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Dhanu Rashi March 2017 – Dhanu Rasi Predictions – Sagittarius Zodiac in March 2017

Dhanu Rashi, or Sagittarius Horoscope, will get opportunity to travel to distant place in March 2017. Good and auspicious dates in March 2017 for Dhanu Rasi, or Sagittarius Zodiac, are March 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 14, 17, 19, 24, 26, 28 and March 30. The predictions are based on moon sign.

Issues at workplace might give you a scare. Lethargy and laziness will cause problems. Bad luck for those looking for a new job. Just be bit extra careful. You will not be happy with money matters. Extra spending. Avoid games, lottery etc as it will only cause financial damage. Marriage related matters might take a bad turn. Business people might face legal and authority related troubles. Travels will be successful. Opportunity to stay with family. Children will be helpful. Health will be fine. Students will have a favorable period. Romance will flourish but there will be opposition to it.

Vrischika Rashi March 2017 – Vrischik Rasi Predictions – Scorpio Zodiac in March 2017

Vrischika Rashi, or Scorpio Horoscope, born people will face difficulties during travel in March 2017. Good and auspicious dates in March 2017 for Vrischika Rasi, or Scorpio Zodiac, are March 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 14, 18, 23, 27 and March 31. The predictions are based on moon sign.

Good month in job related matters. Those searching for a new job will find it. Good month to change job or make important career decisions. Financially it is a safe period. Loans will be approved. New Vehicle. Some of you will recover lost wealth. Health will improve. Business people will have a good month. Romance and love life will show strains. Legal issues will go in your favor. Avoid night journey. Chance of accidents or theft during journey. Marriage will be decided as per desire. Students will have to work hard to achieve results.

Lanka Lakshmi – Story of Lankalakshmi

Lanka Lakshmi due to a curse was forced to lead the life of a security personal in the palace of Ravan, the demon king. She was given the duty of guarding the palace gate. Before the curse, Lankalakshmi was known Vijayalakshmi and she was the one who guarded the treasury of Brahma.

One day Vijayalakshmi was found to be negligent in her duties and she was cursed by Brahma to be born on earth and to guard the palace of Ravana.
Brahma told her that she will get relief from the curse when Hanuman will strike her down.
Hanuman who was in search of Mata Sita, found a huge tower gate on the northern side of the palace. The gate was closed. Hanuman broke opened the door. Lanka Lakshmi confronted him and Hanuman gave her a powerful blow. Lankalakshmi fell down and was immediately relieved of the curse.
She then returned to the world of Brahma and became Vijayalakshmi, the guardian of the treasury of Brahma.

Tula Rashi March 2017 – Tula Rasi Predictions – Libra Zodiac in March 2017

Tula Rashi, or Libra Horoscope, born people will face pressure and tense situations in March 2017. Good and auspicious dates in March 2017 for Tula Rasi, or Libra Zodiac, are March 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 18, 23, 27, 29 and March 31. The predictions are based on moon sign.

Trouble at workplace for some. Some of you might decide to change job. Not a great period if you are searching for a new job. Financially it will a stagnant period. Money that you had expected might not arrive. You will be rewarded. Lack of faith in people due to bad experience in money related matters. Business people might face legal issues. Marriage related issues will be resolved. Travels will be tough and tiresome. Health will be fine. Relief from an early health issue. Romance and love related matters will face difficulties. Students will have a good month. Happy news in the family. Trouble due to opposite sex.

Kanya Rashi March 2017 – Kanya Rasi Predictions – Virgo Zodiac in March 2017

Kanya Rashi, or Virgo Horoscope, born people will get promotion or new position in life in March 2017. Good and auspicious dates in March 2017 for Kanya Rasi, or Virgo Zodiac, are March 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18, 19, 24, 28 and March 30. The predictions are based on moon sign.

Good month in career related matters. Avoid taking risks in job. Those looking for new job will get one in this month. Good month in money related matters. Savings made in this year will fetch good profit. Luck is not in your favor avoid taking financial risks. Marriage related matters will be positive. Business people will have a stagnant month. Travels will be hectic. Chance of accidents. Health issues might keep you occupied. Love and romance will flourish. Happiness in the family. Students will have to work hard for success.

Simha Rashi March 2017 – Simha Rasi Predictions – Leo Zodiac in March 2017

Simha Rashi, or Leo horoscope, born people will hear good news in March 2017. Good and auspicious dates in March 2017 for Simha Rashi, or Leo Zodiac, are March 1, 3, 5, 7, 12, 15, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 27, 29, and March 31. The predictions are based on moon sign.
Good period to change job. You will be forced to make important career decisions. Those looking for new job will be lucky in this month. Avoid making huge financial decisions without proper thought. Luck is in your favor. Home loans will be approved. You should learn to handle situations peacefully.   Laziness and disinterestedness will invite trouble. Business people will have a stagnant period. Marriage plans will go ahead smoothly. Travels will be successful. Trouble in romance related matters. Health will be fine. Students will need to work hard for success.

Gajargaon Lakshmeshwar Yatra in Ajra Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra

Gajargaon Lakshmeshwar Yatra is annually held on Shivratri. It is undertaken to the Lakshmeshwar Temple located at Gajargaon in Ajra Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra.  Gajargaon  Lakshmeshwar  yatra 2018 date is February 13. The mandir is dedicated to Shiva. This annual jatra and festival attracts hundreds of devotees. People also flock to the fair and festival organized during the period.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held on the occasion.

Various rituals are performed during the period.
Gajargaon Lakshmeshwar Yatra is observed on the Mahashivratri day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Tarale Tarakeshwar Yatra in Patan in Satara District During Shivratri

Tarale Tarakeshwar Yatra is annually held on Shivratri. It is undertaken to the Tarakeshwar Temple located at Tarale in Patan in Satara District, Maharashtra. Tarale Tarakeshwar yatra 2018 date is February 13. The mandir is dedicated to Shiva.

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

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held on the occasion.

Various rituals are performed during the period.
Tarale Tarakeshwar Yatra is observed on the Mahashivratri day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ghanakarna – Deity Worshipped in Eastern Parts of India – Ghanu

Ghanakarna, or Ghanu, is a deity worshipped in eastern parts of India especially in 24 Parganas, Burdwan and Bankura districts of Bengal. He is believed to be an incarnation of Surya, the sun god. This is because he has curative powers against leprosy and other skin diseases. He is also believed to be a manifestation of Dharmathakur, a local deity.

A legend has it that Lord Vishnu once cursed Ghanakarna. Therefore, he hates Vishnu. To avoid hearing Vishnu’s name, he hung two bells from his ears. Thus, he got the name Ghanakarna – Ghana meaning bell and karna meaning ear.

The deity is worshipped on the side of a pond or near crossroads and not in temples. There are also no mantras dedicated to the deity. He is represented on an old used earthen pot. The face of the deity or the entire body is drawn using cow dung on the earthen pot. Eyes are made using two shells.

Vermilion mark is painted on forehead. A cloth stained in turmeric used during the puja. During pujas, the pot is turned u…

Karka Rashi March 2017 – Kark Rashi Predictions – Cancer Zodiac in March 2017

Karka Rashi, or Cancer Horoscope, born people will see property gains in March 2017. Good and auspicious dates in March 2017 for Kark Rasi, or Cancer Zodiac, are March 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28 and March 30. The predictions are based on moon sign.

Career will see ups and downs. Some of you might face a severe career crisis. Avoid change of job this month. Those looking for new job will face disappointments. Financially a good period. Gains in property dealings. Good month to begin house construction. Business people will have a good month. Marriage as per desire will be decided. Romance related matters will flourish. Avoid unwanted travels at night. Health will be fine. Students will need to work hard for progress. Strain in relationships.

Dev Kunkeshwar Yatra at Devgad in Sindhudurg District During Shivratri

Dev Kunkeshwar Yatra at Devgad is annually held on Shivratri. It is undertaken to the Kunkeshwar Temple located at Devgad in Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra. Dev Kunkeshwar 2018 date is February 13. The mandir is dedicated to Shiva.

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

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held on the occasion.

Various rituals are performed during the period.
Devgad Kunkeshwar Yatra is observed on the Mahashivratri day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Dhopeshwar Yatra at Kasarde in Kankavali Taluka of Sindhudurg District

Dhopeshwar Yatra at Kasarde is annually held on Shivratri. It is undertaken to theDhopeshwar Temple located at Kasarde in Kankavali Taluka of Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra.  Dhopeshwar Yatra 2018 date is February 13. The mandir is dedicated to Shiva.

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

Bel leaves and bel fruit are offered on the occasion.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held on the occasion.

Various rituals are performed during the period.
Kasarde Dhopeshwar Yatra is observed on the Mahashivratri day in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Balsiddhanath Yatra at Ghogaon in Karad Taluka of Satara District

Balsiddhanath Yatra at Katarkhatav is annually observed in Magh month. It is undertaken to the Bal Siddhanath Temple located at Karad Taluka of Satara district, Maharashtra.  Balsiddhanath Yatra 2018 date is February 14. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva.

Balsiddhanath Yatra attracts hundreds of devotees. People also flock to the fair and festival organized during the period.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held on the occasion.

Various rituals are performed during the period.
Ghogaon Balsiddhanath Yatra is observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Katreshwar Yatra at Katarkhatav in Khatav Taluka of Satara district, Maharashtra

Katreshwar Yatra at Katarkhatav is annually observed in Magh month. It is undertaken to the Katreshwar Temple located at Katarkhatav in Khatav Taluka of Satara district, Maharashtra.  Katreshwar Yatra 2018 date is February 14.

The shrine is dedicated to Shiva.

Katreshwar Yatra attracts hundreds of devotees. People also flock to the fair and festival organized during the period.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held on the occasion.
Various rituals are performed during the period.
Katreshwar Yatra is observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Mankeshwar Yatra at Surul in Walwa Taluka of Sangli District

Mankeshwar Yatra is organized in Phalgun month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Mankeshwar temple at Surul in Walwa Taluka of Sangli District, Maharashtra. Mankeshwar Yatra 2018 date is February 14. The temple is located around 24 km west of Walwa.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held during the period.

Various rituals are performed during the period.
Mankeshwar Yatra at Surul is observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Wagheshwar Yatra at Mandavgan Farata in Shirur Taluka of Pune District

Wagheshwar Yatra is organized in Magh month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Wagheshwar Mandir at Mandavgan Farata in Shirur Taluka of Pune District, Maharashtra. Wagheshwar Yatra 2018 date is February 14. The temple is located around 43 km south of Shirur.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held during the period.

Various rituals are performed during the period.
Wagheshwar Yatra at Mandavgan Farata is observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ram Yatra at Kargani in Atpadi Taluka of Sangli District

Kargani Ram Yatra is organized in Magh month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Ram Mandir at Kargani in Atpadi Taluka of Sangli District Maharashtra. Kargani Ram Yatra 2018 date is February 14. The temple is located around 32 km south of Atpadi.

The popular belief is that Bhagavan Sri Ram worshipped the Shivling here. The temple has murtis of Bhagavan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman. Legend has it that the Shivling in the temple was discovered when the sword in the hand of Lakshman fell down and blood appeared.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held during the period.
Ram Yatra at Kargani is observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Shirkai Devi Yatra at Tardal in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur District

Tardal Shirkai Devi Yatra is organized in Magh month. It is the annual festival and fair held at Shirkai Devi Temple in Tardal in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur District, Maharashtra. Shirkai Devi Yatra 2018 date is February 14.

Shirkai Devi Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti.  Shirkai Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Shakti, is worshipped mainly in Maharashtra.

Rituals associated with Goddess Durga are performed during the yatra.

The shrine is decorated for the occasion with lamps, lights, leaves, flowers etc for the occasion. Food donation is also held during the period.
Shirkai Devi Yatra at Tardal is observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Significance and symbolism of Hamsa or Swan the Vehicle of Hindu Goddess Saraswati

Hamsa, or Swan, is the vehicle of Hindu Goddess Saraswathi. In Hinduism, Goddess Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, learning and art. Interestingly, a Hindu saint who rises above the thoughts of death and birth and constantly meditates on Brahman is referred as Parama Hamsa.

Swan symbolizes knowledge and self realization.

A famous shloka on Hamsa talks about the symbolism and significance of this majestic bird.

'Oh! Hamsa! Being the auspicious vehicle of Goddess Saraswathi, you carry learning and art upon your shoulders. Give us that discriminating wisdom for which you are famous, such as your proverbial ability to separate the substance of milk from water.'

Swan can glide on water without getting its feathers wet. With the help of Brahman knowledge (the knowledge all animate and inanimate is the Supreme Truth - there is only God) we can live in the materialistic world without accumulating dusts of materialism.

Swan can also soar up into the sky from the water body. This …

42-feet Long Sleeping Sculpture of Vishnu at Bhimkund in Angul District, Orissa

A unique 42-feet long sleeping sculpture of Hindu God Vishnu is located within the premises of super Thermal power plant at NTPC in Bhimkand in Angul District, Orissa. The sculpture is located on the banks of Brahmani River.



Sculpture of Vishnu is seen as sleeping on its right side. It is 42 ft long and 8 ft wide.
Ananta or Seshnag is near the head of sleeping Vishnu.

Right to Spirituality

‘Why was all this not told to me when I was in my high school?!’ demanded a ‘young angry man’ after listening to a talk by a monk on control of mind and giving a spiritual orientation to life.

‘If only I had known’, he lamented,’ how to handle my mind, my thoughts and emotions, my life would have been much happier and I would have avoided all those depressions and frustrations that I had to undergo.’

Wasn’t the young man pointing out to something deeper? If so, was it to the need to understand and train one’s senses and mind as basic to avoiding human suffering? To the right to know eternal spiritual laws that govern the human mind? Or, what may be called, his ‘right to spirituality’?

The Gita (8.3) calls the whole field of spiritual practices as adhyatma or ‘that which dwells in everybody’. In other words, to know the workings of human mind, and training it to know the highest truths is the true meanings of spirituality. And no one can have lasting happiness without knowing the hig…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 12, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, February 12, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during waxing phase of moon till 12:52 PM on February 12. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 12, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 12:33 PM on February 12. Then onward it is Revati Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sri Panchami in western parts of India. Vasant Panchami in western and some regions in North India. Saraswati Puja in some regions.

Kali Yuga Year – 5117
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