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Hal Shasti 2017 Date - Hala Sashti Dedicated to Balaram in 2017

Hal Shasti, also known as Hala Sasti, is dedicated to Hindu God Balaram, the elder brother of Lord Krishna. Hal Shasti 2017 date is August 13. In some regions it is marked on September 3. It is observed on the sixth day during the Krishna Paksha or dark phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. Hala or plough is the weapon of Balaram and the popular belief is that He appeared on this day on earth.

Pujas and prayers are offered to Lord Balaram on the day. A partial fasting is undertaken on the day.

Most people, mainly married women, only consume buffalo milk and curd on the day in some regions. Worship is performed for a peaceful life and for the welfare of the children.

A designated place is plastered with cow dung and branches of trees like ber, gular, and palash are planted and worshipped on the day.

Unmarried women undertake Chandr Shasti Vrat on the day.

The day is also observed as Balaram Jayanti in some regions.

Vetticode Temple Timings

Vetticode Sree Nagaraja Temple is dedicated to Nagas or Serpents and is located on Kayamkulam – Adoor Road in Alleppy District in Kerala. Below is the Vetticode Temple Timings in detail. Opening and closing time is strictly followed in the temple and is only extended during important festivals and rituals.
Vetticode Temple Timings
6:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday to Saturday. 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Sunday.
There is no puja and the shrine remains closed in the evening on all days.
In the evening only lamps are lit in the temple.

Ayilyam Festival at Thali Temple in Angadipuram in Kerala – Angadipuram Thali Mahadeva Temple Ayilyam Nakshatram Rituals

Ayilyam Nakshtram or birth star in Kanni Masam, as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala, is of great significance at Thali Temple in Angadipuram, which has a sacred place designated for Nagas or Serpents. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. Thali Mahadeva Temple is at Angadipuram in Kerala. Ayilyam Festival at Thali Temple in 2017 is October 14.

The offerings made on the day include Noorum Pallum and Kadali Pazham. Special nagapuja are performed at the special place dedicated to Sarpa or Nagas here.

It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day.
Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Mallappuram and Kozhikode to offer prayers at the temple.

Mammiyur Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Darshan Time at Mammiyoor Mahadeva Temple

Mammiyur Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located near Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple in Kerala. Below is the Mammiyur temple timings in detail with all opening and closing time. The darshan time in the temple will be extended during festivals and rituals. During grahanam or eclipse the shrine remains closed. Mammiyur Temple Morning Timings - 4:45 AM to 12:30 PM 4:45 AM – Temple opens Entry for darshan - Nirmalyam, Vakacharthu, Oil abhishekam, Malarnivedyam 5:00 AM – Ganapathy Homam 6:45 AM to 7:45 AM – Rigveda Dara of Vishnu and Shiva 8:00 AM – Ushapooja, Nivedyam 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Maha mrithyunjaya Homa, Karuka Homa, Thila Homa, Ayushya Homa, Rahu Pooja, Naga Pooja, Rakshassu Pooja. 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM – Noon Pujas
Temple Closed – 12:30 PM to 4:45 PM Mammiyur Temple Morning Timings - 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM 4:45 PM – Temple opens for evening poojas 6:00 PM - Deeparadhana, Arathi 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Uma Maheswara Pooja, Bhagavathy Seva, Dambathy Pooja 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Athazha Po…

Ayilyam Festival at Mammiyur Temple in Kerala – Mammiyoor Mahadeva Temple Ayilyam Nakshatram Rituals

Ayilyam Nakshtram or birth star in Kanni Masam as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala is of great significance at Mammiyur Temple, which has a place designated for Nagas or Serpents. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located near Guruvayur in Kerala. Mammiyur Temple Ayilyam Festival 2017 is October 14.

The offerings made on the day include Noorum Pallum and Kadali Pazham. Special nagapuja and also sarpabali are offered in the Naga shrine here.

It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day.
Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Kerala to offer prayers at the temple.

Ayilyam Festival at Veliyam Anchumoorthi Temple in Kerala

Ayilyam Nakshtram in Kanni Masam as per Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala is of great significance at Veliyam Anchumoorthi Temple, which has a place designated for Nagas or Serpents. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located at Veliyam village near Kottarakara in Kerala. Veliyam Anchumoorthi Temple Ayilyam festival 2017 is October 14.

The offerings made on the day include Noorum Pallum and Kadali Pazham.

It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day.
Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Kollam and Pathanamthitta to offer prayers at the temple.

Ayilyam Festival at Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

Ayilyam Nakshtram in Kanni Masam is of great significance at Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, which has a place designated for Nagas or Serpents. On this day, special rituals and pujas dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi are performed. The shrine is located at East Fort in Trivandrum. Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple Ayilyam festival 2017 is October 14.
The offerings made on the day include Noorum Pallum and Kadali Pazham.
It is considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas by performing pujas on the day.
Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Trivandrum to offer prayers at the temple.

Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple Timing – Opening and Closing and Darshan Time at Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, Trivandrum

Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha and is located at East Fort in Trivandrum. Below is the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple Timing in detail. Please note the opening and closing time and darshan period will be extended or curtailed during certain festivals and rituals. The temple will remain closed during graham or eclipse.
Morning Darshan Time at Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
4:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Evening darshan time – 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Please note that as the temple is located on the busy street junction, devotees can be seen offering prayers throughout the day.

Ayilyam Festival and Rituals at Puthukulam Nagaraja Temple

Ayilyam Nakshtram in Kanni Masam is of great significance at Puthukulam Nagaraja Temple. On this day special rituals and pujas are held at the temple dedicated to Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. The shrine is located near Thodupuzha in Kerala. Puthukulam Nagaraja Temple Ayilyam festival 2017 is October 14.
The offering made on the day include Noorum Pallum and Kadali Pazham.
It is considered highly meritorious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas.
Thousands of devotees arrive from various parts of Idukki District to offer prayers here.

Pambummekkattu Mana Ayilyam Festival

The Ayilyam Nakshtram in Kanni Masam is of great significance at Pambummekkattu Mana. On this day special rituals and pujas are held at this sacred place dedicated to Nagas or Seprents at Vadama Village near Mala in Thrissur, Kerala. Pambummekkattu Mana Ayilyam festival 2017 date is October 14.
The offering made on the day include Noorum Pallum and Kadali Pazham.
It is considered highly meritorious to offer prayers to Nagas or Snakes on the day. It is believed that people get relief from Naga Doshas.
Thousands of devotees from various parts of Kerala arrive in the shrine on the day.

Story of Origin of Pravara River in Maharashtra – A tributary of Godavari River

Story of origin of PravaraRiver is associated with Sage Agastya. PravaraRiver is a tributary of GodavariRiver and it flows through the western parts of Maharashtra.
Legend has it that Sage Agastya was performing severe Tapas. He managed to survive only on air and water. He performed this intense austerity for very long time.
Bhagavan Shiva was greatly pleased by the devotion of Sage Agastya. He appeared and blessed the Sage.
To help Sage Agastya, Shiva left a stream of Holy River Ganga at the spot where Sage Agastya was meditating and the stream is now known as PravaraRiver.

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Karkotaka – The Story of Naga Karkotak

Karkotaka is one of the powerful snakes or Nagas in Hindu tradition with numerous magical powers. His parents were Sage Kashyapa and Kadru. The most popular and important part played by Karkotaka in Hindu mythology is in the story of Nala and Damayanti. The descendants of Karkotaka Naga are today settled in Rajasthan and are known as Katewa.
Legend has it that once Karkotaka had cheated Sage Narada and the angry sage cursed him that he will become immobile – he cannot move his body. The sage then predicted that he will be relieved of his curse by Nala.
Nala was the king of Nishadha kingdom and he was married to the beautiful Damayanti. But unfortunately Nala was possessed by Demon Kali and he took advantage of his weakness for gambling. Nala lost his kingdom to his brother in a game of dice.
Nala then took refuge in the forest and once happened to find Karkotaka engulfed in a wild forest fire. The snake was unable to move due to the curse of Sage Narada. Nala saved him from the fores…

Tekchand Maharaj Samadhi Divas – Death Anniversary of Tekchand ji Maharaj

Tekchand Maharaj Samadhi Divas is observed in Ashwin month. It is the death anniversary of Tekchandji Maharaj – the divine guru of Damodar Vanmshiya Kshatriya Gujrati Darji samaj. He had taken Samadhi in Karcha in Ujjain District. Tekchand Maharaj Samadhi Divas 2017 date is October 5.

His followers organize various spiritual programs and prayer meeting on the day. Thousands of devotees participate in the various program held across North India.
Tekchand Maharaj Samadhi Divas is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Madhya Pradesh.

Singaji Mela at Nimar – Sant Singaji Maharaj Fair at Piplia

Singaji Mela is observed in Ashwin month. It is fair in honor of Sant Singaji Maharaj, a great poet and saint who lived in the Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh. The fair is organized for 15 days at Piplia. Singaji Mela 2017 date is October 5.

Sant Singaji Maharaj lived during the 15th century and who wrote numerous bhajans. He practiced nirguna form of worship – god with no form.

A temple dedicated to Sant Singaji Maharaj is located at Piplia. Devotees from nearby villages and towns arrive on the occasion of the mela to offer puja.
Singaji Mela at Nimar is organized on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Madhya Pradesh.

Ajmeed Jayanti – Maharaj Ajmeed Birth Anniversary

Ajmeed Jayanti is annually observed in Ashwin month. It the birth anniversary of Maharaj Ajmeed who was a great Kshatriya King. He is the founder of the lineage of Swarnkar Samaj. Ajmeed Jayanti 2017 date is October 5.
He was a great ruler who instilled self-belief and courage in his subjects.



He was the founder of Maidh Kshatriya Swarnakar Community. The community is today spread across Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Various spiritual programs, charity events and prayer meetings are held in many places in North India on the day.
Maharaj Ajmeed Birth Anniversary is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu Lunar Calendar followed in North India.

Bhausaheb Maharaj Ayachith Punyatithi in Nagpur

Bhausaheb Maharaj Ayachith Punyatithi is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is the death anniversary of Bhausaheb Maharaj Ayachith. He spread the teaching of Dharma and truth. The day is of importance to his followers in Nagpur. Bhausaheb Maharaj Ayachith Punyatithi 2017 date is September 27.

His followers organize various spiritual programs and prayer meeting.
Bhausaheb Maharaj Ayachith Punyatithi is annually observed on Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the 12th day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Veer Jiva Mahale Jayanti – Vir Jiva Mahale Birth Anniversary

Veer Jiva Mahale was the bodyguard of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. His Birth Anniversary or Jayanti is annually observed in Bhadarapad month. Jiva Mahale Jayanti 2017 date is September 17.
A great soldier and unsung hero, Jiva Mahale saved Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by killing Bijapur's general Afzal Khan.

Veer Jiva Mahale Jayanti is annually observed on Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the 12th day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Agni Teertham at Rameswaram

Agni Teertham is an important holy place in Rameswaram. It is located 100 meters from the east gopuram of the Rameswaram Temple.

Legend has it that Lord Agni, Hindu God of fire, took holy dip in Teertham after he returned Mata Sita to Lord Ram. (Maya Sita – you can read the story here).



It is believed that taking holy dip in the teertham will help in sin redemption.

Hundreds of devotees take holy dip here daily.
During Thai Amavasi and Aadi Amavasi thousands of devotees visit the Teertham to offer prayers to departed souls.

Refurbishment of the Main Murti in Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum

The main murti of Ananta Padmanabhaswamy in Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple will undergo refurbishment in September 2015. The murti is depicted as sleeping on Ananta Sesha and with one hand in Abhaya Mudra posture. The awe-inspiring murti of Sree Padmanabhaswamy is seen reclined on the mighty five hooded serpent Anantha. The supreme God is in conscious cosmic slumber with the head positioned to the south and the feet to the north. Anantha spreads its hoods above the head of the Idol. From the navel of the Lord emerges a lotus on which Lord Brahma is seated. Just below the stretched right arm of the Lord is the Shiva Linga.
The original murti was of Iluppa wood and it was infused into the present murti by certain complicated religious ritualistic processes. The murti is made up of a highly complex amalgam termed Katusarkarayogam and contains within it 12008 Salagramas collected from the bed of the River Gandaki in Nepal. It is believed that Salagramas represent Lord Vishnu. Twelve Salagra…

Makayiram Nakshatram 2016 Predictions – Makayiram Birth Star or Nakshatra Phalam Astrological Predictions in 2016

In 2016, Makayiram Nakshatram will have a positive year with improvement in social status. Lot of new developments. Detail astrology predictions or phalam for Makayiram Nakshatram in 2016 are given below. February, March, April, June, August, October and December are good months.  January and May 2016 are bad months. July, September and November will see mixed fortune. As per Panchangam, astrology and calendar followed in Hindu tradition, the first half (30 Nazhika) of Makeeyram Nakshatra is in Edavakurru or Vrishaba Rashi (Taurus Zodiac) and the second half (30 Nazhika) is in Mithuna Kurru or Mithuna Rashi (Gemini Zodiac).
Career - Government jobs for some. Those looking for new job will get one in this year especially through your talent and hard work. Promotion and increase in salary. Success in exams and interviews. You will get recognition from government or other authorities. You will get name and fame.
Finance - New source of income. Additional income from abroad. Loans will be …

Kannada Mantra For Good Speech – Prayer Chanted For Good Speech in Kannada Language

Below is a prayer in Kannada language for Good Speech – sweet talking. It can be chanted for improvement of communication skills. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The number of times it is chanted can be decided by the person. It is ideal to chant the mantra in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Telugu Mantra For Good Speech – Prayer Chanted For Good Speech in Telugu Language

Below is a prayer in Telugu language for Good Speech – sweet talking. It can be chanted for improvement of communication skills. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The number of times it is chanted can be decided by the person. It is ideal to chant the mantra in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Tamil Mantra For Good Speech – Prayer Chanted For Good Speech in Tamil Language

Below is a prayer in Tamil language for Good Speech – sweet talking. It can be chanted for improvement of communication skills. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The number of times it is chanted can be decided by the person. It is ideal to chant the mantra in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Thiruvathira Nakshatra 2016 Predictions – Birth Star Tiruvathira Astrological Predictions in 2016

People born in Thiruvathira Nakshatra will have a tough year with trouble related to health and job in 2016. Financial loss. Thiruvathira Nakshatram astrological predictions for 2016 is given below. January, February and December 2016 are both good and bad period. March, April, May, July, August, September and October are bad months. June and November are good months. As per Panchang, astrology and calendar followed in Hinduism, Thiruvathira is in Mithuna Kurru or Mithun Rashi (Gemini Zodiac).

Career - There will some trouble in career. Some of you will decide to start new business or freelancing or self employment. Those looking for new job will find one this year. Avoid confrontation in career related matters. Give your opinion only when needed. Try to be in the good books of seniors and management. Some of you will be awarded for excellence in your field.

Finance - Financial decisions should only be made after doing good research and consulting experts in the field. Loss in stocks a…

Good Date for Travel in July 2017 – Good and Auspicious Dates for Journey in July 2017

Some Hindus look for good date for travels, especially long distance journey, foreign travel, while traveling on plane, train etc. Here are the good and auspicious dates for journey in July 2017 for travels.

July 1 good date after 6:20 PM
July 2 July 3 July 5 July 6 is good till 8:20 AM
July 9 is good till 10:35 AM
July 10 is good after 11:10 AM July 11
July 12 is good after 2:05 PM July 13 July 14
July 15 it is good till 2:30 PM July 16 July 18 good till 8:45 PM July 20 July 24
July 26 is good till 7:25 PM
July 27 is good after 7:00 PM July 28 July 29
July 30 is good till 8:05 AM July 31 is good till 9:35 AM

We stand liberated here and now if we take rest in consciousness after separating body from us – Ashtavakra Samhita

Separating body from you, if you take rest in Consciousness, you stand liberated here and now.
For me, there is no being bound or getting freed. All illusion is unfounded, is at peace. The world exists only in me. But here, in me, there really is no world.
In what you see, just you shine forth, alone. What else but gold shines out in golden ornaments?
This body here shines by my light. It’s shown by me alone. But then, the same is true of everything in the entire universe. Thus, either everything is mine, or otherwise, nothing at all.
You are that being which is perfect: just the same in pain and joy, the same in hope and in despair, the same in living as in dying. Only thus, as perfect being may you come to be dissolved.
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Anant Chaturdashi 2017 date

Anant Chaturdashi is popularly noted for the immersion of Ganesha idols after Vinayaka Chaturthi – Sarvajanik Ganapati Visarjan. It falls on the 14th day of Bhadrapad shukla paksha (waxing phase of moon) in a traditional Hindu calendar. Anant Chaturdashi 2017 date is September 5. Anant Puja is held on the day at homes mainly in Maharashtra. Anantapadamanabha Vrata is observed on the day in South India and is dedicated Lord Vishnu.

On the day Anant Chaturdashi day, devout Hindus in Maharashtra perform Vishnu Puja, Krishna Puja and Satyanarayana Puja.

The puja also consists of Yamuna Puja, Shesha Puja and Anant Puja. Water in a kalash (pot) is assumed to be Yamuna, Shesha is made of grass and Anant consists of 14 knotted threads. The 14-knot thread is known as Ananta Dharam.

The number 14 is of great significance in Anant Chaturthi Puja – during puja 14 flowers, 14 fruits, 14 dry fruits, 14 different types of leaves are offered. The food prepared also consists of 14 types of vegetable…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 2, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of the moon till 2:55 PM on September 2, 2015. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of the moon till 12:40 PM on September 3. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 2, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra till 10:00 AM on September 2. Then onward it is Ashwini Nakshatram till 8:29 AM on September 3.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 10:00 AM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.
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