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Bhauma Pradosh

Pradosh, or Pradosha, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva and it falls on the 13th day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. Shiva devotees undertake a fasting from sunrise to sunset on the Pradosham day. When the Pradosh Vrata day falls on a Tuesday it is known as Bhauma Pradosh. Bhauma is another name of planet Mars or Mangal.

Bhauma Pradosh 2017 dates are January 10, May 23, June 6, October 3 and October 17
Mangal or Mars is the presiding deity of Mangalwar or Tuesday. 
There are numerous legends in Hindu scriptures that are associated with Mangal and Shiva. It is said that Bhaum had performed intense Tapas and he was blessed with Mangal Loka by Shiva.
You may also like to read How to observe Pradosha Vrata?

Jealousy is Worthless – Throw It Out

Jealousy does us no good and majority of us are unable to keep it out. By being jealous, we are resenting another person’s success or achievement. This emotion is due to ego. It damages relationships and it is not good for our future.

When we get jealous we must analyze it. We must find out how it developed in us. We must analyze all the thoughts and emotions attached to it. Then undo it through reasoning and intelligence.

Always be happy with your achievements and success. Fully accept and love what you are. Live in the present.

One of the main reasons for jealousy is comparison. So stop comparing.

You were happy with your cycle. But when you saw your neighbour having a bike you became jealous and you wanted one. So you got a bike and then suddenly you saw another neighbouring having an even better bike...so you became jealous again...so you got another bike...then you saw that the previous neighbour sold his bike and bought a car...now you wanted a car...so you got one...then you …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 3, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, April 3, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the dark phase of moon till 2:41 AM on April 3. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 3, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatra till 9:38 AM on April 3. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatra till 1:50 PM on April 3. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 9:20 PM. The onward it is Kumbha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Makar Rashi.
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