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Navratri in Kerala - Navarathri Celebrations in Kerala

The nine-day Navaratri in Kerala is mainly dedicated to the worship of Goddess Saraswathi. Vijaya Dashami the 10th day after Navratri is observed as Vidhyarambham. Navratri 2017 is from September 21 to September 29. Vidhyarambham is on September 30. Navratri in Kerala is noted for musical concerts. Musical nights at the Navaratri Mandapam in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and Navarathri musical concerts and dance nights held in other major towns and cities in Kerala attract thousands of people.
In some place in Kerala during Navratri, first three days is dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi; Lakshmi during the next three days and Durga on the last three days.

Bathukamma 2017 dates - Bathukamma Panduga 2017 dates in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

Bathukamma Panduga Festival is one of the most important and unique festival in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Bathukamma 2017 begins on September 21 and ends on September 30. It is also the state festival of Telangana. The festival is mainly observed by women and is dedicated to Goddess Bathkamma – who is an incarnation of Goddess Sati. The first day of Bathukamma Panduga is on September 21, 2017. The festival concludes on September 30, 2017 with Chaddula Bathukamma.
Bathukamma means ‘come back to life mother’ and is asking Goddess Sati to return back. Legend has it that Sati returned as Goddess Parvati and therefore the festival is also dedicated to Goddess Parvati.

Hanuman and Story of the Origin of Navratri

There is a story connecting Hanuman with the origin of Navratri. It is mentioned in some puranas. Ravana was an ardent devotee of Shiva and Parvati. Pleased with the devotion, Shiva and Parvati were ever present in Lanka and were protecting the kingdom. When the tyranny of the Ravana became unbearable, Brahma asked Shiva and Parvati to stop protecting Ravana.

As a solution, Shiva promises Brahma that he will incarnate in the form of Hanuman to help Sri Ram defeat Ravana. Goddess Parvati agreed to leave the kingdom of Ravana when Hanuman arrives on Lanka.

Amavasya October 2017 Date and Time - No Moon Day in Hindu Calendar in October 2017

Amavasya is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya October 2017 date and time is October 19. The Amavasya Time begins at 11:33 PM on October 18 o 11:42 PM on October 19, 2017.. The Amavasya Snan, dhan, Shradh and Tarpan are performed on October 30. Amavasi Vrat is on October 30.

Diwali and Lakshmi Puja is observed on October 19. Gujarati Vikram Smavant 2073 comes to an end on October 30.

As per traditional North Indian calendar the October 19 Amavasya is of the Kartik month. In other regions it is the Ashwin Amavasya.
Amavasya is the darkest day in a traditional Hindu month and is considered both auspicious and inauspicious by different Hindu communities.
There are many Hindus who undertake a fast on Amavasi. Some devotees only take a single meal on the day.
Kartik month ends in traditional calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on October 19.

Maharaj Agrasen Jayanti 2017 date

Maharaj Agrasen Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Maharaj Agrasen. The Agrawal and Agrahari community trace their origin to Maharaj Agrasena. Maharaj Agrasen Jayanti 2017 date is September 21. The birth anniversary is annually observed on the first day of the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month – Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada.

The popular belief is that Maharaja Agrasen was a contemporary of Sri Krishna. He was a Suryavanshi King in Dwapar Yuga. There are numerous other accounts that connect Agrasena Maharaj with Sri Krishna.
Legend has that Agrasena Maharaj did severe Tapas and invoked Shiva, who advised him to worship Goddess Lakshmi. Agrasena Maharaj then performed tapas for Goddess Lakshmi. She appeared and asked him to take up business profession for the prosperity of his people. Thus Agrawal and Agrahari community members follow the tradition of business.
Maharaj Agrasen Jayanti is observed annually on the first day of the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month – Ashwin Shukl…

We do not live up to our potential when we are dependent on others

We do not live up to our potential when we are dependent on others.

When we have someone to bail us out we find thousands of excuses to quit a job. We do not try hard too.

We sabotage our growth and personal development when we constantly have someone to depend upon.

We should aim to attain financial independence at the earliest. Then all other freedom follows.
There will be confusion, anger and frustration in the beginning. If the decision is firm then soon we will discover who we are.


Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 1, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, October 1, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 3:56 AM on October 1. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 1, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham Nakshatra till 11:07 PM on October 1. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Hasta or Atham Nakshatra till 11:58 PM on October 1. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Navratri Begins. Ghatasthapana. Maharaj Agrasen Ja…

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