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Tamil Marriage Dates 2016 – Vivaham or Kalyanam Muhuratam as Per Tamil Calendar and Panchangam in 2016

Tamil Marriage Dates in 2016 are based on Panchang and calendars followed in Tamil Nadu. This Tamil Vivaha or Kalyanam Muhuratam is based on traditional Tamil Panchang 2016and calendars including the famous Pambu Panchangam and popular calendars. The time is based on India Standard Time.

January 2016 Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Friday, January, 2016

February 2016 Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Friday, February 5, 2016 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Friday, February 12, 2016 Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Friday, February 19, 2016 Friday, February 26, 2016

March 2016 Sunday, March 6, 2016 Monday, March 7, 2016 Thursday, March 10, 2016 Friday, March 11, 2016 Friday, March 18, 2016 Friday, March 25, 2016

April 2016 Monday, April 4, 2016 Monday, April 11, 2016 Monday, April 25, 2016 Friday, April 29, 2016

May2016 Monday, May 2, 2016 Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Monday, May 9, 2016 Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Thursday, May 12, 2016 Thursday, May 19, 2016 Thursday, May 26, 2016

June 2016 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 …

Story of Trita and Saraswati River

Story of Trita and Saraswati River is found in the Shalya Parva of the Mahabharat. Tirta lived during the Vedic era and he was the youngest son of a Sage.

The young boy was wise and learned. He earned the respect of all and adulation of his parents. His elder brothers were jealous of his name and fame.

After the death of their father, Trita and his elder brothers decided to perform a yajna or sacrifice. They went to the forest to gather the materials required for the yajna.

The jealous and cunning brothers took this opportunity to get rid of Trita. They threw him into a deep well, which had no water in it. As the forest was uninhabited by human beings, his cry for help went unanswered. But the young boy did not lose hope.

Trita was learned and deeply religious and spiritual. He sat in meditation in the deep well and performed manasa yajna, or mental sacrifice,. The gods were pleased by his yajna.
Saraswati River flowed into the well and filled it water so that young Trita could come…

Mukkoti Dwadashi 2017 date – Mukkoti Dwadasi

Mukkoti Dwadashi is observed in the Dhanurmasa and is an auspicious day at the TirumalaTirupatiBalajiTemple. Mukkoti Dwadashi 2017 date is December 30. It is observed on the 12th or Dwadasi day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon (December/January) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Legend has it that on the Mukkoti Dwadasi day the 30 million teerthas, or sacred rivers and other holy water bodies, merge with Swami Pushkarini pond at Tirumala Tirupati.

It is believed that bathing on the Mukkoti Dwadashi day at Swami Pushkarini is equivalent to bathing in all the sacred teerthas in the world like Ganga, Yamuna, Manasarovar, Kaveri etc.

Mukkoti means 3 crore (30 million) and it refers to the number of sacred water bodies around the world.

Mukkoti Dwadashi is observed the day after the famous Vaikunta Ekadasi.

Sree Pattalil Muthuvana Bhagavathy Temple Festival near Chelavoor

Sree Pattalil Muthuvana Bhagavathy Temple is located near Chelavoor in Kozhikode, Kerala. The annual temple festival is observed in Makaram month. Hundreds of people participate in the various rituals organized in the temple during the period. Sree Pattalil Muthuvana Bhagavathy Temple Festival 2016 date is January 16.

It is a small but beautiful shrine and the temple is also known as Muthuvana Kavu.

Various rituals and festivities are observed during the period.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Chittamveedu Bhagavathi Temple Festival near Kozhikode

Chittamveedu Bhagavathi Temple is located near Kozhikode in Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is organized during the yearly Prathishta anniversary day. Chittamveedu Bhagavathi Temple festival 2016 date is January 16.

The festival is observed in Makaram month.

Various rituals and festivities are observed during the period.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Idimuzhikkal Mahaganapathy Temple Festival – Prathishta Utsavam at Maha Ganapathy Temple in Idimuzhikkal

Idimuzhikkal Maha Ganapathy Temple is located near Chelembra in Malappuram District in Kerala. The annual festival in the temple is organized during the yearly Prathishta anniversary day. Idimuzhikkal Mahaganapathy Temple festival 2016 date is January 16.

The festival is observed in Makaram month.

Various rituals and festivities are observed during the period.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Tholpavakoothu Festival at Cherpulassery Puthanalkkal Bhagavathy Temple

Cherpulassery Puthanalkkal Bhagavathy Temple is located at Cherpulassery near Ottapalam in Kerala. This ancient temple is noted for its unique rituals and festivities. Cherpulassery Puthanalkkal Bhagavathy Temple Tholpavakoothu Festival date is January 16. It is observed in Makaram month.

Tholpavakoothu Festival at Cherpulassery starts the Pooram season in Valluvanad region of Kerala.

Tholpavakoothu or puppet show is a unique aspect and is observed only in some rare temples in Kerala.
Various other festivities are also observed during the period.

Thycattussery Punnakizhil Bhagavathy Temple Festival – Thaikkattussery Ashwathy Arattu Mahotsavam

Thycattussery Punnakizhil Bhagavathy temple festival is observed in Makaram month. Hundreds of people participate in the various rituals. Ashwathy nakshatram day in Makaram month is the most important day during the festival. Thycattussery Punnakizhil Bhagavathy temple festival date is January 16.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
This once in a year ritual attracts of devotees from far and nearby places.

Beypore Nediyal Bhagavati Temple Festival – Kuttuguruthi and Ottanaivedyam

Beypore Nediyal Bhagavati Temple is located at Beypore in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavati. The shrine attracts hundreds of devotees during the Kuttuguruthi and Ottanaivedyam ritual observed in Makaram month. Beypore Nediyal Bhagavati Temple Festival Kuttuguruthi 2016 date is January 15. Ottanaivedyam will be observed on January 16. Ashtabandakalasham and Renovation puja will be held on January 29.

The rituals observed in the temple are ancient and are associated with Tantric and Shakti cult.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.
This once in a year ritual attracts of devotees from far and nearby places.

Kadakkad Sree Bhadrakali Temple Pongala near Pandalam

Kadakkad Sree Bhadrakali Temple is located at Kadakkad near Pandalam. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The annual Pongala festival attracts hundreds of women devotees to the shrine. Kadakkad Sree Bhadrakali Temple Pongala 2017 date is January .

'Pongala' ritual comprises of preparing ‘prasad’ for the deity outside the shrine. Women cook rice and jaggery in earthen pots and they offer it to the Goddess. They also cook different type of sweet dishes – called ‘mandaputtu,’ ‘appam,’ ‘therali’ – made out of rice powder and jaggery. Coconut tree fronds are used to cook the ‘prasad.’

The temple is decorated during the period with natural materials.
Holy fire from the temple is take out to start the fire for cooking Pongala.

Parasseri Mookambika Temple Festival in Palakkad

Parasseri Mookambika Temple is located near Palakkad in Kerala. The temple is located in Parasseri village around 20 km from Palakkad. The annual temple festival begins in Makaram Month. Parasseri Mookambika Temple Festival 2016 date is January 15. The Thalappoli ritual will be observed on January 22.

Parasseri Mookambika Temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.
The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Mannanthala Keraladithyapuram Nagaraja Temple Festival

Mannanthala Keraladithyapuram Nagaraja Temple is located in Trivandrum. It is around 7 km from Trivandrum town. The annual temple festival begins in Makaram Month. Mannanthala Keraladithyapuram Nagaraja Temple 2016 date is January 15.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Hundreds of people arrive on the day to witness various rituals and festivities.

The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Gomata Yatra at Batwadi Budurk near Balapur in Akola

Batwadi Bk Gomata Yatra is observed in Paush month. It is the annual fair and festival at Batwadi Budurk in Balapur in Akola. Hundreds of people arrive from nearby towns and villages to participate in the yatra. Gomata Yatra 2017 date is December 25.

The festival is noted for a fair. Agricultural products, utensils and toys are sold during the fair.
Gomata Yatra at Batwadi Budurk is annually observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Karanje Khandoba Yatra near Khanapur in Sangli District of Maharashtra

Karanje Khandoba Yatra is annually organized in Paush month at Karanje village near Khanapur in Sangli District of Maharashtra. Hundreds of people arrive to witness the jatra and festival at the Khandoba temple here. Karanje Khandoba Yatra 2017 date is December 25.

Khandoba Mandir at Karanje attracts devotees from nearby villages and town. The annual yatra is famous for its unique rituals.

The temple is lavishly decorated on the occasion with flowers, leaves, lamps  and lights.
Karanje Khandoba Yatra is annually observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ganesh Yatra Siddapur at Mangalwedha in Solapur

Ganesh Yatra Siddapur is observed in Paush month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Siddapur Ganesh Temple at Mangalwedha in Solapur. Hundreds of people arrive from nearby towns and villages to participate in the yatra. Ganesh Yatra Siddapur 2017 date is December 25.

The festival is noted for a fair. Agricultural products, utensils and toys are sold during the fair.
Ganesh Yatra Siddapur is annually observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Siddharameshwar Yatra at Sonalagi near Jath in Sangli

Siddharameshwar Yatra is annually observed in Paush Month. It is the fair and festival observed in Siddharameshwar Temple at Sonalagi near Jath in Sangli. Siddharameshwar Yatra 2018 date is January 14.

The annual jatra attracts hundreds of devotees. People also flock to the fair and festival organized during the period.

Various rituals are performed on the day.
Siddharameshwar Yatra is annually observed on Makar Sankranti day as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Siddheshwar Yatra at Ainapur in Athani Belgaum

Ainapur Siddheshwar Yatra is annually observed in Paush Month. It is the fair and festival observed in Sidhheshwar Temple at Ainapur near Athani in Belgaum. Ainapur Siddheshwar Yatra 2018 date is January 14.
Ainapur Siddheshwar Yatra attracts hundreds of devotees. People also flock to the fair and festival organized during the period.
Various rituals are performed on the day. The yatra is also referred as Siddheshwar Naivedh Yatra.
Siddheshwar Yatra is annually observed on Makar Sankranti day as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.

Swami Swanand Giri Punyaithi at Kherdi near Chiplun in Maharashtra

Swami Swanand Giri Punyaithi is observed in Paush month. It is the death anniversary of Swami Swanand Giri and is of importance at Kherdi near Chiplun in Maharashtra. The sacred place associated with the pious soul is located here. Swami Swanand Giri Punyaithi 2017 date is December 25.

Hundreds of devotees participate in the various programs organized on the day by followers of Swami Swanand Giri. Prayer meetings and charity work are held on the day.
Swami Swanand Giri Punyaithi is annually observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Hindu Temples and Sacred Places in Uttar Pradesh to Have Holy Trees Planted

Holy Trees mentioned in various Hindu scriptures will be planted in HinduTemples and Sacred Places in Uttar Pradesh. The government is planning to plant trees like Ashok, Parijat, Kadamb that are mentioned in Mahabharata, Ramayan and Puranas.  Times of India reportsThe Uttar Pradesh government has embarked on a tree plantation drive in the state's religious sites, keeping mythology and folklore as the motif.In districts with established religious "parikramas" like the 'Govardhan Parikrama' in Mathura, 'panch-kosi' and 'chaudah (14) kosi' parikrama in Ayodhya in Faizabad district, Naimisharanya along the banks of Gomti in Sitapur and 'parikrama-marg' between 'Vindhyavasini', 'Kali Khoh' and 'Ashtabhuja' temple in Mirzapur, trees with religious and mythological connect are being planted.The government will seek help of local saints and seers in getting the vacant land where the `revered' and mythologically-relevan…

Ashlesha Nakshatra 2016 Predictions – Birth Star Aslesha Astrology Predictions in 2016

In 2016, Ashlesha Nakshatra will have a mixed year with progress in career. Theft or loss of valuable items or documents. Foreign travel. Astrology Predictions for Aslesha Birth Star for 2016 is given below:  March, April, July, September, November and December are good for Aslesha Nakshatram. January, May and October 2016 are neither good nor bad. February, June and August are bad months. Ashlesha Nakshatra is the 9th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. Aslesha Nakshatra is in Karka Rashi or Karkidaka Kurru (Cancer Zodiac) as per Hindu moon astrology and traditional panchang calendar.

Career - You will have difference of opinion with management and senior people. Colleagues will be of help. Promotion or new job with better position. Those looking for a job will face some initial difficulties but if you are determined and if you do not give up then you will soon reap success. Opportunity for foreign travel. Writers will have a good year.

Finance - Financial…

Importance of Dhanurmasa – The Holiness of Dhanur Masam

Dhanurmasa which falls from mid December to mid January is considered as Shooonya Masam or Kharmas. Dhanurmasa 2017 -2018 begins on December 16, 2017 and ends on January 13, 2018. The period is considered inauspicious in some regions. Only prayers and godly functions are performed during the period. The importance of Dhanurmasa is mentioned in the Dhanurmasa Mahatmya of Pancharatragama, Agneya Purana and also in a scripture called Smruti Muktavali.

Worship of Lord Vishnu during the morning hours in Dhanurmasa is considered highly auspicious. Vishnu Sahasranama is chanted during the period. Other important mantras chanted are those dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi.
The most popular offering made to Lord Vishnu in the month is Moong dal.

There is a belief that worshiping Lord Vishnu on a single day during Dhanurmasam is equal to worshiping him for thousands of years.

In Pancharatragama, the greatness of Dhanurmasa is presented in 4 chapters, as a conversation between Lord Vishnu in the fo…

How to Realize God? – Swami Sivananda

God is a question of supply and demand. If you really yearn for His Darshan, He will reveal Himself to you in an instant.
You need neither art nor science, neither study nor erudition for God-realization, but faith, purity and devotion.
Combine all the love you cherish towards all worldly objects — wife, children, wealth, property, relatives, and friends— and then apply this combined love towards God. You will realize in this very second.
To serve God and Mammon at the same time is impossible. You cannot enjoy the bliss of the Self and the sensual pleasure in the same cup. You cannot have light and darkness at the same time. The Lord demands your whole heart.
Reduce yourself into zero before God. Only then, will God completely take care of and guide you. Only then, surrender becomes complete.
Forget your own interests, your own longings, your own desires. You will attain the bliss of the Supreme Self.
Crucify, sacrifice the lower self, if you wish to have union with God.
Empty your e…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 9, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the dark phase of moon till 1:16 PM on December 9. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is December 9, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatra till 10:51 AM on December 9. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 4:22 PM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the dark phase of moon in Margashirsh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jhar…

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