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Importance of Archana in Hindu Temples

Archana is one of the most important pujas that devotees perform in a HinduTemple and this is most popular in South India. An archana can be performed on any day. Most people perform it on birthdays, auspicious occasions etc. Archana is basically offering flowers to Hindu deities with the chanting of mantras – usually 108 or 1008 names of the deities. It is performed before the deity in a temple by the priest.



Archana is performed for peace and prosperity. Some people perform it on their birth Nakshatra or rashi in all months. Some people perform it on particular dates that is important to them.
Archanas are offered in all Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, Muruga and Devi temples.
Some of the popular archanas are – Ashtotharanama Archana – chanting of the name of the god 108 times and offering flowers.
Trishati Namarchana – this is chanting of the name 300 times.
Chaturshati Namarchana – this is chanting of the name 400 times.
Sahasranamarchana is chanting the 1000 names.

After the Archana is…

Story of Origin of 51 Shakti Peeth Temples

The origin of 51 Shakti Peeth temples is mentioned in numerous Puranas and is associated with Shiva and Goddess Sati. The story is associated with Sati ignoring Shiva’s advice and visiting Daksha’s yajna to find out why Her husband Shiva was not invited. Daksha Prajapati was the lord of the civilization and he had created the rules of the traditional society. Shiva never accepted the traditions of society. This infuriated an ego-inflated Daksha.

Dhanu Rashi June 2016 – Dhanu Rasi Predictions – Sagittarius Zodiac in June 2016

Dhanu Rashi, or Sagittarius Horoscope, will see progress in money matters in June 2016. Good and auspicious dates in June 2016 for Dhanu Rasi, or Sagittarius Zodiac, are June 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 25 and June 26. The predictions are based on moon sign.

New job and success in interviews. Good month to change job. Bad luck. Avoid gambling, lottery and high stakes. Marriage plans New romantic relationship. Travels will be successful. Bribe and other illegal activities will cause serious damage. Health will be fine.

Vrischika Rashi June 2016 – Vrischik Rasi Predictions – Scorpio Zodiac in June 2016

Vrischika Rashi, or Scorpio Horoscope, born people might see damage to property or wealth in June 2016. Good and auspicious dates in June 2016 for Vrischika Rasi, or Scorpio Zodiac, are June 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 24, 29 and June 30. The predictions are based on moon sign.
Health trouble to mother.
Less profit.
Sudden reversal in business.
Avoid making property deals in this month.
Lack of support from family members.
You will find solutions to problems through hard work.
Marriage related matters will move ahead smoothly.
Lack of interest and lethargy.
Health will be fine.
Sudden death of near one will come as a shock.

Tula Rashi June 2016 – Tula Rasi Predictions – Libra Zodiac in June 2016

Tula Rashi, or Libra Horoscope, born people will make new beginnings in June 2016.  Good and auspicious dates in June 2016 for Tula Rasi, or Libra Zodiac, are June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and June 30. The predictions are based on moon sign.

You will face some trouble in workplace.

Good month for those looking to start new business.

Students will have a tough period.

Success in exams and interviews.

New job.

You will be recognized, awarded or appreciated for your talent or hard work.

You might face scandals or will be accused of something you have not done.

Marriage plans will be delayed.
Health troubles for some.

Vishakha Nakshatra Date and Time in 2017 – Visakha Nakshatram date in 2017

Vishakha Nakshatra 2017 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Vishakha Birth Star, also known as Visakha, is the 16th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Vishakha Nakshatra date in 2017. The astrological prediction of the birth star Vishakha as per Moon Sign is that of Thula Rashi and Vrischika Rasi. The first three quarters of Vishaka is in Tula (Libra Zodiac) and the last quarter is in Vrischika (Scorpio Zodiac). Venus or Shukra is the Lord of Thula and Mars or Mangal is the lord of Vrischika. The color of Vishakha is Golden.

Vishakha Nakshatra Days in 2017 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)

Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India

January 22, 2017 Time is from 8:48 AM on January 21 to 11:21 AM on January 22, 2017.
February 18, 2017 Time is from 3:55 PM on February 17 to 6:28 PM on February 18.
March 17, 2017 Time is from 11:10 PM on March 16 to 1:38 AM on March 18.
April 14, 2017 Time is from 6:27 AM on April 13 to 8:54 AM on April 14.

Swati Nakshatra date and time in 2017 – Swathi Birth Star dates in 2017

Swati Nakshatra 2017 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Swati Birth Star, also known as Swathi in South India, is the 15th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Swati Nakshatra dates in 2017. The astrological prediction of the birth star Swati as per Moon Sign is that of Tula Rashi (Libra Zodiac). Venus or Shukra is the Lord of Thula. The color of Swati is black.

Swati Nakshatra Days in 2017 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)

Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India


January 20 and January 21, 2017 Time is from 6:28 AM on January 20 to 8:48 AM on January 21, 2017.
February 17, 2017 Time is from 1:40 PM on February 16 to 3:55 PM on February 17.
March 16, 2017 Time is from 8:57 PM on March 15 to 11:10 PM on March 17.
April 12 and April 13, 2017 Time is from 4:20 AM on April 12 to 6:27 AM on April 13.
May 10, 2017 Time is from 11:44 AM on May 9 to 1:50 PM on May 10.
June 6, 2017 Time is from 7:18 PM on June 5 to 9:17 PM on June 6.
July 3, 201…

Chitra Nakshatra date and time 2017– Chittirai Birth Star dates in 2017

Chitra Nakshatra 2017 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Chitra Birth Star, also known as Chittirai in South India, is the 14th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Chitra Nakshatra dates in 2017. The astrological prediction of the birth star Chitra as per Moon Sign is that of Kanya Raasi (Virgo Zodiac) and Thula Rashi (Libra Zodiac). The first half of Chitra Kanya Rashi and the next half is on Tula Rasi. Budha or Mercury is the Lord of the Kanya Raasi and Venus or Shukra the Lord of Tula. The color of Chitra is black.

Chitra Nakshatra Days in 2017 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)


Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India


January 19, 2017 Time is from 4:27 AM on January 19 to 6:28 AM on January 20, 2017.
February 16, 2017 Time is from 11:47 AM on February 15 to 1:40 PM on February 16.
March 15, 2017 Time is from 7:08 PM on March 14 to 8:57 PM on March 15.
April 11, 2017 Time is from 2:36 AM on April 11 to 4:20 AM on April 12.
May 9, 201…

Hasta Nakshatra dates and time 2017 – Hastam Birth Star Date in 2017

Hasta Nakshatra 2017 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Also known as Hastam or Atham in South India, it is the 13th Birth Star among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Hast Nakshatra dates in 2017. The astrological prediction of the birth star Hasta Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Kanya Raasi (Virgo Zodiac). Budha or Mercury is the Lord of Kanya Rashi. The color of Hast Nakshatra is Deep Green.

Hasta Nakshatra Days in 2017 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)


Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India


January 18, 2017 Time is from 2:53 AM on January 18 to 4:27 AM on January 19, 2017.
February 15, 2017 Time is from 10:16 AM on February 14 to 11:47 AM on February 15.
March 14, 2017 Time is from 5:46 PM on March 13 to 7:08 PM on March 14.
April 10, 2017 Time is from 1:20 AM on April 10 to 2:36 AM on April 11.
May 8, 2017 Time is from 8:59 AM on May 7 to 10:09 AM on May 8.
June 4, 2017 Time is from 4:42 PM on June 3 to 5:45 PM on June 4.
July 1, 2017 T…

Damodar Lake in Nepal – The Greatness of Damodar Kund in Annapurna Range in Himalayas

DamodarLake is a HolyLake in Hinduism and the importance of it was narrated by Varaha (boar incarnation or avatar of Vishnu) to Bhu Devi. Vishnu himself created the lake for the benefit of the human beings. The greatness of Damodar Kund is found in the Varaha Purana. It is believed that Sri Krishna as Damodara asked Nalakuvera and Manigriva, the twin trees that were pulled down by baby Krishna using wooden grinding mortar, to take bath in this lake to get rid of all sins and attain Moksha.

Nalakuvera and Manigriva were cursed by Narada to be born as twin Arjuna trees at Vrindavan for ignoring Him. Narada had said to Nalakuvera and Manigriva that they will escape from curse when Krishna will pull them down. After pulling the tree down, Krishna asked them to go to the pond to purifying themselves.

It is narrated by Varaha that human beings can escape from the clutches of the material world by taking bath in the DamodarLake. One will be liberated from all the sins committed in all the l…

Tirth Yatra – Holy Pilgrimage in Hinduism - Teerth Yatra

In Hindu religion, a place of pilgrimage is a tirtha or tirthasthana. The act of going on a pilgrimage is tirtha yatra or teertha. The pilgrim is known as tirthayatri. Hindus believe that the sacred space or temple, which is the tirthasthan, has the presence of divine power. Going on a thirthyatra is considered highly auspicious and the aim or end result of it is moksha – liberation from the endless cycle of birth and death.
Literally, a tirtha means a shallow area in a river that can be crossed easily. In fact, some of the most popular tirthas in Hindu religion are located along, including Varanasi (Kashi or Benaras) the most popular and supreme Hindu Tirtha.
Symbolically crossing the river and reaching a tirtha is leaving behind the materialistic world and entering into the spiritual world. At the tirtha, a pilgrim seeks moksha and redemption from sins. In fact, many people go on a ‘thirthyatra’ when they are no longer able to carry the burden of the sins committed.
In Hinduism, a …

Know the Difference between Our Needs and Our Desires

Majority of our problems are solved when we know the difference between our needs and our desires.

We are not ready to forget or let go some things this is due to ego. Such things suffocate us. Drop the ego and the pain disappears.

Make decisions that will make our life free and liberating. Such decisions will bring out the creativity in us.

All problems are transitory. When we realize this the pain associated with the problems can be reduced.
It is lack of enthusiasm that stops us from achieving our goals.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 1, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, May 1, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:11 PM on May 1. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 1, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 4:41 PM on May 1. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Chathayam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 9:22 PM on May 1. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 5:01 AM on May 1. Then onward it is Kumbha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Makar Rashi till 9:4…

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