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Ganga Dashahara Festival – Ganga Dashmi 2018 Date

Ganga Dasara, also known as Maa Ganga Dashahara, is a 10-day festival dedicated to Goddess Ganga (River Ganga or the Ganges). In 2018, Ganga Dashara festival date is from June 14 to June 22. Ganga Dashmi 2018 date is June 22. The festival is celebrated during the first ten days of the Jyeshta Month (May – June) – the first 10 days during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).

It is believed that Goddess Ganga touched the earth on the 10th day of the Shukla Paksha of Jyeshta (June 22, 2018). Legend has it that King Bhagirath performed intense austerities to bring down Ganga on to earth so that his ancestors are relieved of their sins. Finally, Ganga descended from heaven and Lord Shiva held Her in his matted locks so that the power of Goddess does not destroy the earth. She then traveled to earth purifying all that she touched.

Numerous ceremonies are held on the occasion including pujas, prayers, and other rituals. In recent years, with human greed destroying and polluting Ganga, t…

Karveer Vrat – Karvir Vrata - Dedicated to Surya and Kaner Plant - How to Perform The Karveer Vrat?

Karveer Vrat is dedicated to Lord Surya and the Kaner Tree – Indian oleander or Nerium Indicum. Karveer Vrat 2018 date is June 14. The Vrata is observed on the first day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of the moon of Jyeshta month (May – June) as per traditional calendar followed in North India.
How to Perform Surya Puja on Karveer Vrat? It is believed that offering puja and rituals to Surya Bhagavan will help in alleviating the problems in life. It also ushers in peace and prosperity.

The fasting and rituals on the day were performed by Savitri, Saraswati, Sathyabhama, and Damayanti.

Offering flowers to Surya Bhagavan on the day is equal to offering gold coins.

The preferred flowers are Kadamb, Mukur and Bela during night. Other seasonal flowers can be offered during the day time. The preferred flowers are Guja, Dhatura, Aparajita, Bhatakttaya and Tagar.

The importance of Karvir Vrat is mentioned in the Bhavishya Purana. The rituals associated with the Vrat are mainly observed i…

Benefits of Chanting Gayatri Mantra as Per Hindu Religion

Innumerable are the benefits of chanting the Gayatri Mantra. This is one of the most important mantras in Hindu religion. Millions of Hindus chant it daily.

Those who have trouble in concentrating will see remarkable improvement after chanting the Gayatri Mantra 108 times daily for 24 days.Students get the benefit of concentration, intelligence, and memory power after chanting the mantra.It is believed that chanting the mantra daily during sunrise helps in having good and healthy skin.Chanting the mantra morning during sunrise, noon (when the sun is overhead) and evening when the sun is setting helps in curing skin diseases.Tantrics are of the view that regular chanting of the mantra helps in attaining various siddhis.Those people struggling with their anger will get relief after chanting the mantra. A good solution to anger management.A good mantra to improve knowledge and wisdom. It motivates a person towards self-realization. Puts an individual on the road of spiritual journey.The …

Purnagiri Temple in Champawat in Uttarakhand, India

Purnagiri Temple at Purnagiri in Champawat is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti. The popular shrine in Uttarakhand state of India is accessible throughout the year and is at an altitude of 3000 meter above sea level on the Annapurna Mountain. The shrine is around 20 km from Tanakpur, 171 km from Pithoragarh and 92 km from Champawat.


Purnagiri is also known as Punyagiri because River Kali descends from here to the plains and gets the name Sharda.
Some scholars are of the view that the navel of Goddess Sati fell here after the infamous incident at the Daksha Yajna. Thus, the temple is also a Shakti Peetah.

It is also considered one of the 108 Siddhpeetahs. Mahakali manifestation is worshipped here as per the Siddhapeetah tradition.

The temple has the murti of Goddess Purnagiri sitting atop a lion. She has numerous hands and she holds various weapons. She is with a crown and is draped in sari.

The most important festival in the temple is Chaitra Navrati.
Purnagiri Mela is annually held…

Immortality comes to him who accepts the good – Upanishads

I will initiate you (into learning) because you have not deviated from truth. (Chandogya Upanishad)

Immortality comes to him who accepts the good, and he who selects the pleasurable falls from the true end. (Katha Upanishad)

There are two types of knowledge to be acquired – the higher and the lower. (Mundaka Upanishad)
The mind alone is the cause of bondage and liberation of the human being. (Amritabindu Upanishad)

Hindu Calendar Today – May 25, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 3:53 AM on May 25. Then onward it isAmavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 1:28 AM on May 26. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 25, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time. Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 2:16 AM on May 25. Then onward it is Kartika or Krithigai or Kartika Nakshatram till 12:40 AM on May 26.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Bharani Nakshatra till 3:14 AM on May 25. Then onward it is Kartika or Krithigai or Kartika Nakshatram till 12:10 AM on May 26.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 7:51 AM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mesha Rashi till 8:29 AM. Then onwa…

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