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Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat 2017 date - Vat Amavasi 2017

Vat Amavasya, also referred as Vata Savitri Amavasya Vrat, is observed by married women in North India. In 2017, the date of Vat Amavasya is May 25. The fasting and rituals is a three day affair and it begins on May 23, 2017 for those who follow the traditional method. For others it is on the main day, May 25. Main rituals include fasting on the day and worshipping the Banyan Tree. Married women observe Vat Amavasya puja for the well being of their husbands and for a prosperous and happy family life.

Vat Amavasya is based on the famous Savitri – Satyavan legend in the Mahabharat. In North India, Vat Puja is observed on the Jyeshta Amavasi day (no moon day).

Vat Savitri Vrat fasting is for three days. It begins on the Trayodashi day and ends on Amavasi – the fast is for three nights and ends on the fourth day. Prayers and pujas are dedicated to Vat Vriksha (Banyan Tree) and Savitri.

But nowadays most women only fast on the Amavasi day.

It must be noted that in some regions, Vat Savitri…

Bhadrakali Ekadashi

Bhadrakali Ekadasi is observed during on the 11th day of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) – waning phase of the moon – in the month of Jyeshta (May – June). As the name suggests, it is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is mainly observed in Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir especially by Aryan Saraswat Brahmins. In 2017, the date of Bhadrakali Ekadashi is May 22.

It is believed by Aryan Saraswat Brahmins that Goddess Kali or Bhadra Kali made her divine presence on earth to annihilate Adharma on the Bhadrakali Ekadashi day.

This Ekadasi is observed as Apara Ekadashi in other parts of India and by other communities. In Orissa, this Ekadasi is known as Jalakrida Ekadasi and is associated with Lord Jagannath.

It must be noted that Bhadrakali Ekadashi has nothing to do with the Ekadasi fasting associated with Lord Vishnu.

We Are Collecting Junk and Hoarding

We have too many things lying around. Most of which we have not even touched for years. The only service they do is that they collect dust and make our house look shabby.

We are either too lazy or are emotionally attached to everything we own that we are not ready to dispose them off.

Often the clutter is too much that we do not know where to begin uncluttering. Feeling out of control, we have given up.

One reason we give for collecting junk is that it might be useful someday. But the sad part is that it will not be of any use; as we either forget it when we need, or we are not able to locate them in the junk.
Start clearing the junk both outside and inside and open the door of bliss.

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Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 29, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, May 29, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 2:19 AM on May 29. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 29, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 12:35 AM on May 29. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 11:41 PM on May 29. Then onward it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Shravan or Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 3:56 AM on May 29. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Mahar…

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