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Kojagari Lakshmi Puja 2017 date - Kojagari 2017 date

Kojagari Mahalakshmi Pooja is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and is observed in Bengal, Orissa, and other parts of eastern India and also in some regions in western India. Kojagari Lakshmi Puja 2017 date is October 5.

Kojagiri Lakshmi Puja is observed on the Purnima (full moon day) after Durga Puja.

In Hinduism, Goddess Lakshmi symbolizes prosperity and wealth and it is believed that on Kojagiri Poornima night in Aashin month she visits the homes of devotees and blesses them. Therefore special Lakshmi Puja is held in the evening on the day in homes.

On the day women draw Alpana or Alpona patterns (something similar to Rangoli) at homes. Most preferred Alpana is that of Goddess Lakshmi’s feet.

You can find more details about Kojagiri Lakshmi Puja here in this article.

You may also like to read Kojagiri Lakshmi Puja Story - Kojagari Laxmi Puja Vrat Katha

Pasankusa Ekadasi - Pasanakusha Ekadashi

Pasankusa Ekadasi is observed during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the Hindu month of Ashwin (September – October). Pasankusa Ekadashi 2017 date is October 1. The significance of this Ekadasi is mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana and was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna.


It is believed that observing Pasankusa Ekadasi will help in realizing one’s dreams. It is also said that observing Pashankusha fasting is equal to making numerous offerings.
On Pasankusa Ekadasi, Lord Vishnu is worshipped in the form of Ananta Padmanabha – reclining on Snake Ananta in the milky ocean.
All the usual rules associated with Ekadasi fasting is observed on the day. Those observing partial fast avoid grains and rice. Some Vishnu devotees do not sleep during night and read stories of Lord Vishnu.

You may also like to read Ekadasi food – What can be eaten while observing Partial Ekadashi Fasting? How to observe Ekadasi Fasting?

Different Color Tilak in Hinduism – Importance and significance of different Color Tilaks

Tilak is an essential symbol in Hinduism and it is worn on the forehead by Hindu devotees. Tilak comes in various different colors. Here are the importance and significance of different color tilaks.

Black – bestows peace Red – makes one attractive Yellow – bestows prosperity White – moksha or liberation  from cycle of birth and death.

Black chandan or tilak we get from devi temples. Red from Shakti shrines. Yellow from shrines dedicated to Vishnu and his avatars especially Lord Krishna. White is the sacred ash from Shiva temples.

Srirangam Temple Darshan Timings – Opening Closing and Pooja Time at Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu

Srirangam Temple is one of the important temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the world and is located at Srirangam, Tamil Nadu. Below is the Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple timings in detail. Please note that there will be changes in the opening and closing time of the temple during important rituals and festival. The darshan time will be extended on special occasions. The shrine will be closed during Grahan or Eclipse
Srirangam Temple Darshan Timings
Morning – 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
After noon - 1:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Evening – 6:40 PM to 9:00 PM
Detail Puja and Darshan Time
Viswaroopa seva 06:00 to 07:15 Pooja time – ( No Darshan) 07:15 to 09:00 All people darshan 09:00 to 12:00 Pooja time – ( No Darshan) 12:00 to 13:15 All people darshan Timings 13:15 to 18.00 Pooja time – ( No Darshan) 18.00 to 18:45 All people darshan Time 18:45 to 21.00

Karmanghat Hanuman Temple – Karmanghat Anjaneya Swamy Temple at Saroornagar in Hyderabad

Karmanghat Anjaneya Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is located at Karmanghat in Saroornagar in Telangana in India. Karmanghat Hanuman Temple was built in 1143 AD by the then Kakatiya king Sri Prataparudra. Karmanghat Hanuman Temple exact location is Sagar Ring Road in Hyderabad.


Legend has it that King Sri Prataparudra discovered the murti of Hanuman worshipped in the temple during a hunting expedition. Whiling hunting, the king heard someone chanting Rama Rama. He looked around and soon discovered that the chant was emanating from a murti of Hanuman.

That night he had a dream in which Hanuman asked him to build a temple at the sight.

Another legend has it that Mughal Ruler Aurangazeb had ordered the temple to be destroyed. But his soldiers could not go near the temple. Aurangazeb himself arrived to destroy the Hanuman temple.

When he reached the spot he heard a roaring voice, which said, Mandir todna hai to, pehle tum karo man ghat – If you want to destroy the temple,…

Dasara 2017 date - 10-Day Dussehra Festival Dates in 2017

Dasara is observed on the tenth day of the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month. Dasara marks the end of the Navratri festival and Durga Puja. Dasara 2017 date is September 30 - effigy burning of Ravana, Kumbhakarna and Meghnand. The festival begins on September 21. Symbolically, Dasara is the victory of good over evil. The most colorful and popular Dasara festival takes place in Mysore in Karnataka and in North India.
In Karnataka, especially in Mysore, Dasara festivals are held for 10-days and the final day celebrates the victory of Goddess Chamundi or Goddess Chamudeswari over Demon Mahishasura. Here the 10-day festival is known as Dasara – not just the final day.
In North India, Dasara is believed to be the day when Lord Ram annihilated Ravana. On the final day of Dasara celebrations, huge effigies of Ravana, Kumbakarna and Meghnath are burned.
Dasara is also observed as Vijaya Dasami in many regions in India. There is only a change in name – both the festival marks the victory …

Everything is in a state of flux – Swami Vivekananda

God alone is eternal, everything else is transitory.

Everything dies; the angels die, men die, animals die, earths die, sun, moon, and stars, all die; everything undergoes constant change. The mountains of today were the oceans of yesterday and will be oceans tomorrow.

Everything is in a state of flux. The whole universe is a mass of change.

But there is One who never changes, and that is God.

And the nearer we get to Him, the less will be the change for us, the less will nature be able to work on us.
And when we reach Him, and stand with Him, we shall conquer nature, we shall be masters of phenomena of nature, and they will have no effect on us.
– Swami Vivekananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 11, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:10 PM on October 11. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 11, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date. Nakshatra – Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 4:05 PM on October 11. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 8:00 PM on October 11. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Makar Ra…

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