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Aja Ekadashi Fasting

Aja Ekadashi falls in waning phase of the moon in the month of Bhadrapada (August – September) according to Hindi Hindu Calendar. In 2017, the date of Aja Ekadasi fasting is August 18. The importance of this Ekadasi was mentioned by Lord Krishna to Yudhisthira and is found in the Brahmavaivarta Purana. It is believed that a person who observes this Ekadashi becomes free from the reactions of his/her sinful activities.


Legend has it that the great King Harishchandra got back his kingdom, wife and dead son after performing the Ananda or Aja Ekadashi. It was Gautama Muni who asked Harishchandra to observe the Annada Ekadasi so that he will be able to overcome all the difficulties in life. The king got back all that he had lost and was able to rule his kingdom without any difficulties.
It is said that whoever fasts on this Ekadasi is surely freed from all the sins. There are no separate rules for fasting on the day. Rice and grains are avoided on the day.

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We should have the courage to be true to self

We should have the courage to be true to self.

Love and truth is the foundation of life.

The illusion of materialism is what generates discontentment.

Something is beyond our sight, touch and measure. And that something is everywhere.

When we are able to change our attitude and awareness, we will be able to cope with everything. Finding time to reflect can solve many problems.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 27, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, August 27, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 6:04 PM on August 27. 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 August 27, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 12:24 PM on August 27. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 9:55 AM on August 27. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 1:02 AM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Raja…

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