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Shani Pradosh – Pradosha Vrata on Saturday

Shani Pradosh, or Sani Pradosha Vrata, is when Pradosh day dedicated to Lord Shiva falls on Saturday or Shanivar. In Hinduism, Saturday is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shani or Shaneeshwara – one among the Navagrahas. For those believing in Hindu astrology and horoscope, Lord Shani can create problems in life. It is believed that fasting and praying on Pradosh day will help in keeping removing the effects of Shani.

It is considered highly meritorious to observe puja in a Shiva Temple or Hanuman Temple or Bhairav Temple on Shani Pradosh day.

It is also believed that observing Shani Pradosh will help in getting intelligent and healthy children.

Pradosh, or Pradosham, falls on the 13th day in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. It is believed that Lord Shiva and Parvati are in playful mood during this period and therefore they will readily fulfill the wishes of the devotees.

There is also a popular belief that people under the bad influence of Lord Shani can escape it by praying to…

Ekadashi December 2017 date – Monthly Fasting Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu in December 2017

Ekadashi is a monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of a lunar fortnight. Ekadasi December 2017 dates are December 13 and December 29.

The December 13, 2017 Ekadasi is known as Saphala Ekadasiin most regions.

December 29, 2017 Ekadasi is known as Putrada Ekadasi. The day is observed as the famous Vaikunta Ekadasi in South India.

The preparation for Ekadashi fasting begins on the Dasami day – the day before Ekadasi. On the Ekadasi day, devotees observe complete fast. The day is meant for hearing religious discourses and performing pujas.
There are also devotees who do not observe total fast. They avoid grains especially rice and consume fruits, nuts and milk.
The fasting comes to an end on the Dwadashi day with the consuming of food cooked in one’s house.

You may also like to read How to observe Ekadasi Vrat? Ekadasi Food – the food consumed by those observing partial fast
Ekadasi 2018 Dates

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

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

October 2017 Dates to Shift or Move into Rented Homes

October 1 till 2:10 PM October 2 October 3 October 4
October 5 after 1:05 PM
October 6 October 7 October 10 good after 12:35 PM
October 11 good till 9:05 AM October 13
October 14 good till 2:35 PM October 15 October 16
October 17
October 18 October 19 October 20 October 21 October 22 good date after 12:25PM October 25 October 26
October 27 good till 2:40 PM October 28 October 29 October 30
October 31 good till 7:05 AM

Entire creation is an extension of ourselves

We are knowingly or unknowingly in the prison of material desires. The key of escape from this prison is within us. That key opens the door of spiritual liberation.

A spiritual seeker must have both inquisitiveness and an openness of mind to accept the truth.

Constant observation and restraint are two methods to bring the mind under control.

A state of existence above and beyond the limits of material experience is possible only through analysis.

Entire creation is an extension of ourselves.
Truth does not change because of our faith or lack of it.


Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 26, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, November 26, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:17 AM on November 26. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 26, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date till 10:00 AM. Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatra till 3:51 PM on November 26. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatra till 3:04 PM on November 26. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 2:43 AM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maha…

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