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Sri Krishna Jayanti in 2017 Date - Birthday of Lord Krishna in 2017

Sri Krishna Jayanti, birthday of Lord Krishsna, in 2017 date based on calendars followed in India. Sri Krishna Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna. In 2017, the date of Sri Krishna Jayanti in West and Southern parts of India is on August 14. In North India it is on August 15. It is observed as Dahi Handi in Maharashtra, the formation of the huge human pyramids to break the pot hung high up. The festival is also known as Gokulashtami and Krishnashtami.

Sri Krishna Jayanti 2017 in Different Parts of India Sri Krishna Jayanti - on August 14 day and midnight in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and eastern parts of India. Krishna Janmashtami Mahotsav - August 15 midnight from 11:30 PM onwards in North India and Gujarat Dwarakadish Temple.Janmashtami Vrat is on August 14 in North IndiaAshtami Rohini - September 12 in KeralaDahi Handi and Gopalakala in Maharashtra - August 15Vittal Pindi at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple - August 14Kalo in Goa - August 15In Tamil Nadu Sri…

Kalasutram Hell in Hinduism

Details regarding Hells in Hinduism are found in the Puranas especially the Garuda Purana. Kalasutram Hell is mainly used to punish those people who do not respect their parents and elders. This hell is terribly hot. In the Kalasutram Hell, people are bound with ropes by attendants of Yama and thrown into the hell.

When such people are thrown in the Kalasutram Hell, they rush about in the unbearable heat and drop down exhausted.

This concept of heaven and hell in Hindu tradition is based on Puranas. Such stories and incidents in Puranas are meant to keep human beings disciplined on earth.
Upanishads state that hell and heaven are on earth and lucky are those who realize the true self and attain bliss here.

Sakshi Gopal Temple in Orissa

Sakshi Gopal Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is located around 16 km from Jagannath Puri Temple. Sakshi means witness. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple has the murti of Lord Krishna along with Radha on the left side and the conjoined image of Lakshmi Narayana on the right side. Legend has it that Lord Krishna arrived on earth and followed a young man to become his witness before a village council. Thus he came to be known as Sakshi Gopal.

There are three holy ponds near the temple and they are known as Chandana, Shyamakunda and Radhakunda.

A garuda dhvaja, or flagstaff of Garuda, and a temple of Radha is found before the main sanctum sanctorum.

The most important festival in the temple is conducted in the Kartik Month. The feet of the murti of Radha, which is covered throughout the year, is shown to devotees only on the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Kartik month.

Related Story of Sakshi Gopal

Chhati Puja Dedicated to Sri Krishna after Janmashtami

Chhati Puja is observed six days after Janmashtami and is dedicated to Sri Krishna. The ritual is mainly observed in North India especially in Uttar Pradesh. Chhati Puja is similar to the rituals that are performed on the sixth day after a baby is born.  
A unique prasad is prepared on the day and is distributed in temples. The prasad is known as ‘Khadi Chawal.’
The prasad is also prepared at home and distributed among neighbours, relatives and friends.

Temples perform special pujas on the day. Bhajans and Satsangs are also held on the day.

For most of us, freedom is an idea and not an actuality – J Krishnamurti

For most of us, freedom is an idea and not an actuality.
To be free to express ourselves, we have to be totally free of fear.
Unless the human mind is inwardly, psychologically, totally free, it is not possible to see what is true, to see if there is a reality not invented by fear, not shaped by the society or the culture in which we live.
To explore, there must be freedom, not at the end, but right at the beginning. Unless one is free, one cannot explore, investigate or examine.
One cannot learn about oneself unless one is free, free so that one can observe, not according to any pattern, formula or concept, but actually observe oneself as one is.
SourceThe Flight of the Eagle by  J Krishnamurti.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 23, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:30 AM on August 23. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 23, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day till 3:15 PM. Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 6:25 PM on August 23. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 3:12 PM on August 23. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Hal Sashti
Kali Yuga Year – 

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