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Kurma Jayanti 2017 date - Appearance Day of Lord Vishnu as Kurma Avatar

Kurma Jayanti celebrates the second incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu – Kurma Avatar. Kurman means Tortoise and the aim of this particular avatar was to help the Devas (gods) and Asuras (demons) in helping in Samudra manthan (Churning of ocean). In 2017, Kurma Jayanti as per traditional North Indian calendars is on May 10.

Once due to a curse from Sage Durvasa, the Devas lost all their power and the demons gained upper hand in the battle between good and evil. Soon evil flourished and the demons drew the Devas out of heaven.

The Devas took refuge in Vaikunta and asked Lord Vishnu to help them. He suggested the churning of ocean which would derive Amrit (potion of immortality). By drinking Amrit the Devas will gain immortality and thereby they can defeat the Demons.
Mountain Mandara was used as the churning rod and Snake Vasuki was used as the rope.
But when the churning started the MountMandara started sinking as there was no firm foundation. Lord Vishnu took the form of Kurma or…

Gorakhnath Jayanti 2017 date

Gorakhnath Jayanti is believed to be the day when Guru Gorakhnath, the most important Guru of the Nath Sampradaya appeared on earth. Gorakhnath Jayanti 2017 date is May 10.  It is observed on the Purnima day in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.

Hindu God Shiva as Adinath is believed to have taught the secrets of the Supreme Truth to Matsyendranath and He taught it to Gorakshanath. Gorakshanath is the most important teacher of the Nath Sampradaya tradition and he is credited with many important books which are the basis of the tradition.

Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is the most important shrine associated with the Guru. It is believed that in 11th Century BC Guru Gorakhnath visited the place and performed puja and sat in contemplation for a long period The city itself derived its name from Guru Gorakhnath.

Followers of Gorakhnath Do not Believe in His Jayanti and Birth It must be noted here that the followers of Gorakhnath d…

Annamacharya Jayanti 2017 date – Annamayya Jayanthi

Annamacharya Jayanti is the birth anniversary celebrations of Saint-Poet Annamayya, who composed more than 32,000 devotional songs extolling the glory of Lord Venkateswara, the lord of Seven Hills in Tirumala Tirupati. Annamacharya Jayanti 2017 date is May 10. This is the 608th birth anniversary celebrations of Annamacharya
Sri Annamacharya was a saint composer in the fifteenth century and he hailed from the Tallapaka village in Cuddapah District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Annamacharya is one of the earliest popular composers in Telugu.

His Jayanti is annualy observed on Vaishakh Purnima Tithi.

You may also like to read A Prayer dedicated to Lord Venkateswara from Tallapaka Annamacharya Annamacharya Keerthanalu Free Download – Annamayya Songs Download

Cultivate love from a very early age

Enemies of human beings are anger, greed, envy, lust, hatred and pride.

These negative emotions exist within the subconscious mind of all humans and cannot be completely eradicated. That is why Hinduism has the concept of Sur (Gods) and Asur (Demons). Both God and Demon is within us.

Only way to subdue these negative emotions is by cultivating pure unselfish love for all living beings. Also when we realize through true knowledge that happiness does not reside outside we are filled with peace and joy. It such a mind there is no space for any kind of negative emotions.
Cultivate love from a very early age as it will be an inner motivator for goodness and it will also keep out negative emotions.


Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 21, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, May 21, 2016 (Today) – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day the entire day on May 21 and till 1:39 AM on May 22. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 21, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day after 7:09 PM
Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 6:32 PM on May 21. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anizham or Anusham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 7:10 PM on May 21. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anizham or Anusham Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 12:05 PM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Tula Rashi till 12:31 PM. Then onward it is Vrischi…