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Ballal Vinayak Form of Ganesha

Ballal Vinayak is the form of Ganesh worshipped at Pali in Maharashtra, which is one among the Ashta Vianayaka Temples in Maharashtra. The name Ballal Vinayak is the result of a boon given by Ganesha to child Ballala whose unwavering devotion resulted in Ganesh appearing to rescue him. Ganesha promised Ballal that from then onwards his name will be taken before him. The murti worshipped is also known as Ballalesvara Vinayak and Ballala Vinayaka.

Ballal Vinayak represents strength.
Legend has it that young Ballala was an ardent devotee of Ganesha. He and his friends used to worship Ganesha. Once Ballal and friends went to forest and worshiped a huge stone murti of Ganesh.
The parents of other children complained to Ballal’s father that his son was making their children lazy by always worshiping Ganesha deep in forest.
Fed up with constant complaints, Ballal’s father went to forest and found Ballal and his friends in deep meditation. Seeing Ballal’s father approaching all the children ra…

Annamurti – Manifestation of Hindu God Vishnu Associated with Food

Annamurti is a manifestation of Hindu God Vishnu and is associated with food. This form of Vishnu is similar to the Annapurna incarnation of Goddess Shakti (Maa Parvati). In this manifestation, Vishnu is the god of kitchen and food.

Annamurti form of Vishnu has two arms. On hand holds a ball of rice and another hand holds payasam (sweet or kheer prepared using rice, sugar and milk).
Murti (idol) of Annamurti is found in the famous Srirangam Temple in Tamil Nadu in India.
At Srirangam, he is the presiding deity of the kitchen in the temple.

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

Godh Bharai Dates in March 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 March 2017 for performing this important ritual.
March 1
March 2 good after 1:10 PM March 3
March 5 good after 5:05 PM March 6 March 7
March 8 good till 11:30 AM  March 9 March 10 March 11 March 14
March 15 is good till 10:25 AM
March 16 March 18 March 21 March 22
March 23 is good after 1:30 PM March 24 March 25 is good till 1:30 PM
March 28  March 29 is good till 2:40 PM March 30 is good after 11:10 AM

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

Many Hindus look for auspicious and good date to move into rented house. Below are the auspicious dates in February 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.

February 2017 Dates to Shift or Move into Rented Homes

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

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

There are many couples who look for good dates for giving birth of baby. These are the good dates for giving birth in August 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 August 2017

August 1 is good after 12:20 PM August 2 is good till 3:15 PM August 4 is good after 5:55 PM August 5 August 6 August 9 August 10 is good till 12:40 PM August 11 August 12 August 13 August 14 is good after 8:40 AM August 16 August 17 is good after 12:45 PM August 18 August 22 August 23 August 24 August 25 August 26 August 27 is good till 5:40 PM

February 2017 Good dates for buying Car – Bike – Scooter – Other Vehicle – Good date and time to buy Vehicle in February 2017 in Hindu Panchang and Calendar

Good and auspicious dates for buying car is based on good Nakshatra, tarabalam, karana, tithi and yog. February 2017 date and time to buy car as per Hindu Panchang and Calendar is given below. The entire time on these days are good for the purpose in February 2017. Below are the good dates for buying car, bike, scooter or other vehicles.
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

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

Beginning business on good date is considered a must for many Hindus. Below are the good dates for business in March 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 March 2017 March 1 March 2 good after 1:10 PM March 3 March 5 good after 5:05 PM March 6 March 7 March 8 good till 11:30 AM  March 9 March 10 March 11 March 14 March 15 is good till 10:25 AM March 16 March 18 March 21 March 22 March 23 is good after 1:30 PM March 24 March 25 is good till 1:30 PM March 28

Story of Apsara Urvashi

Urvashi is a celebrated apsara in the court of Indra, the king of Devas. Legend has it that she was created from thigh of Narayana. Uru means thigh and hence the name Urvashi. She was created to rival the beauty of other damsels in Indra’s court like Menaka, Rambha and Tilottama.

Indra, the king of the Devas, according to his innate character thought that Nara Narayana wanted to overthrow him and rule over the heaven. So he sent Apsaras (nymphs) to disturb the two saints with sexual passion. Seeing the Apsaras, Narayana placed a flower in his thigh and immediately sprung from it a voluptuous nymph whose charms far excelled those nymphs sent by Indra. Since this beautiful nymph came out of the thigh she was called Urvashi.

Due to a curse, Urvashi had to live on earth and here she married King Pururavas. (you can read the story here)
Another famous story associated with Urvashi is her desire to make love to Arjuna, the third of the Pandava brothers in the Mahabharat. (youcan read the s…

Sri Ram Lamp – Lithophane Votive Light of Srirama from Lladro

Sri Ram lithophane is a molded artwork in thin very translucent porcelain that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source. It is an ideal Srirama lamp for offering prayers in puja rooms and for meditation. Lladro, a Spanish firm noted for high quality porcelain figurines – Hindu religion related figurines include various forms of Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, Ram Darbar and Shiva.

Sri Rama – lithophane votive light from Lladro is priced at Rs 6,000 /-
The size of the lamp is 12 X 9 cm.

Lladro signature stores are there in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bangalore. It is also available in famous jewelry shops and boutiques.

Purnima November 2017 Time and Date – Full Moon Day in Hindu calendar in November 2017

Purnima is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu calendar and fast is observed on the day. In November 2017, the date of Purnima is November 4. The Purnima fasting is marked on November 3. The time is from 12:58 PM on November 3 to 11:14 AM on November 4. The Purnima in November 2017 is the Kartik Purnima in most regions. 
Tripurari Purnima is observed on the day.
Tulsi Puja final day rituals end on the day.
Dev Diwali is observed on the day in many regions.
Bhishma Panchak Vrat ends on Kartik Purnima day
Panchuka ends in Orissa
Some of the other rituals that are observed on November 4 Purnima day areare AkashdeepKarikeshwar Puja in OrissaKapal Mochan MelaRash YatraKartik Swami Darshan in Maharashtra

Some Hindu communities observe fast on Purnima day. Special pujas and rituals are performed in many temples.
The day is also the last day in the Kartik month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.

Three Type of Followers – Bhagavan Sri Ram in the Ramayana

Bhagavan Sri Ram: In this world there are three types of followers. The best of the them carries out the work allocated to him by the leader, and goes even farther and, creatively anticipating the leader’s wishes, fulfils them too – yo hi bhrityo niyukttah san bhartraa karmani dushhkare; kuryaat tad anuraagena tamahuh purushhottamam.

The mediocre follower does not, though capable, do anything more than what the leader commanded him to do – yo niyuktah param kaaryam na kuryaannaripateh priyam; bhrityo yuktah samarthashcha tamaahurmadhyam naram.

And the worst follower is he who though capable, does not even carry out the leader’s wishes – niyukto nripateh kaaryam na kuryaadyah samaahitah; bhrityo yuktah samarthashcha tamaahuh purushhdhamam.
(Valmiki Ramayana, Yuddha Kandam, Sarga 1, Sloka 7-9)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 18, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 5:06 AM on October 18. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 18, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day. Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 8:55 AM on October 18. Then onward it is Karthigai or Krittika or Kartika Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Bharani Nakshatra till 5:19 AM on October 18. Then onward it is Karthigai or Krittika or Kartika Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 2:30 PM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mesha Rashi till 10…