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Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra

Makara Sankranthi, or Makar Sankrant, marks the commencement of the Sun's (Surya) journey to the Northern Hemisphere (Makara rasi). In 2017, date of Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra is January 14. It signifies the onset of Uttarayan or Uttarayana Punyakalam and is a major celebration all over India. In Marathi culture, on Makar Sankranti day people exchange grains of multicolored sugar balls and fried til (sesame) mixed with molasses (til gul).

Makar Sankranti is the season of the first sugarcane harvest in Maharashtra. The sugarcanes are ready to be made into fresh jaggery and this is reflected in the sweets distributed during the period.

In many regions in Maharashtra people wear black colored dress on Makar Sankranti day. As per Hindu customs and traditions, it is inauspicious to wear black but since it is winter black is worn on the day to keep the body warm. A lot of importance is given to til (sesame seeds) due to the same reason. Sesame seeds (Til) are used to combat the co…

Story of Goddess Kamakshi Worshipped in Kanchipuram

At Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, Mother Goddess Shakti appears as Goddess Kamakshi. She is worshipped here as an incarnation of Goddess Parashakti. Her story is associated with her wish to marry Lord Shiva.

Legend has it that Goddess Kamakshi came to Kanchipuram and sat under the shade of a mango tree. Here she offered prayers to a Shivling made of sand.

Through her austerities and devotion she was able to please Shiva who promised to marry her.
Goddess Kamakshi sits in padmasana posture in Kanchipuram. It said that Goddess Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati reside in her eyes.

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Thiruvalluvar Day

Tiruvalluvar Day marks the birth anniversary of the immortal Tamil Poet-Saint Thiruvalluvar. He is the author of Kural or Thirukural, a poetic composition of great antiquity in Tamil Literature which can be termed as a treatise on the art of living a happy and peaceful life. In 2018, the date of Thiruvalluvar Day is January 15.

It is believed that Thiruvalluvar wrote the Thirukural in the second century AD but there are also some scholars who believe that it was written in first century BC.

Thiruvalluvar in Thirukural diagnoses the intricacies of human nature and one will be captivated by his thorough knowledge of human psychology. Many of his insights on human mind are yet to be studied by modern psychology. His advices on various topics are sagacious and practical and are relevant in all times. Each new generation is attracted to his teachings in the Thirukural as it is not hampered by prejudice or dogma of any kind.

The birth anniversary of Saint Thiruvalluvar is observed on the …

Pushya Masam 2017 - 2018 – Pushya Month 2017 Dates

Pushya Masam is a highly auspicious month for Vaishnava devotees. Pushya Masam 2017 - 2018 begins on December 19, 2017 and ends on January 17, 2018. Other festival dates in Pushya month 2017 – 2018 are given in detail below.
Sankatahara Chavithi dedicated to Vinayaka in Poush Masa in 2018 is on  January 5, 2018 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:57 PM – Indian Standard Time.
Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Pushya Month are: Putrada Ekadasi  – December 29 (Vaikunta Ekadasi) Shattila Ekadasi – January 12
Purnima in Pushya Masam Paush Pournima or Full moon day is on January 2. The Purnima begins at 11:44 AM on January 1 and ends at 7:54 AM on January 2. Purnima Vrat is on January 1, 2018. Shakambari Purnima is on January 2. Shakambari Jayanti is observed on January 2. Magh Snan begins on the day.
Amavasi in Pushya Masam Pausha Masa Amavasya or No moon day is on January 16 and January 17, 2018. The Amavasi begins on at 5:11 AM on January 16 and ends at 7:47 AM on January 17, 2018. Amavas Vrat is on…

Auspicious dates for cesarean delivery in April 2017

No panchang or calendar or astrologer prepares auspicious dates for cesarean delivery. But you can choose date and that is not bad or inauspicious in a month. These are the auspicious dates for cesarean delivery in April 2017.

April 1 April 2 April 3 till 1:00 PM April 4 April 5 April 6 April 7 after 9:00 AM April 8 April 9 April 10 good till 10:20 AM April 11 April 12 April 13 is good till 8:00 AM April 16 is good after 4:40 PM April 17 April 18 is good after 1:40 PM April 19 April 20 April 21 till 4:55 PM April 22 April 23 April 27 is good till 4:25 PM April 28 April 30
Please note that the good date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations.

Auspicious dates for cesarean delivery in March 2017

No panchang or calendar or astrologer prepares auspicious dates for cesarean delivery. But you can choose date and that is not bad or inauspicious in a month. These are the auspicious dates for cesarean delivery 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  March 29 is good till 2:40 PM March 30 is good after 11:10 AM
Please note that the good date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations.

Four Female Attendants of Goddess Lakshmi

As per Lakshmi Tantra, Goddess Lakshmi has four female attendants. They are Lavanya, Subhaga, Saubhagya and Saumanasy.

All four attendants have four arms. They are beautiful and have the color of the inside of a lotus. In their hands, they carry branch of the amalaka tree, lotus, pitcher and a lotus banner.

The four companions are seated in lotus posture and they gaze at the face of Goddess Lakshmi. The Bija Mantra associated with Lavanya is om lam tam lavanyaya namah. The mantra associated with Subhaga is om lam tam Subhagaya namah. The mantra associated with Samriddhi is om lam tam Samriddhiya namah. The mantra associated with Vibhuti is om lam tam Vibhutiya namah.

Auspicious dates for cesarean delivery in February 2017

No panchang or calendar or astrologer prepares auspicious dates for cesarean delivery. But you can choose date and that is not bad or inauspicious in a month. These are the auspicious dates for cesarean delivery 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
Please note that the good date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations.

Auspicious dates for cesarean delivery in January 2017

No panchang or calendar or astrologer prepares auspicious dates for cesarean delivery. But you can choose date and that is not bad or inauspicious in a month. These are the auspicious dates for cesarean delivery in January 2017.

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
Please note that the good date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations.

Rourkela Vaishno Devi Temple Timings

Rourkela Vaishno Devi Temple is located atop a hill and is quite similar in architecture to the famous Vaishno Devi Mandir in Jammu. Rourkela Vaishno Devi Temple timings in detail is given below. Darshan and opening and closing time may vary during festivals and other important dates.

Rourkela Vaishno Devi Temple Morning Darshan Time
7:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening Darshan Time 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Fourteen Failings of Ruler as per Ramayana

The fourteen failings of Ruler as per Ramayana are:

Atheism
Dissimulation
Inattention
Anger
Procrastination
Lack of discrimination in companionship
Gratification of senses
Disregard of counsel
Consultation with those who advocate what is ill advised.
Failure to carry out what has been decided.
Disclosure of council received
Omission of sacred practice in the early morning
Desire to enter into combat with all thy foes at the same time.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 12, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, January 12, 2017 (Today) – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 5:38 PM on January 12. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 12, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara orThiruvathira Nakshatra till 3:38 AM on January 12. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 3:17 AM on January 12. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 8:48 PM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mithuna Rashi till 7:47 PM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat…

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