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What is Shobhana Yoga in Hindu Astrology?

Shobhana Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Shobhana, also known as Shobhan, is a good yoga. The lord of this Yoga is Jupiter (Guru or Brihaspati).

Shobhana is the fifth among the 27 yogas.
Auspicious events can be held during the period after taking the blessings of Ganesha and Guru or Brihaspati.

What is Ayushman Yoga in Hindu Astrology?

Ayushman Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Ayushman , also written as Aayushman, is a good yoga. The lord of this Yoga is Moon or Chandra.

Ayushman is third among the 27 yogas.
Auspicious events can be held during the period after taking the blessings of Ganesha, Shiva and Chandra.

What is Priti Yoga in Hindu Astrology?

Priti Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Priti, also known as Preeti, is a good yoga. The lord of this Yoga is Vishnu.

Priti is second among the 27 yogas.
Auspicious events can be held during the period after taking the blessings of Ganesha and Vishnu Bhagavan.

Mool Nakshatras

The nakshatras Jyeshta, Revathi, Mool, Magha and Ashwini are mool indicating nakshatras. When a child is born in these nakshatras then appeasement is done after 27 days in the same nakshatras.
Out of these five nakshatras, Jyeshta indicate Gandant mool and Aslesha is Sarp mool.

Story – How Shatudru River (Sutlej) Got Its Name?

Shatudru is the ancient name of Sutlej River and it is mentioned in the Hindu scriptures. There is an interesting story as to how Shatudru River got its name.

Legend has it that a man-eating Rakshasa entered the body of King Saudasa. He then roamed around forest eating human beings. One day he devoured all the 100 sons of Sage Vasishta.

Unable to bear the loss of his sons, the sage attempted to kill himself. But all his attempts failed.

He then threw himself into Sutlej River which was infested with crocodiles. The Sage hoped that the crocodiles would kill him.

But the River divided itself into hundred rivers and followed in hundred directions to save the Sage.
As the river divided itself into hundred it came to be known as Shatudru.

Vishnu as Srinivasa – How Vishnu got the name Srinivasa?

One among the numerous names of Hindu God Vishnu is Srinivasa. Vishnu got this name after the churning of ocean, or Samudra Manthan, episode mentioned in the Puranas. During the churning of ocean, numerous precious items appeared and one among it was Goddess Lakshmi or Shri, which represents prosperity.

The Devas (demigods) and Asuras (Demons) distributed numerous things among them like the Devas took the elephant, Asuras took the horse etc. But both the group showed no interest in Shri, which represents prosperity, as with it comes huge responsibilities.

Srihari Vishnu sought nothing. Goddess Lakshmi was impressed and She took Him as Her eternal companion.

Vishnu then placed Goddess Lakshmi on His chest. As Shri resides on His chest Vishnu came to be known as Srinivasa. The symbol of Goddess Lakshmi on the chest of Vishnu is known as Shrivatsa.

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Gokarna Mahabaleshwar Temple Rathotsav – Chariot Festival at Mahabaleshwar Temple at Gokarna in Karnataka

Gokarna Mahabaleshwar Temple Rathotsav is observed in Phalgun month. It is the important fair and chariot festival at the Mahabaleshwar Temple at Gokarna in Karnataka. The festival is associated with Shivratri. Sogal Someshwara Temple Rathotsav 2018 date is February 17. The annual festival begins on February 8 and ends on February 17, 2018.

The annual fair and festival attracts hundreds of devotees. Numerous rituals are observed during the period. Special pujas and rituals are held on Shivratri day falling on February 13, 2018.

On the final day, a lavishly decorated wooden chariot is pulled through the streets on the day. It contains the utsava murti of the Lord Shiva. The chariot is decorated with flowers, leaves, plantain, sugarcane, lamps and lights.

Some of the rituals held during the period are Rudra Havan, Sookta Havan, Pavan Havan, Bhootabali, Vrushabha Vahanayantrotsava, Pushparathotsava, Dandabali, Grambali, Choornotsava, Choornabali, Avabhrut, Jalayanotsava, Mahapoornahuti, …

Dattagiriji Maharaj Punyatithi at Sordi in Jath Taluka

Dattagiriji Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Phalgun month. It is the death anniversary of Dattagiriji Maharaj. The day is of great importance at Sordi in Jath Taluka, Maharashtra. He spread the teachings of Bhakti as per tradition followed in Maharashtra. Dattagiriji Maharaj 2018 date is February 10.

Hundreds of followers of the saint assemble to pay tributes to the pious soul. Charity work and satsang are held on the day. Samadhi of the saint is located in Sangli.
Dattagiriji Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Shandilya Maharaj Math Annual Festival at Londa

Shandilya Maharaj Math annual festival is observed in Magh month. This varshikotsav or annual festival is observed at the mutt dedicated to the saint at Londa in Belgaum District in Karnataka. The festivities attracts thousands of followers. Shandilya Maharaj Math Annual Festival at Londa in 2018 is on February 9.

Thousands of devotees arrive on the day to make offerings to the great guru who spread the teaching of Dharma.

Satsangs, prayer meetings, pujas, charity, food donation and other spiritual activities are held on the day.
Shandilya Maharaj Math Annual Festival is annually observed on Magh Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.

Ram Mandir at Bishtupur in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

Built in 1919, Ram Mandir at Bishtupur is one of oldest temples in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. The huge 2-acre temple campus has temples dedicated to Ram Parivar, Balaji and Radhakrishna. Andhra Bhakta Shree Ram Mandiram Trust maintains the temple.

In the Ram Mandir, murti of Bhagavan Sri Ram is flanked by Mata Sita and Lakshman and is placed on an elevated area. Hanuman murti is seen sitting below with folded hands and facing the devotees.

Murtis used during temple festivals and rituals can be seen in the sanctum.

The temple has subsidiary shrines dedicated to Ganesha, Goddess Durga, Goddess Kali, Hanuman, Mata Sita, Shiva, Balaji, Krishna and Radha. There is also a Navgraha temple in the complex.

Friday and Saturday attracts maximum crowd to the temple.
The temple observes all the important festivals in a Hindu Temple calendar.

The mark of a truly spiritual man is tranquility – Sadhu Vaswani

Perfection is Siddhi. And Siddhi is not attained through external sanyasa (renunciation). By going away from the world to a forest or a mountain peak, you will not get siddhi.

Tranquility of mind is the secret of Siddhi. The test of a man of siddhi is two-fold He is a man of great discipline of tapasya, self-control; he has controlled his tastes and appetites.He has reached a state of self-annihilation, fanna. He has learnt the science of “killing the ego.” Two of the ways to attain siddhi are: Negate the mindNegate the world To lay the mind in tranquility, it is necessary to negate the world. A man of meditation should say to himself: Money, house, family, wife, sons, daughters, position, influence, honor, all these belong to maya, are impermanent: alone the Atman abides! This conviction should sink into the mind.

The man of meditation should see that he does not feel perturbed by the stream or currents of conflicting thoughts which pass through his mind. He should be like a sportsma…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 17, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during waxing phase of moon till 1:59 AM on February 18. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 17, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is good and auspicious date after 7:40 AM
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 5:28 AM on February 17. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigasheersham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Rohini Nakshatra till 2:30 AM on Feb 17. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigasheersham Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishaba Rashi till 5:00 PM on January 17. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south R…

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