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Jitiya 2017 Date - Jivitputrika Vrat and Fasting in 2017

Jivitputrika Vrat, also known as Jiwit Putra or Jitiya fasting, is observed on the eighth day in the waning phase (Ashtami of Krishna Paksha) of the Ashwin Month. Jivitputrika Vrat 2017 date is September 13. Jitiya Fast is observed for the well being of the sons by mothers in North India, especially in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. Time of Paaran in 2017 is at 10:48 PM on September 13.
Jiutya, or a red and yellow thread, is worn by mothers who undertake this fasting. The thread is removed only when it is worn out.
Jivitputrika Vrat is not dedicated to a particular Hindu deity. The main aim of the Vrat is the long life of sons. After early morning bath and prayers, mothers start the fast and do not take any food during the whole day.

Usually, Jitiya fasting is performed as community puja and there will be bhajans and narration of Jivitputrika Vrat Katha. The rituals associated with the Vrat vary from region to region but the purpose is the same.
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Pooradam Nakshatram 2017 predictions – Pooradam Nakshatram Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2017

In 2017, Pooradam Nakshatram born people will see good fortune. Good year to change job. Luck in stocks and games. January, March, August and September are good months. February, April, July and December will be neither good nor bad. May, June, October and November 2017 are bad. Astrology Predictions or phalam for Pooradam Nakshatram for 2017 based on Janmanaal is given below: Pooradam Nakshatram is the 20th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothish. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar, Pooradam is in Dhanu Rashi or Dhanu Kurru (Sagittarius Zodiac).

Career – The year will begin on a slow note for professionals. Year might start with a transfer for many. You will not be happy with your career progress. Job loss for some this year. Colleagues might cause some trouble. Some of you will get jobs from a test that you had attended earlier. Some of you will change your current job.

Finance – There will be loss from speculation. You might get mon…

Moolam Nakshatram 2017 predictions – Moolam Birth Star or Nakshatra Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2017

In 2017, Moolam Nakshatram born people will see both negative and positive development. Some people will face job loss or business failure. There will be gains from property deals. Astrology Predictions or Phalam for Moolam Nakshatra for 2017 is given below: February, June, July, August and September 2017 are good. April, May and November will see both good and bad times. January, March, October and December 2017 are bad. Moolam Nakshatram is the 19th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar Mulam is in Dhanu Rashi or Dhanu Kurru (Sagittarius Zodiac).

Career - Professionals will not be happy with work. Some you will be able to make use of your authority for good. Job loss or a transfer to undesired location for some is a possibility this year. At workplace, some of you will be able to complete projects on time and gain reputation. Self employed professionals will be disappointed with developments. A…

Thriketta Nakshatram 2017 predictions – Trikketta Nakshatra Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2017

In 2017, Thriketta Nakshatram will have a tough year. There will be serious issues at workplace and with your job. Your enemies will trouble you. Astrology Predictions or phalam for Thriketta Nakshatra for 2017 based on birth star or janmanaal is given below: January, July and December 2017 are good months. February, March, June, August, and November will be tough periods. April, May, September and October will be both good and bad. Thriketta Nakshatra is the 18th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisham or astrology. As per Hindu moon astrology or Malayalam Jyothisam Thriketta is in Vrishicka kurru (Scorpio Zodiac).

Career – Some of you will get government jobs. Some of you will be offered higher positions. Job change should be made after thorough research and consultations. Those looking for jobs abroad will receive favourable response. Self employed and freelance people will show aggressiveness in career. Some of you will decide to quit the present job and take up other …

Anizham Nakshatram 2017 Predictions – Anizham Birth Star Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2017

In 2017, Anizham Nakshatram will have a good year. You will have a good year with financial gains. Marriage plans will be successful for many. Astrology Predictions or phalam for Anizham Nakshatra or birth star for 2017 is given below. January, April, August and November 2017 are good months. February, June, September and December are tough periods. March, May, July and October will see both good and bad. Anizham Nakshatra is the 17th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar Anizham is in Vrishicka Rashi or Vrischika Kurru (Scorpio Zodiac).

Career – Some of you will get transfer orders to a distant place. Promotion will be delayed but you will get it in this year. New house construction will move ahead smoothly. Pending cases related will go against your favour. Those looking for jobs abroad will face some disappointments. Good year for writers, artists and doctors. You will be able to complete proj…

Chothi Nakshatram 2017 Predictions – Chothi Nakshatra Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2017

In 2017, Chothi Nakshatram will be a year of mixed fortune. Some trouble related to career and personal life. Financial gains. March, April, August, and September are good in 2017. January, June and December will see both good and bad. February, May, July, October and November 2017 are tough periods. Astrology Predictions or phalam for Chothi Nakshatram for 2017 based on birth star is given below: Chothi Nakshatra is the 15th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisham or astrology. Chothi is in Tula Rashi or Thula Kurru (Libra Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar.
Career – Those who have been working in temporary positions or on probation will be made permanent. Some of you will quit job in a distant place and take up a profession of your liking. Good year for doctors and teachers. Job related court cases for some. You will get promotion. Some of you will be able to impress seniors and management. Good year for people working in banks. …

Hastamalaka – Disciple of Adi Shankaracharya

Hastamala was one of the first four disciples of Adi Shankaracharya. He is believed to be the son of Prabhakara of the Mimamsa School and lived at present day Gokarna in Karnataka. He is considered to be jivanmukta, liberated while living in the body.

Legend has it that as a child, Hastamala could not speak and was considered dull-witted. Once on a pilgrimage, the child slipped into water. A yogi who happened to witness this revived the child by entering into his body.

When Adi Shankaracharya visited Gokarna, Hastamala’s father took him to the great teacher.

Shankara asked boy who he was. The body suddenly recited twelve beautiful verses, saying that he was but pure consciousness with no distinctions.

The twelve verses deal with the nature of reality. It is known by the names of Haptamalaka Shloka, Vedanta Siddhanta Dipika and Viveka Manjari. Adi Shankaracharya wrote a commentary on it and it is known as Hastamalakiyam.

Shankaracharya accepted the child as his disciple and named him …

Binikei Pitha – Temple dedicated to Goddess Binikei near Athamallik in Angul Odisha

Binikei Pitha is a shrine located amidst dense forest at Binikei near Athamallik in Angul District in Odisha. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Binikia or Binikei. The temple is on banks of Mahanadi River and is around 25 km from Athamallik.



The history of Maa Binikei Temple is vague. There are no proper historical records. Some scholars believe the present shrine was constructed during the 19th century. It is believed that the murti was recovered during the 9th century AD.

The Murti or Idol of Goddess Binikei worshipped here is a fierce one. She is seen as standing on a man. She also holds the body of another man. Thus the murti symbolizes destruction of evil and protection of devotees.

She removes darkness caused by people practicing Adharma. She upholds righteousness by protecting those who practice Dharma.

She is also worshipped by Tantrics. Thus the temple is also a Tantric center.
The important festival observed here is Dol Yatra during Holi Period in March.

Teachings from Advaita Bodha Dipika by Sri Karapatra Swami

All is absolute, pure, infinite consciousness, non-dual, supreme intelligence, the self-existent Self or Brahman.

Maya or illusion, the powers of veiling and projection are inherent powers in Brahman. These powers manifest an apparent but unreal universe.

It is unreal because it was not before manifestation and will not be after dissolution.

Therefore it is likened to a dream in the supreme intelligence or mind of Brahman.

Thus the apparent universe is but an appearance based on Brahman. It does not exist apart from Brahman.
Source – article titled Is Life A Dream? By Alan Jacobs in May 2016 edition of Prabuddha Bharata.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 22, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, September 22, 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 Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:55 AM on September 22. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 22, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 9:41 PM on September 22. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Rohini Nakshatra till 4:31 PM on September 22. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5118

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