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January 2017 Rented Home Dates – Good and Auspicious Date to Shift or Move into Rented House – Flat – Apartment in January 2017

Many Hindus look for auspicious and good date to move into rented house. Below are the auspicious dates in January 2017 to shift or move into rented home, flat or apartment. Please note that these are not actual grah pravesh dates. It is just good dates to make a quick move into a new home.

January 2017 Dates to Shift or Move into Rented Homes

January 1, 2017 January 2 - Good day after 3:55 PM. January 4 January 5 is good till 1:55 PM January 6 January 7 January 9 is good after 10:20 AM January 10 January 11 is good till 7:50 PM January 13 January 14 January 16 January 17 January 18 good till 12:45 PM January 19 January 20 January 21 is good till 8:03 AM January 23 is good till 1:55 PM January 28 is good till 2:15 PM January 29 is good after 1:05 PM January 30 January 31 is good till 4:15 PM

Vadakkumnathan Temple in Thrissur – Information about Shiva Temple in Thrissur

Vadakkumnathan Temple is located in the heart of Thrissur town in Kerala. This popular shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva is the witness to the world famous Thrissur Pooram. The main Shivling worshipped in the temple is not visible as it is under a mount of ghee. Shivratri is one of the most important festivals observed here.


Shivling at Vadakkumnathan Temple Shiva worshipped here is the Kiratha Murti – one who had a fight with Arjuna before blessing him with divine weapons. It is believed that Kiratha Murti had an injury during the fight with Arjuna. Therefore, abhishekam with ghee was performed for centuries.

The main Shivling worshipped here is covered by 5 meter high and 7 meter wide mount of ghee. The miracle here is that the ghee has not melted or gone bad even after several hundred years of Abhisheka.

Mother Goddess Parvati is worshipped in the shrine and she faces east.

A large sculpture of Nandi is also found in the temple complex.

Bhgavan Sri Rama and Shankaranarayana are worshi…

Godh Bharai Dates in February 2017 – Hindu Baby Shower Good Dates in February 2017

Godh Bharai Dates in February 2017 is based on Hindu calendar and Panchang. Godh Bharai is the Hindu baby shower and is one of the auspicious occasions. Below are the good dates in February 2017 for performing this important ritual.

February 1 February 2 February 3 February 4 - good after 9:50 AM February 6 good till 2:50 PM February 7 good after 1:50 PM February 8 February 9 February 11 February 12 February 13 is good till 4:30 PM February 14 February 16 February 17 is good till 9:20 AM February 18 is good after 7:10 PM February 19 February 22 February 27 February 28

Turtle Sculpture between the Shivling and Nandi in Shiva Temples

In Shiva temples, Nandi – the bull – always faces the Shivling in the Sanctum Sanctorum. In most temples, between the Shivling and Nandi a sculpture of Turtle is also found. Some scholars are of the view that this turtle is Akupara – as per Hindu tradition the universe rests on the back of Akupara, the turtle.



Another view point is that, the turtle represents the Kurma Avatar of Vishnu.

Symbolically, the turtle reminds us for the need to withdraw the senses from the materialistic world to realize the Supreme Truth – the Brahman in the form of Shivling.

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Karketeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Karketeshwar Form of Shiva – 22nd Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Karketeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Karketeshwar Mahadev will be able to enjoy all sorts of pleasure on earth.

The temple dedicated to Karketeshwar Mahadev is located at Khatikwada in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with a king whose previous birth was that of a crab.

Karketeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 22nd temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.


Story of Karketeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain
Once there lived a famous king named Dharmamurti. He even helped Indra in defeating demons. One day the king wanted to know why he is able to achieve so much fame in this birth. He put the question before Sage Vasishta.

Sage Vasishta then narrated the story of his previous births. In his previous birth, King Dharmamurti was a crab. He had to take this birth due to the sins he had committed during earlier birth…

Rules of Karva Chauth Fasting

Karva Chauth Fasting is observed from sunrise to sighting of the moon on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha of Kartik Month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Here are the important rules regarding Karva Chauth fasting.
Unmarried women are not supposed to observe Karva Chauth.
Women who are pregnant, working or are under treatment for any sort of medical problems should not observe complete fast. They should opt for partial fast.

Good Date for Business in February 2017 as Per Hindu Calendar and Panchang - Auspicious Date for Business Opening in February 2017

Beginning business on good date is considered a must for many Hindus. Below are the good dates for business in February 2017. The day is highly auspicious for opening new shops, starting new business, entering into contract, signing business documents etc.

Good Date for Business in February 2017

February 1 February 2 February 3 February 4 - good after 9:50 AM February 6 good till 2:50 PM February 7 good after 1:50 PM February 8 February 9 February 11 February 12 February 13 is good till 4:30 PM February 14 February 16 February 17 is good till 9:20 AM February 18 is good after 7:10 PM February 19 February 22 February 27 February 28

Shubh Muhurat in March 2017 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang – Shubh Mahurat Dates in March 2017

Shubh Muhurat dates in March 2017 as per Hindu calendar is based on astrological calculations and the period of Shubh Mahurat varies from country to country and even within regions in India. The Shubh Muhurats date below are based on Panchangs followed in India and is meant to give an idea regarding Shubh Muhurat days in March 2017.

Shubh Muhurat March 2017 –

March 1 March 2 Shubh Muhurat after 1:10 PM March 3 March 5 Shubh Muhurat after 5:05 PM March 6 March 7 March 8 Shubh Muhurat till 11:30 AM  March 9 March 10 March 11 March 14 March 15 is Shubh Muhurat till 10:25 AM March 16 March 18 March 21 March 22 March 23 is Shubh Muhurat after 1:30 PM March 24 March 25 is Shubh Muhurat till 1:30 PM March 28  March 29 is Shubh Muhurat till 2:40 PM March 30 is Shubh Muhurat after 11:10 AM
Please note that there is Kharmas from March 15, 2017 in North India. If you are following Kharmas then the dates after March 15 are not applicable. Kharmas is not followed in Southern, western and eastern p…

Shubh Muhurat in February 2017 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang – Shubh Mahurat Dates in February 2017

Shubh Muhurat dates in February 2017 as per Hindu calendar is based on astrological calculations and the period of Shubh Mahurat varies from country to country and even within regions in India. The Shubh Muhurats date below are based on Panchangs followed in India and is meant to give an idea regarding good days in February 2017.

Shubh Muhurat February 2017 –

February 1 February 2 February 3 February 4 - Shubh Muhurat after 9:50 AM February 6 Shubh Muhurat till 2:50 PM February 7 Shubh Muhurat after 1:50 PM February 8 February 9 February 11 February 12 February 13 is Shubh Muhurat till 4:30 PM February 14 February 16 February 17 is Shubh Muhurat till 9:20 AM February 18 is Shubh Muhurat after 7:10 PM February 19 February 22 February 27
February 28

Good date for giving birth in July 2017 – Auspicious dates for birth of baby in July 2017

There are many couples who look for good dates for giving birth of baby. These are the good dates for giving birth in July 2017. Please note that the auspicious date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations. So consider this only just as a guide.

Good dates for birth of baby in July 2017

July 1 good date after 6:20 PM July 2 July 3 July 5 July 6 is good till 8:20 AM July 9 is good till 10:35 AM July 10 is good after 11:10 AM July 11 July 12 is good after 2:05 PM July 13 July 14 July 15 it is good till 2:30 PM July 16 July 18 good till 8:45 PM July 20 July 24 July 26 is good till 7:25 PM July 27 is good after 7:00 PM July 28 July 29 July 30 is good till 8:05 AM July 31 is good till 9:35 AM
Bad Dates in July 2017 – July 4, 7, 8, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, and July 25.

Sorimuthu Ayyanar Temple at Papanasam in Tamil Nadu – Karaiyar Sorimuthu Ayyanar Kovil

Sorimuthu Ayyanar Temple is located between Papanasam and Karaiyar Dam in Ambasamudram Taluk in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu. The main deity worshipped in the shrine is Mahalinga Swamy and Dharma Sastha (Ayyappa). Sorimuthu Ayyanar Kovil nestles on the banks of Thamirabarani River and the presiding deity is the Kuladevata, or family deity, of several families in the region.



The temple is associated with Lord Ayyappa. It is believed that Ayyappa came here to learn martial arts as a young lad. Therefore this is one of the first temples dedicated to Ayyappa. Ayyappa devotees offer prayers here before undertaking vratam and journey to the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple.

The murti of Ayyappa has his left leg bent and the right handing down. Sapta Kanyakas (seven maidens) are worshipped in the main sanctum sanctorum along with Dharma Shasta.

Ayyanar is worshipped along with his wives Poorna and Pushkala. The other deities worshipped in the shrine are Vinayaka, Nandi, Bhairava, Sangili Bho…

Let go of certain beliefs and habits that drain us of our strength – Dadi Janki

Live in such a way that love informs every action. I have learned to live this way, and as a result, nothing disturbs me. My contentment and good feelings towards others remain constant. I have become free.

The power that allows me to live like this comes from inside. I do not look for it from the outside.

That is why I stay free, with no expectations of others, and no frustrations.

Everyone can live this way. It is very natural way to be. However, it requires letting go of certain beliefs and habits that drain us of this strength, and interfere with our ability to love. Sometimes these have become deep-seated within us, such that we are not aware of their presence.

We are living in an era, when those who turn their minds within, to the inner self and to God, can truly come together, in a new way. With courage and determination, we can access an ocean of peace, love, happiness and power that transforms the way we see ourselves and others.
Source – Inside Out by Dadi Janki

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 17, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, October 17, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Pratipada and Dwitiya Tithi or the first and second day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 7:29 AM on October 17. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 17, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day. Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 10:35 AM on October 17. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 8:16 AM on October 17. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram.
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 – Tula Sankranti
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