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Symbolism in Mouse or Mooshika as the Vahana or Vehicle of Lord Ganesha

A rat, referred as Mooshika or Moonjoor, is the Vahana or vehicle of Lord Ganesha. Each deity in the Hindu pantheon as a Vahanam and it carries a symbolic meaning. When a person thinks logically, it is impossible for a mouse to carry Lord Ganesha. But Hinduism depicts a mouse as the vehicle of Lord Ganesha. The mouse is a symbol and contains a hidden truth.
The mouse is a symbol of greed – mice have the tendency to eat whatever it sees, it also has the habit of biting anything and making it not usable. Lord Ganesha controls this aspect in one’s character.
Thus the symbolism of mouse as vehicle of Ganesha teaches us that we should only bite into what we need to suffice our hunger. We should not destroy food. Again we should not go around peeping into other people’s life. Simply going around and passing comments and creating confusion is not a good habit. This habit of human beings is like that of the rat which simply bites on anything that it sees.
Another symbolism indicates that th…

Har Navami

Har Navami is observed during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in the month of Ashada or Har (June – July). Har Navami 2017 date is July 2. It is believed that Mata Sharika appeared on the earth on the day. The day is observed as the birthday or Jayanti of Goddess Sharika. The ritual and festival is great significance in Jammu and Kashmir.

The most famous temple dedicated to Goddess Sharika is located at Hari Parbat in Jammu and Kashmir. The fourth month in a traditional Hindu calendar is Ashada and this is also known as Har.

Mata Sharika is also worshipped as Maha Tripurasundari. She is also known as Chakrishwar as she is worshipped in the form of Sri Chakra at Hari Parbat.

The day is observed as Bhadali Navami in some regions in North India.

Hindu Festivals in July 2015 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in July 2015

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in July 2015 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days in July 2015 are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).
July 1, 2015 – Purnima Vrat July 2 – Purnima July 5 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat July 12 – Ekadasi Fasting July 13 – Praodsh Vrat – Som Pradosh as it is on Monday July 14 – Shiv Chaturdasi Vrat July 15 – Amavasya Shradh July 16 – Amavas – Snan – Dan July 16 – Adik Maas ends on all calendars – Extra month ends. July 17 – Ashada month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat July 17 – Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra July 17 – Aadi month begins in Tamil Calendars July 17 – Karkidaka Masam begins in Kerala Calendars – Ramayana Masam begins July 18 – Shravan month begins in Bengali calendars July 18 – Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra July 21 – Hera Panchami July 22 – Muruga Sashti Fasting July 23 – Vivaswat Saptami July 26 – Ulto Rath – Ret…

Sant Sundarai Sawargaon Utsav at Lasalgaon near Niphad in Nashik District

Sant Sundarai Sawargaon Utsav is annually observed in Ashada month. The fair and festival attracts thousands of people to Sawargaon near Lasalgaon in Niphad in Nashik District. Sant Sundarai Sawargaon Utsav 2017 date is June 29.
The fair is associated with Sant Sundarai.
Sant Sundarai Sawargaon Utsav is annually observed on Ashada Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra in India.

Sant Haribaba Punyatithi at Pandharpur – Sant Hari Baba Death Anniversary

Sant Haribaba Punyatithi is annually observed in Ashada month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Hari Baba, who spread the glory of Lord Vitthal of Pandharpur. Sant Haribaba Punyatithi 2017 date is June 28. The day is of great significance at Pandharpur in Maharashtra.
Followers and Sant Haribaba participate in the various rituals and religious discourses organized on the day.
The punyatithi of the great soul happens when the Pandharpur Yatra is going on.
Sant Haribaba Punyatithi falls on Ashada Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra in India.

Ajaatha Nagalinga Swami Punyatithi – Death Anniversary of Swami Ajata Nagalinga Swami

Ajaatha Nagalinga Swami Punyatithi is annually observed in Ashada month. It is the death anniversary of Ajaatha Nagalinga Swami, who is believed to be an incarnation of Jaganmata. The day is of great importance at Navalagund near Dharwad in Karnataka. Ajaatha Nagalinga Swami Punyatithi 2017 date is June 28.



Ajaatha Nagalinga Swami performed numerous miracles during his life. He travelled across India and spread the teaching of love and peace.
His Samadhi is located at Shri Math situated at Navalagund near Dharwad.
The mutt attracts thousands of devotees.
Special spiritual programs, charity, satsang and religious discourse are held on the the punyatithi day.
Ajaatha Nagalinga Swami Punyatithi falls on Ashada Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka in India.

Naam Saptah at Kadamwadi near Kolhapur

Kadamwadi Naam Saptah is annually held in Ashada. It is the chanting of the names of god for a week. This particular Naam Saptah undertaken at Kadamwadi near Kolhapur attracts hundreds of devotees. Naam Saptah at Kadamwadi in 2017 begins on June 28.
The concept of Naam Saptah was initiated by Shirdi Sai Baba. In this one chants and remembers the name of one’s personal deity.
Naam Saptah at Kadamwadi near Kolhapur is annually held from Ashada Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the 5th day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month for seven days as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Annabua Maharaj Punyatithi at Miraj – Death Anniversary of Annabua Maharaj

Annabua Maharaj Punyatithi is observed in Ashada Month. It is the death anniversary of Annabua Maharaj and is of great importance at Miraj in Maharashtra. Annabua Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is June 27.

Annabua Maharaj was a great saint in the bhakti tradition in Maharashtra. His teachings made people realize the futility of materialistic pursuits.
Miraj in Maharashtra was his center of spiritual activity.

Special spiritual programs are organized on the day at Miraj.


Annabua Maharaj is a manifestation of Guru Dattatreya. Gayan Seva and Puja Seva are performed on every Monday and Thursday. Sadhguru Maharaj, as he is known among devotees, fulfills the wishes of his followers.

A popular text dedicated to Shri Annabua Maharaj is known as Holy Pothi Shri Guru Charitramrut written by Atritanay Keshav Maharaj.

Annabua Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on Ashada Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month as per traditional Hindu lun…

Shiva Sayana Vrat and Chaturdasi

Shiva Sayana Vrata, or Shiva Sayana Chaturdasi, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is observed on the 14th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Ashada Month. In 2017, Shiva Sayana Chaturdashi and Vrata begins on July 8. Some Hindu communities believe that Lord Shiva goes into yoganidra (sleep) during the Chaturmas period, the four holy months in Hinduism, on Shiva Sayana Chaturdasi day.

The Shravan month begins two days after Shiva Sayana Chaturdasi and this is one of the most auspicious periods to perform rituals and pujas dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Shiva Sayana Chaturdashi is quite similar to the Vishnu Sayana, which takes place during the same corresponding period. The belief is that Lord Vishu goes to deep slumber on the Ksheer Sagara during the four months of Chaturmasa.

Shakambari festival 2017 at Vijayawada Kanaka Durga Temple

The annual Shakambari Festival held at the world famous VijayawadaKanakaDurgaTemple in Ashada month will begin on July 6, 2017. During the three-day annual festival, Goddess Durga takes the form of Mother Shakambari - she is adorned with green leaves and vegetables. In 2016, the Shakambari festival is from July 6 to July 9.

It is observed from Ashada Shukla Paksha Trayodasi to Purnima.

Goddess Shakambari Devi is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and is worshipped in many parts of India. It is believed that she feeds those who are hungry with vegetarian food. She is Mother Earth who suffices hunger. Shakambari Ma is known as ‘the bearer of the greens’ – Shaka means vegetables and Amabari means who bears. Goddess Shakambari is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya.

The annual festival in Ashada month is celebrated to propitiate the Goddess for abundant rains, good harvest and for the plentiful yield of vegetables.

Rituals like ‘Chandi Homam’ and ‘Veda Pathanam’ (Recitation of vedas) are obser…

Thriketta Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Thriketta Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Thriketta Nakshatra born Male is that they will be always hard working. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be keen in upholding truth and values. Other Thriketta Nakshatra Male Characteristics are given below:
Will always try to keep their mind calm and happy Will have lot of relatives and friends. Will have a good health. Will become leaders. Will make friends and get things done through sweet talk. Will have good intelligence. Will like to be independent. Will be interested in sex related matters. Will be interested in luxury. Might turn back after reach success point.

Truth brings simplicity – Dadi Janki

Truth brings simplicity.
When we understand the power of truth, life becomes simple. Falsehood only leads to artificiality and complications. If we have the power of truth within us and live with it, then we will never want to show off, nor become dependent on the compliment of others. Then life becomes easy.
If I ever find myself having negative thoughts because of my expectations of others, I should ask myself what I expect from them that I do not have within myself. The more I learn the art of connecting to my own innate truth, the easier it will to keep my life free from complications.
Dadi Janki

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 12, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, July 12, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon till 9:03 AM on July 12. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 12, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is good till 1:00 PM
Nakshatra – Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatra till 2:17 PM on July 12. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Adhik Ashada Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Extra Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakh…

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