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Uttarayan – Uttarayana Punyakalam

Uttarayana, or Uttarayan, marks the beginning of Sun’s northern transit. In 2017, Uttarayan begins on January 14 as per traditional calendars followed in South India. A year in traditional Hindu Solar Calendar is divided into two parts – Uttarayana and Dakshinayana. Uttarayan Punyakalam, a period of six months, begins on Makar Sankranti (January) and is considered highly auspicious. It is believed to be the day time of the Devas and is known as Devayana. Uttarayan also signals the onset of spring throughout the northern hemisphere.

Please not that sun's northern transit or Uttarayana in North Indian calendars begins on December 21, 2016. But Uttarayan festival is observed on January 14.

A human year is believed to be equal to one day of Gods. The six months of Uttarayan is the day time of Gods (Devas). In Uttarayana period the days are longer and the six months is considered highly auspicious part of a year. Marriages, Grihapravesha, Upanayanam, and such other auspicious event a…

Puthukkodu Kottakurumba Temple Karthika Vilakku

Puthukkodu Kottakurumba Temple is located at Ramanattukara in Kerala. The temple is located around 15 km from Kozhikode. The annual Karthika Vilakku in the temple is observed in Makaram month. Puthukkodu Kottakurumba Temple Karthika Vilakku 2016 date is January 19.

The ritual involves lighting of lamps in and around the temple. The ritual is observed on Kartika Nakshatram day in Makaram month.

The temple is decorated aesthetically and traditionally with natural materials for the occasion. Hundreds of people arrive to witness the annual event.
A fair is organized during the period.

Porathur Bhayam Kavu Temple Kala Vela

Porathur Bhayam Kavu Temple Kala Vela is observed in Makara Masam. Kala Vela is a unique ritual held in certain Kerala Temples. This ritual is part of the agrarian economy which sustains religious places. Porathur Bhayam Kavu Temple Kala Vela 2016 date is January 19.


In the Kala Vela ritual, two huge heads of oxen are prepared and they are adorned with temple embellishments. It is then taken out in procession. Several other sculptures of oxen are also made for the procession.
A fair is organized during the period.
Hundreds of people arrive to witness the ritual.

Kantheshwar Mahadev – About Kantheshwar Form of Shiva - 54th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Kantheshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that worshipping Kantheshwar Form of Shiva will help in removal of all troubles.  Worship of this form will help in getting a place near Shiva.
The temple dedicated to Kantheshwar Mahadev is located at Piplinaka.
This form of Shiva is associated with King Satya Vikram.
Kantheshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 54th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.



Story of Kantheshwar Mahadev Legend has it that King Satya Vikram lost his kingdom to enemies and was living in the forest for a long period. One day he happened to meet to Sage Vasishta. When the king narrated his sad tale, the Sage asked him to go to Mahakal Van (present day Ujjain) and meet a holy person who is meditating there.
The king met the holy person. He tried to divert the king’s attention by showing and offering him numerous materialis…

Vaikuntha Loka – About Vaikuntha the Spiritual Heaven in Hinduism

Vaikuntha Loka in Hinduism is the abode of Bhagavan Vishnu and it is the spiritual heaven – those who attained moksha or liberation permanently reside here as they have escaped from the cycle of birth and death. They have no rebirth.

It is said that in Vaikuntha consists of only pure goodness – Satvam. It is self luminous and the entire region has a golden color. The darkness of ignorance cannot penetrate Vaikuntha.
Description of Vaikuntha Loka
Some holy scriptures describe Vaikuntha Loka. The texts indicate that there exists a very large twelve storey golden temple which is resplendent as a thousand suns. The temple is made of pure gold and its pillars and windows are studded with precious stones. Decorated with thousands of golden lotuses, the temple houses nectar-filled rivers. In the temple, Vishnu resides with his consorts. The temple is occupied by all those living beings that have attained moksha through self realization.
It must be noted that the concept of Vaikuntha is not…

Kharmas 2017 - 2018

Kharmas is an inauspicious month in Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2017, Kharmas is marked from December 16, 2017 to January 14, 2018. Another Kharmas period is from from March 14, 2017 to April 13, 2017. The period is considered to be a bad period and marriages, house warming are not held. Kharmas is followed mainly in Bihar, Jharkhand and in parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Annually, Kharmas is the period from mid December to mid January and also from mid March to mid April.

It is believed that there is no sun transition during this inauspicious month called Kharmas and, as such, Hindus refrain from commencing or doing anything new and auspicious during the period. It is only after the sun starts its Uttarayan journey for the next six months after Kharmas that the period becomes pious for devout Hindus. 
Kharmas is not followed in southern, western and eastern parts of India.

Sri Annabuva Kalgaonkar Jayanti in Pune

Sri Annabuva Kalgaonkar Jayanti is observed in Paush month. It is the birth anniversary of Sri Annabuva Kalgaonkar. The day is of importance at the Sansthan associated with the pious soul in Pune. Sri Annabuva Kalgaonkar Jayanti 2017 date is December 30.

Shri Annabuva Kalgaonkar was a great devotee of Samartha Ramdasa. He spread the teachings of truth and non-violence.

The followers of the great saint organize prayer meetings and charity on the day.
Sri Annabuva Kalgaonkar Jayanti is annually observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Khandoba Yatra at Pachwad near Khatav in Satara District of Maharashtra

Pachwad Khandoba Yatra is annually organized in Paush month at Pachwad village near Khatav in Satara District of Maharashtra. Hundreds of people arrive to witness the jatra, fair and festival. Pachwad Khandoba Yatra 2018 date is December 30.

Khandoba Temple at Pachwad 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.
Pachwad Khandoba Yatra is annually observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Khandoba Yatra at Thapling in Nagapur in Pune District of Maharashtra

Shree Shetra Thapling Devasthan, also known as Thapling Temple, is dedicated to Khandoba. The deity is also referred as Shri Khanderaya. Thapling Khandoba Yatra is annually organized in Paush month at Nagapur village in Amabegaon Taluka in Pune District of Maharashtra. Thousands of people arrive to witness the jatra and festival. Thapling Khandoba Yatra 2017 date is December 30.

The temple is located around 44 km from Shirur and around 25 km from Narayangaon.

Thapling Khandoba Temple attracts devotees from nearby villages and towns. The annual yatra is famous for its unique rituals.

The temple is lavishly decorated on the occasion with flowers, leaves, lamps and lights. A fair is organized here during the period.
Thapling Khandoba Yatra is annually observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Khandoba Yatra at Morale near Khatav in Satara District of Maharashtra

Morale Khandoba Yatra is annually organized in Paush month at Morale village near Khatav in Satara District of Maharashtra. Thousands of people arrive to witness the jatra and festival. Morale Khandoba Yatra 2017 date is December 30.

Khandoba Temple at Morale 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.
Morale Khandoba Yatra is annually observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Cave Home of Snake Vasuki in Bali in Indonesia

The cave temple named Pura Goa Lawah in Bali in Indonesia is believed to be the home of Snake Vasuki. This serpent is associated with Shiva in Hinduism. Locals believe that Snake Vasuki wears a crown of gold set with dazzling stones.  The New Indian Express reports  … the Hindu myth of the sacred snake Vasuki, the king of serpents curled around Lord Shiva, who lives in the mysterious recesses of the tunnel. The bats are his food and sustenance. The legend says a secret river of healing waters flows deep inside the cave, and those bathing in it will be cured of all disease. The place got its name from the innumerable bats that hang down from the ceiling and cling to the walls of the natural chasm—“Goa” means “cave” and “Lawah” means “bat” in Balinese.  Ancient temple buildings greet the visitor at the entrance to Pura Goa Lawah. Legend says an unnamed Indonesian holy man built the temples in 1007, but the original name of the site has been lost to antiquity until the bats gave it anoth…

Chitra Nakshatra 2016 Predictions – Astrology Predictions in 2016 for Chithra Birth Star

In 2016, Chitra Nakshatra born people will have a fairly good year. Fame. Success in job search. New vehicle or home. Astrology Predictions for Chitra Nakshatram for 2016 is given below: February, April, May, July, August and December 2016 are good months. January and October will be tough periods. March, June, September and November will be both good and bad. Chitra Nakshatra is the 14th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisham or astrology. The first two quarter of Chitra is in Kanya Rashi (Virgo Zodiac) and last two quarters are in Thula Rashi (Libra Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, Panchang and traditional calendar.

Career - Name and reputation in your career. Those whom you had considered trustworthy might turn out to be not trustworthy. Avoid giving your work to others – try to complete your work. You will be asked to take up leadership. Success in exams and interviews. Those looking for new job will get one this year. Reputation and fame. Awards and recogni…

Liberation is not on the other side of the sky – Yoga Vasishta

Liberation is not on the other side of the sky, nor is it in the nether world, nor on the earth; the extinction of the mind resulting from the eradication of all desires is regarded as liberation.
O Rama, there is no intellect, no nescience, no mind and no individual soul (jiva). They are all imagined in Brahman.
To one who is established in what is infinite, pure consciousness, bliss and unqualified non-duality, where is the question of bondage or liberation, seeing that there is no second entity?
O Rama, the mind has, by its own activity, bound itself; when it is calm it is free.
The noble-hearted man whose desires of the heart have come to an end is a liberated man; it does not matter whether he does or does not practice meditation or perform action.
Yoga Vasishta

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 14, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, December 14, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:02 PM on December 14. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is December 14, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 2:36 AM on December 14. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 8:35 AM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
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