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Chatur Mas Vrata 2017 dates – How to do or observe Chatur Maas Vrat?

Chatur Mas Vrata 2017 dates based on Hindu panchang and calendars. Chaturmas Vrata, or Chatur Mas Vrat, is observed for a period of four months and it begins from the Deva Sayana Ekadasi in Ashada month and ends on Utthana Ekadasi in Kartik Month. In 2017, Chaturmas Vrat begins on July 4 and ends on October 31. The four months of Shravan, Bhadrapad, Ashwina and Kartik are considered as the holiest months in the Hindi calendar. Different types of vows and Vratas are observed by Hindus during this period.

Many people avoid non-vegetarian food during the four month period. Some people observe flexible fasting – eating just one meal or two, or just one meal on particular days in the month. Certain food items like jaggery or oil is avoided during the period or in any one of the four months. Some people avoid salty and sweet preparations. Those people who plan to undertake serious vows and fasting avoid garlic and onion as it can stimulate unnecessary excitements.
There are no hard and fa…

Santoshi Mata Vrat – How to Perform Santoshi Ma Vrat and Udyapan

Santoshi Mata Vrat is one of the popular Vrats in North India. It is observed mainly on Friday. Here is a brief description on how to perform Santoshi Mata Vrat and Udyapan.

The Vrat is observed for 16 consecutive Fridays.It can be started at any time of the year.You can perform the vrat during monthly periods.On the first Friday of the vrat, a devotee has to take a yellow color thread. Tie twenty-one knots on it and wear it around the neck during the vrat period.Men tie the thread on the right wrist.No sour food is to be consumed or offered by the person performing the Vrat. How to Perform Santoshi Mata Vrat? After taking bath on Friday morning, the devotee has to wear the thread. Perform simple puja and prayer to Santoshi Mata. Fast on an entire day. In the evening, the devotee reads or listens to the Santoshi Mata Vrat Katha. The devotee breaks the fast by eating a handful of baked horse gram (Chane kid al) and jaggery.
You should water plants on all the 16 Fridays.After every three…

Punjab Lunar Eclipse Time on August 7, 2017 – Chandra Grahan time in Amritsar – Ludhiana – Jalandar on August 7, 2017

A partial lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Punjab on August 7, 2017. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Bathinda and other towns from 10:53 PM on August 7 to 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017 – as per Indian standard time.
The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.

Raksha Bandhan rituals should be finished 9 hours before the start of Grahan.
Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Punjab Eclipse begins 10:53 PM on August 7 Mid Eclipse is at 11:50 PM on August 7 Eclipse ends at 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017

Kharchi Puja 2017 Date – Kharchi Pooja at Chaturdas Devata Temple in Tripura in 2017

Kharchi Puja is observed at the ChaturdasDevataTemple at Old Agartala or Purana Haveli in Tripura. Kharchi Puja 2017 date is July 1. The highlight of the festival is the bathing ritual of 14 deities worshiped at the temple. The deities are originally tribal and were later adapted into the Hindu fold. All the deities have names in Kok-barok, the tribal language. It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami day in Ashad Month.


The fourteen deities worshipped at the temple are Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Kartikeya, Ganesha, Earth, Ganga, Agni, Kama, Himavan (lord of mountains) and Varuna (god of ocean). The popular and local names of the Fourteen Gods are Hara, Uma, Hari, Ma, Vani, Kumara, Ganapa, Bidhi, Kha, Abdi, Ganga, Sikhi, Kama and Himadri.

Numerous stories about the worship of the fourteen deities can be found in the Rajmala - the archives of the kings of Tripura.

A Story about Kharchi Puja

Legend has it that King Dakshin sensing defeat in a battle with …

Visha Tithi in Hindu Astrology

Visha Tithi in Hindu astrology is considered bad. Auspicious activities are avoided in this yog. The tithi is the result of a combination of certain days and tithi.

Following are the Visha Tithis

Sunday – Chaturthi (fourth day of fortnight) Monday – Sashti (sixth day of a fortnight) Tuesday – Saptami (seventh day of a fortnight) Wednesday – Dwitiya (second day of a fortnight) Thursday – Ashtami (eighth day of a fortnight) Friday – Navami (ninth day of a fortnight) Saturday – Saptami (seventh day of fortnight)

Hindu Festivals in July 2017 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in July 2017

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in July 2017 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

July 1 – Monthly Durga Ashtami fasting
July 1 - Kharchi Puja in Tripura July 4 – Ekadasi Fasting – Devasayani Ekadasi July 4 – Ashadi Ekadasi July 4 – Pandarpur Yatra ends July 4 – Chaturmaas Begins July 4 – Gauri Vrat begins in Gujarat July 6 – Pradosh July 7 – Jayaparvati vrat begins in Gujarat July 9 – Purnima Fasting July 9 – Guru Purnima July 9 – Gauri Vrat ends in Gujarat July 10 – Shravan month begins in North India July 10 – Shravan somvar vrat in North India July 11 – Jayaparvati Jagran July 12 – Sankashti Chaturthi Fasting July 16 – Kalashtami July 16 – Bhanu Saptami July 17 – Shravan somvar vrat in North India July 17 – Karkidaka Masam begins in Kerala (Ramayana Masam) July 17 – Aadi Masam begins in Tamil Calendars July 18 – Shraban month begins in Bengali Ca…

Himachal Pradesh Lunar Eclipse Time on August 7, 2017 – Chandra Grahan time in Shimla – Kangara – Kullu on August 7, 2017

Partial lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Himachal Pradesh on August 7, 2017. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Shimla, Kangra, Chamba, Kullu, Manali and other towns from 10:53 PM on August 7 to 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017 – as per Indian standard time.
The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.

Raksha Bandhan rituals should be finished 9 hours before the start of Grahan.
Detail Timing of Partial Lunar Eclipse in Himachal Pradesh Eclipse begins 10:53 PM on August 7 Mid Eclipse is at 11:50 PM on August 7 Eclipse ends at 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017

Like the python one should be content with what comes unsought – Bhagavatam

Realizing the universe as one in the aspect of Purusha and Prakriti, never praise or blame the action of others.

Desire eclipses all that is good and noble in one’s heart and desirelessness is the gateway to liberation.

Like the python one should be content with what comes unsought.
A man of renunciation should be peaceful, calm, unfathomable, impenetrable and as unaffected by the currents of likes and dislikes as the sea.
– Bhagavatam

Hindu Calendar Today – June 29, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:02 PMon June 29. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:39 PMon June 30. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 29, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time. Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 12:04 AM on June 29. Then onward it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatram till 12:01 AM on June 30.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 7:23 PM on June 29. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram till 8:16 PM on June 30.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is …

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