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Holika Dahan – the Bonfire or Lighting of Fire before Holi

Holika Dahan, or burning of demon Holika, is an important event during Holi festival. On the night before Holi, people light fire with old things, sticks, branches and leaves. Holika Dahan 2017 date is March 12. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The bonfire can also be interpreted as a cleansing ceremony to assure in Holi festival.

Legend has it that the Demon king Hiranyakashipu was able to suppress all this subjects and make them his devotees. All his citizens prayed to Hiranyakashipu and not to Vishnu. But Prahalad, the little son of Hiranyakashipu, prayed to Lord Vishnu. He tried all means to stop Prahalad from worshipping Vishnu but he failed.
Hiranyakashipu then decided to kill his son. But each attempt to kill Prahalad was thwarted by Vishnu. Finally, the demon king took the help of his sister Holika. Fire could do nothing to her as she was immune to fire.
So, she took young Prahalad and sat in a huge bowl of fire. But this time young Prahalad came out without an…

Effective Communication to Dissolve Ego and Avoid Strain in Relationships

When effective communication does not take place, relationships suffer due to misunderstandings. Ego clashes occur and there will be strain in relationships. Thoughts, ideas, feelings, emotions and opinion vary from people to people. We must learn to respect this all-important fact.

When we are patient and try to understand what the other person is saying, we are shedding our ego. This helps us in having good relationships. We break down barriers and we achieve success.

When we speak with ego to a person, we are creating boundaries, shutting down doors and we are increasing the distance. Net result is tension and lack of mental peace. Bad relationships and lack of success.

When ego is dropped there is togetherness. Now only thing to do is dissolve the difference of opinions. This can be done through mutual understanding, trust and commitment.

Always speak face to face.

When a conversation is taking place switch off mobile and all other distractions. Be nonjudgmental.

Be empatheti…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 19, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, March 19, 2016 (Today) –Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithior the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:30 PM on March 19. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 19, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 11:59 AM on March 19. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 9:49 AM on March 19. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fas…