
Why Mal Maas?

The Hindu lunar calendar, which has been around for a very long time, even long before the solar calendar, is based on the moon’s rotation around the Earth. The lun…

Story of Jambul Fruit and Draupadi

The story of Jambul fruit happens during the 13-year exile of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata. Draupadi, the wife of Pandavas, once saw an unusually big Jambul fruit on a tree. A Saint had already reserved that fruit so that he could break his fast of 12 years with it. Unknowingly, Draupadi plucked the fruit. Sri Krishna who happened to see this told Draupadi about the Saint and that he might curse Draupadi and Pandavas.



Draupadi then asked Sri Krishna for a solution. Sri Krishna told her that if she is hiding a truth from her husbands and if she reveals it, then the fruit will go back to its original position.

Draupadi then went to the five Pandava brothers and told them that I love five of you but there is a sixth one I admire and regret not marrying. Karna, the son of Charioteer and the ally of Duryodhana.

During her Swayamvar (marriage), Draupadi had not allowed Karna to take part in the competition citing his caste and lineage. Charioteer Radha had found Karna floating in a ba…

Story of the Birth of Ayyappa

As per Hinduism, Ayyappa was born as a result of a union between Mohini (avatar of Vishnu) and Shiva. Part of the story of the birth of Ayyappa is found in the Srimad Bhagavad Puran.
Legend has it that demon Mahishi got the boon that she will be killed only a child born from the union of Shiva and Vishnu. Mahishi, who believed that she is invincible and immortal, inflicted terror in the world.
Vishnu then took Mohini Avatar to distribute the nectar received after the churning of ocean and to save Devas from the tyranny of demons. Mohini also rescued Shiva from demon Bhasmasur.
Shiva who heard about the beauty of Mohini wished to see it. Vishnu then appeared before Shiva as Mohini. On seeing the divine beauty, Mohini, Shiva instantly fell in love with her which finally resulted in the birth of a child through the thigh of Vishnu. This child was Lord Ayyappa.
In due course of time of Ayyappa annihilated demon Mahishi.

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Which day to wear gomed?

As per Hindu astrology and auspicious stone related studies there is a specific day to wear a particular gemstone or Navratna or birthstone. The day to wear Gomed or Gomedh is Saturday or Wednesday.
This is the day suggested by majority of astrologers and texts that deal with birth stones.
As the stone is associated with Rahu – the day most auspicious for the planet is Saturday and Wednesday.

Color Fading – What if the color of Birthstone – Navratna – Gemstone fades? – Is it good omen or bad?

Color fading of birthstone or Navratna or gemstone is considered a good omen in Hindu astrology. A fading Navratna should not be discarded.
As per astrology, a fading stone indicates that the bad planet or period is subdued. It means that the stone has successfully mitigated the malefic period.
But if the stone was worn for desire fulfillment then fading on it indicates that the desire will not be fulfilled with the particular stone. You will need to look for a more powerful option.

Hessonite Ring Finger – On Which Finger should one wear Hessonite Stone?

Hessonite is associated with Rahu or Dragon’s head. There is a doubt as to on which finger should one wear Hessonite ring. The Hessonite ring should be worn on the middle finger.
Wearing the Hessonite with ring on middle finger helps people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.

Hessonite Wearing Mantra – The Mantra to Be Chanted While Wearing Hessonite Ring

There is a mantra to be chanted while wearing Hessonite ring as per Hindu astrology and navratna studies. It should be chanted before wearing Hessonite ring. The Hessonite wearing mantra is
Om Bhraang Bhreeng Bhraung Sah Rahve Namah.
The mantra is dedicated to Rahu or dragon’s head

Hessonite should be used with Ashtadatu or combination of eight metals. It will help in attaining wealth, name, fame, honor and good health. Chanting the mantra and wearing the Hessonite ring will help in curing skin and heart related diseases.

Birthstone – Navratna – Gemstone is lost or stolen – Is it bad or good omen?

If a Navratna, or gemstone or birthstone is lost or stolen then it is considered a good omen in Hindu Astrology. There is nothing bad about a lost gemstone. This is strictly for those who wear ring for overcoming bad positioning of planets or navgrahas in horoscope.
It is believed that a lost Navratna indicates malefic impact of the planet in horoscope is over.
But if the stone was worn for desire fulfillment then losing of it indicates that the desire will not be fulfilled with the particular stone. You will need to look for a more powerful option.

How long should one wear birthstone or gemstone or Navratna ring?

Many devotees have doubt regarding how long should one wear birthstone or gemstone or Navratna ring. All birthstones start yielding results after 43 days but their good yield will last only for three years. Therefore the stone ring should be either donated to somebody or it should be worn after sometime – that is one should keep it away for sometime before wearing it again.
If the desired result has been achieved or the bad period is over then the ring should be removed.
Heera or diamond should never be changed or removed as they are forever.

Why wearing Birthstone or Gemstone or Navratna in a ring is more beneficial than locket or bracelet?

As per Hindu astrology and believes wearing a birthstone or gemstone or Navratna in a ring is more beneficial than wear it in locket or bracelet. The ring is better because the stone in the ring touches the skin on the finger and it directly connects to the brain. As it touches the skin of our finger the positive energies emitted by it causes positive impact on brain because the nerves of our fingers have direct connection with our brain.
Astrological rings have found to be more beneficial than studs, bracelets, lockets and chains.

Duration of Remedies and Fasting in Hindu Astrology

Many people have doubts regarding how long show dosha remedies and fast associated with bad planets in horoscope. As per most astrological texts duration of majority of remedies is 40 days.
All types of pujas, yagyas, and mantra japa start giving results after 40 to 43 days. That is why all these remedies are performed for 43 days.
If the problem is serious then the remedies should be performed in specific intervals.
Gemstones, crystals, Yantra, rudraksha all start giving good results after 43 days.
During the 43 days there should be no break in the puja and rituals.

Siddhi and Riddhi – the wives of Hindu God Ganesha – The Story of How Ganesh Got Married?

In some Hindu cultures, Hindu God Ganesh is considered to be a bachelor. But there are some cultures in which he is a family man. Siddhi and Riddhi are the wives of Hindu God Ganesha. There is an interesting story which narrates how Ganesh Got Married.

As Ganesha had an elephant-head no girl was ready to marry him. While all other gods had a consort he did not have one and this angered Ganesha. He started creating problems in the marriages of Devas (demigods). He asked rats to dig up holes on the path through which wedding procession of any Deva would go to the bride’s house.

The Devas faced innumerable problems in their weddings. Fed up with the activities of Ganesha, the Devas complained to Brahma, who agreed to solve the problem.

To please Ganesha, Brahma created two beautiful women named Riddhi (wealth and prosperity) and Siddhi (intellectual and spiritual powers). Brahma gave them in marriage to Ganesha.

From that day onwards whoever pleases Ganesha also gets the blessings of S…

Brahma Paribartan During Nabakalebara – Changing the soul of Lord Jagannath's Present Murti

Brahma Paribartan during Nabakalebara 2015 was held during the midnight of June 15 – June 16, 2015. Brahma Paribartan is the changing of the soul from the old Lord Jagannath murti to the new murti. The change of Brahma takes place at midnight. No one is allowed to watch the ritual. In fact electricity is cut during the ceremony in the city of Puri. The ritual takes place in pitch darkness.
During the Brahma Paribartan, the old Pati Mohapatra priest of the temple shifts the Brahma from old idol to the new ones. After Brahma Paribartan, the new idols get ‘lives’ and are adorned with Pata Bastra and gold ornaments known as Saptabharan or Banaklagi 'Brahma Paribartan' is the most important ritual of Nabakalebara Festival which is being held after a gap of 19 years.

Brahma Paribartan of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshan were held on the mid night of June 15.
The old idols of the Lords will be buried inside the Koeli Baikuntha within the temple premises …

What if Birthstone – Navratna – Gemstone is broken or develops a crack? – Is it good omen or bad?

Breaking of birthstone or Navratna or gemstone is considered a bad omen in Hindu astrology. A broken or cracked birthstone should be discarded.
As per astrology, a cracked stone indicates that the bad planet or period is very powerful. Various other methods should be attempted to overcome the influence of the bad planet.
But if the stone was worn for desire fulfillment then crack on it indicates that the desire will not be fulfilled with the particular stone. You will need to look for a more powerful option.

June 2017 Engagement – Good date for engagement in June 2017

Engagement is one of the most important ceremonies before marriage. Here are the good dates for engagement in June 2017. The entire day is auspicious for the purpose. Please note that the dates are based on Hindu calendar and Panchang.
Good date for engagement in June 2017
June 2 June 3
June 5 is good after 9:45 AM June 6 June 8 is good till 4:15 PM June 10 June 11
June 12 is good till 12:15 PM June 13 June 15
June 16 is good after 5:20 PM June 17 June 18
June 19 is good till 2:15 PM June 20 June 21 is good till 1:25 PM June 25
June 26
June 28 June 30 is good till 5:55 PM

Aslesha Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Ashlesha Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Aslesha Nakshatra born male is that they will know how to get their things done. Another important character of the birth star is that they will have deep knowledge of a subject. Other Aslesha Nakshatra male Characteristics are given below:
Good communication skill. Courage to indulge in many activities. Will give prime importance to morality. Will be short tempered Might not remember people who had helped them. Will be proud of their physical strength. Will have healthy children. Will be of supportive nature. Spouse will be from a rich family

Pushya Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Pushya Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Pushya Nakshatra born male is that they will be religious. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be highly intelligent. Other Pushya Nakshatra male Characteristics are given below:
Will respect teachers.
Will be devotional
Will be highly optimistic.
Will show courage to face tense situations.
Keen interest in science and arts
Will be a good debater.
Will help relatives.
Good in handling wealth
Will have independent opinion.

Punarvasu Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Punarvasu Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Punarvasu Nakshatra born male is that they will always put on a happy face. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be kind and humble. Other Punarvasu Nakshatra male Characteristics are given below:
Will try to put a brave face during adversity.
Will be interested in spiritual matters
Will have respect for parents and elders.
Will have good healthy children.
Keen interest in charity and helping others.
Interest in art and music.
Might not make quick decisions.

Mata Amritanandamayi on Karmic Cycle

Many children come to me and say, “In this life we have not done anything wrong, yet we are struggling just to get by. Our neighbors, on the other hand, are constantly doing wrong. They don’t even pray, and yet they are thriving. We have lost faith in God.”
Children you should think like this.
Some people in their previous lives, have deposited a large amount of good deeds into the bank of karma. So until their remaining karmic savings are not exhausted, they will experience prosperity and comfort.
However, others come into this life like those who have taken a loan. They now have to repay their loans. So, they will have to experience the results of their prarabhda karma, fated experiences coming as a result of past deeds, in this life time till those loans are repaid.
So it is because of all these factors that some experience joy and others difficulties in life.
Life doesn’t simply end like that.
Karma is cyclic. Mata Amritanandamayi
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When should one change birthstone or Navratna or gemstone?

As per Hindu astrology, a birthstone or Navratna or gemstone should be changed once in three years. The old one should be donated. Another option is to keep it away for sometime and wear it again for another three years.
If the desired result has been achieved or the bad period is over then the ring should be removed and donated to a person.

Kannada Adhik Ashada Masa 2015 – Adhika Ashada Masam in in Kannada Calendar

There is an Adhik Ashada Masa in Kannada calendar in June - July 2015. This extra month is a unique feature in Hindu lunar calendars which happens mostly once in 2.5 years. Kannada Adhik Ashada Masam 2015 is from June 17 to July 16. The extra month is dedicated to Lord Krishna. 
Sankatahara Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on July 5 – Moonrise is between 9:44 and 9:58 PM – Indian standard time.
Kannada Adhik Ashada Masa 2015 Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Adhik Ashada Masa Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from June 17 to July 2
Adhik Ashada Masa Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from July 3 to July 16

Yogini Ekadasi Vrat Katha – Story associated with Yogini Ekadashi

Yogini Ekadasi is observed during the waning phase of moon in the month of June or July. The story associated with Yogini Ekadashi was told to Yudhisthira by Lord Krishna. Legend has it that Kuvera, the King of Alakapuri, was a devotee of Lord Shiva and his gardener Hema Mali, a Yaksha, provided the flowers for the daily Shiva puja performed by the king.
Hema used to collects flowers from the ManasarovarLake and used to provide it to the King. Hema had a beautiful wife named Visalakshi and he was very attached to her. One day, Hema forgot to provide the flowers for the daily Shiv puja of the king and instead he stayed with his wife.
The king send a messenger to find out why he did not receive the flowers for puja and discovered that Hema was spending time with his wife instead of collecting flowers.
Hema was immediately summoned to the court. He pleaded for forgiveness. But the king cursed Hema that he will be afflicted with white leprosy. He was cursed for forgetting his duty and in…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 16, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (Today) – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 7:08 PM on June 16. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 16, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 5:50 AM on June 16. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 5:47 PM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya. Halharini Amavas
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